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Diversity This Week

Contributed by: Lisa Love
Published: Monday, 21 May 2018 12:00 PM
Diversity this Week
A message from the Associate Vice President for Diversity
Doing the work of creating an inclusive culture here at Ball State University

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This Week in Diversity Now…
Sign up for the Friendship Family. The Rinker Center partners a Ball State international student with a local family or individual to share experiences and build relationships. Find out more at

Expand your horizons… May 21st is the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development.This day was created to deepen our understanding of the values of cultural diversity.

Live-Beneficence…I see the Beneficence in you
Beneficence challenge: Learn how to Avoid Stereotypes While Communicating. Show respect and appreciation for other cultures
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. This week in Diversity in 1961
On May 20, 1961, Freedom Riders were attacked by mobs in Montgomery Alabama. The groups of white and African American civil rights activists participated in Freedom Rides, bus trips through the American South in 1961 to protest segregated bus terminals.

Featured Diversity Scholarship
An opportunity to showcase faculty publications 2017-18

National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity
Academic Life: What's Mindfulness and Compassion Got To Do With It?
  • Integrate mindfulness, compassion, and self-compassion as a cycle of self-kindness to sustain academic life
  • Develop a self-compassionate narrative when all else “fails” in academic life
Can't view the resource? Be sure to register. Ball State University faculty and graduate students can register at

Contact the Office of Institutional Diversity Phone 765-285-5316 Email
Teachers College 409
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Angels for Life - Ball State University Blood Drive

Contributed by: Cathy Cunningham
Published: Friday, 18 May 2018 3:00 PM
The hospital in Santa Fe asked us for help and we immediately responded with a shipment of blood and platelets. Learn more.

Ball State to be honored at Engaged Scholarship conference

Contributed by: Erin Moore
Published: Wednesday, 16 May 2018 9:30 AM

Ball State University will be honored with the inaugural Excellence in Faculty Engagement Award at the 2018 Engagement Scholarship Consortium (ESC) Conference, Transforming Higher Education through Engaged Scholarship, October 2-3, 2018 at the Minneapolis Marriott City Center, Minnesota. The award specifically recognizes the Department of Elementary Education’s “Schools with the Context of Community” program for its exemplary contributions to scholarship and the practice of engaged scholarship.

Early registration is now available; special pricing includes an ESC member rate and a group discount for those attending with five or more colleagues from one institution.

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Give Your Gift of HOPE at the Angels for Life Blood Drive May 24th!

Contributed by: Cathy Cunningham
Published: Friday, 11 May 2018 9:00 AM
Hospital patients depend on volunteer blood donors to help them continue their fight! Boost the Supply for Memorial Day Weekend!! If you aren't able to give, ask a friend to give for you! It will make you both feel good and will save three lives. Learn more.

Indiana Campus Compact Opportunities

Contributed by: Erin Moore
Published: Thursday, 03 May 2018 9:30 AM

Registration is now open for the 2018 Pen to Paper Writing Retreat, offered by Indiana Campus Compact in partnership with University of Washington Bothell and Seattle and Washington Campus Compact. The retreat will take place August 26-28 at the Dumas Bay Centre just outside Seattle, Washington.

In addition, Indiana Campus Compact has announced the call for proposals for its 9th Annual Service Engagement Summit: Talking. Listening. Transforming. The summit will take place February 25-26, 2019 in Indianapolis.

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EDSE 150 Basic Concepts of Secondary Education Online Summer 2018

Contributed by: Cresta Hancock
Published: Wednesday, 07 February 2018 5:00 PM

EDSE 150- Basic Concepts of Secondary Education
Designed to help students make valid decisions about preparing for and functioning in teaching careers. Professionalism, job requirements, employment opportunities, secondary school curricula, and the role of secondary education within the entire educational process are discussed.

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