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Ethnography Working Group

Contributed by: James Nyce
Published: Tuesday, 16 April 2019 6:00 AM
A number of BSU faculty have an interest in ethnography. Given that we
are in different colleges, departments and disciplines, establishing a
university-wide ethnography working group has been a reasonable idea.
The working group has become a venue to share ideas, exchange literature
and present ongoing ethnographic research. The working group has also
become a forum to discuss the role ethnography and qualitative research
can play in immersive instruction.

The working group has met on and off for the last twelve years. The next meeting

Wednesday, May 1st, 2019
301 Room: Schwartz Learning Pod Room Bracken Library
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

James M. Nyce, PhD
Professor Emeritus Anthropology
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Diversity This Week, April 15-April 21, 2019

Contributed by: Lisa Love
Published: Monday, 15 April 2019 8:30 AM

Check out the complete issue of Diversity This Week Here

Highlights include:

This Week in Diversity Now…

Active Minds will be hosting a “Stress Less” event April 23rd from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. in Park Hall's MPR. Come play with puppies.

…& looking back

The first American School for the deaf was established in Hartford, Ct on April 15, 1817. Read more here.

Check out *New* Resources…

Explore this link to learn why it is important to identify your own strengths and then encourage your friends to do so as well.

Contact the Office of Inclusive Excellence
Phone 765-285-5316
Teachers College 409

Facebook BallStateOID
Twitter @BallStateOID

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ASL Approved to Satisfy the Modern Language Requirement and New Minors

Contributed by: Amy Chamberlain
Published: Wednesday, 10 April 2019 4:00 PM
American Sign Language (ASL) was recently approved to satisfy the Bachelor of Arts (BA) Modern Language requirement. BA students may select ASL starting Fall 2019. Additionally, the Department of Special Education will offer a new American Sign Language minor and a revised minor in Deaf Studies. Learn more.

AAUW Work Smart Online

Contributed by: Lisa Love
Published: Wednesday, 13 March 2019 8:30 AM

Now You Can Work Smarter

By this point, you’ve likely heard about Work Smart Online, the American Association of University Women offers a free, one-hour training that helps women negotiate for higher pay and become better communicators. Now, the tool is even easier to use. We’ve improved it so you can navigate directly to the topics that interest you — whether that’s pay gap facts or negotiating tips — rather than being required to move through the course sequentially. Customize the learning experience to meet your needs!


The American Association of University Women (AAUW) advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.

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Aspire Competition Deadlines

Contributed by: Danielle Behrens
Published: Tuesday, 12 March 2019 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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Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities seeks proposals

Contributed by: Erin Moore
Published: Monday, 25 February 2019 9:30 AM

The Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities invites proposals for their 25th Annual Conference, All In: The Urban Mission, October 21–23, 2019 in Philadelphia, PA. CUMU invites presenters to reflect broadly on how the urban mission can be fully integrated into operations, structure, partnerships, and academic objectives. Submissions are due April 24, 2019.

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Contributed by: Laura Huffman
Published: Thursday, 14 February 2019 2:00 PM
The Virginia B. Ball Center for Creative Inquiry is pleased to announce the new fellowships for the 2019-2020 academic year!
Read about their upcoming seminars, and contact the Fellows below to apply to be a part of the projects:
  • Fall 2019: Jill Christman, English - "Rape Culture in the Age of #MeToo"
  • Fall 2019: Laura Romano, English - "Makerspaces: Opportunities for Cultural Identity in Post-Industrial Cities"
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Rare Book Exhibit at the E.B. and Bertha C. Ball Center

Contributed by: Diane Watters
Published: Thursday, 14 February 2019 9:00 AM
The E.B. and Bertha C. Ball Center is pleased to host another Remnant Trust book exhibit. The center plans to host a different themed exhibit each fall and spring. This semester’s theme is “Men, Monsters and Martians,” and includes books such as Odyssey by Homer, Faust: A Dramatic Poem by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, and The Book of the Dead: The Papyrus of Ani by E. A. Wallis Budge to name a few. For more information visit the Web site. The exhibit is open to the public by appointment. Learn more.