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Diversity This Week

Contributed by: Lisa Love
Published: Monday, 18 September 2017 11:30 AM

Diversity this Week
A message from the Associate Provost for Diversity
Doing the work of creating an inclusive culture here at Ball State University

This week in Diversity Now
Free Event! Friday, September 22, 7:00 PM
Emens Auditorium 2017 Diversity Symposium keynote speaker Angela Davis activist, master scholar, writer, and advocate for the oppressed.

Expand your horizons…
Saturday, September 16th - November 4th Check out Indiana Historical Society’s exhibit entitled Be Heard Learn about the history of the LBGQ community in Indianapolis.
September 20-22 (Evening): Rosh-Hashanah is the Jewish New Year celebration.
September 21 Muharram/Islamic New Year Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar and a time of remembrance or mourning.

& looking back. This week in Diversity in 1961

President Kennedy signs Peace Corps legislation
The Peace Corps gained popular appeal nationally and internationally as stories about young Americans working to help communities grow crops, build schools, and construct wells emerged. The labor of these volunteers helped change living conditions for hundreds of thousands of people.

National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity
Are you feeling overwhelmed and overcommitted? Are you making choices that are consistent with your professional and personal goals? Learn more about Skill #6 in the NCFDD curriculum.

Core Curriculum
Skill #6 The Art of Saying “no”

Can't view the resource? Be sure to register. Ball State University faculty and graduate students can register at

Contact OID Phone 765-285-5316 Carmichael Hall, Room 104

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Thank You

Contributed by: David Cleveland
Published: Thursday, 14 September 2017 10:30 AM
To all of the Ball State community, we sincerely give our thanks.

Yesterday was Cardinal Job Fair, and we at the Career Center were overjoyed at seeing so many of your smiling faces. Thanks to you, we had the largest student turnout in history: at least 1,271 student candidates visited within four hours. In addition, faculty were engaging with company representatives and building connections, while the visiting employers praised our talented and ready-to-engage students. You all helped us attract a record-high 197 organizations that wanted to recruit Ball State students. You showed up dressed to impress and knowledgeable about your major areas, making your university proud.

Thank you students, thank you faculty, thank you staff, and thank you administration. Thank you to our employers and alumni. You all helped us create connections and build relationships during this amazing fair, and we truly appreciate your support and turnout.

The Career Center

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Call For Papers- World Conference on Transformative Education

Contributed by: Cresta Hancock
Published: Monday, 11 September 2017 1:00 PM
The Global Institute for Transformative Education and The School Project Foundation- in conjunction with the Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology- are organizing a World Conference on Transformative Education in Kakamega, Kenya, on July 26 - 28, 2018 under the theme: "Rethinking, Curriculum, Pedagogy and Research in Africa."

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Free Networking Session

Contributed by: Lisa Love
Published: Friday, 01 September 2017 1:00 PM
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Save the Date: Diversity Research Symposium Speaker - Angela Davis

Contributed by: Lisa Love
Published: Tuesday, 29 August 2017 2:30 PM

Save the Date: Diversity Research Symposium Speaker - Angela Davis

September 22, 2017, at 7 PM Emens Auditorium - FREE EVENT

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Black Women Writers Needed for Research!

Contributed by: Linh Littleford
Published: Saturday, 26 August 2017 10:00 PM

Ball State University IRB Approval #: 1088011-1

Have you ever experienced subtle slights that are offensive or insensitive towards you as a Black woman? I am interested in interviewing Black women who use writing as a coping strategy when dealing with microaggressive experiences. Research has linked racial microaggressions to negative psychological and physical health (Lewis & Neville, 2015; Nadal et al., 2015; Wong et al., 2013). My goal for this study is to identify ways to decrease the detrimental effects gendered racial microaggressions on Black women. If you are a Black woman, a writer, are 18 years or older, and you are willing to share your experiences with me during a one-on-one interview (approximately 1.5-2 hours), please contact Alexcia M. Kilgore at

Warm regards,

Alexcia M. Kilgore

Cognitive & Social Processes Master's Candidate

President of Black Graduate Student Association

Ball State University | 2018

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Diversity Research Symposium Advance Registration

Contributed by: Lisa Love
Published: Wednesday, 23 August 2017 12:30 PM

Plan to attend the 2017 Diversity Research Symposium hosted by Ball State University.

The Diversity Research Symposium provides an educational environment for faculty, staff, community members, and students from all disciplines interested in cultural diversity issues

· Learn, interact, share ideas, and network with one another

· Infuse cultural diversity issues into research, curricula, & professional development

Special Keynote address speaker Angela Davis Feminist & Writer. Through her activism and scholarship over many decades, Angela Davis has been deeply involved in movements for social justice around the world. Her work as an educator – both at the university level and in the larger public sphere – has always emphasized the importance of building communities of struggle for economic, racial, and gender justice.

Registration fee covers:

  • Symposium program
  • Two lunches
  • Reserved seating to Angela Davis' keynote address
  • Access to all presentations, posters, and workshops September 22 and 23, 2017

To register visit

  • Faculty, Staff, Community Members: Advance discount registration $55 Onsite registration $65
  • Students: Advance discount registration $25 Onsite registration $35

Contact OID with any questions. 765-285-5316

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Diversity Research Symposium Networking Sessions and Call for Proposals

Contributed by: Linh Littleford
Published: Monday, 13 March 2017 10:00 AM
Register now to attend networking sessions at the 9th Annual Diversity Research Symposium (DRS, September 22nd and September 23rd, 2017 at Ball State University) to explore collaborative research and other opportunities. Available networking sessions:
• Community organizers and researchers
• Community organizers and students
• Researchers and students
• Graduate programs and students

Registration for the networking sessions is free. Due to limited seating, registration is required.

You are also invited to submit a proposal to present your diversity-related project at the. Proposals can be submitted between April 1 and June 1, 2017. We are seeking proposals that focus on creating brave spaces for inclusion, equity, and justice. Angela Davis (feminist & writer) will present the keynote address: "Institutional racism in the penal and criminal justice system." At the last DRS hosted by Ball State University, participants represented 81 academic sub-disciplines, 21 institutions & organizations, and 13 states.

For more information, to submit proposals, and/or to register for the networking sessions, visit

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