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

“It Made Me Think That in CICS We…”

Mar 01, 2021

Those are the best words to hear as a professor. We hear them quite a bit from CICS students via class discussions, reflective writings, and even posts like this on our Slack channel from CICS student Nick Clark: As I was walking around the house today, cleaning, organizing, etc., I was listening to a podcastRead More

A Look at How and Why CICS Develops Generalists

Feb 26, 2021

Ball State Center of Information and Communication Sciences Professor and Founder of the Program Dr. Ray Steele believes that CICS’ uniqueness lies in its hybrid and nimble nature. “We are not about narrow specialization because it changes very often. We teach our people how to learn in a frenetic world, how to look at problemRead 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

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

Meet CICS

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