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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…

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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…


Ball State TCOM Department Produces WWII Documentary: “Saboteur”

By: BSU Marketing & Communications— WWII soldier, Belgian resistance fighter the subject of his granddaughter’s documentary. Muncie, Indiana—Since she was a little girl, Nicole Lehrman listened to her grandfather Gabriel DeLobbe tell story after story about his efforts to fight the Nazis in Belgium during the 1940s. The recent Ball State graduate brought his memories to life in the documentary “Saboteur.” “He’s been telling stories of his time growing up in Belgium during the war for as long as I…


Ball Family Celebrates University’s Centennial

By: Marc Ransford— Muncie, IN–A century after their ancestors helped create what today is Ball State University, members of the Ball family from across the nation came to campus to celebrate the past 100 years. Dozens of descendants of the original five Ball brothers gathered Thursday, Oct. 18, for the Ball Family Centennial Celebration in the Fine Arts Building (home of the David Owsley Museum of Art) to observe the milestone. Ball State President Geoffrey S. Mearns said the remarkable…


“The Celebration of the Century,” Ball State Homecoming Week, Kicks Off On October 14

By: Ball State Marketing & Communications— Muncie, Indiana — Help commemorate Ball State University’s Centennial year during “The Celebration of the Century” Homecoming Week, October 14-20. Festivities culminate at 3 p.m. October 20 when the Cardinals take on Mid-American Conference rival the Eastern Michigan University Eagles in Scheumann Stadium. This year’s schedule includes beloved traditions plus new events such as a flag football tournament, “Mini College” discussion panels, and a Chase Charlie 5K run, according to Michelle Johnson, senior director…