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Strategies and Resources for Funding Your Scholarly Activity

Contributed by: Santana Shipley
Published: Thursday, 23 January 2020 11:00 AM
Locating and securing project funding is becoming increasingly competitive. Ball State University subscribes to Pivot™, a comprehensive source for funding information that provides timely updates and recommendations tailored to your scholarly profile. University Libraries and the Sponsored Projects Administration (SPA) are combining forces to provide an overview of Pivot™, how it may be used to find funding and collaboration opportunities, and how Library resources can be used to support your scholarly endeavors. Learn more.

Diversity This Week Unity Week 2020

Contributed by: Lisa Love
Published: Wednesday, 22 January 2020 9:00 AM

Diversity this Week

A message from the Associate Vice President for Inclusive Excellence

Doing the work of creating an inclusive culture here at Ball State University

Importance of Diversity Quote: “Diversity is about all of us, and about us having to figure out how to walk through this world together.”-Jacqueline Woodson

This Week in Diversity Now…

Unity Week here at Ball State. To find out about all of the events happening please visit here.

Wednesday, January 22

Reel Inclusion Film Series-A Lot Like You, AJ 175, 5:30 p.m.
As part of Unity Week 2020, the Office of Inclusive Excellence, Ball State University Libraries, Friends of Bracken Library, the Multicultural Center, and the Office of the Provost invite you to attend a screening of the film A Lot Like You as part of Reel Inclusion: A Film Series. This Unity Week program takes place at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 22 at 5:30 p.m. in AJ 175.

Queer Monologues, Pruis Hall, 7:00 p.m.
Spectrum presents a free, theatrical performance of coming out stories. Stories will address humorous, challenging, heartbreaking, and real experiences many folx in the Queer Community face. All Welcome!

Thursday, January 23

Unifying Through Understanding: DOMA as Gateway to the World of Art, The David Owsley Museum of Art, 4:30-6pm

For Ball State Faculty and Staff, the Office of Inclusive Excellence, in Partnership with The David Owsley Museum of Art (DOMA), invites you to explore the campus’ engaging art collection through a lens of diversity and inclusion. Make new friends or re-connect with others in this inspiring setting. Take a docent led tour that shares the rich diversity of cultures, perspectives, and ideas. Watch for ways that you can help choose the tour topics. Leave with ideas on new ways to connect the museum to your work, your classes, and your life. Come and learn about these affinity groups and others that are in the process of being formed. Co-hosts include the newly formed LGBTQIA+ and Allies Affinity Group and the Black Faculty and Staff Association. Light refreshments provided.

Thursday, January 23

Tunnel of Oppression, Student Center Third Floor, 6:00 p.m.
Tunnel of Oppression is an opportunity for individuals to experience a snapshot of the kind of oppression that people with historically marginalized identities may experience on a daily basis. Though this is a guided tour, students, faculty, and staff members will have the opportunity to explore a variety of unique and interactive booths designed to help people observe a simulation of oppression. Those who complete the simulation will have the opportunity to debrief about their experience. This is designed to help people explore empathy and understanding as it pertains to all forms of oppression.

Friday, January 24
Latinxpalooza, Student Center, Cardinal Hall, 7:30 p.m.
Join the fun in this long-standing and annual non-competitive talent showcase hosted by the Latinx Student Union. Come for the variety of talents—dancing, singing, and more. Stay for the cultural and community appreciation!

Friday, January 24
Friday Night Film Works, Pruis Hall, 9:00 p.m.
University Program Board’s Friday Night Filmworks presents: Harriet. This film is a dramatization of the true story of Harriet Tubman, the American abolitionist known for her antislavery activism through the Underground Railroad. This film tells her story from how she escaped slavery and transformed into an American hero, who freed hundreds of slaves.

Saturday, January 25
March on Late Nite, Student Center, 9:00 p.m.
Late Nite @ Ball State offers a series of free high-energy events which provide quality entertainment for Ball State University students every Saturday night. Late Nite events are hosted by students, for students and always include great food, awesome activities, and tons of fun!

Sunday, January 26
Unity Pageant, Pruis Hall, 7:00 p.m.
The Unity Scholarship Pageant originated in 1968. Completely student run, this event is presented by the Black Student Association. The pageant strives to promote unity and hosts over 400 people annually as the Mr/Miss/Mx Unity are crowned.

Expand your horizons…

Live-Beneficence…I see the Beneficence in you
Beneficence challenge: o help create a more inclusive campus make sure you use a persons correct pronouns. Learn more 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.

January 13, 1968: Muriel Siebert becomes the first woman to sit on the US Stock Exchange. Needing a sponsor to buy the seat Muriel asked 10 men to sponsor her but the first 9 refused until December 1967 when the 10th one agreed. Learn more about all the things this powerful female did here.

January 13, 1990: Douglas Wilder takes office to serve as the first African American elected governor of a US state. A Korean War veteran and lawyer. Learn more about this politician here.


Visit the Inclusive Excellence Facebook Page to learn about inclusive efforts, events and information around and on the Ball State University Campus. To stay informed please go here.

Self-Care Taking care of yourself can lead to a better mental state. Learn about 20 different ways here.

Keeping Diversity, Equity and Inclusion as a forethought…not an afterthought

Meyer’s Diversity Equity Inclusion Spectrum Tool can be found here.

Contact the Office of Inclusive Excellence Phone 765-285-5316 Email Applied Technologies AT101

Learn more.

2020 Student Symposium Registration

Contributed by: Santana Shipley
Published: Tuesday, 21 January 2020 11:00 AM
Registration is now open for the 25th Annual Student Symposium at Ball State University!

The Symposium will take place on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 in the L.A. Pittenger Student Center, 2nd floor.
Learn more.

Call for Immersive Learning Faculty Award Nominations

Contributed by: Robbie Mehling
Published: Tuesday, 14 January 2020 1:00 PM

Call for Immersive Learning Faculty Award Nominations

Nomination Deadline: February 28, 2020

It is time to submit nominations for the 2020 Immersive Learning Awards! The purpose of these awards is to recognize faculty for demonstrating excellence in the creation, mentoring, and execution of immersive learning projects. Four faculty awards will be presented during the immersive learning showcase on April 27, 2020. Award recipients will receive $1,000 in cash or deposited into a tax-free Research Incentive Account.

Learn more.

Immersive Learning Travel Fund Application - Call

Contributed by: Robbie Mehling
Published: Tuesday, 14 January 2020 10:00 AM

Will you and your students be presenting on an Immersive Learning project this spring or summer?

The Office of Immersive Learning is pleased to announce a call for travel proposals to support faculty traveling with undergraduate students to conferences and workshops to present on immersive learning projects. To be eligible, your presentation must be on a project completed the semester before your travel date.

These grants can help fund registration, lodging, airfare, university vehicles, and/or other travel expenses associated with conference travel after the completion of an immersive learning project. You may be eligible for up to $1,500 to supplement your travel needs. While faculty alone are eligible for these awards, priority will be given to proposals where students will present directly on their project(s) or participate directly in the faculty mentor's presentation. All travel must be complete before June 1, 2020 and you must have an official invitation to present from a national conference or workshop planning committee. Funds will be awarded on a first come, first served basis.

Learn more.

Honors College Lecture January 27

Contributed by: Coralee Young
Published: Tuesday, 07 January 2020 7:00 AM

This once-monthly lecture series welcomes students and faculty to come together and explore a current topic of interest to the Honors College community. All persons within the Ball State University community are welcome to attend and participate. Join us on Monday, January 27, at 4PM in AJ 175 for a discussion with the Reed D. Voran Distinguished Professor of Honors Humanities and Professor of English, Dr. Alex Kaufman, about “Robin Hood Political Memes and the Far Right’s Appropriation of the English Outlaw”

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Research Participants Needed-Evaluations of Experts and Product Recommendations

Contributed by: Danka Maric
Published: Monday, 14 October 2019 12:30 PM
I am seeking participants for a study examining the effects of different academic passages on evaluations of product recommendations. Participation is open to anyone who is 18 or older. This study is composed of a Qualtrics survey with three brief passages followed by a questionnaire and will take about 20-30 minutes to complete. The survey is anonymous. Participation in this study is completely voluntary and no form of compensation is being offered for completing this study. If you're interested, please follow the link below. Thanks so much for your time.

Study Title: Evaluations of Experts and Product Recommendations

IRB Number: 1490904-1
Principle Investigator: Danka Maric, BS
Psychological Science NQ 013

Faculty Advisor: Katie M. Lawson, PhD
Psychological Science NQ 106
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Participants Needed

Contributed by: Kyla McKillip
Published: Friday, 13 September 2019 3:00 PM

Researchers at Ball State University need participants with Autism Spectrum Disorder who are between 12 and 22 years of age to participate in a study. The purpose of the study is to identify the physical activity behaviors and fitness needs of adolescents and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder to establish a better understanding of how to improve physical stamina and overall wellbeing. Participants will be issued a heart monitor and iPad and will be asked to do a workout routine. Participation is entirely voluntary and requires multiple visits to Ball State University’s Center for Autism Spectrum Disorder. Each visit will last between 25 minutes to 45 minutes to limit fatigue to the participant.

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