April 1, 2019
Ball State University says it’s hit a new record number of undergraduate applications for students wanting to attend the Muncie school. IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann reports.
March 27, 2019
Ball State University is turning a former Muncie elementary school into a community early childhood center for children from birth to age five. Called the Mitchell Early Childhood and Family Center, Ball State says the building will be renovated beginning next month and will open in August.
March 25, 2019
The Ball State Office of Institutional Diversity held a vigil for the shooting victims, yesterday afternoon at Ball State’s Beneficence statue. Around 100 people from the Ball State and Muncie communities gathered to remember the 100 killed and injured worshippers. A handful of speakers gave remarks at the vigil, including Ball State president Geoff Mearns.
March 20, 2019
Ball State University President Geoff Mearns updated IPR listeners on Morning Edition, this (Tuesday) morning on progress with the university’s management of the Muncie Community Schools (MCS).
February 11, 2019
Ball State University says it’s training faculty on how to teach soft skills in classrooms. As IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann reports, it’s these skills that employers say are lacking in job candidates.
January 7, 2019
More than a quarter of high school students who hope to join Ball State University in the fall of 2019 are submitting applications without standardized test scores. As IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann reports, this is the first year SAT or ACT scores are optional for admission to the Muncie school.
November 5, 2018
An email sent yesterday to the Ball State community from President Geoffrey Mearns and Provost Susana Rivera-Mills invites everyone to a vigil, today, at 4:30 p.m. at the Beneficence statue. The vigil is one of remembrance, in honor of the 11 Jewish worshippers killed in the shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, and the two black grandparents killed by a gunman in a grocery store, in Jeffersontown, Kentucky, last month.
November 1, 2018
Ball State always had a three stage plan for replacing the existing Cooper Science Complex buildings, constructed in the late 1960’s and now called “decrepit” by university officials. The first is the Health Professions Building currently being built on McKinley Avenue. Once it’s done next summer, construction will begin on the Foundational Sciences Building. It will sit between the Health Professionals Building and Ashland Avenue.
June 22, 2018
Story quotes Ball State University economist Michael Hicks.
April 18, 2018
Story quotes CBER director Michael Hicks.
January 10, 2018
December 8, 2017
Story quotes Ball State President Geoffrey S. Mearns. Note: Placement is due to a story idea developed and distributed by UMC's media team.
Topic: President
November 6, 2017
Story notes large banners and signs around the campus of Ball State University declare that at the Muncie school,“We Fly.”
Topic: We Fly
October 31, 2017
Story notes the Old National Bank/Ball State University 2017 Hoosier Survey says Pence had a 40 percent approval rating among Indiana residents when he was governor. Now that he’s Vice President, the poll says 50 percent of Hoosiers approve of the job Pence is doing. Note: WBDN-TV the Lafayette Journal and Courier also posted stories on the survey. Placements are due to a story idea developed and distributed by UMC’s media team.
July 13, 2017
Story quotes Ball State research assistant professor Emily Wornell, who says rural Indiana counties are seeing the most impact from immigrants. Note: Network Indiana distributed this story to PBS affiliates across Indiana. Placements are due to a story idea developed and distributed by UMC’s media team.
June 30, 2017
Story features an interview with Dustin Meeks, a Ball State student trustee.
October 27, 2016
Story notes the Indiana Supreme Court gaveled into session at Ball State on Thursday, hearing a sports injury case in front of an auditorium full of high school students. Note: Lakeshore Public Media also posted this story.
October 3, 2016
Story notes this past weekend, Ball State hosted some of the world’s best in music and sound design for cinema. The fifth annual Cinesonika International Soundtrack Festival and Conference made its first appearance in the United States.
September 26, 2016
Story by Chris Flook, a telecommunications lecturer, who discusses how torchbearers are chosen.
September 21, 2016
Ball State student Luke Jones reports on the Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay as it crisscrosses Indiana.
September 19, 2016
Story features Chris Flook, a Ball State telecommunications lecturer who is leading a group of students as they track the torch across the state. Note: Network Indiana distributed this story statewide to its affiliates.
Topic: CCIM
June 16, 2016
Middle school-aged girls gathered at Ball State University in Muncie this week to study biology, chemistry, and geology in real science labs. As IPR’s Keagan Beresford reports, the summer camp has become a place where girls are encouraged to pursue their interests in science while free of societal pressures
May 17, 2016
Story notes a new report from Ball State found a quarter million Hoosiers are living with serious mental illnesses. Note: Network Indiana distributed this story to affiliates across the state.
May 11, 2016
Story notes the Ball State Board of Trustees will hold another public forum to hear input on the desired qualities and areas of emphasis for the new president.
April 15, 2016