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"Thesis Research: Getting Started" Workshop June 2

Contributed by: Laura MacLeod Mulligan
Published: Tuesday, 24 May 2016 10:00 AM
Thesis Research: Getting Started

This Ball State University Libraries workshop will be packed with useful advice about the research process to help you get started on your thesis project. You will learn about research tools and strategies to help you obtain relevant sources for your literature review and get the most out of databases such as Web of Science, Dissertations and Theses, and WorldCat. It will provide an opportunity to ask questions regardless of your location.

Students are welcome to come to Ball Communication room 129 or join us remotely. Once you are registered, we will send you instructions for access.

Thursday, June 2
6:00-6:50 p.m.
Ball Communication room 129 or remote connection - Please register online at this link
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Explore Egyptian Tomb at the Muncie Children's Museum

Contributed by: Julie Tuttle Davis
Published: Thursday, 19 May 2016 4:00 PM
Indiana Academy students will be dressed in costumes and provide age-appropriate interpretive tours of an Egyptian tomb at the Muncie Children's Museum on May 20-21 and May 24-26 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Self-guided tours will be available until June 17. Learn more.

Midwest Writers Workshop is coming to Ball State July 21-23—scholarships to attend still available!

Contributed by: Gail L Werner
Published: Thursday, 19 May 2016 11:00 AM
For more than 40 years, the Midwest Writers Workshop has helped aspiring writers improve their craft and get published. Held annually at Ball State in association with the university’s Department of English, the event takes place Thursday, July 21-Saturday, July 23 in the Pittenger Student Center.

Registration is currently open for all writers interested in attending the conference, which is an opportunity to network with publishing professionals (editors and agents), receive feedback on their work, and learn more about the craft.
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Brown Planetarium's 2016 Summer Schedule

Contributed by: Dayna Thompson
Published: Wednesday, 18 May 2016 11:00 AM
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Planetarium Schedule (Printable Version)
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2016-17 NEH Summer Stipends

Contributed by: Augusta Wray
Published: Monday, 16 May 2016 8:30 AM
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Stipend program supports individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Eligible projects typically result in articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources. Summer Stipends support continuous full-time work on a humanities project for a period of two months.

An outright award of $6,000 is provided for two consecutive months of full-time research and writing. In accordance with NEH guidelines, Ball State may nominate two faculty proposals.

Ball State internal application deadline is August 26, 2016.

Deadline for final submission to the NEH is September 29 for projects beginning May 2017.

Click here for full guidelines on the NEH website.

Materials to submit for the internal review:
1. The Ball State NEH Summer Stipend Internal Application Cover sheet
2. A single copy of the application, including:
a. 3-page (single-spaced) narrative
b. 2-page (single-spaced) resumé
c. 1-page (single-spaced) bibliography
d. 1-page appendix (graphical materials or edition/translation sample, if applicable)

You do not need to include reference letters at this time.
You do not need to have obtained University approvals.

Two selected proposals will be submitted electronically through by the September 29 deadline.

Please submit your completed internal application package in PDF form to Augusta Wray by August 26.
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