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.)

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."
June 15, 2016
Source: Star Press
Story notes six more people have applied for seats on the board of trustees at Ball State University, while two prominent Republicans who haven't officially applied yet are rumored to be among the leading candidates.
June 15, 2016
Story quotes CBER director Michael Hicks.
June 15, 2016
Story notes the university recently dedicated the technologically advanced and student-centered Robert G. Hunt Center for Construction Management during a ceremony within the renovated Applied Technology Building.
June 13, 2016
Story notes a report from Ball State University's Center for Business and Economic Research last week gave Maryland a "D" for its overall manufacturing climate. The story also quotes CBER director Michael Hicks. Note: Media outlets in Ohio, South Carolina and Nevada also posted stories about the research.
June 9, 2016
Source: WTHR-13
Story focuses on virtual reality devices produced by Ball State and quotes John Fillwalk of the university's Institute for Digital Intermedia Arts
June 8, 2016
Story notes “Advanced Manufacturing in the United States: The Shift Toward Diversified Industries and an Educated Workforce,” a CBER study found that people looking for jobs in Indiana’s advanced manufacturing industry now commonly need at least a two-year associate degree, as jobs are increasingly moving off the production floor.
June 8, 2016
Story notes lightly recruited and often overlooked, Alex Call, a River Falls High School graduate, expects to be drafted in the first 10 rounds of this week’s Major League Baseball Draft after earning All-American honors for a stellar junior year at Ball State
June 8, 2016
Story features the 2016 Manufacturing and Logistics Report, prepared by Ball State’s Center for Business and Economic Research, and quotes CBER director Michael Hicks.
June 8, 2016
Source: Water Online
Story notes Ball State University researchers are examining Kentucky’s myriad caves, sinkholes and underground rivers to help landowners, local governments and state agencies better understand how farm waste may affect the aquifers that supply drinking water and support freshwater ecosystems.
June 7, 2016
Source: Newsday
Story quotes CBER director Michael Hicks and cites CBER’s manufacturing and logistics report card.
June 6, 2016
Story notes Noblesville Schools has finished off the school year by awarding its 2015-16 Teacher of the Year honor to Ball State graduate Amanda Thorner, a resource special education teacher at Noble Crossing Elementary.
June 6, 2016
Story notes Ball State junior and Elkhart Christian grad is one of 11 Division I baseball players chosen nationwide.
June 6, 2016
Story features David P. Gelio, a Ball State graduate.
June 6, 2016
Story quotes CBER director Michael Hicks and cites CBER’s manufacturing and logistics report card.
June 4, 2016
Story notes home health care jobs in Indiana grew 30.7 percent from 2000 to 2009, to 14,219, according to a study by the Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) at Ball State and quotes CBER’s Srikant Devaraj, the study’s primary researcher.
June 2, 2016
Story quotes Scott Reinke, coordinator for the BSU Achievements Program at Ball State. He was involved in the development of Ball State Achievements, a mobile app designed to improve student retention by gamifying positive activity outside the classroom (and winner of a 2015 Campus Technology Innovators award). He advocates a "fail fast" mentality when gamifying a course.
June 2, 2016
Story quotes CBER director Michael Hicks about his annual manufacturing and logistics report. Note: WIBC-FM and Inside Indiana Business also posted stories on the report.
June 2, 2016
Many longtime runners find that, despite regularly using, they’re nonetheless losing, at least when it comes to their leg muscles. Scott Trappe, director of Ball State’s Human Performance Lab is quoted.
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