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April 6, 2015
Diverse Education: Mayes recognized with dissertation award
Story notes that when the American Educational Research Association convenes for its annual meeting later this month, Dr. Renae D. Mayes, an assistant professor and director of the School Counseling Program at Ball State, will be among those that the organization will honor.
March 29, 2015
Deseret News: Test anxiety: How cold feet are ruining your grades
Source: Deseret News
The story cites a 2001 study by Jerrell Cassady, professor of educational psychology at Ball State, who wanted to know how test anxiety impacts performance on the SAT.
January 27, 2015
PR Newswire: Top Masters in Education publishes first annual ranking of best value
Source: PR Newswire
Story notes that Ball State is first in Top Masters in Education first ranking of the best value schools for online masters in educational and instructional technology degree programs.
December 8, 2014
Fox 28: Tips for beating the "holiday blues"
Source: Fox 28
Ellen Lucas, associate director and psychologist with Ball State University's Counseling Center, is quoted.
December 2, 2014
Batesville Herald-Tribune: Tips for fighting the holiday blues
The story quotes Ellen Lucas, Ball State University’s Counseling Center associate director and psychologist.
November 28, 2014
Fox 59: Feeling down this holiday season? Ten ways to beat the holiday blues
Source: Fox 59
Ball State University’s Counseling Center released 10 ways to beat the holiday blues.
Note: The Star-Press and several Indiana newspapers posted similar stories, quoted Ellen Lucas of the Counseling Center.
October 30, 2014
Star Press: Terrified toddlers? Grab the anti-monster spray
Source: Star Press
Theresa Kruczek, a counseling psychology professor, is quoted.
October 26, 2014
Greensburg Daily News: Hot to make Halloween less scary - Don't forget anti-monster spray
Theresa Kruzcek, counseling psychology professor, is quoted.
October 21, 2014
USA Today: Rate My Professors reveals top professor
James Stroud, an elementary education profesor, is ranked No. 22. The rankings included top professor of the year, “hottest” professor of the year and other various titles for universities and community colleges. According to a press release from mtvU, the Rate My Professors site “uses a five-point Likert scale as well as a binary scoring system for students to rate professors.”
September 15, 2014
WRTV-6: Ball State educators target autism in college
Source: WRTV 6
Story features upcoming Ball State conference.
Note: Associated Press distributed this story to media outlets across the state and nation, including the San Francisco (Calif.) Chronicle, Sacramento (Calif.) Bee and WISH-TV (Indianapolis).
September 12, 2014
National Public Radio: For teachers, many paths into the classroom ... some say too many
John Jacobson, dean of the Teachers College at Ball State, is quoted.
Note: NPR affiliates across the country post this blog. NPF has 900 affiliates.
September 2, 2014
Media Bistro: Seven-year-old to publish anti-gun book
Source: Media Bistro
Ball State student assisted with project.
July 9, 2014
WRTV-6: 7-year-old Muncie boy fights violence with book
Source: WRTV 6
Story quotes Ball State student.
July 8, 2014
Star Press: 'The Shot Heard Around the Town'
Source: Star Press
Ball State student is featured.
May 21, 2014
Campus Technology: Transformers Building an Active Learning Faculty
Ball State's interactive learning space initiative is featured.
February 6, 2014
WTHR-13: PSA shines light on unsolved 2011 hit-and-run
Source: WTHR-13
Story features Christina Blanch, a Ball State University doctoral candidate in education studies, who is preparing to teach her second comic book-based MOOC.
November 18, 2013
End to Pay Bump for Teaching Master's Degree Squeezes Some Education Colleges
A Boon for Ball State: Among the changes Indiana imposed two years ago was a new salary model that gives more weight to factors like teacher evaluations, leadership, and the academic needs of students. The teacher's experience and level of education—including newly acquired master's degrees—would count for no more than 33 percent of any raise. When John Jacobson, dean of Ball State University's Teachers College, got wind of the looming change, the date by which prospective master's students would have to begin their programs in order to receive the full pay increase was scarcely more than a month away.
February 6, 2013
Professor Garfield Foundation and FTC Family of Companies Announce New Partnership
The Professor Garfield Foundation, (an educational initiative of Paws, Inc. and Ball State University), and FTC Family of Companies, are pleased to announce their partnership in integrating the Professor Garfield "G-Cubed" game as part of the Teacher Gaming Network platform. Note: PR-Newswire distributed this story nationally.
January 10, 2013
New video game allows fourth-graders to travel along the Underground Railroad
With Black History Month quickly approaching, a team of teachers and students at Ball State have released an interactive video game aimed at fourth grade students. The Underground Railroad in the Ohio Valley River aims to help students understand what it was like to be a slave seeking freedom.
November 12, 2012
A-Z guide to handling report cards
Should you pay your child $10 for every "A"? Banish video games for a month for each "F"? Lisa Huffman, an assistant professor of educational psychology at Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., offers these tips for handling report cards: Keep lines of communication open. Ask your child how he feels about the school term before discussing the report card. For example, is she worried about what her marks may be? Be sure to let children know that discussing concerns is good. This way they will be more likely to let you know if there are any problems. Note: This story also posted several other television and radio stations across the country.
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