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.)

September 3, 2015
Ball State awarded $4.2 million to 16 initiatives in its first year of giving out Academic Excellence Grants. The grant program was first announced at President Paul W. Ferguson’s State of the University address in February, and is a part of Ferguson’s 18 by ’18 plan to make the university more student-centered and community-engaged.
Topic: President
September 3, 2015
Story notes that Ball State President Paul W. Ferguson has announced the recipients of more than $4 million in Academic Excellence Grants.
Topic: President
September 3, 2015
September 1, 2015
Source: Star Press
The football team’s “Hulk Smash” weight lifting video that went viral over the summer will get ESPN treatment this coming weekend. Coach Pete Lembo mentions President Ferguson’s charge for entrepreneurial thinking and how Coach Dave Feeley has taken that initiative to have fun when it comes to training Ball State players.
August 27, 2015
August 27, 2015
Story quotes Mark Massé, a journalism professor.
Topic: CCIM
August 27, 2015
Source: Fox 28
Story notes that Dillon Welch, a Ball State student and son of FOX NASCAR reporter/host Vince Welch, also a Ball State graduate, joins the Motor Racing Network (MRN) team as a turn announcer for an upcoming race broadcast.
August 26, 2015
Story features a question-and-answer session with Kyle Parker, senior software engineer for developing technologies, about a new service called Campus Hub.
August 26, 2015
Story quotes Brandon Waite, a Ball State political science professor. Note: Story was distributed by Network Indiana.
August 25, 2015
August 24, 2015
Story notes that the university is in its second year of offering a mobile application called “Ball State Achievements,” designed for students who come to Ball State on federal Pell Grants.
August 24, 2015
Source: Star Press
Story notes that Ball State President Paul Ferguson has appointed distinguished professor Michael Goldsby as what you could call the school’s first CEO (chief entrepreneurship officer).
Topic: President
August 14, 2015
Story notes that the university reports there were 863 international students from 70 countries at Ball State in 2014, the majority from Saudi Arabia and China.
August 13, 2015
John Strauss, journalism instructor, pens a guest column.
Topic: CCIM
August 11, 2015
Source: ABC21
Ball State student reporters file stories from the Indiana State Fair.
August 10, 2015
Source: WTHR-13
Story by Kara Berg, a Ball State student reporter.
August 7, 2015
Source: WIBC FM
Story quotes Joe Losco, a political science professor.
August 4, 2015
Story quotes HPL director Scott Trappe.
August 3, 2015
Source: Star Press
Story reviews how Ball State football players are working in the community over the summer.
Topic: Athletics
August 3, 2015
Source: WANE TV
Story notes that Ball State University’s Theta Chi Fraternity is raising money for one of their members in a medically induced coma.
July 24, 2015
Source: Star Press
“Providing a contemporary teaching, research and clinic facility to educate the healthcare workers of the future is another significant demonstration of our commitment to serve our students as well as the citizens of Indiana,” said Ball State President Paul W. Ferguson, the first scientist to head Ball State.
July 23, 2015
A national technology publication has recognized Ball State University for two mobile apps. Campus Technology recently gave The Traveler and The Achievements apps Innovator Awards.
July 22, 2015
Source: UPI
UPI interviews geologist Lee Florea about his upcoming trek.
July 22, 2015
CBER director Michael Hicks analyzes the state's employment picture.
July 20, 2015
Story quotes Mike Goldsby, entrepreneurship professor and executive director of the entrepreneurship center at Ball State.
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