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Love Your Computer!

Contributed by: Nathan Neely
Published: Monday, 08 February 2016 5:00 PM

Give your computer a little love this Valentine’s Day season...

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Summer Scholars Counselor

Contributed by: Kylie Wright
Published: Thursday, 04 February 2016 10:00 AM
The Office of Admissions is accepting applications for Summer Scholars Counselor positions now through February 16th. Learn more.

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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Multicultural Center Events - February

Contributed by: Ro Anne Royer Engle
Published: Tuesday, 02 February 2016 8:30 PM
Join us for these cultural events. Learn more.

Active Minds Spring 2016 Meetings

Contributed by: Jake Griffin
Published: Tuesday, 02 February 2016 3:15 PM

Our general member meetings are open to any student, staff, or faculty member!

The first of the semester is this Wednesday, February 3rd @ 7pm (Bracken Library L82B). You're invited to help plan Active Minds Eating Disorders Awareness(Feb. 21-27) devoted to breaking down the negative mythology surrounding eating disorders and understanding the complexities of these serious mental illnesses.

Wednesday, February 17th @ 7pm (Bracken Library L82B)

Wednesday, March 2nd @ 7pm (Bracken Library L82B)

Wednesday, March 16th @ 7pm (Bracken Library L82B)

Wednesday, April 6th @ 7pm (Bracken Library L82B)

Wednesday, April 20th @ 7pm (Bracken Library L82B)

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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.

Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz – Langston Hughes Project

Contributed by: Ro Anne Royer Engle
Published: Sunday, 31 January 2016 1:00 PM
Celebrate Black History Month with Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods For Jazz - Langston Hughes Project. Learn more.

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

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

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Orientation Video Assistant

Contributed by: Abby Haworth
Published: Wednesday, 20 January 2016 2:00 PM
The Office of Orientation is seeking to hire a Video Assistant for Summer 2016. The Video Assistant will film and edit a 7-10 minute opening video and eighteen 3-4 minute closing videos for each orientation program.This position will work up to 40 hours a week May 23rd-July 15th.


  • Will work up to 35-40 hours per week during June 6th through July 15th to film and edit closing video. Must be available to videotape on Monday through Thursday from 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. and 6:30- 9:00 p.m., Tuesday through Friday from 2:00 – 2:45 show closing video, and an additional 5 hours per week editing closing video.
  • Must be punctual, reliable, creative, honest, and willing to have fun.
  • Must be a TCOM major or minor, have advanced skills in multimedia software and video editing, and have access to TCOM video lab to use video camera and editing material.

  • $7.25 per hour.
  • Free lunch and dinner Monday through Friday.
  • Optional housing provided in Residence Hall with other orientation leaders during summer position.
Applications can be picked up in Lucina Hall 151 or by emailing

Job available on Cardinal Career Link

Applications are due by 5pm on Friday, February 12th.
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Active Minds: National Day Without Stigma

Contributed by: Jake Griffin
Published: Monday, 05 October 2015 2:30 PM

National Day Without Stigma is a program of Active Minds that falls during Mental Health Awareness Week (October 4-10, 2015).

Active Minds at Ball State University is spreading positive messages about mental health and how we all need to be a part of reducing the shame people feel in seeking help.

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Lunch With UPD

Contributed by: Michael Baker
Published: Tuesday, 15 September 2015 11:30 AM
Sign up for lunch with University Police Department Officers. Your meal is FREE! Learn more.

Class of 2019

Contributed by: Jake Griffin
Published: Sunday, 23 August 2015 1:30 PM

Dear Ball State University Freshmen,

If you’re like most of us, you may have already felt some level of stress before arriving at BSU. Adjusting to a new environment is difficult and should not be overlooked; many of us struggled to make friends, let go of our home life, and excel in our classes during freshman year or when we first arrived on campus


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