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Become a Peer Victim Advocate

Contributed by: Belinda McNeill
Published: Tuesday, 22 August 2017 3:00 PM
Are you looking for a way to get involved on campus? Are you interested in volunteering your time to make a difference in someone’s life? Are you passionate about supporting survivors of violence?

If so, consider applying to join the Office of Victim Services Peer Victim Advocate (PVA) training course this fall semester!

Training will be held weekly, on Thursdays, from 3:30-4:45pm.
The course will start September 21 and end on December 7 (no class November 23).
The group will meet in the Health Center, Room 206.
*This training is on a volunteer basis and not for course credit.*


Students completing this training will become members of the PVA team and will be educated on providing after-hours, on-call advocacy and support to survivors of gender based violence. Additionally, students will learn how to facilitate educational programs related to issues involving relationship violence, sexual violence, stalking, healthy relationships and related topics. If you are good at listening, desire to help connect your peers to resources, want to inform them of their options, and are encouraging and empowering, please consider applying.

It is imperative that all applicants review the training expectations and requirements by visiting the OVS website.

After considering the role, responsibilities, and time commitment, if you are interested, please apply here.

Applications need to be submitted by 11:59pm Friday, September 1.
Late applications will not be considered.
This opportunity is open to undergraduate and graduate students.
Because of the time needed to train each peer advocate, a two semester time commitment is expected of new advocates—this does include your semester in training.

Please note: This will be the only day of the week/time of day this training is offered this semester. If it does not coordinate with your academic or work schedule, we would invite you to consider applying in the spring 2018 semester.

Learn more.

Study abroad scholarship for Pell Grant recipients

Contributed by: Barb Stedman
Published: Tuesday, 22 August 2017 10:00 AM

The Benjamin Gilman Scholarship awards up to $5,000 to assist Pell Grant recipients who are studying abroad for at least three weeks.

Learn more by attending ONE of these information sessions:

> 5-6 p.m. on Tuesday, August 29

> 4:30-5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 30

Both sessions will be held in the Schwartz Digital Viewing Room, on the first floor of Bracken Library.

Visit www.gilmanscholarship.org for details about the program. The application deadline for students who’ll be abroad during spring or summer 2018 is October 3.

Learn more.

BSU Pi Sigma Epsilon Chapter Wins at National Sales & Marketing Fraternity Convention

Contributed by: Julie Eiser
Published: Monday, 15 May 2017 9:00 AM
Students from Ball State University attended Pi Sigma Epsilon’s 61st annual National Convention. The convention took place April 18-22, 2017 at the Hilton at the Ballpark in St. Louis, MO. Members of the Epsilon Epsilon chapter at Ball State University earned the following awards:
• 1st place Case Study Competition
• President's Award for Special Merit won individually by Nadine Hashem
Shannon Eden, also a member of the Epsilon Epsilon chapter, won the Future Leader Scholarship which recognizes freshman and sophomore members of Pi Sigma Epsilon who display the potential to become great future leaders of their chapters and of PSE.
Learn more.

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