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Miller College of Business Maintains Prestigious AACSB Business Accreditation

Contributed by: Tamara Estep
Published: Tuesday, 21 April 2015 7:00 AM
The Miller College of Business and its accounting program at Ball State University have maintained their business accreditation by AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The Miller College has been accredited continuously since 1978; the accounting program has been separately accredited since 1990.

AACSB Accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education, and has been earned by less than five percent of the world's business programs. Today, there are 727 business schools in 48 countries and territories that maintain AACSB Accreditation. Similarly, 182 institutions maintain an additional specialized AACSB Accreditation for their accounting programs.

“It takes a great deal of commitment and determination to earn and maintain AACSB Accreditation,” said Robert D. Reid, executive vice president and chief accreditation officer of AACSB International. “Business schools must not only meet specific standards of excellence, but their deans, faculty, and professional staff must make a commitment to ongoing continuous improvement to ensure that the institution will continue to deliver the highest quality of education to students.”

The Miller College enrolls more than 3,100 students in 14 undergraduate and three graduate programs and has more than 90 full-time faculty members. It offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs.

“We are very proud here in the Miller College to have both our business and accounting programs reaccredited by AACSB,” said Dean Rajib Sanyal. “The accreditation maintenance process was an opportunity to evaluate how we, as a college, are functioning and provided us with feedback on how to continue to improve and grow as an institution.” The visitation team cited our numerous advisory boards, our success in creating a culture of assessment and our engagement with alumni as distinctive features.

To learn more about Ball State University Miller College of Business, visit www.bsu.edu/business. Or to learn more about AACSB International accreditation, visit the accreditation section of the AACSB International Web site at: http://www.aacsb.edu/accreditation/.

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About AACSB International
AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), founded in 1916, is an association of more than 727 educational institutions, businesses, and other organizations in 48 countries and territories. AACSB's mission is to advance quality management education worldwide through accreditation, thought leadership, and value-added services. As the premier accreditation body for institutions offering undergraduate, master's, and doctorate degrees in business and accounting, the association also conducts a wide array of conferences and seminar programs at locations throughout the world. AACSB's global headquarters is located in Tampa, Florida, USA and its Asia Pacific headquarters is located in Singapore.

For more information, please visit: www.aacsb.edu

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Computer Science Colloquium Series

Contributed by: Kim Bechdolt
Published: Monday, 20 April 2015 1:00 PM

Department of Computer Science - Ball State University

Colloquium Series 2014-15

Towards increasing diversity and decreasing disparities in expectations in computer science courses

A presentation by the 2014-2015 CS 239 students

During the fall and spring semesters of this academic year (in addition to the normal course material) the CS 239 (Social and Professional Issues) students explored (the lack of) diversity in Computer Science in general and specifically at BSU, and the challenges international students experience when attending BSU. This student-led presentation will convey what they discovered, and will include their recommendations of how we can collectively provide an environment where all students feel welcomed, included, and supported in the department, and how international students’ challenges can be reduced. This is especially important if we are to recruit and retain underrepresented minorities (by whatever definition) and women, who often feel like they are on the fringes.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 3:00 PM, RB 125

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Teachers College Invites You to a Special Event Featuring Sean McComb, 2014 National Teacher of the Year

Contributed by: Sherri Beaty
Published: Monday, 20 April 2015 9:30 AM
Sean McComb, 2014 National Teacher of the Year, will visit Ball State University on Wednesday, April 22 to share his passion and vision for teaching. McComb's presentation, "Sparking Hope: Teaching as a Catalyst to Launching Great Learning," will take place at 7 p.m. in room 175 of the Arts & Journalism building. The presentation is free and open to the public. For more information, call (765) 285-5251. Learn more.

Correction: 2015 Aspire Junior Faculty Awardees Announced

Contributed by: Jessie Roark
Published: Friday, 17 April 2015 5:30 PM
In the previous email Qiannong Gu's project title was incorrectly listed as "Social impacts of an action sports-for-development project on Native Americans." The correct title of the project is "A strategic analysis of information sharing in global supply chain management." The change has been reflected in body of the message. We apologize for this error.


The Sponsored Projects Administration is pleased to announce the 2015 Junior Faculty Aspire program awardees. With competitions in research and creative arts the Aspire Junior Faculty Program is available to faculty members in their first five years of a tenure-track appointment. The purpose of this program is to provide seed funding for research and projects that will lead to further support from external sponsors and funding agencies. This year thirteen proposals were funded through the program: two in creative arts and eleven in research.

Aspire Creative Arts Competition Awardees

Jeanette Castillo
Telecommunications
"Jennifer"

Jennifer Halvorson
School of Art
"Press Glass Integration"

Aspire Research Competition Awardees

Robin Blom
Journalism
"Believing factual (mis)information: Cognitive perceptions of news source trust and expectancy"

Chrysostomos Giannoulakis
School of Physical Educations, Sports and Exercise Science
"Social impacts of an action sports-for-development project on Native Americans"

Qiannong Gu
Information Systems and Operations Management
"A strategic analysis of information sharing in global supply chain management"

Angela Hampton
Elementary Education
"Accessing Science Through Literacy Instruction: Who has access and to what?"

Shireen Kanakri
Family and Consumer Science
"Acoustics and Autism: The Effects of Acoustics Environmental Design on the Behavior of Children with Autism"

Kristine Kotecki
English
"From the Ashes of the Archive: Cultural Memory and the Politics of Access in Ex-Yugoslav Collections"

Youngah Lee
Journalism
"University Reputation Management Research"

Tamara Montag-Smit
Management
"Reducing the gender pay gap: Examining the role of pay secrecy"

Alexander Montoye
School of Physical Educations, Sports and Exercise Science
"Prediction of free-living energy expenditure using accelerometers and machine learning"

Robert Phillips
Anthropology
"Gay Jews, Social Media, and the Production of Embodied Orthodoxy"

Ayesha Sadaf
Educational Studies
"Teachers’ Beliefs, Intentions, and Actual Integration of Digital Literacies into their Classrooms"
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22nd Hospice Foundation of America’s Annual National Living With Grief® Program scheduled for April 22 — Registration Still Available

Contributed by: Gail L. Werner
Published: Friday, 17 April 2015 4:30 PM
This year’s program focuses on the multiple losses associated with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia as they become a pervasive part of everyday life for millions of patients, their families and friends. Learn more.

2015 Aspire Junior Faculty Awardees Announced

Contributed by: Jessie Roark
Published: Friday, 17 April 2015 4:00 PM

The Sponsored Projects Administration is pleased to announce the 2015 Junior Faculty Aspire Program awardees. With competitions in research and creative arts the Aspire Junior Faculty Program is available to faculty members in their first five years of a tenure-track appointment. The purpose of this program is to provide seed funding for research and projects that will lead to further support from external sponsors and funding agencies. This year thirteen proposals were funded through the program: two in creative arts and eleven in research.

Aspire Creative Arts Competition Awardees

Jeanette Castillo
Telecommunications
"Jennifer"

Jennifer Halvorson
School of Art
"Press Glass Integration"

Aspire Research Competition Awardees

Robin Blom
Journalism
"Believing factual (mis)information: Cognitive perceptions of news source trust and expectancy"

Chrysostomos Giannoulakis
School of Physical Educations, Sports and Exercise Science
"Social impacts of an action sports-for-development project on Native Americans"

Qiannong Gu
Information Systems and Operations Management
"Social impacts of an action sports-for-development project on Native Americans"

Angela Hampton
Elementary Education
"Accessing Science Through Literacy Instruction: Who has access and to what?"

Shireen Kanakri
Family and Consumer Science
"Acoustics and Autism: The Effects of Acoustics Environmental Design on the Behavior of Children with Autism"

Kristine Kotecki
English
"From the Ashes of the Archive: Cultural Memory and the Politics of Access in Ex-Yugoslav Collections"

Youngah Lee
Journalism
"University Reputation Management Research"

Tamara Montag-Smit
Management
"Reducing the gender pay gap: Examining the role of pay secrecy"

Alexander Montoye
School of Physical Educations, Sports and Exercise Science
"Prediction of free-living energy expenditure using accelerometers and machine learning"

Robert Phillips
Anthropology
"Gay Jews, Social Media, and the Production of Embodied Orthodoxy"

Ayesha Sadaf
Educational Studies
"Teachers’ Beliefs, Intentions, and Actual Integration of Digital Literacies into their Classrooms"

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Sabbatical Lecture: Adult Protective Service Investigators: The Indiana Model for Elder Abuse and Neglect

Contributed by: Alison Gillespie
Published: Wednesday, 15 April 2015 4:55 PM

Sabbatical Lecture: Dr. Ronald Dolon, Professor of Social Work, will be presenting his Sabbatical Lecture on April 22nd at 11-1 PM in the Student Center, Room 310A.

The presentation will discuss the enactment by the Indiana State Legislature to protect “endangered adults” by creating 18 Adult Protective Service Units. Focus will be on signs of abuse and neglect, victims’ profiles, and findings of allegations. The presentation will also explore the duties of the Adult Protective Services Investigator, and examples of adult protective service situations encountered while on sabbatical working with the Lake County Prosecutors Adult Protective Services Unit.
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Sabbatical Lecture, Adult Protective Service Investigators: The Indiana Model for Elder Abuse and Neglect

Contributed by: Alison Gillespie
Published: Wednesday, 15 April 2015 3:30 PM
The presentation will discuss the enactment by the Indiana State Legislature to protect “endangered adults” by creating 18 Adult Protective Service Units. Focus will be on signs of abuse and neglect, victims’ profiles, and findings of allegations. The presentation will also explore the duties of the Adult Protective Services Investigator, and examples of adult protective service situations encountered while on sabbatical working with the Lake County Prosecutors Adult Protective Services Unit. Learn more.

Sabbatical Presentation

Contributed by: Tamara Edwards
Published: Wednesday, 15 April 2015 5:00 AM
Dr. Ellen Thorington, an Associate Professor of French at Ball State University in the Department of Modern Languages and Classics will be presenting on the fifteenth century writer Christine de Pizan. Learn more.

Preparing for Finals

Contributed by: Nathan Neely
Published: Tuesday, 14 April 2015 2:00 PM

Do you plan to incorporate audio or video in your Blackboard test? Faculty and instructors are invited to test their Blackboard exams in our testing labs to ensure they are functioning as anticipated for students.

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Computer Science Colloquium: CS Seniors Honors Thesis Presentations

Contributed by: Kim Bechdolt
Published: Tuesday, 14 April 2015 11:00 AM

Department of Computer Science - Ball State University
Colloquium Series 2014-15

CS Seniors Honors Thesis Presentations

Hold on a Second: Social media and the resurgence of documenting one's life

Tanner Little

Abstract:

The notion of chronicling, whether it be facilitated through journal, diary, log, or other means, has helped to map the past. Today, social media and other digital platforms are helping to do the same for the future. Such technologies are quickly reworking the landscapes of our lives. These tools can be used to promote introspection and offer a degree of accessibility that is unparalleled. Hold on a Second discusses the theory behind this concept, while simultaneously exploring this idea in action.

The legacy that is left by the current generation will likely not be written on paper -- nor will it necessarily be documented posthumously. The collective masses are, without encouragement or filter, actively writing their own memoirs.



The User’s Guide to Computer Security

Spencer Gray

Abstract:

In the growing world of personal computing, a major area of concern is security. As more services move online to the cloud, the need to secure the exchange of private personal data grows. Many home users of computers do not understand the proper measures that must be taken to stay safe online. With simple knowledge of how malware, hacking, and other forms of attacks online work, many of these photos would not have been leaked. The intent is to help the everyday computer user remain safe online. The target audience is individuals that have concerns about online security, and are looking to gain knowledge about how their personal data can be compromised, along with what they can do to ensure their online security.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 3:00 PM, RB 122

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2015-2016 Freshman Common Reader

Contributed by: Melinda Messineo
Published: Monday, 13 April 2015 2:00 PM
The First Year Experience Committee is pleased to announce the 2015-16 Freshman Common Reader:

"Funny In Farsi: A Memoir of Growing up Iranian In America"
by Firoozeh Dumas

You are invited to attend the author's presentation on September 22, 2015 7:30pm Emens. The event is free and open to the public.

Additional opportunities to become involved will be announced soon.

The Freshman Connections Common Reading and Common Writing programs are part of the Nationally recognized First Year Experience Program at Ball State University.
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Ball State students build awareness about depression through Facing Project partnership

Contributed by: Megan Fizer
Published: Monday, 13 April 2015 9:00 AM
Ball State students have spent the semester partnering with The Facing Project to give voice to Muncie residents living with depression. The public will get a chance hear the first-person stories at a community read at 7 p.m. April 23 at Muncie Civic Theatre. Learn more.

Spring Semester Online Evaluations Now Available

Contributed by: Megan Fizer
Published: Monday, 13 April 2015 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 3 am. Saturday, May 2. Visit www.bsu.edu/teachingevaluations. Learn more.

Fall 2015 Upper Division Economics Courses

Contributed by: Delana Ulmer
Published: Friday, 10 April 2015 10:00 AM
Department of Economics Electives for Fall 2015 Learn more.

Order your Cardinal Life today!

Contributed by: Brian Hayes
Published: Thursday, 09 April 2015 2:30 PM
Cardinal Life, Ball State's only comprehensive retrospective, is now available for sale! At just $35 each, this is a small price to pay for a lifetime of memories in a bound hard-cover book. To learn more and order your copy, go to bsucardinallife.com
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Hollis Fund Opportunities Available

Contributed by: Jessie Roark
Published: Monday, 30 March 2015 7:30 PM

Ball State’s ASPiRE Internal Grant Program is pleased to announce the Hollis Fund opportunities available for summer and fall projects 2015.

Sponsored Project Administration (SPA) is pleased to oversee the Joseph W. and Marcella S.
Hollis Fund for research in fields of psychology. Professor Joseph W. Hollis served Ball State from 1954-
1984 with his service culminating as Chairperson of the Department of Counseling Psychology and
Guidance Services. This opportunity is supported by the income arising from the endowment.

Hollis funds can be provided to assist in psychological research project costs such as travel or supplies.
Dr. and Mrs. Hollis also recognized that research in psychology might occur in a number of departments
and programs across the campus. Thus, proposals from any department are eligible, as long as the
project is psychology based.


Eligibility:
•    Applicants must be Graduate students or Junior Faculty Members (first 3 years of appointment).

•    Ball State students are limited to one Hollis award. Additionally, Jr. Faculty members are limited
to one Hollis award during their term as a Jr. Faculty member.


Types of Funding Available
Research related travel, supplies, payments to subjects (excluding gift cards), and presentations of work
at professional meetings (proof of presentation acceptance must be submitted at the time of
application).


Questions pertaining to the ASPiRE Program can be directed to aspire@bsu.edu or by calling the Sponsored Projects Administration at 765-285-1600.

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"The Current Challenges in Israel and the Middle East"

Contributed by: Deborah Lyon
Published: Monday, 30 March 2015 2:00 PM
Deputy Consul General Alex Goldman-Shayman will speak on "The Current Challenges in Israel and the Middle East" this Wednesday in AJ 175. Learn more.

2015 OEE Colloquia

Contributed by: Kathleen Jacobi
Published: Tuesday, 17 March 2015 10:00 AM
The Office of Educational Excellence is pleased to announce its 2015 Colloquia highlighting the previous year’s award winners for Ball State’s Excellence in Teaching Award and Creative Teaching Grant. During the presentation, the award recipient discusses his/her enhanced course or grant project.



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"Sparking Hope: Teaching as a Catalyst to Launching Great Learning," featuring Sean McComb, National Teacher of the Year

Contributed by: Sherri Beaty
Published: Friday, 13 March 2015 10:00 AM
Teachers College is pleased to announce that Sean McComb, 2014 National Teacher of the Year, will visit Ball State University on Wednesday, April 22 to share his passion and vision for teaching. McComb's presentation, "Sparking Hope: Teaching as a Catalyst to Launching Great Learning," will take place at 7 p.m. in room 175 of the Arts & Journalism building. The presentation is free and open to the public. For more informtation, call (765) 285-5251. Learn more.

New Course: Applied Statistics and Research Data Management with SAS (MATH 599)

Contributed by: Susan Bourne
Published: Tuesday, 10 March 2015 2:00 AM
New Course: Applied Statistics and Research Data Management with SAS

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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 www.bsu.edu/academy/summer or contact Raychelle Wilson at rawilson2@bsu.edu. This APSI is endorsed by the College Board. Learn more.

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 (lmarkle@bsu.edu; 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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