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Free HIV Testing!!!

Contributed by: Belinda McNeill
Published: Tuesday, 28 March 2017 2:00 PM
Confidential HIV Testing Provided by Heartland Community Services Foundation
When: Wednesday, March 29th
Time: 10 am – 2 pm (by appointment)
Where: Office of Health, Alcohol, and Drug Education located in Health Center, Rm 201
CALL NOW for Your Appointment: 765-285-3775 (You will only be asked for your first name to hold the appointment)

*No Food or Drink at Least 15 Minutes Before Your appointment*
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Computer Science 1 (CS 120) students to display their work in an All-section Art Show this Friday

Contributed by: Kim Bechdolt
Published: Tuesday, 28 March 2017 9:00 AM

Our Computer Science 1 (CS 120) course takes a "Multimedia-First" approach. Students from this semester's course will be displaying their work on combining images this Friday. The work being displayed has been selected by the students in their course section as one of the best in their section. Eighteen students' work will be on display.

The students will be displaying both the images they produced and the code they wrote (using the Python programming language). Although the images could have been created using an image-editing program, these students have written the code themselves to create these collages programmatically by manipulating individual pixels.

This is the eighth semester the Department of Computer Science has sponsored this event, which has been well received by previous attendees. The students enjoy participating since the project gives them an opportunity to be creative, and show the public and their peers what they can do with only a few weeks of programming experience. This semester's participants range from freshman to senior students, and include Actuarial Science, Chemistry, Computer Information Systems, Computer Technology, French, Integrated Studies in VR game development, Meteorology, Spanish, Visual Communication, and Computer Science majors.

The show will be held on Friday, 03/31/2017, from 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM in the BSU AJ Atrium, near the bookstore. Please stop by to see an example of what our students do in our introductory programming class. You can find a preview of the student work here: http://www.cs.bsu.edu/homepages/dllargent/cs120/artShow/2017Spring/index.html. For more information, please contact David Largent (dllargent@bsu.edu), who has organized the event, or Computer Science Department Chair, Paul Buis (00PEBUIS@bsu.edu).

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Mindful Meditation in the Rinard Orchid Greenhouse

Contributed by: Chay Reigle
Published: Monday, 27 March 2017 8:00 AM
Join us for midweek meditation and mindfulness in the Rinard Orchid Greenhouse located in Christy Woods on the Ball State University campus. Learn more.

Meet the Creators of Conservation Tales

Contributed by: Chay Reigle
Published: Friday, 24 March 2017 10:59 AM
Heading to the April ArtsWalk in downtown Muncie? Look for the Conservation Tales team at Twin Arches Brew Pub, 117 W. Charles St. in Muncie. We'll be there from 5-9 p.m. on April 6, 2017. Learn more.

Mathematical Sciences Faculty and Graduate Research Colloquium

Contributed by: Susan Bourne
Published: Wednesday, 22 March 2017 5:00 PM
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Faculty and Graduate Research Colloquium

"The Intersection of Japanese Family Crests and Mathematics"
Dr. Felicia Tabing (Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology)

Thursday, March 30, 2017
1:00-1:50 p.m.
RB 449
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2017 OEE Colloquia Series

Contributed by: Kathleen Jacobi
Published: Wednesday, 22 March 2017 10:00 AM
The Office of Educational Excellence is pleased to announce its 2017 Colloquia highlighting the previous year’s award winners for Ball State’s Excellence in Teaching Award and Creative Teaching Grant. During the presentation, the award recipient discusses his/her enhanced course or grant project. Learn more.

“Serendipity as a Career Tool“ with Ball State Alumna Janet Arias-Martinez

Contributed by: Sandi Garcia
Published: Wednesday, 22 March 2017 7:30 AM
You are invited to join the Department of History and the Career Center as Ball State alumna Janet Arias-Martinez presents “Serendipity as a Career Tool: Making the Most of Opportunity” at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 29th, in TC 120.

Ms. Arias-Martinez will discuss her experience working with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute and the non-profit outreach field, as well as the unexpected opportunities that led her down the path to her current career. She will show the career possibilities that exist for humanities degrees & how students might contribute to public service and community organizing.
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Bystander Intervention Training

Contributed by: Belinda McNeill
Published: Monday, 13 March 2017 10:00 AM
STAND UP! BYSTANDER INTERVENTION TRAINING

Sexual assaults are happening against women and men in our community; we all share the responsibility to intervene and keep our community safe. Attend Stand Up! Bystander Intervention Training to learn ways in which YOU can safely interfere in any situation where someone else needs help- including sexual, verbal or physical assault. Training's are open to Ball State students.

Dates of Training Sessions

3/17/17, Friday, 2:30-5:00 pm, Student Center Room 310
4/17/17, Monday, 6:30-9:00 pm, Student Center Forum Room

Please sign up for one of the sessions by sending an email to blmcneill@bsu.edu and putting STAND UP! BYSTANDER INTERVENTION TRAINING and the DATE OF THE SESSION in the subject line. Your email is your registration. Registration is limited so sign up early. Upon completion of the training, participants will receive a certificate of completion, as well as other resources and materials.

Presented by the Sexual Threat and Oppression Prevention Outreach Team at the Counseling Center, the Office of Victim Services, and The Office of Health, Alcohol, and Drug Education.

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Diversity Research Symposium Networking Sessions and Call for Proposals

Contributed by: Linh Littleford
Published: Monday, 13 March 2017 10:00 AM
Register now to attend networking sessions at the 9th Annual Diversity Research Symposium (DRS, September 22nd and September 23rd, 2017 at Ball State University) to explore collaborative research and other opportunities. Available networking sessions:
• Community organizers and researchers
• Community organizers and students
• Researchers and students
• Graduate programs and students

Registration for the networking sessions is free. Due to limited seating, registration is required.

You are also invited to submit a proposal to present your diversity-related project at the. Proposals can be submitted between April 1 and June 1, 2017. We are seeking proposals that focus on creating brave spaces for inclusion, equity, and justice. Angela Davis (feminist & writer) will present the keynote address: "Institutional racism in the penal and criminal justice system." At the last DRS hosted by Ball State University, participants represented 81 academic sub-disciplines, 21 institutions & organizations, and 13 states.

For more information, to submit proposals, and/or to register for the networking sessions, visit http://www.diversitysymposium.org

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Virginia Ball Center for Creative Inquiry Announces 2017-2018 Fellows

Contributed by: Laura Huffman
Published: Friday, 10 March 2017 12:00 PM
VIRGINIA BALL CENTER FOR CREATIVE INQUIRY ANNOUNCES NEW FELLOWS

The Virginia Ball Center for Creative Inquiry is pleased to announce the four fellows for the 2017-2018 academic year:

Fall 2017: "American Women in Film Sound" - Vanessa Ament, Telecommunications
Fall 2017: "Fine Focus: Catalyzing STEM Opportunities for Minority Undergraduates" - John Mckillip, Biology

Spring 2018: "Muslims in Muncie" - Elizabeth Agnew, Philosophy and Religious Studies
Spring 2018: "Beneficence Records: Records for a Reason" - Daniel Porter, School of Music
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The Talk Show

Contributed by: Belinda McNeill
Published: Tuesday, 28 February 2017 3:00 PM
The Talk Show
March 16th (Thursday) at 7pm//Robert Bell Building, Rm 125
April 21st (Friday) at 11am//Bracken Library, Rm 104

This outreach program aims to facilitate discussion and understanding of cultural rape myths that exist on the BSU campus. Our trained and knowledgeable presenters enact various roles of a Talk Show, and clarify rape myths, as well as rape-supportive attitudes, held by all gender identities. At the end, presenters step out of their roles and share insights about their experiences in those roles.

Please email alboester@bsu.edu to register yourself (or your group) for an event.

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Bystander Intervention Training

Contributed by: Belinda McNeill
Published: Tuesday, 28 February 2017 2:30 PM
STAND UP! BYSTANDER INTERVENTION TRAINING

Sexual assaults are happening against women and men in our community; we all share the responsibility to intervene and keep our community safe. Attend Stand Up! Bystander Intervention Training to learn ways in which YOU can safely interfere in any situation where someone else needs help- including sexual, verbal or physical assault. Training's are open to Ball State students.

Dates of Training Sessions

3/17/17, Friday, 2:30-5:00pm, Student Center Room 310
4/17/17, Monday, 6:30-9:00pm, Student Center Forum Room

Please sign up for one of the sessions by sending an email to blmcneill@bsu.edu and putting STAND UP! BYSTANDER INTERVENTION TRAINING and the DATE OF THE SESSION in the subject line. Your email is your registration. Registration is limited so sign up early. Upon completion of the training, participants will receive a certificate of completion, as well as other resources and materials.

Presented by the Sexual Threat and Oppression Prevention Outreach Team at the Counseling Center, the Office of Victim Services, and The Office of Health, Alcohol, and Drug Education.

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2017-18 Interactive Learning Space Initiative - Call for Applications

Contributed by: Kathleen Jacobi
Published: Wednesday, 01 February 2017 2:30 PM
Applications for joining the 2017-18 Interactive Learning Space (ILS) Initiative are now being accepted. The purpose of the ILS Initiative is to strengthen learning through pedagogy, learning space design, and technology.


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Unsure about your direction? Let us help you plot a course.

Contributed by: Cathy Day
Published: Thursday, 26 January 2017 3:00 PM
The English department and the Ball State Career Center invite you to attend our Stars to Steer By Series. Each month, we feature professionals in a variety of fields to help you plot your course professionally.

These events are geared to undergraduates and graduate students in the humanities and social sciences, but all are welcome.

There will be pizza (thanks to the Career Center) and lots of cool door prizes.

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