December 11, 2017
Story notes Ball State University's undergraduate degree in computer science education will combine computer science major and education core requirements in what President Geoff Mearns calls "a logical step" for preparing the next generation of educators in the state. Note: Placement is due to a story idea developed and distributed by UMC's media team.
December 11, 2017
Story notes the phase one results, released by Ball State University's Center for Business and Economic Research, pegs the figure at more than $1.2 billion, with the lion's share coming from private investment. Note: Placement is due to a story idea developed and distributed by UMC's media team.
November 30, 2017
Story notes one of the stars of the hit comedy “Modern Family” will be in Muncie this weekend. Five-time Emmy nominee Jesse Tyler Ferguson will serve as a visiting guest artist at Ball State University. Note: WRTV-6 also posted a story on the visit. Placements are due to a story idea developed and distributed by UMC’s media team.
November 21, 2017
Story notes three reappointments. Note: The Star Press also reported on the reappointments.
November 17, 2017
Video story notes that CBER director Michael Hicks participated on “The Insiders.”
November 9, 2017
Story notes newly-released study from Ball State’s Bowen Center and Old National Bank shows a majority of Hoosiers support cold beer sales in supermarkets and convenience stores and alcohol sales on Sunday. Note: Placement is due to a story idea developed and distributed by UMC’s media team.
November 7, 2017
Topics: President, We Fly
November 6, 2017
Story notes Ball State University has launched a new brand strategy it says captures the spirit of intellectual curiosity and bold ambitions. The university says "We Fly" refers to its promise to challenge each other to excel.
Topic: We Fly
November 3, 2017
Story quotes CBER director Michael Hicks. Note: Placement is due to a story idea developed and distributed by UMC’s media team.
October 30, 2017
Story notes Steve Bell, former ABC News reporter and anchor, will accept the award Friday in Carmel as part of the Indiana Broadcasters Conference. Note: WIBC-FM also posted this story. Placements are due to a story idea developed and distributed by UMC’s media team.
October 16, 2017
Story notes the NCAA is growing its partnership with Ball State University's Sports Link program. Students in the program, who have worked on social media creation for men’s and women’s basketball tournaments for the last seven years, will now have the opportunity to work on additional NCAA championships. Note: UMC’s media team shared this information with state and local media outlets.
October 11, 2017
Story quotes CBER director Michael Hicks. Note: WIBC-FM also quoted Hicks on the jobs report. Placements are due to a story idea developed and distributed by UMC’s media team.
September 26, 2017
Story looks at the development of the new College of Health as a result of the recent groundbreaking of the new Health Professions Building. Story also features an interview with Mitch Whaley, dean of the College of Health, from 2016. Note: WIBC-FM also posted this story. Placements are due to a story idea developed and distributed by UMC’s media team.
September 20, 2017
Officials at Ball State University would break ground on the $62.5 million Health Professions Building. The 167,000-square-foot facility is expected to be complete in summer 2019.
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.
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.
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 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.
October 25, 2016
Story notes that Deborah Davis, a Ball State public relations professor, has been inducted into the Public Relations Society of America’s College of Fellows.
October 5, 2016
Story notes Ball State University has officially opened its new hub at Launch Fishers. The Ball State Center for Academic and Economic Innovation aims to boost entrepreneurial learning and mentorship in the region. This story is the result of a DSC-produced package pitched to local media outlets.
September 30, 2016
Story notes Mitch Whaley, the dean of Ball State University's newly-launched College of Health, says its focus will be on preparing students for the collaborative environment they will face when entering the work force. Note: This story is a result of a story idea pitched by DSC’s Media Strategy team. Times of Northwest Indiana also posted this story.
September 25, 2016
Story features Mitch Whaley, College of Health. Note: Inside Indiana Business was broadcast over the weekend in various markets around the state. This story is a result of a story idea pitched to IIB.
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 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 examines a report issued by Ball State’s Center for Business and Economic Research and Conexus Indiana. Read