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More Hoosiers approve of President Donald Trump’s job performance than disapprove, according to the latest edition of Ball State’s Hoosier Survey.

President Trump came out ahead in the poll of 600 Hoosier adults, better than results in many other states and nationally.

Bowen Center for Public Affairs at Ball State University managing director Charles Taylor notes Trump did win Indiana in 2016 by 19 points.

Ball State Cuts Costs To Stay Out Of The Red

Jun 13, 2019
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MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Ball State University says it was forced to eliminate 25 positions, curb travel and reduce supplies to avoid ending fiscal year 2019 with a budget shortfall.

The school's board of trustees was given the update on Wednesday before the board approved a $391.2 million 2019-20 general fund budget that calls for an increase in tuition and fees of 1.25%.

The reductions of 25 positions, travel spending and supply expenditures saved $4.5 million.

Former HQ For Licensing Garfield To Be Auctioned Off

Jun 9, 2019


ALBANY, Ind. (AP) — The former Indiana headquarters of the company that oversees licensing for the lasagna-loving cartoon cat Garfield will be auctioned off this month.

PAWS Inc. employees have moved out of the complex in the eastern Indiana town of Albany, but the business is still in operation.

Garfield creator Jim Davis donated PAWS Inc.'s former headquarters to the Ball State University Foundation, which will receive the proceeds from the online June 24-26 online auction.

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MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — A coroner says one of seven people shot at an off-campus party near Ball State University in Indiana has died.

Governor To Ball State Graduates: Please Stay In Indiana

May 4, 2019
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Ball State To Build Indoor Athletics Practice Facility

May 3, 2019

Ball State University will build an indoor practice facility for its athletic teams. As IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann reports, school trustees call it a “game changer.”

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Ball State says it hasn’t hired an architect for the project yet, but initial plans show it to be a regulation-size football turf field inside a shell-style building, with batting cages, storage, and restrooms.

Gov. Holcomb To Deliver Ball State Commencement Address

Apr 8, 2019

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Gov. Eric Holcomb is set to become the first Indiana governor to deliver a spring commencement speech at Ball State University.

Lauren Chapman

Indiana’s public universities made their funding requests to Senate legislators Tuesday as that chamber’s budget hearings are underway.