Star Press

March 1, 2017
Story notes Shondell, who coached the women's volleyball team at Ball State University for six years before retiring in 2016, was selected for the 2017 class of the National High School Hall of Fame.
February 26, 2017
Photo gallery features Ball State students participating in the dance marathon. Note: WISH-TV also reported on this story. These placements are due to a story idea distributed by UMC’s media team.
February 1, 2017
Story focuses on Janet (Amos) Holcomb, who earned a bachelor's degree in drawing (1992) and master's degree (1996) in print making from Ball State. Note: Associated Press distributed this story nationally.
January 28, 2017
Story reviews men's basketball game at the arena.
January 27, 2017
Story reviews immersive learning project.
January 25, 2017
Story notes Ball State University's budget request to state legislators includes a one-time line item of $5 million for 20 new interactive classrooms that have been shown by a pilot project to curtail failing grades in math.
January 21, 2017
Story notes construction and limited seating at Emens Auditorium might deter some high-profile events this year, like David Letterman's speaker series, but shouldn't cause problems for graduation ceremonies.
January 18, 2017
Story focuses on Sarah Knochel, who graduated from Ball State University in 2002 with a degree in apparel design. Note: The Indianapolis Star and Richmond Palladium-Item also posted this story.
January 17, 2017
Story notes the Indiana Commission for Higher Education is recommending a 6.2 percent increase in state funding for Ball State University's operating budget for the 2017-18 school year.
January 17, 2017
Story notes the passing of Al Rent, executive director and general manager of public broadcasting at Ball State. Note: WLBC-FM, Inside Indiana Business and Indiana Public Radio also reported on Rent’s death.
January 16, 2017
Photo essay notes that dozens of people participated in the March through campus.
November 17, 2016
In a round up of Ball State sports news, story notes Ball State and Miami, two Mid-American Conference universities separated by a little more than 70 miles, will make their football contest a ‘Red Bird Rivalry’ trophy game beginning in 2017.
November 10, 2016
Story features Patrick Weber, a 47-year-old social work major at Ball State University who is one of 180 veterans taking classes on the college's campus. He's also one of about 25-30 students registered with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) at the university's disability office.
November 5, 2016
Story notes after raising nearly $2,000 during last year's annual “A Night to Remember” benefit, one Ball State student service group plans to raise more money and continue spreading joy to local Alzheimer's and dementia patients. The fourth annual “A Night to Remember” benefit show is scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, at Pruis Hall.
October 29, 2016
Story focuses on two Ball State students.
October 23, 2016
The Star Press: Supreme Court to have oral argument at BSU
Story notes the Indiana Supreme Court will travel to Ball State University on Thursday, Oct. 27 to hold oral argument in a civil negligence case. The argument is in the case of Tresa Megenity v. David Dunn (22S04-1609-CT-00465). Note: This story is the result of a joint Supreme Court/Ball State press release managed through DSC’s media strategy team.
October 22, 2016
The Star Press: Ball State Homecoming Parade 2016
Photos showcase parade through the community.
October 21, 2016
The Star Press: BSU continues Bed Race tradition
Story showcases annual bed race.
October 20, 2016
The Star Press: Mike Neu's 1993 homecoming comeback will be tough to beat
Story focuses on Ball State head coach Mike Neu.
Topic: Athletics
October 17, 2016
The Star Press: A behind-the-scenes look at Jim Davis' art class
Story features cartoonist Jim Davis, a Ball State alumnus who is teaching an art class on campus this semester.
Topic: Alumni
October 3, 2016
The Star Press: Jim Davis shares insights with students
Story features Jim Davis, the creator of Garfield and Paws Inc., who spoke Monday night to a crowd of students and community members eager to hear his insights from his nearly 40 years in comics and animation at Sursa Hall. Davis, who graduated in the '60s, returned to his alma mater as an adjunct faculty member in the School of Art.
Topic: Alumni
September 11, 2016
Star Press: Bells mark 9/11 anniversary in Muncie
Story notes Ball State University offered a 9/11 Memorial Carillon Concert Sunday afternoon, featuring pieces played on the tower's 48-bell carillon by visiting lecturer John Gouwens.
September 1, 2016
Star Press: Local 16-year-old starts at Ball State
Walking down McKinley Avenue between classes, 16-year-old Dora Lott doesn't look very different from the other freshmen at Ball State University.
August 11, 2016
Star Press: Kelli Millers fast rise to the top
Profile of Ball State’s new women’s volleyball coach, Kelli Miller, who has longstanding ties to the program and is a Muncie native.
Topic: Athletics
July 22, 2016
The Star Press: Help your kids play outside this summer
Story quotes Anthony Mahon, a kinesiology professor who studies exercise response in youngsters for Ball State's Human Performance Laboratory. Note: Story originated with a story/pitch by the Media Strategy Team.
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