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.)

July 18, 2017
Cecil Bohanon, an economics professor at Ball State, pens a column, noting that Jane Austen was not widely read until after her untimely passing at age 41 and her work became popular around 15 years later, were all republished in 1832 and have not gone out of print since.
July 17, 2017
Source: U.S. News
Story notes a Ball State study found that a quarter of all U.S. jobs and half of all low-skill positions could be off shored or automated in the coming years. Note: This story was shared internationally with various news organization, including the London Daily Mail, NewsMax and MSN News. Placements are due to a story idea developed and distributed by UMC’s media team.
July 17, 2017
Story notes that Ball State University sits in Muncie, Indiana, at the heart the "Rust Belt," so educators there have the right to be pessimistic about the drift of the U.S. economy. But a report by the school’s Center for Business and Economic Research goes even further. Note: Northwest Indiana Times and the Birmingham Business News also cited the study. Placements are due to a story idea developed and distributed by UMC’s media team.
July 13, 2017
Story quotes Ball State research assistant professor Emily Wornell, who says rural Indiana counties are seeing the most impact from immigrants. Note: Network Indiana distributed this story to PBS affiliates across Indiana. Placements are due to a story idea developed and distributed by UMC’s media team.
July 9, 2017
Story focuses on Hollis Hughes Jr., who recently stepped down from Ball State’s Board of Trustees. Note: Placement is due to a story idea developed and distributed by UMC’s media team.
July 9, 2017
Source: Star Press
Story notes that Ball State’s Sports Link is hosting a sports media camp this week. Note: Placement is due to a story idea developed and distributed by UMC’s media team.
July 3, 2017
Source: WRTV 6
Story quotes Emily Wornell, research assistant professor with Ball State University’s Indiana Communities Institute. Her analysis, titled “Current Trends in Immigration to Indiana,” shows that the state has depended on immigrants to drive population growth since 2000. Note: Inside Indiana Business, WIBC-FM and the CNHI News Service, which distributed a story statewide, also cited the study. Placements are due to a story idea developed and distributed by UMC’s media team.
July 3, 2017
Source: Star Press
Story notes Steve Shondell, a former volleyball coach at Ball State and Burris, was recently inducted into the National High School Hall of Fame in Providence, Rhode Island.
July 2, 2017
Story notes that the camp was taught by a Ball State animation alumnus and a third-year graduate student.
June 30, 2017
Story features an interview with Dustin Meeks, a Ball State student trustee.
June 28, 2017
Story notes Ball State Sports Link Sports Media Summer Camp in July will feature guest instructors from the Big 10, the NFL and opportunities to produce content with Ball State football coaches and student-athletes.
June 26, 2017
Story notes Geoffrey S. Mearns has been in his new role as president of Ball State University since May, and has big plans for the Muncie school. In the program’s (i) on Education segment, he talks about his strategic plans with a focus on economic development and cultural vitality. Note: This interview was broadcast by IIB affiliates around the state over the weekend. UMC’s media team facilitated interview.
June 23, 2017
Story features an interview with John Jacobson, dean of the Ball State University Teachers College, about a problem that goes far beyond Colorado. Note: NPR distributed this story to its affiliates across the nation.
June 22, 2017
Story notes Chestnut Hills Golf Club was the host of Ball State’s annual Alumni Cardinal Classic golf outing Thursday afternoon, quoting Matt Momper, a 1983 graduate and Ball State trustee.
June 21, 2017
Story quotes CBER director Michael Hicks, who analyzes why companies in the Warsaw area cannot find enough skilled workers and what that means for the future. Note: Story was distributed to media outlets across the nation. Placements are due to a story idea developed and distributed by UMC’s media team.
June 20, 2017
Source: Star Press
Story notes Ball State President Geoffrey Mearns was in Washington, D.C., and happened to have a brief encounter with Vice President Mike Pence. Pence's staff tweeted a picture of the two together in the West Wing of the White House late Monday afternoon. Note: WISH-TV and WLBC-FM also reported on the meeting. Placements include information provided by UMC’s media team.
June 18, 2017
Source: Star Press
Story notes part of the LaFollette Complex on Ball State University’s campus has been torn down, and that work is actually running ahead of schedule. The story quotes Jim Lowe, Ball State’s associate vice president for facilities planning and management. Note: UMC’s media team facilitated Lowe’s interview with the local newspaper.
June 18, 2017
Source: NBC News
Story features an interview with Ball State’s Lynn Bielski, an audiology professor, who urged people to take precautions this summer because ”one loud exposure to noise can cause permanent hearing damage.” Note: NBC News distributed this story to about 150 affiliates over the weekend. Placements are due to a story idea developed and distributed by UMC’s media team.
June 12, 2017
Story notes Alex Bourdeau, a 2013 Carmel High School graduate, was recently named Ball State University’s Student Employee of the Year. At the same time, he learned he won student employee for the state and midwest region and nationally. Note: Placement due to a story idea developed and distributed by UMC’s media team.
June 9, 2017
Source: Star Press
Story notes three of the 20 or so construction/demolition projects going on at Ball State University this summer will close city streets and a driveway to the Emens Auditorium parking garage starting Monday. Note: Story quotes Jim Lowe, the university’s associate vice president for facilities management and Bernie Hannon, Ball State’s vice president for business affairs and treasurer. WLBC-FM also reported on campus construction. Placements due to UMC’s media team facilitating interviews.
June 9, 2017
Story quotes CBER director Michael Hicks, who presented the 2017 Manufacturing and Logistics Report Card. Note: CNHI News Service also distributed the story to news media outlets across the state. Placements are due to a story idea developed with Conexus Indiana, an organization that promotes advanced manufacturing and logistics, and distributed by UMC’s media team.
June 9, 2017
Story notes that a dozen years ago, Daryle Zybert signed up to be a reading tutor at a Washington Township elementary school and was assigned to a shy third-grader named Corey White. That boy is now a man — a no-longer-shy 21-year-old college student who attends Ball State University and calls Zybert “my best friend.”
May 26, 2017
Story notes hearing loss is preventable, and Ball State University audiologists are warning the public to take precautions against excessive noise exposure during summer events such as concerts or fireworks shows. Note: This placement is due to a story idea developed and distributed by UMC’s media team.
May 26, 2017
Story notes that the Chronicle’s third annual Shark Tank: Edu Edition, held during the South by Southwest Edu conference in March, featured five people pitching ideas — some concrete, some theoretical — to improve higher education. One of the participants was Kyle Parker, a senior software engineer at Ball State University, who helped create an app that students can use to keep track of their photographs, journal notes, and other materials while traveling on study-abroad programs. He’s since helped turn it into a commercial product, The Traveler, which includes an Android app and a companion website.
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.