Star Press

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
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
Photos showcase parade through the community.
October 21, 2016
Story showcases annual bed race.
October 20, 2016
Story focuses on Ball State head coach Mike Neu.
Topic: Athletics
October 17, 2016
Story features cartoonist Jim Davis, a Ball State alumnus who is teaching an art class on campus this semester.
Topic: Alumni
October 3, 2016
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
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
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
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.
July 12, 2016
The Star Press: Ball State helps build public art in Yorktown
Story notes the Yorktown arts council has formed its first tangible project well before expected thanks to a partnership with Ball State University's architecture program, and the project at the intersection of Tiger Drive and West River Road is already catching attention.
June 28, 2016
The Star Press: Ward: Bus tells story of civil rights
Column notes that in the fall of 2014, the Freedom Bus became an immersive learning project for about 80 Ball State students from a wide array majors. They collected oral histories and scoured local libraries for material in a nine county area.
June 27, 2016
The Star Press: Ball State study: Economic development efforts lacking
Story quotes CBER director Michael Hicks about his study.
June 27, 2016
The Star Press: Penn State matchup reminds Neu of big-time games
Story notes that Ball State will play Penn State in football in 2021.
June 21, 2016
The Star Press: What percent of BSU alumni feel loved?
Story reviews the results of the state-supported Gallup survey to measure alumni satisfaction and the lifelong dividends their degrees produced.
May 30, 2016
The Star Press: Project will affect traffic on west side
Story notes as part of Ball State's years-long geothermal energy project, which is aimed at reducing coal use in the school's heating plant by instead using geothermal energy to heat and cool water, the university will soon install new infrastructure for piping chilled and hot water under University Avenue to Burris Laboratory School, Pittenger Student Center and Elliott, Lucina and Wagner halls.
May 17, 2016
The Star Press: BSU designated as Health Champion
Story notes Ball State has achieved the Health Champion Designation from the American Diabetes Association. This designation recognizes companies and organizations that inspire and encourage organizational well-being and is part of the Association’s Wellness Lives Here initiative.
Topic: Athletics
May 17, 2016
The Star Press: Muncie photographers snapped Indy 500 history
Story notes Ball State University's Bracken Library has opened a new exhibit featuring photographs taken by Muncie residents Roger Pelham and Ralph Satterlee of the Indianapolis 500 from the 1950s through the 1970s.
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