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You are invited to attend 3 training sessions on Wednesday, November 29

Contributed by: Jerry Winans
Published: Tuesday, 21 November 2017 4:00 PM
You are invited to attend 3 training sessions on Wednesday, November 29

In today's fast-paced society, we live and work at a faster pace than ever before, and are expected to juggle multiple priorities, even when productivity suffers. When everything is seemingly "urgent" in both your work life and personal life, how do you prioritize the things that truly matter? In this interactive session, participants will discuss the challenges of living in an "always-on" world, compare situations that are truly urgent and necessary from situations that are not and identify solutions for managing stress and making time for personal priorities.

Learning Objectives:
LO1: After participating in this session, participants will be able to identify the challenges they face that prevent productivity and personal effectiveness;
LO2: After participating in this session, participants will be able to recognize urgent and non-urgent tasks and be aware when making personal or professional commitments;
LO3: After participating in this session, participants will be able to follow a simple process to set personal work-life balance goals.

Date/Time: Wed, Nov 29, 9 - 11:30 am Register Now!
Location: Student Center SC301
Presenter: Michelle Baker

Whether you are looking to sharpen your skills in your current role, or prepare yourself for future career growth, it is important to have a development plan in place. In this session, participants will discuss: the importance of owning your development, the benefits of development, a WholePerson development model, and tips on how to create a development plan for yourself – or if you are a manager, with someone on your team.

Date/Time: Wed, Nov 29, 1 - 2:30 pm Register Now!
Location: Student Center SC301
Presenter: Michelle Baker

Providing excellent customer service is a top priority at Ball State. This interactive session puts Ball State employees in the shoes of the customers they serve in their individual roles, and provides practical strategies for providing consistently outstanding service.

Learning Objectives:
LO1: Recognize who their external and campus customers are;
LO2: Identify different methods for providing exceptional service to both external and campus customers;
LO3: Address issues and concerns with upset customers;
LO4: Create an individual action plan to apply training content to the job.

Date/Time: Wed, Nov 29, 3 - 4:30 pm Register Now!
Location: Student Center SC301
Presenter: Michelle Baker

About the Presenter:
Michelle Baker, a dynamic facilitator and consultant, has been a champion of learning in the workplace for over 15 years, helping organizations develop and implement meaningful learning and talent development initiatives. Michelle has obtained a number of industry certifications and sits on the board of directors for a local chapter of the Association for Talent Development. Michelle is the voice of the popular phase(two)learning blog, featured by TD magazine, of which Michelle is also a contributing columnist. In 2013, phase(two)learning was named a Top 20 L&D blog, and in 2014 was ranked among the Top 50 Most Socially-Shared L&D blogs. Find Michelle on Twitter at @MichelleLBaker.
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Ball Brothers Honors College Faculty Fellow

Contributed by: Coralee Young
Published: Tuesday, 21 November 2017 12:00 PM

The Honors College seeks successful and creative faculty not currently teaching Honors College courses to be named the first Ball Brothers Honors College Faculty Fellow. The Fellowship is a two-year (fall/spring/fall/spring) part-time load (three 3-credit courses per academic year) competitively selected assignment within the Honors College. Applications for the Fall 2018-Spring 2020 Fellowship are due Tuesday, January 9, 2018. The call for applications may be found at: https://ballstate.box.com/s/7ojekd2nnnvxn4vz1zojadamiqg2r7wr

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Diversity This Week

Contributed by: Lisa Love
Published: Monday, 20 November 2017 9:00 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

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This Week in Diversity NOW

November 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Muncie OUTreach presents the “Transgender Day of Remembrance” The event seeks to highlight the losses faced as a result of anti-transgender bigotry and violence.

Thanksgiving morning, November 23, 2017. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Walk/Run starts at 8:00 a.m.
Muncie Turkey Trot Event begins and ends at the Historic Wysor St. Depot.
WHERE: Walk or run along the beautiful Cardinal Greenway and scenic White River Greenway. After the walk/run enjoy hot cider and refreshments at our gorgeous 1901 Historic Wysor St. Depot.
WHO: Humans and canines of all ages. Come for fun wearing your Thanksgiving/Turkey attire!
WHY: To feel fit, have fun and help others! Please bring non-perishable food item(s) for Muncie Mission.

Expand your horizons…

November 20, Transgender Day of Remembrance is an opportunity for communities to come together and remember transgender people, gender-variant individuals, and those perceived to be transgender who have been murdered because of hate.

November 22, The United Nations Official Commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. “Leave No One Behind: End Violence against Women and Girls” reinforces the UNiTE Campaign’s commitment to a world free from violence for all women and girls around the world.

& looking back. This week in Diversity in 1962

John F Kennedy demands an end to segregation. President John F. Kennedy issues Executive Order No.11063 prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, religion, or national origin in federally owned, operated, or assisted housing. Residential segregationpersists. https://s4.ad.brown.edu/Projects/Diversity/Data/Report/report2.pdf

National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity

Consider joining a Monthly Writing Challenge. Daily writing is one of the most important practices you can develop to increase your research productivity, publication record, and success in obtaining external funding. To support this habit, join the Monthly Writing Challenge in this forum. To participate:
· State your writing goals
· Write for at least 30 minutes per day
· Hold yourself accountable by posting your progress at the end of your daily writing time

Can't view the resource? Be sure to register. Ball State University faculty and graduate students can register at https://www.facultydiversity.org/join

Contact OID Phone 765-285-5316 Email OID@bsu.edu Carmichael Hall, Room 104
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Diversity This Week

Contributed by: Lisa Love
Published: Monday, 13 November 2017 8:30 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

View the complete Diversity This Week Here

This Week in Diversity NOW

Monday, November 13, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:00 PM, Pruis Hall
Asian American Student Association (AASA) Talent Show Part of AASA's Bridges: Connect with AASA through showcasing your special talents. Whether it be with your voice, your feet, or your hands, come show us what talent makes you YOU! Join us as we celebrate the talents found within our AASA family. If you need an accommodation to fully participate in this event, please contact Jacob Nguyen at 765-285-2623.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 6:00 PM, Art & Journalism Building, AJ 175
I Am Not Your Negro Indie Lens Pop-Up, Independent Lens, WIPB-TV, Ball State University’s African-American Studies Program and CCIM are excited to present Raoul Peck’s, I Am Not Your Negro, one of the most acclaimed films of the year and a 2017 nominee for Academy Award for Best Documentary for a FREE public screening on the Ball State University campus. A discussion led by Ball State University’s Simon Balto, Assistant Professor of History and Director of African-American and Emily Rutter, Assistant Professor of English will follow the screening.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 8:00 pm AJ 225
Visiting Writers Series Ira Sukrungruang Sukrungruang is the author of the memoirs Southside Buddhistand The Adventures of Buddhist Boy, the short story collection, The Melting Season, and the poetry collection In Thailand, It Is Night. He is the recipient of the 2015 American Book Award. He teaches in the MFA program at the University of South Florida.

Expand your horizons…

Do you know of someone suffering from PTSD? 1 in 5 veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars are diagnosed with PTSD. Veterans account for 20 percent of U.S. suicides. Updated studies show 20 veterans commit suicide each day.
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& looking back. This week in Diversity in 1982

Vietnam Veterans Memorial dedicated Nov. 13, 1982. Near the end of a weeklong national salute to Americans who served in the Vietnam War, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial was dedicated in Washington after a march to its site by thousands of veterans of the conflict. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial soon became one of the most visited memorials in the nation’s capital. A Smithsonian Institution director called it “a community of feelings, almost a sacred precinct,” and a veteran declared that “it’s the parade we never got.” “The Wall” drew together both those who fought and those who marched against the war and served to promote national healing a decade after the divisive conflict’s end.
Source CBS News

National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity

Writing Science: How to Write Papers That Get Cited and Proposals That Get Funded
  • explore how to use different story structures.
  • explore how to make writing connect and flow.
  • how to make writing engaging—activating language and decluttering it.
Make your writing powerful and professional without being pedantic. https://www.facultydiversity.org/webinars/writingscience17

Can't view the resource? Be sure to register. Ball State University faculty and graduate students can register at https://www.facultydiversity.org/join

Contact OID Phone 765-285-5316 Email OID@bsu.edu Carmichael Hall, Room 104
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We're Looking for Proposals!

Contributed by: Krista Flynn
Published: Tuesday, 07 November 2017 2:30 PM
For the last two years 130 citizens have gathered each March for the Neighborhood I.D.E.A. Conference.

The Muncie Action Plan, Shafer Leadership Academy and Building Better Neighborhoods are partnering once again to support the development of neighborhood leaders.
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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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