May 16, 2017
Story notes Letterman, a native of Indiana, graduated from Ball State University and got his start in local television as a weather caster. Note: AP distributed this story nationally.
February 25, 2017
AssociatedPress: Ball State hopes to make campus more bicycle friendly
Story notes Ball State University has plans to make its campus friendlier to bicyclists. School officials say recommendations from the university’s Bicycle Master Plan will be unveiled March 1 by an Indianapolis landscape architecture firm. Ball State hopes to create dedicated bicycle paths and wider shared multiuse paths on campus and establish bike lanes on existing streets. Note: AP distributed this story nationally, including the Washington Times. These placements are due to a story idea distributed by UMC’s media team.
February 7, 2017
Associated Press: Ball State University closes in on $20.6M campaign projects
Story notes the university's Board of Trustees approved plans Friday for the Early Yestingsmeier Golf Center and a 19,000-square-foot addition to Worthen Arena. Note: AP distributed this story nationally to various media outlets, including WSBT-TV.
October 3, 2016
Associated Press: Star Press donates archives to Ball State for digitization
Story notes The Star Press is donating hundreds of thousands of clippings and photographs from the last century to Ball State University so the material can be digitized and made more easily searchable by the public for free. Note: AP distributed this story, which originated with The Star Press, to media outlets across the nation, including the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette.
July 13, 2016
Associated Press: Ball State students create public art in Yorktown
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.
March 21, 2016
Associated Press: Ball State's TV frequency going into federal auction
Story notes the university's board of trustees authorized the school this month to take part in the national sale, The Star Press of Muncie reported. The auction, set to start on March 29, will free up frequencies to be resold to wireless companies such as Verizon.
March 6, 2016
Associated Press: Gates Foundation-funded app helps Ball State freshmen
Story notes that a mobile app supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation during 2014-15 increased the number of Ball State University freshmen who returned to the school for their sophomore year.
March 4, 2016
Associated Press: 'Garfield' cartoonist Jim Davis to get Indiana arts honor
Story notes Indiana is honoring cartoonist and Indiana native Jim Davis, a Ball State graduate who created the "Garfield" comic strip, with the Governor's Arts Award.
February 12, 2016
Associated Press: Research: Fawns born in city have better chance of surviving
Story quotes Tim Carter, a biology professor.
December 17, 2015
Associated Press: Retired Letterman enjoys reaction to his beard
Cutline accompanying story notes David Letterman sported a long white beard when he recently spoke at Ball State. Letterman is donating memorabilia from his career in television to his alma mater.
November 12, 2015
Associated Press: New 'Star Trek' pushes us closer to streaming service overload
Story quotes Dom Caristi, a telecommunications professor.
November 1, 2015
Associated Press: State investment in SolarCity jobs not without risk
New York state has gone into business with a national solar energy company, committing $750 million to support California-based SolarCity in exchange for the promise of high-tech jobs in western New York and economic spinoff that reaches across the state.
September 8, 2015
Associated Press: Garfield the cat creator keeps working in rural Indiana
Story examines the life of Jim Davis, a Ball State graduate and creator of Garfield. Note: AP distributed this story, originally posted by The Star Press, to media outlets across the nation, including the Lake County Daily Herald.
Topic: Alumni
July 20, 2015
Associated Press: Ball State president, cabinet not getting raises in 2015-16
Ball State’s board of trustees on Friday adopted a $345 million general fund budget for 2015-16 that includes no pay raises for President Paul W. Ferguson or his cabinet. Note: The story originated with The Star Press, and the AP distributed it nationally to media outlets, including the Chicago Daily Herald.
Topic: President
May 13, 2015
Associated Press: Ball State students write app offering tours of state parks
Associated Press: Ball State students write app offering tours of state park
April 13, 2015
Associated Press: Ball State University launches football app
Story notes that Ball State has launched a football app aiming to provide in-depth information about the team.
Note: AP distributed this story across the state to various media outlets, including WFIE-TV.
Topic: Athletics
March 5, 2015
Associated Press: Assembly debates right-to-work bill today
CBER director Michael Hicks is quoted.
Note: AP distributed this story to news media outlets across Minnesota and Wisconsin, including the Green Bay Press-Gazette.
Topic: Economy
March 5, 2015
Associated Press: Wisconsin Close to Becoming 25th Right-To-Work State
Story quotes CBER director Michael Hicks.
Note: AP distributed the story nationally to various media outlets, including the New York Times.
Topic: Economy
January 22, 2015
Associated Press: Rolling civil rights museum to hit road in test of exhibits
The story notes that the project, a collaboration between Ball State and Muncie’s nonprofit Martin Luther King Dream Team, began when Muncie’s transit system donated a retired city bus for the Dream Team to use for educational outreach in 2005.
Note: Associated Press distributed this story nationally to various media outlets, including the San Francisco Chronicle, Washington Times and Elkhart Truth.
Topic: CAP
January 21, 2015
Associated Press: 2 bills filed that would allow medical marijuana in Indiana
Story quotes Joe Losco, political science professor.
Note: Associated Press distributed this story across the nation to various media outlets, including WRTV-6.
December 31, 2014
Associated Press: Ball State prof asks: Was black Civil War soldier from Indiana poisoned in 1865?
Nicole Etcheson, a history professor, is quoted.
Note: This story originated with The Star Press and was distributed by Associated Press to news media around the nation, including the Greenfield Daily Reporter.
December 27, 2014
Associated Press: 3 from Anderson working together in Hollywood
Story notes that Tony Lewellen graduated from Ball State University in 2000 and worked in Chicago for four years at the Improv Olympics club before moving to the West Coast Note: Associated Press distributed this story nationally to various media outlets, including the San Francisco Gat.
Topic: Alumni
December 27, 2014
Associated Press: Lawmakers should listen to Hoosiers' priorities
Story notes that the 2014 WISH-TV/Ball State University Hoosier Survey, which asks Indiana residents about their top priorities for state government action during the upcoming legislative session.
Note: This story was distributed by Associated Press to media outlets around the state, including the Jeffersonville News and Tribune.
December 11, 2014
Associated Press: 'Late Show' takes bow on May 20
Story notes that David Letterman, an Indianapolis native and Ball State graduate, moved to CBS after being bypassed by NBC, which gave “The Tonight Show” to Jay Leno.
Note: Associated Press distributed the story nationally to various media outlets, including the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette.
Topic: Alumni
December 2, 2014
Associated Press: Planner wants to change East Chicago's image
Story notes that Ball State students led three public meetings in late October to hear residents' and stakeholders' visions for the future.
Note: This story originated with the Times of Northwest Indiana and Associated Press distributed it to media outlets across the nation, including the San Francisco Gate.
Topic: Alumni