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Ball State’s United Way Campaign Makes $267,000 Impact On Delaware County

By: Ball State Marketing and Communications—  Muncie, Indiana — Ball State University faculty and staff donated approximately $182,000 to support the United Way of Delaware County in 2018. With matching grants from the Ball Brothers Foundation and Indiana United Ways, the campaign’s impact is more than $267,000. The 2018 on-campus campaign, which took place from September 19 to November 30, exceeded the $157,000 raised in 2017. In 2018, a record 91 donors were leadership givers, who made contributions of $500…

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Ball State Adds Online Master’s in Information and Communication Sciences

By: Ball State Marketing and Communications— Muncie, Indiana – To train American workers for technology-based jobs, Ball State University will soon offer an online version of its highly regarded master’s in information and communication sciences. Beginning with the Spring semester, Ball State’s Center for Information and Communication Sciences (CICS) will launch its online master of science in addition to its on-campus degree. On campus or online, the 38-credit-hour program that can be completed in as soon as 18 months. The program features…


Ball State Student Interns For Intelligence Service

By: Jillian Wilschke— Muncie, Indiana — For Ball State student Nicolas Egierski of Granger, Indiana, a junior computer science major and ROTC cadet, putting his skills learned in the classroom to good use was just one of many unique opportunities offered through his internship with the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), which manages the United States’ intelligence satellites. “During my time as an intern last summer, I was placed in a special programs office that focused on delivering automated capabilities to discover,…


Ball State University Developing Incentive-Based Budget

By: Ball State Marketing and Communications— Muncie, Indiana – Ball State University’s Board of Trustees recently discussed implementing a more decentralized, incentive-based approach to budgeting designed to better align the allocation of resources with the priorities of a new strategic plan. “The new model will incentivize all colleges and units to promote student success, stimulate strategic growth, encourage innovation and entrepreneurship, and support academic excellence,” said President Geoffrey S. Mearns. “The current budget model has served us well for many…


Digital Marketing Summit Returns to BSU in 2019

By: Kari Wissel— Muncie, Indiana – The Center for Advancement of Digital Marketing and Analytics is once again hosting a Digital Marketing Summit at Ball State University’s Alumni Center on Thursday, February 7, 2019.  Perfect for small business owners, non-profit staff, and marketing professionals, the Digital Marketing Summit is an affordable, educational opportunity for the Muncie community. CADMA’s Digital Marketing Summit will begin with a light breakfast and networking activities followed by the keynote speaker, Mitch Causey of Lessonly.  Causey will…


Ball State Researcher: When Giving Presents, Share Something You Like

By: Marc Ransford— Muncie, Indiana—As the holidays are fast approaching, millions of Americans are hunting for the perfect present. There are two strategies, says Andy Luttrell, a psychological science professor at Ball State University: recipient-focused and giver-focused. “By being recipient-focused, you are looking for a present that that signifies the likes and dislikes of the person who will receive it,” he says. “For example, you buy a person a book by his or her favorite author.” With the second strategy, you seek a…


CNN’s Brian Stelter To Speak Nov. 27th At Pruis Hall

By: Sheryl Swingley— Muncie, Indiana—Brian Stelter, chief media correspondent for CNN, will speak at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, in Pruis Hall on the campus of Ball State University. His presentation is titled “Truthfully Reporting in the ‘Fake News’ Era.” The event is free and open to the public. Stelter, 33, is the anchor of “Reliable Sources,” which examines the week’s top media stories every Sunday at 11 a.m. on CNN. He also reports for CNN Business and writes a…


Students Driven To Solve Ecological Issues Awarded Coveted Scholarship

By: Ball State University Marketing and Communications— Muncie, Indiana – One Ball State University student wants to solve ecological issues by focusing on water systems while a classmate aspires to help protect the world’s endangered species. Their determination is being recognized with a major scholarship that will help them reach their goals. Ball State undergraduates Maddie Clark and Kaitlin Gavenda are in their senior year of college as winners of the prestigious Udall Scholarship, a $7,000 award that celebrates student…


Ball State’s Entrepreneurship Program Ranked 12th Nationally

By: Marc Ransford— Muncie, Indiana – Ball State University’s entrepreneurship program is the 12th best among undergraduates offerings in the nation, according to The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine. The Princeton Review’s 13th annual survey names the 25 undergraduate and 25 graduate schools best for entrepreneurship studies. Ball State moved up from 20th last year. Since its formation in 1983, the Entrepreneurship Center has been a leader in entrepreneurial education — taking creative risks through evidence-based approach — and has been consistently…


Ball State Receives Peter Magrath Community Engagement Scholarship Award

By: Marc Ransford— New Orleans, Louisiana – In recognition of extraordinary community outreach, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) has named Ball State University the winner of the 2018 C. Peter Magrath Community Engagement Scholarship Award during a ceremony at the group’s annual meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana. Ball State received the award for its Schools within the Context of Community (SCC) program, which takes a unique approach with teacher education to help prepare culturally responsive and community-engaged…