Category: Student Experiences


  • Good News November

    Hello everyone and welcome to our monthly Good News outlet. This month sure has flown by! Alumni Rebecca Slezak ’21 recently started as the staff photojournalist for The Dallas Morning News. Bernie Kohn graduated from the School of Journalism and Strategic Communication, formally Department of Journalism in 1982. He is currently News Director at Bloomberg […]

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  • Student Spotlight: Taylor Smith

    Meet Taylor Smith ’22, a senior majoring in Journalism News and Magazine Media, minoring in Creative Writing. In this blog, Taylor shares how her passion for journalism and writing has led to a host of great experiences, including becoming Editor-in-Chief of The Ball State Daily News. She talks about her decision to study journalism as […]

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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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  • Dogs and Donuts

    It’s that time of year again, the sun sets earlier, the leaves are changing…and midterms are approaching. What better way to destress and relax than dogs and donuts at our Living-Learning Community, Botsford/Swinford?  * * * A Living Learning Community Experience   Each year we ask our faculty, students, and community to come on campus […]

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  • A Day In The Life: Football Media

    I help run the social media pages for the Ball State Football team. Join me while I share what a normal week of work looks like! Hello! My name is Madison Surface and I am a Digital Sports Production student in my Junior year here at CCIM. During the 2020 season, I was hired to […]

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  • Garrett Wright Visits Sports Link

    Producer, Director, and Storyteller from the Big Ten Network visits Ball State’s Sports Link to speak in front of Digital Sports Production students. As a member of Ball State’s Sports Link program, I have had the opportunity to learn from coaches of several different sports, broadcasters from multiple stations across the country, and speak with […]

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  • Student Spotlight: Kaya Hill

    Meet Kaya Hill ’23, a junior majoring in Communication Studies and minoring in History and African-American Studies. In this blog, Kaya shares how her interests in communication and history has led her to thinking about graduate school and beyond. She talks about her road to Communication Studies as well as what she hopes to accomplish […]

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  • Student Spotlight: Logan Wood

    Meet Logan Wood, a senior majoring in Video Production. In this blog, Logan shares how his passion for the outdoors and filmmaking led him to an internship working in Yosemite National Park. He talks about some of the unexpected challenges as well as how he grew as a filmmaker. * * * What did you […]

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  • Meet Our Faculty: Tim Underhill

    Meet our faculty member Tim Underhill, a Lecturer of Telecommunications at Ball State University who seeks to inspire his students year after year. His work in digital storytelling has reached a variety of networks, including CNN, NBC, ABC, ESPN, CBS, FOX, and The Big Ten Network, attracting notice for several awards, even from The Emmy’s. Through these experiences, […]

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  • McKinley Avenue Agency students

    McKinley Avenue Agency members land prestigious internships

    MUNCIE, Ind.– The McKinley Avenue Agency is proud to announce that seven of our staff members have received prestigious internships following the 2021 Spring semester.    Ted Irwin, Executive Director of Public Relations, accepted an internship with Vox Global as a Public Affairs Intern. “I feel highly honored to be offered the Public Affairs internship […]

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