September 22, 2015
Editorial notes that Ball State shut down its coal-fired burners in early 2014, after completing installation of the largest ground-source geothermal energy system in the nation. The new system also is expected to cut the university’s carbon footprint in half and save $2 million a year in energy costs. In addition, Ball State’s board of trustees voted in June to divest university holdings in fossil fuel stocks and to pursue an alternative investment portfolio adopting environmental, social and governance strategies.
February 15, 2015
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette: City, county officials say TIFs boost economy
CBER director Michael Hicks is quoted.
February 5, 2015
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette: Ball State study grades TIFs as ineffective as economic development tools
Story cites CBER study, quoted CBER director Michael Hicks.
Note: WFLI-TV and WBOW-FM also posted similar stories.
February 1, 2015
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette: Ball State using data to boost retention
Story notes that Ball State is turning to a new software program to track students’ digital footprints and help them graduate in four years.
Note: AP distributed this story from The Star Press across the state and national to various media outlets, including the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette.
January 28, 2015
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette: Northern Indiana leads push for stronger ethics
Guest column penned by Joe Losco and Ray Scheele, political science professors.
Note: Story also was posted by Fort Wayne News-Sentinel.
December 11, 2014
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette: Stay active for health this winter
Alex Montoye, an assistant professor of clinical exercise physiology and researcher with the Human Performance Laboratory at Ball State, pens a guest column.
November 30, 2014
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette: Poll gauges what's on the mind of Hoosiers
The story reviews the Hoosier Survey.
November 24, 2014
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette: BSU survey offers snapshot of public priorities
Story notes that the survey, sponsored by Ball State University’s Bowen Center for Public Affairs and WISH-TV, found 78 percent of Hoosiers believe job creation should be the General Assembly’s top priority.
September 14, 2014
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette: Messages mixed in courting women
Deborah Davis, a public relations professor, is quoted.
August 17, 2014
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette: Ball State head impresses, and is impressed
Ball State University President Paul Ferguson abandoned the traditional State of the University speech when he faced hundreds of faculty from the stage at Emens Auditorium on Friday, saying his two weeks on the job haven’t been enough.
August 14, 2014
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette: Riverfront plans bring Fort Wayne together around something iconic
Work by two Ball State architecture students is featured.
July 16, 2014
Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette: Ball State to assist in regional growth
Building Better Communities initiative has established a regional office in downtown Fort Wayne.
July 14, 2014
Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette: Study: State should boost worker skills
CBER director Michael Hicks is quoted.
June 23, 2014
Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette: Young filmmakers warm to Indiana locales
A Ball State student is featured.
Note: Associated Press distributed this story.
June 9, 2014
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette: Fort Wayne man stands fast for Ball State football
Story says work to begin soon on Ball State complex named for Venderly, wife.
June 4, 2014
Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette: Wasted energy: Coal plan's opponents can't argue its necessity
Ball State's geothermal project gets endorsement.
June 3, 2014
Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette: Indiana officials vow to resist emissions plan
Ball State's geothermal project is featured.
May 16, 2014
Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette: A campus transformed
Editorial examines Dr. Gora's impact on Ball State.
May 7, 2014
Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette: Verbatim: State launches redesigned website, new app
Story notes Ball State's role in app's development.
April 27, 2014
Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette: Ball State's friends in sky high places
HPL director Scott Trappe pens a guest column.
April 13, 2014
Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette: Biography touts long-forgotten Auburn-born satirist
Story focuses on new book by Wes Gehring, telecommunications professor.
February 13, 2014
Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette: The best age to get married
Scott Hall, family studies professor, is quoted.
November 22, 2013
Region beats US for growth in personal income in '12
While the city had a larger percentage gain, Fort Wayne continues to lag significantly behind the national average annual income, which is more than $45,000. There’s still reason to stand up and cheer, said Michael Hicks, a professor of economics at Ball State University and director of the school’s Center for Business and Economic Research. He attributes the higher income percentage to companies paying employees more and an influx of workers into the job market.
February 3, 2013
Heed leaders' cautions on college funds
President Jo Ann Gora of Ball State University told legislators last month that a cumulative loss of $77 million is “unsustainable."BSU is punished for raising admissions standards, she said. "We would like a greater recognition of the quality of the education experience," Gora said in an interview, noting that the university increased its graduation rate by 12 percent over the past decade. "We believe, and our trustees believe, in our approach. That is why we are so troubled that this formula does not recognize our success."