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Business, Media, and Legal Research with Nexis Uni

Contributed by: Laura MacLeod Mulligan
Published: Wednesday, 21 February 2018 7:30 AM
Business, Media, and Legal Research with Nexis Uni: A Workshop by Ball State University Libraries

Nexis Uni features more than 15,000 news, business, and legal sources from LexisNexis--including U.S. Supreme Court decisions dating back to 1790--with an intuitive interface that offers quick discovery across all content types, personalization features such as alerts and saved searches, and a collaborative work space with shared folders and annotated documents. Attend this workshop to find out about all the possibilities!
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Call for Applications - Summer 2018 Faculty Academy

Contributed by: Kara Duquette
Published: Tuesday, 20 February 2018 9:45 AM

Deadline to Apply – 12:00 Midnight, March 19, 2018

The Office of the Provost, Office of Immersive Learning and the Division of Online and Strategic Learning is now accepting applications for the Summer 2018 Faculty Academy, to begin May 14, 2018.

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Info Table: Copyright & Fair Use

Contributed by: Laura MacLeod Mulligan
Published: Tuesday, 20 February 2018 7:30 AM
Info Table: Copyright & Fair Use

Have you ever quoted from a novel in a research paper? Shared a video with a friend? Whether we know it or not, we are constantly taking advantage of "fair use," a part of copyright law that lets all of us use other people's creations in limited ways to support free speech and education.
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Register Now for the 2018 Resilience Symposium

Contributed by: Erin Drennan-Bonner
Published: Tuesday, 20 February 2018 7:00 AM

What can you do for your students when they fall into crisis mode over everyday struggles that were routine for past generations?

To help faculty and staff explore strategies to help students overcome such struggles, the Division of Online and Strategic Learning is hosting a symposium, "A Conversation on Student Resilience," on March 28 at Ball State's L.A. Pittenger Student Center Ballroom.

Registration is now open.

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Copyright, Fair Use, & Your Course Website

Contributed by: Laura MacLeod Mulligan
Published: Monday, 19 February 2018 7:30 AM
Copyright, Fair Use, & Your Course Website

Do you use Canvas, Blackboard, or another website to share materials with your students? Then this workshop is for you! Copyright and Scholarly Communications Manager Perry Collins will discuss how copyright law supports educators through important provisions such as "fair use" and the "classroom exemption." Perry will offer tips and strategies for staying within the law, and you will learn how Ball State University Libraries can help you make articles, videos, and more available to your students online. Please bring questions and topics for discussion!
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Reminder about Citation Management Workshops

Contributed by: Laura MacLeod Mulligan
Published: Friday, 16 February 2018 8:00 AM
If you missed our citation management workshops earlier this semester, no worries--we have several more sessions scheduled for Spring 2018! Learn more.

Strategic Learning Drop-in Hours

Contributed by: Cathy Cunningham
Published: Friday, 16 February 2018 8:00 AM
Drop in or register for a specific time to talk 1:1 with one of our talented team members. Learn more.

February Digital Scholarship Lab Feed--Next Week

Contributed by: Laura MacLeod Mulligan
Published: Thursday, 15 February 2018 9:00 AM
Telling Your Story with Maps: How to Use and Create Multimedia Web Maps for Use in Instruction and Research

Ball State University Libraries and the Digital Scholarship Lab invite you to the February Digital Scholarship Lab Feed, which will feature a video conference presentation focused on Esri's Story Map technology by Joseph Kerski. Kerski, currently the Education Manager at Esri, has also served as a geographer and cartographer at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the U.S. Census Bureau, and the U.S. Geological Survey. The Digital Feed will focus on the advantages of using Esri's Story Map technology as both a teaching and research tool within an academic setting.

After the presentation, attendees will have the opportunity to sign up for access to the Story Maps application through the Ball State ArcGIS Online account and request online or one-on-one instruction for using Story Maps with the University Libraries' GIS Specialist, Angie Gibson.

Space is limited, so please R.S.V.P. to dsl@bsu.edu by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, February 19. A box lunch will be provided. Please indicate any special dietary needs you may have.

This event will be located on the first floor of Bracken Library at the Schwartz Digital Complex/Digital Scholarship Lab.

Event: DSL Digital Feed
Speaker: Joseph Kerski
Title: Telling Your Story with Story Maps: How to Use and Create Multimedia Web Maps for Use in Instruction and Research
Date/Time: Thursday, February 22, 12:15-1:30 p.m.
Location: Bracken Library, Schwartz Digital Complex/Digital Scholarship Lab
R.S.V.P. to: dsl@bsu.edu


Angela S. Gibson, GISP
Ball State University Libraries
GIS Specialist

James J. Connolly
Director, Center for Middletown Studies
George and Frances Ball Distinguished Professor of History
Co-Director, Digital Scholarship Lab

Michael Szajewski
Ball State University Libraries
Assistant Dean for Digital Scholarship and Special Collections
Co-Director, Digital Scholarship Lab
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Graduate Student Workshop: Identifying Sources for Funding and Research

Contributed by: Laura MacLeod Mulligan
Published: Wednesday, 14 February 2018 7:30 AM
Identifying Sources for Funding and Research: Graduate Student Edition

Ball State University Libraries and the Sponsored Projects Administration (SPA) are combining forces to help graduate students find funding sources for research and creative work. Jessie Roark, Outreach and Education Coordinator, will give a tutorial on COS Pivot, the largest funding opportunity and researcher expertise database, as well as other resources SPA has to offer. Brenda Yates Habich, Information Services Librarian, will share strategies for using Web of Science, a powerful database helpful in crafting necessary research in preparing literature reviews for grant proposals.
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Still time to Register for the Women Working in Technology Conference 2018

Contributed by: Kirsten Smith
Published: Monday, 12 February 2018 2:00 PM

Reminder that is not too late to get the early bird rate for the 10th annual Women Working in Technology Conference March 23rd. Registration is Open!

If you work in any tech or tech related role this conference is for you. Registration is now open for a day of career and professional development. Join professionals (women and men) from a variety of technology roles for an engaging day.

Highlights of the schedule include opening keynote session on "How to Engage Male Allies in Your Career", lunch keynote with Kristen Cooper on “How to Bring an Entrepreneurial Mindset to your Career and Life” and a closing keynote is “Mind Shift for Growth”. Checkout the breakout session options on the schedule.

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"Publishing as a Graduate Student" Workshop

Contributed by: Laura MacLeod Mulligan
Published: Monday, 12 February 2018 7:30 AM
Our popular Publishing as a Graduate Student workshop will be offered in-person (in Ball Communication room 129) or online. If you choose to attend the workshop online, you will receive instructions for accessing it approximately one week before the event. Learn more.

Muncie Bridging the Gap Medical Interpreter Training

Contributed by: Valeri Beamer
Published: Friday, 09 February 2018 4:00 PM
Bridging the Gap: A Basic Training for Medical Interpreters
The BTG course is a 40-hour professional development program that trains bilingual individuals to facilitate a medical encounter in the healthcare environment.

DEADLINE EXTENDED, FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE

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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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Literacy's Role in Muncie's Future

Contributed by: Lisa Garner
Published: Thursday, 08 February 2018 2:00 PM

The economic health and vitality of Muncie/Delaware County is inextricably linked to the educational success of our children – the future workforce. Literacy is the single greatest predictor of student success.

  • One in six children who are not reading proficiently in third grade do not graduate from high school on time, a rate four times greater than that for proficient readers.*
  • Low literacy costs the U.S. at least $225 billion each year in non-productivity in the workforce, crime, and loss of tax revenue due to unemployment.*
  • Reading levels are influenced by a complex web of factors, including environment, income, parental achievement, disabilities, and self-efficacy.*

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Conference on Healthcare Needs of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Contributed by: Donna Cunningham
Published: Thursday, 08 February 2018 10:30 AM

Addressing the Healthcare Needs of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Free conference hosted by the Ball State University School of Nursing and the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorder

Saturday, February 24, 2018, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the BSU Alumni Center

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Creating an Online Portfolio with Google Sites for Students

Contributed by: Laura MacLeod Mulligan
Published: Thursday, 08 February 2018 8:00 AM
Creating an Online Portfolio with Google Sites for Students

This workshop offered by Ball State University Libraries will help you learn the basics of Google Sites, a free tool for creating websites. You'll get an overview of the tools available in Google Sites that can help you create an effective online portfolio for your future endeavors.
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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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Citation Management Workshops from the University Libraries

Contributed by: Laura MacLeod Mulligan
Published: Friday, 26 January 2018 7:30 AM
Join Ball State University Libraries for upcoming workshops all about citation management. We offer sessions on RefWorks as well as sessions on EndNote (for Mac or PC users). Register online for those that suit your interests and schedule.
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Registration is Open for the 10th Annual Women Working in Technology Conference

Contributed by: Kirsten Smith
Published: Tuesday, 16 January 2018 2:00 PM

The 10th annual Women Working in Technology Conference is on Friday, March 23rd, Registration is Open!

Give yourself the gift of breaking out of your daily rhythm, challenging yourself and meeting new people. Registration is now open for a day of career and professional development. Join professionals (women and men) from a variety of technology roles for an engaging day.

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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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