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.)

August 4, 2020
Source: Star Press
Ball State University isn't releasing any numbers yet but says the outlook for fall enrollment is "encouraging."
August 3, 2020
Source: Daily Herald
You may have seen street musicians playing, instrument cases open for donations, in a practice called busking. But it's unlikely you've seen someone playing the bassoon for coins or bills.
August 2, 2020
Source: Star Press
Part of Ball State University's return-to-campus plan will rely heavily on self-certification from both staff and students to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.
July 31, 2020
Source: WUWF
Paul Niekamp, an assistant professor of economics in the Miller College of Business at Ball State University, co-authored a paper on how spring break helped spread the coronavirus this year.
July 31, 2020
Safely Back to School is a new initiative from RTV6 to help empower parents, students and educators to make decisions based on facts to safely return to the classroom.
July 30, 2020
Source: Star Press
As colleges across the country prepare for fall semester, some will offer in-person classes, others will stick to online only and many will include both. But the great unknown of how COVID-19 will impact their sustainability remains.
July 30, 2020
In a COVID-related article titled “How to Inoculate Your Team Against Conspiracy Theories”, Brian Webster, an assistant professor of management in the Miller College of Business, and his co-authors explore the concept that people tend to search for illusory patterns in their environment when they experience loss of control.
July 30, 2020
Source: Fox 59
Washington Township students are back in class, at home. The district was one of the first to announce its move to virtual learning and now we are getting a first look at how it works.
July 30, 2020
Washington Township students are back in class, at home. The district was one of the first to announce its move to virtual learning and now we are getting a first look at how it works.
July 29, 2020
Source: SimpleNews
The key to longevity is to look after yourself – inside and out. For a younger approach to life, there’s one thing you can do to help yourself. Here’s what the research shows.
July 28, 2020
Usually, going back to school means buying new notebooks, fresh pencils, perhaps replacing an old backpack. But this year, it also might entail getting your kid a new reusable cloth mask or two.
July 28, 2020
reports of the COVID-19 pandemic seriously, adopting physical distancing days before government officials began issuing stay-at-home guidelines, says a Ball State University study.
July 28, 2020
Source: WNDU TV
Ball State researchers estimate up to 85,000 Indiana school children don’t have internet access at home, especially in the most urban and most rural areas. “Internet to rural places is very much more expensive because the landline requirements [sic] the fixed cost of getting broadband or cable TV to rural locations are much higher,” explained Dr. Michael Hicks, a Ball State economist and study co-author.
July 27, 2020
How many people can say they truly get enough sleep on a nightly basis? Turns out, sleepless nights are a widespread problem among Americans.
July 25, 2020
The trip had been in the making for four or five years. Twelve students and three instructors from Ball State’s Sports Link program would work in partnership with Cardiff Metropolitan University’s sports broadcast program to put together a documentary featuring Welsh athletes — runners, rugby players, cricketers and so on. When Cardiff wanted to start its program, it was the only one of its kind in the United Kingdom, so Joe Towns, its director, reached out to Chris Taylor, his counterpart at Ball State, which offers the only four-year sports production track in the US.
July 24, 2020
Perhaps no industry has been more drastically affected by the coronavirus pandemic than travel and tourism.
July 24, 2020
Source: WOWO AM
BSU professor, Dom Caristi talks on the spread of fake news
July 24, 2020
A new study has tracked nationwide effects of spread of COVID-19 by college students returning from popular Spring break destinations.
July 24, 2020
A new policy report by two professors of hospitality and food management at Ball State University said that the coronavirus pandemic damaged Indiana’s tourism, vacation and hospitality sectors so badly that it needs government intervention.
July 23, 2020
Source: WISH-TV
Dr. Jagdish Khubchandani said he thinks Holcomb should have done a mask mandate even sooner, but the professor of health science also said he’s glad Indiana has the requirement now and wants everyone to embrace it.
July 22, 2020
Source: WIBC FM
Dom Caristi, a telecommunications professor at Ball State University, says a study from the Reuters Institute shows nearly half of Americans get their news just from social media. Caristi says that makes sense, with the amount of time we’re spending on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram going up during the pandemic. He also says that can cause a lot of trouble.
July 22, 2020
Source: City Beat
Cellphones are gross and covered in germs. One out of every 6 smartphones is contaminated with fecal matter says a 2011 study.
July 17, 2020
Administrators should, therefore, review or implement policies—such as reducing long-distance travel—that could lower the danger, says a study by Paul Niekamp, an assistant professor of economics at Ball State University, and Daniel Mangrum, a Vanderbilt University Ph.D. candidate in economics.
July 16, 2020
A study by Ball State University has used cell phone location data to show how people’s habits changed during the early portion of the coronavirus pandemic
July 15, 2020
For the next few weeks, fans of the bassoon will be able to listen to a group of Ball State University musicians perform as part of an effort to feed people amid the economic issues caused by the pandemic.