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You’re invited to the Provost Faculty Summit – RSVP Today

Contributed by: Ashley Green
Published: Tuesday, 19 March 2019 2:00 PM
Join us Friday, April 12, 2019 in the L.A. Pittenger Student Center Ballroom for the Provost Faculty Summit, presented by the Division of Online and Strategic Learning.

Visit bsu.edu/ProvostFacultySummit to save your spot today.

If you have questions about the Provost Faculty Summit, please contact strategiclrn@bsu.edu.
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Diversity This Week March 18-24, 2019

Contributed by: Lisa Love
Published: Monday, 18 March 2019 9:30 AM

Check out the complete issue of Diversity This Week Here

Highlights include:

This Week in Diversity Now…

Please watch for information about the time and location for our beneficence vigil where we will remember those people who were the victims of hatred and violence, including those who were recently killed in the two mosques in New Zealand.

Join a discussion to address biases and learn more about students with disabilities.

Learn more about implicit bias through a workshop sponsored by the Office of Institutional Diversity

Understanding Inclusive Excellence and Learning to Identify Implicit Bias
Session 1, Thursday, March 21 at 10 am - TC 411

Find the week-long list of Women’s Week activities here.

…& looking back
The Equal Rights Amendment was passed by the U.S. Senate in 1972, but eventually failed to be ratified. Read more here.

…and more!

Contact the Office of Institutional Diversity Phone 765-285-5316 Email OID@bsu.edu
Teachers College 409
Facebook BallStateOID
Twitter @BallStateOID

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EndNote Workshops Next Week - Reminder

Contributed by: Laura MacLeod Mulligan
Published: Friday, 15 March 2019 8:00 AM
Getting Started with EndNote (Mac or PC)

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

Contributed by: Laura MacLeod Mulligan
Published: Thursday, 14 March 2019 4:00 PM
Introduction to Mass Observation Online

Mass Observation Online is a unique collection of primary source documents about British life in the last years of the 20th-century economic depression, World War II, and post-war reconstruction. Come to this workshop offered by Ball State University Libraries for an introduction to the resource, methods for exploring and searching, and examples of innovative projects using the documents.
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Bridging the Gap: Medical Interpreter Training

Contributed by: Valeri Caldwell
Published: Wednesday, 13 March 2019 11:00 AM
Bridging the Gap Medical Interpreter Training

Bridging the Gap Medical Interpreter Training prepares bilingual individuals to work as medical interpreters.
This 40-hour basic/intermediate training course covers:
-Basic interpreting skills
-Health care information
-Culture in interpreting
-Communication skills for advocacy
-Professional development

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Disability Representation Matters!

Contributed by: Darolyn "Lyn" Jones
Published: Wednesday, 13 March 2019 9:30 AM
Why does disability representation matter in Children’s & YA Lit? Children read to learn, to escape, and to identify. Children look to books to find characters like them as well as different from them. Having access to books about individuals with disabilities is not only good for children with disabilities; it’s good for every child. Because it can help us understand all of the “characters” in our classroom, in our community, in our world. The 2016 Disabilities Statistics Annual Report shows that the rate for children living with a disability ages 0 to 17 is now 7.2% of the total population percentage of disabled individuals. Yet, According to Disability Scoop in 2011, out of the last 131 top literary Newberry Medal and Honor awards given for children’s books, only 31 from 1975 to 2009 included a main or supporting character with a disability. And onlyten of 500 award-winning children’s novels published between 1987 and 1991 had a disabled character. Ironically, even the leading organizations in the children’s literature field, rarely or do not at all, fund studies, feature, or host discussions surrounding the lack of disability representation. Disability is too often not recognized as part of the diversity culture.

What will you discover on the website, created by Ball State students in the Immersive course titled, Rethinking Disability Representation in Children’s & YA Lit? In the current edition—which is FULLY accessible with video, audio, text, and images— hear and learn from award winner and disabled writer, Cindy Baldwin and why disabled readers deserve book about characters like them and learn about her middle level novel, Where the Watermelons Grow, view featured book trailers from a variety of leading children’s & YA authors including Margarita Engle, Elana Arnold, Mark Hadden, Kathryn Erskine, and Cece Bell. Read original children’s and young adult works, which allow the reader to rethink disability representation including young adult poetry about mental illness stigma, a children’s picture book about childhood depression, a revision of the classic Goldilocks and the Three Bearsfeaturing a girl with a rare syndrome, Moebius, who befriends the bear, middle level poetry about having autism, among others. We also host a Student Speak section with critiques of book titles where we have concerns about how disability was represented. And finally, local K-12 students speak out about the need for diverse books.

See the full website at www.rethinkingkidlit.com
And email Dr. Darolyn "Lyn" Jones at ljones2@bsu.edu for a PDF or Image press release detailing more information about the website.


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Implicit Bias & Solutions

Contributed by: Lisa Love
Published: Wednesday, 13 March 2019 9:00 AM
Would you like to learn more about implicit bias and develop solutions for lessening their impact at the university? Attend the Office of Institutional Diversity's two-part workshop series:


Session 1, Thursday, March 21 at 9 am
"Understanding Inclusive Excellence and Learning to Identify Implicit Bias"

At this session, we will explore definitions of diversity and inclusive excellence and explore examples of micro-aggressions and implicit biases.

Session 2, Wednesday, April 3 at 1 pm
"Responding to Implicit Bias: Supportive Strategies for Everyday Solutions"

At this session, we will review the sources of implicit biases and develop strategies to respond non-defensively and proactively for positive outcomes.

Contact the Office of Institutional Diversity Phone 765-285-5316
Teachers College 409
Facebook BallStateOID
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AAUW Work Smart Online

Contributed by: Lisa Love
Published: Wednesday, 13 March 2019 8:30 AM

Now You Can Work Smarter

By this point, you’ve likely heard about Work Smart Online, the American Association of University Women offers a free, one-hour training that helps women negotiate for higher pay and become better communicators. Now, the tool is even easier to use. We’ve improved it so you can navigate directly to the topics that interest you — whether that’s pay gap facts or negotiating tips — rather than being required to move through the course sequentially. Customize the learning experience to meet your needs!

READ MORE

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.

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2018-2019 Learning and Development Sessions Week of March 15, 2019

Contributed by: Melissa Kraman
Published: Monday, 11 March 2019 9:30 AM
2018-2019 Learning and Development Sessions
Week of March 15, 2019
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Legal Research Using Nexis Uni - Reminder

Contributed by: Laura MacLeod Mulligan
Published: Monday, 11 March 2019 7:30 AM
If you missed our February session for the "Legal Research Using Nexis Uni" workshop, no worries! There are two sessions to choose from in March and April! Learn more.

Summer Institute on Community-Engaged Teacher Preparation

Contributed by: Susan Tancock
Published: Monday, 11 March 2019 5:00 AM
Registration is open for the Summer Institute on Community-Engaged Teacher Preparation!
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How to View Your History of Learning & Development (L&D) Sessions

Contributed by: Jerry Winans
Published: Friday, 08 March 2019 10:30 AM
If you'd like to view and print a history of all the Learning and Development (L&D) sessions you've attended, this short article explains how.

Visit the "Search for a Session" page. Below the page title, please click “Registration History” if you’d like to see a list of all L&D sessions you've registered for and/or completed. You may want to copy this list and store safely, in case the Minicourse Registration System should ever become unavailable.

Or, you may click “Comprehensive Training Registry” to view a complete list of all L&D sessions registered for/completed. You can select a range of dates to narrow the list of sessions completed. Also, you can select an option box to view the course description for each session.

If you have questions or need assistance, please email Jerry Winans or phone 5-1819.
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FREE Writing Boot Camp for students, ages 11-17 in the greater Muncie Community!

Contributed by: Darolyn "Lyn" Jones
Published: Thursday, 14 February 2019 12:30 PM
Does your student struggle with writing at school? Free tutoring is available! Join our Ball State Writing Boot Camp for kids ages 11-17. Held at Maring-Hunt Library on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

What is Writing Boot Camp? English 350 is a secondary English education writing methods course for students at Ball State. In this Writing Boot Camp, Ball State students will meet with area students and help improve student’s writing skills with a series of standards driven creative and academic writing strategies.

Where and when is it? Boot Camp meets at the Maring-Hunt Muncie Public Library in the main meeting room on the following Tuesdays from 5-6 p.m.:
2/26, 3/12,3/19, 3/26, 4/2, 4/9, & 4/16

And on the following Saturdays from 10:30-11:30 a.m. on 2/23, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30, 4/6, & 4/13

Does the student have to come to every session or sign up ahead of time? No! Come to as many or as few as you wish. But, if we exceed 20 students, we will take only the first 20 because of mentor availability.

What does it cost? Nothing!

What does my student need to bring? A notebook or paper and pen or pencil

Can parents leave? No, we ask that you sign your student in and remain in the library while your students work.

Feel free to email Dr. Darolyn “Lyn” Jones at ljones2@bsu.edu with any questions. A parent permission will be available on site to sign or you can email me prior for access to that form.

Thank you!



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Rare Book Exhibit at the E.B. and Bertha C. Ball Center

Contributed by: Diane Watters
Published: Thursday, 14 February 2019 9:00 AM
The E.B. and Bertha C. Ball Center is pleased to host another Remnant Trust book exhibit. The center plans to host a different themed exhibit each fall and spring. This semester’s theme is “Men, Monsters and Martians,” and includes books such as Odyssey by Homer, Faust: A Dramatic Poem by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, and The Book of the Dead: The Papyrus of Ani by E. A. Wallis Budge to name a few. For more information visit the Web site. The exhibit is open to the public by appointment. Learn more.

Legal Research Using Nexis Uni

Contributed by: Laura MacLeod Mulligan
Published: Friday, 08 February 2019 8:00 AM
Legal Research Using Nexis Uni

Legal research can be tough, but Nexis Uni makes it easier. A LexisNexis product, Nexis Uni features more than 15,000 news, business, and legal sources and has an intuitive interface offering quick discovery across all content types. Whether you're tracking legislation, looking for statutes on a topic, or interested in case law, this workshop (offered by Ball State University Libraries) will make you more confident in researching the law.
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FREE Writing Boot Camp for students, ages 11-17 in the greater Muncie Community!

Contributed by: Darolyn "Lyn" Jones
Published: Thursday, 31 January 2019 12:30 AM
Does your student struggle with writing at school? Free tutoring is available! Join our Ball State Writing Boot Camp for kids ages 11-17. Held at Maring-Hunt Library on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

What is Writing Boot Camp? English 350 is a secondary English education writing methods course for students at Ball State. In this Writing Boot Camp, Ball State students will meet with area students and help improve student’s writing skills with a series of standards driven creative and academic writing strategies.

Where and when is it? Boot Camp meets at the Maring-Hunt Muncie Public Library in the main meeting room on the following Tuesdays from 5-6 p.m.:
2/26, 3/12,3/19, 3/26, 4/2, 4/9, & 4/16

And on the following Saturdays from 10:30-11:30 a.m. on 2/23, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30, 4/6, & 4/13

Does the student have to come to every session or sign up ahead of time? No! Come to as many or as few as you wish. But, if we exceed 20 students, we will take only the first 20 because of mentor availability.

What does it cost? Nothing!

What does my student need to bring? A notebook or paper and pen or pencil

Can parents leave? No, we ask that you sign your student in and remain in the library while your students work.

Feel free to email Dr. Darolyn “Lyn” Jones at ljones2@bsu.edu with any questions.


Learn more.

EndNote and Mendeley (Citation Management) Workshops

Contributed by: Laura MacLeod Mulligan
Published: Wednesday, 30 January 2019 8:00 AM
Join Ball State University Libraries for these upcoming EndNote and Mendeley workshops to learn how to use software to manage your citations. Learn more.

SoTL Studio featuring Ball State faculty resumes for spring semester

Contributed by: Kathleen Jacobi
Published: Friday, 11 January 2019 3:30 PM
The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Studio brings faculty together to discuss the process of turning teaching into scholarship. Hear from those who have published SoTL research, view examples, and share your ideas with colleagues. Mellisa Holtzman (Sociology) will serve as facilitator for the series.

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