Category: Student Experiences


  • 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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  • Student Spotlight: Hannah McIlree

    Meet Hannah Mcllree ’22, a senior majoring in Journalism and Media (News) with a minor in Sports Studies. In this blog, Hannah shares how her passion for journalism led her to achieve her dreams and overcome obstacles.  * * * Can you describe your journey prior to Ball State University? In high school, I wasn’t […]

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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: Imani Butts

    Meet Imani Butts ’23, a junior majoring in Journalism and Media. In this blog, Imani shares her passion for news journalism, how she’s grown over the years, and the absolute love she has for Ball State University. * * * Can you describe your journey prior to Ball State University? I really was stuck between Ball State […]

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  • The Daily News Celebrates 100 Years

    This year, The Ball State Daily News will celebrate its 100th anniversary. Since 1922, The Ball State Daily News has brought the latest information to Ball State and Muncie communities. They have carried on through generations helping countless students begin their media careers. The 100th Anniversary Open House will be from 5-6:30 pm, Thursday, March […]

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  • Alumni Spotlight: Rachel Ekwerike

    Meet Rachel Ekwerike ’21, a recent Department of Media graduate. In this blog, Rachel shares how Ball State prepared her for the professional world and the exciting plans she has for the future. * * * Can you describe your journey prior to Ball State University? In late middle school, I got my first experience […]

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  • Deans’ Shootout – CCIM Student POV

    Kwesi Rogers joined Dean Turner in the 2022 Deans’ Shootout. *** The sixth edition of the Cardinal Deans’ Shootout took place at halftime of the Ball State-Northern Illinois men’s basketball game on Tuesday, February 15th. Dean Paaige Turner and Department of Media, senior Kwesi Rogers were a force to be reckoned with during the timed free […]

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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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