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

Cyrus Green Becomes Ball State’s First-Ever Boren Fellowship Recipient

Apr 27, 2021

Cyrus Green, a graduate student in CICS, has been awarded a David L. Boren Fellowship to fund seven months of language and cultural study in Tajikistan during the 2021-2022 academic year. Green, an Oxford, Ohio, native, is the first student in Ball State’s history to receive the prestigious fellowship. “We are incredibly proud of Cyrus,Read 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

“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