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Ball State Sophomore Working At NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four

By: Melissa Kraman— Muncie, IN— Columbus, Indiana resident Seena Greiwe is creating social media and digital content for major NCAA Final Four accounts — and her work is raking in hundreds of likes and thousands of views. Through an externship with the NCAA, she’ll continue building the brand of the collegiate sports organization. The telecommunications major at Ball State — who’s only a sophomore — is in Minneapolis shooting video and digital content of the Men’s Basketball Final Four championship, which…

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Ball State To Issue Bonds To Start Construction On New Foundational Sciences Building

By: Ball State Marketing & Communications— Muncie, IN—The Ball State University Board of Trustees took another step forward in enhancing the campus’ science facilities  by approving the issuance of bonds for construction of the $87.5 million Foundational Sciences Building. Ball State President Geoffrey S. Mearns said the new building is the cornerstone of the University’s plans to meet a critical statewide demand for workers who are knowledgeable and adept at critical thinking and problem-solving. “Our new Foundational Science Building will feature state-of-the-art…


Google’s Chief Education Evangelist To Present “The Problem-Solving Generation” at Ball State

By: Melissa Kraman— Muncie, IN– Google’s chief education evangelist, Jaime Casap, will speak about the driving force of technology in reforming education at 7:30 p.m. April 10 in Emens Auditorium as part of Ball State University’s Centennial Celebration. Casap’s talk is free and open to the public. Also the leader of the Google Apps for Education Team, Casap spearheads strategic efforts to infuse K-12 education systems with 21st century technology like Google Suite, a platform that heightens student collaboration and communication….


Ball State Appoints New Dean For Miller College of Business

By: Ball State Marketing & Communications— Muncie, IN—Dr. Stephen Ferris will join the Ball State University leadership team as the next dean of the Miller College of Business, Susana Rivera-Mills, provost and executive vice president for Academic Affairs, announced today. His appointment starts July 1, 2019. “Stephen brings extensive administrative experience and an entrepreneurial spirit that places students at the center of his vision for the college,” she said. “I am confident that Stephen will successfully engage faculty, alumni, and…


Ball State, YMCA Partnership Repurposes Mitchell Elementary Into Early Childhood Education and Family Center

By: Ball State Marketing & Communications— Muncie, IN – A closed elementary school in the heart of Muncie’s Halteman Village neighborhood will be repurposed into a child care center for infants to age 5, thanks to a new partnership between Ball State University and the YMCA of Muncie. Ball State will soon begin renovating the former Mitchell Elementary School. When renovations are finished this August, the facility will house programs currently offered by the YMCA’s Apple Tree Child Development Center…


Ball State Graduate Helps Design 2019 NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four Floor

By: Marc Ransford— Indianapolis, IN—On social media, the NCAA unveiled a design for the basketball court that will host the 2019 men’s basketball Final Four in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The design was developed by Connor O’Malia, a 2013 Ball State graduate, who is a designer at Section 127, a full-service creative and marketing agency located in downtown Indianapolis. Section 127 is partnering with the NCAA to provide design work for the organization’s national championships. O’Malia, who graduated from Hamilton Southeastern High…


‘Dialogue Across Differences’ Presentation By Karla Scott To Take Place March 25th At BSU

By: Kiera Helm— Muncie, IN— Karla Scott, director of African American studies at Saint Louis University, will present “Communication, Identity and Context: What We Bring to Dialogue Across Difference,” at 7 p.m. Monday, March 25, in Ball State University’s Art and Journalism Building, room 175. Scott’s presentation—which is free and open to the public—will examine the process of human communication with a specific focus on social identity. The award-winning author and professor of commnication will share specific strategies to facilitate…


Women Working in Technology Conference To Be Held March 22 at Ball State

By: Bailey Brianne Shrewsbury— Muncie, IN— Women and male allies are invited to the 11th Annual Women Working in Technology Conference from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, March 22, at the Ball State University Alumni Center. With a theme of “Continuous Improvement,” panels and presentations focus on self-empowerment and advancing equity and inclusion within the technology sector. Conference founder Kirsten Smith said the day offers professional and personal development for women working in technology and emerging media fields, with an emphasis on…


Thank A Journalist Day Set For March 13, 2019

By: Jillian Wilschke— Muncie, IN– Thank a Journalist Day, a nationwide campaign initiated by a team of Ball State University advertising and public relations students, will recognize the work that journalists do to empower their communities around the world. Gov. Eric Holcomb has proclaimed March 13 as Thank a Journalist Day, in conjunction with Sunshine Week, a national, non-partisan initiative held annually to focus on the importance of open government, the public’s right to know on local, state and national levels,…


Ball State College of Communication, Information, and Media Celebrates Proud Past, Bright Future

By: Kate Elliott— Muncie, IN — Ball State University’s College of Communication, Information, and Media (CCIM) is hosting a series of dynamic speakers and interactive events to engage Muncie neighbors and the Ball State community in dialogue about issues and trends in journalism, strategic communication, and information technology. As part of its Centennial Celebration, the University spotlights an academic college each month. In March, the university lifts up CCIM’s lasting and innovative impact throughout Ball State’s 100-year history. CCIM Dean…