February 22, 2014
Story reviews dance marathon.
Note: Story ran multiple times.
November 29, 2013
Teenager organizes Thanksgiving meal for others at Harvest Christian Fellowship. Back n June, Natalee Jones, a freshman at Ball State University, asked God for a chance to invest in something beyond herself, to learn the importance of giving to other people. As the saying goes, ask and you shall receive.
October 1, 2013
Broadway star Sutton Foster set to debut at Palladium on behalf of ATI
Besides the ATI benefit at the Palladium in Carmel, Sutton just happens to have yet another connection to Indiana, proving that, indeed, the theater world is small. Foster is associated with Ball State University. In fact, she received an Honorary Doctorate degree from BSU where she also is on faculty as a teacher and advisor to the Department of Theatre and Dance. Foster says that this year she is conducting a 15-week Skype course with 11 musical theater seniors. It’s a cabaret course based around the music of Irving Berlin. “Basically I call in and the students sing for me. At the end of the semester we’ll perform a cabaret show that is completely created by the students. I’ll be there for that. I try to get to campus at least once a year but most of the time it is once a semester.”
September 29, 2013
David Owsley Museum of Art now represents world civilizations in six continents
Do you want to see part of a mummy case?” tour guide Holly Waldkoetter asked a class of Burris Laboratory School fifth-graders in the sculpture courtyard at the David Owsley Museum of Art. “Yeaaahhh!” they shouted back before being led to an 1,800-year-old marble fragment of a Roman coffin.
April 11, 2013
Designer Furniture for the Center for Media Design
“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
Study Finds Dating is Archaic for Young Generations
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
'Reader's Digest' Parent Company FIles for Bankruptcy Protection
"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.