Ball State In The News

Following is a list of recent, noteworthy mentions of Ball State in the national, regional, and Indiana media. Where possible, the appropriate links are provided. However, we cannot assure that all links will remain active for the duration of this listing. (Some sites may also require free registration or request demographic data before providing the information.)

October 23, 2014
President Ferguson is quoted. Note: Associated Press distributed a story from The Star-Press to media outlets across the state and nation, including the Indianapolis Business Journal, Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette, San Francisco Chronicle and San Antonio Express-News.
Topic: President
October 23, 2014
Chris Flook, telecommunications instructor, is quoted. Note: UMC's media team set up this interview. Note: The Star-Press also posted this story.
Topic: CCIM
October 22, 2014
Story notes the new musical's book was written by Beth Turcotte, a Ball State theater professor, and the play was originally developed by students participating in the Spring 2010 Virginia C. Ball seminar led by Turcotte.
Topic: Fine Arts
October 22, 2014
Source: Star Press
Story focuses on the new facility and quotes President Ferguson and others.
Topic: President
October 21, 2014
The story quotes Ronald Dolon, a professor of social work at Ball State, who is in the region until January working with Adult Protective Services while on sabbatical.
October 21, 2014
CBER director Michael Hicks is quoted.
Topic: Economy
October 21, 2014
Story notes that a team led by Susan McDowell, a Ball State biology professor, and Robert Sammelson, chemistry department chair have synthesized new compounds to battle MRSA.
October 21, 2014
Source: Star Press
A ribbon cutting and dedication for the Charles W. Brown Planetarium will be at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
October 21, 2014
James Stroud, an elementary education profesor, is ranked No. 22. The rankings included top professor of the year, “hottest” professor of the year and other various titles for universities and community colleges. According to a press release from mtvU, the Rate My Professors site “uses a five-point Likert scale as well as a binary scoring system for students to rate professors.”
October 18, 2014
Source: Star Press
Editorial examines the current status of the investment issue.
Topic: President
October 17, 2014
Ball State's "chirp chirp" is listed.
October 17, 2014
Source: Star Press
Ball State University President Paul Ferguson and Board of Trustees chair Rick Hall met today with the State Budget Committee to discuss the university's findings and action plan moving forward related to the school's losses of more than $13 million in fraudulent investments.
Topic: President
October 16, 2014
Source: CT Now
Story notes that the show, based on the 2005 novel by Cathy Day, was devised through an interdisciplinary study program at Ball State.
Topic: Fine Arts
October 15, 2014
Research by Jill Coleman, a geography professor, is featured.
October 14, 2014
Research by Jill Coleman, a geography professor, is cited.
Note: This story originated with The Indianapolis Star. Associated Press distributed across the state and nation to various media outlets, including Washington Times, Sacramento Bee and USA Today.
October 14, 2014
Source: Money News
CBER director Michael Hicks is quoted.
Topic: Economy
October 13, 2014
James Kerestes, architecture instructor, is quoted.
Topic: CAP
October 13, 2014
Editorial cites John Strauss, a journalism instructor.
Topic: CCIM
October 13, 2014
Source: PR Newswire
Fifty of the most affordable and ecologically-sound U.S. colleges are ranked in a new web article by Best Choice Schools. Ball State is ranked No. 30.
Note: PR Newswire distributed this story to news media across the nation.
October 12, 2014
Story notes that Ball State architecture students use Mounds park as design laboratory.
Topic: CAP
October 11, 2014
Source: Star Press
n a course taught by John Pichtel, professor of natural resources and environmental management, students looked at a fire scene up close.
October 11, 2014
Source: Star Press
The tailgate lawn was packed with celebrating students and fans on Saturday afternoon for homecoming weekend at Ball State University’s Scheumann Stadium. The tailgate was one of dozens of homecoming events for Ball State this weekend.
Topic: Athletics
October 10, 2014
CBER director Michael Hicks is quoted.
Topic: Economy
October 10, 2014
Source: Star Press
A petition signed by parents, alumni and others has forced Ball State University President Paul Ferguson to cancel plans to spray weed killer on the lawn at BSU's K-12 Burris Laboratory School.
Topic: President
October 10, 2014
Source: Star Press
Note: Associated Press distributed this story across the state and nation to various media outlets, including WRTV-6 and WIBC-FM, WAVE-TV, Anderson Herald-Bulletin and Dayton Daily News. Inside Indiana Business posted a similar story.
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