Administrative

December 12, 2014
Story quotes Gary Pavlechko, director of teaching technology in the office of educational excellence.
December 11, 2014
Source: Star Press
Story notes that James A. “Jimmy” Duckham has experience in both criminal and civil law.
December 9, 2014
Source: KPC News
The story cites Ball State's Hoosier Survey.
November 30, 2014
The story reviews the Hoosier Survey.
November 30, 2014
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
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
Source: Star Press
The story quotes Thomas Heck, chief investment officer of the Ball State Foundation.
November 24, 2014
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
Source: Star Press
Story quotes Kay Bales, the university's vice president for student affairs.
November 21, 2014
Source: All Africa
Ball State is listed.
October 21, 2014
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
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.
September 22, 2014
Ball State has named Julie Halbig Vice President for Government Relations. Halbig most recently served as government relations specialist at the law firm Taft, Stettinius & Hollister LLP in Indianapolis.​
Note: Times of Northwest Indiana also posted this story.
April 26, 2014
Star Press: Gora Redefined: Next adventure awaits retiring Ball State president
Source: Star Press
Up close and personal with Jo Ann Gora: There's so much more to Jo Ann Gora than being the college president of Ball State University. TSP reporter Tom St. Myer sits down with her to shed some light on the Jo Ann Gora you don't know.
April 25, 2014
Diverse Issues in Higher Education: Top 30 women in higher education
Ball State's Charlene Alexander is listed.
April 14, 2014
Star Press: Muncie woman to run in Boston Marathon
Source: Star Press
Ball State's Lauren Berger to run her first marathon one year after bombing.
September 11, 2013
Students Oppose Concealed-Carry Gun Policy on Campuses, Survey Finds
As state legislatures continue to debate whether to allow people to carry concealed firearms on college campuses, a survey shows that most students oppose the idea. The survey, conducted by Ball State University, found that 78 percent of students at 15 Midwestern colleges were against the carrying of handguns on campuses and would not obtain a permit to do so if it were allowed. A similar majority, nearly four in five students, said they would not feel safe if students, faculty members, and visitors were allowed to carry guns.
September 8, 2013
Messer Announces Creation of Congressional Leadership Academy
Source: WIBC FM
Sixth District Congressman Luke Messer, along with Ball State President Jo Ann Gora, announced Friday the creation of the Congressional Leadership Academy. Two students from every high school in the sixth district will be selected to participate in the event.
Note: Story ran story on air multiple times over weekend.
August 18, 2013
College student wins free tuition for sinking shot
Source: ABC News
Young man from the heartland, a college student with an entire semester's tuition on the line at Ball State University with this shot from half court. Check it out. He shoots, he scores.
August 11, 2013
BSU Installs Jumbo Trons In Sports Arena
Source: NBC News
Ball State fans will soon get an up close look at football, basketball and volleyball games. The Muncie Star Press reports that the university is installing high-definition jumbo screens in both Scheumann Stadium and Worthen Arena. University officials say the fan experience will be enhanced as there will be roving cameras, crowd shots, and fan participation featured on the screens. To finance them though, ticket prices will be raised by a dollar.
May 8, 2013
For online programs for veterans, Ball State ranks among best
In its first rankings of online programs for veterans, U.S. News & World Report put Ball State's among the top in the country.
April 30, 2013
Gora thanks legislators for BSU budget
Source: Star Press
It includes a 2.8 percent increase plus $33.1 million to finish geothermal project.
April 21, 2013
Ball State to invest $20M in athletics facility
Ball State's “Cardinal Commitment: Developing Champions” campaign has a $20 million fundraising goal by December 2014, an amount of money that is expected to bring significant upgrades to the Ball State baseball, softball, basketball, volleyball, football and golf facilities.
April 10, 2013
New BSU coach makes good first impression
Source: Star Press
James Whitford wrapped up his media interviews, and as he sat in the Ball State locker room Wednesday for a brief break before he rushed off to his next public speaking engagement, he took a moment to let what just unfolded sink in.

Ball State introduced the 41-year-old Whitford as its men’s basketball head coach in the Alumni Lounge at Worthen Arena roughly 45 minutes earlier, and his press conference generated a buzz as a lively crowd hung on his every word.
March 30, 2013
Universities work to boost performance, state aid
Ball State President Jo Ann Gora told the House Ways and Means Committee in January that the school has been at a disadvantage because it has worked to raise admission standards and the quality of programs while keeping enrollment around 16,000. That strategy, along with Ball State's focus on non-STEM degrees, has hurt it’s funding, she said. Note: Associated Press distributed this story nationally.
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