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BABIES Adults pay Ball State students for relationships, meet online
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As Ball State senior Harper Creo got ready for a first date with a man she met on the Internet, she went through the typical routine: shave, put on makeup, paint her nails and struggle to decide what to wear. It would be a standard first date, the two would get to know each other and figure out what the other person wants from the relationship. The only difference is that Creo is being paid. Creo is a Sugar Baby — a young adult who is in a relationship with an older person, or a benefactor, in exchange for money or gifts. “By being a Sugar Baby, you are essentially ... a sex worker, that’s what it is,” she said. “So even though sometimes you don’t have sex, sometimes they just want company ... there’s just kind of a mindset. You have to go into it knowing you’ll be objectified and the whole purpose of you doing this is to satisfy the male’s sexual fantasy.” Creo went to a pricey restaurant to meet her potential Sugar Daddy, a 35-year-old man more than 10 years her senior. She said it was very similar to online dating, except for her motive.
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NEW LINEUP CONTAINS PROBLEMS Struggles force adjustments, have players moving around, bring inconsistency to team SEE PAGE 3
Sugar Babies maintain a relationship with older people in exchange for money or gifts. DN PHOTO ILLUSTRATION JONATHAN MIKSANEK
ONLINE COURSES RANK ABOVE CLASSROOMS Learning with laptops earns some programs national recognition KAITLIN LANGE CHIEF REPORTER | email@example.com Ball State’s recent rankings for online courses show a disparity between resources and engagement in a classroom and learning on a computer. The U.S. News and World Report ranked the university’s business, education and nursing programs in the top 20 of their respective categories. Ball State was ranked No. 29 for best online bachelor’s program.
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Editor’s Note: The names Harper Creo and Kip Ellis are pseudonyms. The students’ names were changed to protect their identities.
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Saturday’s 52-64 loss to Miami highlighted a key flaw in the Ball State men’s basketball team: a lack of shooting. As a team, Ball State shot 33.3 percent from the field against Miami, down from its 40.5 percent season average. “We are just going to have to get back in the gym and shoot,” freshman point guard Zavier Turner said. “We just have to keep shoot- INDIVIDUAL STATS ing.” • Field goal: Turner leads 54-120, 45 Ball State’s percent • Three-pointers: scoring. He 11-31, 35.5 averages 13.3 percent points per CHRIS BOND, game, with al- A SENIOR GUARD • Average points per game: 11.5 most seven of those points coming from three-pointers. Second on the team in scoring is senior forward Chris Bond. Last season, Bond averaged 8.9 points per game. He’s taken on a larger scoring role this season with 11.5 points per game. Bond has tried to extend his shooting range this season, as well. In his first three years at Ball State, Bond didn’t make or attempt a single threepointer until this season. He connected on his first one in the season opener at Indiana State on Nov. 9. He’s now 11-of-31 from long range. Despite his newfound range this season, opponents aren’t scared of him from deep. On Saturday, Miami would routinely guard him from deep, helping inside against senior forward Majok Majok and daring him to shoot the three-pointer. “[Miami] took [Bond]’s guy and put him in the lane,” Ball State head coach James Whitford said. “They didn’t guard him. He’s a good enough shooter right now where, to me, that’s undeserved. ... I see him every day.”
These numbers contrast with the overall on-campus classes at No. 181 out of 200 public schools, the lowest in Indiana, according to the U.S. News & World Report. Jennifer Bott, associate provost for learning initiatives, said the difference could come from how the report looks at the two areas. While many universities agree on how to approach online, there are significant disagreements when it comes to classroom learning. “There is more opportunity in online, because of that agreement around criteria that are effective, to see a change in the rankings,” she said. “That doesn’t translate to the rest of the rankings.” Bott said there is one leading
factor backing up the relationship between online and offline learning. “Our online classes are a reflection of our main campus courses and the quality of our faculty and the quality of their instruction,” she said. “Our online classes are taught by the same faculty who teach on campus, so they bring the same enthusiasm and expertise to the online world as they do already to the lecture halls across campus.” Bott said students should decide whether or not to take online classes based on their own learning techniques.
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ONLINE COURSES ONLINE CLASSES ARE BECOMING MORE PROMINENT FOR BALL STATE.
• 66 degrees and certificates offered • 2,984 students took only online courses in Fall Semester 2013 • 3,560 students took at least one online and one classroom course in Fall Semester 2013 U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT RANKED THE ONLINE PROGRAMS IN A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT CATEGORIES, INCLUDING:
• student engagement • faculty credentials and training • peer reputation • student services • technology SOURCE: The U.S. News & World Report and Nancy Prater, director of marketing and communications of online and distance education
BUS FIRE RESULTS IN NO INJURY
No one was hurt when a Ball State bus caught fire before pulling to the side of Interstate 69 south Monday afternoon. The only person on the bus was the driver, who was unharmed, said university spokesperson Tony Proudfoot. The bus was on its way to the Indianapolis airport to pick up the cheerleading team, he said. The fire blocked traffic near the 208-mile marker, north of Indianapolis, as heavy black smoke rolled east across the highway. “[The driver] smelled smoke, followed his training and immediately pulled off and got out before any harm came to him, so we’re thankful for that,” Proudfoot said. The cheerleading team had been in Orlando for the UCA & UDA College Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championship, said Tara Spitzer-Long, a senior exercise and physical science major and a member of the team. She had just gotten to the airport when she saw photos of the bus. “It looked really bad in the pictures, so we were thankful that the bus driver was OK, and thankful that none of our team was on there,” she said. Another bus had arrived for the team by about DN PHOTO MARIA STRAUSS 2:30 p.m. Monday. A Ball State bus caught on fire on the side of Interstate 69 south. The bus was going to Indianapolis to pick up Ball THE PULSE OF BALL STATE
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TEHRAN (AP) — Iran on Monday unplugged banks of centrifuges involved in its most sensitive uranium enrichment work, prompting the United States and European Union to partially lift economic sanctions, putting into effect a landmark deal aimed at easing concerns over Iran’s nuclear program. The steps start a six-month clock for Tehran and the world powers to negotiate a final accord that the Obama administration and its European allies said will be intended to ensure Iran cannot build a nuclear weapon.
In the meantime, the interim deal puts limits on Iran’s program — though it continues low levels of uranium enrichment. Tehran denied its nuclear program is intended to produce a bomb. The payoff to Iran is an injection of billions of dollars into its crippled economy over the next six months from the suspension of some sanctions, though other sanctions remain in place. British Foreign Secretary William Hague called the deal “an important milestone,” but not the ultimate goal.
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executive powers “in which killers and criminals do not participate.” The invitation, extended Sunday by the U.N. secretary-general, set off a flurry of diplomatic activity to salvage the talks. The U.S. said the offer should be rescinded, and the opposition threatened to skip the event entirely. The conference beginning Wednesday in the Swiss city Montreux, with delegations from the U.S., Russia and close to 40 other countries attending.
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SOCHI, Russia (AP) — A shining new $635 million highway on the outskirts of Sochi stands next to a crumbling apartment block with a red “SOS!” banner on its roof. The residents of 5a Akatsy street have lived for years with no running water or sewage system. Construction for the 2014 Winter Games has made their lives more miserable: the new highway has cut them off from the city center. Even their communal
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outhouse had to be torn down because it was found to be too close to the new road and ruled an eyesore. The slum is one of the many facets of a hidden dark side in the host city of next month’s Winter Olympics, which stands side-by-side with the glittering new construction projects that President Vladimir Putin is touting as a symbol of Russia’s transformation from a dysfunctional Soviet leviathan to a successful economy.
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GENEVA — A last-minute U.N. invitation for Iran to join this week’s Syria peace talks threw the long-awaited Geneva conference into doubt Monday, forcing U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon to rescind his offer after the opposition threatened to boycott. With the invitation withdrawn, the main Western-backed Syrian opposition group said it would attend the talks, which it said should aim to establish a transitional government with full
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Junior Angie Hosbach performs the start of her beam routine Friday. Ball State beat Iowa, 189.975 to 188.875. Ball State’s record for the season is 2-3.
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Inconsistency plagues offense Changes occurring with starting lineup hinder chemistry
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Losing the top two offensive threats for any team can instantly create problems. It’s no different for the Ball State men’s volleyball team after graduating Greg Herceg and Jamion Hartley, the two top offensive players last season. Head coach Joel Walton’s team is experiencing an adjustment period on offense, unsure of which players should get the most opportunities to attack. The starting lineup constantly changes, and Walton said he expects it to continue to change until the offense starts producing better. “We’re trying to find a group that can produce offense, play good defense [and] work together well on the court,” Walton said. “They need to play with energy, competitiveness and the passion we’re looking for.” He mixed things up Friday by starting junior Shane Witmer at libero against Saint Francis. Normally an outside attacker, Witmer finished with a teamhigh eight digs in the game.
Ball State lost three out of four sets, in a fashion Walton described as “lackluster.” Throughout the first four matches, nothing seems to have gone as planned. Sophomore outside attacker Marcin Niemczewski led the team with a career-high 18 kills, breaking his old career-high just one match after he set it against Sacred Heart. Although his sudden emergence has been a needed blessing for Ball State, both Walton and Niemczewski said after the Sacred Heart match that the rise was unexpected. His 45 kills are close to doubling the 26 from senior outside attacker Larry Wrather, who is the next highest kill leader. Wrather’s contributions have been necessary, but also have not been a part of Walton’s original offseason plans. He intended for Wrather to play a more secondary role in the offense and take on a more dominant role as libero, but that opportunity hasn’t surfaced because they’ve needed him for offense. The offense, which could be best described as both varied and inconsistent, has had three different players lead the team in kills through four matches. Senior middle attacker Kevin Owens led with eight kills against UC Irvine and Niemczewski led with 15 and 18 against
Sacred Heart and Saint Francis. For the Penn State game Saturday, Niemczewski and Wrather tied for the high with 11. “We’re still early in the year, and I need to see what some of these guys are capable of,” Walton said. “I’m trying to put them into situations where they’ll be successful.” Players like Witmer and junior outside attacker Matt Sutherland have combined for 20 kills through the first four matches, a low number after Walton said during the offseason that he was hoping for them to be strong contributors to the offense. “We’re still really tweaking our group and essentially played two different starting groups over the weekend,” Walton said. “A big change for us was when we brought in Shane as an attacker and blocker against Penn State.” Witmer had seven total blocks against the Nittany Lions as the Cardinals took the first set before dropping the next three, but provided energy that Walton was looking for. He said he also liked what he saw out of freshman outside attacker Brendan Surane and junior libero David Ryan Vander Meer over the weekend and wants to see them have expanded roles in the future.
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Sophomore outside attacker Marcin Niemczewski serves the ball during the match against Sacred Heart. The team is trying to rebuild after the two top offensive players last season graduated.
BASKETBALL: Shooting woes hurt team | CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 “He’s more than a good enough shooter than you shouldn’t be able to play him that way.” Upon receiving the ball on the wings, Bond attempted six three-pointers, a new season and career high. He made two of them. “I got on him a couple times,” Whitford said. “I told him ‘Hey, if you’re open, shoot it.’” The other Ball State start-
ers against Miami, freshmen Franko House and Mark Alstork, made 0-of-7 shots from the field and contributed one point — a House free throw. With opposing teams not scared of Ball State’s outside shooting, they can contribute more focus on stopping Majok, one of Ball State’s biggest offensive threats. Majok scored eight points on 3-of-4 from the field, but he had trouble receiving entry passes from his post position
throughout the game, leading to turnovers. “We have to get [the ball] to Majok,” Whitford said. “That’s a point of frustration for him and for me and for our team.” Turner leads the team in assists with almost 3.7 per game, but it could be higher. “When guys are open on my team, I give them the ball,” he said. “Sometimes when they’re open, they don’t shoot, and I get mad at them. I want to see my teammates shoot.”
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hether fans of Cher to contemporary country stars, students can get their concert fix with the diverse amount of acts that are coming into Indianapolis and Fort Wayne, Ind., in the next few months.
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When: Jan. 30 Venue: Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne, Ind. Tickets: $40-$55 Darius Rucker will bring his True Believers Tour to Indiana soon. Rucker, known for his hit song “Wagon Wheel,” was recently nominated for a Grammy for Best Country Solo Performance. Fellow country music artists Eli Young Band and David Nail will open for Rucker.
When: March 1 Venue: The Egyptian Room in Indianapolis Tickets: $49.50 Rapper 2 Chainz released his second studio album, “B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time,” to lackluster sales figures and positive reviews in the middle of 2013. He is starting the new year with a tour to support his follow up to Grammy-nominated and gold-certified album “Based on a T.R.U. Story.” The 2 Good to be T.R.U. Tour will also include Pusha T and August Alsina.
When: Feb. 16 Venue: The Egyptian Room in Indianapolis Tickets: $35 After finishing in fourth place on “The X Factor USA,” brothers Wesley and Leaton Stromberg and their friend Drew Chadwick hit the studios to record their debut album, “Nothing To Lose.” The trio, which made Billboard’s Hot 100 list with the single “Chloe (You’re The One I Want),” is starting off the new year with a headlining tour.
THE PINK FLOYD EXPERIENCE When: March 9 Venue: The Egyptian Room in Indianapolis Tickets: $25-$35 The Pink Floyd Experience will bring the psychedelic traditions of the influential progressive rock band to Indianapolis. Labeled as a “must-see experience” for Pink Floyd enthusiasts, six musicians work together to create an authentic concert with a light show.
When: Feb. 7 Venue: 8 Seconds Saloon in Indianapolis, 21 and older Tickets: $13-$20 Uncle Kracker, known for his hit singles “Smile” and “Follow Me,” visited Indianapolis last summer with Kid Rock and ZZ Top on the Best Night Ever Tour. He will return in February.
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When: Feb. 27 Venue: Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne, Ind. Tickets: $50 to $71 Brad Paisley will bring a little Southern warmth into the Indiana winter with his Beat This Winter Tour. Paisley, whose hits include “Mud On The Tires” and “Old Alabama,” extended his summer tour with a few wintertime dates. Joining him for these dates are Danielle Bradbery, winner of “The Voice,” and Chris Young, known for his single “You.”
When: March 23 Venue: Deluxe in Indianapolis Tickets: $25 We The Kings made a debut in 2007 with an album and the platinum single “Check Yes Juliet.” The band brought 2013 to an end by releasing its fourth album, “Somewhere Somehow,” and announcing dates for its latest tour. This Century and Crash the Party also will perform on The Art Of Tour.
When: March 30 Venue: Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis Tickets: $35 to $80 Demi Lovato will hit Indianapolis on her Neon Lights Tour in support of her fourth studio album, “Demi.” The tour includes 27 shows across North America, and her show in Indianapolis will bring the tour to an end. Lovato will share the stage with artists Cher Lloyd, Little Mix and Fifth Harmony.
When: April 11 Venue: Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis Tickets: $39 to $150 Cher is touring to support her latest album, “Closer To The Truth,” with the Dressed To Kill Tour. Cher is expected to blow away audiences across North America on her eighth concert tour. All tickets purchased online through Ticketmaster include a copy of Cher’s latest album.
Coach Carter talks success, integrity Renowned speaker to discuss passion during Unity Week
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Ken “Coach” Carter will speak at 7:30 tonight in Pruis Hall as part of Unity Week.
In 1999, Ken “Coach” Carter, head coach at a high school in California, locked out his undefeated basketball team from the gym to enforce his policy: if they didn’t make the grades, they couldn’t play the game. Since then Carter has caught national attention and has been portrayed in film. At 7:30 tonight in Pruis Hall, Carter will talk as part of Unity Week, which is in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Carter will share his life story and talk about using passion to succeed and change communities. “We looked at a number of other presentations he had done and felt he would be able to deliver a message
about passion, success, education and community engagement, which are things that honor the legacy of Dr. King,” Royer Engle said. “His focus on education is important at an institution where teaching is one of the main areas of study. His role as a basketball coach is very relatable in the state of Indiana, where basketball seems to be a way of life.” Six years after Carter’s tough-love effort with his team, Carter’s no-nonsense coaching was depicted on the big screen in the 2005 Blockbuster film “Coach Carter.” In the movie, Samuel L. Jackson portrayed Carter and starred alongside Channing Tatum, Ashanti and Octavia Spencer. Ro-Anne Royer Engle, director of the Multicultural Center, said Carter was selected as this year’s speaker because of how prominent he is and how relevant his message is to students and the community. His hard-hitting advice also has been captured in his
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Free and open to the public book, “Yes Ma’am, No Sir: The 12 Essential Steps for Success In Life.” The lecture will close out with a Q-and-A session. Afterward, there will be a reception in the lobby where people will have a chance to meet the coach. “We hope the audience learns about overcoming obstacles to success, integrity in decisionmaking, finding and using your passion and the importance of education,” Royer Engle said. “These are all things that are important to Coach Carter and should resonate throughout
• Samuel L. Jackson portrayed him in the 2005 movie “Coach Carter.” The movie also inspired the book, Jasmine Jones’ “Coach Carter.” • Carter wrote the motivational book “Yes Ma’am, No Sir: The 12 Essential Steps for Success In Life.” his message. “We also hope audience members leave with the feeling they know a little more about the person behind the film ‘Coach Carter’ and what made him such an advocate for education and youth empowerment.” Coach Carter’s presentation is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the Multicultural Center at 765-285-1344.
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SUGAR BABY: Older men offer money, presents to college students for relationships | CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 â€œ[The money is] the draw,â€? she said. â€œYouâ€™re essentially a business person. Youâ€™re your own businessman or woman and youâ€™re going into it trying to get something out of it. And you can get a lot of money out of it. You can get thousands of dollars for like a month.â€? Kip Ellis, a Ball State senior, said he always had trouble paying for school, so he decided to give â€œsugaringâ€? a try. Ellis made his profile for the first time when he interned in Chicago a few years ago and needed extra money. â€œIt was horribly unsuccessful because I didnâ€™t know what I was doing,â€? he said. Ellis has had a few online conversations, but he has not gone on any dates because he said there are not a lot of Sugar Daddies looking for gay Sugar Babies. â€œBeing gay in the sugaring world is not a common thing because itâ€™s usually girls who are in their 20s who find older men who just want to spoil them,â€? Ellis said. Both students use SeekingArrangement.com, a website used to connect potential Sugar Babies to benefactors offering monthly lifestyle budgets ranging from less than $1,000 to more than $10,000. The website recently released a press release announcing the
top 20 fastest growing Sugar Baby schools: Indiana University is No. 18, Ball State at No. 58 and Purdue University at No. 66. Seeking Arrangement targets college students looking to earn money to ease student debt. According to a press release, college students make up 42 percent of the websiteâ€™s Sugar Baby membership. â€œA lot of these college students donâ€™t have jobs and theyâ€™re fighting to pay student loans with increases in the cost of education,â€? said Leroy Velasquez, public relations manager for the website. â€œAnd rather than graduate with a financial burden on their back before they even get a job, they could just date a Sugar Daddy on Seeking Arrangement and graduate debt free.â€? Ellis said people often worry that sugaring is illegal, but he said he doesnâ€™t consider it prostitution because they are engaging in a relationship. Indiana law defines prostitution as â€œa person who knowingly or intentionally: performs, or offers or agrees to perform, sexual intercourse or deviate sexual conduct; or fondles, or offers or agrees to fondle, the genitals of another person for money or other property.â€? The website maintains that its services are completely legal. Money is just one part of the business, Velasquez said, and it is not required for the
relationships to include sex. â€œIt is considered one of the sex trades,â€? Ellis said. â€œBut I think what sets sugaring apart is [that] your goal is not just to have one night only sex, that youâ€™re building a relationship with someone, and I think that most people donâ€™t understand that. They just think that what youâ€™re doing is prostituting yourself out.â€? But Creo said people are correct to link sugaring to prostitution, she does not think either should be illegal. She said if a woman can make money using her body, she should be able to. â€œYouâ€™re a sex worker,â€? she said. â€œ[Prostitutes] are sex workers, escorts are sex workers. [Sugaring] is just more legal because youâ€™re technically in kind of a relationship.â€? Creo said being a Sugar Baby may be safer than being a prostitute. â€œBy developing that relationship with the other person, youâ€™re trying to make it safer than a potentially abusive onenight stand, which would be what prostitution and escorting is,â€? she said. Beyond the money, Creo said she found the idea of having someone older working as a mentor very appealing, which the website advertises as an added perk. So far, she has been on two first dates with different men. She said she hopes having a relationship
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with a businessman can help her become a better businesswoman in the future. â€œSo itâ€™s like, you have these men â€” who are like 10, 15, 20 years older than you are â€” who have lived a lot more life than you have,â€? Creo said. â€œI find the idea of someone almost in a position of power ... who is willing to also back you as your own person and as for any other future career goals you have, [I] just find that interesting.â€? Both Ellis and Creo have been unsuccessful at finding a Sugar Daddy on the site, but that hasnâ€™t stopped Ellis from looking. â€œI think thereâ€™s an interesting aspect of the dynamic between you and an older person because sometimes, dating is hard,â€? he said. â€œAnd kind of adding in another aspect to it can make it harder, but I think the allure of it is that youâ€™re getting something more than just a relationship out of it. Youâ€™re both getting something that you wouldnâ€™t normally get in a relationship with someone.â€? Ellis said the things he looks for in a Sugar Daddy are things he would look for in a real relationship, as well. â€œI want someone whoâ€™s an actual person and who doesnâ€™t just want to have sex with you for money,â€? he said. â€œLike thatâ€™s the hard thing, I think. Most of the people you would find on those sites [are] kind of some-
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For the last 11 years, Ball State has played host to a breakfast to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy. The community breakfast, which led into youth retreats and a job fair, serves to bring representatives from Muncie to discuss bridging gaps in diversity and work toward fulfilling the dream of racial equality. Sanovia Garrett, a senior and student assistant at the Multicultural Center, has been a part of the breakfast since her childhood in Muncie. “It’s important to remember that programs like these shouldn’t be pushed to the side,” Garrett said. “They should be things that we put up at the forefront. We can’t say this is a day off just because it’s Martin Luther King [Jr.] Day, but it should be a day of volunteering, a day of sharing, a day of learning and growing.” Tasha Griffin, president of the Indiana Black Expo Muncie chapter, said she hopes the success of these kind of diversity focused community programs are a signal of hope for the future. “The events here at Ball State are great,” Griffin said. “I’m just excited to see what the future holds. I just hope that [students] rally around each and support each other in a nonjudgmental way so that we can continue to let Dr. King’s dream ring true.” The volunteer programs Monday focused primarily on King’s civil rights campaign, but the programs also highlighted diversity efforts in the community today, Ball State President Jo Ann Gora said. “It’s just a wonderful example of the collaboration between the university and the community,” Gora said.
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Troy McElvaney, a senior pre-medicine major, leads the Unity March with a poster of Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday. The march started at the Multicultural Center and went to the Scramble Light on McKinley Avenue. Students, faculty members and members of the community participated in the march, which was one of the starting events of Unity Week in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.
TODAY’S EVENTS “I STAND FOR” WALL AND “I AM” PHOTO SHOOT
9 a.m.-2 p.m. today L.A. Pittenger Student Center Participants will take photos with their “I Am” statement. MINORITY WORKSHOP
5-7 tonight L.A. Pittenger Student Center Participants go through simulation activities of various cultural and identity groups. KEN “COACH” CARTER
7:30 tonight Pruis Hall Ken Carter will speak about the importance of passion when it comes to success. Events, like the interactive exhibit Tunnel of Oppression and the Latino Student Union’s Latinopalooza, will be part of the Unity Week’s focus on diversity and will be open to the public.
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Ball State’s chapter of NAACP President Ebony Gray and Cameron Christian, a junior telecommunications major, hold signs during the Unity March on McKinley Avenue. The march was in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
“I think students need to understand who they are as learners,” she said. “If they need the classroom environment to set structure and keep them on track, then I think they should stay in the classroom. If they are self-motivated and can manage their own calendars and due dates without a lot of reminders, perhaps online is a good option.” Joe Pierson, a sophomore psychology and criminology major, took two online classes at Ball State after changing his major. “I do not think it’s better than actual classes since there is no monitoring, and the professor is not readily available to you,” he said. Despite this, Pierson said there were some advantages to these classes. “I loved the online classes because you were able to do the homework whenever you wanted, it just had to be completed by the last day of classes,” Pierson said. “I need to get more credits, and it’s convenient because I don’t live close to campus.” Classroom comparisons aside, Bott said the rankings show the work Ball State has put into online courses. She said the first push came with the Integrated Learning Institute, known as iLearn. The program uses instructional designers, instructional technologists and custom media developers to teach faculty members how to transition to teaching online. She said in the last two years, the school also became a part of the Quality Matters Program, a group that helps ensure quality online instruction. Last fall, online undergraduate courses changed from self-paced 71371 instruction to regular 8-week or 16-week classes, Bott said.
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