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Hybrid Design Technologies / IDIA Lab Newsletter 2015.1

Contributed by: Ina-Marie Henning
Published: Friday, 24 April 2015 3:00 PM

The IDIA Lab 2015.1 Update from the Institute for Digital Intermedia Arts at Ball State University details our Lab’s recent and upcoming projects, events and presentations. To view the newsletter please click here

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Rajib Sanyal resigns as Miller College of Business Dean

Contributed by: Angela Zahner
Published: Friday, 24 April 2015 12:00 PM
As he informed his faculty and staff this morning, Dean Rajib Sanyal is stepping down from his post as the Dean of the Miller College of Business.

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Release Party for Collaboration Station video game

Contributed by: Kim Bechdolt
Published: Friday, 24 April 2015 10:30 AM

Come to the public release party for Collaboration Station, an original educational video game about the International Space Station. The party will be 5PM to 8PM on Tuesday, April 28, at the Charles W. Brown Planetarium.








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Dr. Xu to Present on LaTex and Dynamic Reporting

Contributed by: Jun Xu
Published: Friday, 24 April 2015 9:00 AM
The Applied Statistics and R (ASR) Group is excited to announce that Dr. Jun Xu from the Department of Sociology at Ball State University will present on LaTex and dynamic reporting using R. This is the fourth and the last presentation organized by ASR and the Department of Sociology at Ball State University in the spring. Below is some summary information about this presentation.

What: Introduction to LaTex and Dynamic Reporting with R
When: 3.00-4.30 PM on April 27th
Where: NQ241

Introduction to LaTex and Dynamic Reporting

Jun Xu, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Sociology
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Professor Xu’s talk will introduce LaTex, a typesetting language for writings that are heavy in mathematical/statistical formulations, and a few free and open source software applications that implement LaTex, such as AucTex in Emacs, TexMaker, and Lyx. In addition, this talk will demonstrate how to integrate statistical writing seamlessly with empirical examples that have codes, graphs, and results in a single document without jumping around files and copying and pasting, or what some call dynamic reporting.



Jun Xu, PhD
Spring 2015 Organizer of ASR
Associate Professor
Department of Sociology
Ball State University
Tel: 765-285-4488
Email: jxu@bsu.edu


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Finals Testing Labs

Contributed by: Nathan Neely
Published: Thursday, 23 April 2015 11:00 AM

Be in the know for finals! Follow these tips for successful testing...

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Dr. Xu to Present on LaTex and Dynamic Reporting

Contributed by: Jun Xu
Published: Thursday, 23 April 2015 9:00 AM
The Applied Statistics and R (ASR) Group is excited to announce that Dr. Jun Xu from the Department of Sociology at Ball State University will present on LaTex and dynamic reporting using R. This is the fourth and the last presentation organized by ASR and the Department of Sociology at Ball State University in the spring. Below is some summary information about this presentation.

What: Introduction to LaTex and Dynamic Reporting with R
When: 3.00-4.30 PM on April 27th
Where: NQ241

Introduction to LaTex and Dynamic Reporting

Jun Xu, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Sociology
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Professor Xu’s talk will introduce LaTex, a typesetting language for writings that are heavy in mathematical/statistical formulations, and a few free and open source software applications that implement LaTex, such as AucTex in Emacs, TexMaker, and Lyx. In addition, this talk will demonstrate how to integrate statistical writing seamlessly with empirical examples that have codes, graphs, and results in a single document without jumping around files and copying and pasting, or what some call dynamic reporting.



Jun Xu, PhD
Spring 2015 Organizer of ASR
Associate Professor
Department of Sociology
Ball State University
Tel: 765-285-4488
Email: jxu@bsu.edu


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Mindful Meditation Among the Orchids

Contributed by: Marydella Kamper
Published: Wednesday, 22 April 2015 7:00 AM
Join us for midweek meditation.
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Midwest Biopharmaceutical Statistics Workshop (MBSW)

Contributed by: Susan Bourne
Published: Tuesday, 21 April 2015 11:00 PM
Midwest Biopharmaceutical Statistics Workshop (MBSW) Learn more.

Computer Science Colloquium Series

Contributed by: Kim Bechdolt
Published: Monday, 20 April 2015 1:00 PM

Department of Computer Science - Ball State University

Colloquium Series 2014-15

Towards increasing diversity and decreasing disparities in expectations in computer science courses

A presentation by the 2014-2015 CS 239 students

During the fall and spring semesters of this academic year (in addition to the normal course material) the CS 239 (Social and Professional Issues) students explored (the lack of) diversity in Computer Science in general and specifically at BSU, and the challenges international students experience when attending BSU. This student-led presentation will convey what they discovered, and will include their recommendations of how we can collectively provide an environment where all students feel welcomed, included, and supported in the department, and how international students’ challenges can be reduced. This is especially important if we are to recruit and retain underrepresented minorities (by whatever definition) and women, who often feel like they are on the fringes.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 3:00 PM, RB 125

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Mindful Meditation Among the Orchids

Contributed by: Marydella Kamper
Published: Wednesday, 15 April 2015 7:00 AM
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Let's Connect!

Contributed by: Nathan Neely
Published: Tuesday, 14 April 2015 2:30 PM

The Ball State Tech Center is at your fingertips! Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter...

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Computer Science Colloquium: CS Seniors Honors Thesis Presentations

Contributed by: Kim Bechdolt
Published: Tuesday, 14 April 2015 11:00 AM

Department of Computer Science - Ball State University
Colloquium Series 2014-15

CS Seniors Honors Thesis Presentations

Hold on a Second: Social media and the resurgence of documenting one's life

Tanner Little

Abstract:

The notion of chronicling, whether it be facilitated through journal, diary, log, or other means, has helped to map the past. Today, social media and other digital platforms are helping to do the same for the future. Such technologies are quickly reworking the landscapes of our lives. These tools can be used to promote introspection and offer a degree of accessibility that is unparalleled. Hold on a Second discusses the theory behind this concept, while simultaneously exploring this idea in action.

The legacy that is left by the current generation will likely not be written on paper -- nor will it necessarily be documented posthumously. The collective masses are, without encouragement or filter, actively writing their own memoirs.



The User’s Guide to Computer Security

Spencer Gray

Abstract:

In the growing world of personal computing, a major area of concern is security. As more services move online to the cloud, the need to secure the exchange of private personal data grows. Many home users of computers do not understand the proper measures that must be taken to stay safe online. With simple knowledge of how malware, hacking, and other forms of attacks online work, many of these photos would not have been leaked. The intent is to help the everyday computer user remain safe online. The target audience is individuals that have concerns about online security, and are looking to gain knowledge about how their personal data can be compromised, along with what they can do to ensure their online security.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 3:00 PM, RB 122

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Spring Semester Online Evaluations Now Available

Contributed by: Megan Fizer
Published: Monday, 13 April 2015 9:00 AM
Online course evaluations for the spring semester are now available. We strongly urge you to take advantage of this opportunity to provide feedback on your classes before the evaluations close at 3 am. Saturday, May 2. Visit www.bsu.edu/teachingevaluations. Learn more.

Mindful Meditation Among the Orchids

Contributed by: Marydella Kamper
Published: Wednesday, 08 April 2015 7:00 AM
Join Yogi and Tai Chi instructor Sarah Lyttle for midweek meditation.
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Mindful Meditation Among the Orchids

Contributed by: Marydella Kamper
Published: Wednesday, 01 April 2015 7:00 AM
Join Yogi and Tai Chi instructor Sarah Lyttle for midweek meditation. Learn more.

New Course: Applied Statistics and Research Data Management with SAS (MATH 599)

Contributed by: Susan Bourne
Published: Tuesday, 10 March 2015 2:00 AM
New Course: Applied Statistics and Research Data Management with SAS

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