Regardless of your journey, Every path needs thought leadership.

Welcome to EveryPath, the CICS student-led platform. With EveryPath, you can expect to get updates on the program, hear about the work of current students, and see highlights of CICS alumni across the country. Challenge yourself by engaging with others in the industry, learning more about relevant topics, and discussing ideas with potential colleagues.

Here you’ll find:

  • Thought Leadership for professionals looking to learn and grow  
  • Opportunities to connect with current CICS students and alumni
  • Inspiration for both professional and personal growth

TechPoint MIRA Award Nomination of Dr Stumpf Shines Light on CICS

Mar 15, 2022

Nominated for Best in Tech Education as a program in 2020, CICS is no stranger to the MIRA Award. However, this year Dr Anna Stumpf is nominated in the category, putting The Center for Information and Communication Sciences back in the spotlight for tech education. Anna has led the online recruiting and enrollment efforts forRead More

Engagement and Inclusivity Are Focus of Smart City Research Publication

Nov 29, 2021

The November 21, 2021 edition of the IEEE Future Directions newsletter featured a publication by CICS own Dr. Becky Hammons and two alumni, Rabia Daud and Yinka Ajibola. Best Practices for Community Engagement in Smart Cities was a qualitative research study conducted with five city planners across the United States to learn more about howRead More

CICS Welcomes New Faculty Member – Dr. Faisal Kalota

Jul 19, 2021

It has been quite some time since we have announced a new faculty member in CICS, but we are excited to share the Dr. Faisal Kalota was worth the wait! Joining the faculty this summer, Faisal (ˈfesəl) Kolota brings a wealth of professional and academic experiences, a must for the CICS formula to be successfulRead More

Kirsten Smith Highlighted as Inspiring Women Working in Tech by AOTMP

Jun 10, 2021

In the June 2021 issue of Insights the AOTMP organization highlighted 22 women in tech, including our own Kirsten Smith. AOTMP®, the Association of Telecom, Mobility, and IT Management Professionals, is a membership organization dedicated to serving the more than 10 million professionals who support the $4.3 trillion dollar industry around the globe. The association’s missionRead More

Dr. Anna Stumpf Receives ITERA Outstanding Faculty Award

Mar 26, 2021

The Information and Telecommunications Education and Research Association (ITERA) has named Dr. Anna Stumpf the recipient of the “Above and Beyond” graduate faculty award. For over 15 years ITERA has sought to recognize both junior and senior faculty for their unusual contributions to our complex and challenging hybrid field.  In notifying CICS of the award, ITERARead More

Dr. David Hua Receives ITERA Outstanding Faculty Award

Mar 26, 2021

The Information and Telecommunications Education and Research Association (ITERA) has named Dr. David Hua the recipient of the “Above and Beyond” undergraduate faculty award. For over 15 years ITERA has sought to recognize both junior and senior faculty for their unusual contributions to our complex and challenging hybrid field.  In notifying CICS of the award,Read More

Developing Tech Leaders the CICS Way

Feb 25, 2021

In a recent conversation with CICS professor Dr. Frank Groom around cyber attacks he made an important point about the heart of our CICS program. We often teach technology as it happens, which is unique in a professional program. We aren’t developing technologists, we are developing leaders who understand technology. That creates a unique experienceRead More

CICS Tells the Story of Social Responsibility for Ball State University

Aug 10, 2020

Paul Faria CICS Online ’21 and CICS Online faculty member Anna Stumpf each describe their own roles, as well as the role of Ball State University, in promoting social responsibility in our community. By learning and growing together, our students, faculty, alumni, and supporters embrace a bright future where you can thrive. We’re about moreRead More

Our Commitment to Inclusion

Aug 10, 2020

When Ball State University wants to tell the story of emphasis on inclusion as part of campus culture, LaJoi Robinson CICS Online ’21, Paul Faria CICS Online ’21, and CICS Online faculty member Anna Stumpf discuss the culture of inclusiveness at Ball State and how it elevates their educational experience.

Waxing Poetic About the Opportunity to Publish

Jul 10, 2020

The story of three CICS students working on a class assignment and finding themselves published in a journal is a great one. Have you heard it? We aren’t fishing for compliments, this happened. In the Center for Information and Communication Sciences, though, having our grad students published happens more often than one may expect. That’sRead More