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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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Campus Election Survey

Contributed by: John Strauss
Published: Thursday, 27 October 2016 8:30 AM
How will Ball State students, faculty and staff vote in this election?

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Davis merits prestigious honor

Contributed by: Arlene Shirk
Published: Tuesday, 25 October 2016 1:00 PM
Davis merits prestigious honor
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Perceptions of Cat-calling and Sexual Encounters

Contributed by: Melchizedek Robinson
Published: Tuesday, 18 October 2016 3:45 PM


We invite you to participate in our study: Perceptions of Cat-calling and Sexual Encounters. Your participation will help us better understand the connection between beliefs and behaviors linked to cat-calling and other sex-related circumstances.

Participants must be at least 18 years of age and male. All responses will be kept anonymous. This survey will take approximately 10-15 [LKM1] minutes to complete.

You will be asked questions regarding your own perceptions toward cat-calling behaviors and other similar sexual encounters. If you would like to participate in the study, please follow the link below:

Thank you for your help, we greatly appreciate your responses!

Kierra Bronson, Undergraduate Student-

Shelby Brant, Undergraduate Student-

Melchizedek Robinson, Undergraduate Student-

Courtney Withrow, Undergraduate Student-

Dr. Katie Lawson, PhD, Faculty Supervisor |

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School of Kinesiology September Kudos

Contributed by: Ashley Green
Published: Wednesday, 05 October 2016 12:00 PM
School of Kinesiology Faculty and Staff Kudos for September 2016. Learn more.

Bruce Morgan Retirement Reception

Contributed by: Ro Anne Royer Engle
Published: Tuesday, 04 October 2016 8:00 AM
Bruce Morgan is retiring after 32 years of service to the university! Learn more.