December 1, 2013
The students (Ball State graduate) Jim Streisel teaches at Carmel High School may not become the next generation of news reporters, but with the skills learned in his media classes, they should be armed to conquer college and beyond.
November 21, 2013
Thanks to China and Saudi Arabia, Ball State University enrolled a record number of international students this fall.
November 1, 2013
Michael Hicks, director of the Center for Business and Economic Research at Ball State, wonders whether tight times during the recession have caused a lasting shift in consumer spending trends.
October 21, 2013
“I am hugely proud of my Midwestern roots,” Ahrendts, 53, and the current CEO of Burberry said via email this weekend. “Growing up in Indiana, I learned that everything truly begins and ends with people, and the compassion, trust and respect for others that define this part of the world have given me a tremendous professional foundation.” And those Indiana roots and values will soon be following Ahrendts to tech giant Apple when she takes over her new post as senior vice president of expansion plans and retail operations. The Ball State University graduate and mother of three was named to the position last week.
October 18, 2013
The numbers are abysmal. For every $1 the average American worker makes, the typical Hoosier is paid 86 cents. Our state ranks 40th in the nation in income, a drop of 10 spots in the past 30 years. Per-capita incomes in Indiana, according to a recent Ball State University study, are at the nation’s 1996 level — that’s back to the days when Bill Clinton and Bob Dole were competing for the presidency.
August 31, 2013
This makes no sense to me. Not after Ball State University recently released a study showing that the average Hoosier earns a wage that’s decades behind the rest of the country. Indiana ranks 40th among states for 2010 per capita income, with the average resident earning $33,981. Adjusted for inflation, that puts us on par with what the rest of the nation was making in 1996.
August 23, 2013
Many Hoosiers earn personal incomes that are decades behind their working counterparts in the rest of the country, a new Ball State University study says.
August 12, 2013
Story about a Ball State immersive learning class developing apps for the Department of Natural Resources.
May 22, 2013
Reporters can cry with us over stories like devastating Oklahoma tornado
Mark Masse, journalism professor, penned a guest column about the emotional toll on reporters of covering events such as the recent tornado in Oklahoma.
May 8, 2013
For online programs for veterans, Ball State ranks among best
In its first rankings of online programs for veterans, U.S. News & World Report put Ball State's among the top in the country.
April 21, 2013
Ball State to invest $20M in athletics facility
Ball State's “Cardinal Commitment: Developing Champions” campaign has a $20 million fundraising goal by December 2014, an amount of money that is expected to bring significant upgrades to the Ball State baseball, softball, basketball, volleyball, football and golf facilities.
March 20, 2013
Century-old Indiana disappearance attracts new scrutiny
Colleen Steffen, a journalism instructor at Ball State University and former newspaper feature writer, spent five years researching the girl’s disappearance. She wrote a book about it, which is yet unpublished, and probably knows more about the case than anyone.
March 19, 2013
Matthew Tully: Suburban flight and the CityWay in Indianapolis
Many people find these questions to be simple ones, at least based on a new Ball State study that showed Hamilton, Hendricks and Johnson counties experiencing the state’s largest net migrations in recent years -- meaning people moving in from another county. Marion County suffered the lowest such migration, meaning thousands more moved out than moved in.
March 17, 2013
Migration study: Hamilton County continues to lead in population growth
Though it continues to draw more new residents than any other city in the state, Indianapolis continues to lose population at a slightly higher rate, according to a new population-movement study by Ball State University. Hamilton County, the suburban neighbor to the north, continues to reap the benefits. "It is kind of surprising that the rankings are so consistent," said Dagney Faulk, the director of research, who co-authored the study. "Hamilton County has had the highest population growth for years, it’s always at the top. Marion County has the most moving in, but they also have the most moving out. It’s the classic story that’s been going on for decades all across America."
February 1, 2013
Indiana legislature unlikely to vote on same sex marriage in 2013
Last December, a poll taken for the Bowen Center for Public Affairs at Ball State University and WISH-8, indicated that 54 percent of those polled opposed changing Indiana’s constitution to ban same-sex marriage. The younger a person was, the poll found, the more likely they were to support legalizing same-sex marriage.
December 10, 2012
Fishers starts search for its downtown heart
Fishers starts search for its downtown heart Monday (Dec. 10): Scott Truex, associate professor of urban planning, is quoted about Fishers' efforts to plan a new look and identity for its downtown. "The focus has to be on 'place-making,' not architectural style," said Truex. "It is about providing the opportunity for engagement and memory; creating intersection (for people) and destinations that generate interaction, dialogue and expression."
December 7, 2012
A dive off the fiscal cliff would hurt Hoosiers
A dive off the fiscal cliff would hurt Hoosiers (Dec. 7): Such impacts may be significant, but they shouldn't be surprising, said Ball State economist Michael J. Hicks. If the nation wants to get rid of its more than $16 trillion debt, Indiana's annual share over the next 25 years would be more than $13.2 billion -- an amount roughly equal to the state's annual budget.
Note: This story originated with the Gannett news service and distributed nationally. The Star-Press, among other papers, published over the weekend.
November 12, 2012
Study: Indiana airports provide state with significant economic boost
Michael Hicks, director of Ball State University’s Bureau of Business Research, said the study’s estimates of indirect jobs and spending that airports induce appear reasonable. But he questioned whether many of the small airports around the state can claim to be responsible for the jobs and spending numbers tallied in the survey.