April 11, 2013
“i.M.A.D.E designed, fabricated, and installed custom machined plywood and aluminum work pods for the Center for Media Design unit at Ball State University. Designed primarily in Rhino and Grasshopper, the geometries are informed from a zero-waste strategy of cutting small undulating strips from full plywood sheets, eliminating plywood off-cut waste. This “slice and dice” fabrication method reinforces the natural properties and aesthetic of plywood striations, while creating gradient effects of varying thickness and porosity, that change dynamically over time, lighting conditions, and vantage point.”
March 17, 2013
A recent Ball State University Study has shown that the traditional dating has been practically dissolved for the younger generations that have entered the professional scene. Most of them now focus on their careers instead of on family. Note: Various news services distributed this story nationally.
February 18, 2013
"I think it probably is the end for Reader's Digest," David Sumner, a professor of journalism at Ball State University, tells our Newscast unit. "It's facing problems from two or three different levels — from declining readership, advertising, more so than the vast majority of American magazines."The average reader of the magazine, Sumner says, is in her 50s, and her household income is between $50,000 and $60,000. Note: This story ran on NPR affiliates across the nation.
December 2, 2012
Ballet, Rock, the Blues and Acting Share Honors
The Kennedy Center bestowed its highest honor Sunday on actor Dustin Hoffman, the ballerina Natalia Makarova, the blues guitarist Buddy Guy, the talk-show host David Letterman and Led Zeppelin.
December 1, 2012
David Letterman: 2012 Kennedy Center Honors
In the late ’60s, David Letterman hosted a madcap radio program at Ball State and then was the booth announcer and weekend weatherman for a local TV affiliate. He couldn’t get hired out of the market, so in 1975 he moved to Los Angeles, intent on eventually succeeding Carson, his boyhood model of adult male coolness.
December 1, 2012
Photo Flash: Tony Yazbeck, Melissa van der Schyff and More in Drury Lane's SINGIN' IN THE RAIN!
The production is directed by Bill Jenkins (chair of Ball State’s Department of Theatre and Dance, winner of the MATC Fellowes Award for Outstanding Achievement and Director of Drury Lane Theatre’s Seven Brides for Seven Brothers). Through his leadership, Jenkins has elevated Ball State’s theatre and dance program through impressive professional affiliations. This includes the original Ball State musical The Circus in Winter being selected to participate in the 2012 NAMT (National Alliance of Musical Theatre) Conference in New York. He also co-directed the department’s recent production of The Drowsy Chaperone with multiple Tony Award winner Sutton Foster.