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Earn your masters in less than a year!

Contributed by: Kayla Coates
Published: Tuesday, 17 April 2018 10:30 AM

Explore Options to Earn Your Master’s Degree

The Center for Information and Communication Science invites you to attend an information session on Thursday, April 26th from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM at the Ball State Center for Academic and Economic Innovation, Fishers, IN.

The CICS Masters is an 11-month program that combines business, technology, and leadership training with a lot of professional development and real-world project opportunities. As a top five IT leadership program, and with a 95% placement rate before graduation, students emerge in the job market more qualified and more prepared to advance their careers in a variety of professional settings.


  • Starting salaries have averaged $50,000- $85,000
  • A career placement rate over 95% since 1986
  • Recruiters come to us
  • We help you find you passion and your path
  • Professionally ready for significant management and leadership roles at graduation


CICS Information Session

April 26, 2018

5-7 PM

Ball State Center for Academic and Economic Innovation

12175 Visionary Way Fishers, IN 46038

For more information contact us at or call 317-759-6167

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Diversity This Week

Contributed by: Lisa Love
Published: Monday, 16 April 2018 8:30 AM
Diversity this Week
A message from the Associate Vice President for Diversity
Doing the work of creating an inclusive culture here at Ball State University

View the complete Diversity This Week Here

This Week in Diversity Now…

Faculty Reflection - Safe Spaces for Examining Our Own Professorial Privilege
April 17| 12-1:00 PM | Teachers College, Room 1008
April 18| 12-1:00 PM | Teachers College, Room 1008
The vulnerability experienced by many faculty can inhibit our ability to see our privilege as academics. This session will explore professorial privilege with an emphasis on how it can impact our effectiveness in the classroom. Self-reflection strategies and cultural bias and humility in academia will also be discussed.

Talking Race: How to Facilitate the Discussion
April 22| 3-6:00 PM | Teachers College, Room 1008
Want to learn more about how to start a discussion regarding race and racism in your community?
Want to learn how to facilitate and guide discussions surrounding the topic of race with others?
Register Here Hosted by EDAC 698: Cultural Identities and Community Engagement Course at Ball State University (Spring 2018) and It Is Well With My Soul.

Jewish Studies Course Development Summer Workshop
The Arab-Israel Conflict: How It Began The workshop runs May 7 -11, 2018, 9-1:00 PM. Email for an application form. Deadline to submit an application, today, Monday, April 16, 2018.

Expand your horizons…
The Festival of Ridvan begins on April 20th and continues through May 2nd. This celebratory and reflective holiday is celebrated by members of the Baha’i Faith and is significant as the origin of the community.

Live-Beneficence…I see the Beneficence in you
Beneficence challenge: According to a 2016 poll on workplace incivility, 62% of employees reported that they were treated rudely at work at least once a month. Incivility harms health, life satisfaction, and productivity. Learn about the five signs that indicate a workplace culture is civil.
Share examples of the Beneficence you see in others – email your nominations to Please include your name, the person's name and the way in which they embodied the Beneficence Pledge.

…& looking back. This week in Diversity in 1963
April 16, Martin Luther King is arrested and jailed during anti-segregation protests in Birmingham, Ala.; he writes his seminal "Letter from Birmingham Jail," arguing that individuals have the moral duty to disobey unjust laws.

Featured Diversity Scholarship An opportunity to showcase faculty publications 2016-17
Linh Littleford

National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity
How to Market Your Book on Social Media
  • Learn how to use your book to connect and converse.
  • How to build your audience and spark dialogue.
View the webinar using this link Can't view the resource? Be sure to register. Ball State University faculty and graduate students can register at

Contact the Office of Institutional Diversity
Phone 765-285-5316
Teachers College 409
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Contributed by: Laura Huffman
Published: Tuesday, 03 April 2018 11:00 AM
The Virginia B. Ball Center for Creative Inquiry is pleased to announce the new fellowships for the 2018-2019 academic year:

  • Fall 2018: Promoting Assessment Literacy - Lynne Stallings, English
  • Spring 2019: Preserving the Past, Focused on the Future... Rooted in Domestic Science, Evolving into Contemporary Careers - Carla Earhart, Management
  • Spring 2019: Mother Jones – A New Musical - Beth Turcotte, Theatre

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New Feature on L&D Page - Listing of All Sessions Upcoming in the Minicourse Registration System

Contributed by: Jerry Winans
Published: Friday, 09 February 2018 8:00 AM

As part of our strategic initiative to increase efficiencies and respond to customer needs, Human Resources is pleased to announce a new way to view the many learning opportunities occurring on campus. Until now there hasn’t been an easy, centralized way for employees to see a list of all the sessions or events from the Minicourse Registration System (MRS). Starting this week, this feature will be added to the Learning & Development webpage. Look for the link titled “View Upcoming Learning Sessions” when clicked will display a one-stop-shop list of upcoming sessions in the MRS.

The listing will include learning sessions hosted by the departments using MRS, including: Applied Anthropology Laboratory; Excellence in Leadership; Facilities Training; Facilities Training; iLearn; Information Security Services; Information Technology Services; Instructional Services - University Libraries; Marketing and Communications; Office of Community Engagement; Office of Educational Excellence; Office of University Controller; Purchasing Services; Registration Office; Services Excellence Working Group - Univ Libraries; Sponsored Projects Administration; Tech Center - Unified Technology Support; Unified Technology Support; University Human Resource Services; and the Working Well Program.

As always, if you have any questions and/or suggestions regarding HR/L&D processes and procedures, please do not hesitate to contact us. Together with our employees, we are strengthening our customer service efforts and making significant progress in our ongoing commitment to best practices.
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How to download a list of Learning and Development (L&D) sessions you've attended - For Performance Evaluations

Contributed by: Jerry Winans
Published: Monday, 29 January 2018 11:00 AM
During this time of annual performance evaluations, you may want to share with your supervisor a list of Learning and Development (L&D) sessions you've attended in the last year. Here's how to view a list of your L&D sessions:
• Under the title, "Search for a Session", either:
• Click "Registration History" to view a list of all L&D sessions attended; OR,
• Click "Comprehensive Training Registry" then click either the "Comprehensive" button to view a complete list of all L&D sessions attended, or click the "Date Range" button and enter a range of dates to view only those sessions attended. Note: If you click Yes next to "Include Course Description" this will add the course description for each session. Then, click the "Create Registry" button to view your list.
• To Print: Right-click your mouse to open a menu box and select Print.

An illustration can be found on the L&D homepage: PDF instructions on how to view your Session History.

Please contact Jerry Winans in the L&D office at 5-1819 if you need assistance.
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