Category: Insights


  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Faculty Spotlight: Terry Heifetz

     Meet Terry Heifetz, a Senior Lecturer of Media at Ball State who has worked in media for 30 years. Before joining the faculty at Ball State, Terry was Assistant News Director at WRTV, the ABC affiliate in Indianapolis. He also held producing and management positions in Ft. Wayne, IN, Cedar Rapids, IA, Tampa, FL, and […]

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  • Ball State Public Media Announces New Fellowship

    Attention all CCIM students, Ball State Public Media is now offering the BSU Public Media Accelerator Program or (PMX). This allows highly motivated students to work at Indiana Public Radio and Ball State PBS while exploring potential careers in public media. *** Positions Here are some of the available positions: Audio and Video Production Marketing […]

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  • Meet Our Staff: Weiwu Zhang

    Meet the newest member of the CCIM team, Dr. Weiwu Zhang! Dr. Zhang is the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Student Relations. *** Could you share the personal journey that led you to higher education? I enjoy doing research, creating new knowledge, and teaching to pass knowledge on to my students. I taught English […]

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    Alumni Spotlight: Ally Johnson

    Meet Ally Johnson, a 2020 Ball State alumna who majored in Telecommunications and minored in Creative Writing. This past Spring, she moved to LA and held two impactful internships. Ally interned at Women in Film, which produces a wide variety of programming to help elevate women and nonbinary people in the film industry. This includes […]

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