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Pre-election Roundtable Discussion

Contributed by: Deborah Lyon
Published: Friday, 28 October 2016 8:00 AM
A pre-election roundtable discussion about the upcoming election.  Learn more.

"Let Them Read It Literally"

Contributed by: Tamara Edwards
Published: Thursday, 27 October 2016 5:00 PM

The Department of Modern Languages and Classics would like to invite you to "Let them Read it Literally": The Lack of Competence in Latin Among the Medieval Spanish Clergy being presented by Dr. Scott Ward.

Monday, November 7th ~ 4:00 PM ~ North Quad 160

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Apply now for immersive learning opportunity Jacket Copy Creative!

Contributed by: Eva Snider
Published: Thursday, 27 October 2016 10:00 AM
Applications are now open for immersive learning opportunity Jacket Copy Creative! If you haven't heard about Jacket Copy Creative, we are a creative marketing agency housed in the English Department. We handle advertising, marketing, promotions, and public relations for the English Department, as well as community clients like Whitely Community Council and the Indiana Writing Project. Services we offer our clients include event promotion, graphic design, branding and identity development, social media management, web development, blogging, copywriting, and much more. In particular, we are looking for students who meet at least one of our three major needs: effective graphic designers, strong writers, and thoughtful social media managers.

If you're interested, you can apply here. Spots are very limited and fiercely competitive, though, so make sure you get your application done ASAP! You can also direct any questions to the instructor of the course, Eva Grouling Snider, at
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Guardian Journalist Gary Younge to Speak, Sign Books on Nov. 3

Contributed by: Eva Snider
Published: Wednesday, 26 October 2016 1:00 PM
We would like to invite you to a talk given by Gary Younge on Thursday, November 3 at 7:30 pm in 104 Bracken Library.

Gary Younge is a British journalist and an editor-at-large for The Guardian. He is covering the U.S. election from Muncie in a series of articles called “The View from Middletown.”

He is the author of five books, including his most recent, Another Day in the Death of America: A Chronicle of Ten Short Lives. Its premise is this: every day seven kids and teens are shot dead by guns. He picked a day, found their families, and told their stories.

Copies of Mr. Younge's books will be available for purchase at the event and he will be signing them!

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Book Release Celebration!

Contributed by: Melinda Messineo
Published: Wednesday, 26 October 2016 12:30 PM
Faculty Books Abound—Three New Works from Sociology!

Join us for a reception and conversation with the authors:
Friday, November 18th
from 1-2pm
in the Student Center Music Lounge

Ordered Regression Models: Parallel, Partial, and Non-Parallel Alternatives
By Andrew S Fullerton and Jun Xu

Gendered Bodies and Leisure: The Practice and Performance of American Belly Dance
by Rachel Kraus

Elementary Regression Modeling: A Discrete Approach
by Roger A. Wojtkiewicz

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Mathematical Sciences Colloquium: Systems of Vectors from Iterative Actions of Operators

Contributed by: Susan Bourne
Published: Wednesday, 26 October 2016 4:00 AM
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Faculty and Graduate Research Colloquium

"Systems of vectors from iterative actions of operators"
Mr. Armenak Petrosyan (Vanderbilt University)

Thursday, November 3, 2016
1:00-1:50 p.m.
RB 447
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Research Week 2016

Contributed by: Jessie Roark
Published: Tuesday, 25 October 2016 5:00 PM

Sponsored Projects Administration is proud to announce the schedule for our Annual Research Week conference. Research Week 2016 will take place November 14-18 and includes over thirty workshops, presentations, and special events - all designed especially for the Ball State research community. This conference is free and open to all. Registration is not required for individual events but is offered if you would like a record of your attendance. Registration links in session descriptions on the Research Week web page. New information is being added every week, so check back often for updates!

This year there are three easy ways to access the full and up-to-date Research Week conference schedule. You can either visit Guidebook on the web or the Sponsored Projects Administration website to get the schedule online, or download the Guidebook app to have access to the complete schedule on the go!

Research Week 2016 offerings include:

SPA Primer Series – Workshops and presentations about the nuts and bolts of doing research at Ball State University. Topics range from funding searches and grantsmanship 101 to making the most of reviewercomments and compliance issues.

Spotlight Events Just want the highlights? Spotlight Events may be just what you’re looking for. These events will appeal to the broadest range of the campus audience. Anyone, no matter the discipline or level of involvement in research, will find these events of interest. Spotlight events include a keynote speech by Jennifer Blackmer, Associate Provost for Entrepreneurial Learning and Associate Professor of Theatre, and a Teach-a-Thon featuring Ted Talk style presentations from Ball State faculty members.

Guest Speaker Sessions – Many of this year’s sessions feature speakers from outside of Sponsored Projects Administration. They will be discussing the Fulbright experience, introducing the new College of Health, helping us to understand the export control process, and presenting on many other interesting topics.

Daily Panel Discussions– Join us every day at 2pm in Bracken Library 104 for a panel discussion. See Research Week schedule for topics.

*Special Presentation*

NSF Fall Grants Conference – We will be live-streaming both days of the National Science Foundation fall grants conference on Monday, November 14 and Tuesday, November 15. Viewing locations will be the SPA Conference Room and the Schwartz Learning Pod (Bracken Library, 1st floor). Check here for conferenceschedule.

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Shadowing a Gannett Company, Inc. Sales Representative | Research Colloquium

Contributed by: Jennifer Keever
Published: Tuesday, 25 October 2016 1:30 PM


Shadowing a Gannett Company, Inc. Sales Representative

12:00 - 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Whitinger Building room 145, Hall of Fame Conference Room

RSVP before November 7 to

Presented by Joseph Chapman
Associate Professor of Marketing

Shadowing a Gannett Company, Inc. Sales Representative | Faculty Externship Presentation

The Faculty Externship Program at Ball State University is designed to give faculty the opportunity to work with Indiana businesses which require skills representative of those taught by the faculty in their classes. The idea of the program is for faculty to be able to share their expertise with a selected business as well as observe the business practices to determine if there might be new information, techniques, and/or technologies that faculty can incorporate into their classes to enhance the educational experience for their students. The faculty externship experience takes place over the summer and includes 40 hours of on-site learning, a written report, and a final department/college presentation. As part of the Faculty Externship Program, I had the opportunity to shadow the top sales representative from Gannett Company, Inc., a leading media and marketing company with outstanding local-to-national consumer reach. This presentation will focus on information obtained from my interaction with the sales representative and sales manager from Gannett’s Indianapolis newspaper company, The Indianapolis Star.

About Joseph Chapman

Joseph Chapman, a professor in the Marketing Department, earned his bachelor’s and MBA degrees from Ball State University and his doctorate from Virginia Polytechnic and State University (Virginia Tech). He joined the Ball State faculty in 1987. Chapman’s teaching focuses on professional selling, sales management, and marketing principles, and he has over 20 years of teaching and consulting experience. Chapman has published research in several well-known business journals including the Journal of Personal Selling and Sales Management, the Journal of Marketing Theory and Practice, the Review of Business, the Journal of the International Society of Business Disciplines, the Journal of Business and Society, the Marketing and Management Journal, and the Marketing Education Review.

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Department of Biology Guest Lecture Series

Contributed by: Marydella Kamper
Published: Thursday, 20 October 2016 9:00 AM
Staci Weaver, Dow AgroSciences LLC, Molecular Biology will speak at 4:00 p.m. in room CN (Cooper Nursing) 160 on Friday, October 28.
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Eisner-Winning Cartoonist/Author Lynda Barry to Speak at Emens

Contributed by: Eva Snider
Published: Tuesday, 18 October 2016 2:00 PM
Ball State University is pleased to host artist and writer Lynda Barry! On Thursday, November 10, in Emens Auditorium at 8PM, Ms. Barry will give a presentation entitled, Creativity: What It Is. She will demonstrate her unique artistic style and teach how to access and reanimate their own creative lives.

Lynda Barry will be available for book signing following the presentation. Admission to the lecture is freeand is presented by the Emens Distinguished Professor Endowment and the Honors College
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Ireland Spring Break Study Abroad!

Contributed by: Melissa Ginotti
Published: Tuesday, 18 October 2016 9:00 AM

Are you interested in exploring concepts of leadership while studying abroad in Ireland over Spring Break 2017?  The Office of Student Life is offering a 3 credit hour course, Special Topics in Leadership: Dublin, Ireland - Spring Break 2017! 

Join us for an information session to learn more about this exciting learning opportunity:

Information Session 1
: Thursday, October 20th, 11:00-11:30 AM, Student Center 146

Information Session 2: Wednesday, October 26th, 2:00-2:30 PM, Student Center 146

Study Abroad Fair: Thursday, November 3rd, 4:00-7:00 PM, Yuhas Room, Student Center 102

For more information contact the Office of Student Life at 765-285-2621.
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Cultural Immersion in Iceland: A Qualitative Analysis of Students' Experiences

Contributed by: Mary Graham
Published: Monday, 17 October 2016 10:30 AM
Department of Counseling Psychology, Social Psychology,
and Counseling is pleased to offer a post-sabbatical presentation by Dr. Stefanía Ægisdóttir, Ph.D on Cultural Immersion in Iceland: A Qualitative Analysis of Students’ Experiences on Thursday, November 3rd, 2016 at 2:00 pm in Teachers College 230.
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Join SGA Student Judical Court!

Contributed by: Melissa Ginotti
Published: Thursday, 13 October 2016 2:00 PM
SGA Judicial Court Application Deadline October 26! Learn more.

Indiana Academy Preview Days

Contributed by: Julie Tuttle Davis
Published: Tuesday, 13 September 2016 3:00 PM
Check out what the Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities has to offer by attending one of our upcoming Preview Days. Learn more.

Shouldn't you be writing?

Contributed by: Jackie Grutsch McKinney
Published: Wednesday, 31 August 2016 4:30 AM
The Faculty Breakfast Club will start up again on September 9th--a devoted time and quiet space for faculty to get writing done each week. The Breakfast Club is just for writing--no sharing, no discussing, no reviewing. Think of it as an appointment with yourself to make writing a priority in the new academic year. Learn more.