November 17, 2017
Story notes Delaina Boyd, interim associate vice president of community engagement for Ball State University, was presented with the 2017 WIBU Lifetime Achievement Award honoring a woman who has dedicated her life to be a leader and role mode.
November 15, 2017
Story notes the change to Woodworth Complex — located just east of Emens Auditorium — is an effort to consolidate the nursing program's living-learning community into one specific location for all genders. Before, the living-learning community for male nursing majors was separate, in Noyer Complex.
November 10, 2017
Story notes after two years of construction, the $5 million update to Emens Auditorium came to an official end with the performance venue's ribbon cutting ceremony Friday afternoon. Note: Placement is due to a story idea developed and distributed by UMC’s media team.
November 8, 2017
Story notes after the cancellation was announced on Monday, Ball State University contacted MCS with an offer to host the 81st Sing.
November 6, 2017
Story notes Ball State University will unveil a million-dollar refreshed brand that includes a new tagline. "We Fly" replaces the prior catchphrase, "Education Redefined," which was dropped during Paul Ferguson's presidency. Note: Placement is due to a story idea developed and distributed by UMC’s media team.
Topic: We Fly
November 6, 2017
Story notes that Ball State University President Geoffrey S. Mearns spoke to a crowd packed into 600-seat Sursa Performance Hall on Monday.
Topics: President, We Fly
November 5, 2017
Ball State President Geoffrey S. Mearns pens a letter. Note: This Indianapolis Star and Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette also posted this letter to the editor.
October 27, 2017
Story notes a group of Ball State University professors and students want to document the everyday lives of Muncie people. It’s a continuation and expansion of a project started last year, Everyday Life in Middletown. Project director and professor of English Patrick Collier is seeking volunteers willing to record their day's activities in a diary — whether written, audio, or video — on three designated days, starting Nov. 14.
October 22, 2017
Story notes that hundreds gathered in downtown Muncie and roadside along McKinley Avenue for Ball State's Homecoming Parade Saturday morning.
October 20, 2017
Story notes that Air Jam, Ball State’s homecoming, lip-syncing competition, returned to Emens Auditorium Thursday night. Note: Placement is due to a story idea developed and distributed by UMC’s media team.
October 20, 2017
Placement is due to a story idea developed and distributed by UMC’s media team.
October 19, 2017
Story notes this is Homecoming Week for Ball State University, so several of the biggest traditional events are coming up this weekend. Note: Placement is due to a story idea developed and distributed by UMC’s media team.
October 16, 2017
Story notes over the past month in a partnership with Ball State University and The Star Press, public forums were held where the community could tackle a wide array of topics and issues facing Muncie.
October 13, 2017
Story notes the final of three recent public forums led by Ball State President Geoffrey S. Mearns looked at economic development, and what the city and university could do together to promote it.
October 13, 2017
Video from the third community forum is posted.
October 13, 2017
Column analyzes the community forums.
October 7, 2017
Ball State President Geoffrey S. Means pens a column.
Topic: President
September 27, 2017
Story reviews Wednesday night's second Better Together Community Forum at Minnetrista, an opportunity for Ball State President Geoffrey S. Mearns to learn more about Muncie and how to best leverage the university's arts and culture to improve the community.
September 26, 2017
Story examines the next forum.
July 9, 2017
Story notes that Ball State’s Sports Link is hosting a sports media camp this week. Note: Placement is due to a story idea developed and distributed by UMC’s media team.
July 3, 2017
Story notes Steve Shondell, a former volleyball coach at Ball State and Burris, was recently inducted into the National High School Hall of Fame in Providence, Rhode Island.
June 20, 2017
Story notes Ball State President Geoffrey Mearns was in Washington, D.C., and happened to have a brief encounter with Vice President Mike Pence. Pence's staff tweeted a picture of the two together in the West Wing of the White House late Monday afternoon. Note: WISH-TV and WLBC-FM also reported on the meeting. Placements include information provided by UMC’s media team.
June 18, 2017
Story notes part of the LaFollette Complex on Ball State University’s campus has been torn down, and that work is actually running ahead of schedule. The story quotes Jim Lowe, Ball State’s associate vice president for facilities planning and management. Note: UMC’s media team facilitated Lowe’s interview with the local newspaper.
June 9, 2017
Story notes three of the 20 or so construction/demolition projects going on at Ball State University this summer will close city streets and a driveway to the Emens Auditorium parking garage starting Monday. Note: Story quotes Jim Lowe, the university’s associate vice president for facilities management and Bernie Hannon, Ball State’s vice president for business affairs and treasurer. WLBC-FM also reported on campus construction. Placements due to UMC’s media team facilitating interviews.
May 19, 2017
Story notes a $5 million expansion of Emens Auditorium is wrapping up and a $1.6 million makeover of the front lawn has started. Note: UMC’s media team worked with the reporter and our facilities planning and management staff on the story.