Category: Insights


  • Faculty Spotlight: Kevin Moloney

    Meet Kevin Moloney, an Assistant Professor of Emerging Media Design and Development at the Center for EMDD at Ball State University. His specialty lies in photojournalism. Kevin’s work has been published by many, including the New York Times, National Geographic Society, Chicago Tribune, TIME, Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Newsweek, US News & World […]

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  • Indy Pro SPJ 2021 Award Winners

    The Indiana Professional Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (Pro SPJ) recently awarded some of our talented media and journalism community. From Breaking News stories to design and illustration, to featured photography and videography, our students, staff, and alumni continue to make Ball State proud. These “Best of Indiana” awards truly showcase our passion […]

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  • A Conversation with Rachel Lindsay

    My name is Imani Butts and I am a junior Journalism and Media major at CCIM. I had a wonderful opportunity to be the moderator for Excellence in Leadership Spring 2022 Speaker Series, with guest speaker Rachel Lindsey. Rachel Lindsay is an attorney, media host, and podcaster, best known for her groundbreaking turn as the […]

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  • Student Spotlight: Jaylyn Graham

    Meet Jaylyn Graham ’22, a graduate student majoring in Information and Communication Science & Emerging Media and Design. In this blog, Jaylyn shares how his passions have created a multitude of opportunities for his future, how they’ve driven his success, and have ultimately led him to be the person he is today.   * * * […]

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  • Staff Spotlight: Kim McClure

    Meet Kim McClure, Ball State graduate of 2020, who has recently become the Assistant to the Dean, Paaige Turner.  In this blog, Kim shares her favorite memories of Ball State, her love for Japanese culture, and how she enjoys working for CCIM Dean’s Office.  * * * Could you share the personal journey that led […]

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  • CareDEX Earns $1 Million in Funding

    An exciting project is underway within the Center for Organizational Resilience (CORe); a program fortified through innovative technology to benefit communities across the country. During stage 2 of the Civic Innovation Challenge, Dr. Chris Davison (CORe) was part of a team that was awarded 1 million from the National Science Foundation, in partnership with the Department of […]

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  • Good News October

    Hello everyone and welcome back to our “Good News” outlet. We’ve missed you.   CCIM Units CCIM women’s table raised over $2,000 at “Just Desserts” (Boys and Girls Club Fundraiser). On October 4th, we announced a series of key changes, including: The Department of Journalism is renamed the School of Journalism and Strategic Communication. Consistent […]

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  • 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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  • Adam Weber Headshot

    Five Things Students Can Do Right Now to Lead a Fulfilling Professional Life

    On Saturday, September 26, CCIM held its first virtual Dean’s List Ceremony. Over 340 participants—faculty members, Dean’s List students and their family and friends—joined the virtual celebration hosted by Dean Paaige Turner. ’09 Communication Studies alumnus and Emplify‘s Chief People Officer Adam Weber also tuned in and delivered an inspiring keynote speech. Watch Adam’s full […]

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  • Karen Mangia and her book

    How to Succeed from Anywhere

    For me, success always looked like something external. Something “out there”, reserved for someone else. Maybe it was getting all A’s, money, or job title, or perhaps what looked like the “perfect life” (whatever that is, I’m still not sure). But it was always something just out of reach, and always on a timeline. Or […]

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