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Multicultural Center Events (September)

Contributed by: Ro Anne Royer Engle
Published: Friday, 04 September 2015 10:30 AM
Join the Multicultural Center for its monthly events and a celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15- October 15). Learn more.

Volunteers needed for Living Lightly Fair!

Contributed by: Barb Stedman
Published: Wednesday, 02 September 2015 9:30 PM
Student volunteers are needed at the Living Lightly Fair – a FREE fair that offers ideas and inspiration for living more sustainably – from 7 am - 5 pm on Saturday, Sept. 19.

To volunteer, please email Michael R. Mayfield (mmayfiel@bsu.edu) no later than Friday, Sept. 11. Be sure to give him your hours of availability
. Mike will then email you with your shift assignment.
Learn more.

Students Advocate Against Mental Health Stigma

Contributed by: Jake Griffin
Published: Wednesday, 26 August 2015 1:00 PM

Active Minds’ nationally recognized suicide awareness exhibit, Send Silence Packing, will be kicking off at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana on Monday September 14th. The display features 1,100 backpacks, representing the number of college students who die by suicide each year. Later that day the Ball State University Active Minds Chapter will host Global Speaker and Author Kevin Briggs.

A few details:

  • Send Silence Packing backpacks have been donated in memory of loved ones who have died by suicide, putting a face to the lives lost and highlighting the severity of suicide among college students.
  • In Oct. 2014, a Send Silence Packing stop was featured on NBC Nightly News highlighting the importance of eliminating the stigma of mental illness.
  • Send Silence Packing was unveiled on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. in 2008, with a keynote speech by The Honorable Patrick Kennedy.
  • Kevin Briggs, former California Highway Patrol officer, spent many years patrolling San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge where he encountered numerous individuals clinging to life by a thread. His personal story of physical and mental health challenges including recovery, military service, surviving the suicide of a loved one, divorce and depression will be a great compliment to the Send Silence Packing program.
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            Class of 2019

            Contributed by: Jake Griffin
            Published: Sunday, 23 August 2015 1:30 PM

            Dear Ball State University Freshmen,

            If you’re like most of us, you may have already felt some level of stress before arriving at BSU. Adjusting to a new environment is difficult and should not be overlooked; many of us struggled to make friends, let go of our home life, and excel in our classes during freshman year or when we first arrived on campus

            ACTIVE MINDS AT BALL STATE UNIVERSITY
            CHANGING THE CONVERSATION ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH

            www.AMBSU.org

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            Policies & procedures for students with disabilities

            Contributed by: Courtney Jarrett
            Published: Saturday, 01 August 2015 12:00 PM

            Ball State has a long and proud history of being a welcoming and accessible campus for students with disabilities, and over 700 students used at least one service from the office of Disability Services last year. I ask that you please review the information below regarding policies & procedures in working with students with disabilities. Please contact me (lmarkle@bsu.edu; 285-5293; Student Center 116) if you have any questions or would like to discuss any of these items. Also, I have recently recorded a presentation for faculty that goes into more detail about many of these issues. If you would like to view that presentation, it can be found here: A Guide for Faculty Members


            Thank you,
            Larry Markle, Director
            Disability Services
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            Disability Services Newsletter

            Contributed by: Courtney Jarrett
            Published: Thursday, 21 May 2015 11:00 AM

            Disability Services (DS) releases a newsletter twice a year. The newsletter goes out after the fall and spring semesters to DS alumni, faculty, staff, and friends to the office. The newsletter was created as a way to highlight events, programs, and initiatives developed to create a more accessible campus for all. It also is a way to recognize outstanding students and their contributions to Ball State and beyond. Our current newsletter features those recognized at our annual awards program.

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