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Diversity This Week March 18-24, 2019

Contributed by: Lisa Love
Published: Monday, 18 March 2019 9:30 AM

Check out the complete issue of Diversity This Week Here

Highlights include:

This Week in Diversity Now…

Please watch for information about the time and location for our beneficence vigil where we will remember those people who were the victims of hatred and violence, including those who were recently killed in the two mosques in New Zealand.

Join a discussion to address biases and learn more about students with disabilities.

Learn more about implicit bias through a workshop sponsored by the Office of Institutional Diversity

Understanding Inclusive Excellence and Learning to Identify Implicit Bias
Session 1, Thursday, March 21 at 10 am - TC 411

Find the week-long list of Women’s Week activities here.

…& looking back
The Equal Rights Amendment was passed by the U.S. Senate in 1972, but eventually failed to be ratified. Read more here.

…and more!

Contact the Office of Institutional Diversity Phone 765-285-5316 Email
Teachers College 409
Facebook BallStateOID
Twitter @BallStateOID

Learn more.

Bridging the Gap: Medical Interpreter Training

Contributed by: Valeri Caldwell
Published: Wednesday, 13 March 2019 11:00 AM
Bridging the Gap Medical Interpreter Training

Bridging the Gap Medical Interpreter Training prepares bilingual individuals to work as medical interpreters.
This 40-hour basic/intermediate training course covers:
-Basic interpreting skills
-Health care information
-Culture in interpreting
-Communication skills for advocacy
-Professional development

Learn more.

Implicit Bias & Solutions

Contributed by: Lisa Love
Published: Wednesday, 13 March 2019 9:00 AM
Would you like to learn more about implicit bias and develop solutions for lessening their impact at the university? Attend the Office of Institutional Diversity's two-part workshop series:

Session 1, Thursday, March 21 at 9 am
"Understanding Inclusive Excellence and Learning to Identify Implicit Bias"

At this session, we will explore definitions of diversity and inclusive excellence and explore examples of micro-aggressions and implicit biases.

Session 2, Wednesday, April 3 at 1 pm
"Responding to Implicit Bias: Supportive Strategies for Everyday Solutions"

At this session, we will review the sources of implicit biases and develop strategies to respond non-defensively and proactively for positive outcomes.

Contact the Office of Institutional Diversity Phone 765-285-5316
Teachers College 409
Facebook BallStateOID
Learn more.

AAUW Work Smart Online

Contributed by: Lisa Love
Published: Wednesday, 13 March 2019 8:30 AM

Now You Can Work Smarter

By this point, you’ve likely heard about Work Smart Online, the American Association of University Women offers a free, one-hour training that helps women negotiate for higher pay and become better communicators. Now, the tool is even easier to use. We’ve improved it so you can navigate directly to the topics that interest you — whether that’s pay gap facts or negotiating tips — rather than being required to move through the course sequentially. Customize the learning experience to meet your needs!


The American Association of University Women (AAUW) advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.

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Afghan Faculty Mentorship and Cultural Exchange Opportunity

Contributed by: Jennifer Criss
Published: Monday, 11 March 2019 9:00 AM

I currently overseeing a program in India, in which 10 Afghan junior faculty members are participating in a 10-week professional development program focused on course development, student engagement, curriculum development, research, and higher education in the U.S. We hope to equip them with the tools needed to build success at their home university.

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How to View Your History of Learning & Development (L&D) Sessions

Contributed by: Jerry Winans
Published: Friday, 08 March 2019 10:30 AM
If you'd like to view and print a history of all the Learning and Development (L&D) sessions you've attended, this short article explains how.

Visit the "Search for a Session" page. Below the page title, please click “Registration History” if you’d like to see a list of all L&D sessions you've registered for and/or completed. You may want to copy this list and store safely, in case the Minicourse Registration System should ever become unavailable.

Or, you may click “Comprehensive Training Registry” to view a complete list of all L&D sessions registered for/completed. You can select a range of dates to narrow the list of sessions completed. Also, you can select an option box to view the course description for each session.

If you have questions or need assistance, please email Jerry Winans or phone 5-1819.
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Early Bird Registration Deadline for Women Working in Technology Conference is coming quickly

Contributed by: Kirsten Smith
Published: Tuesday, 19 February 2019 4:00 PM
Registration is Open for the 2019 The Women Working in Technology Conference: Continuous Improvement is on Friday, March 22nd and the early bird deadline of February 28th is rapidly approaching. Join other professionals (women and our male allies) from a variety of technology roles and organizations for an engaging day of education, connection and inspiration.

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Contributed by: Laura Huffman
Published: Thursday, 14 February 2019 2:00 PM
The Virginia B. Ball Center for Creative Inquiry is pleased to announce the new fellowships for the 2019-2020 academic year!
Read about their upcoming seminars, and contact the Fellows below to apply to be a part of the projects:
  • Fall 2019: Jill Christman, English - "Rape Culture in the Age of #MeToo"
  • Fall 2019: Laura Romano, English - "Makerspaces: Opportunities for Cultural Identity in Post-Industrial Cities"
Learn more.

Rare Book Exhibit at the E.B. and Bertha C. Ball Center

Contributed by: Diane Watters
Published: Thursday, 14 February 2019 9:00 AM
The E.B. and Bertha C. Ball Center is pleased to host another Remnant Trust book exhibit. The center plans to host a different themed exhibit each fall and spring. This semester’s theme is “Men, Monsters and Martians,” and includes books such as Odyssey by Homer, Faust: A Dramatic Poem by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, and The Book of the Dead: The Papyrus of Ani by E. A. Wallis Budge to name a few. For more information visit the Web site. The exhibit is open to the public by appointment. Learn more.

FREE Writing Boot Camp for students, ages 11-17 in the greater Muncie Community!

Contributed by: Darolyn "Lyn" Jones
Published: Thursday, 31 January 2019 12:30 AM
Does your student struggle with writing at school? Free tutoring is available! Join our Ball State Writing Boot Camp for kids ages 11-17. Held at Maring-Hunt Library on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

What is Writing Boot Camp? English 350 is a secondary English education writing methods course for students at Ball State. In this Writing Boot Camp, Ball State students will meet with area students and help improve student’s writing skills with a series of standards driven creative and academic writing strategies.

Where and when is it? Boot Camp meets at the Maring-Hunt Muncie Public Library in the main meeting room on the following Tuesdays from 5-6 p.m.:
2/26, 3/12,3/19, 3/26, 4/2, 4/9, & 4/16

And on the following Saturdays from 10:30-11:30 a.m. on 2/23, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30, 4/6, & 4/13

Does the student have to come to every session or sign up ahead of time? No! Come to as many or as few as you wish. But, if we exceed 20 students, we will take only the first 20 because of mentor availability.

What does it cost? Nothing!

What does my student need to bring? A notebook or paper and pen or pencil

Can parents leave? No, we ask that you sign your student in and remain in the library while your students work.

Feel free to email Dr. Darolyn “Lyn” Jones at with any questions.

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