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World Conference on Transformative Education Call for Proposals

Contributed by: Cresta Hancock
Published: Tuesday, 06 December 2016 1:00 PM

World Conference on Transformative Education
"Rethinking Curriculum, Pedagogy and Research in Africa"
July 13 - 15, 2017 University of Buea, Cameroon

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Research Week Survey - Open to All

Contributed by: Jessie Roark
Published: Tuesday, 06 December 2016 11:30 AM
Sponsored Projects Administration is conducting a survey regarding Research Week 2016. All are asked to participate in this survey, no matter if they attended or not. The survey will remain active through 5pm on Monday, December 12.

Survey Link:

Thank You.
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Social Justice in Higher Education - Summit in Indianapolis

Contributed by: Erin Moore
Published: Tuesday, 06 December 2016 9:00 AM

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 Communities
February 27-28, 2017
Marriott North | Indianapolis, IN
Conference Website
Conference Registration

Ball State's Office of Community Engagement ( would love to know if you plan to attend!

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Call for Proposals - Spring 2017 Provost IL Grant

Contributed by: Robbie Mehling
Published: Wednesday, 30 November 2016 10:00 AM

Fall 2016 Provost Immersive Learning Grant Awards Announcement

Call for Spring 2017 Proposals

Submission System Goes Live: Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 5:00pm
Proposal Deadline: Monday, February 6, 2017 at 5:00 pm

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ATTENTION: Teacher Education Candidates!

Contributed by: Jon Clausen
Published: Monday, 28 November 2016 5:00 PM


Spring semester is right around the corner. Why not spring into some educational technology courses? Learn about new and emerging technologies, how technology is affecting the instructional contexts of schools, and visual and digital literacies.

Educational Technology is offering two awesome on campus courses that will spice up your spring schedule EDTE 350, and EDTE 470, offer fun and creative opportunities for students to learn about technology, its integration within your instructional practice, and how it is changing schools.

Also consider adding the Computer Education License addition to your program. This 15 credit hour license can easily be added to your primary license and qualifies you to teach computer education courses. BOTH EdTe 350 and EdTe 470 are required courses for the License addition.

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Educational Technology Opportunities for Education Candidates

Contributed by: Jon Clausen
Published: Monday, 28 November 2016 4:30 PM

Educational Technology Opportunities for Education Candidates

Did you know that 67% of the school districts in Indiana have initiated One Device To One Student (1:1) for at least some grade levels within their districts? 

Did you know that of those districts that have gone 1:1, 33% expect teachers to be using digital content, and that 27% expect teachers to create or curate digital content for the courses they teach?

School districts around Indiana and the country are seeking teachers who can embed technology within their instructional practices and can enter the workforce ready to provide leadership in effective technology integration. 

Are you ready to accept these realities of teaching and looking for a teaching position in today’s job market?

The Educational Technology Program offers TWO excellent programs that will increase your knowledge, skills, and marketability! The Computer Education License addition and/or the Educational Technology Minor could be for you!!!

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Submit your work on monsters to the Digital Literature Review now!

Contributed by: Eva Snider
Published: Wednesday, 16 November 2016 1:00 PM
Literature abounds with monsters, from the dragons that plague medieval towns to the vampires that rise from nineteenth-century graves to the aliens, cyborgs, and zombies that serve as the basis of our contemporary nightmares. The prevalence of these creatures prompts literary critics to ask why they haunt us. What can we learn from a closer examination of these fictional monsters?

That’s where you come in! The Digital Literature Review is an academic journal edited, produced, and published by undergraduate students partnered with the English Department at Ball State University, and we are looking for submissions from undergraduate students for our fourth issue, titled “Monsters.” Submissions should focus on topics such as literary monsters, monsters from international folk and fairy lore, or monsters from films, video games, or television shows. We welcome original, engaging, scholarly submissions that explore and examine literary and filmic representations of monsters from a wide range of academic disciplines, including criminal justice, philosophy, anthropology, and literary studies.

Interested? Take a look at our website for details on your art and written submissions!

Follow us on social media! Check out our Facebook (@BSUDLR), Twitter (@BSUDLR) and blog (!
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2016-17 Creative Teaching Grant Call for Appllications

Contributed by: Kathleen Jacobi
Published: Wednesday, 16 November 2016 9:30 AM
The Office of Educational Excellence is now accepting applications for the 2016-17 Creative Teaching Grant. Proposal deadline is THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.
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Gift Cards: Research Study

Contributed by: Tacianna Indovina
Published: Friday, 11 November 2016 12:30 PM

My name is Tacianna Indovina and I am a third year doctoral candidate in the Department of Counseling Psychology and Guidance Services. I am conducting a study about the factors involved in college couples’ intentions to seek couples therapy in college. This study will consist of questions about your attitudes towards couple’s therapy amongst college student couples. It should take about 15 minutes to complete.

Please consider participating in this study at the link below if you are
1) an undergraduate or graduate student at Ball State University ages of 18 and over and
2) in a committed relationship for at least three months with a partner who also attends Ball State University.

If you are in a CPSY course, you can receive one hour of research credit for your participation. If you are not receiving credit, you can be entered to win one of two $50 gift cards!

For questions regarding the study, please do not hesitate to contact me at or Dr. Stefania Ægisdóttir, Faculty Advisor, at

Thank you,

Tacianna Indovina, M.A.
Doctoral Candidate
Counseling Psychology & Guidance Services
Ball State University

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ATTENTION: Teacher Education Candidates!!! Immersive Learning Opportunity for Spring semester 2017!!!

Contributed by: Jon Clausen
Published: Friday, 04 November 2016 2:00 PM

The Professional Develop, Differentiated, and Digitized (PD3) Immersive Learning project will focus on assisting Muncie Community Schools in the adoption of a new Learning Management System (LMS) and work closely with teachers to develop digital curriculum, assessments, and instructional materials.  

This 9 credit hour experience will comprise essential immersive learning elements of being located within the local community, having blocked time to explore content and to work with project partners, and having an integrated curriculum that de-compartmentalizes courses and content. The experience will include content from Educational Technology courses, and required education preparation courses EDPS 390/393: Learning and Assessment and EDFO 420: Social, Historical, and Philosophical Foundations of Education.  

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2017 Provost's Prize Applications Being Accepted through December 9

Contributed by: Coralee Young
Published: Friday, 04 November 2016 6:00 AM
Attention graduating seniors!

Applications for the Provost’s Prize will

be accepted starting today until 5 PM on Friday, December 9.


Provost’s Prize is awarded to an outstanding graduating senior who has displayed

academic excellence and has supplemented their education through the

participation in fellowships, internships, creative

projects, and other

activities outside the classroom.

The prize is a $1,000 award, presented

by the Provost and Student Honors Council at the annual senior recognition

banquet in April. The recipient’s name will be inscribed on a plaque permanently

hanging in the Ball Honors House.

To qualify for the Provost’s Prize,

applicants must:

*Be a senior graduating in May 2017

*Have a GPA of 3.5 or


*Submit a résumé and unofficial transcript

*Submit two (2) letters

of recommendation

*Write a personal statement of approximately 500


describing achievements and aspirations.

Submit your completed

application (a résumé, unofficial transcript, two letters of recommendation, and


personal statement) to the front desk of the Honors College or through the



The Provost’s Prize Award

c/o Coralee Young

The Honors


Ball Honors House, BA 104

Ball State University

Muncie, IN


A committee of Associate Deans or a designated representative from

each academic college will recommend a recipient to the Provost’s Office by

March 15 and all applicants will be notified after that


For more

information on the Provost’s Prize,



Jamie Brimbury, Student Honors Council Director of Awards, at

with further questions.

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BED 616 - Research Methods - Spring 2017

Contributed by: Allen Truell
Published: Monday, 31 October 2016 6:00 AM
BED 616 - Research Methods

BED 616 - Research Methods will be offered online during the spring 2017 semester. The course covers the concepts and methodology used in content area research; introduction to research design, methodology, research limitations, and proposal preparation; analysis of completed research in the content area; determination of needed content-area research at the secondary and postsecondary levels.

For more information about this course, please e-mail
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Apply now for immersive learning opportunity Jacket Copy Creative!

Contributed by: Eva Snider
Published: Thursday, 27 October 2016 10:00 AM
Applications are now open for immersive learning opportunity Jacket Copy Creative! If you haven't heard about Jacket Copy Creative, we are a creative marketing agency housed in the English Department. We handle advertising, marketing, promotions, and public relations for the English Department, as well as community clients like Whitely Community Council and the Indiana Writing Project. Services we offer our clients include event promotion, graphic design, branding and identity development, social media management, web development, blogging, copywriting, and much more. In particular, we are looking for students who meet at least one of our three major needs: effective graphic designers, strong writers, and thoughtful social media managers.

If you're interested, you can apply here. Spots are very limited and fiercely competitive, though, so make sure you get your application done ASAP! You can also direct any questions to the instructor of the course, Eva Grouling Snider, at
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