President

January 19, 2016
Source: Star Press
Story focuses on former Ball State President John J. Pruis died Saturday at Westminster Village.
January 15, 2016
For the fifth year in a row, the U.S. News and World Report scored Ball State's online programs in the top 50 programs.
January 12, 2016
Source: Ball State
Ball State University conferred 1,158 degrees during its 175th commencement.
January 12, 2016
Source: Ball State
Student teams created four commercials, each one reflecting a portion of the school’s refreshed vision hinging on student- and community-centered goals as a 21st century public research institution.
January 11, 2016
Story quotes Ball State President Paul W. Ferguson.
January 8, 2016
Source: NCAA
Ball State University is welcoming back one of its own as Mike Neu has been named the new head coach for the Cardinal football program.
January 8, 2016
Source: Star Press
Story quotes Ball State President Paul W. Ferguson.
January 8, 2016
Source: Star Press
Story notes Ball State President Paul W. Ferguson attended the event announcing Mike Neu as the new football coach. President Ferguson addresses the crowd on the video accompanying the story.
December 18, 2015
Source: Ball State
The Ball State Board of Trustees today accepted the university’s 2015 audited financial report.
December 8, 2015
Source: Star Press
Story notes Moody's Investors Service has assigned an Aa3 rating (high quality, very low credit risk) to Ball State University's latest bond issue — $60 million for more residence hall renovation.
December 3, 2015
Source: Star Press
Story notes Ball State University President Paul W. Ferguson was among the speakers at Thursday's ribbon-cutting. The university, local schools and foundations and groups have provided funding or pledged support for the project.
November 12, 2015
Story notes that in an email sent to all students and staff, Ball State President Paul W. Ferguson says he plans to give a “State of Diversity” address next spring that will talk about recommendations from a previously established diversity council.
October 14, 2015
Source: Star Press
Story quotes Ball State President Paul W. Ferguson in a story about the university earmarking nearly $300,000 to help establish a regional food hub to ramp up the supply of locally produced food.
October 7, 2015
Source: Star Press
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.
October 5, 2015
Source: Star Press
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.
September 28, 2015
Source: Star Press
Ball State's creation of a College of Health is being called "momentous" and "monumental."
September 25, 2015
Source: Star Press
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.
September 11, 2015
Source: Star Press
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 3, 2015
Ball State awarded $4.2 million to 16 initiatives in its first year of giving out Academic Excellence Grants. The grant program was first announced at President Paul W. Ferguson’s State of the University address in February, and is a part of Ferguson’s 18 by ’18 plan to make the university more student-centered and community-engaged.
September 3, 2015
Story notes that Ball State President Paul W. Ferguson has announced the recipients of more than $4 million in Academic Excellence Grants.
August 24, 2015
Source: Star Press
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).
July 24, 2015
The Star Press: BSU seeks site for new health building
Source: Star Press
“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 20, 2015
Associated Press: Ball State president, cabinet not getting raises in 2015-16
Ball State’s board of trustees on Friday adopted a $345 million general fund budget for 2015-16 that includes no pay raises for President Paul W. Ferguson or his cabinet. Note: The story originated with The Star Press, and the AP distributed it nationally to media outlets, including the Chicago Daily Herald.
July 16, 2015
The Star Press: BSU big gainer, Ivy Tech ECI big loser
Source: Star Press
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 3, 2015
Source: Star Press
The Ball State University Foundation adopted strategies to divest in fossil fuels, which was positively received.
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