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PRSSA recieves Star Chapter Award

Contributed by: Arlene Shirk
Published: Thursday, 27 October 2016 11:00 AM
Ball State University’s PRSSA chapter received the Public Relations Student Society of America’s (PRSSA) Star Chapter Award at this year’s National Conference. Ball State’s PRSSA was recognized as a chapter that exceeded chapter and professional development standards set by PRSSA during the 2015-2016 academic year.
The PRSSA Star Chapter Award was created in 2009 and recognizes chapters across the United States that succeed in completing eight or more of 10 specific requirements including ethics advocacy, community service and professional involvement.
The Ball State Chapter of Public Relations Student Society of America was founded in 1972 by Dr. Louis Ingelhart, professor emeritus and the first journalism department chair. Ball State is the oldest chapter of PRSSA in Indiana and among the oldest in the nation. PRSSA is a student-run organization that strives to educate its members about the art and science of Public Relations. Members get a chance to develop relationships with PR professionals and other Ball State students interested in the profession while also learning more about PR through chapter programs on internships and job skills.
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Associated Collegiate Press honors Ball Bearings magazine

Contributed by: Arlene Shirk
Published: Thursday, 27 October 2016 10:00 AM
Ball Bearings magazine walked away with awards in several categories at the Associated Collegiate Press conference, held Oct. 20-23 in Washington, D.C.
In addition to the online Pacemaker Award, the print magazine also placed fourth for Best in Show.
Individual winners:
Alexandra Kincaid’s story, “The Problem with the Problem,” placed first for Multimedia News Story of the Year. Her story dealt with eating disorders.
Victoria Ison’s story “The American/Muslim Divide,” placed sixth for Diversity Story of the Year.
Roth Lovins placed seventh for Newsmagazine/Special Section cover.
The ACP is considered one of the top competitions in collegiate media.
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Greg Fehribach speaking on Diversity & Disability Thursday, Nov. 17 6pm AT 183

Contributed by: Lisa Love
Published: Thursday, 27 October 2016 8:00 AM

Office of Institutional Diversity

Educating a Diverse Nation

Speaker Series Presents:

Greg Fehribach

Distinguished Fellow in the Office of Institutional Diversity

Thursday, November 17, 2016


AT 183 Applied Technology Bldg

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Immersive Learning and Indiana's Bicentennial Torch Relay

Contributed by: Chris Flook
Published: Monday, 05 September 2016 1:30 PM
In celebration of Indiana’s Bicentennial, the Indiana Bicentennial Commission and the Indiana Office of Tourism Development will run a torch through each of the 92 Indiana counties, starting this Friday, September 9 in Corydon and will end in Indianapolis on Saturday, October 15.

The state of Indiana is partnering with Ball State University students for a special Torch Relay immersive learning project. Students from telecommunications, journalism, history, and Digital Storytelling will serve as the official media personnel for the 5-week event. Students will produce daily photos, articles, and video along with managing the Torch Relay’s social media accounts (see below). Another team will produce a ~30 minute documentary on the Torch Relay to debut on ‘Indiana Day’ - December 11, 2016
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