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Diversity This Week

Contributed by: Lisa Love
Published: Monday, 11 December 2017 9:30 AM
Diversity this Week
A message from the Associate Provost for Diversity
Doing the work of creating an inclusive culture here at Ball State University

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This Week in Diversity Now

Save the Date: Tuesday, January 16, 2018, 7:30 p.m. Prius Hall Jasmin Rand, Civil Rights Activist, Law Professor & Attorney to Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown Families & looking back.

Expand your horizons

December 8 Bodhi Day, a holiday observed by Buddhists to commemorate Gautama’s enlightenment under the Bodhi tree at Bodhgaya, India.

December 10 International Human Rights Day, established by the United Nations in 1948 to commemorate the anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

December 12-20 Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, commemorates the Maccabees military victory over the Greek Syrians and the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem. The festival is observed by the lighting of a special candelabrum, the Menorah, with one additional light lit on each night of the holiday, progressing to eight on the final night. See Chanukah resources.

& looking back. This week in Diversity in 1946

The General Assembly of the United Nations votes to establish the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), an organization to help provide relief and support to children living in countries devastated by the war.

Featured Diversity Scholarship An opportunity to showcase faculty publications 2016-17

Simon Balto Assistant Professor of History
Director of African American Studies

Chicago's History With Stop-and-Frisk Laws Is a Warning. Time Magazine

National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity

Teaching in No Time: How to Prepare for a Stress-Free Semester
Learn the basics of planning and executing a stress-free course. You will develop the skills you need to teach effectively with less time and stress. Participants can revise a current course or plan a new one. At the end of this experience, participants will have weekly course topics, lesson plans for the first two weeks, and course assignments.

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Contact OID Phone 765-285-5316 Email Carmichael Hall, Room 104
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You are invited to register for Kronos Training Sessions on Thu, Sep 28

Contributed by: Jerry Winans
Published: Friday, 22 September 2017 2:30 PM
You are invited to attend four Kronos training sessions presented by the Office of Payroll and Employee Benefits on Thursday, September 28. All sessions will be held in the Student Center's Forum room (second floor, back hallway).

8:30 - 10:30 am: Kronos Manager Training: This session is for an employee who has a manager's license in Kronos. You will learn how to navigate Kronos like an expert from how to edit/review/approve/sign off on a timecard to running reports to reviewing the audit trail. Register Now!

10 - 11 am: Kronos Training for Salaried Employees: This session is for a salaried employee. You will learn what exception reporting is, how to enter exceptions in Kronos, and important review/approval deadlines. Register Now!

11 am - 12 noon: Kronos Training for Hourly Employees:
This session is for an hourly employee. You will learn how to timestamp, enter your time off, review/approve your timecard, and the important deadlines for doing so. Register Now!

1 - 2 pm: Kronos Training for Graduate Assistants: This session is for Graduate Assistants. You will learn how to report your PPACA hours in Kronos, review/approve your timecard, and the important deadlines for doing so. Register Now!

Future Dates: Each of these Kronos sessions will be repeated on the following dates:
- Fri, Nov 10, 2017 - Register now!
- Fri, Feb 9, 2018 - Register now!
- Thu, Apr 5, 2018 - Register now!

About the Presenter: Shana L. Rogers is the Payroll Manager in the Office of Payroll and Employee Benefits, she joined the University in November 2012. Shana is a Ball State Alumni and a Certified Payroll Professional with 20+ year of payroll experience in various industries including manufacturing, healthcare, and higher education. She also has 11 years of Kronos experience including two major system implementations and several system upgrades.
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Call For Papers- World Conference on Transformative Education

Contributed by: Cresta Hancock
Published: Monday, 11 September 2017 1:00 PM
The Global Institute for Transformative Education and The School Project Foundation- in conjunction with the Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology- are organizing a World Conference on Transformative Education in Kakamega, Kenya, on July 26 - 28, 2018 under the theme: "Rethinking, Curriculum, Pedagogy and Research in Africa."

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