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.)

February 25, 2021
Source: Star Press
The public can see works of art by Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and more in a special exhibition at Ball State University’s David Owsley Museum of Art this spring.
February 20, 2021
Ball State economists Steve Horwitz and Michael Hicks weigh in on the economic impact of the NCAA's decision to allow March Madness fan capacity at 25 percent for the tournament in Indianapolis.
February 17, 2021
Ball State economist Michael Hicks says the Indiana economy will begin to rebound this year.
February 11, 2021
Ball Brothers Foundation awarded a $5,000 Vaccine Grant to Ball State to help the University set up a mass vaccination site on campus with the Delaware County Health Department.
February 11, 2021
First Merchants Corporation has elected Ball State trustee and alumnus Mark Hardwick to serve on its board of directors
February 5, 2021
Source: Star Press
Assistant professor of urban planning John West describes Muncie's land bank program as a one-of-a-kind success and explains how proposed legislation could help expand the idea to other communities.
February 4, 2021
Ball State is among eight universities nationwide participating in a competition wherein students run a virtual insurance agency. The competition is a chance to build on skills learned in the classroom and to network with leaders and mentors in insurance.
February 1, 2021
Source: WISH-TV
Ball State Financial, a division of Financial Center First Credit Union, has pledged a $170,000 gift to support the Ball State University’s financial literacy initiative.
January 26, 2021
Source: Star Press
New rankings released Tuesday by U.S. News & World Report list Ball State University as one of the top online education providers in the nation, according to a release.
January 22, 2021
Source: WFYI
East Central Indiana is getting its chance to be recognized as a “talent region” by the state of Indiana. The distinction comes with promises by local leaders to find ways to attract and keep talented workers.
January 22, 2021
Locally, some good news has been heard on the pandemic front, with fewer people needing COVID hospitalization here in Muncie.
January 19, 2021
Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb announced plans for a regional investment program that would be similar to a popular initiative the Legislature chose two years ago not to keep funding.
January 5, 2021
Source: WTHR-13
Steven Horowitz, a distinguished professor of free enterprise, said the tournament is a big deal for Indiana. "Without that tournament, those hotel rooms, catering and everything else would be doing nothing," he said. "And so the net gain here is really big."
January 4, 2021
Source: MSN
Steve Horwitz, an economics professor at Ball State University, said it's hard to estimate the economic impact without knowing whether there will be fans present. He called the nine-figure estimate reasonable. Either way, he said, the decision is a significant boost for the local economy. Note: Story originated with the Indianapolis Star.
January 4, 2021
Peyton Manning is one of the greatest and most famous football players of all-time. He has hosted Saturday Night Live , appeared in countless commercials and, oh yeah, won a couple of Super Bowls. The second season of Peyton’s Places is in full swing and it follows the NFL great around the country as he explores the history of the National Football League, one piece at a time. The sixth episode is a little different, as Peyton’s guest is not an NFL player, but rather legendary talkshow host David Letterman, a Ball State graduate.
January 3, 2021
You may remember Stupid Human Tricks, the bit David Letterman had on his TV show in which people displayed largely useless skills. (Former Pacers coach Frank Vogel knows.) Letterman has brought that sensibility to football, with the help of Indianapolis Colts legend Peyton Manning. The certain Hall of Fame quarterback joined Indy-native Letterman at Ball State -- Letterman's alma mater -- for an episode of "Peyton's Places" on ESPN+.
December 31, 2020
Source: Bloomberg
Unlike the Spanish flu, Covid-19 struck humanity in an era of hyper self-awareness. Swaddled with smartphones, 5G, and user-generated digital media, millions of people were equipped to understand how huge of a deal this was, and had the tools to document it. For that reason, the coronavirus crisis will likely create a different kind of impression in the historical record than its predecessors, said James Connolly, a professor of history at Ball State University and director of its Center for Middletown Studies, which produces research about economic and community life in small cities.
December 29, 2020
Sotiris Hji-Avgoustis, a professor of hospitality and food management at Ball State University, has been researching the pandemic’s effects on the restaurant and events-tourism industry in the Indianapolis area and across the state. He’s found that pandemic safety guidelines and plunging demand have kneecapped a crucial state industry, with staffing levels at a paltry 70 percent of their peak.
December 29, 2020
Taylor, senior director, sports production, Ball State Sports Link, Ball State University, is to be honest with administrators and, more important, with yourself. “Be opportunistic but, most important, be honest,” says Taylor, whose student program produces many of the live broadcasts of Ball State sports that appear on ESPN+ as part of a deal between ESPN and the Mid-American Conference.
December 23, 2020
Source: Yahoo News
A professor at Ball State University in Indiana is working with researchers at the University of California at Irvine to create a new software that can alert users to COVID-19 issues in a building or campus. Katie Johnston reports. Note: This story originated with CBS 2 in Los Angeles.
December 21, 2020
Source: WPTA TV
The planetarium at Ball State is helping families set the stage for the celestial event that happens on Monday when Jupiter and Saturn will align in what is known as the "Christmas Star," or "Star of Bethlehem." This event has been labeled “The Great Conjunction,” said Dayna Thompson, director of the Charles W. Brown Planetarium at Ball State University.
December 21, 2020
Andy Luttrell, a psychological science professor, pens a column for Psychology Today. In the column, he explains how to get people to care about economic inequality.
December 20, 2020
Source: WTHR-13
Ball State is going bowling on New Year's Eve. The champion of the Mid-American Conference has accepted an invitation to the Arizona Bowl. The Cardinals will face Mountain West Conference champion San Jose State at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 31 at Arizona Stadium in Tucson.
December 18, 2020
Associate Professor of Computer Technology Chris Davison is working with researchers at the University of California at Irvine to create a system called TIPPERS. It uses Wi-Fi with a mobile device that can monitor where people are complying with social distancing – or not – and to show crowded spaces.
December 18, 2020
President Geoffrey Mearns gave a brief observation on the fall term, updated his health report after having tested positive for COVID-19 last week, and shared a memorable Christmas story from his family.