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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 ie@bsu.edu 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.

Resource

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 ie@bsu.edu Applied Technologies AT101

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Engaging Students Without Using Technology

Contributed by: Cathy Cunningham
Published: Tuesday, 21 January 2020 10:00 AM
The "Engaging Students Without Using Technology" workshop on Wednesday, January 29th has been moved to Friday, January 31, 2020 at 11:00 - 12:00 in Teachers College Room 411.
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Exploring Valence and Word Choice in Childhood Obesity-Focused Advertising | RESEARCH COLLOQUIUM

Contributed by: Jennifer Keever
Published: Tuesday, 21 January 2020 9:30 AM

MILLER COLLEGE RESEARCH COLLOQUIUM


Exploring Valence and Word Choice in Childhood Obesity-Focused Advertising

12:00 - 1:15 p.m., Monday, February 3, 2020
Whitinger Building room 145, Molinaro Hall of Fame Conference Room

RSVP by January 27

Presented by Dr. Mark Mayer
Assistant Professor of Marketing

Exploring Valence and Word Choice in Childhood Obesity-Focused Advertising

Obesity—affecting both adults and children—has developed into a worldwide health epidemic over the past several decades. Public health officials and other stakeholders attempting to combat this trend through mass communication (e.g., advertising) have some key messaging decisions to make in order to craft an ad that is accepted by, and motivating for, target audiences. We first explore extant literature on two of these elements: 1. valence (whether to frame the ad positively or negatively), and 2. the choice of word or phrase describing the condition. Based on the literature and real-world evidence, it would appear that the jury is out on what valence and word choice combinations would be most effective in obesity reduction advertising, both for adult and childhood obesity settings. This represents an important opportunity for academic research to aid public policy practice in crafting effective advertising to combat these phenomena. We focus our initial efforts in the context of childhood obesity. Also, worthwhile would be to examine possible differing effects on disparate audiences (e.g., the general public versus obese individuals, or in a childhood obesity setting, parents with children that are obese). It is obvious that childhood obesity leads to adolescent obesity and on to adult obesity, and obesity can lead to social marginalization, with disadvantages in employment, education, healthcare, and interpersonal relationships. We know the outcomes, and we hope that the program of research we suggest might allow us to know how to better avoid them. (Note: Preliminary findings of experimental investigations into these dynamics will also be discussed.)

About Mark Mayer

Dr. Mark Mayer is an Assistant Professor of Marketing in the Miller College of Business at Ball State University. Mark’s educational background includes a Ph.D. from the University of Georgia, an M.B.A. from Wake Forest University, and a B.S. from the State University of New York at Geneseo. Post-M.B.A., he was a Brand Manager at Kraft Foods and at Wyeth Healthcare, managing brands including Planters Nuts, Nabisco new products, and Advil pain reliever. Prior to joining Ball State, Mark spent seven years on the marketing faculty of Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business where he won a number of awards for his teaching and service, including the IU Trustee’s Teaching Award, the Excellence in MBA Teaching award, IU Athletics Outstanding Professor, and the Outstanding Student Organization Advisor Award. Much of Mark’s academic research focuses on understanding audience responses to advertising elements like humor and threat. His most recent experiments with co-authors explore best practices in designing health communications, including childhood obesity reduction efforts. Mark’s research has been published in academic journals including Marketing Letters, International Journal of Advertising, and Health Communication, and he has presented at academic conferences, including American Marketing Association (AMA) and Association for Consumer Research (ACR).

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BOGO Tickets - Shanghai Ballet: The Butterfly Lovers

Contributed by: Kristi Chambers
Published: Monday, 20 January 2020 9:00 AM
Shanghai Ballet: The Butterfly Lovers
Jan. 24, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.
Emens Auditorium

Organized in 1979, the Shanghai Ballet is one of the world’s predominant ballet companies, bringing the unique glamour of Chinese dance to the international stage. The current Artistic Director and Executive Director of the Shanghai Ballet is Xin Lili, the renowned Chinese ballerina. Since its founding, young dancers of the Company have won a total of 32 medals in various international dance competitions, and they have also achieved impressive results in nationwide competitions. The Shanghai Ballet is active in cooperation and artistic exchange with artists and companies both at home and abroad.

Tickets
Ball State staff/faculty/alumni tickets are buy one normally priced, adult ticket get one free (BOGO). Adult tickets are $30. Youth tickets (18 & under) are $10. Visit the Emens Box office or call 765-285-1539 for more information.

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$5 Student Ticket - Shanghai Ballet: The Butterfly Lovers

Contributed by: Kristi Chambers
Published: Monday, 20 January 2020 9:00 AM
Shanghai Ballet: The Butterfly Lovers
Jan. 24, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.
Emens Auditorium

Organized in 1979, the Shanghai Ballet is one of the world’s predominant ballet companies, bringing the unique glamour of Chinese dance to the international stage. The current Artistic Director and Executive Director of the Shanghai Ballet is Xin Lili, the renowned Chinese ballerina. Since its founding, young dancers of the Company have won a total of 32 medals in various international dance competitions, and they have also achieved impressive results in nationwide competitions. The Shanghai Ballet is active in cooperation and artistic exchange with artists and companies both at home and abroad.

Tickets
With a valid Ball State Student ID, student tickets are just $5 at the Emens Box office. Call 765-285-1539 for more information.
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Engaging Students With Technology and Without

Contributed by: Cathy Cunningham
Published: Friday, 17 January 2020 3:30 PM
Various easy ways to engage students.
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Spring 2020 Commencement: College Ceremonies

Contributed by: Melissa Kraman
Published: Friday, 17 January 2020 10:00 AM
Spring 2020 Commencement will be Saturday, May 2. The day begins with a main ceremony at 10 a.m. to celebrate all graduates. Individual college ceremonies will follow. Learn more.

Entrepreneurial Funding - Deadline 2/29

Contributed by: Krystal Geyer
Published: Wednesday, 15 January 2020 10:30 AM
The Entrepreneurship Center is pleased to offer pre-seed funding opportunities to all students at Ball State University. These grants are designed to assist students who are in the early-stages of venture creation and enable venture development.

To be eligible for the grants, a maximum of $2,500 per student, per semester, applicants must be registered Ball State University students. Pre-seed funding can be used to advance venture development and reach milestones including, but not limited to securing intellectual property, prototype development, product validation, or competing in external venture competitions to raise awareness or additional funds for their venture.

Our next deadline is February 29, 2020.

Applicants interested in applying for the grants must include (1) Background on venture concept and progress thus far, (2) The requested award amount and what the funds will be used (i.e. budget), (3) When the funds will be used (i.e., timeline), and (4) Anticipated outcomes (i.e., how this will progress venture development). Applications cannot be for expenses already incurred and pre-authorization is required.

ALL students pursuing entrepreneurial ventures are encouraged to apply. Check out the video and further details at http://www.bsu.edu/entrepreneurship/seedfund. Questions can be directed to entrepreneur@bsu.edu.
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Fourth Monday: Informal Conversations about Important Ideas

Contributed by: Kathleen Jacobi
Published: Tuesday, 14 January 2020 9:00 AM

Sponsored by LEAP Indiana, Fourth Monday: Informal Conversations about Important Ideas is an opportunity to meet virtually with colleagues from across the state to address innovative ideas and practices.

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New Year, New Entertainment

Contributed by: Kristi Chambers
Published: Thursday, 02 January 2020 9:00 AM

Happy New Year, Ball State! We are bringing you some awesome shows on this cold month to satisfy your entertainment needs!

The Wonder Bread Years
Jan. 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Pruis Hall

A fresh and funny salute to Americana, The Wonder Bread Years Starring Pat Hazel (former Seinfeld writer) is a fast-paced, hilarious production that gracefully walks the line between standup and theater. Audiences across the country are enjoying a show that not only restores a much-needed sense of wonder, but leaves audiences laughing and savoring the past like never before. From sitting at the kids table to riding in the way back of the Country Squire Wagon, The Wonder Bread Years is a comic bullseye for Baby Boomers everywhere.

Tickets:
Ball State Faculty/Staff: BOGO free
Students: $5
Adults: $19.50 in advance


Criss Angel Raw- The Mindfreak Unplugged
Jan. 18 at 7:30 p.m.
Emens Auditorium

Criss Angel RAW - The Mindfreak Unplugged is a theatrical experience unlike any seen before; bringing Angel’s famous sleight of hand street magic, mentalism, and even some of his most iconic illusions to life - all performed in an intimate, raw setting. This extraordinary evening of magic unplugged features Criss and some of his amazing friends with a stripped-down purity that’s in-your-face and guaranteed to blow your mind. Experience Criss Angel like never before!

Tickets:
Adults: $45.50-$99.50
Students: $40.50-$60.50


Shanghai Ballet: The Butterfly Lovers
Jan. 24 at 7:30 p.m.
Emens Auditorium

Organized in 1979, the Shanghai Ballet is one of the world’s predominant ballet companies, bringing the unique glamour of Chinese dance to the international stage. The Shanghai Ballet is active in cooperation and artistic exchange with artists and companies both at home and abroad. In the words of a critic, “The Shanghai Ballet is as elegant as the delicate porcelain imported from China.”

Tickets:
Ball State Faculty/Staff: BOGO free
Students: $5
Adults: $30


Jan. 27 at 7:30 p.m.
Emens Auditorium

It’s 1945. As America’s soldiers come home to ticker-tape parades and overjoyed families, Private First Class Donny Novitski, singer and songwriter, struggles to rebuild the life he left behind. BANDSTAND is “both a peppy celebration of can-do spirit and a more somber exploration of what American servicemen experienced when they marched home from World War II. It’s a great argument for why theater can sometimes tell a story more boldly and more viscerally” (The New York Times). “The show defies you not to be moved” (Time Out New York).

Tickets:
Adults: $32-$52
Youth: $16-$21
Students: Free (in advance) / $10 (at the door)
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Discounts cannot be combined and must be redeemed at the Emens box office with a valid Ball State ID.
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Course Enhancement Grant: Open Educational Resources - Call for Applications

Contributed by: Kathleen Jacobi
Published: Monday, 09 December 2019 4:30 PM
Have you considered trying out Open Educational Resources (OER) to replace your class textbook?

As part of ongoing efforts to reduce student costs, the Provost’s Office, University Libraries, and Online and Strategic Learning are interested in supporting faculty working with OER as a means of reducing student textbook costs. The Division of Online and Strategic Learning is now accepting applications for ten $500 grants for faculty who wish to implement Open Educational Resources (OER) into their undergraduate course as a replacement for a traditional textbook.

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MAC Outstanding Faculty Award for Student Success

Contributed by: Ashley Burnett
Published: Thursday, 14 November 2019 12:00 PM
Overview of the MAC Outstanding Faculty Award for Student Success

The 2019-20 academic year represents the inaugural year of the Mid-American Conference Outstanding Faculty Award for Student Success. This first of its kind award will recognize one full-time faculty member nominee from each MAC institution that has demonstrated a dedication to student success and will honor one nominee that has gone above and beyond in their dedication to student success as the winner of the Outstanding Faculty Award for Student Success.

On an annual basis, the selection committee will review the nominees. The winner will be announced on March 14th, 2020 during the MAC Basketball Championship and will be invited to attend the MAC Honors Dinner, along with one guest, on May 27th, 2020.

Nomination Eligibility / Criteria
1. Each MAC full member university will have the opportunity to submit one (1) nominee for this award on an annual basis.
2. Nominations from each university must be signed by the school’s Provost (or his/her selected designee).
3. Each nominee must be a full-time faculty member engaged with undergraduate and/or graduate students and demonstrate commitment to the following criteria:

Student Success
  • Demonstration of commitment to student success and lifelong learning
  • Demonstration of predominantly outward focus on student success, rather than inward focus on personal teaching/research success
  • Demonstration of a commitment to student support and development
  • Demonstration of enhancements to the student experience (curricular and co-curricular)
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching and research, scholarship, and creative activities
Inclusion
  • Development or support of an inclusive environment/culture
  • Demonstration of a commitment to inclusion
  • Active participation in the promotion and educational awareness of inclusion
Appreciation for the MAC Core Values including:
  • Academic Achievement
  • Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, & Equity
  • Fiscal Responsibility
  • Integrity
  • Sportsmanship
  • Student-Athlete Well-Being
Nomination Submission Guidelines
To submit a nomination, please adhere to the following submission guidelines:

Nominations should include the following:
  • 500-word statement from nominee addressing the criteria
  • A current vita – limit 3 pages including the most relevant information/experience related to the award criteria
  • Three letters of support
    • At least one letter must be from a student
    • At least one letter must be from a Dean or Chair/Director
3. Submit your Nomination(s) to Thalia Mulvihill, Ph.D., Professor of Higher Education and Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs Faculty Fellow at tmulvihi@bsu.edu no later than 5:00pm, Monday, January 27, 2020

Award Announcement Timeline
November 13, 2019: Ball State Office of the Vice Provost will solicit Nominations
February 7, 2020: Ball State delivers campus nominee to the MAC Office
March 1, 2020: MAC Office Awards Committee selects the Award Winner
March 14, 2020: Award Winner announced at the MAC Basketball Championship
May 27, 2020: Award Winner recognized/honored at the MAC Honors Dinner/Award Winner (+1 guest) invited
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