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
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
President Ferguson pens a guest column.
April 2, 2015
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
Source: Star Press
Story notes that President Ferguson participated in the event.
March 24, 2015
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
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
The story quotes Ball State President Paul W. Ferguson and Roger Lavery, dean of the College of Communication, Information, and Media.
March 12, 2015
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.
February 6, 2015
Inside Indiana Radio: Ball State president commits university to students and community
Story notes that Ball State President Paul Ferguson says he wants the Muncie school to become a model of today’s public research university.
February 6, 2015
Star Press: BSU president unveils 'risky' strategic plan
Source: Star Press
Story reviews President Ferguson's state of the university address.
Note: Associated Press distributed this story to media in the Midwest, including the Chicago Tribune, WANE-TV and WTHR-13.
February 3, 2015
Star Press: BSU names new treasurer
Source: Star Press
Story notes that Bernard Hannon, associate vice president for business affairs and assistant treasurer at Ball State since 2010, will serve as the university’s next vice president for business affairs and treasurer at a salary of $270,000.
Note: Inside Indiana Business also reported this story.
January 31, 2015
Indianapolis Business Journal: Probe, questions linger after Ball State loses $13M to fraud
Story analyzes the aftermath of Ball State losing $13 million through two investment scams.
January 25, 2015
Star Press: Hitting campaign goal a step for Ball State
Source: Star Press
The playcall had already been made for Ball State's $20 million athletics fundraising campaign when Bill Scholl arrived on campus as athletic director in 2012.
January 8, 2015
Star Press: Ball State names Mark Sandy next athletic director
Source: Star Press
Ball State officially revealed Mark Sandy will take over the Cardinals after spending the past nine years at Eastern Kentucky.
January 6, 2015
Inside Indiana Business: Pence reappoints BSU board members
Story notes that two members of Ball State's Board of Trustees have been reappointed for four-year terms.
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