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Ball State Students Bring Dance Education to Muncie Community Schools

By: Jillian Wilschke— Muncie, IN — One week it might be salsa, the next it could be jazz, but youngsters at local elementary schools are learning about the art of dancing, thanks to the efforts of students like Ball State University’s Ella Donovan. “My favorite part about the project are moments during class when a child genuinely is excited about what we are learning,” said Donovan, a dance major from Crested Butte, Colorado. “That is when the little ones begin smiling uncontrollably…

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Ball State Board of Trustees Approves New Parking Garage, More Green Space on Campus

By: Marc Ransford— MUNCIE, Indiana – Ball State University’s Board of Trustees voted on March 30th to move forward with a new $18 million parking garage as part of a long-term plan to develop a new East Mall and make the campus friendlier to pedestrians and cyclists. During the meeting, the Trustees approved the scope, budget and design of the New York Avenue Parking Structure. Construction of the new garage, which will be adjacent to Studebaker Complex on the eastern…


Muncie Resident Grace Hollars To Photograph Olympic Winter Games

By: Jillian Wilschke— Muncie, IN – Ball State University student Grace Hollars, a resident of Muncie, Indiana, will take her photography skills to South Korea next month to cover the 2018 Olympic Winter Games. Hollars, who is studying photojournalism at Ball State, will report from the games through the university’s Department of Journalism’s immersive learning experience BSU at the Games. The student-run news agency debuted at the London 2012 Olympics and members have been to both the Winter Olympics in Russia…


Legislation Proposed To Allow Ball State University To Manage Muncie Community Schools

By: Geoffrey S. Mearns, President, Ball State University— Muncie, IN—Earlier this afternoon, I testified before the Indiana House Ways and Means Committee. At the hearing, Representative Tim Brown introduced proposed new legislation concerning the future of the Muncie Community Schools (“MCS”). Chairman Brown had conferred with me in the preparation of the proposed legislation, and he offered me the opportunity to share my perspective with the committee. The proposed legislation provides that, on July 1, 2018, Ball State University may assume…