Author: CCIM


  • Meet Our Faculty: Dr. Maria Williams-Hawkins

    Meet Dr. Maria Williams-Hawkins, Associate Professor in our Telecommunications department. In this blog post, Dr. Maria — as her students call her — takes a walk down memory lane and pens an inspiring essay on the journey that led her to become the teacher that she is today. *** Aphorisms, mantras and a few good […]

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    Meet our Faculty: Kate Elliott

    Meet Kate Elliott, lecturer of Journalism and the coordinator for the Department of Journalism’s Magazine Media concentration. She also serves as the chair to CCIM’s Engagement task force and as faculty fellow to the Muncie Community Schools-Ball State Academic Innovation Council. Inside and outside of her department, Kate is the epitome of commitment. In this […]

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    Meet our Faculty: Kathy Denker

    Meet Dr. Kathy Denker, Associate Professor of Communication Studies who just got elected second VP of the Central States Communication Association. Dr. Denker holds a PhD from the University of Missouri and has been with Ball State since 2009. In this interview, she shares her story and perspectives as an educator, researcher and communication leader. […]

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    How to Find Your Voice in Esports: A Workshop with Sjokz

    On September 23, a small group of Ball State students nominated by CCIM faculty members took part in the David Letterman Distinguished Workshop titled “How to find your voice in esports?” co-hosted by Tim Huang and Alex Kartman. Our guest speaker was esports legend Eefje Depoortere, professionally known as “Sjokz”. Why “Sjokz”, you ask? It […]

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    Good News September

    Hello everyone and welcome to our monthly “Good News” outlet. As we recently passed National Voter Registration Day, we wanted to start our post with an important reminder: October 5 is the registration deadline in Indiana. Please double check that you are registered to vote and that your registration is up to date. You can […]

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  • CCIM 2020 Award Winners

    CCIM Announces College’s 2020 Award Winners

    Muncie, IN — August 23, 2020. The College of Communication, Information, and Media at Ball State University (CCIM) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020 CCIM Awards. 2020 CCIM Community Connections Award: Becky McDonald, Assistant Professor of Journalism 2020 CCIM Distinguished Researcher Awards: Wes Gehring, George and Frances Distinguished Professor of Telecommunications, and […]

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  • White Fragility and How to be an Anti-Racist Book Covers

    JOUR 495/5: Discussing Race and Empowerment

    Introducing CCIM Class Spotlight, a new series designed to explore the variety of classes offered across our college—from our signature courses to our newest class offering. In this blog post, Journalism Assistant Professor Gabriel Tait talks about a new course he will be teaching this Fall titled “Discussing Race & Empowerment”.  * * * What […]

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  • Good News July

    Good News July

    As the Summer semester came to a close, we received a nice note from TCOM’s Tim Underhill — After submitting grades for his last summer class, Tim took a walk on campus and captured a fly-by video of the David Letterman, Ball Communication and Art & Journalism buildings. We cannot resist sharing his video that […]

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  • Caitlyn Demlein on set

    Caitlyn Demlein: From Neophyte to Well-Rounded Video Professional

    Written by Melissa Kraman Caitlyn Demlein has directed and produced more than 20 movies, entertainment shows, and projects throughout her collegiate career. And she still created content in an online environment as the University took aggressive measures in response to the threat from COVID-19. “I heard that the telecommunications department at Ball State was one […]

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