Entries by Marc Ransford

Student Proposes Study to Help Drug-Dependent Newborns

[dropcap]H[/dropcap]annah Fluhler wants the crying to stop. Because of a first-of-its kind fellowship, the Honors College student is assembling a research team to determine if soothing lullaby music combined with gentle rocking will aid newborns suffering from drug withdrawal. Hannah is proposing a pilot study to be conducted in the neonatal intensive care unit at Indiana University Health […]

Students Forecast Indiana’s Wild Weather for Clients

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]hen aspiring meteorologists Lauren Elston or Ethan Rosuck look up to the skies and check their forecasts, the pair never forget that in Indiana, weather conditions can change in an instant. “Indiana may be one of the most challenging places to do weather forecasting,” said Lauren. “One day it can be freezing cold and the […]

Ball State Graduate Student Part of Pulitzer Prize-winning Team

[dropcap]B[/dropcap]all State journalism graduate student Erika Espinoza, ’17, has won an honor that takes most journalists several years of experience, if at all: a Pulitzer Prize. She was part of a team that won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting and may be the first Ball State student to receive the honor while still […]

With RFK Visit, Ball State Tied to Momentous Day in U.S. History

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]hen legendary news reporter and retired telecommunications professor Steve Bell and historian Bruce Geelhoed remember April 4, 1968, they think of a tumultuous time in American history. The nation was focused on the controversial Vietnam War as political candidates from both parties were gearing up campaigns for the 1968 U.S. presidential race. At the same […]

At Winter Olympics, Students Worked Side-By-Side With Journalism Pros

[dropcap]F[/dropcap]or five Ball State University students, reporting from the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, was the most intense and exhilarating experience of their young careers. The students were part of the University’s immersive learning experience  BSU at the Games , a student-run news agency that provided daily coverage of the games, producing stories, photos, video, and graphics […]

Student’s Larger-Than-Life Image Boosts Both Dance and Ball State

[dropcap]C[/dropcap]iara Borg is 5-foot, 3-inches tall, but at Ball State University she is the tallest student on campus. The Ball State junior dance major’s image graces a 60-foot-long statement banner hung on the side of 10-story Teachers College , one of the University’s iconic buildings, as part of a new marketing campaign, “ We Fly. ” Ciara — one of […]