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
Column analyzes the community forums.
October 13, 2017
Video from the third community forum is posted.
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.
May 7, 2017
Photos showcase Saturday’s commencement at Worthen Arena. Note: Placement is due to a story idea developed and distributed by UMC’s media team.
May 7, 2017
Column notes Ball State will receive $87.5 million for a new 175,000-square feet building to house the biology, chemistry and geology departments.
May 5, 2017
Story looks at the life of Ball State students coaching sports at Burris Laboratory Schools.
May 3, 2017
Story notes David Letterman’s nephew will start a career in the military after graduating from Ball State University this weekend. During the past four years, Liam Letterman Shelton let only a handful of people on campus know he was related to one of the school’s most celebrated graduates. Note: Associated Press distributed this story nationally.
March 1, 2017
Star Press: Steve Shondell named to National H.S. Hall of Fame
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
The Star Press: Ball State University's Dance Marathon 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
The Star Press: From Muncie to First Lady: Meet Janet Holcomb
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
The Star Press: Worthen's 25th draws biggest crowd of the year
Story reviews men's basketball game at the arena.
January 27, 2017
The Star Press: Documentary unmasks Muncie meth addicts
Story reviews immersive learning project.
January 25, 2017
The Star Press: BSU seeks $5 million for 20 classrooms
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
The Star Press: Emens construction won't stop graduations
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
The Star Press: Karen Pence has BSU grad make inauguration gowns
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.