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 20, 2016
Story notes Ball State has been ranked among The Princeton Review's "Top 25 Online MBA Programs." The rankings were determined by surveys of students and administrators at MBA programs, which offer a majority of their program online. Note: WIBC-FM and Fox News also reported about the ranking.
September 19, 2016
Story notes the National Geographic Channel is promoting the return of David Letterman, a Ball State graduate, as a correspondent for climate-change documentary series “Years of Living Dangerously.”
Topic: Alumni
September 19, 2016
Story features Chris Flook, a Ball State telecommunications lecturer who is leading a group of students as they track the torch across the state. Note: Network Indiana distributed this story statewide to its affiliates.
Topic: CCIM
September 11, 2016
Source: Star Press
Story notes Ball State University offered a 9/11 Memorial Carillon Concert Sunday afternoon, featuring pieces played on the tower's 48-bell carillon by visiting lecturer John Gouwens.
September 9, 2016
Story notes the Ball State University Board of Trustees has approved the naming of its new athletic practice facility after longtime volleyball coach Don Shondell.
Topic: Athletics
September 8, 2016
Story notes a team of Ball State students will capture the entire journey and the torchbearers and later create a documentary about the event.
September 8, 2016
Story examines a report issued by Ball State’s Center for Business and Economic Research and Conexus Indiana.
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September 1, 2016
Source: Star Press
Walking down McKinley Avenue between classes, 16-year-old Dora Lott doesn't look very different from the other freshmen at Ball State University.
August 30, 2016
Can bats really eat 1000 mosquitoes per hour? Story quotes Tim Carter, a biology professor and bat expert.
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.
August 22, 2016
Story notes Ball State Interim President Terry King updated campus efforts last week during the Fall Opening Convocation, attended by several hundred faculty and staff.
August 22, 2016
Story focuses on Lauren Madden, who graduated from Ball State University with a telecommunications major in 2010.
Topic: Alumni
August 15, 2016
Story notes the MOOC is a joint initiative involving faculty and students from Ball State University along with cable staple Turner Classic Movies (TCM).
August 11, 2016
Source: Star Press
Profile of Ball State’s new women’s volleyball coach, Kelli Miller, who has longstanding ties to the program and is a Muncie native.
Topic: Athletics
August 9, 2016
Source: NCAA
Ball State surprised fifth-year senior Kyle Seger with a scholarship Friday as part of a send-up to the popular game show “The Price is Right.” This story has been distributed to multiple national and state media outlets.
August 9, 2016
Story about Ball State students’ Daniel Majestic and Matt King bringing their drone camp to youth.
August 3, 2016
A new report from the Indiana Commission for Higher Education examines graduate rates at Indiana colleges and indicates that, when it comes to minority enrolls, Ball State is the closest to closing the achievement gap.
August 3, 2016
Story notes as preliminary events get underway for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, several Indiana students are taking part in coverage of the event. Dozens of students from Ball State University and IUPUI will provide digital media coverage of the global event over the next two weeks.
July 27, 2016
Story about Lafayette native and Class of 2016 grad Suzanne Sheetz and the other students and faculty who are part of this year’s Ball State at the Games crew.
July 22, 2016
Source: Star Press
Story quotes Anthony Mahon, a kinesiology professor who studies exercise response in youngsters for Ball State's Human Performance Laboratory. Note: Story originated with a story/pitch by the Media Strategy Team.
July 22, 2016
Chosen by Ball State and the Indiana Office of Tourism Development, senior Sadie Lebo will be taking the reins and leading a team of photographers across the entire state of Indiana for nearly six weeks, following the bicentennial torch from county to county and documenting its varied travels.
July 20, 2016
Story quotes Sadie Lebo, 21, who has been selected by Ball State University and the Indiana Office of Tourism Development to lead a team of photographers across the entire state of Indiana for nearly six weeks, following the bicentennial torch from county to county and documenting its varied travels.
July 18, 2016
Story notes Ball State University student Meredith Dickerson is spending most of this month at Queen’s University Belfast in Northern Ireland studying various subtopics of conflict transformation.
July 15, 2016
Source: WOWO AM
Story notes more than 50 Ball State students will make their way to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to cover the 2016 Olympics.
July 13, 2016
Story notes Ball State University architecture students are building a piece of public art in the eastern Indiana community of Yorktown that is meant to be a gateway to a trail system.
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