Category: Featured


  • Photo of Scarlett Hester and text. Text reads: BALL STATE UNIVERSITY CCIM SPOTLIGHT Scarlett Hester ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN COMMUNICATION STUDIES

    Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Scarlett Hester

    Meet Dr. Scarlett Hester, an assistant professor in the Department of Communication Studies and CCIM alumna with a passion for inspiring students and researching her interests in Korean diaspora and how aspects of identity present themselves in professional sports culture. What brought you to Ball State?  I’m very excited to be at Ball State. I […]

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  • A golden Emmy statue is in-focus against a bright blurred background.

    2023 Emmy winners from CCIM reflect on award-winning work

    This year, three individuals from the College of Communication, Information, and Media (CCIM) received Central Great Lakes Chapter Emmy Awards: Producer and director Ben Yonker and recent Department of Media alumni Faith Denig and Peyton Monnell. Denig and Monnell were in the Sports Link program when they created their documentary, “Thy Will Be Done: The […]

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  • John Nicholas' headshot is pictured on the right side of the image. On the left side, the text reads " BALL STATE UNIVERSITY, CCIM SPOTLIGHT, John Nicholas, DIRECTOR OF THE CENTER FOR INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION SCIENCES

    Faculty Spotlight: John Nicholas

    Meet John Nicholas, the director of the Center for Information and Communication Sciences. He is a passionate teacher, advocate, and learner who CCIM is excited to have here at Ball State University. His primary interests of study include cybersecurity, computer information systems, and engineering. In his role as director, Nicholas will be playing an important […]

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  • 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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