December 7, 2018
While the highly publicized suicides of celebrities shocked America in 2018, rural areas are suffering the most. Each year, thousands of Americans in small towns take their own lives after suffering – often for years – without adequate access to mental health professionals.
November 14, 2018
Polling results released Tuesday show school safety is the most pressing public concern among Indiana residents.
November 7, 2018
Nicole Lehrman has long known her grandfather Gabriel DeLobbe's life story is worth preserving, but she never imagined it would be captured in a 30-minute documentary.
June 28, 2018
Jagdish Khubchandani, an associate professor of health science at Ball State, writes about how rural areas are seeing a spike in suicides.
November 4, 2017
Story notes Hoosiers retain a relatively positive image of Vice President Mike Pence, but the same can’t be said for President Donald Trump. These are the latest findings released from the Old National Bank/Ball State University 2017 Hoosier Survey. Note: Placement is due to a story idea developed and distributed by UMC’s media team.
June 22, 2017
Story notes Chestnut Hills Golf Club was the host of Ball State’s annual Alumni Cardinal Classic golf outing Thursday afternoon, quoting Matt Momper, a 1983 graduate and Ball State trustee.
March 30, 2016
Story focuses on new football coach.
February 13, 2016
Story quotes Augie Harwig a senior communications major from Elkhart, who said 14 of the participants in the event were members of his Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity at Ball State University.
February 11, 2016
Story notes a group of researchers at Ball State University last week released another critical assessments of tax increment financing. The authors, Michael Hicks, Dagney Faulk and Srikant Devaraj, join Tom Heller, writing in the current issue of The Indiana Policy Review, in casting doubt on this enigmatic tax policy.
December 17, 2015
Story quotes Alex Kartman, a telecommunications professor.
October 13, 2015
Editorial notes that a recent study of Indiana's quality of life by Ball State’s Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) offers a bit of good news for the Fort Wayne area.
October 11, 2015
Research shows that – for the most part – employers are flocking to vibrant communities rather than workers moving to find jobs, according to a Ball State University study released last week.
October 10, 2015
Northeast Indiana residents are doing relatively well in health, education and living standards compared with other Hoosiers, a study released last week says.
September 22, 2015
Editorial notes that Ball State shut down its coal-fired burners in early 2014, after completing installation of the largest ground-source geothermal energy system in the nation. The new system also is expected to cut the university’s carbon footprint in half and save $2 million a year in energy costs. In addition, Ball State’s board of trustees voted in June to divest university holdings in fossil fuel stocks and to pursue an alternative investment portfolio adopting environmental, social and governance strategies.
February 15, 2015
CBER director Michael Hicks is quoted.
February 5, 2015
Story cites CBER study, quoted CBER director Michael Hicks.
Note: WFLI-TV and WBOW-FM also posted similar stories.
February 1, 2015
Story notes that Ball State is turning to a new software program to track students’ digital footprints and help them graduate in four years.
Note: AP distributed this story from The Star Press across the state and national to various media outlets, including the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette.
January 28, 2015
Guest column penned by Joe Losco and Ray Scheele, political science professors.
Note: Story also was posted by Fort Wayne News-Sentinel.
December 11, 2014
Alex Montoye, an assistant professor of clinical exercise physiology and researcher with the Human Performance Laboratory at Ball State, pens a guest column.
November 30, 2014
The story reviews the Hoosier Survey.
November 24, 2014
Story notes that the survey, sponsored by Ball State University’s Bowen Center for Public Affairs and WISH-TV, found 78 percent of Hoosiers believe job creation should be the General Assembly’s top priority.
September 14, 2014
Deborah Davis, a public relations professor, is quoted.
August 17, 2014
Ball State University President Paul Ferguson abandoned the traditional State of the University speech when he faced hundreds of faculty from the stage at Emens Auditorium on Friday, saying his two weeks on the job haven’t been enough.
August 14, 2014
Work by two Ball State architecture students is featured.
July 16, 2014
Building Better Communities initiative has established a regional office in downtown Fort Wayne.