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Setting Goals as a College Student

Goal setting is a great skill to learn, and if you've never done it before, college is a great time to start. You have built-in units of time in terms of semesters and rising through a four-year program, as well as many concrete measures of success. Working within these parameters can help you shift to goals later where you have to create more scaffolding. The tips below can get you started.

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How to protect your eyes

The health of your eyes is one of the most important things you should be concerned about. If your eyes have poor health, you risk losing your sight or developing other related health problems. However, many people do not know that it only takes simple steps and health practices to protect your eyes. The following are some of the simple ways to protect your eyes.


Welcome Back Jack's

Ice cream, donuts, boba oh my! Jack’s Donuts is back in Muncie after a while. The donut shop from New Castle, Ind made its way to Muncie years ago. However, the shop closed around three years ago. Now, the franchise has a new owner in Muncie and opened its doors to the Ball State University community on Oct. 5. 

Former Las Vegas Raiders head coach Jon Gruden leads a practice August 7, 2018. Gruden resigned Oct. 11 after the National Football League (NFL) investigation into the Washington Football Team for workplace misconduct found Gruden used homophobic, racist and misogynistic slurs in emails as recently as 2018. Gruden was in his fourth year with the Raiders. Louis Briscese/ US Air Force

Kehn: The NFL has answers, they need to step up

Las Vegas Raiders head coach Jon Gruden resigned Oct. 11 after he was discovered to be using homophobic, racist and misogynistic slurs casually as recently as 2018. Gruden is a symptom of a larger illness — one that has plagued the NFL for decades.

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From The Ground Up

Kathy and Jeff Clary were married for several years before they began one of the largest projects a couple can take on: building a house. After planning a small and intimate wedding, it was time for their first major project together.


Homecoming Week at Ball State

On Saturday, October 23, 2021, Ball State University will celebrate 95 years of Homecoming! With this in mind, The Ball State Alumni Association and Homecoming Steering Committee have come together to plan a week-long schedule of events and activities to celebrate the occasion.


Living a Legacy

Students who have followed in their family’s footsteps by attending the same college or university that they have graduated from are known as legacy students. Kate and Sarah Mahnensmith along with their mom, Holly, are examples of legacy students who have a long-standing relationship with Ball State.

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