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New print management initiative: Print Smart

Contributed by: Gail L. Werner
Published: Tuesday, 01 September 2015 10:00 AM
In response to the concerns expressed by the university community, President Ferguson requested that we reevaluate our print management initiative across campus. We have heard your concerns related to cost, print management control, and departmental niche needs and have made significant changes to the initiative. As we move forward with the newly named and newly designed Print Smart initiative, please know that we are dedicated to improving our communication across the campus. Learn more.

Register today for the conference experience of a lifetime – Saturday, September 19, at BSU Student Center

Contributed by: Ruby Cain
Published: Monday, 31 August 2015 3:40 AM

Innovative Research Conference at BSU Student Center – Saturday, September 19, 2015

3rd Annual Research Conference in Adult, Community, and Higher Education (ARCACHE): Culture of Education: Connecting Culture, Community and Campus.

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Saturday, September 19, 2015, 8:00-2:00 pm at BSU Student Center.

Early Registration by 9/4/2015: $25 Student Rate: $10

Late Registration: $40 Student Rate: $25

For more information, please contact Conference Co-Chairs Dr. Ruby Cain at or 765-285-9126 and Dr. Bo Chang at

Dr. Ruby Cain

Assistant Professor of Adult & Community Education

Director, M.A. Degree Programs in Adult & Community Education Program and in Executive Development for Public Service Program

Director, Graduate Certificates in Adult Education and in Community Education

Director, It Is Well With My Soul

Department of Educational Studies

Ball State University - TC 845 Muncie, IN 47306

(765) 285-9126 (Office) (765) 285-5489 (FAX)




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Care more than others think is wise, Risk more than others think is safe, Dream more than others think is practical and Expect more than others think is possible.”

African Proverb

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Sign-up for the White River Clean-up

Contributed by: Melinda Messineo
Published: Sunday, 30 August 2015 5:00 PM
The 9th Annual White River Cleanup is Saturday September 12th, 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!

Hope to see you on Sept. 12th in the White River!

Event co-sponsored by Freshmen Connections
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Ball State Brand Listening Sessions To Be Conducted in September

Contributed by: Gail L. Werner
Published: Friday, 28 August 2015 4:30 PM
The Division of Strategic Communications is conducting public sessions on the new proposed brand elements for Ball State. Please join us for one of the following listening sessions. Learn more.

Study abroad scholarship for Pell Grant recipients

Contributed by: Barb Stedman
Published: Thursday, 27 August 2015 6:00 PM

The Benjamin Gilman Scholarship awards up to $5,000 to assist Pell Grant recipients who are studying abroad for at least four weeks!

To learn more, attend ONE of these information sessions:
> 4-5 p.m. on Thursday, September 3
> 12-1 p.m. on Friday, September 4

Both sessions will be held in the Schwartz Digital Viewing Room, on the first floor of Bracken Library.

Visit for details about the program.

Interested but can't attend either of the info sessions? Call 765-285-1024 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Barb Stedman, Director of National and International Scholarships.

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Apartment complex or community? Study finds better wording may improve perception

Contributed by: Anna Beyer
Published: Wednesday, 26 August 2015 1:30 PM
Is it an apartment complex or an apartment community? Study promotes proper word choice to improve the public’s perception of apartment life.
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NEH Summer Stipend Deadline and Information

Contributed by: Jessie Roark
Published: Monday, 24 August 2015 1:00 PM
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Stipends support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Research typically results in articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources. Summer Stipends support continuous full-time work on a humanities project for a period of two months.

An outright award of $6,000 is provided for two consecutive months of full-time research and writing. In accordance with NEH guidelines, Ball State may nominate two faculty proposals.

Ball State internal application deadline is September 3, 2015.
Deadline for final submission to the NEH is October 1 for projects beginning May 2016.

Click here for full guidelines.

Materials to submit for the September 3 internal review:
1. The Ball State NEH Summer Stipend Internal Application Coversheet
    **This form is in lieu of ATTACHMENT 1: Supplemental Information for Individuals Form
2. A single copy of the application, including:
      a. 3-page (single-spaced) narrative
      b. 2-page (single-spaced) resumé
      c. 1-page (single-spaced) bibliography
      d. 1-page appendix (graphical materials or edition/translation sample, if applicable)

You do not need to include reference letters at this time.
You do not need to have processed a Ball State clearance sheet.
Selected proposals will be submitted electronically through by the October 1 deadline.

Please submit your completed internal application to Augusta Wray by September 3.

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French Speakers Needed for African Exchange Program

Contributed by: Nick Sabato
Published: Friday, 21 August 2015 3:00 PM
Interested in hosting African Youth Leaders for a two week period?

From October 7-20, Ball State's Center for International Development (CID) will be hosting the sixth cohort of the Pan-Africa Youth Leadership Program (PAYLP) for high school students and adult mentors, a prestigious program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. This dynamic leadership exchange program will bring together 24 African students and adult mentors from across Sub-Saharan Africa to strengthen their understanding of civic duties and responsibilities, respect for diversity, and the importance of community engagement.

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2015-16 Diversity Associates Program

Contributed by: Julie Eiser
Published: Friday, 21 August 2015 8:00 AM
The Office of Institutional Diversity (OID) invites faculty to submit applications for the 2015-2016 Diversity Associates Program. Once again, we invite submissions in the areas of research, inclusive pedagogy, immersive learning and undergraduate research, diversity dialogue workshop, or grant project.

The Diversity Associate application deadline is September 11, 2015.

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Academy for Community Leadership

Contributed by: Diane Watters
Published: Monday, 17 August 2015 2:30 PM
The Academy for Community Leadership (ACL) is a partnership between Ball State University and the Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce.

ACL is a vehicle to promote our community leaders while providing valuable networking opportunities for participants. Over ten weekly sessions, participants are exposed to our local history, business community, government, health care, cultural awareness, education, leadership styles and more.
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