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REMINDER: Next forum for proposed strategic plan on October 18

Contributed by: Melissa Kraman
Published: Tuesday, 16 October 2018 11:00 AM
In October, Ball State University will hold interactive open forums that will allow the entire campus community to provide insights about the proposed strategic plan. Learn more.

Diversity This Week, October 15-21, 2018

Contributed by: Lisa Love
Published: Monday, 15 October 2018 8:30 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

Make sure your voice is heard. Be sure to respond to the strategic plan draft online or at a public forum.

View the complete Diversity This Week Here

This Week in Diversity Now…

“Pathways to Success: Telling our Stories to Empower Others”
Monday, October 15, 10:30-2:00 PM, Alumni Center, Assembly Hall
The Fall 2018 IABHE Lunch & Learn serves as a space for Black administrators, faculty, staff, and students to professionally network, share stories and provide support.

Tuesday, October 16, 6:00 PM, Pruis Hall

Join Sharon Ammen with Ball State student performers for a multi-media event that will explore the life and work of one of vaudeville's most popular stars, May Irwin. Dr. Ammen will explore this era of ragtime and minstrelsy and will introduce audience members to Belle Davis, an African-American contemporary of May, who mimicked her singing style.

October 18, 6:00 PM, Student Center Room 303
Lives Worth Living, the Great Fight for Disability Rights
Film and discussion, Free and open to the public. Watch a preview here.

October 24, 4 PM Student Center Music Lounge
Better Together-Common Ground
Ball State's strength comes from hundreds of individuals working together toward a common goal. Join us for a cup of coffee and a thoughtful conversation with colleagues from all units on campus. Meet someone new, share your story, and learn more about the amazing people who make up our community.

Expand your horizons…

October 17 is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. Look for ways you can make a difference locally. Read more here.

Why “I’m not racist” is only half the story. Learn more by watching this video of Robin DiAngelo

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: Use Your Strengths and increase your happiness meter. Try this strategy 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. 1995
October 16, 1995, over 900,000 African Americans, mostly men, held a rally in Washington, DC. The Million Man March was among the largest gathering of its kind in American history. Learn more here.

Ball State University African American Alumni Oral History led by Michael Doyle, Associate Professor and Director, Public History Program and the Oral History Workshop. Listen to the Oral History of Brian Settles, Ball State University, class of 1966, Brian earned his BA in Aero-Space studies and Spanish.

An opportunity to showcase faculty publications 2017-18

Cailín Murray
Associate Professor of Anthropology

Keeping Diversity, Equity and Inclusion as a forethought…not an afterthought
Consider using this tool. “4 Tips for Culturally Responsive Programming”, learn more here.

National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity
NCFDD Newsletter. Use this newsletter to give you a snapshot of the offerings each month at the NCFDD website. Use this link to learn more.

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
Twitter @BallStateOID

Learn more.

REMINDER: Next open forum for proposed strategic plan on October 12

Contributed by: Kim Rendfeld
Published: Wednesday, 10 October 2018 9:30 AM
In October, Ball State University will hold interactive open forums that will allow the entire campus community to provide insights about the proposed strategic plan.
Learn more.

The Star Party: Helping Students Find Their True North

Contributed by: Cathy Day
Published: Tuesday, 09 October 2018 5:00 PM
The Star Party is like the CCIM Super Party--but for people who want to learn more about getting involved in all the great things happening in the humanities at Ball State. (English, Philosophy & Religious Studies, History, and Modern Languages & Classics).

Monday, Oct. 29, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM in the Stu East Multipurpose Room

Learn more.

Registration Open: Take Flight! - an online program for enhancing learner experiences

Contributed by: Kathleen Jacobi
Published: Thursday, 04 October 2018 2:00 PM
Take Flight! is a new 5-week online program created to help you “pilot” your course on a successful flight of learning through the development of advanced-level pedagogy, instructional strategies, and techniques in all learning environments—face-to-face, blended, or online.
Learn more.

REMINDER: Forums for proposed strategic plan open to entire Ball State community

Contributed by: Gabi Glass
Published: Tuesday, 02 October 2018 11:00 AM
In October, Ball State University will hold interactive open forums that will allow the entire campus community to provide insights about the proposed strategic plan. Learn more.

Registration Open: Teaching and Technology (TnT) Collaborations - Gamification in Higher Education

Contributed by: Kathleen Jacobi
Published: Monday, 01 October 2018 10:30 AM
This new workshop series incorporates the “why” of using an instructional approach with the “how” technology supports the approach. The series of workshop sessions build upon one another so it is best to attend all sessions.

Learn more.

Midterm Feedback Service Available

Contributed by: Kathleen Jacobi
Published: Friday, 14 September 2018 8:30 AM
Why wait until after finals to receive student feedback? The Division of Online and Strategic Learning can assist in gathering student feedback at midterm allowing you to make adjustments prior to the end of the semester.
Learn more.