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Centennial Speaker Events

Contributed by: Jacquelyn Buckrop
Published: Thursday, 13 December 2018 9:30 AM
Provost Rivera-Mills is pleased to announce two Centennial Speaker Events. On February 18 at 7:30 p.m. in Emens Auditorium “A Conversation with Deborah Roberts” of ABC's 20/20 newsmagazine and on April 10 at 7:30 p.m. in Emens Auditorium “The Problem Solving Generation” with Jaime Casap, Google's Education Evangelist. Ms. Roberts will share stories and lessons on leadership. Mr. Casap will address the power and potential of technology in pursuit of learning.
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Give the Gift of Live Performance & be entered to win front row tickets!

Contributed by: Kristi Chambers
Published: Wednesday, 12 December 2018 4:00 PM
Give the gift of live performance! It makes a great stocking stuffer.

With every gift certificate purchase between now and Christmas, you’ll be entered into a drawing to win two front row tickets to JERSEY BOYS on February 22!

Gift certificates never expire and can be for any amount you choose! Use them for performances at Emens Auditorium, Pruis Hall or Sursa Hall.

Purchase in-person at the Emens box office or by phone at 765-285-1539 (phone orders are subject to a $4 services fee).

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Diversity This Week, Dec 10-18, 2018

Contributed by: Lisa Love
Published: Monday, 10 December 2018 9:30 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

View the complete Diversity This Week Here

This Week in Diversity Now…

Common Ground
Monday, December 10, 2018 11:00 AM
Join us for a cup of coffee and a thoughtful conversation with colleagues from all units on campus today at 11 AM. Meet someone new, share your story, and learn more about the amazing people who make up our community. Ball State's strength comes from hundreds of individuals working together toward a common ground. R.S.V.P.s appreciated but not required. Email

Expand your horizons…Read How to Appreciate Diversity During the Holidays for insight on increasing your understanding and awareness of the traditions and beliefs of others.


December Dilemma or Teaching Opportunity? Keep these 4 tips in mind during the holiday season, read more here

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 –6 Tips for Dealing With Difficult Family During the Holidays, read this articlefor a list of methods to avoid conflict.

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 1950
Ralph Bunche, becomes the first African American to be awarded the Peace Prize.

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 Ella McNeary Ball State University, class of 1973, Technology, Masters 1978

An opportunity to showcase faculty publications 2017-18

Emily Rutter
Assistant Professor of English
Co-Director of African American Studies Minor

Keeping Diversity, Equity and Inclusion as a forethought…not an afterthought
Read the Getting Ready to Lead for Equity resource. Learn more here.
National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity
Every Semester Needs A Plan

· Do you often start the semester or term with high hopes for your writing projects, but end disappointed by your actual productivity?

· Do you desperately want (or need) to write a lot this semester?

· Do you want to figure out how to be more productive AND enjoy your life this semester?

NCFDD offers this webinar at the start of each semester. Learn how to make targeted adjustments to align your efforts. Register for the webinar 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 Twitter @BallStateOID

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Call fo Creative Teaching Grant Applications

Contributed by: Cathy Cunningham
Published: Friday, 07 December 2018 12:00 PM
The Division of Online and Strategic Learning is announcing a call for applications for the 2018-19 Creative Teaching Grant. Learn more.

School of Art "ART SALE"

Contributed by: Andy Beane
Published: Thursday, 06 December 2018 7:00 AM
The School of Art will be hosting an Art "Sale" on December 18 & 19, from 10:00 am-2:00 pm in the Atrium Gallery in the Arts & Journalism Building.

This will be an opportunity for the BSU community to view the works available and gain pricing and contact information.

We will not be taking money or allowing works to be taken from the gallery on these days. Information will be on the tables beside each displayed artwork for interested persons to contact the artist directly to work out the details of the purchase, matting, framing, etc.

Questions please contact the Art Office at 765-285-5838
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Spread Holiday Cheer and Find Out Whats New in December

Contributed by: Kristi Chambers
Published: Friday, 30 November 2018 4:00 PM
Give the Gift of LIVE Performance this Holiday Season!

Whether it's a musical, Broadway show, concert, comedy, or a family show, there's sure to be something for everyone on your list! Grab a gift certificate for some of your favorite people this year for a gift that keeps on giving.

Don't forget to check out the shows that are coming to Emens this month!

December 2 at 5:30 p.m.
Emens Auditorium

December 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Emens Auditorium

Let's finish these last few weeks of classes and finals strong and have a WONDERFUL Winter Break!
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