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Biology professor Dr. Bernstein receives $300,000 NIH Grant

Contributed by: Chay Reigle
Published: Tuesday, 28 March 2017 11:45 AM
The Ball State Department of Biology would like to congratulate Dr. Doug Bernstein, assistant professor of biology, for receiving a three-year grant from the National Institutes of Health totaling $300,000. Learn more.

ARCH 507: Fourth World Theory On-line Couse Description

Contributed by: Olon Dotson
Published: Tuesday, 28 March 2017 9:00 AM
ARCH 507 - Fourth World Theory - On-Line Offering (Summer Semester 2017)
For Graduate Students Interested in topics of Social and Environmental Justice
CRN# 800 36541

We have documented and reinforced evidence of America’s position as the wealthiest and most powerful country on earth, but have limited knowledge of the scale and magnitude of our nation’s poverty and degradation. The extent of the distress and abandonment in the cores of our cities resulting from de-industrialization, historic segregation and discrimination patterns, suburban sprawl, erosion of a viable tax base, racism, inability to embrace the concept desegregation and civil rights legislation, fear, despair, crumbling infrastructure systems, disinvestment in our urban school systems, and environment justice issues defines our “Fourth World” status. Sustainability is currently at the forefront of our discourse as part of a larger global imperative; however, the value of ‘green’ is inconsequential when continued sprawling development practices are dictated by historic discrimination and segregation patterns and societal ills.

Through Critical Geography, Fourth World Theory synthesizes these issues collectively with the social construction of race at its core. In critical geography discourse, Bobby Wilson discusses DuBois positions on the danger of application of class politics without “modification of thought” (Bauder and Engel-Di Mauro 287) to the unique American circumstance. “We must situate race, not only in a historical context, but also in a historical geographical context. We must expose the skeletons of places and plant the flesh of black experiences on those bones as well. Social practices are not only historically specific but geographically or place-specific, even in the age of globalization.” In the United States, a general reluctance to confront the social construction of race undermines productive dialogue on the matter.

Fourth World Theory argues that the social construction of race is at the core of the above-mentioned physical, political, socio-economic and institutional abandonment. This elective will demonstrate how this social construction has, and continues to, systemically undermine each and every aspect of the overall quality of life in the American city.
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ARCH 407: Fourth World Theory (Second Summer Session 2017)

Contributed by: Olon Dotson
Published: Tuesday, 28 March 2017 9:00 AM
ARCH 407: Fourth World Theory (Second Summer Session 2017)
For Undergraduate Students Interested in topics of Social and Environmental Justice
CRN #36535

We have documented and reinforced evidence of America’s position as the wealthiest and most powerful country on earth, but have limited knowledge of the scale and magnitude of our nation’s poverty and degradation. The extent of the distress and abandonment in the cores of our cities resulting from de-industrialization, historic segregation and discrimination patterns, suburban sprawl, erosion of a viable tax base, racism, inability to embrace the concept desegregation and civil rights legislation, fear, despair, crumbling infrastructure systems, disinvestment in our urban school systems, and environment justice issues defines our “Fourth World” status. Sustainability is currently at the forefront of our discourse as part of a larger global imperative; however, the value of ‘green’ is inconsequential when continued sprawling development practices are dictated by historic discrimination and segregation patterns and societal ills.

Through Critical Geography, Fourth World Theory synthesizes these issues collectively with the social construction of race at its core. In critical geography discourse, Bobby Wilson discusses DuBois positions on the danger of application of class politics without “modification of thought” (Bauder and Engel-Di Mauro 287) to the unique American circumstance. “We must situate race, not only in a historical context, but also in a historical geographical context. We must expose the skeletons of places and plant the flesh of black experiences on those bones as well. Social practices are not only historically specific but geographically or place-specific, even in the age of globalization.” In the United States, a general reluctance to confront the social construction of race undermines productive dialogue on the matter.

Fourth World Theory argues that the social construction of race is at the core of the above-mentioned physical, political, socio-economic and institutional abandonment. This elective will demonstrate how this social construction has, and continues to, systemically undermine each and every aspect of the overall quality of life in the American city
Learn more.

ARCH 507: Fourth World Theory On-line Couse Description

Contributed by: Olon Dotson
Published: Tuesday, 28 March 2017 9:00 AM
ARCH 507: Fourth World Theory (2nd Summer Session 2017)
For Graduate Students interested in topics of Social and Environmental Justice
CRN# 36532

We have documented and reinforced evidence of America’s position as the wealthiest and most powerful country on earth, but have limited knowledge of the scale and magnitude of our nation’s poverty and degradation. The extent of the distress and abandonment in the cores of our cities resulting from de-industrialization, historic segregation and discrimination patterns, suburban sprawl, erosion of a viable tax base, racism, inability to embrace the concept desegregation and civil rights legislation, fear, despair, crumbling infrastructure systems, disinvestment in our urban school systems, and environment justice issues defines our “Fourth World” status. Sustainability is currently at the forefront of our discourse as part of a larger global imperative; however, the value of ‘green’ is inconsequential when continued sprawling development practices are dictated by historic discrimination and segregation patterns and societal ills.

Through Critical Geography, Fourth World Theory synthesizes these issues collectively with the social construction of race at its core. In critical geography discourse, Bobby Wilson discusses DuBois positions on the danger of application of class politics without “modification of thought” (Bauder and Engel-Di Mauro 287) to the unique American circumstance. “We must situate race, not only in a historical context, but also in a historical geographical context. We must expose the skeletons of places and plant the flesh of black experiences on those bones as well. Social practices are not only historically specific but geographically or place-specific, even in the age of globalization.” In the United States, a general reluctance to confront the social construction of race undermines productive dialogue on the matter.

Fourth World Theory argues that the social construction of race is at the core of the above-mentioned physical, political, socio-economic and institutional abandonment. This elective will demonstrate how this social construction has, and continues to, systemically undermine each and every aspect of the overall quality of life in the American city.
Learn more.

SPRING 2017 PROVOST IMMERSIVE LEARNING GRANT AWARDEES ANNOUNCED

Contributed by: Kara Duquette
Published: Tuesday, 21 March 2017 5:00 PM

The Office of the Provost and the Office of Entrepreneurial Learning are pleased to announce the Spring 2017 Provost Immersive Learning Grant recipients. In this round, eleven projects were selected for funding.

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Adult Cooks and Eaters Wanted!

Contributed by: Sara Niccum
Published: Tuesday, 21 March 2017 2:00 PM

Free food and gift card for attending discussion at Kennedy Library.

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Kay Hodson Carlton Retirement

Contributed by: Doc Hunter
Published: Tuesday, 21 March 2017 1:00 PM

The School of Nursing invites you to a retirement reception honoring Dr. Kay Hodson-Carlton.

Monday, April 10, 2017, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the L.A. Pittenger Student Center Music Lounge (2nd Floor).

Dr. Hodson Carlton retires from the University as Professor of Nursing, Associate Director of the School of Nursing, and Director of the School of Nursing’s Simulation and Information Technology Center after 40 years of service.















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MALE survey participants needed!

Contributed by: Thomas Holtgraves
Published: Tuesday, 14 March 2017 2:00 PM
Are you a MALE? Then take this survey!

I am conducting a study on concussions and well-being in male athletes who are currently playing collegiate football, and/or played high school football compared to those who are either not involved in athletics, or only participate recreationally. Males needed to participate!
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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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School of Kinesiology Kudos- February 2017

Contributed by: Ashley Green
Published: Wednesday, 08 March 2017 12:00 PM
Faculty, student, and alumni achievements for February 2017. Learn more.

Are you a missionary kid?

Contributed by: Alicia Key
Published: Tuesday, 07 February 2017 4:00 PM
Are you a Missionary Kid? Were (or are) your parents missionaries? Did you live overseas for at least one year between the ages of 5 to 18? Do you currently live in the country designated by your passport? If all of the above are true, I would like to invite you to participate in a confidential survey regarding your experiences as a Missionary Kid (MK).
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