Author: CCIM


  • Good News April and May 2024

    The end of the Spring 2024 semester was full of celebration and excitement in the College of Communication, Information, and Media. We invited prospective students to campus by participating in events like Ball State’s Preview Days and Admitted Student Day, allowed middle and high schoolers to explore their interests within the scope of our college […]

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  • Quinton Zielke

    Alumni Spotlight: Quinton Zielke

    Meet award-winning ESPN Associate Producer Quinton Zielke, a 2019 alumnus of the Department of Media’s Sports Link program. While Quinton is from Aurora, Illinois, coming to Ball State and being a sports production major uniquely prepared him to “come to the biggest sports media entity in the world and succeed and thrive at a high […]

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  • CCIM Class Spotlight: COMM 380 students bring events, opportunities to campus through immersive practicum course

    Throughout the Spring 2024 semester, a group of students in the Department of Communication Studies were hard at work creating events and opportunities for students, faculty, staff, and alumni in their department and beyond. The goal of the COMM 380 Practicum in Communication Studies class is to provide practical experience in intercollegiate debate, individual events, […]

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  • Good News March

    Good News March 2024

    During the month of March, the weather struggled to decide if we had officially left winter behind and entered spring, but the hard work, accolades, and exciting events within the College of Communication, Information, and Media remained consistent. Read more about some of the most recent work and accomplishments from across our college and be […]

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  • Christine Sprunger, Department of Communication Studies Administrative Coordinator

    Staff Spotlight: Christine Sprunger

    Meet Christine Sprunger, the Department of Communication Studies administrative coordinator for the past 14 years.  Christine has been a trusted and organized professional in the department since she started in 2010. She loves getting to know the Communication Studies students and helping out however she can. Christine is a valued and appreciated part of the […]

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  • Text reads: CCIM SPOTLIGHT Max van Dongen ASSISTANT LECTURER DEPARTMENT OF MEDIA Photo of Max van Dognen

    Alumni and Faculty Spotlight: Max van Dongen

    Meet Max van Dongen, a two-time alumnus of Ball State University and current Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Media. He graduated with his bachelor’s in 2020 after studying telecommunications and minoring in both political science and film and screenwriting, and in 2023 he earned his master’s in media. As an undergraduate, he was heavily […]

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  • Good News February

    Good News February 2024

    Welcome back to Good News! As February comes to a close, we hope you take the time to read about the accomplishments and exciting plans of the Cardinals featured below. In a world where good news can sometimes feel hard to find, we’re here to remind you that positivity is alive and thriving on our […]

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  • Text: BALL STATE UNIVERSITY CCIM SPOTLIGHT Hesham Allam ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, CICS Photo: Portrait of Hesham Allam

    Faculty Spotlight: Hesham Allam

    Meet Dr. Hesham Allam, an Assistant Professor at the Center for Information and Communication Sciences (CICS) who joined the CCIM family at the beginning of January.  Dr. Allam is Egyptian Canadian and has been involved in projects all over the globe. He is an established consultant working in business analytics with a consulting firm in […]

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  • Student Spotlight: Kyle Smedley

    Student Spotlight: Kyle Smedley

    Meet Kyle Smedley, a junior in the School of Journalism and Strategic Communication majoring in Journalism and Telecommunications with a concentration in News and two minors: sports studies and film and screenwriting.    Throughout his time at Ball State, Smedley has become an accomplished journalist with The Ball State Daily News. Last fall, Smedley won the […]

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  • Looking at the Top 100 sign through a person's phone camera

    Seventeen CCIM students named among 2024 Ball State Top 100

    Presented by the Ball State University Foundation, the Top 100 Student awards recognize 100 outstanding undergraduates at Ball State who represent Beneficence both in and out of the classroom. Applications were reviewed and scored by a group of Ball State alumni based on academic excellence, campus leadership, and community impact. This year, 17 students were […]

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