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Save the Date! Canvas Open House

Contributed by: Cathy Cunningham
Published: Friday, 28 April 2017 8:00 AM
Save the Date! Canvas Open House
May 4th from 10am-2pm.
iLearn will be hosting an open house where you can drop in and get more information about Canvas, a proposed alternative to Blackboard, currently being piloted at Ball State University.
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Jacket Copy Creative applications closing soon!

Contributed by: Eva Snider
Published: Tuesday, 25 April 2017 10:00 AM
Dear #BallState students,

Applications for the Fall sections of Jacket Copy Creative will be closing at the end of finals week! Submit your application soon to get in on the ground floor of this exciting professional opportunity!

Are you interested in gaining valuable professional experience in marketing and communication? Want to create and execute marketing strategies in collaboration with other students for real clients? Need to build out your portfolio with lots of compelling materials? I have a fantastic immersive learning opportunity to tell you about!

Jacket Copy Creative is an immersive learning course in the English Department that handles a variety of marketing and communications tasks for the English Department and other organizations around campus. We do event promotion, marketing campaigns for campus clubs and organizations, graphic design and branding for campus clubs and organizations, social media management and blogging for the English Department, and much more! Past clients have included the Indiana Writing Project, the Digital Writing Studio, the Writers’ Community, the College of Sciences and Humanities, and the Honors College.

We are currently taking applications for the Fall semester. In Fall, Jacket Copy Creative will be divided into 2 sections.
  1. TR @ 3:30: this section will handle event promotion, marketing campaigns for clubs and organizations, and graphic design and branding.
  2. MWF @ Noon: this section will handle primarily writing tasks, including social media management, blogging, e-newsletter writing, and marketing copywriting.
You are invited to apply for either section or both sections.

Jacket Copy Creative is open to all students, regardless of major. Because Jacket Copy Creative is an immersive learning class, the credit you receive for it is flexible. I can work with you to ensure that the course can work for you within your program of study. If you have concerns about that, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

If you are interested in applying, please send an e-mail to me, Eva Grouling Snider, at esnider@bsu.edu. Your e-mail should include the following:
  1. Please indicate which section(s) of Jacket Copy Creative you are interested in taking.
  2. Why are you interested in Jacket Copy Creative?
  3. Please describe your skillset and experience with regards to marketing and communication, including why you think you would be a good fit for Jacket Copy Creative.
  4. If possible, please attach or include examples of professional marketing or communications work you have completed.
  5. Please provide the names and contact information of 2 professional references.
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May 1: Center for EMDD Student Showcase & Open House

Contributed by: Faith Kellermeyer
Published: Monday, 24 April 2017 9:00 AM
The Center for Emerging Media Design & Development invites you to attend a showcase and open house featuring the work of our first graduating cohort on May 1, 2017 from 10 am - 6 pm in AJ 390. Come and go as you please. Hors d'oeuvres will be served.
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Storytelling: The Must-Have Career Skill

Contributed by: Cathy Day
Published: Sunday, 23 April 2017 8:00 PM
We live in such a noisy world, so many voices trying to get our attention.

But who captures our attention?

That’s easy: whoever tells the best story.

Storytelling is the new must-have skill in business, advertising, marketing, and public relations. Even Forbes agrees.


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BSU Summer Concert Band

Contributed by: Janelle Cunningham
Published: Friday, 21 April 2017 2:00 PM

It is not to late to participate in the BSU Summer Concert Band. This is a fun and rewarding experience that has continued to grow for the past few summers.

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PFW courses available for summer sessions

Contributed by: Ashley Green
Published: Wednesday, 19 April 2017 4:30 PM
Still Working Out Your Summer Schedule? Think PFW…

Are you wanting a summer workout AND needing your Physical Fitness and Wellness (PFW) requirement? Even if you’re just looking to satisfy your PFW requirement and are on campus during Summer I or Summer II, PFW has a variety of offerings that could fit your schedule, fulfilling your graduation requirement in just 5 weeks! Why delay when you can register today!

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Spring Semester Online Evaluations Now Available

Contributed by: Gail L Werner
Published: Wednesday, 19 April 2017 7:55 AM
Online course evaluations for the spring semester are now available. We strongly urge you to take advantage of this opportunity to provide feedback on your classes before the evaluations close at midnight Friday, May 5. Learn more.

Celebratory Reception for Dr. Charlene Alexander

Contributed by: Angie Zahner
Published: Monday, 17 April 2017 2:00 PM
Please join us in celebration of Dr. Charlene Alexander, Associate Provost for Diversity and Interim Associate Vice President for Community Engagement for her years of service to the university.  Learn more.

Connecting Campuses with Communities

Contributed by: Erin Moore
Published: Tuesday, 04 April 2017 9:00 AM
9th Annual Connecting Campuses with Communities Conference
IUPUI Campus Center, Indianapolis
May 15-19, 2017
Co-sponsored by Indiana Campus Compact and the IUPUI Center for Service and Learning
REGISTRATION OPEN through May 1, 2017

Connecting Campuses with Communities is a week-long conference that engages participants in a mixture of learning opportunities from plenary sessions with leaders in the fields of service-learning and community engagement, to interactions with other engaged scholars in learning communities.
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Take an English immersive learning course this Fall!

Contributed by: Eva Snider
Published: Monday, 03 April 2017 11:00 AM
Are you interested in gaining valuable experience in publishing, editing, design, marketing, or professional writing? If you answered yes, an English department immersive learning course might be right for you! In Fall 2017, we are offering three different immersive learning courses. All our immersive learning courses are by application only, and you may be able to receive credit in your major/minor on a case-by-case basis.
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Apply now for marketing and communication immersive learning class Jacket Copy Creative!

Contributed by: Eva Snider
Published: Thursday, 23 March 2017 1:00 PM
#BallState students: Are you interested in gaining valuable professional experience in marketing and communication? Want to create and execute marketing strategies in collaboration with other students for real clients? Need to build out your portfolio with lots of compelling materials? We have a fantastic immersive learning opportunity to tell you about!

Jacket Copy Creative is an immersive learning course in the English Department that handles a variety of marketing and communications tasks for the English Department and other organizations around campus. We do event promotion, marketing campaigns for campus clubs and organizations, graphic design and branding for campus clubs and organizations, social media management and blogging for the English Department, and much more! Past clients have included the Indiana Writing Project, the Digital Writing Studio, the Writers’ Community, the College of Sciences and Humanities, and the Honors College.

We are currently taking applications for both Summer 1 and Fall semesters. In Fall, Jacket Copy Creative will be divided into 2 sections. The first will handle event promotion, marketing campaigns for clubs and organizations, and graphic design and branding. The second will handle primarily writing tasks, including social media management, blogging, e-newsletter writing, and marketing copywriting. You are invited to apply for either section or both sections.

Learn more.

Diversity Research Symposium Networking Sessions and Call for Proposals

Contributed by: Linh Littleford
Published: Monday, 13 March 2017 10:00 AM
Register now to attend networking sessions at the 9th Annual Diversity Research Symposium (DRS, September 22nd and September 23rd, 2017 at Ball State University) to explore collaborative research and other opportunities. Available networking sessions:
• Community organizers and researchers
• Community organizers and students
• Researchers and students
• Graduate programs and students

Registration for the networking sessions is free. Due to limited seating, registration is required.

You are also invited to submit a proposal to present your diversity-related project at the. Proposals can be submitted between April 1 and June 1, 2017. We are seeking proposals that focus on creating brave spaces for inclusion, equity, and justice. Angela Davis (feminist & writer) will present the keynote address: "Institutional racism in the penal and criminal justice system." At the last DRS hosted by Ball State University, participants represented 81 academic sub-disciplines, 21 institutions & organizations, and 13 states.

For more information, to submit proposals, and/or to register for the networking sessions, visit http://www.diversitysymposium.org

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Virginia Ball Center for Creative Inquiry Announces 2017-2018 Fellows

Contributed by: Laura Huffman
Published: Friday, 10 March 2017 12:00 PM
VIRGINIA BALL CENTER FOR CREATIVE INQUIRY ANNOUNCES NEW FELLOWS

The Virginia Ball Center for Creative Inquiry is pleased to announce the four fellows for the 2017-2018 academic year:

Fall 2017: "American Women in Film Sound" - Vanessa Ament, Telecommunications
Fall 2017: "Fine Focus: Catalyzing STEM Opportunities for Minority Undergraduates" - John Mckillip, Biology

Spring 2018: "Muslims in Muncie" - Elizabeth Agnew, Philosophy and Religious Studies
Spring 2018: "Beneficence Records: Records for a Reason" - Daniel Porter, School of Music
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Celebrate and workshop creative writing at the Writers' Community!

Contributed by: Eva Snider
Published: Thursday, 16 February 2017 3:00 PM
Calling all creative writers! Real life can be overwhelming and sometimes we need a break. For anyone who enjoys community and creative writing, there is the Ball State Writers' Community. Join us on every Monday at 8:00 PM in RB 295 to share your current work, listen to others share their work, give feedback, and receive feedback. Come to one of our meetings to escape reality for an hour by getting the creative juices flowing with a writing prompt, and sharing ideas with people who are just as passionate about creative writing as you are! Learn more.

Faculty Breakfast Club starts Jan 27

Contributed by: Jackie Grutsch McKinney
Published: Friday, 20 January 2017 5:30 AM
Once again the Writing Center will host writing time for faculty on Friday mornings in the Writing Center from 7:30-9:30 AM. This is a time when the Writing Center is closed to students, but open for faculty to come and get some writing done. If you are trying to make more room in your schedule for writing or would like to get out of your department for your writing time, consider joining us (in Robert Bell 295). The sound level and space available is similar to a coffee shop--there's some ambient noise and sometimes we share tables. However, this isn't a social hour or a writing group: we come and write.

We call this the "Faculty Breakfast Club" in allusion to the 1980s movie about being in early morning detention--you've got to show up and do your writing time. We don't, unfortunately, provide breakfast.

You don't need to sign up to attend, but if you're interested in attending and would like to be on the email list for reminders, let us know (writing@bsu.edu). We'll start on January 27th.


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