Category: News


  • Tréon McClendon

    Meet CCIM’s new Director of Student Success: Tréon McClendon

    The College of Communication, Information, and Media is thrilled to welcome Tréon McClendon as the college’s inaugural Director of Student Success. In this role, McClendon will assist with the college’s continued efforts to increase student engagement, success, and retention by envisioning, planning, supervising, and implementing new and existing college initiatives, including CCIM’s new Student Success […]

    Read More
  • 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 […]

    Read More
  • 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 […]

    Read More
  • 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 […]

    Read More
  • 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 […]

    Read More
  • 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 […]

    Read More
  • “Identity Leadership” with Stedman Graham

    New York Times bestselling author, educator, business advisor, and Ball State University graduate Stedman Graham ’89 returned to campus to take part in the David Letterman Distinguished Professional Lecture and Workshop Series. *** Chairman and CEO of S. Graham and Associates, Mr. Graham’s “Identity Leadership” concept is based on the philosophy that people cannot lead others until […]

    Read More
  • 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 […]

    Read More
  • 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, […]

    Read More
  • 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 […]

    Read More