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.)

November 24, 2020
Story quotes Paul Niekamp, economics professor.
November 23, 2020
Students studying business at Ivy Tech Community College now have more options when they transfer to Ball State as a result of a new agreement between the institutions. Ivy Tech graduates in business administration may transfer directly into 11 business majors offered by Ball State’s Miller College of Business under a Guaranteed Admission Agreement.
November 19, 2020
Ball State University and Ivy Tech Community College have made an agreement that will provide students with additional transfer options. Under a Guaranteed Admission Agreement, Ivy Tech graduates in business administration can transfer directly into 11 business majors offered by Ball State’s Miller College of Business.
November 17, 2020
Source: Fox 59
Some malls are getting creative by putting up plexiglass barriers between Santa and the children. It still allows youngsters to get their picture taken with old St. Nick, but at the same time it prevents transmission. “A lot of places have just said we aren’t going bother,” says Ball State Professor of Free Enterprise Steve Horwitz, “Other places have said reservations only.”
November 17, 2020
Source: IndianaRBI
Story mentions a Ball State graduate.
November 16, 2020
Source: Retail Dive
Story quotes Steve Horwitz, economics professor.
November 16, 2020
Source: NextTV
Story quotes Dom Caristi, telecommunications professor.
November 14, 2020
Source: NBC DFW
Richard Petts, sociologist at Ball State, and his research team surveyed 1,060 U.S. parents living with a partner of the opposite sex. They analyzed changes in the division of labor for household chores and childcare since the pandemic began.
November 13, 2020
Source: Star Press
The foundation awarded multi-year funding totaling $2 million to the Ball State Foundation. The funding includes $1.8 million to be used to allow the university to innovate and to take advantage of unique future opportunities that align with its strategic plan, all to promote continuous advancements in education. The remaining $200,000 will support the Mearns-Proud Scholarship program.
November 13, 2020
Story quotes Steve Horwitz, economics professor.
November 13, 2020
Source: MSN
Paul Niekamp, an assistant professor of economics who has done research on how spring break travel contributed to community spread of the virus, said students should try to wear a mask at home and continue to social distance. "Student travel around Thanksgiving is especially concerning because there will be a systematic movement of students from dormitories and off-campus housing, where roommates are commonly young, to homes where household members like parents and grandparents may be more vulnerable."
November 12, 2020
Source: Forbes
Zach Plesac, a former Ball State baseball standout, could be better than Cy Young Award winner Shane Bieber. Equally intriguing is that the Indians acquired Bieber and Plesac at the same time; in the 2016 major league draft. Bieber was selected in the fourth round out of UC Santa Barbara, and Plesac in the 12th round out of Ball State University.
November 11, 2020
Ball State will receive $2 million from the Ball Brothers Foundation. The foundation says the funding will help recipients with challenges caused by COVID-19, and for improving quality of life in communities.
November 10, 2020
Story quotes Dina Marie Zemke, residential property management professor.
November 10, 2020
Source: Star Press
On Monday evening, plans for the site of a former elementary school came closer to reality as 12 second-year students majoring in Urban Planning and Development shared their ideas for the site. Scott Truex, chair of the Department of Urban Planning, said Monday's program at the Urban Planning office at Muncie Mall was an opportunity for the community to listen to students and give feedback on their plans.
November 9, 2020
With a renewed commitment to providing locally-driven programming, Ball State University’s public television station WIPB-TV became Ball State PBS on Nov. 1. The station will retain its call letters but will present a new look and feel to viewers. Ball State PBS will continue to offer viewers their favorite nationally-syndicated programs.
November 9, 2020
Story quotes Steve Horwitz, economics professor.
November 7, 2020
Story quotes CBER director Michael Hicks.
November 6, 2020
Source: AdAge
Story quotes Steve Horwitz, economics professor.
November 5, 2020
Dina Marie Zemke, an associate professor at Ball State University and the author of the study “How to Build a Better Robot for Quick Service Restaurants,” said she sees an increase in robotics in restaurant kitchens especially those in the fast-food sector, because purchasing robots can be cheaper than hiring workers.
November 5, 2020
Source: Fox 59
Polarization during an election is not uncommon. Ball State’s assistant professor of psychological science, Andy Luttrell, says there’s research to prove it. “You find that people’s actual opinions aren’t as different from each other as we think they are, but people have this really strong feeling against the other group,”
November 5, 2020
Greta Slater, the interim chair for Ball State’s Department of Social Work, pens a column. She explains how Ball State's new master of social work (MSW) program trains social workers to solve complex problems and provide addictions and mental health treatment in areas where they are most needed.
November 3, 2020
Paul Niekamp, an economics professor, tells Inside Higher Ed that student travel has already been blamed for spreading COVID-19 and Thanksgiving travel may produce similar results.
November 3, 2020
Source: ABC57
Ball state political science professor Chad Kinsella offered insight on the election results. He said if Joe Biden beats President Trump--and Democrats win the majority in the Senate and House--that would mean the party would fully control the White House and Congress for only the second time.
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.