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Room Correction: "Living as American Muslims in the Midwest."

Contributed by: Melinda Messineo
Published: Wednesday, 28 September 2016 5:00 PM
You are invited to attend a panel and discussion

"Living as American Muslims in the Midwest."

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016
7:30-9:00pm
Student Center Cardinal Hall B

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New Perspectives Panel "Living as American Muslims in the Midwest."

Contributed by: Melinda Messineo
Published: Wednesday, 28 September 2016 4:00 PM
You are invited to attend a panel and discussion

"Living as American Muslims in the Midwest"

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016
7:30-9:00pm
Pruis Hall
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Social Media Attachment vs. Addiction | Research Colloquium

Contributed by: Jennifer Keever
Published: Wednesday, 28 September 2016 1:00 PM

MILLER COLLEGE RESEARCH COLLOQUIUM

Social Media Attachment vs. Addiction: Distinction and Marketing Implications

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Thursday, October 13, 2016
Pruis Hall


Presented by Rebecca VanMeter

Assistant Professor of Marketing



Social Media Attachment vs. Addiction: Distinction and Marketing Implications

Since the inception of social media, its prevalence and pervasiveness has become widely popular and has resulted in a growing phenomenon among societies globally infiltrating communities and cultures alike. The proportion of online adults who use Pinterest and Instagram has doubled since 2012 and 72% of online adults are Facebook users (Duggan, 2015). In light of this, marketing researchers, practitioners, and educators have taken a keen interest in the possible impact and power social media holds in the world of business. Social media courses are being introduced into many university curriculums, and as educators, it is imperative that we have an appreciation for the potentially harmful effects these activities may have for some individuals. Therefore, we begin by investigating the difference between attachment to social media and social media addiction. Social media in this paper is defined as an interactive platform that allows social actors to create and share in multi-way, immediate, and contingent communications (VanMeter et al. 2015).

About Rebecca VanMeter

Rebecca VanMeter joined Ball State as an assistant professor of marketing in 2014. She teaches undergraduate marketing research and social media marketing. Her research focuses on issues related to social media, servant leadership, ethics, and research methods. She has published papers in the Journal of Business Ethics and various conference proceedings.

VanMeter received her undergraduate degree in business administration from the University of Pikeville in 2004, her master of business administration from the University of Kentucky in 2009, and her Ph.D. from the University of Texas - Arlington in 2014.

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CORRECTION: Presentation given by Dr. Renmei Xu

Contributed by: Sondra Thompson
Published: Wednesday, 28 September 2016 11:30 AM
The Department of Technology would like to invite you to attend the Special Assigned Leave Presentation given by Dr. Renmei Xu. Learn more.

Physics Colloquium: Absolute Temperature Measurements Beyond the Diffraction Limit

Contributed by: Julie Allison
Published: Wednesday, 28 September 2016 7:00 AM
Physics Colloquium: Absolute Temperature Measurements Beyond the Diffraction Limit

Abstract: Advances in the prediction and manipulation of thermal energy have been hampered by a lack of control and sensitivity needed to measure thermal behavior at the meso and nanoscales. Several methods have been recently developed to measure temperature at the nanoscale but measuring the absolute temperature at the nanoscale with high spatial (10-100 nm) and temperature (0.1 K) resolution remains challenging.

Hugh Richardson
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Ohio University

Thursday, September 29
3:30 PM

CP 144
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Digital Journalist Discusses Free Google Tools to Enhance Storytelling

Contributed by: Christa Burkholder
Published: Tuesday, 27 September 2016 2:00 PM
Former L.A. Reporter and Web editor Mike Reilly discusses the suite of Google's free tools to help digital journalists make their stories stick out by creating simple, clean, and easy-to-use interactives. Learn more.

Intern in Washington and earn BSU credit!

Contributed by: Barb Stedman
Published: Monday, 26 September 2016 6:00 PM

On Tuesday, Oct. 4, a representative from The Washington Center will give an hour-long presentation about opportunities to intern in Washington, DC, while earning Ball State credit. Internships are offered year-round in all majors.

The presentation will begin at 5 p.m. in TC 109.

Students who can't attend this session may schedule individual appointments with the representative by emailing hours of availability on Oct. 4 to bstedman@bsu.edu.

Learn more about The Washington Center at www.bsu.edu/honors/twc.

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Seminar Presentation: Estimating Indirect Benefits: Fracking, Coal and Air Pollution

Contributed by: Delana Ulmer
Published: Monday, 26 September 2016 4:00 PM
Please join the Department of Economics and Professor Hendrik Wolff, Associate Professor of Economics at Simon Fraser University, as he presents his paper Estimating Indirect Benefits: Fracking, Coal and Air Pollution , on Friday, September 30 at 3:00 p.m. in WB 152.

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Cinesonika International Soundtrack Conference and Festival Keynote

Contributed by: Tim Pollard
Published: Sunday, 25 September 2016 8:00 AM

The international soundtrack conference and festival, Cinesonika, will conclude Saturday, October 1, at Sursa Hall starting at 7:30pm. World-renowned film scholar, Rick Altman, will be the keynote speaker. The title of his keynote speech is “Cinema/Performance/Event: New Ways to Think About Film Sound.” This event is free to the public.

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PARADE opens the University Theatre Season

Contributed by: Renee Busha
Published: Thursday, 22 September 2016 3:00 PM
PARADE tackles justice, morality and love while shedding light on a sobering bit of U.S. history.
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Mortar Board Chapter Honored Again

Contributed by: Judy Wolf
Published: Wednesday, 21 September 2016 9:00 AM

Mortar Board Chapter Honored Again

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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.

Provost Immersive Learning Grant - Call for Proposals

Contributed by: Robbie Mehling
Published: Tuesday, 06 September 2016 9:30 AM
Provost Immersive Learning Grant - Call for Proposals
Deadline: Monday, October 3, 2016, 5:00 pm
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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.

Webinars with Distinguished Music & Arts Scholars

Contributed by: Patrick Stauffer
Published: Tuesday, 30 August 2016 7:30 AM
Students, faculty, and staff of Ball State University are invited to attend webinars with distinguished music and arts scholars from around the world. Each lecture will last approximately one hour, and audience members will have opportunities to ask questions of the speakers. For more information, contact Dr. Michael Palmer in the School of Music, at cmpalmer@bsu.edu.
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2016 Diversity Research Symposium is Leslie Aguilar, Founder of Diversity Inclusion Center

Contributed by: Dr. Ruby Cain
Published: Thursday, 28 July 2016 6:00 PM
The 2016 Diversity Research Symposium, hosted October 22, 2016 at Indiana University Southeast, is pleased to announce that it will feature Leslie Aguilar as the keynote presenter and also as a facilitator of the pre-Symposium workshop open to the community. Learn more.

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