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Chris Flook: Using Video to Bring Local History to Life

Chris Flook is a filmmaker who teaches students to use modern storytelling techniques to depict historical events.

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 […]

Using Skills Honed at Ball State, Doug Jones Brings Astounding Characters to Screen

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]f all the parts in his prolific acting career, Doug Jones is proudest of Amphibian Man in the multiple Oscar-winning “The Shape of Water.” The film’s story — a lonely janitor (2018 Oscar nominee Sally Hawkins) falls in love with a humanoid fish god (Jones, ’82) held in a lab during the Cold War — […]

With Centennial Documentary, Students Learn About and Make Ball State History

[dropcap]H[/dropcap]istory came crashing down like a proverbial ton of bricks on at least one student during production of the documentary “From Normal to Extraordinary: Ball State’s First Century,” which premiered September 6, 2018, at Emens Auditorium as part of the official kickoff of Ball State’s Centennial Celebration . It happened to telecommunications major Henry Tegeler when he interviewed […]

Now in Alaska, ”Doc” Arnold Recalls His Storm Chasing Days at Ball State

[dropcap]F[/dropcap]rom his mountaintop cabin in Denali National Park & Preserve, Dr. David “Doc” Arnold’s view of snow-capped Alaskan mountains is as different as possible from the Great Plains, where he used radar to guide scores of Ball State meteorology students during summer storm chasing classes. It was 1998 when he arrived in Muncie from Mississippi […]

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 […]

Many Among IndyCar TV Crew Launched Careers at Ball State

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]his past September, Bryan Mattingly, ’91, took advantage of a unique opportunity to capture a portrait of Ball State alumni at work. Mattingly was in Sonoma, Calif., preparing for his job as technical director of the Verizon IndyCar Series “a couple days before the season finale and championship race,” he recalled. “I realized that we […]