November 9, 2022
Dr. Phil Hoffman, assistant dean of Media and general manager for Ball State Public Media at Ball State University, has been elected to serve a three-year term on the board of Vision Maker Media. The nonprofit organization is a premier source for quality American Indian and Alaska Native educational videos.
November 4, 2022
Ball State University’s student media recently earned numerous journalism and communications accolades and awards, including more than three dozen awards combined for Ball Bearings magazine, The Ball State Daily News, and the McKinley Avenue Agency—an on-campus student-run communications, media, and advertising agency.
October 13, 2022
Ball State PBS—which brought Bob Ross’ The Joy of Painting to the world for many years—will be celebrating the 80th birthday of the beloved painter and instructor—and the station is also celebrating its 50th year on the air—with the "Happy Little Fest" on Oct. 29.
October 12, 2022
Ball State University’s School of Journalism and Strategic Communication inducted into its Journalism Hall of Fame Don Yaeger—an author, journalist, executive coach, and internationally recognized keynote speaker; and Leisa Richardson—executive editor of the State Journal-Register in Springfield, Illinois. Ms. Richardson is the first African American woman inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame.
September 28, 2022
New York Times bestselling author, educator, business advisor, and Ball State University graduate Stedman Graham ’89 will be the next featured speaker in the David Letterman Distinguished Professional Lecture and Workshop Series at Ball State.
September 21, 2022
Ball State University has been awarded a $1 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to create and expand high-quality, on-campus programming that encourages local youth to explore their interests and envision a future for themselves in college.
September 16, 2022
A newly published book—written by several Ball State University journalism students and edited by their professor—explores the tie between sports and social justice by following lives of over 20 athletes, coaches, and sports media professionals in different stages of their careers.
September 14, 2022
Ball State University's College of Communication, Information, and Media (CCIM) is celebrating recent national recognition for two of its standout programs: esports and sports broadcasting.
August 30, 2022
Seven faculty members at Ball State University have been selected as honorees for this year’s Liberal Education and America’s Promise (LEAP) Indiana Faculty Awards.
August 2, 2022
Ball State University has formed a partnership with Gen.G Global Academy—a high-caliber international esports organization with competitive teams in South Korea, China, and the United States.
May 31, 2022
Ball State University and Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (RLL) have selected the first two recipients of a first-of-its-kind scholarship program for esports student-athletes. The Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Scholarship provides $5,000 annually to two members of Ball State’s varsity esports team each year from the 2022-23 through 2025-26 academic years.
May 11, 2022
Ball State PBS is one of five public broadcast media stations across the United States chosen to participate in the Ready to Learn Podcast Accelerator—a podcast training program on the development of new educational on-demand audio programming for children and their caregivers.
April 7, 2022
Ball State University recently received high marks in the Broadcast Education Association’s (BEA) inaugural School Rankings—Recognition of Institutional Excellence in Media program. Ball State’s College of Communication, Information, and Media (CCIM) placed seventh nationally out of 101 ranked institutions in “2022 Top Winning Overall Programs.” Ball State also placed second in the nation in “Top Winning Sports Programs,” seventh in “2022 Top Winning Documentary Programs,” and 27th in “Top Winning Film & Video Programs.”
March 30, 2022
Award-winning broadcast journalist and author John Quiñones will be the next featured speaker in the David Letterman Distinguished Professional Lecture and Workshop Series at Ball State University, at 7 p.m. on April 11 at Pruis Hall
March 21, 2022
Two of America’s preeminent experts in public relations are the centerpiece of the upcoming 2022 Vernon C. Schranz Distinguished Lectureship event, presented by Ball State University’s School of Journalism and Strategic Communication.
March 3, 2022
Ball State University’s Speech Team recently won its 12th consecutive state championship, claiming the title at the 2022 Indiana Forensic Association (IFA) State Tournament.
February 17, 2022
Ball State PBS is looking for stories about Cicero, Indiana. Ball State PBS, the Muncie PBS station located on the Ball State University campus, will feature Cicero in its ongoing series celebrating small towns in its viewing area.
February 9, 2022
Ball State University and Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (RLL) announced today a partnership that will provide unique and meaningful opportunities for students engaged in Ball State’s esports program.
January 25, 2022
Ball State University’s online degree programs in high-demand fields have once again been recognized on a national level by U.S. News & World Report.
January 19, 2022
Ball State Sports Link, the nation’s first academic track in sports media production, has launched a new after-school program with high school students from Muncie Central and Muncie Burris: “Sports Media Production: The Experience.” The seven-week after-school program started in November 2021, with local community non-profits the Muncie Sports Commission and Innovation Connector serving as facilitators for the initiative.
January 11, 2022
Ball State University and Daleville Community Schools have announced a unique partnership in which esports student-athletes from both institutions will work together to form a meaningful educational and extracurricular experience.
December 18, 2021
Ball State University held two in-person Commencement ceremonies on Saturday to honor about 1,500 Fall 2021 graduates.
October 7, 2021
Ball State PBS has been awarded a $260,000 grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and PBS to extend the reach and impact of PBS KIDS early learning resources to local communities.
October 4, 2021
Ball State University’s College of Communication, Information, and Media (CCIM) announced today a series of exciting changes inspired by the college’s quest for innovation.
September 21, 2021
The Department of Journalism is pleased to announce that The Washington Post reporter Hannah Dreier is the recipient of the 2021 Ball State University Department of Journalism National Writing Award.