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****CORRECTION Earn your masters in less than a year!

Contributed by: Kayla Coates
Published: Tuesday, 24 April 2018 11:30 AM
Explore Options to Earn Your Master’s Degree

The Center for Information and Communication Science invites you to attend an information session on Thursday, April 26th from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM at the Ball State Center for Academic and Economic Innovation, Fishers, IN.

The CICS Masters is an 11-month program that combines business, technology, and leadership training with a lot of professional development and real-world project opportunities. As a top five IT leadership program, and with a 95% placement rate before graduation, students emerge in the job market more qualified and more prepared to advance their careers in a variety of professional settings

OUR RESULTS
• Starting salaries have averaged $50,000- $85,000
• A career placement rate over 95% since 1986
• Recruiters come to us
• Professionally ready for significant management and leadership roles at graduation

CICS Information Session
April 26, 2018
5-7 PM
Ball State Center for Academic and Economic Innovation
12175 Visionary Way Fishers, IN 46038
For more information contact us at greaterindy@bsu.edu or call 317-759-6167

REGISTER TODAY!




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President Mearns to make informal campus visits on Thursday, April 26

Contributed by: Gail L Werner
Published: Tuesday, 24 April 2018 11:00 AM
On Thursday, April 26, President Mearns will make his last informal visit of campus for the Spring semester.
 

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Earn your masters in less than a month!

Contributed by: Kayla Coates
Published: Tuesday, 24 April 2018 10:30 AM
Explore Options to Earn Your Master’s Degree

The Center for Information and Communication Science invites you to attend an information session on Thursday, April 26th from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM at the Ball State Center for Academic and Economic Innovation, Fishers, IN.

The CICS Masters is an 11-month program that combines business, technology, and leadership training with a lot of professional development and real-world project opportunities. As a top five IT leadership program, and with a 95% placement rate before graduation, students emerge in the job market more qualified and more prepared to advance their careers in a variety of professional settings

OUR RESULTS
  • Starting salaries have averaged $50,000- $85,000
  • A career placement rate over 95% since 1986
  • Recruiters come to us
  • Professionally ready for significant management and leadership roles at graduation

CICS Information Session
April 26, 2018
5-7 PM
Ball State Center for Academic and Economic Innovation
12175 Visionary Way Fishers, IN 46038
For more information contact us at greaterindy@bsu.edu or call 317-759-6167


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Strategic Planning Crowdsourcing Website is Now Live

Contributed by: Gail L Werner
Published: Monday, 23 April 2018 3:30 PM
The Strategic Planning Committee is spreading its wings even wider with the launch of its new crowdsourcing website.  Learn more.

Entrepreneur and philanthropist to speak at Ball State Commencement

Contributed by: Lena Tompkins
Published: Monday, 23 April 2018 2:30 PM
Entrepreneur and philanthropist Robert G. Hunt, a 1969 graduate of the Ball State, will give the University’s main address May 5 at Spring Commencement.
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This Week - Public Lecture by guest composer Daron Hagen

Contributed by: Patrick Stauffer
Published: Monday, 23 April 2018 12:30 PM
The School of Music is proud to present a public lecture by composer Daron Hagen, along with a vocal master class. Mr. Hagen’s 3-day residency will conclude with a lecture and presentation of arias from his opera Amelia with Doctor of Arts student Kelci Kosin and the Ball State Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Master of Music student Matthew Cooperman. All events are free and open to the public.

Anyone interested in music composition, opera, performance, and learning how create art will enjoy this presentation.
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Biology Research in Progress Seminar #7

Contributed by: Chay Reigle
Published: Monday, 23 April 2018 10:30 AM
The seventh round of student presentations in the Spring 2018 Research in Progress Seminar Series continues this Friday at 4 p.m. in CL 278. Learn more.

Don't Miss Cinderella: A Ballet

Contributed by: Renee Busha
Published: Monday, 23 April 2018 10:00 AM
Cinderella: A Ballet
Music by Sergei Prokofiev
Directed by Susan Koper
Choreography by Susan Koper and Jerome Stigler

April 25-28 at 7:30pm;
April 28 at 2:30pm
University Theatre

The classic fairy tale comes to life through dance, music, costumes, and lights. Set to the famous musical composition by Sergei Prokofiev, this dazzling ballet features Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother and the Fairies of the Four Seasons who help Cinderella overcome her mean-spirited stepsisters and find her Prince.

Tickets can be purchased online,
at the Box Office (directly across from Bracken Library),
or by calling 765-285-8749

This MAP will help you find University Theatre
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Indiana Writing Project Summer Youth Writing Camps

Contributed by: Sharon Hillman
Published: Monday, 23 April 2018 10:00 AM

Summer Youth Writing Camp


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2018 Student Symposium Winners

Contributed by: Jessie Roark
Published: Friday, 20 April 2018 7:00 PM

The 2018 Student Symposium at Ball State University took place on Tuesday, April 17 on the second floor of the L.A. Pittenger Student Center. Sponsored Projects Administration is pleased to announce this year’s winners.

Kerstyn Hall – Kinesiology
A Novel Approach of Performing Gait Analysis Using Radar Technology
Mentor: Henry Wang – College of Health

Malachi Henry – Speech Pathology and Audiology
Sequential Production Abilities with Multiple-Symbol Utterances: Implications for Redesigning Speech Generated Devices (SGDs) for Children
Mentor: Barry Wagner – College of Health

Marcy Simpson – Nutrition and Health Sciences
The Effect of Medical Mistrust on the Efficacy of Prostate exams among Black American Men
Mentor: Jean Marie Place – College of Health

Betsy Kemp – Biology
Assessing the role of trophic interactions on peatland biofilm development under varied nutrient availability
Mentor: Kevin Wyatt – College of Sciences and Humanities

Deborah Mattson – Landscape Architecture
A Piece of the Limberlost
Mentor: Susan Tomizawa – College of Architecture and Planning

Jason Avedesian – Kinesiology
Biomechanical Analysis of Unilateral Landings in Female Volleyball Players after a Dynamic and Combined Dynamic-Static Warm-Up
Mentor: Clark Dickin – College of Health

Avery Kirschbaum – Biology
A Potentially General Role for a Conserved Protease in Translocon-Associated Quality Control
Mentor: Eric VJ Rubenstein – College of Sciences and Humanities

Anamarie Booher – Nutrition and Health Sciences
The Impact of Perceived Barriers to Accessing Prescription Birth Control Among Female College Students: A Qualitative Study
Mentor: Jean Marie Place – College of Health

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Sabbatical presentation by Dr. Jacob Chan

Contributed by: Sharon Bowman
Published: Thursday, 19 April 2018 6:00 PM
Dr. Yuichung Jacob Chan, Associate Profesor in the Department of Counseling Psychology, Social Psychology, and Counseling, will give his sabbatical presentation on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 11 AM in AJ in The Studio Room (near the university bookstore). The title of his presentation is:


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Mathematical Sciences Colloquium: Local and Global Viewpoints in Time-Frequency Analysis

Contributed by: Susan Bourne
Published: Thursday, 19 April 2018 2:00 PM
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Faculty and Graduate Research Colloquium

"Local and Global Viewpoints in Time-Frequency Analysis"
Dr. Gino Angelo Velasco (University of the Philippines)

Thursday, April 26, 2018
1:00-1:50 p.m.
RB 449
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Spring Semester Online Evaluations Now Available

Contributed by: Lena Tompkins
Published: Thursday, 19 April 2018 9:00 AM
Online course evaluations for the spring semester are now available. We strongly urge you to take advantage of this opportunity to provide feedback on your classes before the evaluations close at midnight Friday, May 4. Visit www.bsu.edu/teachingevaluations. Learn more.

Invitation to Join the Summer Chorus

Contributed by: Patrick Stauffer
Published: Thursday, 19 April 2018 9:00 AM
Ball State's Summer Chorus is open to students, faculty, staff, and community singers. This fun, invigorating music experience is led by Ball State conducting faculty. Each series holds Monday night rehearsals, then performs a light concert in Sursa Performance Hall. Students may register to earn credit for the course (MUSC 351) or participate as an extra-curricular event. Learn more.

DesignWorks Summer Academy for high school sophomores and juniors

Contributed by: Lori Pence
Published: Tuesday, 17 April 2018 10:30 AM
DesignWorks Summer Academy has been called an “immersive, intensive, team-driven, college level experience."

If you know a high school sophomore or junior, who dreams of building skyscrapers, or enjoys nature, or is a champion of causes, then we invite them to attend DesignWorks Summer Academy from July 8 - 20.

Students will experience hands-on creative projects led by expert faculty from the College of Architecture and Planning who encourage them to expand on their ideas. The “let’s try it” environment of DesignWorks Summer Academy is similar to our first year program for new college freshmen and includes a variety of activities in a college studio setting, plus field trips, living on campus, presentations, lectures, and more.

Additional information and the application can be found at bsu.edu/cap/designworks.
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Call for Online Student Ambassador Program Referrals

Contributed by: Erin Drennan-Bonner
Published: Tuesday, 17 April 2018 7:00 AM

Do you know a student with successful online course experience who may be interested in sharing that experience with peers? Is this student interested in leadership and mentorship opportunities? Looking to make a stronger connection to Ball State?

If you answered yes, your student may make a great addition to the Online Student Ambassador Program (OSAP)!

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Geography Sabbatical Presentation: "Impacts of the Great Appalachian Storm of 1950"

Contributed by: Teresa Wilson
Published: Monday, 16 April 2018 3:00 PM
Department of Geography Sabbatical Presentation: “Impacts of the Great Appalachian (Thanksgiving) Storm of 1950”
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Improvements to University Libraries Search Tools/CardCat Changes

Contributed by: Laura MacLeod Mulligan
Published: Monday, 16 April 2018 10:30 AM
Ball State University Libraries is improving the ability to discover and locate library resources to best meet the needs of our students, faculty, and community of learners.

Early this summer, CardCat (our online catalog of print and electronic book/journal subscriptions) will merge with OneSearch (a vast collection of materials that already encompasses CardCat offerings, plus full-text articles and citations from databases and online collections).
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Mathematical Sciences Sabbatical Presentation: Planning for Action Research in a Mathematics Classroom

Contributed by: Susan Bourne
Published: Monday, 16 April 2018 4:00 AM
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Sabbatical Presentation

“Planning for Action Research in a Mathematics Classroom”

Dr. Kathryn Shafer

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
1:00-1:50pm
RB 449
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Join the Women’s & Gender Studies Program!

Contributed by: Courtney Jarrett
Published: Thursday, 12 April 2018 8:00 PM

Not sure if a Women’s and Gender Studies major or minor is right for you? OR never heard of it? No big deal.



Women’s and Gender Studies is an academic program here at Ball State University that explores the ways in which a person’s gender, sexuality, race, disability, age, or socio-economic standing impacts their life experiences. While you may not think that your future career has anything to do with Women’s and Gender Studies, you’d be surprised. Do you plan to work with people in the future? This is an excellent opportunity to learn about your future audience, consumers, clients, and colleagues. Being informed about social constructions and their societal impacts can help you get a leg up on your competition and keep from making mistakes that alienate or harm the people you are attempting to serve or work with.

Women’s and Gender Studies also provides students with the opportunity to engage with and contemplate feminism and efforts to obtain gender equality in our society. Yes, you read that right. The big F word…feminism. It’s 2018, a lot of your faves are feminists! After Beyoncé’s 2013 Superbowl performance and Alan Rickman’s 2015 quote supporting male feminists the spectrum for what a feminist looks like has never been larger. Surely everyone fits somewhere between Queen B and Severus Snape, right?



The Women’s and Gender Studies (WGS) program offers a 36-credit hour major and an 18-credit hour minor. Seems like a lot? Maybe not. Many of the courses included in the major and minor are classes you will already be taking! Ever find yourself in a history, psychology, sociology, social work, English, foreign language, art, anthropology, or criminal justice class? You may be able to apply it to your WGS major or minor. Check out our course requirements to see how many credits you already have towards your WGS major or minor!



Having trouble getting a seat in our Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies (WGS 210) class as a freshman or sophomore? We’re on it! A special section of WGS 210 is being offered in the Fall of 2018 specifically for you. The class will meet Tuesday/Thursday from 2-3:15PM CRN: 19657



Questions? Email us at wgs@bsu.edu or stop by our office in Burkhardt Building 108!

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Retirement Reception for Dr. Susan Johnson

Contributed by: Amanda Kavars
Published: Tuesday, 10 April 2018 1:30 PM

Retirement Reception for Dr. Susan Johnson
Wednesday, April 25th from 3 to 5 P.M. in the Music Lounge

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Are you a freshman or sophomore and passionate about equality?

Contributed by: Courtney Jarrett
Published: Monday, 09 April 2018 12:00 PM
Are you a freshman or sophomore and passionate about equality?

The Women’s & Gender Studies program is offering a course just for you! This fall (2018) an Introduction to Women’s & Gender Studies course (WGS 210) will be offered specifically for underclassmen! Taught by our doctoral assistant, Ashleigh “Bing” Bingham, the class has been thoughtfully designed to cover as much from women's voting rights to Beyonce as possible. The class will meet Tuesday/Thursday from 2-3:15PM CRN: 19657

Not sure what Women’s & Gender Studies is? Check out our website (http://cms.bsu.edu/academics/collegesanddepartments/wgs) and Facebook (Facebook.com/BSUWGS) for more information!
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Accepting Nominations for the Perham Scholarship

Contributed by: Amanda Kavars
Published: Thursday, 05 April 2018 11:00 AM
Accepting Nominations for the Perham Scholarship Learn more.

VIRGINIA BALL CENTER FOR CREATIVE INQUIRY ANNOUNCES NEW FELLOWS

Contributed by: Laura Huffman
Published: Tuesday, 03 April 2018 11:00 AM
VIRGINIA BALL CENTER FOR CREATIVE INQUIRY ANNOUNCES NEW FELLOWS
The Virginia B. Ball Center for Creative Inquiry is pleased to announce the new fellowships for the 2018-2019 academic year:

  • Fall 2018: Promoting Assessment Literacy - Lynne Stallings, English
  • Spring 2019: Preserving the Past, Focused on the Future... Rooted in Domestic Science, Evolving into Contemporary Careers - Carla Earhart, Management
  • Spring 2019: Mother Jones – A New Musical - Beth Turcotte, Theatre

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Chinese Program at BSU

Contributed by: Tamara Edwards
Published: Thursday, 29 March 2018 1:00 PM
Chinese Classes offered this Fall at BSU Learn more.

Jewish Studies Course Development Summer Workshop

Contributed by: Deborah Lyon
Published: Tuesday, 13 March 2018 9:00 AM
The Arab-Israel Conflict: How It Began Learn more.

Teachers College Alumni Scholarships Available! (Due: 05/11/18)

Contributed by: Ashley Pilmore
Published: Monday, 12 March 2018 12:00 PM
Teachers College Alumni Scholarships

Students who are pursuing an undergraduate degree, have a 3.0 grade point average, and have successfully completed DP2 requirements by the time grades are due in the spring semester of the application year may qualify for a Teachers College Alumni Scholarship.

The Teachers College Alumni Scholarships application is available online and can be accessed HERE.

The application deadline is Friday, May 11, 2018.  Please contact Ashley Pilmore at ampilmore@bsu.edu with any questions or concerns.
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French Canadian Summer Field Study

Contributed by: Megan Shufelt
Published: Thursday, 01 March 2018 1:30 PM
French Canada: Travel to an interesting place, learn about another culture, and earn academic credit. Learn more.

ASPiRE Internal Grants Program for Students

Contributed by: Jessie Roark
Published: Thursday, 01 March 2018 8:00 AM

ARE YOU…

Working on a thesis or major 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.

Graduate Student Competition:
Research: October 20 (Winter and Spring projects only); January 20 (Summer and Fall projects only)

Supports the discovery of new insights, theories, or application of research to solve problems within the discipline or in society.

Creative Arts: October 20 (Winter and Spring projects only); January 20 (Summer and Fall projects only)

Supports the creation of original works of creative arts.

Hollis Fund:
The Joseph W. and Marcella S. Hollis Fund supports research in psychology. Proposals from any department are eligible, as long as the project is psychology based.(Graduate Students only)

Award Amount: $400
Deadlines: Fall Round: October 1
Spring Round: April 1

Undergraduate Student Competition:
Research: November 10 (Winter and Spring projects only); February 10 (Summer and Fall projects only)

Supports the discovery of new insights, theories, or application of research to solve problems within the discipline or in society.

Creative Arts: November 10 (Winter and Spring projects only); February 10 (Summer and Fall projects only)

Supports the creation of original works of creative arts.

Student Travel Grants:

15th of the month prior to travel date

For professional presentations of papers and/or posters, performances, etc., at meetings, conference, or competitions.

Learn more.

Summer 2018 Course Offering- Multicultural Minor

Contributed by: Cresta Hancock
Published: Tuesday, 06 February 2018 11:00 AM

Summer 2018

EDMU 670 (Multicultural Minor)

Language, literacy, and culture

This course examines the sophisticated, often opaque, relationship between language and culture. It covers major concepts and theories pertaining to language acquisition, language policy and politics, multidialectalism in English and other languages, Ebonics, identity, language structures, heritage language, endangered and language loss around the world, language revitalization in indigenous communities worldwide, paralinguistic cues, and code switching. The concepts and theories will be taught within the framework of content-area pedagogy for English language learners. An extensive variety of cultures and their linguistic practices will be examined in addition to instructional approaches designed to help speakers of other languages acquire content knowledge in a new language.

Instructor: Dr. Michael Ndemanu

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ASPiRE Internal Grants Program for Students

Contributed by: Jessie Roark
Published: Thursday, 01 February 2018 8:00 AM

ARE YOU…

Working on a thesis or major 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.

Graduate Student Competition:
Research: October 20 (Winter and Spring projects only); January 20 (Summer and Fall projects only)

Supports the discovery of new insights, theories, or application of research to solve problems within the discipline or in society.

Creative Arts: October 20 (Winter and Spring projects only); January 20 (Summer and Fall projects only)

Supports the creation of original works of creative arts.

Hollis Fund:
The Joseph W. and Marcella S. Hollis Fund supports research in psychology. Proposals from any department are eligible, as long as the project is psychology based. (Graduate Students only)

Award Amount: $400
Deadlines: Fall Round: October 1
Spring Round: April 1

Undergraduate Student Competition:
Research: November 10 (Winter and Spring projects only); February 10 (Summer and Fall projects only)

Supports the discovery of new insights, theories, or application of research to solve problems within the discipline or in society.

Creative Arts: November 10 (Winter and Spring projects only); February 10 (Summer and Fall projects only)

Supports the creation of original works of creative arts.

Student Travel Grants:

15th of the month prior to travel date

For professional presentations of papers and/or posters, performances, etc., at meetings, conference, or competitions.

Learn more.

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