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Diversity This Week

Contributed by: Lisa Love
Published: Tuesday, 02 January 2018 9:30 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

Each semester presents us with new opportunities to create community and we thank you again for your efforts to create an inclusive and inviting campus. With this spirit of inclusion in mind, please ask yourself, "How warm is my spring syllabus?"

Transparency, compassion, and enthusiasm are critical elements for a successful classroom experience and your syllabus is a key method through which these sentiments are transmitted. Does your syllabus convey a supportive, yet rigorous, learning environment? Or does it perhaps lean more toward an authoritarian, even combative tone? To learn more about the "temperature" of your syllabus, check out this column:

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This Week in Diversity Now
January 5 is George Washington Carver Recognition Day In commemoration of George Washington Carver’s life and work. Find out more at George Washington Carver biography.

Expand your horizons…

January 4, World Braille Day Celebrates the birth of Louis Braille, inventor of the reading and writing system used by millions of blind and partially sighted people all over the globe

January 7, Christmas for Eastern Orthodox Christians, who celebrate Christmas 13 days later than other Christian churches, because they follow the Julian rather than the Gregorian version of the Western calendar.

& looking back. This week in Diversity in 1942

The name "United Nations", coined by United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt was first used in the Declaration by United Nations January 1, 1942, during the Second World War, when representatives of 26 nations pledged their Governments to work together.

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

Rob Brookey
Chairperson, Department of Telecommunications
(2016). Our country, our language, our server: Xenophobic and racist discourse in League of Legends. In Rebecca Lind. Race and Gender in Electronic Media: Challenges and Opportunities (pp. 179-194). New York, NY: Routledge. Graduate student.

(2016). Sex is the weapon: Video game culture as “Boy Culture.” In Jimmie Manning and Carey Noland (Eds.), Contemporary Studies of Sexuality & Communication (pp. 433-446.). Dubuque, IA.

National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity

Writing through Writer's Block: Turning Research Obstacles into Insight
This series will explore the multiple forms that writing blocks take, consider challenges that underrepresented faculty may experience in relation to writing, and identify strategies for attending to blocks so as to turn obstacles into insight.
  • Are you feeling stuck in your writing?
  • Are you no longer sure exactly where or how to start?
  • Do you maintain unrealistic standards?
View the webinar using this link
Can't view the resource? Be sure to register. Ball State University faculty and graduate students can register at

Contact OID Phone 765-285-5316 Email Carmichael Hall, Room 104