Category: Student Experiences


  • 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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  • Staff Spotlight: Bethany Sloniker

    Meet Bethany Sloniker a School of Journalism and Strategic Communications graduate and new secretary to the unit. In this blog, Bethany talks about her Ball State journey from student to staff member and how she makes the most of her life as a young professional. *** Could you share the personal journey that led you to […]

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  • 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 […]

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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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  • Caught In The Act

    Did you catch someone (including yourself) displaying the value of CCIM? Did they do an outstanding job? Did they brag on a student? Did they help someone? If so, let us know here so we can demonstrate that we value them! Want to share your story? Feel free to submit it using our story submission […]

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  • Student Spotlight: Trent Mckenzie

    Meet Trent McKenzie ’22, a senior majoring in Communication Studies & Political Science. In this blog, Trent shares his passion for communications, how he knew CCIM was right for him, and the absolute love he has for Ball State University. *** Can you describe your journey before Ball State University? I went to Plymouth High School […]

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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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