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Diversity This Week

Contributed by: Lisa Love
Published: Monday, 21 May 2018 12:00 PM
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

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This Week in Diversity Now…
Sign up for the Friendship Family. The Rinker Center partners a Ball State international student with a local family or individual to share experiences and build relationships. Find out more at

Expand your horizons… May 21st is the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development.This day was created to deepen our understanding of the values of cultural diversity.

Live-Beneficence…I see the Beneficence in you
Beneficence challenge: Learn how to Avoid Stereotypes While Communicating. Show respect and appreciation for other cultures
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 1961
On May 20, 1961, Freedom Riders were attacked by mobs in Montgomery Alabama. The groups of white and African American civil rights activists participated in Freedom Rides, bus trips through the American South in 1961 to protest segregated bus terminals.

Featured Diversity Scholarship
An opportunity to showcase faculty publications 2017-18

National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity
Academic Life: What's Mindfulness and Compassion Got To Do With It?
  • Integrate mindfulness, compassion, and self-compassion as a cycle of self-kindness to sustain academic life
  • Develop a self-compassionate narrative when all else “fails” in academic life
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 Email
Teachers College 409
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Angels For Life Blood Drive

Contributed by: Marta Stephens
Published: Monday, 21 May 2018 10:30 AM
May 24, 2018 Angels For Life Blood Drive. Learn more.

Fuel Your School Pride

Contributed by: Stormie Kirby
Published: Wednesday, 16 May 2018 7:30 AM
We have great news!

The Ball State Foundation has partnered with BP America on Wheeling and the Shell Station on Tillotson. A portion of every gallon of fuel sold from the Ball State pumps will be given to the Ball State Foundation. Every pump gets us closer to more scholarships, fulfilling campus' greatest needs, and creating an affordable education for all!

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Christy Woods East Gates Temporarily Closed

Contributed by: Chay Reigle
Published: Monday, 14 May 2018 8:30 AM
Christy Woods East Gates Temporarily Closed Due to R11 Repaving

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Cincinnati Reds vs Chicago Cubs

Contributed by: Terri Manring
Published: Thursday, 10 May 2018 10:00 AM
The Employee Activity Committee is offering Discounted Reds vs Cubs tickets at Great American Ball Park. Learn more.