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Colloquium Presentation: Dr. Jessi Ghezzi

Contributed by: Karee Buffin
Published: Wednesday, 04 March 2015 4:30 PM
NREM welcomes you to attend upcoming research colloquium presentations presented by candidates for our tenure-line faculty position in Soil & Water Conservation/Food Systems. The first presentation greets us immediately after Spring Break 2015:

Dr. Jessique Ghezzi: Monday, March 9 @ 4:00 p.m. in West Quad 122. Title: “Showcase Agriculture Farm and Long Term Cover Crop Study”
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"Reconsidering Business Planning and Venture Development: Does it Matter?"

Contributed by: Brennen Charles
Published: Thursday, 26 February 2015 10:00 AM

“Reconsidering Business Planning and Venture Development: Does it Matter?”

5 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, 2015
L.A. Pittenger Student Center, Cardinal Hall
Discussion and reception to follow, Music Lounge

Business planning is pervasive in entrepreneurship education today. However, academic debate about the value of business planning is longstanding. In this presentation, Marvel discusses the major challenges in business planning research. Using recent data collected from new technology-based startups in the Midwest he advances a new perspective in business planning research—while considering if, and when, planning promotes venture development.

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Las Libres: The Story Continues

Contributed by: Julie Eiser
Published: Thursday, 26 February 2015 8:30 AM

The Office of Institutional Diversity at Ball State University (BSU) is pleased to invite you to the film screening of the documentary Las Libres: The Story Continues (2014) directed by Gustavo Montaña and produced by Deborah Billings and Verónica Cruz Sánchez.

This event is a precursor to “Women’s Week” celebrated at BSU. The screening will be held on Thursday, March 19 (Whitinger Business Building, Room 144) at 6:00 pm. The movie is in Spanish with English subtitles (duration 95 minutes).

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Making Sense of Motivation Terminology, featuring Associate Professor of Educational Psychology S. Serena Shim, Ph.D.

Contributed by: Sherri Beaty
Published: Wednesday, 25 February 2015 11:00 AM
Join us for the final presentation of the 2014-15
Teachers College Dean's Sabbatical Lecture Series

Making Sense of Motivation Terminology
Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 10:30 a.m.
Johnson Executive Seminar Room, Teachers College Room 1008

Featuring S. Serena Shim, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Educational Psychology

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Jewish Studies Summer Workshop

Contributed by: Deborah Lyon
Published: Tuesday, 24 February 2015 8:00 AM
Course Development Summer Workshop for Faculty and Teaching Graduate Students Learn more.

Register for the Great Lakes Counseling Psychology Conference at Ball State University

Contributed by: Kerry Smith
Published: Tuesday, 17 February 2015 2:00 PM
We invite you to Register for the Great Lakes Counseling Psychology Conference at Ball State University! The Conference will be held Friday and Saturday March 27th and 28th in the L.A. Pittenger Student Center. Register Here by March 15th and receive the discounted rate of $65 for Students and $90 for Professionals. Registration includes a Friday evening social hour, and a Saturday breakfast and lunch. The conference features Keynote Speaker Dr. Michael Mobley, President of the Society for Counseling Psychology and Invited Speakers on Military Psychology, Suicide Prevention, Health Service Psychology, Ethics, and LGBT issues. 3 CEUs are available for licensed psychologists and mental health counselors for an additional $30. Learn more.

Publications and Intellectual Properties Committee Spring Deadline

Contributed by: Jessie Roark
Published: Monday, 16 February 2015 7:30 AM
Ball State University’s Publications and Intellectual Properties Committee
(PIPC) is a Standing Committee of the University Senate. PIPC receives requests
for support for faculty-authored publications and makes funding recommendations
to the Provost. Manuscripts must be completed for consideration.

The next deadline is Monday, March 15, 2015.

Consultation with the Committee Chair, Steve Ratchford or SPO Director Dr. Justin Miller, is highly advised prior to application submission.

Please see program guidelines and application form.
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Advanced Placement Summer Institute registration now open

Contributed by: Raychelle Wilson
Published: Sunday, 08 February 2015 10:00 AM
Registration is now open for The Indiana Academy 2015 Advanced Placement Summer Institute, which will be held July 13-16 & 20-23. Nineteen sessions will be held in a variety of disciplines. For more information, visit or contact Raychelle Wilson at This APSI is endorsed by the College Board. Learn more.

Save the Date - March 19, 2015

Contributed by: Julie Eiser
Published: Thursday, 29 January 2015 9:00 AM

Do you want to improve the science laboratory experience of ALL students, especially those with mental health issues?

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Undecided? Check out a dozen majors in business!

Contributed by: Victoria Meldrum
Published: Wednesday, 28 January 2015 2:30 PM
The Miller Connections Program allows you to get to know each of the 12 majors offered by the Miller College of Business.  Discover what a degree in business can do for you!
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policies and procedures regarding students with disabilities

Contributed by: Courtney Jarrett
Published: Sunday, 28 December 2014 9:00 AM
Ball State has a long and proud history of being a welcoming and accessible campus for students with disabilities, and over 650 students used at least one service from the office of Disability Services last year. I ask that you please review the information below regarding policies & procedures in working with students with disabilities. Please contact me (; 285-5293; Student Center 116) if you have any questions or would like to discuss any of these items.

Thank you,
Larry Markle, Director
Disability Services
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