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IoT & U: The Technology Revolution in Healthcare & Wellness

Contributed by: Krista Flynn
Published: Tuesday, 22 March 2016 3:30 PM
The Internet of Things (IoT) describes the growing prevalence of smart objects in every area of our lives, from home to work. Learn more.

Hunger and Food Insecurity; Food pantries in Muncie and Delaware County

Contributed by: Jay Zimmerman
Published: Monday, 29 February 2016 8:00 AM

This email is to help you help others who are experiencing food insecurity in Muncie/Delaware County. Edible Muncie has provided a list of food pantries, their addresses and hours in Muncie-Delaware County available to all those who need assistance. Ball State and the surrounding areas are not exempt from people experiencing food insecurity. Please share the list with anyone who needs help. Here is the link. Simply click on the brochure and scroll down the page for the list:!pantry/cocr

You will also find there a table that shows when to toss different foods--when they most likely expires. You can drag it to your desktop to enlarge it.

Edible Muncie is an organization consisting of people from the Ball State and Muncie/Delaware County working together to create a unified effort to tackle hunger and food insecurities throughout Muncie and Delaware County. To learn more about Edible Muncie or to assist in this effort learn more at:

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Ball State University launches free digital literary magazine promoting diversity in children’s and young adult literature

Contributed by: 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

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

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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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