BSU says NOT about the money, Farming honors and all Monday WBR Morning News, 4/4/2022

Ball State President Geoffrey S. Mearns

Ball State President Geoffrey S. Mearns


At Ball State the voluntary early incentive retirement program was not about saving money – Pres. Mearns

How many participated

City of Muncie and the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation broke ground Friday for the ceremonial beginning of the revitalization of Lafferty Field at McCulloch Park. Deputy Mayor Richard Ivy told WLBC’s Mike Rhodes the timeline has moved up

Celebrating Indiana farm families – Friday, Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch awarded the Hoosier Homestead Awards

I asked for more about THAT family

She was in town Friday for a ribbon cutting for the VSTOP electronic voting audit system – the event was held at a now BSU operated building that used to house an elementary school in years gone by – Secretary of State Holli Sullivan has a tie to that facility

Yorktown high school Principal Brewer reminded on Twitter that every April is World Autism Month! Light It Up Blue as Autism Speaks kicks it off beginning with World Autism Awareness.  CDC says about 1% of the world’s population has autism spectrum disorder – over 75,000,000 people.

This morning, we’re Celebrating Indiana farm families – with more that Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch awarded the Hoosier Homestead Awards on Friday morning from WLBCland

She mentioned the Williams Farm – 200 years and still running.

BSU men’s volleyball Senior Night was Saturday – Now, two regular season road matches to wrap the regular season, but coach Donan Cruz says the Conference tourney is headed back to Worthen on April 16th

As part of the state legislation that created the partnership of BSU overseeing Muncie Community Schools, the Board of Trustees became a 7 member appointed group

Two of the Members come from recommendations

I asked when those decisions will be made

Part of the Secretary of State’s visit to Muncie’s BSU campus Friday included graduation for what has now become 35 CEATS students – some of those earning their Certificate in Election Administration, Technology, and Security from our area

That the voice of Dr. Brian Beyers.

With a story we broke on Friday morning.  In her own voice:  WLBC radio news was there Friday when Secretary of State Holli Sullivan announced a doubling of the efforts

VSTOP, a system created by Ball State, audits electronic voting systems to ensure accuracy and reliability.

Between 100 and 150 wreckers from around Indiana rallied in front of Eskenazi Hospital Friday night to support Matthew Roberts, the tow-truck driver that was shot on March 25th.  The wreckers at the rally wanted the public to know that their lives are at risk each time they get behind the wheel, much like a police officer or firefighter.

The revitalization of Lafferty Field at McCulloch Park in Muncie is underway.  Here’s how it came to be, according to BSU President Mearns

WLBC’s Mike Rhodes reported the timeline is 30 days ahead of schedule – a unique situation in a time when so many similar construction projects are catching up from pandemic slowdowns.

Too late to sign up now, but Mayor Ridenour mentioned neighborhood cleanups late last week on social media

Turn Away No Longer, a nonprofit based in Anderson that helps foster families, will host a community clothing giveaway Saturday, April 9.  Weather permitting, there will be tables sitting outside at 3205 W. 25th St. door B1 with free clothes, according to the Herald Bulletin.