In 2020, our communities faced challenges that were unprecedented. Yet, students, faculty and staff called upon the “grit” that is part of the College of Communication, Information, and Media’s heritage. We created dazzling student projects, graduated leaders into the communication industry and worked to ensure a supportive culture that is rooted in inclusive excellence. We prepared for our future by launching a new Esports Varsity Team, Esports Center, and in Fall 2021 a new digital production concentration in esports production. Our faculty and students partnered with BSU Public Media to produce Cardinal Compass, a transmedia, student production that provides news and information relevant to our community. We established funds to ensure students who face an immediate financial challenge can still continue their education and realize their future.
CCIM students have access to high-impact experiences — internships, study aboard, student productions, competitions/conferences — and state-of-the-art facilities from day one. We are committed to ensuring that EVERY student, regardless of background or financial ability, has access to hands-on technology that prepares them to succeed.
Your gifts allow hard-working students to focus on their education and say 'yes' to enriching learning experiences. Your gifts mean that a student who is facing a financial challenge doesn’t have to give up their goal of a CCIM degree. Your support empowers students with the passion and purpose to live the values symbolized by Beneficence — excellence, innovation, courage, integrity, inclusiveness, social responsibility, and gratitude — today and throughout their professional life.
On this One Ball State Day 2021, we welcome contributions to any fund that matches your passion including these two funds. The CCIM Dean's Fund supports students success by funding high-impact experiences and the Esports Advancement Fund will support scholarships as well as other components of our new esports venue, varsity team and curricula. As a college of storytellers, we are also looking forward to seeing our CCIM family come together and share their CCIM stories. We hope to see you on our story wall!