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Colloquia Series featuring Excellence in Teaching Award and Creative Teaching Grant Recipients

Contributed by: Kathleen Jacobi
Published: Wednesday, 20 March 2019 8:30 AM
The Division of Online and Strategic Learning is pleased to announce its 2019 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. Learn more.

Graduate Assistantship Opening | Center for Business and Economic Research

Contributed by: Lisa Goodpaster
Published: Tuesday, 19 March 2019 4:30 PM
The Center for Business and Economic Research is looking for a full-time graduate assistant with GIS skills beginning fall 2019, or as early as this summer, depending upon the student's availability.

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You’re invited to the Provost Faculty Summit – RSVP Today

Contributed by: Ashley Green
Published: Tuesday, 19 March 2019 2:00 PM
Join us Friday, April 12, 2019 in the L.A. Pittenger Student Center Ballroom for the Provost Faculty Summit, presented by the Division of Online and Strategic Learning.

Visit bsu.edu/ProvostFacultySummit to save your spot today.

If you have questions about the Provost Faculty Summit, please contact strategiclrn@bsu.edu.
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Hacks for Humanity!

Contributed by: Krystal Geyer
Published: Tuesday, 19 March 2019 1:00 PM
On March 22, the Entrepreneurship Center at Ball State, the Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization, and the Innovation Connector are hosting a 24 hour hackathon at the Innovation Connector, where we’re bringing together students from all disciplines to work on solving some of Muncie’s biggest problems through business and technology.

Everyone is welcome to attend - no business or technology experience is required. All you need is enthusiasm, a passion for solving problems, and a laptop!!

We'll provide three meals, a TON of caffeine, and the challenges - you bring your appetite and a desire to make our community a better place.

Questions can be directed to ceo@bsu.edu. To register and find more information, click here.
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School of Art Visiting Artist and Animator John Pomeroy

Contributed by: Andy Beane
Published: Tuesday, 19 March 2019 12:00 PM
The School of Art is proud to present John Pomeroy as a part of our visiting artist series.

John Pomeroy is an American animator, producer, writer, storyboard artist, character designer, and painter. He started his animation career in 1973 and has worked on animated films such as: Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, The Rescuers, Pete’s Dragon, Banjo the Woodpile Cat, The Fox and the Hound, The Secret of NIMH, Dragon’s Lair, An American Tail, The Land Before Time, Pocahontas, Fantasia 2000, Atlantis: The Lost Empire, Treasure Planet, Curious George, and The Simpsons Movie. He has been a supervising or directing animator for over a dozen feature film characters. Pomeroy has worked for Walt Disney Studios as well as Don Bluth Studios in Ireland. He was mentored under famed animator Frank Thomas, one of Walt Disney’s “Nine Old Men”. His career spans between the end of the Golden age of animation to today’s current feature length animated films.

John will give a public presentation March 28th at 5pm in AJ 175.
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The Entrepreneurial Experience

Contributed by: Krystal Geyer
Published: Tuesday, 19 March 2019 10:30 AM
We're back at it with the Entrepreneurial Experience!! Our special guest this week is Gus Olympidis, founder of Family Express, an ever-growing Indiana-based convenience store and fueling center. Join us on Thursday, March 21 from 11:00-12:15pm in AJ 175 as Gus shares his story and unique approach to HR. His talk would be of particular interest to hospitality and food management, human resources, and entrepreneurship students, but everyone will learn something!

Hope to see you there!
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Attend the 2019 Student Symposium!

Contributed by: Danielle Behrens
Published: Tuesday, 19 March 2019 10:00 AM

Please join us 3 weeks from today in supporting your peers at the 2019 Student Symposium at Ball State University!

On Tuesday, April 9, 2019 from 1:00-3:30pm students will be presenting their research through open poster sessions and moderated 15 minute paper presentations.

An Awards Ceremony will then take place from 3:45-4:30pm in Cardinal Hall. Dr. Sue McDowell, vice provost for research, and Dr. Melinda Messineo, interim associate vice president for diversity and interim director of the office of institutional diversity, will be speaking.

Find our more on the Sponsored Projects Administration's website.

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Women's Week Begins Today

Contributed by: Lisa Pellerin
Published: Monday, 18 March 2019 12:30 PM
The Women’s & Gender Studies Program is proud to present Women’s Week 2019, beginning today! Women’s Week is a series of events aimed to highlight intersectional issues and those working to create a more equitable future.

Today, March 18th, author and activist Julia Serano will be speaking about intersectionality and inclusivity at 6:30 PM in Teacher’s College Room 121.

We hope that you will consider joining us tonight and for the many other events occurring throughout the week! Below is a complete list of the many events sponsored by organizations and departments across campus. For more information, check out the Women’s & Gender Studies Facebook at www.facebook.com/bsuwgs .
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Scholarship for Non-Traditional Students

Contributed by: Victoria Meldrum
Published: Monday, 18 March 2019 11:30 AM
The BSU Women’s Club awards at least three $1,500 scholarships each year to non-traditional students at Ball State. Apply for the 2019-2020 academic year at https://bsuwc.org/scholarship. Deadline is Monday, April 22, 2019.

Ideal scholarship candidates are Ball State students who have returned to school after an absence of at least five years, are working on their first degree, and maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Full requirements and preferences are listed at https://bsuwc.org/scholarship

Note: Applicants must complete the FAFSA by April 19.
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Women's Week Begins Today

Contributed by: Lisa Pellerin
Published: Monday, 18 March 2019 10:30 AM
The Women’s & Gender Studies is proud to present Women’s Week 2019, beginning today! Women’s Week is a series of events aimed to highlight intersectional issues and those working to create a more equitable future.

Today, March 18th, author and activist Julia Serano will be speaking about intersectionality and inclusivity at 6PM in Teacher’s College Room 121.

We hope that you will consider joining us tonight and for the many other events occurring throughout the week! Below is a complete list of the many events sponsored by organizations and departments across campus. For more information, check out the Women’s & Gender Studies Facebook at www.facebook.com/bsuwgs






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Diversity This Week March 18-24, 2019

Contributed by: Lisa Love
Published: Monday, 18 March 2019 9:30 AM

Check out the complete issue of Diversity This Week Here

Highlights include:

This Week in Diversity Now…

Please watch for information about the time and location for our beneficence vigil where we will remember those people who were the victims of hatred and violence, including those who were recently killed in the two mosques in New Zealand.

Join a discussion to address biases and learn more about students with disabilities.

Learn more about implicit bias through a workshop sponsored by the Office of Institutional Diversity

Understanding Inclusive Excellence and Learning to Identify Implicit Bias
Session 1, Thursday, March 21 at 10 am - TC 411

Find the week-long list of Women’s Week activities here.

…& looking back
The Equal Rights Amendment was passed by the U.S. Senate in 1972, but eventually failed to be ratified. Read more here.

…and more!

Contact the Office of Institutional Diversity Phone 765-285-5316 Email OID@bsu.edu
Teachers College 409
Facebook BallStateOID
Twitter @BallStateOID

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2018-2019 Learning and Development Sessions Week of March 29, 2019

Contributed by: Melissa Kraman
Published: Monday, 18 March 2019 9:00 AM
2018-2019 Learning and Development Sessions Week of March 29, 2019 Learn more.

Learning Center Newsletter: Retention and Graduation

Contributed by: Jennifer Haley
Published: Friday, 15 March 2019 9:30 AM
Check out the latest issue of Tutor Talk, the Learning Center annual newsletter! Learn more.

Distinguished grad Heather Williams to speak

Contributed by: Christine Rhine
Published: Thursday, 14 March 2019 1:00 PM

Heather Williams, the Department of Urban Planning's distinguished graduate of the year, will deliver a talk, “Small City – Big Ideas: Making Muncie Work,” at 4 p.m. April 2 in AB 100.

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Volunteers needed for Commencement on May 4

Contributed by: Jennifer Criss
Published: Thursday, 14 March 2019 9:30 AM

The Office of the President is in need of volunteers for Spring Commencement on May 4.

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Women's Week 2019

Contributed by: Courtney Jarrett
Published: Thursday, 14 March 2019 9:30 AM
The Women’s & Gender Studies program is proud to announce that next week (March 18-24th) is Women’s Week! Women’s Week is a series of events aimed to highlight intersectional issues and to celebrate those working to create a more equitable future.

We hope that you will consider joining us on Monday night and for the many other events occurring throughout the week! Below is a complete list of the many events sponsored by organizations and departments across campus. For more information, check out the Women’s & Gender Studies Facebook at www.facebook.com/bsuwgs


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Upcoming School of Music Events: March 12-23

Contributed by: Melissa Kraman
Published: Thursday, 14 March 2019 9:30 AM
Here are a few of the concerts, recitals, and events coming up in the School of Music. More details on these events and up-to-date information on all School of Music offerings can be found on our online Calendar of Events. All events are FREE and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Learn more.

Alice Procter Killey Lecture delivered by Dr. Katharine Hayhoe

Contributed by: Amanda Kavars
Published: Wednesday, 13 March 2019 6:30 PM
Alice Procter Killey Lecture delivered by Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, an atmospheric scientist and professor at Texas Tech and one of TIME's 100 Most Influential People at Emens Auditorium on March 28 at 7 pm: “Science in a Fact-Free World.” Learn more.

Implicit Bias & Solutions

Contributed by: Lisa Love
Published: Wednesday, 13 March 2019 9:00 AM
Would you like to learn more about implicit bias and develop solutions for lessening their impact at the university? Attend the Office of Institutional Diversity's two-part workshop series:


Session 1, Thursday, March 21 at 9 am
"Understanding Inclusive Excellence and Learning to Identify Implicit Bias"

At this session, we will explore definitions of diversity and inclusive excellence and explore examples of micro-aggressions and implicit biases.

Session 2, Wednesday, April 3 at 1 pm
"Responding to Implicit Bias: Supportive Strategies for Everyday Solutions"

At this session, we will review the sources of implicit biases and develop strategies to respond non-defensively and proactively for positive outcomes.

Contact the Office of Institutional Diversity Phone 765-285-5316
Teachers College 409
Facebook BallStateOID
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AAUW Work Smart Online

Contributed by: Lisa Love
Published: Wednesday, 13 March 2019 8:30 AM

Now You Can Work Smarter

By this point, you’ve likely heard about Work Smart Online, the American Association of University Women offers a free, one-hour training that helps women negotiate for higher pay and become better communicators. Now, the tool is even easier to use. We’ve improved it so you can navigate directly to the topics that interest you — whether that’s pay gap facts or negotiating tips — rather than being required to move through the course sequentially. Customize the learning experience to meet your needs!

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The American Association of University Women (AAUW) advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.

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Accepting Nominations for the Perham Scholarship

Contributed by: Amanda Kavars
Published: Tuesday, 12 March 2019 3:30 PM
Ball State University's College of Sciences and Humanities is seeking nominations for the 2019 Bernadette H. Perham Scholarship. Learn more.

2019 A. Jane Morton Award Nominees

Contributed by: Ashley Pilmore
Published: Tuesday, 12 March 2019 2:30 PM
The A. Jane Morton Award Committee would like to congratulate the following individuals on being nominated for the prestigious A. Jane Morton Award for Excellence in Staff Performance:

  • Kim Bechdolt – Administrative Coordinator, Department of Computer Science
  • Jennifer Eber – Communications and Technology Support Manager, Unified Technology Support
  • Julie Eiser – Outreach Coordinator, Department of Marketing-Center for Professional Selling
  • Melissa Gentry – Map Collections Assistant, University Libraries
  • Teresa Kennedy – Administrative and Graduate Program Coordinator, Paul Parkison Department of Accounting
  • Debbie Kirby – Administrative Coordinator, Department of Nutrition and Health Science
  • Christine Rhine – Administrative Coordinator, Department of Urban Planning
  • Delana Ulmer – Administrative Coordinator, Department of Economics

Every year this award is given to a staff member who continually demonstrates outstanding dedication and service to their department/office, the university, and the surrounding community. The winner will be announced during the Staff Recognition and Retirement Award Program on Thursday, April 11 in Assembly Hall of the Alumni Center. Please join us once again in congratulating these individuals, and thanking them for their dedication and service.
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Tucker Student Travel Grant for Autism Research

Contributed by: Donna Cunningham
Published: Tuesday, 12 March 2019 9:45 AM
The Center for Autism Spectrum (CASD), in coordination with BSU’s Sponsored Programs Administration (SPA) is pleased to offer the Terry and Sandra Tucker Family Autism Research Grant program for undergraduate and graduate student research related to autism spectrum. These grants are made possible through the generosity of Terry and Sandra Tucker and their understanding of the importance of supporting research in the field of autism.

Two separate competitions are held for student research projects and for travel funds to present at academic conferences. The Travel Grant competition's spring deadline is April 1, 2019!
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Attend the 2019 Student Symposium!

Contributed by: Danielle Behrens
Published: Monday, 11 March 2019 3:30 PM

Please join us in supporting your peers at the 2019 Student Symposium at Ball State University!

On Tuesday, April 9, 2019 from 1:00-3:30pm students will be presenting their research through open poster sessions and moderated 15 minute paper presentations.

An Awards Ceremony will then take place from 3:45-4:30pm in Cardinal Hall. Dr. Sue McDowell, vice provost for research, and Dr. Melinda Messineo, interim associate vice president for diversity and interim director of the office of institutional diversity, will be speaking.

Find our more on the Sponsored Projects Administration's website.

Learn more.

Afghan Faculty Mentorship and Cultural Exchange Opportunity

Contributed by: Jennifer Criss
Published: Monday, 11 March 2019 9:00 AM

I currently overseeing a program in India, in which 10 Afghan junior faculty members are participating in a 10-week professional development program focused on course development, student engagement, curriculum development, research, and higher education in the U.S. We hope to equip them with the tools needed to build success at their home university.

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REMINDER: 2018-2019 Indiana Women of Achievement Awards

Contributed by: Jennifer Criss
Published: Monday, 11 March 2019 9:00 AM

Ball State University has recognized six women for their excellence in leadership within education, research, and women’s advocacy.

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Upcoming School of Music Events: March 12-23

Contributed by: Patrick Stauffer
Published: Monday, 11 March 2019 8:00 AM
Here are a few of the concerts, recitals, and events coming up in the School of Music. More details on these events and up-to-date information on all School of Music offerings can be found on our online Calendar of Events.

Faculty Artist Series - Tuesday, March 12 | 7:30 p.m. | Sursa Performance Hall
49th Annual Festival of New Music - March 14-16 | Sursa Performance Hall
Faculty Artist Series - Sunday, March 17 | 12 p.m. | Sursa Performance Hall
Faculty Artist Series - Sunday, March 17 | 3 p.m. | Sursa Performance Hall
Guest Keynote - Sunday, March 17 | 7:30 p.m. | Sursa Performance Hall
Recording Workshop - Monday, March 18 | 2 to 7 p.m. | 2nd floor Music Instruction Building
Faculty Artist Series - Monday, March 18 | 7:30 p.m. | Hahn Recital Hall
Guitar Ensemble - Tuesday, March 19 | 7:30 p.m. | Hahn Recital Hall
Guest Artist Recital - Wednesday, March 20 | 5:30 p.m. | Hahn Recital Hall
Women of Song - Wednesday, March 20 | 7:30 p.m. | Sursa Performance Hall
Voice Studio Recital - Friday, March 22 | 5:30 p.m. | Hahn Recital Hall
Wind Ensemble and Symphony Band (ticketed)- Friday, March 22 | 7:30 p.m. | Sursa Performance Hall
13th Annual School of Music Vocal Competition
- Saturday, March 23 | 10 a.m. | Sursa Performance Hall
Trombone Studio Recital - Saturday, March 23 | 5 p.m. | Hahn Recital Hall

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Department of Mathematical Sciences Panel Discussion

Contributed by: Susan Bourne
Published: Monday, 11 March 2019 6:00 AM

Department of Mathematical Sciences
Panel Discussion

“Teaching Math Online: A Panel Discussion of Perceptions & Processes”
Kathy Shafer, Ann Leitze, Guy David, Munni Begum, Jerry Woodward

Thursday, March 21, 2019
1:00-1:50 p.m.
RB 449

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Public Forums Scheduled for Candidates for Dean of the College of Architecture and Planning

Contributed by: Angie Zahner
Published: Thursday, 07 March 2019 2:00 PM
The Search Committee for the Dean of the College of Architecture and Planning is pleased to welcome four finalists to campus. Learn more.

Honors College Lecture March 25 -- Robin Hood and Post-Medieval Christmastime Literature

Contributed by: Coralee Young
Published: Friday, 01 March 2019 7:00 AM

This once-monthly lecture series welcomes students and faculty to come together and explore a current topic of interest to the Honors College community. All persons within the Ball State University community are welcome to attend and participate. Join us on Monday, March 25, at 4PM in BB 100 for a discussion with the Reed D. Voran Distinguished Professor of Honors Humanities and Professor of English, Dr. Alex Kaufman, about “Robin Hood and Christmas”

“Now mustards, braun, roast beef and plumb pies”:

Robin Hood and Post-Medieval Christmastime Literature

This talk will explore the ways in which Robin Hood’s more modern Christmastime literature embraced both the conservative nature of Robin Hood’s past lives with radical re-workings of the legend to create fanciful works of literature and art that supported not the transgressive nature of outlaw politics or ideology but rather the more traditional and value driven message of Christmas in Great Britain and America: peace on earth, and good will toward men.

Dr. Kaufman teaches courses on Robin Hood, outlaws and banditry, historical literature, medieval literature, and medievalism.

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2019 Spring Shout Songwriting Competition

Contributed by: Becca Braun
Published: Wednesday, 20 February 2019 11:00 AM
The Ball State University School of Music is pleased to announce the 3rd Annual Spring Shout Songwriting Competition, open to all Ball State students ages 18-27. Song material must be your original work and you must be a musician.

Take advantage of a unique opportunity to perform with your band at Be Here Now. Don’t have your own backing band for your live performance? No problem! Use our MMP Studio Band (drums, bass, guitar, and keyboard). The event will be adjudicated by Ball State Music Media Production Faculty and a surprise judge. There will be a jury prize and an audience vote, so bring your friends!


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2018-2019 Indiana Women of Achievement Awards announced

Contributed by: Gabi Glass
Published: Tuesday, 19 February 2019 11:00 AM
Ball State University has recognized six women for their excellence in leadership within education, research, and women’s advocacy. Learn more.

VIRGINIA BALL CENTER FOR CREATIVE INQUIRY ANNOUNCES NEW FELLOWS

Contributed by: Laura Huffman
Published: Thursday, 14 February 2019 2:00 PM
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 2019-2020 academic year!
Read about their upcoming seminars, and contact the Fellows below to apply to be a part of the projects:
  • Fall 2019: Jill Christman, English - "Rape Culture in the Age of #MeToo"
  • Fall 2019: Laura Romano, English - "Makerspaces: Opportunities for Cultural Identity in Post-Industrial Cities"
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Independent Student Research Participants Needed

Contributed by: Courtney Jarrett
Published: Thursday, 14 February 2019 10:00 AM

Women’s & Gender Studies senior, Betsy Kiel, is looking to interview 5-7 students for an independent study project.

She is looking to speak with individuals who have attended at least one Ball State University Women’s Week event during their undergraduate career. Just as a reminder, Women’s Week is a week-long series of intersectional, gender-based programming and events produced by the Women’s & Gender Studies program in March alongside various different on and off-campus organizations.

Interviews should last approximately 30 minutes and Betsy is more than happy to work with your schedules. If this sounds like you and you’re willing to spare some of your time, please email Betsy at ejkiel@bsu.edu with your availability and what event(s) you have attended in the past.

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Rare Book Exhibit at the E.B. and Bertha C. Ball Center

Contributed by: Diane Watters
Published: Thursday, 14 February 2019 9:00 AM
The E.B. and Bertha C. Ball Center is pleased to host another Remnant Trust book exhibit. The center plans to host a different themed exhibit each fall and spring. This semester’s theme is “Men, Monsters and Martians,” and includes books such as Odyssey by Homer, Faust: A Dramatic Poem by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, and The Book of the Dead: The Papyrus of Ani by E. A. Wallis Budge to name a few. For more information visit the Web site. The exhibit is open to the public by appointment. Learn more.

Fashion Field Study - Europe 2020

Contributed by: Megan Shufelt
Published: Thursday, 07 February 2019 4:30 PM
ATTENTION ALL APPAREL DESIGN AND FASHION MERCHANDISING MAJORS AND MINORS:

Questionnaire regarding Summer 2020 European Field Study.
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Teachers College Alumni Scholarships Available! (Due: 05/10/19)

Contributed by: Ashley Pilmore
Published: Monday, 14 January 2019 5:00 PM
Attention All Education Majors…Teachers College Alumni Scholarships Are Now Available!

Students who meet the following criteria below may qualify for a Teachers College Alumni Scholarship:
  • must be pursuing an undergraduate degree
  • have a 3.0 overall GPA
  • successfully completed DP1 – Admission to the Teacher Preparation Program requirements by Spring 2019
  • demonstrate development of skills in the field of education
  • additional qualities considered: extra-curricular activities, interpersonal skills, leadership abilities, educational activities and experiences
  • financial need my be considered
  • must be enrolled in courses for the next fall semester

The scholarship application is available online and can be accessed HERE.

The application deadline is Friday, May 10, 2019. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Ashley Pilmore at ampilmore@bsu.edu.
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Lunch and Learn Speaker Series

Contributed by: Michelle Jones
Published: Monday, 14 January 2019 9:30 AM

The College of Health cordially invites you to the Spring 2019 Lunch and Learn Speaker Series
SAVE THE DATES and plan to join us on one or all of the upcoming dates!

All research presentations will be from 12-12:50 p.m. in AJ 175


January 23, 2019
February 6, 2019
March 20th, 2019
April 17, 2019




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SoTL Studio featuring Ball State faculty resumes for spring semester

Contributed by: Kathleen Jacobi
Published: Friday, 11 January 2019 3:30 PM
The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Studio brings faculty together to discuss the process of turning teaching into scholarship. Hear from those who have published SoTL research, view examples, and share your ideas with colleagues. Mellisa Holtzman (Sociology) will serve as facilitator for the series.

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