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Physics Colloquium: The H-Alpha Dot Survey - Where Serendipity and Science Intersect

Contributed by: Julie Allison
Published: Wednesday, 21 February 2018 6:00 AM
Physics Colloquium: The H-Alpha Dot Survey - Where Serendipity and Science Intersect

Abstract: I describe the H-Alpha Dot Survey, an ongoing program that utilizes narrow-band images taken for other purposes to discover a population of faint emission-line sources...

Professor John Salzer
Department of Astronomy
Indiana University, Bloomington

Thursday, February 22
3:30 PM

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Undergraduate Research Grants

Contributed by: Kara Duquette
Published: Tuesday, 20 February 2018 2:00 PM
The Office of Immersive Learning and Sponsored Projects Administration is now accepting applications for grants to support faculty engaging undergraduate students in course-based, student-driven research projects. We are seeking proposals for projects that involve a process of study or discovery that will produce new insights, theories, or will apply such knowledge to problem-solving within an academic discipline. Research project results should be worthy of submission for publication in refereed journals and/or presentation at academic conferences and could contribute to external funding opportunities. The project period for this funding is May 15, 2018- May 15, 2019. Learn more.

STARS Steering Committee Communiqué

Contributed by: Lena Tompkins
Published: Tuesday, 20 February 2018 1:00 PM
Dear Colleagues,

As President Mearns noted in his recent campus-wide correspondence we begin 2018 with the task of planning and reporting on the state of campus sustainability using the STARS Framework.
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Biology Research in Progress Seminar Series #3

Contributed by: Chay Reigle
Published: Tuesday, 20 February 2018 10:30 AM
The third round of student presentations in the Spring 2018 Research in Progress Seminar Series continues this Friday. Learn more.

Call for Applications - Summer 2018 Faculty Academy

Contributed by: Kara Duquette
Published: Tuesday, 20 February 2018 9:45 AM

Deadline to Apply – 12:00 Midnight, March 19, 2018

The Office of the Provost, Office of Immersive Learning and the Division of Online and Strategic Learning is now accepting applications for the Summer 2018 Faculty Academy, to begin May 14, 2018.

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Info Table: Copyright & Fair Use

Contributed by: Laura MacLeod Mulligan
Published: Tuesday, 20 February 2018 7:30 AM
Info Table: Copyright & Fair Use

Have you ever quoted from a novel in a research paper? Shared a video with a friend? Whether we know it or not, we are constantly taking advantage of "fair use," a part of copyright law that lets all of us use other people's creations in limited ways to support free speech and education.
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Register Now for the 2018 Resilience Symposium

Contributed by: Erin Drennan-Bonner
Published: Tuesday, 20 February 2018 7:00 AM

What can you do for your students when they fall into crisis mode over everyday struggles that were routine for past generations?

To help faculty and staff explore strategies to help students overcome such struggles, the Division of Online and Strategic Learning is hosting a symposium, "A Conversation on Student Resilience," on March 28 at Ball State's L.A. Pittenger Student Center Ballroom.

Registration is now open.

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Dialogue Days Events 2/21 - 2/22 | Alumni Return to Campus

Contributed by: Tamara Estep
Published: Tuesday, 20 February 2018 1:30 AM
MILLER COLLEGE OF BUSINESS DIALOGUE DAYS
February 21 and 22, 2018


Ball State business alumni are talking and they’ll let you listen in. Successful alumni are returning to campus to discuss their professional experiences during Dialogue Days Wednesday and Thursday, February 21—22.

View the list of panel discussions and panelists online.

More than 100 Miller College of Business alumni are servings as panelists for discussions on topics that are timely, relevant and important. There are more than 50 panel discussions to choose from on a wide-range of topics. Three types of panel discussions are offered:

• Careers—Conversations centered on career options and opportunities for majors offered in the Miller College, particularly useful for students who have not decided on their major or are exploring different career paths and options in business.
• Professional Development—Sessions designed to enhance the skills you will need to successfully transition from college to the workforce.
• Topical—Focusing on emerging topics and trends from industry, the sessions provide in-depth discussions on advanced topics in the field.

Panel discussions are open to the campus community. Bring your curiosity. Come listen in and exchange ideas as topics that are important for your personal and professional success are discussed. Be ready to network and ask questions!

Most events are held in the Whitinger Business (WB) and Applied Technology (AT) buildings. Attendance is on a space-available basis. Students should bring their student I.D. card to gain entrance into the panel discussions.

#DialogueDays
Visit our social media wall in the Whitinger Business Building and post about your experience.

Hosted by the Miller College of Business and its alumni.

Questions? Contact business@bsu.edu.
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MAC Academic Leadership Development Program (ALDP) Fellows

Contributed by: Angie Zahner
Published: Monday, 19 February 2018 2:00 PM

MAC Academic Leadership Development Program (ALDP) Fellows

Overview

Ball State University will be joining with other colleges and universities in the Mid- American Conference (MAC) to participate in the Academic Leadership Program (ALDP). The mission of the MAC ALDP is to identify, develop, prepare and advance faculty as academic leaders in the Mid-American Conference universities. The program provides an opportunity for Ball State University faculty to gain valuable knowledge and experience in academic leadership by working closely with select administrators from other colleges and universities in the MAC.

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Diversity This Week

Contributed by: Lisa Love
Published: Monday, 19 February 2018 10:00 AM
Diversity this Week
A message from the Associate Provost for Diversity
Doing the work of creating an inclusive culture here at Ball State University

View the complete Diversity This Week Here

This Week in Diversity… Now
Wednesday, February 21, 2018, at 5:00 PM College of Architecture and Planning Location: AB 100
70 Acres in Chicago tells the story of Cabrini Green, a high rise public housing project replaced with a mixed-income community. Questions and discussion with the filmmaker, Ronit Bezalel following the film.

Expand your horizons…
Feb. 20 is UN World Day of Social Justice Day. The day is devoted to promoting efforts for full employment, decent work, gender equity, and access to social well-being and justice for all.

Live-Beneficence…I see the Beneficence in you
Join us - Show & Share the Beneficence you see in others Our pledge is “To treat each person in the Ball State community with civility, courtesy, compassion, and dignity; and to respect and learn from differences in people, ideas, and opinions.” Share examples of the Beneficence you see in others – email your nominations to mail to OID@bsu.edu Please include your name, the person's name and the way in which they embodied the Beneficence Pledge.

& looking back. This week in Diversity in 1970
February 18, 1970, the Chicago 7 are found not guilty. The antiwar activists were charged with rallying violent demonstrations at the August 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago.

Featured Diversity Scholarship An opportunity to showcase faculty publications 2016-17

Barbara Giorgio-Booher & Fang Gong

National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity
Developing Writing Rituals: A Key to Jumpstarting and Maintaining Productivity
  • To understand the connection between writing rituals and productivity
  • To assess their current structural/environmental barriers to develop writing rituals
  • Develop writing rituals tailored to their own strengths and limitations
View the webinar using this link https://www.facultydiversity.org/webinars/developwritingritual
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 Twitter@BallStateOID #RAK #WeFly Facebook,BSUOID
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Copyright, Fair Use, & Your Course Website

Contributed by: Laura MacLeod Mulligan
Published: Monday, 19 February 2018 7:30 AM
Copyright, Fair Use, & Your Course Website

Do you use Canvas, Blackboard, or another website to share materials with your students? Then this workshop is for you! Copyright and Scholarly Communications Manager Perry Collins will discuss how copyright law supports educators through important provisions such as "fair use" and the "classroom exemption." Perry will offer tips and strategies for staying within the law, and you will learn how Ball State University Libraries can help you make articles, videos, and more available to your students online. Please bring questions and topics for discussion!
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Can Beauty Save the World? Film and Discussion

Contributed by: Melinda Messineo
Published: Sunday, 18 February 2018 2:00 PM
With Liberty, Justice, and BEAUTY for all… CAN BEAUTY SAVE THE WORLD?
A film and conversation with John de Graaf7:00pm, Monday February 26, 2018Pittenger Student Center, Pine Shelf Room, 2nd floor

Join us for a screening of REDEFINING PROSPERITY, a new film about how the back-to-the-land movement changed a town and how the fight to save a beautiful river bridged political divides and led to deeper dialogue about sustainability and equity in our communities.

For more information about this event contact the Office of Institutional Diversity Phone 765-285-5316 Email OID@bsu.edu Teachers College 409 Twitter@BallStateOID Facebook, BSUOID
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Computer Science Colloquium Series - What is a String by Paul Buis

Contributed by: Kim Bechdolt
Published: Friday, 16 February 2018 9:30 AM

Department of Computer Science - Ball State University
Colloquium Series 2017-18

Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 3:00 PM, RB 104

What is a String?

Paul Buis

Chairperson and Associate Professor


Abstract

When dealing with computerized human language text, it used to be reasonable for me to assume the language was English. When dealing with programming languages it used to seem reasonable for them to assume that strings were sequences of characters and that each character could be represented by a byte.

However, now with worldwide text-based communication, these restrictions are no longer reasonable. The Unicode standard describes how computers manipulate text that represents symbols from a large set of human languages as well as emoji.

This talk will examine the basic principles of the Unicode standard; how many programming languages fall short in implementing some of the concepts; and what you need to know to do things right. If you want to use a computer or write a computer program to manipulate text that may include non-English symbols, you will want to learn the concepts discussed in this talk.

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Reminder about Citation Management Workshops

Contributed by: Laura MacLeod Mulligan
Published: Friday, 16 February 2018 8:00 AM
If you missed our citation management workshops earlier this semester, no worries--we have several more sessions scheduled for Spring 2018! Learn more.

Strategic Learning Drop-in Hours

Contributed by: Cathy Cunningham
Published: Friday, 16 February 2018 8:00 AM
Drop in or register for a specific time to talk 1:1 with one of our talented team members. Learn more.

February Digital Scholarship Lab Feed--Next Week

Contributed by: Laura MacLeod Mulligan
Published: Thursday, 15 February 2018 9:00 AM
Telling Your Story with Maps: How to Use and Create Multimedia Web Maps for Use in Instruction and Research

Ball State University Libraries and the Digital Scholarship Lab invite you to the February Digital Scholarship Lab Feed, which will feature a video conference presentation focused on Esri's Story Map technology by Joseph Kerski. Kerski, currently the Education Manager at Esri, has also served as a geographer and cartographer at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the U.S. Census Bureau, and the U.S. Geological Survey. The Digital Feed will focus on the advantages of using Esri's Story Map technology as both a teaching and research tool within an academic setting.

After the presentation, attendees will have the opportunity to sign up for access to the Story Maps application through the Ball State ArcGIS Online account and request online or one-on-one instruction for using Story Maps with the University Libraries' GIS Specialist, Angie Gibson.

Space is limited, so please R.S.V.P. to dsl@bsu.edu by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, February 19. A box lunch will be provided. Please indicate any special dietary needs you may have.

This event will be located on the first floor of Bracken Library at the Schwartz Digital Complex/Digital Scholarship Lab.

Event: DSL Digital Feed
Speaker: Joseph Kerski
Title: Telling Your Story with Story Maps: How to Use and Create Multimedia Web Maps for Use in Instruction and Research
Date/Time: Thursday, February 22, 12:15-1:30 p.m.
Location: Bracken Library, Schwartz Digital Complex/Digital Scholarship Lab
R.S.V.P. to: dsl@bsu.edu


Angela S. Gibson, GISP
Ball State University Libraries
GIS Specialist

James J. Connolly
Director, Center for Middletown Studies
George and Frances Ball Distinguished Professor of History
Co-Director, Digital Scholarship Lab

Michael Szajewski
Ball State University Libraries
Assistant Dean for Digital Scholarship and Special Collections
Co-Director, Digital Scholarship Lab
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Jewish Studies Course Development Summer Workshop

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

Honors College Lecture March 12

Contributed by: Coralee Young
Published: Tuesday, 13 February 2018 7:00 AM

Join us Monday, March 12, at 4PM in AJ 175 for a discussion with our newest distinguished professor Dr. Obed Frausto Professor of Honors Humanities about “Plural Democracy and the Foreigner.”

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Still time to Register for the Women Working in Technology Conference 2018

Contributed by: Kirsten Smith
Published: Monday, 12 February 2018 2:00 PM

Reminder that is not too late to get the early bird rate for the 10th annual Women Working in Technology Conference March 23rd. Registration is Open!

If you work in any tech or tech related role this conference is for you. Registration is now open for a day of career and professional development. Join professionals (women and men) from a variety of technology roles for an engaging day.

Highlights of the schedule include opening keynote session on "How to Engage Male Allies in Your Career", lunch keynote with Kristen Cooper on “How to Bring an Entrepreneurial Mindset to your Career and Life” and a closing keynote is “Mind Shift for Growth”. Checkout the breakout session options on the schedule.

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The Internet of Things (IoT)

Contributed by: Ronald Kovac
Published: Friday, 09 February 2018 8:00 AM
The 1st Annual Faculty Symposium on IOT


Are YOU interested in the Internet of Things (IOT)?
Have you done Research on the Internet of Things (IOT)?
Do you want to know how Can IoT impact your Research?
Do you like to network with your peers?

















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Conference on Healthcare Needs of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Contributed by: Donna Cunningham
Published: Thursday, 08 February 2018 10:30 AM

Addressing the Healthcare Needs of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Free conference hosted by the Ball State University School of Nursing and the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorder

Saturday, February 24, 2018, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the BSU Alumni Center

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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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Tucker Student Grant for Autism Research

Contributed by: Donna Cunningham
Published: Monday, 05 February 2018 10:00 AM

The Center for Autism Spectrum Disorder (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 disorders. 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 Research Grant competition's spring deadline is March 1, 2018!
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Upcoming Book Binding Workshops at the Book Arts Collaborative

Contributed by: Amy Trendler
Published: Friday, 02 February 2018 12:30 PM
Learn how to bind your own garden journal, sew a text block, or make a case book at an upcoming workshop at the Book Arts Collaborative. Learn more.

CORRECTED LINK - Registration Open - 2018 Student Symposium

Contributed by: Jessie Roark
Published: Thursday, 01 February 2018 1:30 PM

Corrected Registration Link: https://goo.gl/forms/Y8kURjhTRAhMPWr83

Registration is now open for the 2018 Student Symposium.

The Symposium will take place on April 17, 2018, at the LA Pittenger Student Center.

There is no cost to register for the Student Symposium and participation is open to all Ball State, Burris, and Indiana Academy students. The event will include a poster session and moderated paper presentations.

Follow this link to register.

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Registration Open - 2018 Student Symposium

Contributed by: Jessie Roark
Published: Thursday, 01 February 2018 1:00 PM
Registration is now open for the 2018 Student Symposium.

The Symposium will take place on April 17, 2018, at the LA Pittenger Student Center.

There is no cost to register for the Student Symposium and participation is open to all Ball State, Burris, and Indiana Academy students. The event will include a poster session and moderated paper presentations.

Follow this link to register.
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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.

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70 Acres in Chicago - CAP film screening

Contributed by: Valerie Morris
Published: Tuesday, 30 January 2018 8:30 AM
CAP - 70 Acres in Chicago film screening & discussion with film maker Ronit Bezalel
Start: February 21, 2018 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Location: Architecture Building, Room 100

"A startling case study into the making and destruction of one of Chicago’s most infamous public housing projects.” – Tony Binns

For more information contact:

Dagney Faulk
765-285-5152
View E-mail

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Humor and Personality Survey: Male Participation Needed

Contributed by: Allison Cipriano
Published: Monday, 29 January 2018 11:00 AM

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Humor and Personality Survey: Participation Needed

Contributed by: Allison Cipriano
Published: Thursday, 25 January 2018 12:00 PM


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2018 Student Symposium Guidelines Posted

Contributed by: Jessie Roark
Published: Friday, 19 January 2018 6:00 PM
The guidelines for the 2018 Student Symposium at Ball State University are now live. Click here to visit the Student Symposium webpage.
Registration will be open February 1 - March 2.
The Symposium will take place on April 17th, 2018, 1:00 - 4:30 PM.

The Student Symposium is a one-day conference allowing Ball State students to showcase their work in either a refereed poster session or a moderated paper presentation. Whether you have never presented at an academic conference before and don’t know where to start, or you are a seasoned pro looking to further develop your skills and add to your resume/CV, the Student Symposium is a great opportunity. There is no cost to present in the Symposium and students of all levels and disciplines are invited to participate.

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