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Faculty Fellowships: Digital Scholarship Lab

Contributed by: James Connolly
Published: Thursday, 12 January 2017 4:30 PM
Faculty and professional personnel are invited to apply for a Faculty Fellowship from Ball State University’s Digital Scholarship Lab (DSL). Learn more.

Nominations Open for Immersive Learning Faculty Awards

Contributed by: Robbie Mehling
Published: Wednesday, 11 January 2017 10:00 AM
Nominations are now open for the 2017 Immersive Learning Faculty Awards!
The deadline for submission is February 10, 2017.

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Join President Terry King for the New Faculty Academy Showcase and Reception on Jan. 18

Contributed by: Gail L Werner
Published: Wednesday, 11 January 2017 8:00 AM
President Terry King invites the campus community to a showcase and reception for the New Faculty Academy, an event celebrating the accomplishments of the 2016-17 Alpha faculty class, to be held from 4-6 p.m. January 18 in the Alumni Center’s Assembly Hall. To attend, RSVP to the Office of the President at 765-285-6555 or by January 13. Learn more.

Honors College Launches New Lecture Series

Contributed by: Coralee Young
Published: Tuesday, 10 January 2017 5:00 PM

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.

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Ball State online graduate programs ranked in the top 20

Contributed by: Nancy Prater
Published: Tuesday, 10 January 2017 3:00 PM

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.

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Student Symposium Registration Now Open

Contributed by: Jessie Roark
Published: Monday, 09 January 2017 3:00 PM

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 for guidelines and registration form.

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College Students and Work-Life Issues - Research Participants Needed!

Contributed by: Aly Sander
Published: Monday, 09 January 2017 2:30 PM
Are you a busy college student? Do you feel like you are juggling several commitments at once?

We would like to invite you to participate in a research study that aims to understand the “college student experience” and how it pertains to work-life balance issues. To participate in this study, you must be 18 years of age or older and currently enrolled either part or full-time in undergraduate courses.
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BSU 2017 Summer Field School in India

Contributed by: Robert Phillips
Published: Wednesday, 14 December 2016 3:00 PM

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

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Measuring Civic Learning and Development

Contributed by: Erin Moore
Published: Wednesday, 14 December 2016 9:00 AM

Indiana Campus Compact presents:
Best Practices in Measuring Students' Civic Learning and Development
February 3, 2017, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Indianapolis (specific location TBD)
Registration for ICC partners: $125

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:

  • Essay/narrative
  • Digital story
  • ePortfolio

The workshop includes facilitated activities and individual planning time.

Questions? Contact Anne Weiss at 317-274-6500 or

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CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Community-based learning and research

Contributed by: Erin Moore
Published: Friday, 09 December 2016 9:00 AM

Call for Proposals: 2017 Midwest Campus Compact Conference
“Doing Democracy: Asset-Based Engagement and Culture Change”
June 6-7, 2017, Loyola University, Chicago, IL
Conference website

Proposals are due February 17. After peer review, sessions will be selected by March 17.

Read the presentation requirements.

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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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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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