Category: Community Engagement


  • Good News November

    Happy November cardinals and welcome back to our Good News outlet! With the year coming to a close, we’ve got all sorts of awards, events, and even volunteer opportunities to close out the semester. The Ball State campus is bustling like never before! Alumni Emerson Lenmann (SJSC) was nominated for an Emmy, winners will be […]

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  • Student Spotlight: Ja’Nai Williams

    Meet Ja’Nai Williams ’24, a Communication Studies major with a focus on interpersonal communication and a minor in Spanish. In this blog, Ja’Nai shares how Ball State helped her rediscover her passion for learning, ultimately finding her calling. All while building lifelong connections in and outside of campus! *** Can you describe your journey prior […]

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  • Faculty Spotlight: Martin Smith-Rodden

    Meet Martin Smith-Rodden, an Assistant Professor in the School of Journalism and Strategic Communication. Before coming to Ball State, Dr. Smith-Rodden was a professional visual journalist for 25 years in three different markets, including The Virginian-Pilot, the highest-honored newspaper in Virginia from 1986 to 2015. As a professor, he is committed to his students and to […]

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  • Student Media Earns National Recognition

    Ball State 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. The honors were announced during MediaFest22 journalism conference in Washington, D.C., held Oct. 26-30.  *** MediaFest MediaFest22 is a unique and […]

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  • Good News October

    Hello Cardinals and welcome back to our Good News outlet. This month is filled with milestones and awards! If you know any of the award winners, make sure to give them a #ChirpChirp to show your Cardinal pride! October is also National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Take a moment to explore your company’s policies to […]

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  • Community-Engaged Journalism Changed My Life

    Meet Sumayyah Muhammad ’22, a student majoring in Journalism with a concentration in Magazine Media from Bloomington, Illinois. She loves writing, media, and getting involved with the stories she tells, working for both Ball Bearings Magazine and The Ball State Daily News. After graduation, she hopes to freelance as a journalist and travel blogger or work […]

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  • Student Spotlight: Ainsley Hall

    Meet Ainsley Hall ’24 an Advertising major with a minor in Linguistics and Global Communication. In this blog, Ainsley shares her love for advertising, her experience rebranding two company campaigns, and more! * * * Can you describe your journey before Ball State University? I graduated from Northwestern High School in Kokomo, IN, then chose to attend […]

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  • Equipment Checkout Services Reimagined

    On Tuesday, September 27th a reimagined University Media Services Equipment Checkout was unveiled. Located in BC 153, tucked away near the loading dock and close to the studios, a larger and more open space is open to accommodate our robust programs. ***  Who can check stuff out? The equipment checkout works under a three-tier system, […]

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  • Caught In The Act

    Did you catch someone (including yourself) displaying the value of CCIM? Did they do an outstanding job? Did they brag on a student? Did they help someone? If so, let us know here so we can demonstrate that we value them! Want to share your story? Feel free to submit it using our story submission […]

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  • Student Spotlight: Trent Mckenzie

    Meet Trent McKenzie ’22, a senior majoring in Communication Studies & Political Science. In this blog, Trent shares his passion for communications, how he knew CCIM was right for him, and the absolute love he has for Ball State University. *** Can you describe your journey before Ball State University? I went to Plymouth High School […]

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