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2019 Lab Seminar Series | Friday @ 4PM

Contributed by: Chay Reigle
Published: Monday, 21 January 2019 8:00 AM
The series will kick off on Friday with a presentation by Ethan Pickerill, a current graduate research assistant in the department of biology. Learn more.

Four Opportunities for Community-Engaged Faculty

Contributed by: Erin Moore
Published: Wednesday, 16 January 2019 9:00 AM

In January and February, there are four opportunities for community-engaged faculty to connect with colleagues and gain recognition for their work.

The Indiana Commission for Higher Education (ICHE) is accepting applications for the inaugural 2019 Gerald Bepko Faculty Community Engagement Grant Award.

ICHE is hosting their 2019 Faculty Leadership Conference on February 8, 2019.

The Indiana Campus Compact Service Engagement Summit will be held February 25-26, 2019.

The Engagement Scholarship Consortium seeks proposals for its 2019 conference to be held October 8-9., 2019.

Learn more.

RSVP Now For Tunnel of Oppression

Contributed by: Chris Wilkey
Published: Tuesday, 15 January 2019 5:30 PM
Housing and Residence life is partnering with the Multi-Cultural Center and Student Life to facilitate the Tunnel of Oppression during Unity Week on Thursday January 24th at 6pm in the Student Center Ball Room.

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Digital Scholarship Lab: Digital Feed (Fellowships)

Contributed by: James Connolly
Published: Tuesday, 15 January 2019 4:00 PM

The Ball State University Digital Scholarship Lab invites you to its first Digital Feed of the semester! The lunch and talk are co-sponsored by the Sponsored Projects Administration and they will also serve as part of this year’s SPA Colloquia Series. The event will take place in the Schwartz Complex, Bracken Library, on Wednesday, January 23rd, at noon. During the lunch, Jim Connolly, George and Frances Ball Distinguished Professor of History and Co-Director of the Digital Scholarship Lab will offer a short presentation on the Digital Scholarship Lab’s Fellows program.

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Join the fun! World Anthropology Day and Open House: 2/21/2019 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at BSU!

Contributed by: Caroline Heston
Published: Tuesday, 15 January 2019 3:00 PM
In celebration of student engagement, community involvement, and World Anthropology Day, The Applied Anthropology Laboratories and Department of Anthropology host a free event for students, faculty, staff, and community members.

February 21st, 2019
3 p.m.-5 p.m.
Burkhardt Building, Room 314

For more information check out the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2742412785984937/

Questions: Contact Caroline Heston (cmklein@bsu.edu)

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Make a game at Global Game Jam, January 25-27

Contributed by: Kim Bechdolt
Published: Tuesday, 15 January 2019 3:00 PM

Ever wanted to make your own game? Come join us for Global Game Jam 2019! Global Game Jam is the world's largest game jam. Creative people from around the world will be forming teams and making an original game in 48 hours.

Here's a short video introduction to Global Game Jam:

https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fyoutu.be%2FWQIyGvBAYp4&data=02%7C01%7Ckkbechdolt%40bsu.edu%7Cf351e15de70c4ac30af608d67af2fcdc%7C6fff909f07dc40da9e30fd7549c0f494%7C0%7C0%7C636831581370611488&sdata=XlpItCaumA22ktOn3GPL5H3QwMFEyTM5eiFZx4tIHOk%3D&reserved=0

The jam starts at 5PM on Friday, January 25, and goes until 5PM on Sunday, January 27. You do not have to stay for the whole 48 hours---good jammers get their sleep! We will get started with a pizza party on Friday and close with a celebration on Sunday.

Global Game Jam welcomes all kinds of game development. Many people make video games, but you can also make board games, card games, role-playing games, outdoor games---all games are welcome, no prior experience is required.

Register for free at

https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fglobalgamejam.org%2F2019%2Fjam-sites%2Fball-state-university&data=02%7C01%7Ckkbechdolt%40bsu.edu%7Cf351e15de70c4ac30af608d67af2fcdc%7C6fff909f07dc40da9e30fd7549c0f494%7C0%7C0%7C636831581370611488&sdata=aCD3xa6J5uXUTLBu%2Fldatlcc3Qmlwh5z8kzsRBWGyUs%3D&reserved=0

Thanks to our internal sponsors, the Computer Science Department and the Emerging Media Design and Development program.Ever wanted to make your own game? Come join us for Global Game Jam 2019! Global Game Jam is the world's largest game jam. Creative people from around the world will be forming teams and making an original game in 48 hours.

Here's a short video introduction to Global Game Jam:

https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fyoutu.be%2FWQIyGvBAYp4&data=02%7C01%7Ckkbechdolt%40bsu.edu%7Cf351e15de70c4ac30af608d67af2fcdc%7C6fff909f07dc40da9e30fd7549c0f494%7C0%7C0%7C636831581370611488&sdata=XlpItCaumA22ktOn3GPL5H3QwMFEyTM5eiFZx4tIHOk%3D&reserved=0

The jam starts at 5PM on Friday, January 25, and goes until 5PM on Sunday, January 27. You do not have to stay for the whole 48 hours---good jammers get their sleep! We will get started with a pizza party on Friday and close with a celebration on Sunday.

Global Game Jam welcomes all kinds of game development. Many people make video games, but you can also make board games, card games, role-playing games, outdoor games---all games are welcome, no prior experience is required.

Register for free at

https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fglobalgamejam.org%2F2019%2Fjam-sites%2Fball-state-university&data=02%7C01%7Ckkbechdolt%40bsu.edu%7Cf351e15de70c4ac30af608d67af2fcdc%7C6fff909f07dc40da9e30fd7549c0f494%7C0%7C0%7C636831581370611488&sdata=aCD3xa6J5uXUTLBu%2Fldatlcc3Qmlwh5z8kzsRBWGyUs%3D&reserved=0

Thanks to our internal sponsors, the Computer Science Department and the Emerging Media Design and Development program.

Learn more.

ASPiRE Faculty funding opportunities: ADVANCE & CREATE

Contributed by: Danielle Behrens
Published: Thursday, 10 January 2019 11:30 AM

Ball State’s ASPiRE Internal Grant Program is pleased to announce the continuation of the Advance and Create grant opportunities available for faculty Research and Creative Arts projects.

The Advance award will support proposal development through dedicated summer time, academic year release time, travel and/or supplies that will directly impact the development and submission of a competitive external grant proposal. Requested support can be in the form of summer stipend, summer graduate assistantship, supplemental assigned time, and/or supplies, expenses, equipment, and travel (SEET), up to $15,000.

The CREATE program aims to encourage the artistic and creative endeavors of faculty. The program hopes to support the creation and presentation of works of those in the fields of Art, Dance, Design, Folk, Literature, Non-Fiction and more. Through this program applicants have the opportunity to request a larger amount of funding if they plan to submit proposals to external sponsors. Requested support can be in the form of summer stipend, summer graduate assistantship, supplemental assigned time, and/or supplies, expenses, equipment, and travel (SEET), up to $7,500.

Deadlines for Advance and Create applications are:

  • November 1, 2018
  • March 1, 2019

Program eligibility, application requirements, program stipulations, and the review process is available on the ASPiRE Faculty Programs website. For questions regarding these and other ASPiRE program, please contact the Program Manager.

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Aspire Competition Deadlines

Contributed by: Danielle Behrens
Published: Thursday, 10 January 2019 11:00 AM

ARE YOU…

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.

Learn more.

Additional ways to help your students succeed this semester

Contributed by: Erin Drennan-Bonner
Published: Wednesday, 09 January 2019 4:00 PM

Have any of your students voiced frustrations with trying to balance school and work? What about access to research sources or their writing skills?

Throughout the semester, there will be several live-streamed presentations geared to help online students succeed in a number of ways, from academics to career skills to interpersonal development.

If you have any questions, please email Michelle Morrison at mamorrison@bsu.edu.

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Digital Scholarship Lab Fellowships

Contributed by: James Connolly
Published: Wednesday, 09 January 2019 8:00 AM
Faculty and professional personnel are invited to apply for a Faculty Fellowship from Ball State University’s Digital Scholarship Lab (DSL). Fellowships awarded through the DSL provide BSU faculty and staff with the resources necessary to undertake a digital scholarship project. Learn more.

ICHE's Community Engagement Faculty Award and Conference

Contributed by: Erin Moore
Published: Tuesday, 08 January 2019 9:00 AM

The Indiana Commission for Higher Education (ICHE) has announced two opportunities for community-engaged faculty members and administrators in Indiana.

ICHE is accepting applications for the inaugural 2019 Gerald Bepko Faculty Community Engagement Grant Award. The award will be presented annually to full-time faculty who are exemplars of the scholarship of community engagement. Applications will be accepted until January 25, 2019.

"Community Engagement: Moving from the Basics to Impact" is the theme of ICHE's 2019 Faculty Leadership Conference on Friday, February 15 in Indianapolis. The free bi-annual convening of faculty leaders and administrators will feature a keynote address by Dr. Andrew Furco, Associate Vice President for Public Engagement at the University of Minnesota and a national leader in university-community engagement.

Learn more.

Call fo Creative Teaching Grant Applications

Contributed by: Cathy Cunningham
Published: Friday, 07 December 2018 12:00 PM
The Division of Online and Strategic Learning is announcing a call for applications for the 2018-19 Creative Teaching Grant. Learn more.

Listen. Talk. Transform.: Indiana Campus Compact Engagement Summit

Contributed by: Erin Moore
Published: Thursday, 06 December 2018 9:30 AM
Registration is now open for the Indiana Campus Compact Service Engagement Summit, February 25-26, 2019, at the Marriott Indianapolis North. This year’s conference theme, Listen. Talk. Transform., is part of a year-long look into the many forms of dialogue as a tool for crossing differences and improving lives in our communities. Learn more.

Digital Scholarship Lab Fellowships

Contributed by: James Connolly
Published: Monday, 26 November 2018 8:30 AM
Faculty and professional personnel are invited to apply for a Faculty Fellowship from Ball State University’s Digital Scholarship Lab (DSL). Fellowships awarded through the DSL provide BSU faculty and staff with the resources necessary to undertake a digital scholarship project. Learn more.

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