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Ball State Pre-Sale for Arts Alive! Concert Series

Contributed by: Patrick Stauffer
Published: Wednesday, 15 August 2018 2:00 PM
Presented by the College of Fine Arts and the School of Music, the Arts Alive! Concert Series presents world-renowned and award-winning musical ensembles and artists in Sursa Performance Hall. Ball State students, faculty, and staff are eligible for a Ball State pre-sale to purchase individual tickets before the general public! Pre-sale dates: Thursday, August 16; Friday, August 17; and Monday, August 20.
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Events this week

Contributed by: Jennifer Criss
Published: Wednesday, 15 August 2018 10:30 AM

As students return to campus, this week has some exciting events.

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Ball State Choirs – Find Your Voice

Contributed by: Patrick Stauffer
Published: Wednesday, 15 August 2018 9:30 AM
Let your voice be heard! The Ball State Choral Department in the School of Music welcomes singers from all disciplines to our choral ensembles. We offer multiple choirs that vary in focus and time commitment. Join us this semester for a variety of singing opportunities. Many students also find the choirs a great way to connect quickly with new friends and engage in our campus culture. All choirs are courses for credit.
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Students: The Transition to Canvas

Contributed by: Nancy Prater
Published: Tuesday, 14 August 2018 1:00 PM

Canvas will replace Blackboard as Ball State's new learning management system. We've put together a few key facts especially for students.

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Best Practices for Transitioning to ArcGIS Pro

Contributed by: Laura MacLeod Mulligan
Published: Monday, 13 August 2018 3:00 PM
This hour-long session is designed to assist faculty members, staff, and graduate students with the transition from ESRI's ArcMap software to ArcGIS Pro. We will cover the different types of licenses available at Ball State University, as well as which is the most advantageous for each user based on their status and computer type (single-use, concurrent, EVA, name-user). The session will also include helpful hints on subjects such as navigating the software's menus, how credits are consumed based on licensing types, obtaining training through ESRI's E-Learning site, and assisting students with saving projects and data. Learn more.

Diversity This Week

Contributed by: Lisa Love
Published: Monday, 13 August 2018 10:30 AM
Diversity this Week
A message from the Associate Vice President for Diversity
Doing the work of creating an inclusive culture here at Ball State University

Thank you to everyone who responded to our recent survey inviting participation in our campus-wide efforts to build an inclusive community. The response exceeded our expectations! Now more than ever we invite you to “Live Beneficence”. Do you want to be part of this effort? Send us your contact information at oid@bsu.edu.

View the complete Diversity This Week Here

This Week in Diversity Now…
BSU Board of Trustees and President post statements addressing decision regarding The John H. Schnatter Institute for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise. Read more here.

August
Transgender Alliance Clothing Drive. Drop off gently used items a Twin Archer, Universalist Unitarian Church, Queer Chocolatier or the Lutheran Church of the Cross. Use this link to learn more.

4th Annual Research Conference in Adult, Community, and Higher Education August 24 & 25, Student Center, Cardinal Hall Register now The event provides networking opportunities for students, faculty, alumni, business partners, community members, and prospective students.

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) This is an opportunity for graduate students and undergraduate students who are looking to pursue a graduate education. Use this link to apply.

Expand your horizons…
August 6
Transfiguration, a holiday recognized by Orthodox Christians to celebrate when Jesus communed with Moses and Elijah on Mount Tabor.

August 17
Marcus Garvey Day, which celebrates the birthday of the Jamaican politician and activist who is revered by Rastafarians. Garvey is credited with starting the Back to Africa movement, which encouraged those of African descent to return to the land of their ancestors during and after slavery in North America.

Live-Beneficence…I see the Beneficence in you
Beneficence is not passive. It is by definition, action taken to benefit others. To “Live Beneficence” is a call to action. Join us.

Beneficence challenge: Seeing the good in others can build confidence and happiness for everyone involved. Learn more here. Share examples of the Beneficence you see in others – email your nominations to OID@bsu.edu Please include your name, the person's name and the way in which they embodied the Beneficence Pledge.

…& looking back. 1961
The Berlin Wall is built. Over the night of August 12-13, soldiers began laying more than 100 miles of barbed wire slightly inside the East Berlin border. The wire was soon replaced by a six-foot-high, 96-mile-long wall of concrete blocks until 1990 when the wall was opened. Learn more here.

NEW Resource
Use the Inclusive Event Guide on the Office of Institutional Diversity website when preparing your next meeting

Featured Diversity Scholarship
An opportunity to showcase faculty publications 2017-18
James Jones Director of Research and Academic Effectiveness

Keeping Diversity, Equity and Inclusion as a forethought…not an afterthought
Recruiting Diverse and Excellent New Faculty
Abigail J. Stewart and Virginia Valian provide recommendations for how deans, department chairs, and their search committees can optimize their chances. https://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2018/07/19/advice-deans-department-heads-and-search-committees-recruiting-diverse-faculty

National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity
Building a Publishing Pipeline
Learn how to manage multiple wiring projects with an action plan. Learn more using this link. https://www.facultydiversity.org/webinars/pipelinewk1

Can't view the resource? Be sure to register. Ball State University faculty and graduate students can register at https://www.facultydiversity.org/join

Contact the Office of Institutional Diversity Phone 765-285-5316 Email OID@bsu.edu
Teachers College 409
Facebook BallStateOID
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Reminder: Fall Opening Convocation on August 17

Contributed by: Jennifer Criss
Published: Monday, 13 August 2018 10:30 AM

All Ball State University faculty and staff are invited to the Fall Opening Convocation at 9 a.m. on Friday, August 17, in Emens Auditorium.

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Introduction to iclicker Cloud / REEF Student Mobile Application

Contributed by: Cathy Cunningham
Published: Monday, 13 August 2018 9:00 AM
This session will introduce REEF and how to use it as the primary student response system as well as in conjunction with i>clicker2. Learn more.

4th Annual Research Conference in Adult, Community, and Higher Education (ARCACHE) Friday, August 24, 6:00 pm through Saturday, August 25, 2018, 3:00 pm

Contributed by: Ruby Cain
Published: Friday, 10 August 2018 4:12 PM

What is the road map to success in building a community of learners in achieving your higher educational goals? This interdisciplinary conference provides an opportunity to showcase research, best practices, and collaborative partnerships.

4th Annual Research Conference in Adult, Community, and Higher Education (ARCACHE)

Friday, August 24, 6:00 pm through Saturday, August 25, 2018, 3:00 pm at

BSU Student Center

Theme: Connections: Building a Community of Learners.

Registration Rate: $40 Student Rate: $25

Register Here for 4th ARCACHE

Follow us on FB: https://www.facebook.com/ARCACHEducation?fref=ts View video testimonials from past attendees.

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Canvas Essentials Workshops

Contributed by: Erin Drennan-Bonner
Published: Friday, 10 August 2018 10:30 AM
Canvas Essential Workshops
Get the necessary training you need to use Canvas by participating in these 3 Canvas Essentials Workshops offered by Strategic Learning (formerly iLearn).

For any questions or inquiries, please visit bsu.edu/canvas, email us at stragiclrn@bsu.edu, or call us at 765-285-6582.

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2 weeks left: NEH Summer Stipends due August 24

Contributed by: Augusta Isley
Published: Friday, 10 August 2018 9:00 AM
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Stipend program supports individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Eligible projects typically result in articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources. Summer Stipends support continuous full-time work on a humanities project for a period of two months.

An outright award of $6,000 is provided for two consecutive months of full-time research and writing. In accordance with NEH guidelines, Ball State may nominate two faculty proposals to submit to NEH.

Ball State internal application deadline is August 24, 2018
Deadline for final submission to the NEH is September 26 for projects beginning May 2019.
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Learning Center syllabus statement

Contributed by: Jennifer Haley
Published: Friday, 10 August 2018 9:00 AM
Suggested informational statement for syllabus and other materials regarding the Learning Center. Learn more.

Arts Alive! Concert Series subscriptions on-sale starting August 2

Contributed by: Patrick Stauffer
Published: Wednesday, 01 August 2018 10:00 AM
Presented by the College of Fine Arts and the School of Music, the Arts Alive! Concert Series presents world-renowned and award-winning musical ensembles and artists in Sursa Performance Hall. Don't miss your chance to witness three incredible concerts this season!: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis (Saturday, October 13), Roman Kosyakov, piano (Thursday, November 8), and the Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet (Tuesday, February 12).
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4th Annual Research Conference in Adult, Community, and Higher Education (ARCACHE) Friday, August 24, 6:00 pm through Saturday, August 25, 2018, 3:00 pm

Contributed by: Ruby Cain
Published: Tuesday, 17 July 2018 6:00 PM

What is the road map to success in building a community of learners in achieving your higher educational goals? This interdisciplinary conference provides an opportunity to showcase research, best practices, and collaborative partnerships.

4th Annual Research Conference in Adult, Community, and Higher Education (ARCACHE)

Friday, August 24, 6:00 pm through Saturday, August 25, 2018, 3:00 pm at

BSU Student Center

Theme: Connections: Building a Community of Learners.

Registration Rate: $40 Student Rate: $25

Register Here for 4th ARCACHE

Learn more.

Graduate Assistant position available in Marketing and Communications

Contributed by: Lena Tompkins
Published: Monday, 16 July 2018 12:00 PM
The Division of Marketing and Communications is currently accepting applications for a graduate assistant for the 2018-2019 academic year. Learn more.

New Director of Disability Services

Contributed by: Ro Anne Royer Engle
Published: Friday, 13 July 2018 7:30 AM
Office of Disability Services has a new director effective July 23, 2018. Learn more.

CardCat Retirement/Improvements to University Libraries Search Tools

Contributed by: Laura MacLeod Mulligan
Published: Friday, 22 June 2018 12:00 PM
Ball State University Libraries has improved the ability to discover and locate library resources to best meet the needs of our students, faculty, and community of learners.

Earlier this summer, CardCat (the online catalog of print and electronic book/journal subscriptions) merged with OneSearch (a vast collection of materials that already encompasses CardCat offerings, plus full-text articles and citations from databases and online collections).

Please note that CardCat will be retired at the end of the day on Tuesday, June 26. Beginning Wednesday, June 27, please use the OneSearch/CardCat link on the University Libraries' website for the following user services:
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BECOME A MEMBER | Miller College Dean's Student Advisory Council Applications

Contributed by: Jennifer Keever
Published: Wednesday, 20 June 2018 10:00 AM

Miller College Dean’s Student Advisory Council

All Miller College students are invited to apply.

Applications are due by noon on Aug. 31.

Apply Online:

www.bsu.edu/business

Click “Activities & Opportunities”

Click “Dean’s Student Advisory Council”

Submit your resume to Jennifer Haney in the Whitinger Building (WB), room 100

The Dean's Student Advisory Council is a student organization that advises The Bryan Dean of the Miller College of Business on issues of importance to the students of the college and addresses student needs.

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Ball State to be honored at Engaged Scholarship conference

Contributed by: Erin Moore
Published: Wednesday, 16 May 2018 9:30 AM

Ball State University will be honored with the inaugural Excellence in Faculty Engagement Award at the 2018 Engagement Scholarship Consortium (ESC) Conference, Transforming Higher Education through Engaged Scholarship, October 2-3, 2018 at the Minneapolis Marriott City Center, Minnesota. The award specifically recognizes the Department of Elementary Education’s “Schools with the Context of Community” program for its exemplary contributions to scholarship and the practice of engaged scholarship.

Early registration is now available; special pricing includes an ESC member rate and a group discount for those attending with five or more colleagues from one institution.

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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).
Learn more.

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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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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