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.)

July 22, 2016
Source: Star Press
Story quotes Anthony Mahon, a kinesiology professor who studies exercise response in youngsters for Ball State's Human Performance Laboratory. Note: Story originated with a story/pitch by the Media Strategy Team.
July 20, 2016
Story quotes Sadie Lebo, 21, who has been selected by Ball State University and the Indiana Office of Tourism Development to lead a team of photographers across the entire state of Indiana for nearly six weeks, following the bicentennial torch from county to county and documenting its varied travels.
July 18, 2016
Story notes Ball State University student Meredith Dickerson is spending most of this month at Queen’s University Belfast in Northern Ireland studying various subtopics of conflict transformation.
July 15, 2016
Source: WOWO AM
Story notes more than 50 Ball State students will make their way to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to cover the 2016 Olympics.
July 13, 2016
Story notes Ball State University architecture students are building a piece of public art in the eastern Indiana community of Yorktown that is meant to be a gateway to a trail system.
July 13, 2016
Story focuses on Alex Call, a Ball State graduate and former member of the university’s baseball team.
July 13, 2016
Source: Fox 59
Story notes a research study by Ball State shows 250,000 Hoosiers are living with serious mental illnesses. Note: Story originated from a story idea pitched by the Media Strategy Team.
July 12, 2016
Source: Star Press
Story notes the Yorktown arts council has formed its first tangible project well before expected thanks to a partnership with Ball State University's architecture program, and the project at the intersection of Tiger Drive and West River Road is already catching attention.
July 11, 2016
Story notes that two Ball State University economists have released a new model to rank state economies. It uses the average score from seven national sources to build what Dick Heupel and Rosemary Kaiser say is "generally more reflective of states' actual business climates." Indiana ranks third in the inaugural States' Business Climates Index.
July 11, 2016
Story features Mallory Weil, now a 20-year-old junior at Ball State who will participate in Ball State at the Games.
June 29, 2016
Source: WTHR-13
Story focuses on Benny Benefiel and his impact on campus. This was a story specifically pitched by the media strategy team to Kevin Rader at WTHR-TV because of his Only in Indiana series.
June 29, 2016
Source: Fox 59
Story quotes CBER director Michael Hicks.
June 29, 2016
Editorial note a CBER study, quoting CBER director Michael Hicks.
June 28, 2016
Source: Star Press
Column notes that in the fall of 2014, the Freedom Bus became an immersive learning project for about 80 Ball State students from a wide array majors. They collected oral histories and scoured local libraries for material in a nine county area.
June 28, 2016
Story notes a a new study from Ball State University found Latina adolescents are more at risk for suicidal thoughts and attempts than white or African American youths.
June 27, 2016
Source: Star Press
Story quotes CBER director Michael Hicks about his study.
June 27, 2016
Story notes Music for All, one of the nation's largest and most influential organizations in support of music education, will return to Muncie for the sixth summer with its Music for All Summer Symposium, presented by Yamaha. Ball State University is not only the host, but now a corporate sponsor of Music for All, recently announcing a sponsorship agreement in place through 2023.
June 27, 2016
Source: Star Press
Story notes that Ball State will play Penn State in football in 2021.
June 23, 2016
Story cites research by CBER director Michael Hicks, who found that 9 out 10 manufacturing jobs have been lost to mechanization, not trade policies. Note: NPR distributed this story to its 900 affiliates across the nation.
June 22, 2016
Story quotes CBER director Michael Hicks.
June 21, 2016
Story quotes CBER director Michael Hicks.
June 21, 2016
Source: Star Press
Story reviews the results of the state-supported Gallup survey to measure alumni satisfaction and the lifelong dividends their degrees produced.
June 20, 2016
Story notes that according to the camp's founders, Ball State students Matt King and Daniel Majestic, it’s one of the first of its kind in the country.
June 16, 2016
Middle school-aged girls gathered at Ball State University in Muncie this week to study biology, chemistry, and geology in real science labs. As IPR’s Keagan Beresford reports, the summer camp has become a place where girls are encouraged to pursue their interests in science while free of societal pressures
June 15, 2016
Source: Mix 105
Story features Adam Christopher, a Ball State student, covering Ellie Goulding’s “Something In The Way You Move."
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