Category: News

  • 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 […]

  • Indy Shorts 2020 Offers Socially-Distanced Screenings, Features 8 Films Created by Cardinals in Official Selection

    Like many organizations, Heartland Film had to pivot hard because of the COVID-19 threat. But they came up with a creative solution to present their Indy Shorts International Film Festival. Next week the event kicks off with socially distanced screenings mixing virtual and drive-in sessions. The festival lineup features 128 films curated into 18 programs. […]

  • Good News June

    “We are clearly in a time of great change. The world has demanded we think deeply about safeguarding our community’s health, black lives, LGBTQ rights and the role of journalism in a democratic society. As an education environment, it is our responsibility to nurture students’ ability to be agile in both their thinking and their […]

  • Record-setting enrollment in BSU Journalism Workshops

    A group of High School Students at the 2019 Journalism Summer Workshop

    More than 1,000 middle and high school students and teachers representing 36 states registered for Ball State University Department of Journalism’s Summer 2020 Journalism Workshops in the first-ever online only programming of the iconic skills bootcamp. The on-campus residential workshop moved to a virtual experience after quarantine orders and other mandated precautions in light of […]

  • Ball State Creates Official Varsity Esports Team

    Ball State Esports logo

    MUNCIE, Indiana – Ball State University is creating an official varsity esports team, joining more than 300 colleges and universities to compete nationally in a fast-growing digital sport. The University will join 12 members of the Mid-American Conference (MAC) during Fall semester for the 2020-21 season in the newly created independent Esports Collegiate Conference (ESC). MAC leadership […]

  • Good News May

    The first Monday of this month was May 4 so we could not resist opening the blog post with a Star Wars gif. Congratulations to our faculty, staff, students and alumni for the numerous accomplishments and milestones highlighted below. Faculty and Staff Telecommunications instructor Chris Flook was nominated for a Regional Emmy Award in the […]

  • Ball State receives 12 nominations for regional Emmy and NATAS student production awards

    The Emmy® and student nominees for the 2020 National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) Lower Great Lakes Chapter Emmy® Awards were announced yesterday. Congratulations to our 12 CCIM nominees—students, recent grads and faculty—as well as the faculty advisors involved in those projects. Congratulations also to the numerous CCIM alumni who were nominated for […]

  • Good News April

    Spring 2020 has come to an end! As we are wrapping up this very unusual semester and our first full month of remote working, we thought we’d interrupt your day with some good news. We hope you don’t mind. Faculty CICS’ Dr. Dennis Trinkle and Dr. Steve Jones are participating in the Governor’s Broadband Roundtable […]

  • One Ball State Day 2020 is What We All Needed


    A week ago, our university held its second One Ball State Day. The 24-hour fundraising event was a huge success in 2019—its inaugural year. Back then, events were organized across campus, and online fundraising efforts led to over 4,100 gifts totaling more than $425,000. This year, the event took place in a very different context […]