Awards and Recognition
August 25, 2016
Story notes Tayler Persons, who graduated from Kokomo High School and attends Ball State University now, tweeted Wednesday for students in the area to gather at Kokomo High School. After the 2013 tornado in Kokomo, Persons started the 765 Standup movement with the Twitter hashtag #765standup.
September 16, 2015
The Star Press: BSU moves up in Best College rankings
Story notes that last year, Ball State climbed from 181st to 173rd in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges rankings. This year, it rose to 168th.
August 27, 2015
The Daily Meal: 75 Best Colleges for Food in America for 2015
January 12, 2015
PR Web: The Pixie Awards announces 6th annual competition winners
Story notes that Ball State received two awards.
Note: PR Web distributed this story nationally to various media outlets.
November 10, 2014
South Bend Tribune: Adams grad named top student journalist
Story notes that Ball State student Adam Baumgartner, a graduate of Adams High School in South Bend, on Saturday won the Excellence in Journalism Award from the Indianapolis Press Club Foundation.
October 21, 2014
Star Press: New planetarium to be dedicated
A ribbon cutting and dedication for the Charles W. Brown Planetarium will be at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
July 29, 2014
Earth Techling: Which is the greenest college campus in your state?
Ball State is listed as the greenest school in Indiana.
July 24, 2014
EcoWatch: Greenest College Campus in Your State
Names BSU as greenest college campus in Indiana.
May 20, 2014
MSN Money: The best online programs for veterans
Ball State was listed in second place in the education (master's) area.
Note: Various news services distributed this story to media outlets across the country.
December 2, 2013
Channel One News: Living with HIV/AIDS
Profile of Paige Rawl, a Ball State freshman, who speaks of how she was bullied in junior high and high school when her classmates discovered she was HIV positive (she was infected at birth). She has taken that experience and turned it into a personal crusade to educate people about the disease and how to treat people who are infected. She has won a number of national honors for her campaign. Story shows her going through her daily routine here on campus.
February 6, 2013
Ball State University Exemplifies Healthy Workplace Best Practicies with Ceridian LifeWorks
Ball State has been honored with a Gold Fit-Friendly Worksite award from the American Heart Association. The Fit-Friendly Worksite award recognizes employers who champion employee health and strive to create a culture of physical activity and wellness in the workplace.
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.
November 19, 2012
Ball State students' work wins awards
For the second year in a row, a project located in Haiti and executed by a class of Ball State architecture and landscape architecture students has been recognized in the 2012 Honor Awards Program sponsored by the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS). In addition, four students from the same class earned a third-place award in the 2012 (New) Concrete Unit Design Competition sponsored by the National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA) and funded through the Indiana Concrete Masonry Association (ICMA).
November 19, 2012
BSU wins workplace wellness award
Ball State University recently earned kudos for its employee wellness program, which encourages staffers to walk, stop smoking and even take advantage of one-on-one health coaching. The American Heart Association recognized BSU as a Gold Level Fit-Friendly Worksite thanks to the university’s Working Well program.
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