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10th Annual White River Clean-up

Contributed by: Melinda Messineo
Published: Monday, 29 August 2016 11:00 AM
Do you want to get connected to the Muncie community and make a difference?

Join us for the 10th Annual White River Cleanup on Saturday September 10th, 8a-Noon at Westside Park in Muncie. We need your help to clean our most precious natural resource!

Please pre-register by September 2nd to get a t-shirt!

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Cayuse SP Learning Sessions

Contributed by: Augusta Wray
Published: Monday, 29 August 2016 11:00 AM
Sponsored Projects Administration transitioned to a new grants life-cycle software called CayuseSP (Sponsored Projects) on July 1. CayuseSP provides a platform for electronic creation, tracking, and management of proposals and awards along with other aspects of research operations to improve collaboration among administrators and faculty teams, and provide transparency from pre-award through post-award. SPA will be hosting learning sessions for administrators, faculty, and approvers to review the software and its features. In these sessions, users will learn to:

• Navigate SP Dashboards
• Understand proposal, award, and project records
• Pull reports of real-time data
• Review and certify proposals

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Sales Team and Sales Ambassador Call-Out Meetings

Contributed by: Julie Eiser
Published: Tuesday, 23 August 2016 1:00 PM
The Ball State University Sales Team will be competing in several competitions this year – Indiana University, RBI National Sales Challenge, Toledo, and National Collegiate Sales Competition.

The Ball State University H.H. Gregg Center for Professional Selling is proud to announce we are accepting applications for the positions of Sales Ambassador. These positions will serve as representatives of the Sales Center and will promote the events, the sales major and minor and serve as liaison to our partners.

We will have two information meetings next week – Monday, August 29 at 4 (WB 307) and Tuesday, August 30 at 4:00 (WB 307).

Please contact the Sales Center, at 285-5136 or for more information.
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Bassist from Walk the Moon Guest Lectures Music Course

Contributed by: Janelle Cunningham
Published: Monday, 22 August 2016 10:00 AM
The Ball State University Campus Orchestra is seeking interested students and university community members on all orchestral instruments. This non-auditioned ensemble meets on Monday evenings from 8:00-9:30pm and performs one concert a semester. Students can enroll in 0 credit (MUSC 140-2A) or .5 credit (MUSC 341-2A). Please contact Douglas Droste at for more information.

Douglas Droste

Artistic Director, Muncie Symphony Orchestra

Director of Orchestras, Ball State University

YouTube Channel:
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Calling All Musicians

Contributed by: Janelle Cunningham
Published: Monday, 22 August 2016 9:30 AM
Greetings from the band department!

The Ball State Campus Band is currently having open enrollment for all students wishing to participate. There is no audition.

The band is open to all BSU students who play wind instruments or percussion, regardless of major. Rehearsals are held just one night per week starting this Tuesday night (8/23) from 7:00-9:00PM. The band will have one concert at the end of the semester, Monday November 21, 2016.

The goal of the ensemble is to provide an opportunity for students to continue performing wind band music at the collegiate level, but on a lighter schedule.

Music education majors are encouraged to perform with the Concert Band on secondary instruments.

You can either register for one of two courses:

MUSC 140 Sec. 2C Campus Band (0 Credit)
MUSC 341 Sec. 2C Campus Band (.5 Credit)

If you have any questions regarding this ensemble please contact one of the two conductors of the group:

Ryan Lovell –
John Williams –

Have a great semester!

Ryan Lovell
Doctoral Graduate Assistant
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Professional development sessions provide best practices in strategic communications

Contributed by: Gail L Werner
Published: Monday, 22 August 2016 8:00 AM
If you're wary of managing a website, eager to learn tips for taking photos, or looking to avoid dastardly errors in your writing, we'd love to help.

The Division of Strategic Communications is offering free professional development sessions starting Sept. 7. We're eager to share what we've learned, then answer questions.
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2016-17 Diversity Associates Program

Contributed by: Julie Eiser
Published: Monday, 04 April 2016 10:00 AM

The Office of Institutional Diversity (OID) invites faculty to submit applications for the 2016-2017 Diversity Associates Program.

Materials to submit for consideration are:

The Diversity Associate Cover Sheet with chairperson signature

• A two page summary of the project*

• A one page summary of project goals/expected outcomes

• A copy of your Curriculum Vitae

The Diversity Associate application deadline is September 2, 2016.

Materials should be sent to Please contact Dr. Charlene Alexander,, if you have any questions.

The deadline for submission of the completed 2016-17 Diversity Associate project is May 1, 2017.

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New Immersive Course: Jacket Copy Creative!

Contributed by: Eva Snider
Published: Monday, 28 March 2016 2:00 PM
This Fall, the English Department (in conjunction with the Professional Writing minor) is going to be launching a brand new immersive learning course: Jacket Copy Creative!

Jacket Copy Creative will be a team of students like you working to manage the public communications of two real-world organizations: Whitely Community Council and the Ball State English Department.

If you become a part of Jacket Copy Creative, you’ll work with your peers and me to produce promotional materials, manage social media, maintain websites, edit blogs, conduct focus groups, and much more. This is an incredible opportunity to gain valuable professional experience in a variety of fields, including editing/publishing, content marketing, public relations, graphic design, web development, strategic communications, and social media management.

For more information on Jacket Copy Creative, check out our blog post all about this new opportunity.

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