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identification In a typical situation, identify student sources by first and last name, class standing or expected year of graduation, and major on first reference.

Ex.: John Doe, a junior majoring in business… Include age, hometown, and other information when pertinent. Identify faculty sources by name and academic title or job description on first reference. If the sources has more than one title, use only the one most relevant to the story.

Ex: Assistant Professor of Mathematics Jane Doe… Use last name only on second reference. Include the abbreviation Jr. only when using a full name. Do not use a comma to separate Jr. from name. When a story includes more than one source with the same last name, you can use full names on every reference, courtesy titles, or job titles.

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iLearn Acceptable on all references. Full name is Integrated Learning Institute. iLearn serves the instructional design and technology learning needs of faculty members developing and teaching online or blended courses. bsu.edu/ilearn

immersive learning The hallmark of the university’s commitment to academic excellence. Guided by a faculty mentor, interdisciplinary student teams create unique, high-impact learning experiences that result in real-world results for community partners. bsu.edu/immersive


Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities On second reference and in headlines, academy is acceptable. Residential high school on Ball State's campus for gifted and talented juniors and seniors from throughout Indiana. Enrollment is about 300. Students live in Wagoner Hall. The academy and Burris Laboratory School are overseen by Ball State and are part of University Schools. bsu.edu/academy

initiative
Typically, it is lowercase.

Innovation in Teaching, Assessment, and Scholarship (ITAS) Formerly Office of Teaching and Learning Assessment (OTLA)

Interfraternity Council
On second reference and in headlines, IFC is acceptable. Governing body for Ball State’s fraternities.

Internet
Use a capital I.

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