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Updates to WebEx

Contributed by: Stuart Sipahigil
Published: Wednesday, 22 January 2020 10:30 AM
Information Technology now offers a single WebEx Meetings site for all faculty, staff, and students at A WebEx account allows you to collaborate remotely with up to 50 Ball State and/or non-Ball State participants via audio, video, and screen sharing, reducing the need for in-person meetings.

In addition to the meetings site, WebEx Teams is now available for all faculty, staff, and students at A WebEx Teams account allows you to collaborate with numerous individuals in a workspace that is always available. The workspace gives you the ability to message, share files, and create or edit whiteboards.
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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 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.


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 Applied Technologies AT101

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Notice - Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities

Contributed by: Mike Gillilan
Published: Friday, 17 January 2020 4:30 PM
The Ball State Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities (Code) is published on-line at The Code provides extensive information about the rights of students as members of the Ball State community as well as expectations for their behavior and the procedures used to address behavior that falls short of expectations. This notice is provided by the Office of Student Conduct Learn more.

Spring 2020 Commencement: College Ceremonies

Contributed by: Melissa Kraman
Published: Friday, 17 January 2020 10:00 AM
Spring 2020 Commencement will be Saturday, May 2. The day begins with a main ceremony at 10 a.m. to celebrate all graduates. Individual college ceremonies will follow. Learn more.

Make Connections: Become a CLASS Mentor

Contributed by: Abby Haworth
Published: Wednesday, 15 January 2020 7:30 PM
Please consider applying, to serve as a C.L.A.S.S. Mentor, between now and February 7, 2020.
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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.
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CHANGES to Policy Regarding Unaccompanied Minors procedure

Contributed by: Stephanie Shockey
Published: Monday, 13 January 2020 11:00 AM
Service Now is the new registration tool for the Policy Regarding Unaccompanied Minors.

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Registration OPEN: Beneficence Leadership Conference

Contributed by: Abby Haworth
Published: Tuesday, 10 December 2019 3:30 PM
Registration is now open for the third annual Beneficence Leadership Conference! Learn more.