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"Reference Resources" Workshops from the University Libraries

Contributed by: Laura MacLeod Mulligan
Published: Friday, 20 January 2017 8:00 AM
Reference Resources: Making Sense and Exploring Topics

It's easier to understand the academic tone and vocabulary of scholarly articles when you have a guide--but where can you find one? Luckily for you, Ball State University Libraries have a vast collection of specialized encyclopedias, handbooks, and other resources for every subject. They can help you make sense of unfamiliar subjects and maybe even find a topic for a paper, with background information, topic overviews, quick definitions, and more. Attend our Reference Resources workshop to learn how to use our Reference Collection in print and online! Choose between two sessions, both taking place in Bracken Library room 225. (The intended audience for this workshop is undergraduate students.)
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Faculty Breakfast Club starts Jan 27

Contributed by: Jackie Grutsch McKinney
Published: Friday, 20 January 2017 5:30 AM
Once again the Writing Center will host writing time for faculty on Friday mornings in the Writing Center from 7:30-9:30 AM. This is a time when the Writing Center is closed to students, but open for faculty to come and get some writing done. If you are trying to make more room in your schedule for writing or would like to get out of your department for your writing time, consider joining us (in Robert Bell 295). The sound level and space available is similar to a coffee shop--there's some ambient noise and sometimes we share tables. However, this isn't a social hour or a writing group: we come and write.

We call this the "Faculty Breakfast Club" in allusion to the 1980s movie about being in early morning detention--you've got to show up and do your writing time. We don't, unfortunately, provide breakfast.

You don't need to sign up to attend, but if you're interested in attending and would like to be on the email list for reminders, let us know (writing@bsu.edu). We'll start on January 27th.


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Professional development sessions provide best practices in strategic communications

Contributed by: Gail L Werner
Published: Thursday, 19 January 2017 8:00 AM
If you're wary of managing a website, eager to learn tips for taking photos, or looking to avoid dastardly errors in your writing, we'd love to help.

The Division of Strategic Communications is offering free professional development sessions starting Feb. 1. We're eager to share what we've learned, then answer questions.
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Thesis Research Workshops from the University Libraries

Contributed by: Laura MacLeod Mulligan
Published: Wednesday, 18 January 2017 7:30 AM
Thesis Research: Getting Started

This Ball State University Libraries workshop is packed with information about the research process to help you get your thesis project off the ground. Learn about research tools and strategies that will help you gather sources for your literature review. You'll learn how to get the most out of databases such as Dissertations & Theses, WorldCat, and Web of Science (which covers science, social science, and humanities content).
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ENGAGING COMMUNITY SERIES: Local Funding Options in Muncie/Delaware County

Contributed by: Krista Flynn
Published: Tuesday, 17 January 2017 10:00 AM
ENGAGING COMMUNITY SERIES: Local Funding Options in Muncie/Delaware County
Thursday, February 16 at 2:30 pm, Bracken Library 104

Featuring representatives from the Ball Brothers Foundation, Community Foundation of Muncie & Delaware County, and George and Frances Ball Foundation

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"Adobe Premiere Basics for Students" - Workshops from the University Libraries

Contributed by: Laura MacLeod Mulligan
Published: Monday, 16 January 2017 7:30 AM
Join Ball State University Libraries next week for an "Adobe Premiere Basics for Students" workshop! Nate Saloh, Educational Technology Specialist at Bracken Library, will provide an overview of the tools available in Adobe Premiere that can help you edit video for your classroom projects. This workshop is best for students new to video projects. Choose between two sessions, both taking place in Bracken Library room 008: Learn more.

Women Working in Technology Conference Registration is Open

Contributed by: Kirsten Smith
Published: Friday, 13 January 2017 3:00 PM
The 9th annual Women Working in Technology Conference is on March 24th, Registration is Open! The 2017 WWiT Conference theme is Design Thinking. Join professionals (women and men) from a variety of technology roles for an engaging day. Early Registration is $40 for non-profits including BSU employees and $20 for students. Included in the fee is light breakfast, breaks and lunch, prize drawings. We will also offer free photo sessions to update your LinkedIn profile or for other professional needs. Learn more.

"Future Teacher Toolbox" Workshop Series from the University Libraries

Contributed by: Laura MacLeod Mulligan
Published: Thursday, 12 January 2017 8:30 AM
Build your teaching toolbox with information from Ball State University Libraries! Our Future Teacher Toolbox workshops are held the third Wednesday of each month from 3 to 4 p.m. Learn more.

EndNote Workshops from the University Libraries

Contributed by: Laura MacLeod Mulligan
Published: Wednesday, 11 January 2017 8:00 AM
Getting Started with EndNote (Mac or PC)

Need to manage lots of citations? EndNote might be the solution for you. Use EndNote to organize references and create bibliographies in many citation styles, including APA and MLA.

Ball State University Libraries are offering four sessions of this popular EndNote workshop to help you learn how to use this powerful citation management software, whether you use a Mac or a PC.
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Music Research Workshops from the University Libraries

Contributed by: Laura MacLeod Mulligan
Published: Monday, 09 January 2017 7:30 AM
This month Ball State University Libraries are offering several workshops for music majors and anyone with an interest in music-related research and software! Register online and join us at any of the following sessions: Learn more.

Measuring Civic Learning and Development

Contributed by: Erin Moore
Published: Wednesday, 14 December 2016 9:00 AM

Indiana Campus Compact presents:
Best Practices in Measuring Students' Civic Learning and Development
February 3, 2017, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Indianapolis (specific location TBD)
Registration for ICC partners: $125
REGISTER HERE

In this day-long workshop in Indianapolis, participants will be introduced to measurement tools for assessing student civic learning and development and will apply them to three diverse student artifacts:

  • Essay/narrative
  • Digital story
  • ePortfolio

The workshop includes facilitated activities and individual planning time.

Questions? Contact Anne Weiss at 317-274-6500 or haweiss@iupui.edu.

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