December 13, 2020
A professor at Ball State has been working with a team from UC Irvine to create new software that can alert users to COVID-19 issues in a building or campus.
“If you take the average household, we have TV’s that are broadcasting, smartphones that are in our house broadcasting,” sats Ball State Associate Professor Chris Davison.
November 17, 2020
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 5, 2020
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,”
October 14, 2020
Story quotes CBER director Michael Hicks about the closing of a Kroger in Indianapolis. “During COVID, we have seen more of a demand for these goods, but they are shopping at big box stores like Costco or Walmart. They tend to absorb a lot of market share from traditional grocery stores like Kroger."
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.
May 1, 2020
The U.S. Economy slumped nearly five percent in the first quarter of this year, state revenues plunged six percent in March and the economic shut down brought on by the coronavirus pandemic will deal a “big wallop” to Marion County tax revenues according to Ball State University Economist Dr. Michael Hicks.
April 7, 2020
MUNCIE, Ind. -- All in-person classes and events may be cancelled at Ball State, but the university is calling on Cardinals across the country to show support.
November 15, 2019
A recent study from by Jagdish Khubchandani Ball State University showing more than a third of parents now expect a shooting to happen at their child's school.
July 8, 2019
The Muncie Food Hub Partnership will roll out its Mobile Farmers Market, designed to help local farmers sell their crops and address food insecurity.
June 17, 2019
Ball State University Police Department is holding an active shooter training annually for officers and first responders in Delaware County. Thursday, they wrapped up at Northside Middle School for a false report of an active shooter.
June 10, 2019
President Trump would like us to believe that immigrants are a burden on our country, costing us billions of dollars a year to support and absorb, and harming us with drug smuggling and other crimes. But in fact, the jobs report released by the U.S. Labor Department Friday tells us a different story – and explains why America needs immigrants.
May 22, 2019
An effort is underway to help soothe some of the most vulnerable victims of the opioid crisis, newborn babies experiencing withdrawal, through a new study in Muncie is hoping to relive some of their pain.
May 14, 2019
A 100-year-old woman received an honorary doctorate of arts degree from Ball State University on Saturday.
April 17, 2019
A Ball State singing ground competing at an international championship. 'Sedoctave A Cappella' is here along with coordinator Molly O'Connor.
March 25, 2019
This year, Purdue is the only Indiana team taking the court during the NCAA tournament. However, there’s still a connection to the Hoosier State front and center in every game.
March 22, 2019
Letterman graduated in 1969 from the department of radio and television. He called himself an average student and started a scholarship where grades aren't for factor.
March 22, 2019
A number of Sports Link students will assisting with social media content during the NCAA Tournament throughout the next few weeks. Alex Thomas and Seena Greiwe will play key roles in the process.
March 19, 2019
Ball state students are helping to produce an original song with two Grammy winners It's part of a workshop in the music media production program. Note: Story was broadcast multiple times.
March 19, 2019
David Letterman graduated in 1969 from the Department of Radio and Television. Letterman called himself an average student and started a scholarship where grades are not a factor. In 2007, Ball State dedicated and named a new communication building after Letterman.
December 30, 2018
Ball State chemistry professor Park Wiseman turned 100 on Saturday. He started at the university in 1947 and was the first chemistry department head. A former student created a scholarship in Wiseman's name in 2008, and the scholarship has benefited 50 students already. The scholarship is awarded to promising sophomore chemistry majors.
November 26, 2018
Your smartphones could be making you fat. One Ball State University researcher says one way to stay healthy over the holidays is to put the phone down and get moving.
February 27, 2018
Story quotes Jagdish Khubchandani, a Ball State community health professor, who says he’s developed a method to help expedite the screening process. Khubchandani developed a four-question test that successfully indicated anxiety and depression for 81% of those who actually had the issues. Note: Placement is due to a story idea developed and distributed by UMC’s media team.