February 6, 2024
Ball State University’s School of Journalism and Strategic Communication (SJSC) and the George and Frances Ball Foundation have announced a community partnership, through the Cradle to Career Muncie initiative, which aims at building equitable education pathways and fulfilling careers for all children in Muncie, Ind.
November 30, 2023
Ball State University student media awards, Fall 2023Ball State University’s student media organizations recently were recognized with several prestigious national journalism awards, as announced at the Fall National College Media Convention in Atlanta.
November 8, 2023
In a groundbreaking project for collegiate journalism, Ball Bearings Magazine, the Ball State Daily News, and the Western Kentucky College Heights Herald, in collaboration with Ball State PBS and Western Kentucky PBS, were named joint winners of the Associated Collegiate Press’ Innovation Pacemaker Award for the cross-platform multimedia project, “Fleeing to Flyover Country.”
October 26, 2023
'Clear Reception with David Letterman' premier at Ball State University's Emens AuditoriumBall State PBS will broadcast “Clear Reception,” an original documentary about the art of glass, at 8:30 p.m. ET Thursday, Nov. 2, 2023. “Clear Reception” will also be available for streaming on Vimeo starting Nov. 3.
October 19, 2023
Victoria ArlenAuthor, Paralympic gold medalist, ESPN host and reporter, and motivational speaker Victoria Arlen will be the next featured speaker in the David Letterman Distinguished Professional Lecture and Workshop Series at Ball State University. Ms. Arlen’s lecture is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Nov. 6 at Pruis Hall on Ball State’s campus.
October 10, 2023
A new documentary, “Fleeing to Flyover Country,” produced in collaboration with Ball State PBS, Western Kentucky PBS, The Ball State Daily News, The Western Kentucky Herald, and Ball State’s Department of Media, premieres at 8:30 p.m. ET Thursday, Oct. 12. It will air on Ball State PBS.
October 2, 2023
Actors and producers David and Christina Arquette are spending two weeks on the campus of Ball State University this Fall semester as the first Edmund F. and Virginia B. Ball Visiting Experts in Residence for Media.
September 26, 2023
Photo courtesy: Ball State Daily NewsThe Ball State Daily News newspaper and Indiana Public Radio (IPR), the NPR® Member station of Ball State Public Media, today are launching an innovative news-sharing venture that will strengthen the way news is delivered and consumed in the region.
September 20, 2023
2022 Happy Little FestThe second annual Happy Little Fest is set for 1–4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 1, at University Green, located between Bracken Library and the Architecture Building, 1120 N. McKinley Ave., on the campus of Ball State University.
September 13, 2023
2022 Happy Little Fest, Ball State University“Happy Little Fest”/Ball State PBS was named the winner of the “Special Events” award within the Marketing and Communications category at this year’s National Educational Telecommunications Association’s (NETA) 55th Public Media Awards.
August 22, 2023
Happy Little Fest, 2022, Ball State University“Happy Little Fest,” a celebration of the 80th birthday of iconic painter and instructor Bob Ross hosted by Ball State PBS and Bob Ross, Inc., has been named a finalist for the National Educational Telecommunications Association’s (NETA) 55th annual Public Media Awards.
August 14, 2023
“Now Entering…Anderson” premieres live at 8 p.m. on Ball State PBS. It can also be seen online at ballstatepbs.org, and on the PBS App or Ball State Public Media App.
July 12, 2023
Dr. Phil Hoffman, Ball State UniversityDr. Phil Hoffman, assistant dean of Media and general manager of Ball State Public Media, has been elected to the Board of Governors of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS), Central Great Lakes Chapter. Governors are voted in by their peers in each chapter of NATAS.
July 10, 2023
2022 Happy Little Fest, Ball State UniversityBall State Public Media (Ball State PBS and Indiana Public Radio), has been awarded grants from The Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) and Indiana Public Broadcasting Stations (IPBS) to support its new arts and culture content initiative.
June 29, 2023
Ball State University film production students will get a rare opportunity to learn from Indianapolis-based Heartland Film—well-known for hosting the Heartland International Film Festival—thanks to a creative partnership between Heartland and the University’s new Radiance Cinema.
June 6, 2023
Join Daniel Tiger for an afternoon of fun 1-4 p.m. Saturday, June 10, at Canan Commons. The free event will also include more than 20 booths offering activities for all ages, such as sunflower planting, rock painting, and puppet making.
May 22, 2023
Ball State Esports CECC 2023Ball State University claimed Program of the Year honors at the inaugural EsportsU Collegiate Awards, a new national recognition program held May 6-7 at Esports Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
May 4, 2023
Ball State student mediaSeveral Ball State University students from the University’s College of Communication, Information, and Media won awards in the Best of Indiana Journalism competition held by the Indiana Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), as well as the recent 2023 College Media Business & Advertising Managers (CMBAM) annual contest.
April 19, 2023
Ball State student media, 2023The Broadcast Education Association (BEA) recently released its rankings for institutional excellence in media, and Ball State University received high marks for creative achievement in student broadcast and media programs for the second straight year.
April 18, 2023
David Letterman, Ball State UniversityThe University will present the documentary, “Clear Reception,” at 7 p.m. Monday, May 1, 2023, at Emens Auditorium on Ball State’s campus. Following the screening of the film, Mr. Letterman will conduct a Q&A with two Ball State graduates who served as director and producer of the piece, respectively.
April 17, 2023
Ball State EsportsBall State University’s Esports program is set to host the 2023 Indiana High School State Championship for Esports April 29 at the state-of-the-art Esports Center in the Robert Bell Building.
March 28, 2023
From left to right: Grayson Joslin, Lisa Renze, Hannah Amos, Olivia Ground, and Elissa Maudlin pose for a picture at the “Best in Show” competition at the Associated Collegiate Press’ Spring National College Media Conference in San Francisco March 11, 2023.Ball State University’s student media organizations have once again been recognized among the best in the nation.
March 24, 2023
David Arquette. Credit: David Scott HollowayMulti-talented actor and producer David Arquette will be the next featured speaker in the David Letterman Distinguished Professional Lecture and Workshop Series at Ball State University. Mr. Arquette is scheduled to speak at 7 p.m. on April 10 at Pruis Hall on the Ball State campus.
March 17, 2023
TaMerra Edwards (second runner-up), Craig Ulrey (champion), and Joshua Thorpe (first runner-up)Craig Ulrey, a seventh grader from Heritage Hall Christian School in Muncie, is the champion of the 2023 Ball State PBS Regional Spelling Bee.
March 10, 2023
Dom CaristiDr. Dom Caristi, Professor Emeritus of Media at Ball State University, has been named the winner of the 2023 Distinguished Education Service Award (DESA) from the Broadcast Education Association (BEA).