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ASPiRE Faculty funding opportunities: ADVANCE & CREATE

Contributed by: Danielle Behrens
Published: Thursday, 20 September 2018 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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Call for Fall 2018 Immersive Learning Grant Proposals

Contributed by: Kara Duquette
Published: Wednesday, 19 September 2018 3:00 PM
Call for Fall 2018 Provost Immersive Learning Grant Proposals

Proposal Deadline: Monday, October 1, 2018 at 5:00pm.

Ball State University's Office of the Provost and the Office of Immersive Learning (IL) are pleased to announce this semester's call for new and continuing proposals for the Provost Immersive Learning Grant program. Immersive learning pulls together student teams guided by faculty mentors to create unique, high-impact learning experiences that result in real-world solutions for community partners. Ball State faculty who have an idea for an immersive learning project are encouraged to apply. Funding can support materials and other costs associated with your project. This round of funding can support projects expected to begin in spring 2019, summer 2019, fall 2019. For proposal examples, click here for a list of projects funded in spring 2018. Completed proposals are due on or before midnight, Monday, October 1, 2018.

Learn more.

Aspire Competition Deadlines

Contributed by: Danielle Behrens
Published: Tuesday, 18 September 2018 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.

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Startup Weekend Muncie

Contributed by: Krystal Geyer
Published: Tuesday, 18 September 2018 9:30 AM
Do you have an idea you'd like to pursue or a problem you'd like to solve but don't know where to start or who to start with?

Techstars Startup Weekend Muncie is the place to look for a team, create a prototype of your idea, validate your business idea, and receive feedback from experienced entrepreneurs, all in one weekend.

You'll pitch your own idea or listen to others, then vote on the most interesting ideas and form teams with diverse skill sets. You can come with friends, but you’ll get the full experience if you participate in separate teams. Remember, it’s all about the team.

Your idea should be something you have not previously worked on, but you don't need an idea to attend! Over the course of the weekend you'll be challenged to create a prototype of your MVP, or minimum viable product, that fits the needs of your target customer. You'll get feedback, iterate, and likely pivot your approach entirely!

Techstars Startup Weekend Muncie is a full weekend long experience. Your ticket includes:
  • 7 full (and delicious) meals over the course of the weekend
  • Benefits and discounts from our global partners
  • One-on-one time with amazing mentors
  • A new network of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs eager, like you, to change the world.
  • All the internet and coffee you can consume.
Feeling inspired? Click here now to purchase tickets. This event is open to faculty, staff, university partners, students, and more. STUDENTS: Enter promo code "STUDENTS" for half off your ticket!!

If you have questions, feel free to reach out to Krystal at kmgeyer@bsu.edu.
Learn more.

Diversity This Week Sep. 17-24, 2018

Contributed by: Lisa Love
Published: Monday, 17 September 2018 9:00 AM
Diversity this Week
A message from the Associate Vice President for Diversity
Doing the work of creating an inclusive culture here at Ball State University

Now more than ever we invite you to “Live Beneficence”. Do you want to be part of this effort? Send us your contact information at oid@bsu.edu. Check out the Fall Diversity Programming. There are many ways to get engaged.

View the complete Diversity This Week Here

This Week in Diversity Now…
Ball State University receives the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award. The HEED award is the only national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion across their campus.

Three Trails Music Series: Flor De Toloache
Thursday, September 20, 7 – 9:30 pm @ Canan Commons
Bring your blankets or chairs to this FREE outdoor concert featuring Latin Grammy winners Flor de Toloache– New York City’s first and only all-women Mariachi group. Their unique sound is an edgy, versatile, and a fresh take on traditional Mexican music, with influences from salsa, gypsy music, Latin jazz, pop, and hip-hop. No tickets required. Ball State is the presenting sponsor of this event.
Shuttles: Leave from Sursa Hall at 6:30 and 6:45 pm. Return from Muncie Music Center parking lot at 9:45 and 10 pm.

“Creating Integrated Employment for Students with Physical Disabilities”
Monday, September 24, 12-1:00 PM Student Center, Forum Room
Greg Fehribach, Distinguished Fellow for the Office of Institutional Diversity and attorney as he presents on developing internships and the upcoming Fehribach Center and initiatives. Larry Markle, Eskenazi and previous Ball State Disability Director will be joining him.

“Live-Beneficence”
Pledge event Tuesday, September 18, 2018, Scramble Light, 1:00-2:30 PM Ball State University's commitment to creating an inclusive culture is reflected in our Beneficence Pledge. Stop by and sign the pledge and pose with the Beneficence wings.

“Pathways to Success: Telling our Stories to Empower Others”
Indiana Association of Black in Higher Education Lunch & Learn Abstract Deadline Friday, September 21, 2018. Submit your 100 word abstract for poster presentation here
Lunch & Learn event, Monday, October 15 I 10:30-2:00 PM I Alumni Center, Assembly Hall
Register Here
Narratives are a powerful tool to encourage, inspire, and propel others to action. The Fall 2018 IABHE Lunch & Learn serves as a space for Black administrators, faculty, staff, and students to professionally network, share stories and provide support.

“Facing Project Launch Party”
Thursday, September 20, 6:30 PM The Guardian Brewing Co. 314 E Jackson Street, MADjax Makers Place Join us for a party celebrating the launch of this new local program! Use this link to learn more about the Facing Project, a nonprofit that connects people through stories to strengthen communities
Meet the hosts and participants
Listen to the premiere broadcast
Geek out with other IPR listeners
FREE and open to all. Beverages not provided.

"Better Together -Common Ground”
Tuesday, September 24, 9:00 am Student Center, Music Room
Ball State's strength comes from hundreds of individuals working together toward a common goal. Join us for a cup of coffee and a thoughtful conversation with colleagues from all units on campus. Meet someone new, share your story, and learn more about the amazing people who make up our community. RSVP’s appreciated, but not required. Email oid@bsu.edu

Expand your horizons…
September 18-19: Yom Kippur, the holiest day on the Jewish calendar, a day of atonement marked by fasting and ceremonial repentance.

September 20-21: Ashura, an Islamic holiday commemorating the day Noah left the ark and the day Allah saved Moses from the Egyptians.

Resource… Writing for Change is a flexible teaching resource. Learn more here.

Live-Beneficence…I see the Beneficence in you
Beneficence is not passive. It is by definition, action taken to benefit others. To “Live Beneficence” is a call to action. Join us. Learn more about OID fall programming here.
Beneficence challenge: Are you waiting for happiness? Consider a new outlook. Read more here.

Share examples of the Beneficence you see in others – email your nominations to OID@bsu.edu Please include your name, the person's name and the way in which they embodied the Beneficence Pledge.

…& looking back. 1957
On September 23, Nine students in Little Rock, AR, entered a once-segregated school for the first time. A year later all public high schools were closed to prevent desegregation. Read about The Lost Year.

Ball State University African American Alumni Oral History
led by Michael Doyle, Associate Professor and Director, Public History Program and the Oral History Workshop
Listen to the Oral History of William O' Neal Ball State University, Elementary Education, class of 1961, Masters 1965, PhD 1976.

An opportunity to showcase faculty publications 2017-18
David Largent
Computer Science

Keeping Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion as a forethought…not an afterthought
Read about four principles for diversity equity and inclusion development here.

National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity
Use the Publish and Flourish Forum for questions, concerns, and discussions regarding publishing. Use this link to learn more. https://forums.facultydiversity.org/c/publish-and-flourish
Can't view the resource? Be sure to register. Ball State University faculty and graduate students can register at https://www.facultydiversity.org/join

Contact the Office of Institutional Diversity
Phone 765-285-5316
Email OID@bsu.edu
Teachers College 409
Facebook BallStateOID
Learn more.

Upcoming Canvas Workshops, Webinars, and Drop-In Hours

Contributed by: Erin Drennan-Bonner
Published: Friday, 14 September 2018 3:00 PM
Strategic Learning is inviting faculty to come in for Canvas drop-in hours Monday, August 20 through Friday, August 24. Stop by at your convenience, no appointment necessary, to sit down with a Canvas expert to assist you with your Canvas needs. Get the necessary training you need to use Canvas by participating in these Canvas webinars and workshops.

Learn more.

Call for Fall 2018 Immersive Learning Grant Proposals

Contributed by: Kara Duquette
Published: Monday, 10 September 2018 12:30 PM
Call for Fall 2018 Provost Immersive Learning Grant Proposals

Proposal Deadline: Monday, October 1, 2018 at 5:00pm.

Ball State University's Office of the Provost and the Office of Immersive Learning (IL) are pleased to announce this semester's call for new and continuing proposals for the Provost Immersive Learning Grant program. Immersive learning pulls together student teams guided by faculty mentors to create unique, high-impact learning experiences that result in real-world solutions for community partners. Ball State faculty who have an idea for an immersive learning project are encouraged to apply. Funding can support materials and other costs associated with your project. This round of funding can support projects expected to begin in spring 2019, summer 2019, fall 2019. For proposal examples, click here for a list of projects funded in spring 2018. Completed proposals are due on or before midnight, Monday, October 1, 2018.


Learn more.

Immersive Learning Workshops

Contributed by: Kara Duquette
Published: Thursday, 06 September 2018 4:45 PM

The Office of Immersive Learning is offering a workshop series for those interested in developing immersive learning class projects with an external partner. These seminars are designed for faculty members, but staff are welcome to participate as well. Space is limited, so reserve your spot today!

Learn more.

Startup Weekend Muncie

Contributed by: Krystal Geyer
Published: Thursday, 06 September 2018 3:00 PM
Do you have an idea you'd like to pursue or a problem you'd like to solve but don't know where to start or who to start with?

Techstars Startup Weekend Muncie is the place to look for a team, create a prototype of your idea, validate your business idea, and receive feedback from experienced entrepreneurs, all in one weekend.

You'll pitch your own idea or listen to others, then vote on the most interesting ideas and form teams with diverse skill sets. You can come with friends, but you’ll get the full experience if you participate in separate teams. Remember, it’s all about the team.

Your idea should be something you have not previously worked on, but you don't need an idea to attend! Over the course of the weekend you'll be challenged to create a prototype of your MVP, or minimum viable product, that fits the needs of your target customer. You'll get feedback, iterate, and likely pivot your approach entirely!

Techstars Startup Weekend Muncie is a full weekend long experience. Your ticket includes:

  • 7 full (and delicious) meals over the course of the weekend
  • Benefits and discounts from our global partners
  • One-on-one time with amazing mentors
  • A new network of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs eager, like you, to change the world.
  • All the internet and coffee you can consume.

Feeling inspired? Click here now to purchase tickets. This event is open to faculty, staff, university partners, students, and more. STUDENTS: Enter promo code "STUDENTS" for half off your ticket!!

Still on the fence? Attend the Startup Weekend Muncie information session 9/12/18 at 6:00pm in WB 210.

If you have questions, feel free to reach out to Krystal at kmgeyer@bsu.edu.
Learn more.

Call for Fall 2018 Provost Immersive Learning Grant Proposals

Contributed by: Kara Duquette
Published: Wednesday, 05 September 2018 1:55 PM
Call for Fall 2018 Provost Immersive Learning Grant Proposals

Proposal Deadline: Monday, October 1, 2018 at 5:00pm.

Ball State University's Office of ­the Provost and the Office of Immersive Learning (IL) are pleased to announce this semester's call for new and continuing proposals for the Provost Immersive Learning Grant program. Immersive learning pulls together student teams guided by faculty mentors to create unique, high-impact learning experiences that result in real-world solutions for community partners. Ball State faculty who have an idea for an immersive learning project are encouraged to apply. Funding can support materials and other costs associated with your project. This round of funding can support projects expected to begin in spring 2019, summer 2019, fall 2019. For proposal examples, click here for a list of projects funded in spring 2018. Completed proposals are due on or before midnight, Monday, October 1, 2018.



Learn more.

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