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Become a Peer Victim Advocate

Contributed by: Belinda McNeill
Published: Tuesday, 22 August 2017 3:00 PM
Are you looking for a way to get involved on campus? Are you interested in volunteering your time to make a difference in someone’s life? Are you passionate about supporting survivors of violence?

If so, consider applying to join the Office of Victim Services Peer Victim Advocate (PVA) training course this fall semester!

Training will be held weekly, on Thursdays, from 3:30-4:45pm.
The course will start September 21 and end on December 7 (no class November 23).
The group will meet in the Health Center, Room 206.
*This training is on a volunteer basis and not for course credit.*


Students completing this training will become members of the PVA team and will be educated on providing after-hours, on-call advocacy and support to survivors of gender based violence. Additionally, students will learn how to facilitate educational programs related to issues involving relationship violence, sexual violence, stalking, healthy relationships and related topics. If you are good at listening, desire to help connect your peers to resources, want to inform them of their options, and are encouraging and empowering, please consider applying.

It is imperative that all applicants review the training expectations and requirements by visiting the OVS website.

After considering the role, responsibilities, and time commitment, if you are interested, please apply here.

Applications need to be submitted by 11:59pm Friday, September 1.
Late applications will not be considered.
This opportunity is open to undergraduate and graduate students.
Because of the time needed to train each peer advocate, a two semester time commitment is expected of new advocates—this does include your semester in training.

Please note: This will be the only day of the week/time of day this training is offered this semester. If it does not coordinate with your academic or work schedule, we would invite you to consider applying in the spring 2018 semester.

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Study abroad scholarship for Pell Grant recipients

Contributed by: Barb Stedman
Published: Tuesday, 22 August 2017 10:00 AM

The Benjamin Gilman Scholarship awards up to $5,000 to assist Pell Grant recipients who are studying abroad for at least three weeks.

Learn more by attending ONE of these information sessions:

> 5-6 p.m. on Tuesday, August 29

> 4:30-5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 30

Both sessions will be held in the Schwartz Digital Viewing Room, on the first floor of Bracken Library.

Visit www.gilmanscholarship.org for details about the program. The application deadline for students who’ll be abroad during spring or summer 2018 is October 3.

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Join Muncie's Academy for Community Leadership!

Contributed by: Erin Moore
Published: Tuesday, 22 August 2017 9:00 AM

Registration is now open for the 2017 Academy for Community Leadership (ACL) in Muncie/Delaware County.

Offered through a partnership between Ball State and the Muncie/Delaware County Chamber of Commerce, ACL is comprised of ten dynamic weekly sessions that immerse participants in our community’s rich history, current strengths, and future aspirations.

2017 Academy for Community Leadership

Thursdays, 7:30 – 10 am
September 7 – November 9
Each session meets at a different Muncie/Delaware County location
Cost: $300
Space is limited to 35 for each class
To register: Contact Nancy Norris at nnorris@muncie.com

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Register NOW for the 9th Annual Diversity Research Symposium

Contributed by: Linh Littleford
Published: Thursday, 27 July 2017 1:00 PM

The 9th Annual Diversity Research Symposium at Ball State University

September 22 and 23, 2017

http://diversitysymposium.org/registration

Registration Deadline: September 1, 2017



Register NOW to:

  • · Hear Dr. Angela Davis’ Keynote Address: Institutional Racism in the Penal and Criminal Justice System
  • · Participate in networking sessions for researchers, scholars, community organizations, graduate programs, and students to explore collaborative research and other opportunities
  • · Attend the poster session???
  • · Participate in workshops, facilitated discussions, panel discussions, and talks presented by scholars from over 40 sub-disciplines and organizations

· For complete program schedule, see http://diversitysymposium.org/schedule

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BSU Pi Sigma Epsilon Chapter Wins at National Sales & Marketing Fraternity Convention

Contributed by: Julie Eiser
Published: Monday, 15 May 2017 9:00 AM
Students from Ball State University attended Pi Sigma Epsilon’s 61st annual National Convention. The convention took place April 18-22, 2017 at the Hilton at the Ballpark in St. Louis, MO. Members of the Epsilon Epsilon chapter at Ball State University earned the following awards:
• 1st place Case Study Competition
• President's Award for Special Merit won individually by Nadine Hashem
Shannon Eden, also a member of the Epsilon Epsilon chapter, won the Future Leader Scholarship which recognizes freshman and sophomore members of Pi Sigma Epsilon who display the potential to become great future leaders of their chapters and of PSE.
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Storytelling: The Must-Have Career Skill

Contributed by: Cathy Day
Published: Sunday, 23 April 2017 8:00 PM
We live in such a noisy world, so many voices trying to get our attention.

But who captures our attention?

That’s easy: whoever tells the best story.

Storytelling is the new must-have skill in business, advertising, marketing, and public relations. Even Forbes agrees.


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Diversity Research Symposium Networking Sessions and Call for Proposals

Contributed by: Linh Littleford
Published: Monday, 13 March 2017 10:00 AM
Register now to attend networking sessions at the 9th Annual Diversity Research Symposium (DRS, September 22nd and September 23rd, 2017 at Ball State University) to explore collaborative research and other opportunities. Available networking sessions:
• Community organizers and researchers
• Community organizers and students
• Researchers and students
• Graduate programs and students

Registration for the networking sessions is free. Due to limited seating, registration is required.

You are also invited to submit a proposal to present your diversity-related project at the. Proposals can be submitted between April 1 and June 1, 2017. We are seeking proposals that focus on creating brave spaces for inclusion, equity, and justice. Angela Davis (feminist & writer) will present the keynote address: "Institutional racism in the penal and criminal justice system." At the last DRS hosted by Ball State University, participants represented 81 academic sub-disciplines, 21 institutions & organizations, and 13 states.

For more information, to submit proposals, and/or to register for the networking sessions, visit http://www.diversitysymposium.org

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Celebrate and workshop creative writing at the Writers' Community!

Contributed by: Eva Snider
Published: Thursday, 16 February 2017 3:00 PM
Calling all creative writers! Real life can be overwhelming and sometimes we need a break. For anyone who enjoys community and creative writing, there is the Ball State Writers' Community. Join us on every Monday at 8:00 PM in RB 295 to share your current work, listen to others share their work, give feedback, and receive feedback. Come to one of our meetings to escape reality for an hour by getting the creative juices flowing with a writing prompt, and sharing ideas with people who are just as passionate about creative writing as you are! Learn more.

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