Star Press

October 7, 2015
Story notes that Ball State President Paul W. Ferguson traveled to Atlanta this week to sign a new commitment to fight climate change, the increasing pace and intensity of which he and 45 other presidents are deeply concerned about.
Topic: President
October 5, 2015
Media outlet provides a photo gallery of the event.
October 5, 2015
Media outlet provides a photo gallery of the parade.
October 5, 2015
During his first sit-down interview with The Star Press in more than a year, Ball State President Paul W. Ferguson discussed the university's refreshed brand, refreshed vision, the $25-million hotel/conference center that was proposed several years ago, research, his first big initiatives, enrollment, administrative reorganization, and a renewed emphasis on sustainability.
Topic: President
September 29, 2015
Rachel Quirk, who was named homecoming queen in 1942, is returning to Ball State for her second homecoming parade.
September 28, 2015
Ball State's creation of a College of Health is being called "momentous" and "monumental."
Topic: President
September 28, 2015
The story recalls that Bill Bryant, who was instrumental in founding a local support group for prostate cancer patients, was recognized in a mayoral proclamation earlier this month. Bryant, a 52-year-old television director at Ball State University's WIPB-TV, lost a battle with cancer of the prostate, a male reproductive gland, in June.
September 25, 2015
Story notes that Ball State President Paul W. Ferguson is calling the newly renovated Botsford/Swinford residence hall a national model of sustainability and 24/7 living-learning.
September 25, 2015
Story notes that Ball State University is planning a $5 million expansion and renovation of Emens Auditorium, a venue that has united town and gown for more than half a century.
Topic: President
September 24, 2015
Story notes that a new musical about a the creation of a classic story opens Friday, Sept. 25, at Ball State University’s University Theatre.
September 21, 2015
Story lists homecoming week events.
September 18, 2015
Story quotes Ball State student Lemuel Turner, who appeared on a television show hosted by Ellen DeGeneres.
September 16, 2015
Story notes that Ball State is earmarking $280,635 for a project called “Entrepreneurial Theatre for the 21st Century,” which will focus on training emerging playwrights, composers and other theater artists.
September 16, 2015
Story notes that last year, Ball State climbed from 181st to 173rd in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges rankings. This year, it rose to 168th.
September 11, 2015
Story notes that Dean Weidner, the owner of Weidner Apartment Homes, received recognition at a ceremony for his $1 million gift to elevate the university’s residential property management program.
September 1, 2015
The football team’s “Hulk Smash” weight lifting video that went viral over the summer will get ESPN treatment this coming weekend. Coach Pete Lembo mentions President Ferguson’s charge for entrepreneurial thinking and how Coach Dave Feeley has taken that initiative to have fun when it comes to training Ball State players.
August 24, 2015
Story notes that Ball State President Paul Ferguson has appointed distinguished professor Michael Goldsby as what you could call the school’s first CEO (chief entrepreneurship officer).
Topic: President
August 3, 2015
Story reviews how Ball State football players are working in the community over the summer.
Topic: Athletics
July 24, 2015
“Providing a contemporary teaching, research and clinic facility to educate the healthcare workers of the future is another significant demonstration of our commitment to serve our students as well as the citizens of Indiana,” said Ball State President Paul W. Ferguson, the first scientist to head Ball State.
July 16, 2015
Story notes that Ball State is the state’s biggest gainer, and the East Central Region of Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s biggest loser, in a new report of on-time college completion rates.
July 14, 2015
Story features Ron Kaitchuck, a Ball State astronomy professor, who examines the latest photos of Pluto.
July 13, 2015
Story cites "From Magic City to Middletown: Ball State University Libraries Celebrate Muncie's Sesquicentennial with Exhibits."
July 3, 2015
The Ball State University Foundation adopted strategies to divest in fossil fuels, which was positively received.
Topic: President
April 26, 2015
Story notes that Members of Ball State Sports Link – a student sports media program at Ball State – thought shooting this new basketball league that prioritizes academics would be a great project, but they had no idea it'd turn into what supervisor Chris Taylor called "a game-changer."
Topic: CCIM
April 13, 2015
Story notes that about 60 current Ball State students are digital forensics minor. Required courses include criminology, policing, criminal evidence, criminal law, computer science, computer security, digital forensics and geographic information systems.
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