Following is a list of recent, noteworthy mentions of Ball State in the national, regional, and Indiana media. Where possible, the appropriate links are provided. However, we cannot assure that all links will remain active for the duration of this listing. (Some sites may also require free registration or request demographic data before providing the information.)

January 22, 2020
Source: WBIW AM
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.
January 22, 2020
Michael Hicks, an economist at Ball State University in Indiana, discusses the full effect of layoffs.
January 22, 2020
A new year. A new decade. There’s so much to look forward to—the Summer Olympics, the presidential election, design trends and yes, alcohol abstinence, are all trending as we begin 2020. Here’s a short list of some of the major trends and events in store for us this year.
January 22, 2020
Richton Park resident Trevor Evans, a senior at Ball State University, is representing his school in a big way — on one of the school’s newest billboards and a commanding banner at the Indianapolis International Airport.
January 22, 2020
Source: Star Press
Ball State University's online MBA and master's in nursing programs have been ranked among the top 20 in the country in the 2020 Best Online Programs Rankings released on Tuesday by U.S. News & World Report.
January 21, 2020
Source: WIBC FM
Prof. Dom Caristi believes a four-year trend of lower ratings will end this year, due to multiple factors.
January 20, 2020
Source: Star Press
Many of Indiana's bats are disappearing at an alarming rate, but if you’re hoping that means a bat is less likely to sneak into your attic or church, you’re out of luck. A recent bat talk by Ball State University biologist Tim Carter to local Audubon Society members was humorous and entertaining before turning bloody and fatal — a fact of life for bats.
January 17, 2020
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January 17, 2020
Source: Inc
For every 1 percent improvement in the employment rate, the researchers found, we get a 16 percent jump in the number of flu-related physician visits.
January 16, 2020
The American economy has found its footing after a summer recession scare. But much of the Midwest is still stumbling.
January 14, 2020
After years pushing a narrative that immigrants threaten the American economy, the Trump administration is reducing immigration to the U.S., and it’s not just illegal immigration––legal immigration is falling fast.
January 14, 2020
Source: WoofBoom
Ball State University is refreshing its “We Fly” marketing campaign with new billboards, 30-second TV spots, animated digital ads and banners on buildings, buses and at Indianapolis International Airport. The campaign promotes Ball State for being the “perfect size” and a welcoming community and emphasizes the university’s strong academics, immersive learning and enduring values.
January 14, 2020
Interestingly, Margaret Atwood’s “Alias Grace” is a true crime story where the actual crime isn’t the point.
January 14, 2020
The Utah Department of Health earlier this month started distributing the condoms with suggestive slogans and teenage humor to promote safe sex.
January 13, 2020
A program connecting Ball State architecture students and urban neighborhoods in Indianapolis is expanding. College of Architecture and Planning Dean Dave Ferguson has more on the new Center for Civic Design and how it can be a game-changer for students, businesses and the community.
Topic: CAP
January 13, 2020
Women who exercise throughout life may keep their muscle power as they age, a new study suggests.
January 9, 2020
A 2017 Carmel High School graduate is making musical waves in the Muncie community. As a junior at Ball State University studying music media production, Emma Boyd-Ryan has immersed herself in Whitely, a diverse, low-income neighborhood on the east side of Muncie, by teaching middle school-aged students how to produce music.
January 8, 2020
Indiana’s Republican Statehouse leaders are firmly against taking any steps toward following neighboring states in legalizing marijuana use during the upcoming legislative session.
January 8, 2020
Exercising throughout a woman’s life may help preserve muscle power during the aging process, according to recent research. The study, the first to examine the effects of lifelong aerobic exercise on a woman’s muscles as she ages, is published in the Journal of Applied Physiology and was chosen as an APSselect article for January.
January 8, 2020
If employment numbers rise as predicted, reports of the flu may follow suit, according to a research study published in Economics & Human Biology.
January 6, 2020
Ball State University economist Mike Hicks says despite recent manufacturing job losses, 2020 is shaping up to be a potentially good year for the Indiana economy, with little evidence of a pending recession.
January 6, 2020
The last two months of the year becomes a calorie-laden nightmare for many Americans. First, there was Halloween and all its candy. Then there was Thanksgiving and turkey and all the sides.
January 6, 2020
Ball State President Geoffrey Mearns has named Paula Luff vice president for enrollment planning and management. She begins her duties in April. Luff currently serves as interim vice president for enrollment management at DePaul University in Chicago. She has more than 30 years of experience in higher education.
January 6, 2020
Source: WBIW AM
In pro basketball circles, many players, coaches, fans and announcers believe that players get “hot” during certain periods of games, during which they are more likely to make field goals, but a new study from two Ball State University economists suggests that the hot hand is largely an illusion.
January 6, 2020
Source: Star Press
In 2019, there were over 9,000 store closings. Many of these are the anchor stores of shopping malls. It is estimated that 20% of retailers account for 75% of the store closings. The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), of which I am a member, is expecting a better year in 2020 with more store openings than store closings but this may come too late for some shopping malls. The Muncie Mall may be one of them. The recent announcement that the Macy’s store in the mall will close means there is only one anchor store remaining, JCPenney. This will have a ripple effect on other businesses in the mall and precipitate the mall's closure.