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Young and New Professionals Progressive On-Campus Dinner!

Contributed by: Augusta Isley
Published: Thursday, 21 June 2018 2:30 PM
Progressive Dinner Definition: a social dinner party with successive courses served and eaten at different host locations.

Muncie Young Professionals is hosting a Progressive Dinner on the Ball State University campus on July 10th beginning at 5pm. Join us and connect to fellow Ball State Professionals (staff and faculty) and the Muncie community as we feature some of the best eateries in town. Courses will be served at various locations across campus beginning at the LA Pittenger Student Center. Ball State tour guides will be on hand to guide the group, sharing facts and information about the University throughout the dinner. Campus Locations include Yuhas Room in the Student Center, University Theatre Lobby, Park Residence Hall, and the College of Architecture and Planning.

Food is being provided by a number of local restaurants and include vegetarian friendly options. Maadi Grill, Thr3e Wise Men, MT’s Smokin’ BBQ, Twin Archer BrewPub, The Downtown Farm Stand, Sea Salt & Cinnamon, and Elm Street Brewing Co. There will be something for everyone and parking is free at the Student Center!

This event is generously sponsored by the Shafer Leadership Academy, and cost is just $7 per person for a four course meal. Space is limited to 50 people so RSVP by July 5th at our Facebook page today!

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Diversity This Week

Contributed by: Lisa Love
Published: Monday, 18 June 2018 10:30 AM
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

View the complete Diversity This Week Here

This Week in Diversity Now…
There is still time to sign up for a new class. Max Felker-Kantor will lead History 210 which will explore the history of black people in the United States from the slave trade to the present, with emphases on the ways that black Americans' aspirations for freedom and equality have been articulated, realized, and challenged.

Expand your horizons…
The month of June is LGBT Pride Month. Read more about a sampling of gender diversity in other cultures here and here.

Live-Beneficence…I see the Beneficence in you
Beneficence challenge. Learn about the challenges LGBTQ community face here. Learn more about the complex role that empathy and rational compassion play in decision making here.
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 1932 and 1983
On June 18, 1932, Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to cross the Atlantic by airplane. And on June 18, 1983, Sally Ride becomes the first American woman in space. Learn more about women in flight here.

Featured Diversity Scholarship
An opportunity to showcase faculty publications 2017-18
Molly Ferguson Assistant Professor of English
Wes Gehring George & Frances Ball Distinguished Professor of Telecommunications

National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity
Kerry Ann Rockquemore, PhD and President, National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity shares her advice for under-represented faculty starting out the tenure track. Read the article here. 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
Teachers College 409
Facebook BallStateOID
Twitter @BallStateOID
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Canvas training available via webinars

Contributed by: Nancy Prater
Published: Tuesday, 12 June 2018 8:30 AM
If you are off-campus this summer but would still like to receive training in Canvas, sign up for one or all three Canvas webinars Learn more.

New faculty development programs coming this fall

Contributed by: Erin Drennan-Bonner
Published: Thursday, 10 May 2018 10:30 AM

Strategic Learning (which contains the former iLearn and Office of Educational Excellence) will be rolling out new and engaging experiences in 2018-2019. Activities will include online learning opportunities, workshops, Faculty Learning Communities, techniques and tools, and more.

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Canvas Training Sessions

Contributed by: Erin Drennan-Bonner
Published: Wednesday, 09 May 2018 11:30 AM
Learn the basics of Canvas, how to migrate your information from Blackboard, and how assignments and grading works. For any questions or inquiries, please visit, email us at:, or call us at (765) 285-1581. Learn more.

New Feature on L&D Page - Listing of All Sessions Upcoming in the Minicourse Registration System

Contributed by: Jerry Winans
Published: Friday, 09 February 2018 8:00 AM

As part of our strategic initiative to increase efficiencies and respond to customer needs, Human Resources is pleased to announce a new way to view the many learning opportunities occurring on campus. Until now there hasn’t been an easy, centralized way for employees to see a list of all the sessions or events from the Minicourse Registration System (MRS). Starting this week, this feature will be added to the Learning & Development webpage. Look for the link titled “View Upcoming Learning Sessions” when clicked will display a one-stop-shop list of upcoming sessions in the MRS.

The listing will include learning sessions hosted by the departments using MRS, including: Applied Anthropology Laboratory; Excellence in Leadership; Facilities Training; Facilities Training; iLearn; Information Security Services; Information Technology Services; Instructional Services - University Libraries; Marketing and Communications; Office of Community Engagement; Office of Educational Excellence; Office of University Controller; Purchasing Services; Registration Office; Services Excellence Working Group - Univ Libraries; Sponsored Projects Administration; Tech Center - Unified Technology Support; Unified Technology Support; University Human Resource Services; and the Working Well Program.

As always, if you have any questions and/or suggestions regarding HR/L&D processes and procedures, please do not hesitate to contact us. Together with our employees, we are strengthening our customer service efforts and making significant progress in our ongoing commitment to best practices.
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How to download a list of Learning and Development (L&D) sessions you've attended - For Performance Evaluations

Contributed by: Jerry Winans
Published: Monday, 29 January 2018 11:00 AM
During this time of annual performance evaluations, you may want to share with your supervisor a list of Learning and Development (L&D) sessions you've attended in the last year. Here's how to view a list of your L&D sessions:
• Under the title, "Search for a Session", either:
• Click "Registration History" to view a list of all L&D sessions attended; OR,
• Click "Comprehensive Training Registry" then click either the "Comprehensive" button to view a complete list of all L&D sessions attended, or click the "Date Range" button and enter a range of dates to view only those sessions attended. Note: If you click Yes next to "Include Course Description" this will add the course description for each session. Then, click the "Create Registry" button to view your list.
• To Print: Right-click your mouse to open a menu box and select Print.

An illustration can be found on the L&D homepage: PDF instructions on how to view your Session History.

Please contact Jerry Winans in the L&D office at 5-1819 if you need assistance.
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