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Diversity Research Symposium - Call for Proposals

Contributed by: Linh Littleford
Published: Thursday, 25 May 2017 9:30 AM


Deadline: June 1, 2017



September 22 and September 23, 2017

Ball State University

Muncie, Indiana


“Institutional Racism in the Penal and Criminal Justice System”

Submit a proposal to present your diversity related work via a poster, a 25-minute talk, or a 50-minute workshop, panel discussion, or facilitated discussion. Papers and research studies already published and/or presented elsewhere are welcome.

We are seeking proposals that focus on creating brave spaces for inclusion, equity, and justice, particularly those relevant to one or more of the following:

· applications (practical and clinical)

· arts and entertainment

· professional development and mentoring

· community engagement

· business

· education (teaching pedagogy & curriculum)

· student engagement

· research

· disparities (medical/mental health, housing, economic, education, environmental justice, and criminal justice)

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Innovative Educator Conference

Contributed by: Kelly Favory
Published: Monday, 01 May 2017 12:00 PM
Launch Indiana 2nd annual Innovative Educator Conference to be held June 20,2017 at the Ball State Fishers Center for Academic and Economic Innovation.

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Get involved with Ball State's international community and become a Friendship Family for Fall 2017!

Contributed by: Hope Covington
Published: Tuesday, 25 April 2017 10:20 AM

Do you want to experience new cultures? Support international students as they adapt to life in Muncie? Expand the horizons of your world without leaving home?

If so, the Friendship Family program is for you! The Rinker Center for International Programs is currently recruiting community members to volunteer as friendship families for international students arriving in the Fall 2017 semester!

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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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