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Office of the Associate Provost Announces New Acting Assistant Provost

Contributed by: Shawna Sewell
Published: Wednesday, 15 August 2018 12:00 PM
The Office of the Associate Provost is pleased to announce that Dr. Melody Bernot has assumed responsibilities as part-time Acting Assistant Provost for fall semester of 2018.

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Events this week

Contributed by: Jennifer Criss
Published: Wednesday, 15 August 2018 10:30 AM

As students return to campus, this week has some exciting events.

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Diversity This Week

Contributed by: Lisa Love
Published: Monday, 13 August 2018 10:30 AM
Diversity this Week
A message from the Associate Vice President for Diversity
Doing the work of creating an inclusive culture here at Ball State University

Thank you to everyone who responded to our recent survey inviting participation in our campus-wide efforts to build an inclusive community. The response exceeded our expectations! Now more than ever we invite you to “Live Beneficence”. Do you want to be part of this effort? Send us your contact information at

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This Week in Diversity Now…
BSU Board of Trustees and President post statements addressing decision regarding The John H. Schnatter Institute for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise. Read more here.

Transgender Alliance Clothing Drive. Drop off gently used items a Twin Archer, Universalist Unitarian Church, Queer Chocolatier or the Lutheran Church of the Cross. Use this link to learn more.

4th Annual Research Conference in Adult, Community, and Higher Education August 24 & 25, Student Center, Cardinal Hall Register now The event provides networking opportunities for students, faculty, alumni, business partners, community members, and prospective students.

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) This is an opportunity for graduate students and undergraduate students who are looking to pursue a graduate education. Use this link to apply.

Expand your horizons…
August 6
Transfiguration, a holiday recognized by Orthodox Christians to celebrate when Jesus communed with Moses and Elijah on Mount Tabor.

August 17
Marcus Garvey Day, which celebrates the birthday of the Jamaican politician and activist who is revered by Rastafarians. Garvey is credited with starting the Back to Africa movement, which encouraged those of African descent to return to the land of their ancestors during and after slavery in North America.

Live-Beneficence…I see the Beneficence in you
Beneficence is not passive. It is by definition, action taken to benefit others. To “Live Beneficence” is a call to action. Join us.

Beneficence challenge: Seeing the good in others can build confidence and happiness for everyone involved. 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. 1961
The Berlin Wall is built. Over the night of August 12-13, soldiers began laying more than 100 miles of barbed wire slightly inside the East Berlin border. The wire was soon replaced by a six-foot-high, 96-mile-long wall of concrete blocks until 1990 when the wall was opened. Learn more here.

NEW Resource
Use the Inclusive Event Guide on the Office of Institutional Diversity website when preparing your next meeting

Featured Diversity Scholarship
An opportunity to showcase faculty publications 2017-18
James Jones Director of Research and Academic Effectiveness

Keeping Diversity, Equity and Inclusion as a forethought…not an afterthought
Recruiting Diverse and Excellent New Faculty
Abigail J. Stewart and Virginia Valian provide recommendations for how deans, department chairs, and their search committees can optimize their chances.

National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity
Building a Publishing Pipeline
Learn how to manage multiple wiring projects with an action plan. Learn more using this link.

Can't view the resource? Be sure to register. Ball State University faculty and graduate students can register at

Contact the Office of Institutional Diversity Phone 765-285-5316 Email
Teachers College 409
Facebook BallStateOID
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Reminder: Fall Opening Convocation on August 17

Contributed by: Jennifer Criss
Published: Monday, 13 August 2018 10:30 AM

All Ball State University faculty and staff are invited to the Fall Opening Convocation at 9 a.m. on Friday, August 17, in Emens Auditorium.

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Commemorative Photo of Our 100th Birthday Celebration

Contributed by: Jennifer Criss
Published: Friday, 22 June 2018 9:00 AM
The Ball State 100 commemorative photograph, taken during our Centennial Birthday Celebration, is now available online. Feel free to share.
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