July 3, 2017
Story quotes Emily Wornell, research assistant professor with Ball State University’s Indiana Communities Institute. Her analysis, titled “Current Trends in Immigration to Indiana,” shows that the state has depended on immigrants to drive population growth since 2000. Note: Inside Indiana Business, WIBC-FM and the CNHI News Service, which distributed a story statewide, also cited the study. Placements are due to a story idea developed and distributed by UMC’s media team.
May 4, 2016
WRTV-6: Ball State students work on special design project
Story notes fashion and design students at Ball State University worked on a special project this semester. They made raincoats for people from Hillcroft Services in Muncie who need wheelchairs to get around. Note: The Star Press and WTHR-13 also posted stories on the project.
February 2, 2016
WRTV-6: Study finds number of blizzards has doubled in recent years
Story notes research by Jill Coleman, a geography professor
October 23, 2015
WRTV-6: Professor explains floating city in China
Story quotes Jill Coleman, a Ball state geography professor.
September 17, 2015
WRTV-6: Campaigns using social media to reach voters
Story quotes Brandon Waite, a political science professor, and several Ball State students.
April 22, 2015
WRTV-6: Farming the skyline: Urban farms continue to thrive in Indianapolis
Story quotes Ball State visiting professor Lucas Brown.
November 13, 2014
WRTV-6: Professor: Winter weather can cause phobia
Jill Coleman, geography professor, is featured.
September 15, 2014
WRTV-6: Ball State educators target autism in college
Story features upcoming Ball State conference.
Note: Associated Press distributed this story to media outlets across the state and nation, including the San Francisco (Calif.) Chronicle, Sacramento (Calif.) Bee and WISH-TV (Indianapolis).
July 9, 2014
WRTV-6: 7-year-old Muncie boy fights violence with book
Story quotes Ball State student.
February 19, 2014
WRTV-6: Ball State study: Nurses need help fighting date violence
Ball State study looks into education issue.
Note: Associated Press distributed this story. WTHR-13 also posted this story.
February 14, 2013
Study: Traditional dating thing of past as 20-somethings focus on career, independence
A study out of Ball State University found that traditional dating has practically disappeared while young people focus on building careers over families.Professor Scott Hall, a family studies expert from BSU, said research shows people are more focused on independence than settling down.