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

CIO/CTO Advanced Certificate Program

Jan 11, 2021

The Ball State Center for Information and Communication Sciences in partnership with the Indy CIO Network is offering an advanced certificate for CIO/CTOs. Seats are limited for this program. Dr. Dennis Trinkle co leads this program with Jeff Ton. Dennis is the Director of the Center of Information and Communication Sciences at Ball State University;Read More


Oct 15, 2020

Here you will learn more about Ball State’s Center for Information and Communication Science’s masters program. The information below will cover the campus based program for those early career students interested in the in-person campus based program that can be completed in as little as 11 months. For the online program, designed for students withRead More

September Social Learning Lessons

Oct 02, 2020

During this 35th year of CICS we certainly were not expecting to have to change our “special sauce”, but we have and it has been incredible. We have missed many of our events, most of which bring our alumni to campus in the Fall. There is always a special buzz when our national advisory boardRead More

CICS Sponsors October IT Leadership Lab

Sep 22, 2020

CICS is hosting our second IT Leadership Lab of 2020. The October 14th session will be a session on Strategic Foresight; Fostering Creativity and Innovation for 2021 and Beyond. Join Dennis Trinkle, Jared Nichols, and Jeff Ton for this 90 minute session. It’s free and for those in tech leadership who want insights on howRead More

Joel Spieth named IBM’s General Manager, Financial Services Enterprise Cloud

Sep 21, 2020

We are proud to share that Joel Spieth, CICS alumni and current alumni council member, has joined IBM as General Manager, IBM Financial Services Enterprise Cloud, responsible for banking, financial markets and insurance sector offerings. . As an IT transformation executive, Joel brings deep expertise in driving large-scale global transformation initiatives for the financial servicesRead More

Lumen Technologies Names CICS Alum as New Division VP

Sep 17, 2020

CenturyLink has made more changes than just rebranding to Lumen Technologies. The company just added to its channel leadership with the appointments of vice presidents to lead indirect sales in the East and West Division. One of those promotions was a 2001 CICS alum, Craig Patterson; as reported by Channel Partners Online, Patterson will be vice president of indirect sales forRead More

Neely and Shelton Earn Opportunity for Scholarships From Women & Hi Tech

Sep 02, 2020

According to the Women & Hi Tech website: “The First-Ever Virtual Leading Light Awards and Scholarship Gala (LLAs) will be held on October 1, 2020. This signature, biennial event organized and hosted by Women & Hi Tech focuses on celebrating Indiana women in STEM – women who are risk-takers, leaders, educators, mentors, and those whoRead More

Gratitude – CICS Included in Ball State Story

Aug 10, 2020

Ball State alumni and current students share one thing in common: their gratitude for our faculty and the opportunities they provide. Keyera Contsable ’17, CICS Online student Paul Faria ’21, and Demi Vaughn ’19 share their Ball State experience and the gratitude they have for the support of talented faculty and staff. Guided by Beneficence,Read More

CICS Contributes to Ball State Description of Excellence

Aug 10, 2020

Ball State’s commitment to excellence means we commit to excel in all that we do. CICS Online student Paul Faria ’21 joins undergraduates Demi Vaughn ’19, and Jeffrey Brown ’20 to reflect on how Ball State transformed their lives through not just education, but what Ball State University stands for. We inspire pride and confidenceRead More