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Diversity This Week Unity Week 2020

Contributed by: Lisa Love
Published: Wednesday, 22 January 2020 9:00 AM

Diversity this Week

A message from the Associate Vice President for Inclusive Excellence

Doing the work of creating an inclusive culture here at Ball State University

Importance of Diversity Quote: “Diversity is about all of us, and about us having to figure out how to walk through this world together.”-Jacqueline Woodson

This Week in Diversity Now…

Unity Week here at Ball State. To find out about all of the events happening please visit here.

Wednesday, January 22

Reel Inclusion Film Series-A Lot Like You, AJ 175, 5:30 p.m.
As part of Unity Week 2020, the Office of Inclusive Excellence, Ball State University Libraries, Friends of Bracken Library, the Multicultural Center, and the Office of the Provost invite you to attend a screening of the film A Lot Like You as part of Reel Inclusion: A Film Series. This Unity Week program takes place at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 22 at 5:30 p.m. in AJ 175.

Queer Monologues, Pruis Hall, 7:00 p.m.
Spectrum presents a free, theatrical performance of coming out stories. Stories will address humorous, challenging, heartbreaking, and real experiences many folx in the Queer Community face. All Welcome!

Thursday, January 23

Unifying Through Understanding: DOMA as Gateway to the World of Art, The David Owsley Museum of Art, 4:30-6pm

For Ball State Faculty and Staff, the Office of Inclusive Excellence, in Partnership with The David Owsley Museum of Art (DOMA), invites you to explore the campus’ engaging art collection through a lens of diversity and inclusion. Make new friends or re-connect with others in this inspiring setting. Take a docent led tour that shares the rich diversity of cultures, perspectives, and ideas. Watch for ways that you can help choose the tour topics. Leave with ideas on new ways to connect the museum to your work, your classes, and your life. Come and learn about these affinity groups and others that are in the process of being formed. Co-hosts include the newly formed LGBTQIA+ and Allies Affinity Group and the Black Faculty and Staff Association. Light refreshments provided.

Thursday, January 23

Tunnel of Oppression, Student Center Third Floor, 6:00 p.m.
Tunnel of Oppression is an opportunity for individuals to experience a snapshot of the kind of oppression that people with historically marginalized identities may experience on a daily basis. Though this is a guided tour, students, faculty, and staff members will have the opportunity to explore a variety of unique and interactive booths designed to help people observe a simulation of oppression. Those who complete the simulation will have the opportunity to debrief about their experience. This is designed to help people explore empathy and understanding as it pertains to all forms of oppression.

Friday, January 24
Latinxpalooza, Student Center, Cardinal Hall, 7:30 p.m.
Join the fun in this long-standing and annual non-competitive talent showcase hosted by the Latinx Student Union. Come for the variety of talents—dancing, singing, and more. Stay for the cultural and community appreciation!

Friday, January 24
Friday Night Film Works, Pruis Hall, 9:00 p.m.
University Program Board’s Friday Night Filmworks presents: Harriet. This film is a dramatization of the true story of Harriet Tubman, the American abolitionist known for her antislavery activism through the Underground Railroad. This film tells her story from how she escaped slavery and transformed into an American hero, who freed hundreds of slaves.

Saturday, January 25
March on Late Nite, Student Center, 9:00 p.m.
Late Nite @ Ball State offers a series of free high-energy events which provide quality entertainment for Ball State University students every Saturday night. Late Nite events are hosted by students, for students and always include great food, awesome activities, and tons of fun!

Sunday, January 26
Unity Pageant, Pruis Hall, 7:00 p.m.
The Unity Scholarship Pageant originated in 1968. Completely student run, this event is presented by the Black Student Association. The pageant strives to promote unity and hosts over 400 people annually as the Mr/Miss/Mx Unity are crowned.

Expand your horizons…

Live-Beneficence…I see the Beneficence in you
Beneficence challenge: o help create a more inclusive campus make sure you use a persons correct pronouns. Learn more here.

Share examples of the Beneficence you see in others – email your nominations to ie@bsu.edu Please include your name, the person's name and the way in which they embodied the Beneficence Pledge.

…& looking back.

January 13, 1968: Muriel Siebert becomes the first woman to sit on the US Stock Exchange. Needing a sponsor to buy the seat Muriel asked 10 men to sponsor her but the first 9 refused until December 1967 when the 10th one agreed. Learn more about all the things this powerful female did here.

January 13, 1990: Douglas Wilder takes office to serve as the first African American elected governor of a US state. A Korean War veteran and lawyer. Learn more about this politician here.

Resource

Visit the Inclusive Excellence Facebook Page to learn about inclusive efforts, events and information around and on the Ball State University Campus. To stay informed please go here.

Self-Care Taking care of yourself can lead to a better mental state. Learn about 20 different ways here.

Keeping Diversity, Equity and Inclusion as a forethought…not an afterthought

Meyer’s Diversity Equity Inclusion Spectrum Tool can be found here.

Contact the Office of Inclusive Excellence Phone 765-285-5316 Email ie@bsu.edu Applied Technologies AT101

Learn more.

BOGO Tickets - Shanghai Ballet: The Butterfly Lovers

Contributed by: Kristi Chambers
Published: Monday, 20 January 2020 9:00 AM
Shanghai Ballet: The Butterfly Lovers
Jan. 24, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.
Emens Auditorium

Organized in 1979, the Shanghai Ballet is one of the world’s predominant ballet companies, bringing the unique glamour of Chinese dance to the international stage. The current Artistic Director and Executive Director of the Shanghai Ballet is Xin Lili, the renowned Chinese ballerina. Since its founding, young dancers of the Company have won a total of 32 medals in various international dance competitions, and they have also achieved impressive results in nationwide competitions. The Shanghai Ballet is active in cooperation and artistic exchange with artists and companies both at home and abroad.

Tickets
Ball State staff/faculty/alumni tickets are buy one normally priced, adult ticket get one free (BOGO). Adult tickets are $30. Youth tickets (18 & under) are $10. Visit the Emens Box office or call 765-285-1539 for more information.

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$5 Student Ticket - Shanghai Ballet: The Butterfly Lovers

Contributed by: Kristi Chambers
Published: Monday, 20 January 2020 9:00 AM
Shanghai Ballet: The Butterfly Lovers
Jan. 24, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.
Emens Auditorium

Organized in 1979, the Shanghai Ballet is one of the world’s predominant ballet companies, bringing the unique glamour of Chinese dance to the international stage. The current Artistic Director and Executive Director of the Shanghai Ballet is Xin Lili, the renowned Chinese ballerina. Since its founding, young dancers of the Company have won a total of 32 medals in various international dance competitions, and they have also achieved impressive results in nationwide competitions. The Shanghai Ballet is active in cooperation and artistic exchange with artists and companies both at home and abroad.

Tickets
With a valid Ball State Student ID, student tickets are just $5 at the Emens Box office. Call 765-285-1539 for more information.
Learn more.

Register for the Beneficence Leadership Conference

Contributed by: Abby Haworth
Published: Tuesday, 14 January 2020 4:00 PM
Registration is now open for the third annual Beneficence Leadership Conference! Join us on Saturday, February 8, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Learn more.

2020 A. Jane Morton Award Nominations

Contributed by: Shelby Harris
Published: Tuesday, 14 January 2020 2:00 PM
Nominations for the 2020 A. Jane Morton Award for Excellence in Staff Performance are now being accepted. Learn more.

Ball State Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Right Around the Corner

Contributed by: Karin Lee
Published: Monday, 13 January 2020 11:00 AM
https://ballstatesports.com/news/2019/12/19/ball-state-athletics-hall-of-fame-induction-ceremony-right-around-the-corner.aspx Learn more.

Creative Teaching Grants

Contributed by: Shawna Sewell
Published: Friday, 10 January 2020 3:30 PM
The Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs would like to remind you that the Creative Teaching Committee is accepting applications for creative teaching grants. Creative teaching grants support intensive development of pedagogical resources for a course, a program, or a curriculum component. Learn more.

Complete Master’s Thesis Study - Four Participants Will Receive Gift Card

Contributed by: Jeno Millechek
Published: Thursday, 09 January 2020 7:00 PM
Hello! Are you at least 18 years of age and interested in receiving a $25 Amazon gift card (and good karma) by completing an online study for my Master’s thesis? If so, read this posting for more information.
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New Year, New Entertainment

Contributed by: Kristi Chambers
Published: Thursday, 02 January 2020 9:00 AM

Happy New Year, Ball State! We are bringing you some awesome shows on this cold month to satisfy your entertainment needs!

The Wonder Bread Years
Jan. 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Pruis Hall

A fresh and funny salute to Americana, The Wonder Bread Years Starring Pat Hazel (former Seinfeld writer) is a fast-paced, hilarious production that gracefully walks the line between standup and theater. Audiences across the country are enjoying a show that not only restores a much-needed sense of wonder, but leaves audiences laughing and savoring the past like never before. From sitting at the kids table to riding in the way back of the Country Squire Wagon, The Wonder Bread Years is a comic bullseye for Baby Boomers everywhere.

Tickets:
Ball State Faculty/Staff: BOGO free
Students: $5
Adults: $19.50 in advance


Criss Angel Raw- The Mindfreak Unplugged
Jan. 18 at 7:30 p.m.
Emens Auditorium

Criss Angel RAW - The Mindfreak Unplugged is a theatrical experience unlike any seen before; bringing Angel’s famous sleight of hand street magic, mentalism, and even some of his most iconic illusions to life - all performed in an intimate, raw setting. This extraordinary evening of magic unplugged features Criss and some of his amazing friends with a stripped-down purity that’s in-your-face and guaranteed to blow your mind. Experience Criss Angel like never before!

Tickets:
Adults: $45.50-$99.50
Students: $40.50-$60.50


Shanghai Ballet: The Butterfly Lovers
Jan. 24 at 7:30 p.m.
Emens Auditorium

Organized in 1979, the Shanghai Ballet is one of the world’s predominant ballet companies, bringing the unique glamour of Chinese dance to the international stage. The Shanghai Ballet is active in cooperation and artistic exchange with artists and companies both at home and abroad. In the words of a critic, “The Shanghai Ballet is as elegant as the delicate porcelain imported from China.”

Tickets:
Ball State Faculty/Staff: BOGO free
Students: $5
Adults: $30


Jan. 27 at 7:30 p.m.
Emens Auditorium

It’s 1945. As America’s soldiers come home to ticker-tape parades and overjoyed families, Private First Class Donny Novitski, singer and songwriter, struggles to rebuild the life he left behind. BANDSTAND is “both a peppy celebration of can-do spirit and a more somber exploration of what American servicemen experienced when they marched home from World War II. It’s a great argument for why theater can sometimes tell a story more boldly and more viscerally” (The New York Times). “The show defies you not to be moved” (Time Out New York).

Tickets:
Adults: $32-$52
Youth: $16-$21
Students: Free (in advance) / $10 (at the door)
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Discounts cannot be combined and must be redeemed at the Emens box office with a valid Ball State ID.
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2020 A. Jane Morton Award Nominations

Contributed by: Shelby Harris
Published: Monday, 02 December 2019 12:00 PM

Nominations for the 2020 A. Jane Morton Award for Excellence in Staff Performance are now being accepted.

Learn more.

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