News Articles in July 2007

July 30, 2007
Letterman announcementBall State Board of Trustees approves naming of new communication and media building after favorite son and late night television host David Letterman. President Jo Ann Gora announces the news along with "Dave's Mom," Dorothy Mengering.
July 26, 2007
Ball State's Office of Wireless Research and Mapping (OWRM) and its spin-off company, afterimage GIS, were recently recognized with a Special Achievement in GIS award.
July 24, 2007
Study finds college students are increasingly receptive to receiving text-based advertising messages on their cell phones.
July 23, 2007
michael hicksMichael Hicks, a well-known researcher on the economic impact of Wal-Mart and an economics professor at the Air Force Institute of Technology, has been appointed the new director of Ball State's Bureau of Business Research.
July 23, 2007
Jeffrey Mohl has been named interim director of Ball State's Electronic Field Trip (EFT) program, succeeding Mark Kornmann, who has accepted a senior level position at the National Park Foundation beginning Aug. 1.
July 23, 2007
Alan Leduc wins the Sargent Americanism Award, which recognizes faculty who develop significant and innovative course work that helps students understand manufacturing-related business skills.
July 20, 2007
New conditions of cooperation between Ball State and the bargaining unit representing hundreds of campus service employees were approved by the university’s board of trustees during a public meeting on July 20.
July 20, 2007
For 51 years, Morry Mannies has been a sportscasting legend at Ball State. Now, he and his family have created a scholarship to carry on his broadcasting tradition.
July 19, 2007
Nancy KingsburyNancy Kingsbury, College of Applied Sciences and Technology, has announced that she will step down as dean and return to the faculty.
July 19, 2007
Lawrence SmithLawrence Smith, elementary education professor at Ball State, was recently appointed as CEO of the Professor Garfield Foundation.
July 12, 2007
EmensWhen it first opened in 1964, Emens Auditorium was renowned for its legendary acoustics, scalloped ceiling and a state-of-the art sound system. Now the venerable auditorium, which has hosted performers ranging from Louis Armstrong to the Dixie Chicks, is getting a makeover.
July 11, 2007
Sumner_Davidthumb.jpgThe Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication's magazine division selected Ball State professor David Sumner as its 2007 Magazine Educator of the Year.
July 10, 2007
emmyBall State has received 11 regional Emmy nominations from the Lower Great Lakes Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
July 9, 2007
Jo Ann M. GoraOutstanding faculty award-winning professor Herbert Stahlke and Ball State President Jo Ann M. Gora will speak to nearly 1,300 graduating students at the July 21 commencement at Worthen Arena.
July 9, 2007
Ron KovacRon Kovac believes students learn best when they find information themselves. The Cisco Networking Academy Program agreed and recently presented the professor of information and communication sciences an excellence in teaching award.
July 9, 2007
A Davie, Fla., woman's estate contributed more than $72,000 to the Ball State Fund, earmarked for scholarships, student and faculty recruitment and retention, innovative academic programs, special capital projects and other university needs.
July 9, 2007
The annual free concert features Muncie-area singers and Ball State undergraduate and graduate students performing a wide range of musical styles.
July 6, 2007
Kellie ConradKellie Conrad, a sophomore from Indianapolis, has been appointed to the Ball State Board of Trustees by Gov. Mitch Daniels.
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