Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette

March 30, 2016
Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette: Ball State grad thrilled to take field as coach
Story focuses on new football coach.
February 13, 2016
Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette: Plungers freezin' for Special Olympics
Story quotes Augie Harwig a senior communications major from Elkhart, who said 14 of the participants in the event were members of his Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity at Ball State University.
February 11, 2016
Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette: For the cronies, by the cronies
Story notes a group of researchers at Ball State University last week released another critical assessments of tax increment financing. The authors, Michael Hicks, Dagney Faulk and Srikant Devaraj, join Tom Heller, writing in the current issue of The Indiana Policy Review, in casting doubt on this enigmatic tax policy.
December 17, 2015
Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette: Theaters set for 'Star Wars’ blitz
Story quotes Alex Kartman, a telecommunications professor.
October 13, 2015
Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette: Region's efforts appear on target
Editorial notes that a recent study of Indiana's quality of life by Ball State’s Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) offers a bit of good news for the Fort Wayne area.
October 11, 2015
Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette: Area officials tout quality-of-life issues to draw employers
Research shows that – for the most part – employers are flocking to vibrant communities rather than workers moving to find jobs, according to a Ball State University study released last week.
October 10, 2015
Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette: Area leads state in health care index
Northeast Indiana residents are doing relatively well in health, education and living standards compared with other Hoosiers, a study released last week says.
September 22, 2015
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette: Common courtesy - and common sense
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.
Topic: Geothermal
February 15, 2015
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette: City, county officials say TIFs boost economy
CBER director Michael Hicks is quoted.
Topic: Economy
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.
Topic: Economy
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.
Topic: CCIM
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.
Topic: President
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.
Topic: CAP
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.
Topic: Economy
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.
Topic: CCIM
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.
Topic: Athletics
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.
Topic: Geothermal
June 3, 2014
Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette: Indiana officials vow to resist emissions plan
Ball State's geothermal project is featured.
Topic: Geothermal
May 16, 2014
Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette: A campus transformed
Editorial examines Dr. Gora's impact on Ball State.
Topic: President
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