Ball State In The News

Following is a list of recent, noteworthy mentions of Ball State in the national, regional, and Indiana media. Where possible, the appropriate links are provided. However, we cannot assure that all links will remain active for the duration of this listing. (Some sites may also require free registration or request demographic data before providing the information.)

May 21, 2015
Indiana Public Radio: Ball State's Al Rent remembers the contributions of David Letterman.
Topic: Alumni
May 18, 2015
Barry Umansky, telecommunications professor, pens a guest column on why Congress should act quickly on net neutrality.
Topic: CCIM
May 18, 2015
Ball State University President Paul W. Ferguson is talking about his first year on campus, and continues to focus on his Centennial Commitment plan.
May 14, 2015
New research from Ball State's Center For Business and Economic Research suggests businesses in counties with a public bus system can save millions of dollars per year in employee turnover costs.
May 13, 2015
Associated Press: Ball State students write app offering tours of state park
May 13, 2015
USA TODAY: A Ball State student reviews her trip to Cuba
Topic: CCIM
May 6, 2015
Ball State University Board of Trustees has approved several new degree programs. They include two master's and four new bachelor's degrees in areas like astronomy and Chinese.
Topic: President
April 29, 2015
Source: WIBC FM
Story quotes Bryan Byers, a criminal justice professor.
April 26, 2015
Source: Star Press
Story notes that Members of Ball State Sports Link – a student sports media program at Ball State – thought shooting this new basketball league that prioritizes academics would be a great project, but they had no idea it'd turn into what supervisor Chris Taylor called "a game-changer."
Topic: CCIM
April 25, 2015
Story notes that in his new book, “Dirty Bomb” (Oberlin College Press), Ball State professor Mark Neely looks, poetically, at the impact of terror—actually more like the impact of fear of terror and of terror talk from politicians and the news media—on our everyday lives.
April 24, 2015
A new smartphone game created by Ball State students aims to turn the science and engineering problems of International Space Station astronauts into a learning experience. Story includes an audio interview with Paul Gestwicki, a computer science professor.
Topic: CCIM
April 24, 2015
Source: WKYC TV
Story cites research by Jill Coleman, a geography professor.
April 23, 2015
Source: Bustle
Story notes that Letterman was born in 1947 in Indianapolis, Indiana and began his broadcasting career on Ball State’s radio station during his attendance at the school — a position he later lost after disregarding classical music.
Topic: Alumni
April 23, 2015
Story cites Ball State.
Topic: Geothermal
April 23, 2015
Source: WANE TV
Story notes that Ball State head football coach Pete Lembo and men’s basketball coach James Whitford headlined Thursday night’s Cardinal Coaches Caravan stop in Fort Wayne.
Note: Several other Fort Wayne-based media outlets also reported on the event.
Topic: Athletics
April 22, 2015
Story cites Ball State's geothermal project.
Topic: Geothermal
April 22, 2015
Source: Examiner
Story cites Ball State’s Department of Theatre and Dance.
Topic: Fine Arts
April 22, 2015
Source: WRTV 6
Story quotes Ball State visiting professor Lucas Brown.
April 20, 2015
Former Ball State gets called up to the majors.
Topic: Alumni
April 20, 2015
Story cites research by Henry Wang, a Ball State exercise science professor.
April 20, 2015
Chris Flook, a telecommunications instructor, pens a guest column. Note: The Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette also posted this column.
Topic: CCIM
April 18, 2015
Story notes that the state’s largest program—Ball State —is surviving by pitching itself as an upper-end place where serious students migrate no matter the condition of the economy.
Topic: Economy
April 17, 2015
Story notes that Sen. Luke Kenley, R-Noblesville, included a $2 million appropriation in the Senate version of Indiana's next two-year budget to launch the Launch effort. He's called on Ball State's Entrepreneurship Center to be the flux in this effort to make it work across Indiana.​ Other media posting similar stories included the Indianapolis Business Journal, WIBC-FM and WISH-TV.
Topic: Economy
April 16, 2015
Story notes that the proposed project includes the purchase of a building for Launch Fishers with the intention of creating the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in partnership with Ball State.
April 15, 2015
Story quotes Jonathan Blake Huer, director of emerging technologies and media development.
Topic: CCIM
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