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Presentation: "Rhetorics of Whiteness in a 'Post-racial' Era"

Contributed by: Eva Snider
Published: Thursday, 11 February 2016 2:00 PM
The Writing Program is pleased to welcome Dr. Krista Ratcliffe to campus to present "Rhetorics of Whiteness in a 'Post-racial' Era." In this presentation, Ratcliffe will discuss her recently submitted co-edited collection,Rhetorics of Whiteness: Postracial Hauntings in Popular Culture, Social Media, and Education.

When: Friday, Feb. 26, 12:00 P.M.
Where: Robert Bell (RB) 125
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Reminder - 2016-17 Interactive Learning Space Initiative Call for Applications

Contributed by: Kathleen Jacobi
Published: Thursday, 11 February 2016 12:30 PM
Applications for the 2016-17 Interactive Learning Space (ILS) Initiative teaching and scholarship opportunity are now being accepted. The deadline for submission of applications is Monday, February 29, 2016.
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Reminder - 2015-2016 Creative Teaching Grant Call for Applications

Contributed by: Kathleen Jacobi
Published: Thursday, 11 February 2016 11:00 AM
The Office of Educational Excellence is now accepting applications for the 2015-16 Creative Teaching Grant. Proposal deadline is THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.
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Environmental Sciences Seminar Series: Ecological Changes and the Development of Environmental Policies to Conserve Lake Tahoe

Contributed by: Teresa Case
Published: Wednesday, 10 February 2016 2:00 PM

Environmental Sciences Seminar Series: Ecological Changes and the Development of Environmental Policies to Conserve Lake Tahoe



Dr. Sudeep Chandra is an Associate Professor of Limnology and Conservation Ecology at the University of Nevada, Rene. He is also the Director of the Castle Lake Environmental Research and Education Program which holds the longest running mountain lake ecology data set in North and South America. He served as a Director for the Ecosystem Sciences Program at the National Science Foundation. Sudeep graduated in 2003 with a Ph.D. in ecology from the University of California- Davis with Dr. Charles Goldman. As a postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Limnology, University of Wisconsin- Madison he evaluated the restoration potential of salmonids and impacts of nonnative species in large river and lake ecosystems. He has classical training in limnology evaluating the impact of human disturbance (e.g. climate change, invasive species, nutrient loading, land use change) on freshwater ecosystems. Sudeep’s laboratory primarily focuses on how to restore and conserve aquatic ecosystems with a goal of providing scientific studies develop public policy from scientifically based investigations. They take an ecosystem-based approach and evaluate how invasive species alter water clarity, affect native species, and may prevent the restoration potential of native fishes such as Lahontan cutthroat trout. His graduate students have recently completed studies that predict how climate change and the modification of the nearshore environment at Lake Tahoe contribute to the spread of invasive species (largemouth bass, blue gill), the expansion of nonnative crayfish and their impacts to lake ecosystems, the potential for new invaders (New Zealand mudsnail, quagga mussel) to colonize the lake, and how quagga mussel is impacting the fishery and bottom ecology of Lake Mead.

Sudeep has been a strong advocate of cooperative international research and conservation. His interest in international research began in 1997 when he participated in the Tahoe-Baikal Institute environmental exchange. After this exchange he continued to study contaminant loading in the Selenge River Delta, Lake Baikal. In 2003, he codeveloped a research project that investigated the impacts of mining on the water quality and fisheries habitat in upper watershed of Lake Baikal in Mongolia. This work led to the development of a 5 year project to use faith based and scientific approaches to conserve the world’s largest trout in Mongolia. Through support from NATO he co led a project to improve protein sources for local communities via hatchery production in newly formed irrigation lakes in Uzbekistan. His current efforts through the US AID and State Department programs are to develop capacity to protect Central America’s largest lake, Lake Atitlan, by transferring scientific and policy information from the lakes in the Pacific Rim (Lake Tahoe and Crater Lake) to academicians and government institutions.

Dr. Sudeep Chandra

University of Nevada, Reno



Tuesday, February 16

4:00PM

CP350

Sponsored by the Environmental Sciences PhD Program

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Technology Store Valentine’s Day sale!

Contributed by: Nathan Neely
Published: Tuesday, 09 February 2016 12:30 PM
From now until Friday, Feb. 19 take an extra $40 off* current 13” MacBook Air models with 256GB...
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Saturday Program in the Rinard Orchid Greenhouse

Contributed by: Marydella Kamper
Published: Wednesday, 03 February 2016 12:00 PM
Two Saturday Programs in the Dr. Joe and Alice Rinard Orchid Greenhouse – Saturday, February 13.


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Saturday Program in the Rinard Orchid Greenhouse

Contributed by: Marydella Kamper
Published: Tuesday, 02 February 2016 10:00 AM
Two Saturday Programs in the Dr. Joe and Alice Rinard Orchid Greenhouse:




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Morris, Kapinus to fill leadership roles as university moves forward

Contributed by: Gail L Werner
Published: Monday, 01 February 2016 4:30 PM
Ball State University Acting President Terry King has appointed Robert Morris as acting provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, while Carolyn Kapinus has been named acting associate vice president for research and dean of the Graduate School. Learn more.

Ben Highmore: Mass Observation and the Practice of Democracy

Contributed by: Eva Snider
Published: Wednesday, 27 January 2016 3:00 PM
Cultural studies researcher Ben Highmore is traveling across the pond from England to speak at Ball State this Monday, 2/1 at 7:30 p.m. in LB 125.

His presentation will cover topics relating to research and observations of everyday life studies and mass observation, with special appeals to those in the Departments of Anthropology, English, History, Journalism Sociology and Telecommunications.

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Ball State University launches free digital literary magazine promoting diversity in children’s and young adult literature

Contributed by: Darolyn "Lyn" Jones
Published: Tuesday, 26 January 2016 3:00 PM
We are shaped by the stories we read as children and retell as adults. Diversity in children’s and young adult literature is critical in creating and sustaining culture and community.

Rethinking Children's and Young Adult Literature is a result of the collaboration between Ball State University professor, Dr. Darolyn “Lyn” Jones and her teacher education, creative writing, and English students and George and Francis Ball Distinguished Professor, Dr. Jennifer Palilinos and her journalism media students.

In this innovative free, digital, interactive literary magazine, we have married story, art, and media as a way for your readers to experience the inclusiveness of stories that focus on topics promoting social justice.

In this special themed edition on LGBTQ, join us in hearing from and reading new works from celebrated children’s book writer Leslea Newman, viewing featured book trailers from a variety of authors including Newman, Adam Silvera, and Robert Munsch, checking out supporting teacher strategies and resources, and reading original children’s and young adult works which allow the reader to rethink gender and orientation. Syd the Fella is a parody of Cinderella where Syd is looking for a prince, subtext is a play about adolescents experiencing romance and crossed wires, Bell Tower, where an African American girl confronts the church and her community about her identity, and Tiffy's Story, a children’s picture book that explains transgender.

Download the free app, BSU NOW, on your Apple or Android phone or tablet today.

Check out our website and learn more about future submissions at www.rethinkingkidlit.com

Join the conversation!
Twitter https://twitter.com/rethinkkidlit
Or Facebook https://www.facebook.com/rethinkingkidlit

Please share this with your audience, readers, writers, colleagues, and students! Email Dr. Jones at ljones2@bsu.edu for a full press release that can be shared electronically.

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Midterm Feedback Service available Spring 2016

Contributed by: Kathleen Jacobi
Published: Sunday, 24 January 2016 9:00 AM
Why wait until after finals to receive student feedback? The Office of Educational Excellence can assist in gathering student feedback at midterm allowing you to make adjustments prior to the end of the semester.
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2016-17 Interactive Learning Space Initiative - Call for Applications

Contributed by: Kathleen Jacobi
Published: Thursday, 14 January 2016 9:00 AM
Applications for the 2016-17 Interactive Learning Space (ILS) Initiative Teaching and Scholarship Opportunity are now being accepted.
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2015-16 Creative Teaching Grant - Call for Applications

Contributed by: Kathleen Jacobi
Published: Wednesday, 13 January 2016 8:30 AM
The Office of Educational Excellence is now accepting applications for the 2015-16 Creative Teaching Grant. Proposal deadline is THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.


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