New once-monthly lecture series welcomes students and faculty to come together and explore a current topic of interest to the Honors College community. The first lecture of the series will be on Monday, January 30, at 4PM in AJ 175. All persons within the Ball State University community are welcome to attend and participate as Beth Dalton, Assistant Professor of English and valued Honors instructor, reads and discusses brief selections from her new short story collection, Women Traveling Alone. Prof. Dalton is a recent graduate of the Spalding University MFA program. She will also discuss her path toward obtaining a master of fine arts degree in creative writing. Students interested in pursuing an MFA are especially encouraged to attend.
Three Ball State graduate programs are ranked in the top 20 in the country in U.S. News & World Report's 2017 Best Online Programs.
Registration is now open for the 2017 Student Symposium. This event will take place on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, in the Student Center.
The Student Symposium is a free, on-campus academic conference exclusively for Ball State students. All students and majors are eligible to participate and may choose to present a poster of their work or take part in a moderated paper presentation. Participants may enter research projects or creative/design endeavors.
Due to the increased popularity of this event, the first 130 completed registrations for poster presentations and first 50 completed registrations for paper presentations will be accepted.
Registration is open January 9-30, 2017. Visit www.bsu.edu/studentsymposium for guidelines and registration form.
BSU 2017 Summer Field School in India - ANTH 450/550
The department of Anthropology will be offering an ethnographic field school in India in the summer of 2017. The course is titled "Ritual and Belief in India" and will be led by Dr. Robert Phillips.
The course will begin with a one-week study tour of west and north India including stops in Mumbai, Delhi, Jaipur, and Agra. In addition to getting acclimated to the Indian environment, we will also travel to a number of religious sites including a Hare Krishna temple in Mumbai, Jama Masjid (one of the largest mosques in India) in Delhi, Galtaji (Monkey Temple) in Jaipur, and the Taj Mahal in Agra.
Upon arrival in Hyderabad, students will settle in to the International Guest house located on 2,300 acres of jungle and home to hundreds of species of flowers, birds, reptiles, and mammals. Mornings will be spent attending informal lectures focusing on ethnographic methods. Afternoons and evenings will be devoted to visits to various religious sites in and around Hyderabad in which students will put those methods into practice. We will also take two excursions from Hyderabad - one to Nagarjunakonda (a 4th century Buddhist site) and Srisailam (a Hindu pilgrimage site and nature preserve).
Tentative dates: July 23-August 13, 2017
Cost: ~$3884 (in state undergraduate) - includes roundtrip airfare (Indianapolis - Mumbai), one-week study tour (housing, travel, meals), room and board at the University of Hyderabad, three credits of tuition, and fees. (Passport and visa are extra).
For additional information, please contact Dr. Phillips email@example.com
Indiana Campus Compact presents:Best Practices in Measuring Students' Civic Learning and DevelopmentFebruary 3, 2017, 9:00 am - 4:00 pmIndianapolis (specific location TBD)Registration for ICC partners: $125 REGISTER HERE
In this day-long workshop in Indianapolis, participants will be introduced to measurement tools for assessing student civic learning and development and will apply them to three diverse student artifacts:
The workshop includes facilitated activities and individual planning time.
Questions? Contact Anne Weiss at 317-274-6500 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call for Proposals: 2017 Midwest Campus Compact Conference“Doing Democracy: Asset-Based Engagement and Culture Change”June 6-7, 2017, Loyola University, Chicago, ILConference website
Proposals are due February 17. After peer review, sessions will be selected by March 17.
Read the presentation requirements.
Registration is now available for Indiana Campus Compact’s 7th Annual Service Engagement Summit:
Social Justice in Higher Education Through the Lens of Power, Privilege and the Coming Together of CommunitiesFebruary 27-28, 2017Marriott North | Indianapolis, INConference WebsiteConference Registration
Ball State's Office of Community Engagement (email@example.com) would love to know if you plan to attend!
Fall 2016 Provost Immersive Learning Grant Awards Announcement
Call for Spring 2017 Proposals
Submission System Goes Live: Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 5:00pmProposal Deadline: Monday, February 6, 2017 at 5:00 pm