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This Week's Workshops from the University Libraries

Contributed by: Laura MacLeod Mulligan
Published: Monday, 08 February 2016 3:00 PM
Ball State University Libraries are offering the following workshops this week! Register online or just drop in! Learn more.

Graduate Student Workshops from the University Libraries

Contributed by: Laura MacLeod Mulligan
Published: Friday, 05 February 2016 1:00 PM
Ball State University Libraries are offering a variety of workshops in the coming weeks to help familiarize you with research tools, strategies, and more! You may view the full workshop calendar here, and you are welcome to attend any and all sessions that interest you--but see below for some of the sessions that are specifically tailored to graduate-level research. Learn more.

Professional Development Sessions to tell the Ball State Story

Contributed by: Anna Beyer
Published: Wednesday, 03 February 2016 1:00 PM
The Division of Strategic Communications is offering free professional development sessions starting Feb. 10. We’re eager to share what we’ve learned, then answer questions. Sessions will be held in West Quad or the Student Center. Learn more.

Active Minds Spring 2016 Meetings

Contributed by: Jake Griffin
Published: Tuesday, 02 February 2016 3:15 PM

Our general member meetings are open to any student, staff, or faculty member!

The first of the semester is this Wednesday, February 3rd @ 7pm (Bracken Library L82B). You're invited to help plan Active Minds Eating Disorders Awareness(Feb. 21-27) devoted to breaking down the negative mythology surrounding eating disorders and understanding the complexities of these serious mental illnesses.

Wednesday, February 17th @ 7pm (Bracken Library L82B)

Wednesday, March 2nd @ 7pm (Bracken Library L82B)

Wednesday, March 16th @ 7pm (Bracken Library L82B)

Wednesday, April 6th @ 7pm (Bracken Library L82B)

Wednesday, April 20th @ 7pm (Bracken Library L82B)


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"In Their Own Words": A New Workshop from the University Libraries

Contributed by: Laura MacLeod Mulligan
Published: Tuesday, 02 February 2016 10:00 AM
Tomorrow (Wednesday, February 3) at 11 a.m., Ball State University Libraries are holding our first session of a brand-new workshop: In Their Own Words: Manuscripts, Letters, and Other Primary Sources About Literary Lives! Learn more.

Ball State University Libraries 13th Annual Copyright Conference

Contributed by: Laura MacLeod Mulligan
Published: Monday, 01 February 2016 10:00 AM
Ball State University Libraries are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 13th Annual Copyright Conference! Learn more.

"In Their Own Words": A New Workshop from the University Libraries

Contributed by: Laura MacLeod Mulligan
Published: Friday, 29 January 2016 7:30 AM
In Their Own Words: Manuscripts, Letters, and Other Primary Sources About Literary Lives

Authors, poets, and playwrights are known for their writing, but not all of them leave behind a handy autobiography or memoir. However, you can still read their own reflections of their lives and times. Come to this workshop to find out how to locate published collections of journals, diaries, and letters, collections of manuscripts, and other personal papers at Ball State University Libraries and elsewhere.
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Rethinking Black and Children's Young Adult Literature

Contributed by: Darolyn "Lyn" Jones
Published: Friday, 29 January 2016 7:00 AM
In the Fall semester, 2016, Dr. Darolyn “Lyn” Jones from the Department of English will be teaching a special topics immersive course, Rethinking Black Children’s and Young Adult Literature. See the course description below. Dr. Jones encourages interested students to register for this immersive course for the Fall of 2016.

299X: Rethinking Black Children's and Young Adult Literature Course
A three-credit hour course open to English majors, creative writing majors, elementary and secondary education majors and any other humanities student interested in the African Diaspora. We will read, study, and analyze critical children's and young adult literary works.
In addition, we will partner with black children and young adults in the Muncie community through the MP3 program. Together, we will feature and write new pieces of literature for Volume 4 of the Rethinking Children’s and Young Adult Literature digital magazine. (www.rethinkingkidlit.com)
Design students from the Unified Media lab in the Department of Journalism will assist with graphics, technology, and magazine design and layout.

If you have questions about the course, please email Dr. Jones at ljones2@bsu.edu.


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Correction on time for New Date for Qualtrics Advanced Session

Contributed by: Cathy Cunningham
Published: Thursday, 28 January 2016 4:30 PM
Correction on time for New Date for Qualtrics Advanced Session
This session is from 2-3:30pm (1 1/2 hour)

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Qualtrics Advanced Building Demonstration Session

Contributed by: Cathy Cunningham
Published: Thursday, 28 January 2016 3:30 PM
Qualtrics Advanced Building Demonstration Session Learn more.

Spring 2016 SAFEZONE Trainings

Contributed by: Kim Lacey
Published: Thursday, 28 January 2016 11:00 AM
Become an ally/advocate for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning population at Ball State University and beyond. Safe Zone trains individuals to be an ally/advocate for the LGBTQ population. Trainings are open to the Ball State Community and if space allows, to interested members of the wider community.
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Ball State University launches free digital literary magazine promoting diversity in children’s and young adult literature

Contributed by: Darolyn "Lyn" Jones
Published: Tuesday, 26 January 2016 3:00 PM
We are shaped by the stories we read as children and retell as adults. Diversity in children’s and young adult literature is critical in creating and sustaining culture and community.

Rethinking Children's and Young Adult Literature is a result of the collaboration between Ball State University professor, Dr. Darolyn “Lyn” Jones and her teacher education, creative writing, and English students and George and Francis Ball Distinguished Professor, Dr. Jennifer Palilinos and her journalism media students.

In this innovative free, digital, interactive literary magazine, we have married story, art, and media as a way for your readers to experience the inclusiveness of stories that focus on topics promoting social justice.

In this special themed edition on LGBTQ, join us in hearing from and reading new works from celebrated children’s book writer Leslea Newman, viewing featured book trailers from a variety of authors including Newman, Adam Silvera, and Robert Munsch, checking out supporting teacher strategies and resources, and reading original children’s and young adult works which allow the reader to rethink gender and orientation. Syd the Fella is a parody of Cinderella where Syd is looking for a prince, subtext is a play about adolescents experiencing romance and crossed wires, Bell Tower, where an African American girl confronts the church and her community about her identity, and Tiffy's Story, a children’s picture book that explains transgender.

Download the free app, BSU NOW, on your Apple or Android phone or tablet today.

Check out our website and learn more about future submissions at www.rethinkingkidlit.com

Join the conversation!
Twitter https://twitter.com/rethinkkidlit
Or Facebook https://www.facebook.com/rethinkingkidlit

Please share this with your audience, readers, writers, colleagues, and students! Email Dr. Jones at ljones2@bsu.edu for a full press release that can be shared electronically.

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Thesis Research Workshops from the University Libraries

Contributed by: Laura MacLeod Mulligan
Published: Monday, 25 January 2016 4:00 PM
Our thesis research workshops are back! Choose from several sessions depending on your research interests and schedule: Learn more.

The Scoop on Famous People: A Workshop from the University Libraries

Contributed by: Laura MacLeod Mulligan
Published: Sunday, 24 January 2016 10:30 AM
The Scoop on Famous People: Finding Biographies and Genealogies of Noteworthy Individuals

Are you researching a famous author, artist, statesman, or other historical figure? In this workshop, learn to use Ball State University Libraries' resources to find short and book-length biographies about all sorts of noteworthy people. Then go further, learning to find contemporary newspaper and magazine reports of their lives, and genealogical records and documents about them and their families.
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Engaging Community Series

Contributed by: Krista Flynn
Published: Monday, 11 January 2016 4:00 PM
These hour-long forums will provide opportunities for faculty to network with colleagues from across the university, hear about other faculty experiences around community-engaged work, and walk away with new ideas, tools, and partners. Learn more.

Concussion Management IPE Opportunity

Contributed by: Jenny Johnson
Published: Friday, 11 December 2015 2:00 PM
The Northeast Indiana Area Health Education Center (NEI-AHEC) is pleased to offer a FREE Interprofessional Education Student Workshop, Concussion Management On and Off the Field. This event will be held on Saturday, February 20, 2016 from 9:00 AM-1:30 PM at 1819 Carew Street at the Huntington and Trine University Campus in Fort Wayne, IN. Transportation to and from the event will be provided to Ball State students courtesy of the Northeast Indiana Area Health Education Center (NEI-AHEC). Faculty facilitators (van drivers) are also needed. Registration costs for student participants and faculty facilitators are sponsored by the NEI-AHEC. Learn more.

Active Minds: National Day Without Stigma

Contributed by: Jake Griffin
Published: Monday, 05 October 2015 2:30 PM

National Day Without Stigma is a program of Active Minds that falls during Mental Health Awareness Week (October 4-10, 2015).

Active Minds at Ball State University is spreading positive messages about mental health and how we all need to be a part of reducing the shame people feel in seeking help.

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