BSU at Muncie Free Press - Delaware County Indiana | News and Information
By Asia Jureczko
MUNCIE, IN - The Blue Man Group, known for their outrageous light displays, creative musical techniques and explosions of color, did not disappoint at their performance for Emens Auditorium on Ball State University’s campus.
The thrilling, heart pounding, beat and impressive “instrumental” talent, struck wonderment into the hearts of young and old. Using a combination of glowing, live musicians, positioned mystically above stage, and a unique assortment of PVC pipes and handcrafted steel drums, the Blue Man Group played surprisingly catchy, techno-tunes. All the while, enchanting the audience with magnificent colors, lights and comedic skits.
For one who has never experienced this spectacular performance, the Blue Man Group is an absolute must-see. Be prepared to be struck with astonishment and then surprised into uproarious laughter.
Using skilled theatrics, the performers convey speechless comedic skits, tickling even the sourest of funny bones. The show blends a harmonious compilation of modern society satire, slapstick routines and witt, all without speaking a single word.
The Cardinals (2-0) are coming off a 66-61 victory over Wofford, while Indiana State (2-1) is coming off a 70-57 win over Truman State.
Tuesday’s game will be televised by Ball State Sports Link and will air on Comcast Indiana 81 in addition to Comcast stations in Michigan. The Sports Link broadcast will also be streamed live for free on ballstatesports.com.
By Rick Yencer
MUNCIE, IN - Ball State found it easy to beat a losing Grambling State with a 17 point game from guard Jesse Berry and a double double from new big man Majok Majok.
And Berry, a Lafayette junior, earned player of the week honors for the Mid-American Conference West Division after this first game of the season under the big lights.
Billy Taylor, BSU basketball coach was obviously pleased with his team's 78-51 win over Grambling that went 4-24 last year. The home game Sunday definitely wasn't the challenge that Wofford that visits on Friday since that team went to the NCAA dance last year and has a bit more height and speed.
Ball State students model spring apparel
By Maricris Julie Taeza
Flaunt, a Muncie-based boutique along Calvert Street, sponsored a fashion show Tuesday night at Dill Street and raised $200 to support cardiac research for women. Dubbed as Fashion for the Foundation, the event featured Ball State students who showcased the shop's spring line.
By Tolu Olorunda
I recently had the privilege to catch a play at Ball State’s renowned Pruis Hall. It was a unique experience I’m less likely to forget any time soon. It sought to tackle an abiding question in the Black Community (and other social demographics, as well): “If women ever got men to really talk… what would the fellas have to say?” This—a simple question, with a complex answer. Vernon Williams, the playwright, sought to explore the possibilities contained in his inquiry, and draw deep into the well of discovery, to find the inconvenient truth. If the thunderous applause to conclude the play was of any merit, it’s safe to assume the crowd was thrilled with what it saw. Sonnets for my Sistahs might have begun production in 2006, but its performance affirmed nothing short of theatrical maturity.
MUNCIE, IN - The only thing more expensive than getting a college education is not getting one. Today's job market is ever changing with more jobs requiring a college degree. Five Ball State University students have created a campaign, as part of the 2009 PRSSA Bateman competition, to teach kids how their actions now can affect their future.
By Marc Ransford
BSU News Center
MUNCIE, IN - Human resources managers are willing to pay top dollar to attract new employees with emerging media skills, but they are less willing to provide training to bring current employees up to speed on new technologies, says a new study from Ball State University.
By Gail Werner
By Marc Ransford
MUNCIE, IN - Each dollar spent on tourism promotion and marketing by Indiana's convention and visitors bureaus generates roughly $15 in taxable revenues, creating jobs in a sometimes overlooked industry, says a new report by Ball State University.