November 2, 2020
For years on his PBS program, Bob Ross taught legions of wanna-be artists how to paint. This weekend fans toured his studio, attended a painting workshop and dressed up as Ross for a costume contest.
October 25, 2020
Ball State alumnus Doug Jones was a guest on NPR's "Wait Wait.....Don't Tell Me." During the segment Jones recalled going to school at Ball State.
May 7, 2020
With schools closed, elementary school counselor Marie Weller, a 1984 graduate of Ball State’s Teachers College, is improvising to reach her students: She's recording YouTube lessons about how they can handle their feelings from her kitchen.
February 12, 2020
Ryan Pascal, a 17-year-old student at Palos Verdes High School near Los Angeles, says when her school holds active shooter drills, it's "chaos." The first time it happened, not long after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., in 2018, rumors started flying over Snapchat and text that the school was really under attack.
December 2, 2019
Brymer believes these drills can save lives, but as one recent study from Ball State University found, there's little evidence to prove that.
December 2, 2019
It's not likely sculptor Charles Keck meant to insult Sacagawea. In fact, he was the one who suggested including her. But the man who commissioned the statue wanted to glorify locals Lewis and Clark. Ball State University historian Doug Seefeldt reads what Keck had to say on the subject.
October 28, 2019
In a recent study, researchers from Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., analyzed data from the National Health Interview Survey. They looked at self-reports of sleep duration among 150,000 adults working in different occupations from 2010 to 2018. Researchers found the prevalence of inadequate sleep, defined as seven hours or less, increased from 30.9% in 2010 to 35.6% in 2018.
October 24, 2019
Are robots stealing workers' jobs? At last week's Democratic presidential debate, CNN moderator Erin Burnett dove into the thorny issue.
October 2, 2019
GM Mexico plant shutdown means that GM can't replenish inventory of it's Chevy Silverado pickup, it's top-selling vehicle in the U.S.
September 13, 2019
Here's the hard truth: School shootings of any kind — and mass shootings in general — are still so rare that there is no evidence that any particular security measure will reduce them. That was the conclusion of a review of literature by Jagdish Khubchandani, a professor at Ball State University, that was published this year.
September 13, 2019
New charges today in a four-year long FBI corruption investigation of the United Autoworkers Union. Another high-ranking union official was arrested today. He's charged with conspiring to embezzle hundreds of thousands of dollars from the union.
August 27, 2019
The use of tech to track and police our kids in school is growing and privacy experts say the trade-offs aren't worth it.
June 24, 2019
The protests surrounding New York City's Stonewall Inn, 50 years ago this month, were a seminal moment.
December 10, 2018
NPR broadcast features a story about a study at the Human Performance Laboratory headed by exercise physiologist Scott Trappe. Trappe is among the first to study the enticing new population of lifelong exercisers.
June 20, 2018
Story includes Michael Hicks of CBER
April 18, 2018
Story quotes CBER director Michael Hicks.
October 23, 2017
Story notes Letterman attended Ball State.
September 19, 2017
Ball State professor discusses a better way to end basketball games. Nick Elam, an educational leadership professor, who discusses why he created the “Elam Ending,” a new format for the end of basketball games to reduce fouling.
Topic: Athletics
November 4, 2016
Story quotes CBER director Michael Hicks. Note: This story was reposted by NPR affiliates across the nation. Inside Indiana Business and WKMS-FM, Indianapolis Business Journal, Detroit Free Press, Springfield News-Sun and Dayton Daily News also quoted Hicks about wages and employment. These placements are due to a story idea distributed by DSC’s media strategy team.
June 23, 2016
Story cites research by CBER director Michael Hicks, who found that 9 out 10 manufacturing jobs have been lost to mechanization, not trade policies. Note: NPR distributed this story to its 900 affiliates across the nation.
April 4, 2016
CBER director Michael Hicks is quoted
March 31, 2016
Story quotes Joyce Huff, an English professor at Ball State. Note: NPR distributed this story to its affiliates across the nation.
June 16, 2015
Story notes that writer Eddie Muller, the self-proclaimed "czar of noir," will be working in tandem with Richard Edwards of Ball State. Edwards is teaching the free online course in conjunction with the "Summer of Darkness."
March 28, 2015
The story links to Sutton Foster's 2012 commencement speech at Ball State, where she teaches theater. Note: Pop Culture and Last Note also posted this story.
Topic: Fine Arts
September 12, 2014
John Jacobson, dean of the Teachers College at Ball State, is quoted. Note: NPR affiliates across the country post this blog. NPF has 900 affiliates.