Star Press

June 20, 2017
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
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 9, 2017
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.
May 19, 2017
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 7, 2017
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
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
Story looks at the life of Ball State students coaching sports at Burris Laboratory Schools.
May 3, 2017
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.
March 1, 2017
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
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 1, 2017
Story focuses on Janet (Amos) Holcomb, who earned a bachelor's degree in drawing (1992) and master's degree (1996) in print making from Ball State. Note: Associated Press distributed this story nationally.
January 28, 2017
Story reviews men's basketball game at the arena.
January 27, 2017
Story reviews immersive learning project.
January 25, 2017
Story notes Ball State University's budget request to state legislators includes a one-time line item of $5 million for 20 new interactive classrooms that have been shown by a pilot project to curtail failing grades in math.
January 21, 2017
Story notes construction and limited seating at Emens Auditorium might deter some high-profile events this year, like David Letterman's speaker series, but shouldn't cause problems for graduation ceremonies.
January 18, 2017
Story focuses on Sarah Knochel, who graduated from Ball State University in 2002 with a degree in apparel design. Note: The Indianapolis Star and Richmond Palladium-Item also posted this story.
January 17, 2017
Story notes the Indiana Commission for Higher Education is recommending a 6.2 percent increase in state funding for Ball State University's operating budget for the 2017-18 school year.
January 17, 2017
Story notes the passing of Al Rent, executive director and general manager of public broadcasting at Ball State. Note: WLBC-FM, Inside Indiana Business and Indiana Public Radio also reported on Rent’s death.
January 16, 2017
Photo essay notes that dozens of people participated in the March through campus.
November 17, 2016
The Star Press: BSU, Miami establish ‘Red Bird Rivalry’
In a round up of Ball State sports news, story notes Ball State and Miami, two Mid-American Conference universities separated by a little more than 70 miles, will make their football contest a ‘Red Bird Rivalry’ trophy game beginning in 2017.
November 10, 2016
The Star Press: Army veteran fights PTSD while attending Ball State
Story features Patrick Weber, a 47-year-old social work major at Ball State University who is one of 180 veterans taking classes on the college's campus. He's also one of about 25-30 students registered with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) at the university's disability office.
November 5, 2016
The Star Press: Making more 'Music & Memories’
Story notes after raising nearly $2,000 during last year's annual “A Night to Remember” benefit, one Ball State student service group plans to raise more money and continue spreading joy to local Alzheimer's and dementia patients. The fourth annual “A Night to Remember” benefit show is scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, at Pruis Hall.
October 29, 2016
The Star Press: 'Till Wrigley do us part': Ball State couple relishing Cubs' World Series
Story focuses on two Ball State students.
October 23, 2016
The Star Press: Supreme Court to have oral argument at BSU
Story notes the Indiana Supreme Court will travel to Ball State University on Thursday, Oct. 27 to hold oral argument in a civil negligence case. The argument is in the case of Tresa Megenity v. David Dunn (22S04-1609-CT-00465). Note: This story is the result of a joint Supreme Court/Ball State press release managed through DSC’s media strategy team.
October 22, 2016
The Star Press: Ball State Homecoming Parade 2016
Photos showcase parade through the community.
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