Star Press

October 17, 2016
Story features cartoonist Jim Davis, a Ball State alumnus who is teaching an art class on campus this semester.
Topic: Alumni
October 3, 2016
Story features Jim Davis, the creator of Garfield and Paws Inc., who spoke Monday night to a crowd of students and community members eager to hear his insights from his nearly 40 years in comics and animation at Sursa Hall. Davis, who graduated in the '60s, returned to his alma mater as an adjunct faculty member in the School of Art.
Topic: Alumni
September 11, 2016
Story notes Ball State University offered a 9/11 Memorial Carillon Concert Sunday afternoon, featuring pieces played on the tower's 48-bell carillon by visiting lecturer John Gouwens.
September 1, 2016
Walking down McKinley Avenue between classes, 16-year-old Dora Lott doesn't look very different from the other freshmen at Ball State University.
August 11, 2016
Profile of Ball State’s new women’s volleyball coach, Kelli Miller, who has longstanding ties to the program and is a Muncie native.
Topic: Athletics
July 22, 2016
Story quotes Anthony Mahon, a kinesiology professor who studies exercise response in youngsters for Ball State's Human Performance Laboratory. Note: Story originated with a story/pitch by the Media Strategy Team.
July 12, 2016
Story notes the Yorktown arts council has formed its first tangible project well before expected thanks to a partnership with Ball State University's architecture program, and the project at the intersection of Tiger Drive and West River Road is already catching attention.
June 28, 2016
Column notes that in the fall of 2014, the Freedom Bus became an immersive learning project for about 80 Ball State students from a wide array majors. They collected oral histories and scoured local libraries for material in a nine county area.
June 27, 2016
Story quotes CBER director Michael Hicks about his study.
June 27, 2016
Story notes that Ball State will play Penn State in football in 2021.
June 21, 2016
Story reviews the results of the state-supported Gallup survey to measure alumni satisfaction and the lifelong dividends their degrees produced.
May 30, 2016
Story notes as part of Ball State's years-long geothermal energy project, which is aimed at reducing coal use in the school's heating plant by instead using geothermal energy to heat and cool water, the university will soon install new infrastructure for piping chilled and hot water under University Avenue to Burris Laboratory School, Pittenger Student Center and Elliott, Lucina and Wagner halls.
May 17, 2016
Story notes Ball State has achieved the Health Champion Designation from the American Diabetes Association. This designation recognizes companies and organizations that inspire and encourage organizational well-being and is part of the Association’s Wellness Lives Here initiative.
Topic: Athletics
May 17, 2016
Story notes Ball State University's Bracken Library has opened a new exhibit featuring photographs taken by Muncie residents Roger Pelham and Ralph Satterlee of the Indianapolis 500 from the 1950s through the 1970s.
May 16, 2016
Story notes after leading Ball State to one of its best seasons in recent history, men's basketball head coach James Whitford finalized a contract extension with the program Monday afternoon.
May 15, 2016
Story notes the Ball State University Board of Trustees has scheduled a seventh public forum to provide input on desired qualities of and areas of emphasis for the new president.
May 11, 2016
Story focuses on Ball State's Terry Bell.
May 10, 2016
Story notes all members of the community are invited to attend the first Ball State University-Sursa American Organ Competition Thursday, May 12-Sunday, May 15, at Sursa Performance Hall, 1809 W. Riverside Ave.
May 7, 2016
Story quotes Scott McCorkle, CEO of Salesforce's Marketing Cloud, as part of an overall review of Spring Commencement.
May 6, 2016
Story focuses on Anthony Marquez, a former Marine who graduated summa cum laude on Saturday.
May 5, 2016
Story notes Kelli Miller, a Central grad who led the Bearcats to state volleyball titles in 2002 and 2004, was named Ball State’s head coach Thursday afternoon.
May 4, 2016
Story notes Ball State University students have completed the design and construction of what is being called the first non-toxic, fully automated, mobile greenhouse for organic urban farming.
April 25, 2016
Story notes Ball State University is sponsoring a free public teach-in to advance the potential of the community's local food, energy and water systems through entrepreneurship.
April 23, 2016
Story focuses on change of culture fostered by new head coach Mike Neu. Note: Media in Indianapolis, Muncie and Fort Wayne also posted stories about the annual spring game.
April 18, 2016
The Star Press: Jim Davis to teach art at alma mater Ball State
Story notes Garfield cartoonist Jim Davis, who graduated from Ball State University in the 1960s, will return to his alma mater as an adjunct faculty member in the School of Art, the university's board of trustees was told on Friday.
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