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.)

February 20, 2018
Source: Star Press
February 20, 2018
Source: Star Press
Story focuses on Delta graduate Grace Hollars, who got the experience, and photos, of a lifetime when she traveled to South Korea with four fellow Ball State students for the 2018 Winter Olympics. Note: Placement is due to a story idea developed and distributed by UMC’s media team.
February 19, 2018
Source: WTHR-13
February 18, 2018
Ball State President Geoffrey S. Mearns discusses how the university would oversee MCS.
Topic: President
February 16, 2018
Source: WIBC FM
Story features Ball State senior Jonathan Isbill, the study’s lead author. Note: Placement is due to a story idea developed and distributed by UMC’s media team
February 16, 2018
Source: Star Press
February 6, 2018
Source: WIBC FM
Story notes Elizabeth Wyman is a senior News Journalism Major at Ball State, and will be one of five students to be fully credentialed to cover the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyongchang. Note: Placement is due to a story idea developed and distributed by UMC’s media team.
February 5, 2018
Story notes five Ball State University students are headed to South Korea to be part of an international media contingent. Two students explain how they’ll cover the 2018 Olympic Winter Games. Note: Placement is due to a story idea developed and distributed by UMC’s media team.
Topic: CCIM
February 5, 2018
Story quotes CBER director Michael Hicks. Note: WEVV-TV also quoted Hicks on this subject. Placements are due to a story idea developed and distributed by UMC’s media team. Read more:
February 5, 2018
Story notes CBER director Michael Hicks, an economist at Ball State University, who said despite Indiana's population as a whole growing modestly — mainly concentrated in the Indianapolis metro area and LaGrange County — the number of residents in the rest of counties, mainly rural, has been in decline. Note: Placement is due to a story idea developed and distributed by UMC’s media team.
February 5, 2018
Story notes Ball State University student Kara Biernat, a resident of Crown Point, will take her videography and reporting skills to South Korea later this week to cover the 2018 Olympic Winter Games. Note: Placement is due to a story idea developed and distributed by UMC’s media team.
February 2, 2018
Story quotes CBER director Michael Hicks. Note: Placement is due to a story idea developed and distributed by UMC’s media team.
February 1, 2018
Emily S. Johnson, an assistant professor of history at Ball State, pens a column. Her research focuses on evangelical women's political leadership since the 1970s.
January 31, 2018
Source: Star Press
Story notes a three-month prohibition against social gatherings hosted by Ball State University fraternities has been lifted at 12 of 13 houses. Note: Associated Press distributed this story nationally. Placements are due to a story idea developed and distributed by UMC’s media team.
January 31, 2018
Source: WISH-TV
Story notes some students at Ball State University will soon have more options when it comes to housing. The university will be adding “gender inclusive” rooms, designed for LGBTQ and gender non-conforming students. Note: WTHR-13 and WRTV-6 also reported on the program. Placements are due to a story idea developed and distributed by UMC’s media team.
January 29, 2018
Story notes Ciara Borg, now a dance performance major at Ball State University, will capture the eyes of anyone in the state interested in learning more about the campus as one of the students featured in the college’s “We Fly” marketing campaign. Note: Placement is due to a story idea developed and distributed by UMC’s media team.
Topic: We Fly
January 28, 2018
Story notes a recent study by the Ball State Center for Business and Economic Research shows a relatively small regional investment can pay millions in dividends in just a short time. The study looked at the impact of the 2015 Regional Cities Initiative, which provided up to $42 million from the state in matching funds for each of three Indiana regions: North Central, Northeast and Southwest. Note: Placement is due to a story idea developed and distributed by UMC’s media team.
January 27, 2018
Source: Star Press
E. Scott Smalstig, a board member of the Chamber of Commerce and vice president, development, Meridian Health Services, pens a column.
January 27, 2018
Source: Star Press
CBER director Michael Hicks pens a column.
January 26, 2018
Source: WLBC FM
Story notes that after the Indiana Ways and Means Committee approved the amendment to HB1315, allowing Ball State University to appoint and govern the Muncie Community Schools, BSU President Geoffrey S. Mearns says the process will be very public. The bill next goes to the House floor, where it will be considered by all members and is subject to amendments.
Topic: President
January 26, 2018
Dave Heeter, chief executive officer at MutualBank and a Ball State alum, pens a column.
January 26, 2018
Source: Star Press
January 25, 2018
Source: WTHR-13
Story features an interview with Ball State President Geoffrey S. Mearns. Note: UMC’s media team facilitated the interview.
Topic: President
January 25, 2018
Source: WLBC FM
Story notes that starting next school year, Ball State will become the latest Indiana college to offer gender-inclusive housing. Note: CBS 4 also reported on the issue. Placements are due to a story idea developed and distributed by UMC’s media team.
January 25, 2018
Source: WFYI
Story quotes Sheryl Stump, interim associate dean of Teachers College and professor of mathematical sciences. Note: This story was shared with NPR affiliates throughout the state.