January 20, 2017
Celebrity Net Worth: Papa John is now a billionaire–Here's how he did it
Story focuses on John Schnatter, the founder of Papa John’s who graduated from Ball State in 1983.
October 18, 2016
New York Times: David Letterman (and his beard) shop at Target these days
Story features Ball State alumnus David Letterman, noting that he did a live interview with the filmmakers Spike Jonze and Bennett Miller at Ball State after leaving his late night talk show.
October 17, 2016
The Star Press: A behind-the-scenes look at Jim Davis' art class
Source: Star Press
Story features cartoonist Jim Davis, a Ball State alumnus who is teaching an art class on campus this semester.
October 3, 2016
The Star Press: Jim Davis shares insights with students
Source: Star Press
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.
September 19, 2016
Indianapolis Star: David Letterman will make 1 night TV return on Oct 30
Story notes the National Geographic Channel is promoting the return of David Letterman, a Ball State graduate, as a correspondent for climate-change documentary series “Years of Living Dangerously.”
August 22, 2016
Modesto Bee: Colts cheerleader becomes nurse after parents illnesses
Story focuses on Lauren Madden, who graduated from Ball State University with a telecommunications major in 2010.
September 8, 2015
Associated Press: Garfield the cat creator keeps working in rural Indiana
Story examines the life of Jim Davis, a Ball State graduate and creator of Garfield. Note: AP distributed this story, originally posted by The Star Press, to media outlets across the nation, including the Lake County Daily Herald.
July 14, 2015
Indianapolis Star: Fishers woman to volunteer in 11 nations in 11 months
Story notes that Alexa Kapsalis, a recent Ball State graduate, leaves in September for challenging mission trip around the world.
May 21, 2015
Indiana Public Radio - BSU reflects on Letterman's iconic career
Indiana Public Radio: Ball State's Al Rent remembers the contributions of David Letterman.
April 23, 2015
Bustle: Seven facts about David Letterman you may not have known from his record label to his secret acting career
Source: Bustle
Story notes that Letterman was born in 1947 in Indianapolis, Indiana and began his broadcasting career on Ball State’s radio station during his attendance at the school — a position he later lost after disregarding classical music.
April 20, 2015
Belleville News and Democrat: Anna's promotion to Cardinals anything but routine
Former Ball State gets called up to the majors.
April 14, 2015
Indianapolis Star: Indy's Jason Whitlock: From the 'hood' to ESPN
Story profiles the Ball State graduate.
April 14, 2015
Inquisitr: Letterman's last Late Show: Let the tributes begin
Source: Inquisitr
Story focuses on the television talk host who graduated from Ball State.
March 20, 2015
Indianapolis Star: Tully: Once a Ball State linebacker, now an education leader
Story features Ball State graduate Marlon Llewellyn.
March 1, 2015
Indianapolis Monthly: Video: Letterman salutes Ball State on Late Show
Story cites Ball State graduate David Letterman.
February 12, 2015
Columbia Journalism Review: ESPN's The Undefeated off the ground
Story notes that Ball State graduate Jason Whitlock’s long delayed race and sports site launches first story
January 28, 2015
Asbury Park Press: David Letterman to be honored by BlueClaws in Lakewood
Story notes that following the singing of "Take Me Out To The Ballgame," fans will be led in what is sure to be a rousing rendition of the Ball State University fight song, a nod to Letterman's alma mater.
January 10, 2015
Gulf Times: "I'm a modern and traditional man at the same time"
Source: Gulf Times
Story features Qatari artist Faraj Daham, who graduated in 1988 with a master’s degree in fine arts from Ball State.
January 7, 2015
Minneapolis Star-Tribune: WWE figure named new general manager of Vikings stadium
Story notes that Patrick Talty studied for his MBA at Ball State. While there, he said he learned from his work at the recreational center that he wanted to combine his love of sports and recreation with a business career.
December 27, 2014
Associated Press: 3 from Anderson working together in Hollywood
Story notes that Tony Lewellen graduated from Ball State University in 2000 and worked in Chicago for four years at the Improv Olympics club before moving to the West Coast Note: Associated Press distributed this story nationally to various media outlets, including the San Francisco Gat.
December 11, 2014
Associated Press: 'Late Show' takes bow on May 20
Story notes that David Letterman, an Indianapolis native and Ball State graduate, moved to CBS after being bypassed by NBC, which gave “The Tonight Show” to Jay Leno.
Note: Associated Press distributed the story nationally to various media outlets, including the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette.
December 8, 2014
Wizard World: Doug Jones, Silver Surfer & Abe Sapien, coming to Cleveland Comic Con!
Source: Wizard World
Story notes that after attending Bishop Chatard High School, he headed off to Ball State, where he graduated in 1982 with a bachelor’s degree in telecommunications, with a minor in theatre.
December 4, 2014
Indianapolis Star: Art is up-close and personal at Monster Drawing Rally
Story notes that Kate Oberreich and fellow art students got together to draw during her days at Ball State, but they didn't call it a "Monster Drawing Rally." "It was, 'Come hang out in my dorm room,' " said Oberreich, a 2005 BSU graduate who is part of the rally roster.
December 4, 2014
Louisville Courier Journal: Mental illness suicide subject of planned film
Story notes that Jeff Holiday, a graduate teaching assistant at Ball State, is raising money to make a short fictional film that explores how to lessen or erase the stigma surrounding mental illness and suicide — in hopes that it will "spark a conversation" and help prevent other tragedies.
December 2, 2014
Associated Press: Planner wants to change East Chicago's image
Story notes that Ball State students led three public meetings in late October to hear residents' and stakeholders' visions for the future.
Note: This story originated with the Times of Northwest Indiana and Associated Press distributed it to media outlets across the nation, including the San Francisco Gate.