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A survey about your relationship with Muncie Symphony Orchestra

Contributed by: Anh Kieu
Published: Monday, 02 March 2015 9:30 AM
Hello all,

You are invited to participate in a 15-20 minute survey about Muncie Symphony Orchestra (MSO). This study will be testing an existed public engagement scale on MSO audience to understand the effect of public engagement to public-organization relationship.
With this study, we hope to further understand the relationship between MSO and its public and to find an approach to enhance that relationship.
  • Participants must be 18 years of age or older to take the survey.
  • Participation is completely voluntary and all responses will be kept anonymous.
  • This study has been approved by the Ball State IRB ( protocol # 696491-1)
Please follow this link to the survey:



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Your PR Career: Do you really need to map it out?

Contributed by: Anh Kieu
Published: Friday, 27 February 2015 9:30 AM

Your PR Career: Do you really need to map it out?

Mark your calendar for Wednesday, March 18, 2014 at 2 p.m. in AJ 289 for the career talk hour. Mrs. Joan Todd, Interim Associate Vice President, University Marketing and Communications will be sharing stories about her career experiences and accomplishments. After her presentation, the floor will be open to all students for Q&A.

Thanks to the support from Jimmy John’s, five Jimmy John’s gift cards will be awarded to attendants who ask questions at the event. Please show up early for networking opportunity with the speaker and fellow graduate and undergraduate students. There will be sample size sandwiches served prior to the event.

Enjoy Spring Break and we look forward to seeing you soon!

The event is brought to you by the Ball State University Department of Journalism Graduate Community in collaboration with Cardinal Communication Agency.

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USE OF INTERNET AND SOCIAL MEDIA ON DEMOCRACY IN CHINA

Contributed by: Loretta Smith
Published: Wednesday, 25 February 2015 10:00 AM
You are invited to a Special Assigned Leave Presentation, jointly hosted by Department Information Systems & Operations Management and Department of Computer Science:

Topic: IMPACT OF GOVERNMENT AND CITIZENS’ USE OF INTERNET AND SOCIAL MEDIA ON DEMOCRACY IN CHINA
By: Jensen Zhao, Professor & Dept. Chair
Date: 3/11/2015 at 3 p.m.
Place: Letterman Building (LB) Room 125
Abstract
Democracy is a form of government by people, in which all citizens have an equal say in the decisions that affect their lives. Internet and social media have empowered the grassroots people to engage in democracy campaigns around the world. China has been under reform and open policies by the communist government for over 30 years. Now China is the 2nd largest economy of the world and has 618 million Internet users, which is the largest Internet user population in the world. On average, every Chinese user spent 25 hours per week on the Internet. This study assessed how the Chinese government promotes the use of Internet and social media for government transparency and citizens’ participation for democracy. Research methods, findings and conclusions are discussed, and recommendation for further research is also provided.

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USE OF INTERNETAND SOCIAL MEDIA ON DEMOCRACY IN CHINA

Contributed by: Loretta Smith
Published: Wednesday, 25 February 2015 9:30 AM
THE IMPACT OF GOVERNMENT AND CITIZENS¹ USE OF INTERNET AND SOCIAL MEDIA ON DEMOCRACY IN CHINA

March 11, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Location: LB 125

Abstract

Democracy is a form of government by people, in which all citizens have an equal say in the decisions that affect their lives. Internet and social media have empowered the grassroots people to engage in democracy campaigns around the world.
China has been under reform and open policies by the communist government for over 30 years. Now China is the 2nd largest economy of the world and has 618 million Internet users, which is the largest internet user population in the world. On average, every Chinese user spent 25 hours per week on the internet. However, no empirical study has been documented in the literature to investigate the government and citizens¹ use of Internet and social media on government transparency and public participation for democracy in in China. This study assessed how the Chinese government promotes the use of Internet and social media for government transparency and citizens¹ participation for democracy.

Research methods, findings and conclusions are discussed, and recommendations for further research are also provided.

Profile

Jensen J. Zhao is the Chair and Professor at the Department of Information Systems and Operations Management, Miller College of Business, Ball State University. He received his doctorate from College of Business, Northern Illinois University.

Dr. Zhao teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in business communication, negotiations, and information systems. His research articles have appeared in such publications as Journal of Business Communication, Business Communication Quarterly, Journal of Computer Information Systems, Journal of Information Systems Education, Government Information Quarterly, Journal for Research in Business Education, Information Technology, Learning, and Performance Journal, Journal of Education for Business, Journal of Business and Training Education, Journal of Career and Technical Education, Journal of Educators Online, Business Teacher Education
Journal, International Advertising, and Encyclopedia of Business and Finance.

Dr. Zhao also serves on the editorial boards of a number of referee research journals in communication and information systems and offers consulting and training workshops to local and multinational corporations.
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Director of immersive learning Jennifer Blackmer places second in national playwright competition

Contributed by: Gail L. Werner
Published: Thursday, 19 February 2015 10:00 AM
Jennifer Blackmer, director of immersive learning and associate professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance, has been nationally recognized for her skills as a playwright. Blackmer’s play, Unraveled, was selected as second place winner from 150 submissions made to the Association of Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE)’s Award for Excellence in Playwrighting. Learn more.

Graduate of the Last Decade (G.O.L.D.) Award Nominations

Contributed by: Kate Webber
Published: Wednesday, 04 February 2015 2:00 PM
Nominations are now being accepted for the G.O.L.D. Award. Please visit the G.O.L.D. Award web page for criteria and additional information, or fill out the online nomination form. To be eligible for the 2015 award, nominations must be submitted no later than Friday, March 20. Learn more.

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