News Articles in February 2009

February 27, 2009
Ball State University President Jo Ann Gora gave the keynote address to the Dubois County Area Development Corporation at its annual meeting Feb. 12. She told more than 140 audience members about the university’s economic development efforts in Indiana through Building Better Communities and the Emerging Media Initiative. Afterward, she was interviewed by WBDC reporter Joe Lacay ’08, former station manager at WCRD.
February 25, 2009
A set of student-produced public service announcements advocating more closed captioning on assorted video programs may soon enlighten TV viewers nationwide.
February 25, 2009
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and best-selling author Thomas Friedman shares perspectives from his successor volume to "The World is Flat" during the next installment of the Bracken Environmental Speaker Series on March 4.
February 20, 2009
The College of Architecture and Planning: Indianapolis Center has had a proposal approved by the American Institute of Architects for the development of a Smart Growth Redevelopment District.
February 20, 2009
College of Architecture and Planning senior Tyler Stanley has won the Modular Building Institute's student green building design competition.
February 20, 2009
Jennifer Bott, associate professor of management, was recently featured in a story about a bleak job market by WRTV6.
February 19, 2009
How Google, YouTube and other modern communications technology are reshaping the manner of the contemporary American political campaign is the subject of the first installment in the university's new David Letterman Distinguished Professional Lecture and Workshop Series.
February 16, 2009
Five Ball State students recently collaborated at the I-69 Collegiate Innovation Challenge, with students from various colleges from the Interstate 69 corridor to develop business solutions in Indiana.
February 13, 2009
Alumnus Raj Seekri has established a mathematical sciences scholarship in honor of his father, Ram Lal Seekri.
February 13, 2009
Indianapolis Colts defensive captain Gary Brackett will visit Ball State on Feb. 23 to speak about leadership and overcoming adversity.
February 12, 2009
Helping to supply a growing life sciences industry, Ball State's chemistry department leads the state in graduating students with professionally certified bachelor's degrees.
February 10, 2009
Broadband proposal featured on Inside Indiana Business
February 10, 2009
Faced with higher operating costs to maintain its outdated analog transmission system, the local PBS station decides to turn off its traditional analog signal on the federal government's originally established date.
February 9, 2009
Four graduate students from the College of Architecture and Planning earn $1,000 scholarships.
February 9, 2009
Environmental advocate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. will discuss the role that natural resources play in our work, health and identity as Americans during 2009's first lecture in the Bracken Environmental Speaker Series.
February 6, 2009
Board of Trustees approves plan for a geothermal energy solution to the university's long-term central heating and cooling needs. Removing outmoded boiler system will save up to $2 million a year in operating costs and cut Ball State's carbon footprint almost in half.
February 5, 2009
Ball State's use of emerging media will connect more than 18,000 students to an Electronic Field Trip, where they will interactively learn about the contributions made by Buffalo Soldiers, the first African-American men to serve in the Army during peacetime.
February 4, 2009
Employees with emerging media skills are worth more in today's marketplace, says a survey of human resources managers.
February 2, 2009
Ball State’s Opera Theatre performs Mozart's Don Giovanni at Emens Auditorium on Feb. 6 and 8.
February 2, 2009
A survey by J-Ideas finds that student newspapers and other types of high school media face restrictions from school administrators.
February 2, 2009
Partnership between the Institute for Digital Intermedia Arts and Animation, the School of Nursing and Ball Memorial Hospital underscores economic potential of emerging media.
February 2, 2009
Two brothers from Batesville took top honors for best commercial in this year's Super Bowl--with a little help from a Ball State employee.
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