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MUNCIE, MAP CO. LLC OPENING LOCAL STOREFRONT 418 High hopes: First NCAA Tournament bid on the horizon?412

Glory: Ethnic Theatre Alliance sends message of inclusivity. 408

MOVING FORWARD More than 100 students, faculty and community members attended the forum to share thoughts on Schnatter and Board of Trustees.

“We want you to be comfortable here. We want you to feel included here,” Yvonne Thompson, director of the Muncie Human Rights Office, said to a room full of students in Cardinal Hall. In wake of the Ball State Board of

Trustees reversing its decision to remove John Schnatter’s name from the university, Student Government Association (SGA) and Black Student Association (BSA) hosted “Hear Our Stories: A Student Forum” Tuesday evening.

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Ball State athletics kick off fall seasons

Adult high school opens at Excel Center

4Aug. 18: Ball State Athletics hosted its annual Fall Fan Jam at Scheumann Stadium to kick off the 2018 seasons. The free event was open to faculty, staff, students, alumni and Muncie community members. Participants were welcomed with food and drinks, autographed Ball State athletic posters and photo opportunities.

New orange shuttle route added

4Aug. 22: A fourth bus route will now transport students every 25 minutes Monday-Thursday. The bus starts in the south commuter lot and travel to the Anthony apartments, Oakwood building and the baseball parking lot. On Sundays, the route also will return students to campus from Scheumann Stadium and the baseball parking lot.


4Aug. 21: On Tuesday, the Excel Center, a high school for adults, officially opened. The school will provide education to Muncie residents looking to earn their Indiana Core 40 diploma. Tuition is paid for by Goodwill. So far, the school has received over 600 application, which is double its capacity.

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4Aug. 22: Student Government Association (SGA) hosted a mock meeting Wednesday. Students filled the room to pick up applications to become 2018-19 senators. To become a member, students must either obtain 50 signatures or run as an SGA representative in their respective dorm’s Hall Council elections.


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4Aug. 22: One student was transported to IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital Wednesday after a witness said she was hit by a car. Delaware County EMS, University Police and Muncie Fire Department were called to the scene on a report of a pedestrian versus a vehicle around 5:45 p.m. The witness said the victim suffered a broken leg.

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Camp Kesem returns for third summer

“I THINK IT’S Children who have or had parents who are or were affected by cancer visited St. Paul, Indiana, for another summer of Camp Kesem. 405


The Mark III mural and other downtown buildings were tagged last week with graffiti, its origin unknown to artists. Mary Freda Reporter After a string of downtown Muncie buildings were tagged on the night of Aug. 14, Braydee Euliss was nervous. When she found out about the graffiti on the mural on the side of Mark III Taproom, her mind immediately went to: Was the messaging of the aerosol creation against the LGBT community? Did the tagging oppose the months-long project’s mission? The answer, in short, was no. The graffiti that was placed over the downtown mural, which was painted in remembrance of those who lost their lives in the Orlando Pulse nightclub shooting, was not offensive, Euliss, the creative placemaker of the mural, said. “If it were [offensive], we would have gotten rid of it probably the very same day and not in the

prettiest way but just to make sure that nobody had to look at it anymore. But that’s not the content of the tagging. So, we feel like we have a little bit more time to plan and do it the right way,” Euliss said. In 2016, We’re Trying Collective — a group of artists living and working in Muncie — announced its first project “On the Mark, For the City,” a mural on the side of Mark III Taproom, Indiana’s oldest LGBT bar. Though the content of the tag isn’t offensive, the mural is intricate. It took months of planning and two months to paint. However, Euliss said the silver lining of the graffiti is the community is still invested in helping with the project. The mural was a “love note” to the city in the aftermath of the Orlando Pulse nightclub shooting, project co-founder Faith Kellermeyer told The Daily News in 2017.


City may get its own branch of EMS services

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Doctor provides services in Honduras A doctor at Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital has traveled to the Honduras more than 10 times to provide surgeries for those in need. 407





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SGA President Isaac Mitchell and BSA treasurer Avery Haynes moderated the conversation while students shared their opinions, answering questions like: “What are your thoughts on the use of the N-word generally,” “As far as the African American Community itself, does this make you rethink the way we reuse the N-word,” “What are your thoughts on how the board originally handled the John Schnatter situation,” “How do you guys feel about President Mearns’ statement,” “How do we all feel after the new statement,” “How do we feel about Ball State’s efforts to be a diverse and inclusive environment” and “How do we move forward as a community?”

Moving forward One-by-one, students were handed microphones to share their opinions on Schnatter, the Board, President Geoffrey Mearns and what the community can do to move forward. KeAyra Williams, BSA president, presented the audience with a list of actions the university could take to show support for the students in wake of the Schnatter decision. The list included three main phases, including a symbolic justice phase and two restorative justice phases. Each phase listed five steps the university or Schnatter could take to support minority students on campus. Out of each list, the symbolic justice list has the most items completed, including removing Schnatter’s name from the Institute of Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise and returning Schnatter’s funds. During the Ball State Board of Trustees meeting Aug. 16, the board voted 8-1 to take the previously mentioned actions.

business and auxiliary services, said in an email through Ransford, the university, per the request of Papa John’s International Inc. July 25, removed branding from pizza and breadstick boxes and menu boards prior to reopening Aug. 15. Similar to BSA’s original statement following the board’s initial response Aug. 3, the Restorative Justice Phase I suggests Schnatter should donate money to university’s new Multicultural Center. However, many in the audience disagreed, saying having Schnatter donate money toward the facility would be contradictory. “I think that Ball State is doing just enough to stay level. They’re doing just enough. They can say we have a Multicultural Center, but no one’s going to look it up and see what it looks like. They can say we have diversity, have this percentage of students of color, but are we intermingling? Are we getting to know each other? It’s just enough to save face, it’s just enough to look OK,” said a 4-year Multicultural Center employee.

Student opinions During most of the forum, students shared their opinions on the Schnatter situation at the university level. Students cited the Board’s decision to rescind its original statement as disingenuous because of the emailed statement’s tone. However, students like Residence Hall Association President Kathy Berryhill showed

Yvonne Thompson, director of the Muncie Human Rights Office spoke up at the SGA and BSA “Hear Our Stories: A Student Forum” event Tuesday, Aug. 21, in the L.A. Pittenger Student Center. REBECCA SLEZAK, DN support for President Mearns following the Board’s statement. “Initially, I wasn’t surprised by the Board’s statement. I was incredibly disappointed because we boast about Beneficence and diversity and inclusion and it just reiterated a lot of other experiences that I’ve had on this campus that I still,

for some odd reason, call home,” Berryhill said. “I wasn’t surprised, as I said. When Mearns issued his statement, however, it felt like he was a man who was backed into a corner because the Board is, they’re his bosses, so it felt like he wanted to say that he disagreed, but he couldn’t because they were the ones that could fire him initially.” Additionally, Berryhill mentioned the removal of Schnatter’s name from the university was Mearns’ idea. “I think Mearns was deeply disappointed in the university as well because every time I’ve chatted with him about what he feels at Ball State, he says he wants to make it a home and he says that he wants all of his students to feel welcome,” she said. Though students were the primary source of opinions during the forum, administrators Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Services Ro Ann Royer Engle and Vice President of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services Kay Bales also attended the meeting. “We really came out to listen and hear what particularly students had to share, and we, I think, always feel grateful and empowered when students share with us what they’re thinking, but moreover, I think it was really important to listen to the students talk about the actions they can take,” Bales said. Contact Mary Freda with comments at or on Twitter @Mary_Freda1.

We really came out to listen and hear what particularly students had to share, and we, I think, always feel grateful and empowered when students share with us what they’re thinking...” - KAY BALES, Vice President of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services

The list also includes Schnatter delivering an in-person, open and honest apology to students and removing Papa John’s Pizza from the Atrium, which the university doesn’t plan on doing. “We will not be closing the Papa John’s operation on campus. Papa John’s Pizza - the corporation has made significant corporate changes in the wake of circumstances surrounding John Schnatter’s statement. We do not want to further economically impact workers who are part of local franchises,” university spokesperson Marc Ransford said. Julie Hopwood, associate vice president for

Isaac Mitchell, SGA president, posed questions to students at the SGA and BSA “Hear Our Stories: A Student Forum” Tuesday, Aug. 21, in the L.A. Pittenger Student Center. The forum was in response to the university’s response of John Schnatter’s use of the N-word. REBECCA SLEZAK, DN

Camp Kesem back for 3rd year




The camp gives kids who are or were affected by parental cancer a chance to have fun.

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For one week each summer, the Flat Rock River YMCA campgrounds in St. Paul, Indiana, is swarmed with dozens of children who share a desire to simply have fun. Camp Kesem, which Ball State hosts a local chapter of, is a nationwide organization that hosts free summer camps for children whose parent or parents are or were affected by cancer. The first camp started at Stanford University in 2000 and has now expanded to more than 100 chapters in 40 states. Ball State’s chapter started with 17 campers and has grown by about 20 members each year, with 52 campers present in July. Megan Cater, a director and 2018 alumna, said the new goal is to reach up to 55 campers. Cater said the camp directors want to be able to reach as many kids as possible because the number of people affected by cancer is always growing. A 2010 American Cancer Society study shows an estimated 2.85 million children have a parent who has survived cancer. An estimated 562,000 children are living with a parent going through the early phases of cancer treatment, and Kesem hopes to help kids cope with those scenarios. “We’re able to see these kids come out the other side and that’s what we’re here for, to help them get through this process,” said Cater, who is now pursuing a master’s in applied behavioral analysis at Ball State. Mary Blanke, junior nursing major and a director of the chapter, described the camp as a YMCA camp on steroids. The campers and staff engage in typical camp activities like swimming, ziplining, sports, arts and crafts and nature adventures. Kesem is the Hebrew word for “magic,” which Cater said was fitting as the camp is a magical experience for the children. An important activity the kids participate in each day is cabin chat, where the campers are given the opportunity to talk about their experiences. The chats range from simply getting to know each other better or speaking about the reason they are at the camp. “It’s so inspiring hearing all their stories just because you don’t know what they’re going through,” Blanke said. “You see how resilient these kids are and how willing to take on life and what it’s throwing at them.” It is not a requirement for a counselor to have been affected by cancer, however, they are also

Who gives to Ball State? Camp Kesem counselors welcome campers during the summer in St. Paul, Indiana. CAMP KESEM, PHOTO PROVIDED able to share their stories if they were. “I think that everyone involved has found such a home in Kesem because it’s just so welcoming and allows you to be who you are,” Blanke said. Campers open up throughout the week, Blanke said, thanks to activities and the cabin chat. “I think a lot of the kids do come in with underlying burdens and a lot of stress, but here they’re just able to be kids,” Blanke said. “That is what keeps me motivated and inspires me because I see how much fun they have and I see the joy in their faces.” Cater, whose mom passed away from cancer, said she understands the stress that kids face in their daily lives. “I know I’ve had to mature a lot quicker because my mom was sick, but that’s given me so much more insight in who I want to be, and I think a lot of these kids have gone through the same thing,” Cater said. “They’re really able to see different aspects of their lives in different ways.” Cater said working at Kesem changed her whole trajectory for her education. Working with kids at Kesem gave her experience in the field and reaffirmed why she wants to work with kids in her career. “Having this experience of leading other college students while also helping children cope with what they’re going through really hit home with me and made me realize what I wanted to do,” Cater said. The counselors’ contact with campers doesn’t end with the week-long camp. Throughout the year, they send video messages, e-mails, letters and care packages, especially for birthdays or during difficult times like the death of a parent. “We want to be that support throughout the year, [even] when we’re not at camp,” Blanke said. Registration for camp returners opens January and new camper registration opens in February. Contact Andrew Harp with comments at or on Twitter @adharp24.

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As of Monday, We’re Trying Collective has yet to form a cleanup plan. However, Euliss said there are multiple factors to restoring the mural, like coordinating schedules and planning around the weather. “Our plan is to just make sure that we have enough paint for all of the colors and just get out

Our plan is to just make sure that we have enough paint for all of the colors and just get out there with a lot of paint brushes and it’s basically coloring in the lines at this point.” - BRAYDEE EULISS, Executive director, Muncie Arts and Culture Council there with a lot of paint brushes and it’s basically coloring in the lines at this point,” said Euliss, who also is the executive director for the Muncie Arts and Culture Council.

While Euliss said she is confident the colors will be able to cover the graffiti, the next step is possibly looking into an anti-graffiti coating. The coating was considered during the early stages of the project, however, the group ultimately decided against it because the wall hadn’t been tagged previously. Although Euliss is unsure of where the graffiti is from, she said she doesn’t think it’s someone from the Muncie community because of how much respect community members show for the effort that was put into the mural. “I think that it’s vandalism and I think that calling it graffiti is a disservice to graffiti artists who care about their craft and would never tag over someone else’s work,” Euliss said. Other downtown locations, including Pridemark Construction, an apartment building on Charles Street and a brick wall on Mace Boulevard were tagged with similar graffiti. Marketing and Contract Administrator at Pridemark, Meagan Fisher, said the graffiti was discovered by Rachel Hickey, the company’s controller, around 6 a.m. Aug. 15. A few hours later, Fisher said the company was able to cover the graffiti, which displayed the letters “GCD” and the phrase “fake culture.” According to police reports obtained by The Daily News, a 24-ounce, white spray paint can was recovered from the crime scene. Muncie Police Chief Joe Winkle said the department will not undergo an investigation. Contact Mary Freda with comments at or on Twitter @Mary_Freda1.

The mural on the side of the Mark III Taproom and other downtown buildings in Muncie were found vandalized Aug. 15. The pieces of artwork were tagged on Aug. 14. MARY FREDA, DN

City of Muncie considering bids for private EMS services


Andrew Harp Assistant News Editor Bids to make a Muncie sector of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) were due to the city Wednesday morning. On Aug. 1, the city of Muncie published a Request for Proposal in the Star Press asking any private EMS services to propose their services and costs to the city in a bid format. Now, the city will accept the lowest bidder for either a fire-based EMS division or on an independent contractual basis to the city. If approved, the new EMS service would not necessarily replace Delaware County EMS, just create a Muncie section. Last year, an ordinance was introduced that would make the Muncie Fire Department responsible for EMS calls in the city. Muncie Mayor Dennis Tyler, a former firefighter himself, said this ordinance would lead to a yearly profit of $1.2 million in comparison to the $36,000 in profit Delaware County EMS made last year. However, Mike Harris, a certified financial planner with 19 years of experience, was asked by Delaware County EMS if he could crunch the numbers proposed in the ordinance. He presented his findings, which included a few discrepancies at the Jan. 8 Muncie City Council meeting. Harris said self-pay, out-of-pocket EMS services per run would make for greater profit, but only 891 runs out of 10,433 runs in 2016 were self-pay. This means around 91 percent of runs were paid by medicare, medicaid or private pay insurance. Because of this discrepancy, the ordinance was met with hostility by members of the community and was eventually tabled at the request of Tyler. After its tabling, the ordinance expired, and no new ordinances have been introduced since then. “The idea for fire-based EMS for the City of Muncie is not something that I just considered recently or I took lightly,” Tyler said at the meeting.

Tyler said this new ordinance would lead to better emergency response times and also correct fiscal unfairness to taxpayers. The first group to respond to an emergency situation, Tyler said, is firefighters. They often perform early care and don’t receive “not one penny” of compensation for their work while Delaware County EMS does, he said. These new bids are a revitalization of the previous ordinance and could lead to a private EMS company, fire-based or not, in the city. Jim Chriswell, who has 24 years of paramedic experience, said the introduction of a private EMS company in Muncie would complicate things. This bid, he said, would still not provide a suitable EMS service for the city. Chriswell said Delaware County EMS had around 16,000 calls made to the company last year. He is worried a new company taking over EMS services would not provide the same level of experience and knowledge the company has had since 1977. “Experience means everything in this field. We’ve got a lot of guys that’s over 15 to 20 years experience. That’s some of our worries with another company coming in. They’re not going to have the experience we have,” Chriswell said. In addition to an affect on experience, Chriswell said the introduction of a private service may also alter the number of people employed at the company, response times, agreements made with other EMS services in the county and the location of the stations in Yorktown, Muncie and Ball Memorial Hospital. From the experience of his colleagues, Chriswell said private companies also have trouble keeping the work roster full due to lower pay. “They think if you call 911 you get an ambulance and everything is going to be OK. They don’t realize the skill set difference,” he said.

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IU Health Ball Memorial plastic surgeon travels nearly

3,000 MILES to care for patients

Mary Freda Reporter When Linda Camp was in her 20s, she was frustrated with her children’s’ pediatrician, so she went to medical school. When she graduated, she went back and thanked her pediatrician for all of her hard work. When Camp started to practice in 1998, however, the specialist in plastic and reconstructive surgery at IU Health Ball Memorial couldn’t imagine the journey she would take more than ten times over 13 years. In 2005, Camp began to make annual trips to the mountainous city of Santa Rosa de Copan, Honduras, as a part of a mission team with Medical Equipment Modernization Opportunity (MEMO) and Central American Medical Outreach (CAMO). “I believe when you are blessed with so much that it is your responsibility to give back,” said Camp, who is of the Christian faith. Though Camp no longer works with MEMO, she continues to travel with CAMO, which

I think it also gave me a broader ability to be open minded and I say that because, you know, I went there with this idea that we’re the biggest and the best and we do it right and we want everybody to understand how we do it. And that’s really not the way to make progress.” - LINDA CAMP, Plastic and reconstructive surgery specialist provides more than 140,000 life-saving services annually, according to its website. Camp, along with a 30-60-person team, flies to the Central American country. After they load their luggage, the team piles into an old school bus, traveling on roads peppered with potholes that could swallow the bus.

During her time there, Camp assists in 25-30 surgeries during her week-long journey. However, the most rewarding surgery, she said, was around 2007 and came in the form of a young mother and her baby who had severe facial deformities. Now, the mother-son duo visits Camp almost every time she’s in the country. “He had the bilateral facial clefts as mouth extended toward his ears. He had the little ear tags, had a cleft lip in the middle, also cleft palate — so

Linda Camp takes annual trips to Santa Rosa de Copan, Honduras, to give surgeries to those in nee. The trip takes Camp and her colleagues 2,800 miles across the world. EMILY WRIGHT, DN



Dr. Linda Camp (left) and office staff at IU Health Ball Memorial Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery Hospital stand in her office at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital on Aug. 17. MARY FREDA, DN severe facial deformities — and that baby, through a course of about three years and each year doing an additional surgery, has just become a vibrant young man who I’ve had the privilege to see and follow up,” she said. “I mean he still has some scars on his face, but all of these things are closed. These were all, not just cosmetic, but I mean the appearance of his face was so improved that he has really developed to be the person he would have been without being ostracized by his deformities.” Before a day of consultations and surgeries, Camp and the rest of the CAMO team eats a devotional breakfast at the hotel. Then, Camp, along with a group of other medical professionals, make the 10-block-long, cobblestone walk to the hospital, Hospital de Occidente. On average, Camp said she and her colleagues spend about 12 hours a day working but have put in up to 16-hour days, not including the times the team has been called to the hospital for an emergency.

“I went with the idea that the U.S. is so far above everyone else with our knowledge and our scientific skills and abilities and I found that not to be the same as I thought it should have been. Their doctors are excellent, we just have better resources,” Camp said. “So, in that regard, a thirdworld country has financial deficits that we do not often experience here and for that reason, some of the care that they have is not what we would want for ourselves or our family. I think the people are kind and gracious and hard workers.” In addition to opening her eyes to the medical landscape in a third-world country, Camp said the trips opened her up to progress. “I think it also gave me a broader ability to be open minded and I say that because, you know, I went there with this idea that we’re the biggest and the best and we do it right and we want everybody to understand how we do it. And that’s really not the way to make progress,” Camp said.

“The way to make progress is to understand the environment you’re in and work in that environment with the resources there to make improvements, and it was really an eye-opener to me.” In addition to completing surgeries and consultations, those who travel with CAMO help assist the visiting hospital through tasks like repairing sterilization cloths. Though Camp makes the trip once a year, she has coordinated efforts to donate supplies to the hospital. “IU Ball Memorial has supported my efforts because of extra stuff that we don’t use. So, in our OR, we have a reprocessing plan that if something is not usable for whatever reason, it gets put into a donation box,” Camp said. “Those donations were things that I was able to utilize, take to my trip, like gloves and gowns and some certain medications, suture material and stuff like that.” Contact Mary Freda with comments at or on Twitter @Mary_Freda1.




Ethnic Theatre Alliance performance of ‘Glory’ sends messages of inclusivity Brynn Mechem News Editor

Following the Board of Trustee’s decision to remove John Schnatter’s name from the university, the Ethnic Theatre Alliance (ETA), along with help from students, faculty and alumni, performed “Glory” from the movie “Selma” at Friday’s opening ceremony. Friday’s performance came after President Geoffrey Mearns reached out to Bill Jenkins, department chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance. Mearns said during the opening that he knew he would be expected to speak about Schnatter, but he wasn’t sure the best way to do so. “I had spoken to Bill on that Friday afternoon, the day the Board’s statement was released. Bill was disappointed. Bill was frustrated. Nevertheless, I thought that Bill would be willing to help me,” Mearns said during Friday’s ceremony. “I told Bill that I was searching for the right words to communicate my thoughts to all of you. I told him that the lyrics to a song written and performed by James Taylor best captured my hopes, my thoughts, my emotions.” The song Mearns chose was “Shed a Little Light,” though after hearing from students and colleagues, Jenkins told Mearns that wasn’t the song his students would perform. His students and the ETA instead opted to sing “Glory.” “While the James Taylor song is terrific song, as the president noted, it is a song that was written many years ago and it doesn’t necessarily speak to students today in a way that it did back when it was originally written,” Jenkins said. When Mearns first heard of the students’ choice, he hesitated. “Frankly, I preferred my selection because I wanted a song that communicated my thoughts, my sentiments, but I quickly realized that the students’ selection was the better route,” Mearns said. “I realized that it was time for me to do more listening.” Jenkins said the students chose the song for three reasons: it resonated in the current times, it was written by African Americans — John Legend and Common — and it communicated a message of moving forward. Before the group sang, Olivia Evans, the president of ETA, spoke. She first thanked Mearns for allowing the group to perform but expressed she and the group’s feelings toward the initial decision. “As members of the Ball State community, we pledge to value the intrinsic worth of every member of the community. We are important. And when we are made to feel we do not matter, we deserve to talk about that and we deserve to be hurt by that,” Evans said during Friday’s ceremony. “We deserve to be respected and to learn from the differences in people, ideas and opinions. We deserve to have the glory of our voices be heard.”

The Ethnic Theater Alliance performed “Glory” from the movie “Selma” during Friday’s opening convocation at Emens Auditorium. PROVIDED BY BALL STATE UNIVERSITY

Ball State President Geoffrey Mearns speaks at Opening Convocation Friday, Aug. 17, in Emens Auditorium. PROVIDED

Students in the Ethnic Theater Alliance raise their fists during the performance of “Glory” during Ball State’s opening convocation Friday, Aug. 17, at Emens Auditorium. PROVIDED PHOTO BY BALL STATE UNIVERSITY

The crowd gave a standing ovation when the alliance finished its rendition of the song with their fists in the air. Toward the end of the performance Jenkins joined his students on stage, along with 15 other faculty members. “I’ve been here now for close to 20 years and I can say it was one of the most prideful moments I’ve had in my institution,” he said. “For me it was

a prideful moment because I felt very much like we stood up for what we believed in both a very clear and respectful way.” And while he said Friday’s message was powerful, Jenkins hopes the message will continue in the future. “The work is just beginning. My hope is that we’ve moved the university to a collective place


of being able to move forward in an effective way so that we’re focused on how do we move forward now and make all of our students and faculty and staff and members of the university community feel welcomed and included.” Contact Brynn Mechem with comments at or on Twitter @BrynnMechem.





STUDENTS A large number of students went to the Field Sports Building for the Activity Fair on Aug. 18. Lucas Munson (bottom left), a member of Ball State Spectrum, greets students with merchandise. Spectrum educates the Ball State and Muncie community on LGBT issues and culture. Paul Atandoh (bottom right), a member of the African Student Association, talks with students at the Activity Fair. REBECCA SLEZAK, DN




Ball State University President Geoffrey Mearns speaks to the class of 2022 Sunday, Aug. 19, in Emens Auditorum during the Freshman Convocation. ERIC PRITCHETT, DN

The class of 2022 sits in Emens Auditorium Sunday, Aug. 19, and watches a video recap of welcome week. ERIC PRITCHETT, DN

Isaac Mitchell, president of Student Government Association, leads Emens Auditorium in the Beneficence Pledge during the Freshman Convocation Sunday, Aug. 19, in Emens Auditorum. ERIC PRITCHETT, DN





Bonzi Wells: From Ball State to the NBA


The man, the myth, the Muncie Legend: Bonzi Wells. Along with holding the title of Mid-American Conference all-time point leader, Wells also had a successful stint in the NBA playing for five teams in 11 seasons.

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LESSONS TO PREVENT LOSS Hollywood’s death shines light on mental health, suicide prevention

Field Hockey to open year with new coach Field Hockey kicks off its 2018 season in Oxford, OH as they take on Saint Francis before heading home Sunday to face IU. Stephanie Bernthal will make her debut as head coach for the Cardinals.

Women’s Golf “Our program continues to feel the pain of Zach’s loss,” Tyson Mathews said. “[It] heals slowly with time, but never vanishes.” On Aug. 22, 2017, 19-year-old Zach Hollywood was found to have died by suicide in his Muncie Varsity House apartment. The student-athlete’s death is reflective of the National Institute of Mental Health’s most recent findings in 2016 — suicide was the second leading

cause of death of 15 to 24-year-olds in the United States, behind only unintentional injury. As the anniversary of Hollywood’s death approached, Mathews, assistant director of athletic communications, said members of the men’s basketball team would not directly comment, but would continue to honor his memory while preparing for the upcoming season.

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Young core set to lead women’s golf Women’s Golf comes into this season with a new look welcoming five freshman onto the roster. The Cardinals tee off their 2018 season Sept. 3 in the Flyer Challenge.





Ball State soccer hungry for history

The Cardinals are looking for their first ever NCAA tournament appearance after falling just short of the MAC Championship game last season. Olivia Adams Reporter After a double overtime loss to Toledo in the Mid-American Conference tournament, the Cardinals return to the field with goals of winning the MAC championship and a first ever NCAA tournament bid. “The girls are going to put their experience from the past couple years into the play this year,” head coach Craig Roberts said. “We definitely feel like we have a missing link of the story. I feel like we have been on the verge of doing that the past couple years, and we just need to get around that last corner to finish the story.” This season’s captains are seniors Tristan Stuteville, Lauren Roll and Taylor Pooley. Stuteville held a 0.40 goals against average and maintained a save percentage of .895 last season, including a shutout against Akron. Roll was second in scoring

on the team last season with four goals and was a finalist for the NCAA HERO of the Week award. Pooley logged 1,821 minutes in her sophomore campaign and was part of a Cardinals defensive unit that was ranked 25 in goals against average in 2016. According to Roberts, he believes the trio has what it takes to bring the team a MAC Championship. “The captains will ensure there is a high level of competitiveness within practice and will also be exemplary both on and off the field for the team,” Roberts said. “As we explained to them, it is very lonely in regards to leadership roles, but good teams need individuals that are accepting of that loneliness at the top and can do the right thing and be a good example to follow.” In the last few seasons, Ball State soccer has grown quickly and efficiently. Since 2013, the Cardinals have had 10 or more wins and less than seven losses each season. This includes back-toback MAC regular season championships in 2015

and 2016. From here, the Cardinals are looking to continue this upward trend. “In the last five years, the program has evolved

The girls are going to put their experience from the past couple years into the play this year.” - CRAIG ROBERTS, Soccer head coach by bettering every season; either they have more wins or finished in a better place in the tournament,” Roberts said. “The next logical step would [be

The Ball State Soccer team takes a break in between drills at the Anthony Recreation Fields on Aug. 22. Team will face Eastern Kentucky on Friday. JACK HART, DN

to] win the MAC tournament and advance to the NCAA tournament. That is the next step we need to take in order to make the program go forward.” With the confidence for success and strong veteran leadership, the Cardinals are aiming to make history this season. “I think that this team is very excited and very ambitious and I think that we have a lot of good, young talent coming in and it has already impacted the team,” Roberts said. “I think everybody is channeling their experience and their determination. We have already bonded very quickly and we are very close. I think the future is very bright for us.” The Cardinals will face off against Eastern Kentucky Friday before taking on Morehead State Sunday. Contact Olivia Adams at or on Twitter @olivia_adams5




Suicide Prevention Lifeline, told The Wall Street Journal that calls to the suicide hotline jumped 25 percent after the suicides of Bourdain and Spade.

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Warning signs of those who may be considering suicide include: • Withdrawal and isolation from family and friends • Having feelings of hopelessness, helplessness and worthlessness • Acting secretive, impulsive or aggressive • Giving away prized possessions • Increase in alcohol and substance abuse

“The tragedy of Zach’s unfulfilled promise will always be cause for sadness,” Mathews said. “Last year was certainly a difficult one emotionally, but we are proud of the way our team banded together. We are strong as a basketball family and ready for another year.” For decades, the suicide rate among college athletes remained largely unknown. So, the NCAA, noting a growing concern about studentathletes’ mental health, commissioned a study that was first published in 2015, to attempt to quantify the rate of suicide among college athletes. According to the study, over a nine-year period, 35 of the 477 student-athlete deaths were identified as suicides, a lower rate than that of the general population. “While there can be some stigma around seeking mental health services for athletes, some recent studies have pointed to a decrease in

Our program continues to feel the pain of Zach’s loss. [It] heals slowly with time, but never vanishes.” - TYSON MATHEWS, Assistant director of athletic communications

mental health stigma for athletes in recent years,” said Bill Betts, Ball State director of counseling and health services. “The message for athletes and other specialty groups is really the same. If you or someone you know is struggling with thoughts of suicide, please get help.” Hollywood majored in special education and was an active member of Indiana’s Best Buddies program. He, along with other volunteers involved with Best Buddies, offered one-to-one friendship and leadership development, positively impacting more than 55,000 individuals with and without disabilities throughout the state. Alex Renchen, head basketball coach at Bradley-Bourbonnais Community High School, said a great memory of Hollywood was when he did the “Wobble” on stage during a Best Buddies talent show. “Zach was a great kid who cared about his classmates and teammates,” Renchen said. “Zach put others first.” Hollywood was entering his second year at Ball State as a redshirt freshman on the men’s basketball team. While his time was short, he had already positively impacted his teammates. Members of the team expressed their thoughts on Twitter following Hollywood’s passing. “Not just a teammate but my best friend and my brother,” senior center Trey Moses tweeted in


Ball State Basketball forward Zack Hollywood died Aug. 22, 2017. BALL STATE ATHLETICS, PHOTO PROVIDED 2017. “I love you bro, watch over me.” “Words can’t even explain how hurt I am to lose the teammate, a friend, and a brother!” former guard Jeremie Tyler tweeted in 2017. “We love you Hollywood! You will always be a part of us Zach!” Betts said an event, like a suicide, can affect people differently as some may express sadness or anger while others may not be sure how to feel. “Whatever people feel, it is important to give them space to grieve in their own way,” Betts said. “However, for some people who may have already been thinking about suicide, hearing about someone else who died by suicide can make it seem like an option for them.” The suicide deaths of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain and designer Kate Spade shocked the nation over the summer, contributing to concerns that copycat actions could increase. John Draper, executive director of the National

The most important sign, Betts added, is expressing thoughts of suicide. “When a person expresses thoughts of suicide, the most important thing you can do is take them seriously and acknowledge that a threat of suicide is a plea for help,” Betts said. “It is important to be available to listen, to talk, and show you are concerned.” For those who may be struggling, there are multiple mental health resources in the community and on campus, including the Ball State Counseling Center. The center, located in Lucina Hall, offers a variety of services for students, including group counseling, skills workshops, individual counseling, self-help materials, psychological testing and psychiatric consultation. Students with urgent mental health needs are usually seen within one day, Betts said. Others with less critical needs may not be seen as quickly, but will receive care. Emergency care is always available by calling 911. “The number one priority of the Counseling Center is the mental health of Ball State students,” Betts said. Mathews echoed Betts’ message. “The passing of a young person with such a bright future is something we hope no one ever has to deal with,” Mathews said. “Our program urges anyone thinking of harming themselves to seek the help of friends, family and mental health professionals who are available and eager to assist.” Contact Allie Kirkman at or on Twitter @alliekirkman15 and Zach Piatt with comments at

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Women’s Volleyball looks toward veterans for successful season run 13 Cardinals return to the court after the most successful season since 2013 Gabi Glass Reporter Following a winning record of 19-11 last season, Ball State Women’s Volleyball looks to keep moving forward as the 2018 season begins. With 13 returning players on the roster, the team has a familiarity with one another and that shows on the court. Senior outside hitter Ellie Dunn led the team in kills last season with 325. Sets played were led by junior Kate Avila with 118 and senior Emily Holland with 117. The familiar faces made crucial impacts on the team’s performance in the

2017 season. Head coach Kelli Miller has no doubt that these veterans will make big contributions once again. “Regardless of the number of returning players, every team every year is different,” Miller said. “We are focusing on being the best versions of ourselves. That really makes the biggest impact.” This year’s freshmen include Reece Kral, who added some fire to the team in the pre-season match with a couple kills to start off her career with the Cardinals. Other freshmen include Esther Grussing as a setter and Cathryn Starck, a defensive specialist.

Veteran leadership on the frontline from players such as junior Meg Starling and sophomore Sydnee VanBeek bring experience from a season ago. VanBeek played a pivotal role up front with 200 kills in 93 sets played last year. Starling compiled 126 kills in 78 sets and stuffed 20 blocks. “Consistency is a focal point,” said Miller. “We want to play aggressive and consistently, and we will do well.” To end the regular season last year, Cardinals finished with five consecutive wins, including two five-sets wins and a 3-0 sweep against Akron. However, the season ended when Western

Michigan knocked off the Cardinals with a 3-2 win in the MAC Tournament November 17. After a 3-0 win against the University of Indianapolis Friday, the Cardinals are gearing up for the Dayton Invitational this Saturday facing off against the likes of Marshall, South Alabama and host, Dayton. “This team is hungry this year and they’re working hard,” Miller said. “I think our match versus UIndy showed them that their hard work is paying off.” Contact Gabi with comments at or on Twitter @gabiglass.

Cross Country

Ball State focuses on freshmen core under new leadership

Head coach Rachel McFarlane hopes to build program for successful future Oliva Adams Reporter

Runner Lauren Whitehouse runs for the finish line during the Butler Twilight meet at Northview Church Sept. 1, in Carmel, IN. Whitehouse finished 28th in the 5K with a time of 20:02.2. KYLE CRAWFORD, DN

Coming off an 11 place finish at the 2017 Mid-American Conference Championship meet, Ball State Cross Country has made major adjustments on the coaching front with the appointment of Rachel McFarlane from assistant to head coach. Prior to Ball State, McFarlane spent two seasons at North Florida, where she coached the Ospreys to two Atlantic Sun titles in men’s and women’s cross country. After last season’s finish, McFarlane believes the Cardinals have changed for the better. “I think we are definitely, as a team, in a totally different spot than last year,” McFarlane said. “I think girls knew what needed to be done this summer, so their prep coming into the season was better. I’ve only spent two weeks with them, and the progress I have seen in these two weeks are great. We will surprise a lot of people.” With McFarlane stepping in, the team plans on building on their freshman core to eventually get to the goal of winning a MAC Championship.

Veterans on the team have also keyed into building for the future. “We always talk about how we want to win a MAC Championship, but will that be in our time to come?” junior Maritza Rodriguez said. “Probably not, but we want to set the freshmen up and all the future generations to come with a goal that really started when we were here.” Not only have the vets worked with the newcomers on the field, but off the field as well. According to Rodriguez, the team has held a strong connection early in the season and looks to carry that into the fall schedule. “The team dynamic, first of all, this year is amazing,” Rodriguez said “We all click really well and we have this team goal that we haven’t even spoken of and it’s just there. Last year we spoke this team goal, but we never really felt the spirit of it. But this year it all came naturally.” The Cardinals kick off the season at the Butler Twilight meet Aug. 31 facing the likes of other instate competition in Butler, IUPUI, Purdue Fort Wayne, UIndy, Marian and Wabash. Contact Oliva with comments at or on Twitter @Olivia_Adams5.




Kennedi Barnett is a sophomore journalism and telecommunications major and creates illustrations for The Daily News. Her views do not necessarily agree with those of the newspaper. Contact Kennedi at

Finding Beneficence

To Dare Greatly

Garrett Looker is a senior journalism major and writes “Finding Beneficence” for the Daily News. His views do not necessarily agree with those of the newspaper. Write to Garrett at Garrett It’s the first night of the last year of my time here at Ball State Looker Columnist, University. Tonight, I’m alone. I felt that that needed to happen, Finding Beneficence so I drove.

Through the darkness of a mid-August night, past the Bell Tower, down University Avenue and over east by the river, I eventually found myself with Benny. Behind the statue of Beneficence, silhouetted by the lights, and the museum to my right, I shifted into park. The night began to seep in along with the thoughts, playing against the backdrop of crickets and a train’s whistle blaring on the night’s horizon — the sounds of a world beyond me, going somewhere grand and distant.

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It’s hard to comprehend that this is the beginning of the end; that here and now, with only myself and Benny, the museum and the train in the distance, I come to think again that my time is draining, being swept away like a beach’s sand with each tide. We spend each day bettering ourselves for work and careers to obtain some monetary value of success, but life’s true currency is time. No matter what we do, we cannot stop it from fading away as we move forward. But that is what makes it all the more important. Each day in this “college life” is a moment that we have the ability to cherish and make something great out of. It’s times like these I’m reminded of my first moment at Ball State, when I stood alone in my room for the first time, surrounded by pieces of my past life. The sun streamlined through the window and filled the space, making it seem as though the room was limitless and that the walls extended out until forever. In that moment, just as I am now, I was scared. I was excited. I was full of wonder. Most importantly, though, I was ready to dream of where my life was going, somewhere far and distant. The reality of these moments, however, is that they are not as grand as we oftentimes see them to be. By the end of my first year, I could feel just how small that room was. The sunlight still shined through the window, but the walls continued to creep in, reminding me that my world was closing in. I feel that now, as I near graduation and a life of uncertainty, a journey into the unknown. I wonder if I’ll be good enough, if I’ll be able to best the world that I’m given. Here I am in my last year, the final chapter, and I’m having the same thoughts as everyone else. Maybe others are wondering what their first year of college will be like, if they’ll be good enough to cut it at this stage. Maybe we’re all a little scared of the future. But maybe, just like that train on the horizon -- maybe we’re headed for somewhere grand and distant. It doesn’t matter where we are in this life, be it our first day, or our final moment when we say goodbye to everything we’ve created here. What matters is what we believe in. What matters is if we are willing to dare greatly. That first night of my last year was one of those moments where I wished I could pause time, stop the earth from spinning, just so that I could hold on to it for a second longer. In a way, that yearning to stop time represented my emotions and hopes of this thing we call the college experience. Oftentimes we find ourselves weighed down by the monotony of our daily struggles. But what this time is truly about, what this chapter of our lives means, is to live fully and to dare greatly, to dream without borders and to push reality’s limits. In moments like that one, the one that I found Beneficence in, I remember to dream.


The Bad Internship Internships are a great opportunity for students to get experience in their desired career path. But they don’t always go as planned. Audrey Bowers is a senior creative writing major and writes “Adult-ish” for The Daily News. Her views do not necessarily agree with those of the newspaper. Write to Audrey at There’s a difference between explaining what you want from a person and ripping someone’s work apart for the sake of doing so. After a few months of being a remote, social media intern, Audrey it felt as though everything Bowers changed. At first I was so Columnist, excited and passionate about Adult-ish the projects I’d get to work on. I felt like my bosses were really open to my ideas and that I was valued. A few months later, I no longer enjoyed doing the work I was assigned; I no longer felt like it was making an impact. Very few of the tasks seemed even slightly related to my job description. In addition, my work was nitpicked relentlessly. It felt as though my work was never good enough and wouldn’t be. I remember my boss talking negatively about other employees; it wouldn’t surprise me if she talked about me as well. At the beginning of the internship, I was thrilled. I assumed that I would get paid to write. In addition to not feeling valued by my bosses, I wasn’t paid consistently and clear expectations weren’t set until I was applying for other internships for the fall. After telling my boss that I most wasn’t going to continue as an intern for the fall, the work became even more tedious and it felt as though I was being punished for seeking out other opportunities. Eventually I quit. My former boss wasn’t happy about it, but I knew that it was the right decision. A few days later, I felt better about the situation, relieved even. Sure, I was upset the internship didn’t meet my expectations and disappointed that I no longer had a “real” job, but I was okay. There was more time in the day to be creative, enjoy my summer and mentally prepare for the upcoming semester. I wrote more in one day than I had during the entire semester. I watched some Netflix. Hours were spent looking up opportunities for the future and there was light for the first time in months. I could breathe again. I decided this setback wouldn’t hold me back. An infinite amount of possibilities awaits me. I look forward to senior year and taking creative writing classes to improve my craft and being an editor of two literary magazines. I look forward to submitting my Fulbright application and possibly teaching English and living in Kenya for 9 months. I also look forward to applying to MFA programs, so I could spend the next few years

writing and preparing myself to teach writing. During this next year I will take the GRE, write a lot of cover letters, write and read as much as I can, complete a few more internships, work my ass off and make time for the people who mean the most to me. While I plan on working hard, I also plan on being present and soaking it all in. You only get to be a senior once, or at least that’s what I’m aiming for (although I’m tempted to flunk all of my classes and stay here an extra semester or two). I don’t know where this next year will take me, but I am incredibly excited for the journey. It is my plan to look uncertainty in the eye and not feel afraid. In other words, I’ve got this. I finally feel at ease with my life choices and proud of myself for not settling. The last three years were more difficult than they should’ve been; this is going to be the year where everything falls into place. As I write this, I am able to see the silver lining

of this situation. This experience revealed a career path that I wasn’t meant to follow. It allowed me to think about how I might lead a team if given the chance to. In the process of working for this company and quitting, I learned how to ask for what I need and want and to advocate for myself even when it made me less likeable. In the long run, it just made sense. It’s okay to ask for what you need. It’s okay to say no. It’s okay to take some time off in order to pursue the thing that will make you happy to get out of bed in the morning, the thing that makes you feel utterly alive. It is my belief that wanting meaningful work doesn’t make you selfish, incapable or lazy. It is better to leave a job than to remain unhappy, unfulfilled and unmotivated. Even though I could have and should have quit in a more professional manner (I will next time), it wasn’t the end of the world. I just had to pick myself up again and choose to keep going.

Audrey Bowers reflects upon her internship experience on Aug. 18 in downtown Muncie, IN. DEMI LAURENCE,DN




Intern Spotlight

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Senior anthropology and history major Evan Olinger began as a history education major before discovering his interest in anthropology. Since then, Olinger has explored other outlets, including underwater archeology, which led him to his internship with the Underwater Archeology Branch of the Naval History and Heritage Command of the Navy in Washington D.C. 420

Local artists help add color to the community by painting traffic boxes. Tier Morrow Features Editor

Since last summer, the Muncie Arts and Culture Council (MACC) has been planning a project that adds a pop of color and breath of life to Muncie’s traffic control boxes. The Box! Box! Project kick started Aug. 18 when artist Bob Hartley began painting the first of 12 boxes. Hartley, along with 11 other artists, will complete the project by the end of October. “Painting these traffic boxes really impacts the community... just like any other public opportunity for artistic or creative expression, it brings people together and it gives them excitement about the quality of life that Muncie is able to offer,” said Braydee Euliss, MACC executive director. “Public art is always one of those things that contributes to the individual identity and authenticity of a community, so I’m excited for Box! Box! to be able to do that as well.”


UPB Filmworks semester schedule The University Program Board has released their new schedule for Friday Night Filmworks. Ball State students and guests can watch several recent box-office hits throughout the upcoming semester at 9 p.m. in Pruis Hall. 4Online

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Ball State alumnus brings Indiana’s only independent map shop to Muncie Couple hopes to further contribute to the ‘creative community’ in Muncie Nicole Thomas Assistant Features Editor With one year under their belt as at-homeentrepreneurs, Ball State alumnus Andy Shears and his wife Amy have decided to relocate to a larger retail and studio space in Downtown Muncie. The couple are owners of Muncie Map Co. LLC, which includes the Muncie Map Company — the only independent map shop in Indiana — as well as Amy Kay Photography Newborn Portraiture and Fur in Focus Pet Portraits. “I remember Vonnegut wrote at one point that married couples who work together should get several anniversaries a year to account for the extra effort needed to be together all the time,” Andy said. “Given my experience with Amy, I think that’s baloney.” Fur in Focus, a modern pet photography studio, was the first of the three businesses to get started. Amy’s love for rescue and shelter animals was what inspired her to create the business in 2009 while living in northwest Ohio. “I’ve studied and worked with animals professionally since 2006,” Amy said. “I’ve learned to read their moods and body language and work with them in a way that brings out their personality. “Pets are an important part of our families that

are not with us long enough. I believe everyone should have gorgeous portraits of their pets that not only show their beauty and personality, but also show the bond my clients have with them.” After five years of developing Fur in Focus, Amy expanded her photography business by adding Amy Kay Photography Newborn Portraiture after “falling in love with newborn portraiture.” “What I love about newborn portraiture is celebrating this special time with the families I work with,” Amy said. “It captures such a fleeting time when babies are so very tiny, and I want to preserve those memories.” Since moving back to Muncie in 2017, Andy created Muncie Map Co., combining his and

I remember Vonnegut wrote at one point that married couples who work together should get several anniversaries a year to account for the extra effort needed to be together all the time. Given my experience with Amy, I think that’s baloney.” - ANDY SHEARS, Ball State alumnus and entrepreneur

Andy Shears stands outside Muncie Map Co. Aug. 19 holding a map showing the geographical elevation of Indiana that he created and a map that he restored. TIER


Amy’s work. Andy said he “needed to make a change,” leaving the world of academia. “After spending a few months exploring our options, doing interviews and getting some offers, Amy and I decided to turn down everything else because the best way forward for us was to move back to Muncie and start Muncie Map Co. LLC,” Andy said. “Muncie is where I wanted to be, and making maps is what I wanted to do, so it was the best option.” While the couple said they have enjoyed daily collaboration with their “best friend,” they realized that working from their own garage caused them to spend the last year “bumping elbows.” Working out of a bigger space downtown will allow the co-owners to work more efficiently as the building is “already divided up perfectly for [their] retail and studio spaces,” Andy said. In order to transform Muncie Map Co. from an online and market-only business to a brick-and-

Amy and Andy Shears stand outside their new store at 111 E. Adams St. on Aug. 19. TIER MORROW,DN mortar retail store, the Shears set up an Indiegogo campaign to raise funds for their move to 111 E. Adams St. Although they didn’t reach their goal of more than $10,000 for inventory, fixtures and equipment for the new location, Andy said he will launch an “Adopt-a-Map” program as another fundraiser in hopes the new store will open Sept. 6. “I’ve taken a bunch of really cool public domain map scans from the Library of Congress, Boston Public Library and New York Public Library,” Andy said. “I’ve [also] assessed how long it would take me to digitally repair each map to something resembling the original print while leaving patina and aging. “We’re going to ask folks to ‘adopt’ the map by paying for the repairs, for which they’ll get

a print, a shout-out in the map’s credits. Then I’ll sell the map in my shop and donate part of the proceeds to Delaware County Historical Society.” In addition to the photography and maps, Muncie Map Co. will also feature lines of “Muncie-centric gear” including shirts, stickers and magnets. Andy said the couple is also intending to set up their business as “a showcase for the local creative community.” “We’re hoping to have similarly curated selections of local music with Village Green and local books from the historical society,” he said. “We want this to be the Muncie store as well as a map store.” Contact Nicole Thomas with comments at

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Ball State student explores archaeology interest through program and internship Adam Pannel Reporter Editor’s note: Intern Spotlight is a Ball State Daily News series profiling Ball State students and their internships. If you have any suggestions as to who we should feature next, send an email to Evan Olinger recalls going through high school surrounded by friends who thought he “would make a great history teacher” in the future. Because of that, Olinger started his collegiate career as an education and history major at Manchester University. However, while visiting friends at Ball State, Olinger said he had a “gut feeling” that he could see himself transferring to the university. A year later, Olinger relocated to Ball State, where he decided to use his knowledge of history to pursue anthropology instead of education. This passion led the senior anthropology and history major to apply for a maritime field program in Florida and an internship at the Underwater Archaeology Branch of the Naval History and Heritage Command of the Navy in Washington D.C., which shaped his new career path.

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Traffic control box painting projects have been seen across the U.S., including cities such as Indianapolis, Houston and Alexandria. While the idea to paint traffic control boxes didn’t originate in Muncie, Hartley said that his design, which draws people’s attention to Downtown, along with all the others are unique. “The architecture of a city tells a story about its history, and the buildings are great examples of what Muncie was like in the gas-boom days,” Hartley said. “It is so easy to become so busy with our day-to-day lives that we don’t take the time to notice the beauty around us. Our buildings reflect our heritage, and we should embrace it.” Hartley volunteered to paint the first traffic control box located at the corner of West Charles and High Streets because the MACC committee suggested that a “sample Box! Box!” might help spark more interest in the community. As a retired Muncie Southside High School art teacher, Hartley had a few ideas before deciding upon depicting the “walkways, storefronts, restaurants, musical venues, galleries, specialty shops and studios” in Muncie. Hartley chose this route to provide people with “magnifying glasses that would give them closer looks at a few of

was a Spanish sailor back in 1559,” Evan said. “You feel connected to that person in a way because the last time it was touched was years ago, so it connects you across time to that individual.” Although Evan was not able to dive for new artifacts during his recent internship, he assisted the Army Corps of Engineers, a group of soldiers who work to strengthen national security through infrastructure maintenance and research, in identifying potential war graves off the coast of Florida and conducted research on a colonial-era British schooner, the Royal Savage. His time at the Underwater Archaeology Branch of the Naval History and Heritage Command of the Navy in Washington D.C. also sparked Evan’s passion for adventure. “History and archaeology have definitely given me the opportunity for adventure,” Evan said. “It’s been a wild two summers.” After he graduates from Ball State, Evan hopes to continue diving for sunken artifacts and possibly listen to his friends’ suggestions by applying his experiences under the waves to his future classroom. Contact Adam Pannel with comments at

“I decided on underwater archaeology because it just seemed adventurous, new and exciting,” Olinger said. “I wanted to do something radically different than what I’d ever done before and challenge myself.” Olinger’s parents, Eric and Gail Olinger, said their son’s sudden interest in underwater archaeology came as a surprise. “We don’t live close to a lake, we don’t have a boat [and] we don’t go to the beach a lot,” Eric said. “It wasn’t something that we could see coming.” Evan’s interest in underwater archaeology began last year when he applied to the summer maritime field school program at the University of West Florida. When the program notified him of his acceptance, Evan was still in the process of completing his scuba diving certification at Ball State, which he needed in order to participate. In the course of a week, Evan went from diving in a pool to exploring the shipwrecked ruins of the Luna Expedition — the only remains of an expedition from Veracruz, Mexico to Pensacola, Florida in 1559 — off the coast of Pensacola Bay. During his time diving, Evan found small treasures in the sand, including the pieces of an

olive jar inscribed in artistic print that he said was once used by Spanish sailors as storage containers. “I was holding it in my hand after the dive, and you knew that that hadn’t been held in a person’s hands in 450 years, so the last person to touch it

Muncie’s gems.” “It is my hope that the sudden appearance of something new and different to the daily landscape will cause the public to slow down and take a look at their surroundings,” Hartley said. In order to launch the pilot program, the MACC was given a $5,000 budget by the City of Muncie this year which is half of the city’s total public art fund. Scrap, design, artist materials and artist payments were all factored into the budget. Euliss said MACC and the City of Muncie hope the pilot leads to more grants as “there will be plenty of other boxes left to be painted.” Currently, three box artists and their designs have been approved, and the MACC is working on assigning the others. Individuals interested in joining the Box! Box! Project can apply until the Aug. 31 deadline. Although Hartley was not able to complete his box design in the first session, he said he is pleased with his art progress. “I was a little anxious as to what to expect with the actual painting on a metal traffic signal box, but most passersby have been very hopeful to see something new going in and on downtown,” Hartley said. “I have always been an advocate for the arts and for making our community better through involvement with the arts. I am excited about the project, and I hope others will be too.” Contact Tier Morrow with comments at or on Twitter @tiermorrow.

Robert Hartley with his work in progress traffic box art on Wednesday, Aug. 22, in Muncie. Hartley’s traffic box can be found on the corner of West Charles and South High Streets. KYLE CRAWFORD, DN

Senior anthropology and history major Evan Olinger presents a 3D rendering of a colonial-era ship’s timbers at the Washington Navy Yard during his summer internship.


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Meeting Ollie

Ollie greets Avington Taflinger,1, and her mother at Ollie’s Bargain Outlet grand opening Aug. 22 in Muncie. About 250 people passed through the doors within 10 minutes of opening. REBECCA SLEZAK, PHOTO EDITOR


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Crossword & Sudoku

CROSSWORD EDITED BY RICH NORRIS AND JOYCE LEWIS; SUDOKU BY MICHAEL MEPHAM ACROSS 1 Massage therapists’ workplaces 5 “Fiddlesticks!” 10 Used room service 15 Largest city on Hawaii’s largest island 16 Terminix target 17 Piquant 18 Takes on a new responsibility, as of leadership 21 Indigenous New Zealanders 22 Kind of artery 23 Key in a PC reboot combo 24 Evenly matched 26 Mosquito repellent 28 “Guys and Dolls” showstopper 34 Sporty ‘60s Pontiac 35 __ out a win 36 Biopic about Charles 37 “So that’s it” 38 Threw a fit 40 Capital of Oman 42 Muscle 43 Superficially highbrow 44 To and __ 45 “So that’s it!” 47 Orchestrated 48 Shelf for trophies, maybe 52 Cruising, say 53 Stealthy warrior 54 Movie SFX

56 Prince Harry’s mother 59 Word on the street 63 Complex reasoning that occurs literally at the end of three long answers 66 “Inside the NBA” analyst 67 In the back 68 Love god 69 Dweebs 70 “Same Time, Next Year” has only two 71 Not a good impression

DOWN 1 Pretense 2 Tuscany town 3 Furthermore 4 Lake Itasca, for the Mississippi 5 Laundry cycle 6 Three-letter product with two periods 7 Animosity 8 Feel yesterday’s yoga class, maybe 9 “Stop pouring” 10 Spring bloomer 11 Yellow bill in classic Monopoly 12 Event that may feature family heirlooms 13 “__ turn up” 14 Dmitry’s denial


19 Roamed (around) 20 At a frenetic pace 25 Saw-toothed range 27 Kuwaiti ruler 28 Big name in games 29 Animal behavior specialist 30 New __: MLB baseball cap supplier 31 Deli choice 32 Staircase pillar 33 Work the bar 34 Five-time US Open champ 39 Checks out 41 Org. with a five-ring logo 42 Stringed instruments 44 Swing wildly 46 Airport parking facilities 49 Piano trio 50 Protective coating 51 Sampled 54 “Get real!” 55 __ pool 57 Thickening agent 58 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame songwriter Laura 60 Stable stud 61 Clickable image 62 “Hey, you!” 64 Abe Lincoln’s youngest son 65 Dundee denial





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Continued from Page 06 Delaware County EMS has worked closely with Ball State and campus police, Chriswell said, especially during sporting events and employees of a new company may not provide the same experience in comparison to the years of experience from Delaware County EMS in this area. “Generally in private services they have less experienced employees and less experienced employees to train the people that they get,” Chriswell said. Chriswell said Delaware County EMS is a service meant for the community. He said private companies may require large costs and not end up making any money anyway. A private service, he said, may charge members of the community for things that Delaware County EMS services

don’t even charge in some cases like bringing diabetics to normal levels in an emergency and lift assistance for people who may be unable to move due to their size, in order to scrap as much money up as possible to try and break even. “A company wants to make money. We’re a service we want to serve the community. That’s what we want to do,” Chriswell said. Chriswell said there are many questions surrounding this issue that have remained unanswered if a private company were to make its way into the city. “Why fix something that’s not broken?” Chriswell said. “We’re not a broken service. We’re good at what we do.” If bids come through, a company will be selected on Sept. 26. Contact Andrew Harp with comments at or on Twitter @adharp24.

Charles W. Brown Planetarium to host galaxy exploration shows for Muncie community The Charles W. Brown Planetarium offers a new set of celestial shows each semester, including a few holiday themed events. All of the showings are free to the public, but children 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult. When attending one of the planned shows, it is best to arrive 30 minutes early as they are firstcome, first-served events. Here are the “out-of-thisworld” showings happening this semester:

Halloween: Celestial Origins 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Oct. 5, 19, 26

Tour of the Late Summer Sky

Most people do not know that Halloween is actually an astronomical holiday, so the Planetarium is offering a show based around the history of Halloween and why it is considered a “cross-quarter day.” During the show, viewers will also get to see the night sky and learn what planets and constellations to keep an eye out for while trick-or-treating.

6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Aug. 24, 31

Juno at Jupiter

With everyone back in school, Fall is just around the corner, but with this planetarium experience summer can stay a little longer. During the show, staff will teach viewers how to navigate the summer sky using bright stars and constellations, so they can discover new formations at home on their own.

Exploring the Center of the Milky Way 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Sept. 14, 21, 28 During this galaxy trip, guests will explore the milky way more than 100,000 light years wide. Only with the advancement of technology in recent years have astronomers actually been able to see inside the middle of the giant pancake. With infrared and radio wavelengths, images shows that the Milky Way is home to many objects including a giant black hole.

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6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Nov. 2, 9, 16 Currently, NASA has a spacecraft on Jupiter, the largest planet in the solar system. Technology within Juno have shown swirling clouds and information about the Great Red Spot located on the planet. Although, the most important information NASA has uncovered lies underneath the dense clouds floating above Jupiter, and the Planetarium wants everyone to get a glimpse.

The Christmas Star 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Nov. 30 and 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Dec. 7, 14 For the final show of the semester, the Planetarium invites guests to see and discuss natural explanations for the Star of Bethlehem and common modern-day misconceptions about the star. Is it an exploding star or just some other natural event in the sky? -Staff Reports

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BSU 08-23-18  

The print edition of The Ball State Daily News for Aug. 23, 2018.

BSU 08-23-18  

The print edition of The Ball State Daily News for Aug. 23, 2018.