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.)

April 30, 2017
Story notes Ball State University will break ground today on the Dr. Don Shondell Practice Center, which will serve as the practice home for the university’s basketball and volleyball programs. The $6.4 million project is expected to be complete by the summer of 2018.
April 16, 2017
Story notes a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet recently honored for his book of poems examining the lives of African-American performers will read from that work during a Tuesday visit to Ball State University. Note: AP distributed this story nationally. Placements are due to a story idea developed and distributed by UMC’s media team.
April 15, 2017
Story notes a CBER report by Nathan Law, a Ball State graduate student, found that five of the 10 counties with the highest earnings also had the populations with the most education. The study also suggests that college graduates living in Indiana tend to cluster in the same communities.
April 13, 2017
Story notes Taylor, a former sports information director, helped launched Ball State Sports Link in 2009.
April 8, 2017
Story notes Sarah Janssen, 28, a graduate student at Ball State University, wrote the single-person play by conducting a series of interviews with 40 Flint residents about the water crisis in early 2017.
April 7, 2017
Story cites a research study by CBER director Michael Hicks and Indiana Communities Institute Director David Terrell. Note: Democratic Underground also cite the study. Placements are due to a story idea developed and distributed by UMC’s media team.
April 3, 2017
Story provides a behind-the-scenes look at a group of Ball State students has helped feed the NCAA’s Twitter accounts by monitoring social media posts about March Madness games and curating relevant content. Note: Placement is due to a story idea developed and distributed by UMC’s media team.
March 1, 2017
Source: Star Press
Story notes Shondell, who coached the women's volleyball team at Ball State University for six years before retiring in 2016, was selected for the 2017 class of the National High School Hall of Fame.
February 26, 2017
Source: Star Press
Photo gallery features Ball State students participating in the dance marathon. Note: WISH-TV also reported on this story. These placements are due to a story idea distributed by UMC’s media team.
February 25, 2017
Story notes Ball State University has plans to make its campus friendlier to bicyclists. School officials say recommendations from the university’s Bicycle Master Plan will be unveiled March 1 by an Indianapolis landscape architecture firm. Ball State hopes to create dedicated bicycle paths and wider shared multiuse paths on campus and establish bike lanes on existing streets. Note: AP distributed this story nationally, including the Washington Times. These placements are due to a story idea distributed by UMC’s media team.
February 25, 2017
Story notes Sutton Foster told the audiences she had been coaching "musical theater babies" at Ball State and introduced a trio of seniors (Evan Duff, Kayla Davion, Lincoln Clauss), who wowed in an energized “Blow Gabriel Blow.”
February 21, 2017
Source: WISH-TV
Story focuses on a member of the men’s basketball team.
Topic: Athletics
February 19, 2017
Story features a video on a men’s basketball player created by student members of Sports Link.
Topic: Athletics
February 10, 2017
Story examines community policing at Ball State, quoting UPD chief James Duckham. NOTE: This story is due to work UPD and UMC’s media strategy team did with this local reporter.
February 8, 2017
Story focuses on Elizabeth Flynn, a 2013 Crawfordsville High School graduate and senior at Ball State University in Muncie, who runs a free preschool designed to help parents play an active role in their children’s education. Note: This placement is due to a story idea distributed by DSC’s media strategy team.
February 7, 2017
Story examines Ball State’s Learning Center and the various programs that match the needs of student veterans.
February 7, 2017
Story notes the university's Board of Trustees approved plans Friday for the Early Yestingsmeier Golf Center and a 19,000-square-foot addition to Worthen Arena. Note: AP distributed this story nationally to various media outlets, including WSBT-TV.
February 1, 2017
Source: Star Press
Story focuses on Janet (Amos) Holcomb, who earned a bachelor's degree in drawing (1992) and master's degree (1996) in print making from Ball State. Note: Associated Press distributed this story nationally.
January 31, 2017
Story quotes Dom Caristi, a telecommunications professor. Note: This placement is due to a story idea distributed by DSC’s media strategy team.
January 30, 2017
Story quotes CBER director Michael Hicks. Note: The wire service distributed the story to media across the nation, including the Oklahoma News.
January 30, 2017
Story focuses on Emma Paris, a Ball State student.
January 30, 2017
Story notes a study by Ball State University (CBER) found that nearly nine in 10 jobs that disappeared since 2000 were lost to automation in the decades-long march to an information-driven economy, not to workers in other countries. Note: Wisconsin Public Radio, UPI, International Examiner, True Activist and The Australian also posted stories citing this study. These placements are due to a story idea distributed by DSC’s media strategy team.
January 28, 2017
Source: Star Press
Story reviews men's basketball game at the arena.
January 27, 2017
Source: Star Press
Story reviews immersive learning project.
January 25, 2017
Source: Star Press
Story notes Ball State University's budget request to state legislators includes a one-time line item of $5 million for 20 new interactive classrooms that have been shown by a pilot project to curtail failing grades in math.
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