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 19, 2017
Source: Star Press
Story notes a $5 million expansion of Emens Auditorium is wrapping up and a $1.6 million makeover of the front lawn has started. Note: UMC’s media team worked with the reporter and our facilities planning and management staff on the story.
May 16, 2017
Story notes Letterman, a native of Indiana, graduated from Ball State University and got his start in local television as a weather caster. Note: AP distributed this story nationally.
May 8, 2017
Story quotes Lisa Huffman, an assistant professor of educational psychology at Ball State, who offers these tips for handling report cards.
May 8, 2017
Source: WNDU TV
Story notes Hollis Hughes, a former Ball State University trustee from South Bend received several special distinctions from the school this weekend. Hughes was awarded the President’s Medal of Distinction and the trustees also approved the naming of the Hollis E. Hughes, Jr. Assembly Hall in the Alumni Center on campus. Note: Placement is due to a story idea developed and distributed by UMC’s media team.
May 8, 2017
Source: WIBC FM
Story quotes Dom Caristi, a Ball State telecommunications professor. Note: Placement is due to UMC’s media team providing a source for the news organization.
May 7, 2017
Source: Star Press
Photos showcase Saturday’s commencement at Worthen Arena. Note: Placement is due to a story idea developed and distributed by UMC’s media team.
May 7, 2017
Story notes Ball State University's board of trustees says it will adopt a 1.25 percent tuition increase, which the school says is its lowest increase in more than 40 years. The university also says it will move forward with the $87.5 million STEM and Health Professions Facility expansion project after state funding approval. Note: Media in Muncie and Indianapolis also posted stories about the tuition increase. Placements are due to a news release developed and distributed by UMC’s media team.
May 7, 2017
Story quotes Ball State University archaeologist Chris Thompson, who said learning more about the history of Fort Recovery is something that fascinates her.
May 7, 2017
Source: Star Press
Column notes Ball State will receive $87.5 million for a new 175,000-square feet building to house the biology, chemistry and geology departments.
May 5, 2017
Source: Star Press
Story looks at the life of Ball State students coaching sports at Burris Laboratory Schools.
May 4, 2017
Story features research by Ball State’s Tim Carter, a biology professor.
May 3, 2017
Source: Star Press
Story notes David Letterman’s nephew will start a career in the military after graduating from Ball State University this weekend. During the past four years, Liam Letterman Shelton let only a handful of people on campus know he was related to one of the school’s most celebrated graduates. Note: Associated Press distributed this story nationally.
May 1, 2017
Story notes Off the Block announcedThe Ball State Daily News reporter Hendrix Magley was selected as one the 2017 recipients of the Off the Block College Men’s Volleyball Regional Reporters of the Year.
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.
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