Letterman building at Ball State

From the Associated Press

Ball State University will name its new communication building after David Letterman, a 1970 graduate.

Letterman’s mother, Dorothy Mengering, was at Monday’s announcement by the board of trustees in the talk-show host’s hometown of Indianapolis.

Ball State said the $21-million communication and media center on its main campus in Muncie would open at the beginning of the 2007-08 school year. The building, which will be dedicated Sept. 7, will bring the Center for Information and Communication Sciences, communication studies, journalism and telecommunications departments under one roof.

The school already has a Letterman Scholarship in the Department of Telecommunications.