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Share Your Thoughts on Student Success

Contributed by: Melissa Kraman
Published: Tuesday, 13 November 2018 3:00 PM
Share Your Thoughts on Student Success by completing a survey. Learn more.

The Entrepreneurial Experience

Contributed by: Krystal Geyer
Published: Monday, 12 November 2018 3:30 PM
Please join us for the penultimate guest lecturer in The Entrepreneurial Experience. This Thursday, November 15, we host Jeb Banner, CEO and co-founder of Boardable. Jeb was previously the CEO of SmallBox, founder of Musical Family Tree, and co-founder and chair of the Speak Easy in Indianapolis. Jeb will share his views on the importance of social entrepreneurship and tell his story of founding several nonprofits. Lectures are free and open to the public and occur from 11:00-12:15 in Robert Bell room 125. See you there! Learn more.

Diversity This Week, Nov 12-18, 2018

Contributed by: Lisa Love
Published: Monday, 12 November 2018 8:30 AM

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

Now more than ever we invite you to “Live Beneficence”. We know as a community we are “Better Together”. Find out why we hope you will join the United Way campaign here, here and here and here.

View the complete Diversity This Week Here

This Week in Diversity Now…

“Who Works for the City? The Racialized Burden of Volunteering in Detroit, Michigan.”
Monday, November 12, at 4PM in AJ 175 for a discussion with the Honors College’s newest faculty member, Dr. Jackson Bartlett.

Hear our stories: Alliance for Marginalized Educators
Tuesday, Nov. 13, 5:15-6:00 PM
Letterman Building, Room 108
Come listen and hear. Come share your own story. Email Dr. Darolyn “Lyn” Jones with any questions at

Race and Ethnic Relations Fall Showcase
Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 4:30 - 6:30 PM
2nd floor Ballroom (SC 201)
L. A. Pittenger Student Center
Sociology students will present their research on their selected topics on Race and Ethnic Relations in America.

Common Ground
Friday, Nov. 16, 8:00-9:00 AM
Join us for a cup of coffee and a thoughtful conversation with colleagues from all units on campus today at 4 pm. Meet someone new, share your story, and learn more about the amazing people who make up our community. Ball State's strength comes from hundreds of individuals working together toward a common ground. R.S.V.P.s appreciated but not required. Email

Expand your horizons…
November 12, The Birth of Baha’u’llah, the founder of the Baha’i religion. This holiday commemorates the birth of Bahá'u'lláh in 1817. Take a moment to listen to the Bahá’í House of Worship Choral Music Festival 2018 using this link.

World Kindness Day is November 13, 2018. A global 24-hour celebration dedicated to paying-it-forward and focusing on the good. Find 10 ideas for kindness you can try today using this link.

Find resources for Inclusive Hiring through the OID website, using this link.

Live-Beneficence…I see the Beneficence in you
Beneficence is not passive. It is by definition, action taken to benefit others. To “Live Beneficence” is a call to action. Join us.

Beneficence challenge – When you show kindness to others, you’ll be a happier person as a result. Read the 7 Ways To Start Making Kindness The Norm In Your Daily Life.

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 1945

November 15, 1945, Harry Tyson Moore initiated a massive voter registration drive resulting in thousands being eligible to vote in Florida, forming the Progressive Voters’ League. Moore began the first NAACP branch in Brevard County, Florida. Learn more, watch Freedom Never Dies - The Legacy of Harry T. Moore

Ball State University African American Alumni Oral History led by Michael Doyle, Associate Professor and Director, Public History Program and the Oral History Workshop.
Listen to the Oral History ofLinda Wilson Ball State University, class of 1972, Masters of Educational Psychology, 1974.

An opportunity to showcase faculty publications 2017-18
Sharon Paulson
Professor of Psychology, Educational Psychology

Keeping Diversity, Equity and Inclusion as a forethought…not an afterthought

Everyone deserves the respect of being referred to in a way that aligns with how they see themselves. Pronouns Matter, Learn more here.

National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity

What’s Holding You Back?
Learn how to make targeted adjustments to align your efforts. Read more here.

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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Twitter @BallStateOID

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Spring into EdTec

Contributed by: Jon Clausen
Published: Tuesday, 06 November 2018 1:00 PM

Available for Spring 2019 EdTec Courses!!!

Spring semester is right around the corner. Why not spring into some educational technology courses!

Learn how to effectively integrate technology within your instructional practices. Explore how new and emerging technologies can impact learning and teaching.  Examine how technology is affecting the instructional contexts of schools.  Do all of these through the Educational Technology course offerings for the Spring 2019 semester!

The Educational Technology program is offering two awesome courses that will spice up your spring schedule! EDTE 355 and EDTE 470 offer fun and creative opportunities for students to learn about technology, its integration within instructional practices, and how it is changing schools.

Courses open to ALL BSU Students


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Aspire Competition Deadlines

Contributed by: Danielle Behrens
Published: Friday, 02 November 2018 11:00 AM


Working on a thesis, dissertation or senior project? Planning to present at a conference or exhibition?

Then look to the ASPiRE Internal Grants Program as a funding resource!

The University Research and Creative Arts Committees would like to encourage students to consider applying for an ASPiRE Graduate or Undergraduate student grant. Funds can be utilized to assist in project costs such as travel or supplies. Please note: All student projects require the support of a faculty mentor or advisor.

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Contributed by: Adam Lueke
Published: Thursday, 18 October 2018 12:30 PM
We are looking for participants to complete our short survey. The survey is short, simple, and all questions ask about different aspects of your personality and attitudes. Continue reading if you are interested! Learn more.