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News and Media

Media relations team members work closely to craft high-profile national media pitches on especially interesting or timely subjects. At the same time, they respond to hundreds of requests received each year for information about the university, its campus, faculty, students, and programs.

Contact between Ball State University and local, regional, and national news media is coordinated through a team of media relations managers within University Marketing and Communications.

Through news releases, media advisories, web postings, and other efforts, the team informs reporters, producers, and editors about a variety of newsworthy topics and events on campus. These may include:
  • important decisions of the president and board of trustees
  • the appearance of distinguished speakers
  • the pursuit or results of faculty/student collaborative research
  • other academic and athletic accomplishments of students
  • administration and faculty views on developing issues or trends
  • announcements of performing arts events

Most news stories are directed through two web-based news channels: the News Center, which is the online source for university-related news, and the Communications Center, the website for campus news and events.

More about news and media relations at Ball State:

University Marketing and Communications
West Quad, Room 304
Ball State University
Muncie, Indiana 47306

Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. EST Monday - Friday. For after-hours calls, dial the number below and you will be directed to an on-call staff person.
Phone: 765-285-1560
Fax: 765-285-5442
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