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 •  July 17

A quarter of all U.S. jobs and half of all low-skill positions could be offshored or automated in the coming years.
A considerable share of the country's low-skill jobs are at risk of automation and offshoring, according to a new study.
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Researchers at Muncie, Indiana's Ball State University recently published an illuminating – and...

Ball State University

 •  July 17

Ball State University sits in Muncie, Indiana, at the heart the "Rust Belt," so educators there have the right to be pessimistic about the drift of the U.S. economy. But a report by the school's Center for Business and Economic Research goes even further. "We found a toxic brew," said CBER Director Michael Hicks. "Automation is likely to replace...

Ball State University

 •  June 22

Education officials in Colorado have started a summer-long statewide listening tour to find a solution to a growing teacher shortage crisis. The state needs to fill thousands of empty teaching positions, but enrollment in teacher-prep programs is also falling. Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd speaks with Katy Anthes (@KatyAnthes), the state's education...

Ball State University

 •  June 20

Each day at Zimmer Biomet headquarters, machinists on one robot-assisted factory floor churn out about 3,000 metallic knee parts. They are facing pressure to crank up the pace as the population ages and demand soars.
But the artificial-bone giant is grappling with a steep downside of the nation’s low unemployment rate: It is struggling to find...

Hearing loss is preventable, and Ball State University audiologists are warning the public to take precautions against excessive noise exposure during summer events such as concerts or fireworks shows. The birds are chirping. The sun is shining. Your lawn is green and lush, which means it’s time for a cut. The roar of the lawnmower brings about the...

MUNCIE, Ind. — Now that a $5 million expansion of Emens Auditorium is wrapping up, a $1.6 million makeover of the front lawn has started. Much of the lawn was destroyed during the expansion project, but that's not the only reason for improving it. "Ball State wanted a more attractive and inviting appearance from Riverside," BSU spokesperson Joan...

Ball State University

 •  February 25

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) - Ball State University has plans to make its campus friendlier to bicyclists. School officials say recommendations from the university’s Bicycle Master Plan will be unveiled March 1 by an Indianapolis landscape architecture firm. Ball State hopes to create dedicated bicycle paths and wider shared multiuse paths on campus and...

Ball State University

 •  January 30

When the German engineering company Siemens Energy opened a gas turbine production plant in Charlotte, N.C., some 10,000 people showed up at a job fair for 800 positions. But fewer than 15 percent of the applicants were able to pass a reading, writing and math screening test geared toward a ninth-grade education. “In our factories, there’s a...

Ball State University

 •  January 20

It's safe to say John Schnatter is a big fan of pizza. The founder of Papa John's started his company in a broom closet 32 years ago and has worked hard at promoting its product ever since. As a result, he's seen Papa John's thrive. The company had $1.64 billion in sales in 2015 and now has more than 4,900 locations in 44 countries and territories....

Ball State University

 •  October 25, 2016

The Public Relations Society of America Hoosier Chapter has elected members Dr. Deborah Davis and Robert "Bob" Schultz to the national organization’s prestigious College of Fellows. The PRSA College of Fellows is comprised of more than 350 senior practitioners and educators from around the country, each of whom has left a significant footprint on...