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
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
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
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.
June 29, 2015
Online brief notes policy adoption by Ball State University Foundation regarding ESG investment principles.
May 18, 2015
Inside Indiana Business: Legacy part of Ball State future
Ball State University President Paul W. Ferguson is talking about his first year on campus, and continues to focus on his Centennial Commitment plan.
May 6, 2015
Ball State University Board of Trustees has approved several new degree programs. They include two master's and four new bachelor's degrees in areas like astronomy and Chinese.
April 4, 2015
Indianapolis Business Journal: Toward beneficent entrepreneurship
President Ferguson pens a guest column.
April 2, 2015
Star Press: BSU president "appreciative" of RFRA fix
Source: Star Press
Story notes that shortly after Gov. Mike Pence signed the "religious freedom" law on Thursday, Ball State President Paul W. Ferguson released a statement concerning new legislation to fix the controversial measure.
March 27, 2015
Star Press: Boys & Girls Club shows off new media room
Source: Star Press
Story notes that President Ferguson participated in the event.
March 24, 2015
Indiana Chamber of Commerce: Ball State communications program gets even better with studio upgrade
Story notes that Ball State students are producing a wide range of programing in the newly opened Video News Studio, the final piece of the $4 million Unified Media Lab (UML).
March 21, 2015
Indianapolis Business Journal: Indiana's higher education achievement results mixed
President Ferguson is quoted in a story about how state colleges increasing the number of graduates while education levels haven't budged quotes.
March 18, 2015
Inside Indiana Business: BSU efforts focus on 'next gen' professional
The story quotes Ball State President Paul W. Ferguson and Roger Lavery, dean of the College of Communication, Information, and Media.
March 12, 2015
Star Press: Senator calls Cooper Science 'atrocious'
Source: Star Press
Story notes that the chairman of the Indiana Senate Appropriations Committee says it’s “almost mandatory” that the Legislature fund construction of new science and health professions facilities at Ball State.
February 7, 2015
Inside Indiana Business: BSU board oks $40M dorm revamp, strategic plan
Story notes that the Board of Trustees Friday unanimously endorsed President Paul W. Ferguson’s vision for the future of Ball State University as a model of the most student-centered, and community-engaged, 21st century public research institution.
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