June 9, 2017
Story notes that a dozen years ago, Daryle Zybert signed up to be a reading tutor at a Washington Township elementary school and was assigned to a shy third-grader named Corey White. That boy is now a man — a no-longer-shy 21-year-old college student who attends Ball State University and calls Zybert “my best friend.”
October 7, 2016
Indy Star: Apple unveils new store design in Indy
Angela Ahrendts, Apple’s senior vice president of retail and online stores and an Indiana native, was on hand to highlight the improvements.
September 19, 2016
Indianapolis Star: David Letterman will make 1 night TV return on Oct 30
Story notes the National Geographic Channel is promoting the return of David Letterman, a Ball State graduate, as a correspondent for climate-change documentary series “Years of Living Dangerously.”
Topic: Alumni
June 15, 2016
The Indianapolis Star: In Indiana, confidence in jobs but not wages
Story quotes CBER director Michael Hicks.
May 31, 2016
The Indianapolis Star: Elkhart residents to Obama: 'Tell us how you helped’
Story quotes CBER director Michael Hicks. Note: The Star Press also posted this story.
May 29, 2016
The Indianapolis Star: Hoosier Gardener: Art blooms at Ball State
Story notes six Indiana florists used their flower-arranging skills to interpret six pieces of art at the David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State University.
April 29, 2016
The Indianapolis Star: Ball State students launch Uberlike service for drones
Story notes two 20-year-olds saw a need for commercial drone aerial photos and videos and a place where people could rent those services.
February 18, 2016
The Indianapolis Star: Ball State site of upcoming ‘The Song' reality show
Story notes the pilot episode for the new reality music competition, "The Song," will be filmed throughout Muncie beginning March 9, culminating with a "reveal" concert open to a public live studio audience at 7 p.m. March 12 at Pruis Hall.
January 11, 2016
The Indianapolis Star: Indiana's low unemployment creates worker shortage
Story quotes CBER director Michael Hicks.
December 17, 2015
The Indianapolis Star: IndyStar poll: 70 percent of Hoosiers support LGBT protections
Story notes a new IndyStar poll, conducted with Ball State University, shows Hoosiers support expanding the state civil rights law to include sexual orientation and gender identity, with 50.2 percent in favor and 35.1 percent opposed. Joe Losco, director of Ball State’s Bowen Center, is quoted.
December 14, 2015
The Indianapolis Star: Regional cities plan helps build Indiana’s future
Column quotes CBER director Michael Hicks.
November 20, 2015
The Indianapolis Star: Indiana's 4.4% October unemployment rate dips to lowest level since August 2001
Story quotes CBER director Michael Hicks.
November 5, 2015
The Indianapolis Star: Probe: Indiana county's cancer cluster unfounded
Story notes in 2004, The Star Press asked Thad Godish, a Ball State University industrial hygienist, to investigate long-standing complaints of a musty, moldy odor in New Castle. Standing outside the Metaldyne factory, a maker of automobile chassis products, he said the odor was coming from metal-working fluids.
October 30, 2015
The Indianapolis Star: Hogsett's legal career could pose potential conflicts as mayor
Story quotes Raymond Scheele, a professor emeritus of political science at Ball State.
October 17, 2015
The Indianapolis Star: America must share in hosting Syrian refugees
Yaron Ayalon, a history professor, pens a guest column.
October 7, 2015
The Indianapolis Star: Citizens, Vectren forecast natural gas savings this winter
August 4, 2015
The Indianapolis Star: Champion sprinter has cheetah-like, 'super-fast' muscle fibers
Story quotes HPL director Scott Trappe.
July 14, 2015
Indianapolis Star: Fishers woman to volunteer in 11 nations in 11 months
Story notes that Alexa Kapsalis, a recent Ball State graduate, leaves in September for challenging mission trip around the world.
Topic: Alumni
April 17, 2015
Indianapolis Star: Business Insider: 'Launch' programs a springboard for new ideas
Story notes that Sen. Luke Kenley, R-Noblesville, included a $2 million appropriation in the Senate version of Indiana's next two-year budget to launch the Launch effort. He's called on Ball State's Entrepreneurship Center to be the flux in this effort to make it work across Indiana.​ Other media posting similar stories included the Indianapolis Business Journal, WIBC-FM and WISH-TV.
Topic: Economy
April 14, 2015
Indianapolis Star: Indy's Jason Whitlock: From the 'hood' to ESPN
Story profiles the Ball State graduate.
Topic: Alumni
March 26, 2015
Indianapolis Star: RFRA reaction ranges from 'sad day' and 'harmful' to 'right thing to do'
Story quotes Joseph Marchal, a religious studies professor at Ball State.
Note: The Star Press and WNDU-TV also quoted Marchal in stories on the issue.
March 20, 2015
Indianapolis Star: Tully: Once a Ball State linebacker, now an education leader
Story features Ball State graduate Marlon Llewellyn.
Topic: Alumni
March 15, 2015
Indianapolis Star: Are you paying too much in property taxes?
Story quotes Dagney Faulk, the center's research director — who led the study with co-author and center director Michael Hicks.
Topic: Economy
March 2, 2015
Indianapolis Star: Frequent use of TIFs needs careful review
CBER director Michael Hicks pens a column.
Topic: Economy
February 20, 2015
Indianapolis Star: Solar, wind subsidies are tax on the poor
CBER director Michael Hicks pens a guest column.
Note: This column also was posted by The Star Press and several other Indiana newspapers.
Topic: Economy