July 24, 2015
Source: Star Press
“Providing a contemporary teaching, research and clinic facility to educate the healthcare workers of the future is another significant demonstration of our commitment to serve our students as well as the citizens of Indiana,” said Ball State President Paul W. Ferguson, the first scientist to head Ball State.
July 23, 2015
A national technology publication has recognized Ball State University for two mobile apps. Campus Technology recently gave The Traveler and The Achievements apps Innovator Awards.
May 18, 2015
Inside Indiana Business: Legacy part of Ball State future
Ball State University President Paul W. Ferguson is talking about his first year on campus, and continues to focus on his Centennial Commitment plan.
April 9, 2015
Star Press: BSU AD breaks down facility progress
Source: Star Press
Story quotes AD Mark Sandy.
March 14, 2015
Star Press: Profile: BSU AD Sandy's quiet storm
Source: Star Press
Story profiles Mark Sandy, Ball State's new athletics director.
February 21, 2015
Star Press: Burris principal Miller passionate about her job
Source: Star Press
Story features Burris administrator.
February 8, 2015
Star Press: BSU blocks 36 million emails a month
Source: Star Press
Story quotes Philip Repp, vice president of information technology.
February 1, 2015
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette: Ball State using data to boost retention
Story notes that Ball State is turning to a new software program to track students’ digital footprints and help them graduate in four years.
Note: AP distributed this story from The Star Press across the state and national to various media outlets, including the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette.
January 7, 2015
Food Management: Meal program strengthens dining/campus police relations at Ball State
Story notes that Dining Services pays for officers and students to share a meal as part of community policing and theft deterrence initiative.
January 4, 2015
Star Press: Two more top officials exit BSU
Source: Star Press
Story notes that President Ferguson announced in an email on Friday that he had accepted the resignations of Tom Taylor, vice president for enrollment, marketing and communications, and Tony Proudfoot, associate vice president for marketing and communications.
December 27, 2014
Associated Press: Lawmakers should listen to Hoosiers' priorities
Story notes that the 2014 WISH-TV/Ball State University Hoosier Survey, which asks Indiana residents about their top priorities for state government action during the upcoming legislative session.
Note: This story was distributed by Associated Press to media outlets around the state, including the Jeffersonville News and Tribune.
December 21, 2014
Star Press: Hispanic enrollment rising at BSU
Source: Star Press
The story quotes Tom Taylor, vice president for enrollment at the university.
December 20, 2014
Indianapolis Business Journal: Poll quizzes Hoosiers on presidential aspirants
The story cites a study by Ball State's Bowen Center.
December 12, 2014
Inside Higher Ed: Room to experiment
Story quotes Gary Pavlechko, director of teaching technology in the office of educational excellence.
December 11, 2014
Star Press: BSU names new police chief
Source: Star Press
Story notes that James A. “Jimmy” Duckham has experience in both criminal and civil law.
December 9, 2014
KPC News: Survey shows what Hoosiers want
Source: KPC News
The story cites Ball State's Hoosier Survey.
November 30, 2014
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette: Poll gauges what's on the mind of Hoosiers
The story reviews the Hoosier Survey.
November 30, 2014
Star Press: Civil War artifacts displayed at BSU
Source: Star Press
Story notes that new exhibit opening at Ball State University's Bracken Library will feature a vast assortment of Civil War artifacts donated by a former trustee with deep family ties to the university.
November 25, 2014
Associated Press: Ex-Ball State trustee Bracken donates collection of Civil War artifacts to university
The story notes that The Frank Bracken Civil War Collection focuses on battlefield preservation and showcases artifacts, photos, weapons, maps, re-enactment uniforms authentic to the period, personal papers and more than 300 academic and rare books about the war and President Abraham Lincoln.
Note: Associated Press distributed this story to media outlets across the Midwest, including the Seymour Tribune.
November 25, 2014
Star Press: BSU endowment nears $200M
Source: Star Press
The story quotes Thomas Heck, chief investment officer of the Ball State Foundation.
November 24, 2014
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette: BSU survey offers snapshot of public priorities
Story notes that the survey, sponsored by Ball State University’s Bowen Center for Public Affairs and WISH-TV, found 78 percent of Hoosiers believe job creation should be the General Assembly’s top priority.
November 24, 2014
Star Press: 21st Century Scholar retention up at BSU
Source: Star Press
Story quotes Kay Bales, the university's vice president for student affairs.
November 21, 2014
All Africa: Ethiopia: Five U.S.-Ethiopian universities partnerships to receive U.S. Embassy Seed Money Grants
Source: All Africa
Ball State is listed.
October 21, 2014
Star Press: New planetarium to be dedicated
Source: Star Press
A ribbon cutting and dedication for the Charles W. Brown Planetarium will be at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
October 10, 2014
Star Press: BSU plans new College of Health Sciences
Source: Star Press
Note: Associated Press distributed this story across the state and nation to various media outlets, including WRTV-6 and WIBC-FM, WAVE-TV, Anderson Herald-Bulletin and Dayton Daily News. Inside Indiana Business posted a similar story.
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