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From Pirate Tales to Catfish Scares, Student Bios Surprise Professor

This story’s author, Kate Elliott, coordinates the Department of Journalism’s magazine media concentration and co-chairs the College of Communication, Information, and Media’s Engagement Task Force. According to family lore, one of freshman Kellyn Harrison’s ancestors was Captain Kidd, an infamous pirate rumored to have buried treasure in the Caribbean before the British hanged him. Jada […]

Investigative Journalist Sandra Chapman, ’86, Asks the Hard Questions

Bang, bang, bang. On the night of Nov. 30, 1998, someone fired three bullets from a handgun, the last aimed at the head of 64-year-old Prince Chapman. For three months, no suspect, and then police arrested the man, wait — the 12-year-old boy, Jamone Williams, charged with murdering Chapman, a business owner, community activist, and […]

Through Sports Link, TCOM Student Unites Twin Passions

Attracted to Ball State for Sports Link , an immersive learning program that has emerged as a national leader in sports media and production, Seena Greiwe said she is “blown away” by what she’s been encouraged to accomplish in her first two years on campus. This academic year alone, she attended 10 Division I NCAA championships as […]

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 […]

A Community-Focused Career Tests Alumna Sara McInerney’s Will to Lead

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]ara McInerney can’t feel her toes. The community engagement specialist for Finish Line Youth Foundation has gone numb after six hours in a cold, hard rain while leading hundreds of volunteers building a playground on Indianapolis’ east side. “I’d been worried all week, having people come up to me saying, ‘You know it’s gonna rain […]

One Graduate’s Unlikely Journey from Africa to a Ball State Master’s Degree

‘Adopted’ Ethiopian boy becomes man who wants to bring opportunity and technology to homeland.