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Career Development option at the Women Working in Technology Conference 2016

Contributed by: Kirsten Smith
Published: Tuesday, 09 February 2016 1:00 PM
Are you interested in career development? Perhaps you're looking for a career shift, or would like to improve your personal branding to advance in your own company. If so, this session is for you! Join Mike Johnson as he works you through a process to build your brand, confidence and marketablity. Seats are limited to 20 people. Learn more.

Professional Development Sessions to tell the Ball State Story

Contributed by: Anna Beyer
Published: Wednesday, 03 February 2016 1:00 PM
The Division of Strategic Communications is offering free professional development sessions starting Feb. 10. We’re eager to share what we’ve learned, then answer questions. Sessions will be held in West Quad or the Student Center. Learn more.

Rethinking Black and Children's Young Adult Literature

Contributed by: Darolyn "Lyn" Jones
Published: Friday, 29 January 2016 7:00 AM
In the Fall semester, 2016, Dr. Darolyn “Lyn” Jones from the Department of English will be teaching a special topics immersive course, Rethinking Black Children’s and Young Adult Literature. See the course description below. Dr. Jones encourages interested students to register for this immersive course for the Fall of 2016.

299X: Rethinking Black Children's and Young Adult Literature Course
A three-credit hour course open to English majors, creative writing majors, elementary and secondary education majors and any other humanities student interested in the African Diaspora. We will read, study, and analyze critical children's and young adult literary works.
In addition, we will partner with black children and young adults in the Muncie community through the MP3 program. Together, we will feature and write new pieces of literature for Volume 4 of the Rethinking Children’s and Young Adult Literature digital magazine. (
Design students from the Unified Media lab in the Department of Journalism will assist with graphics, technology, and magazine design and layout.

If you have questions about the course, please email Dr. Jones at

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Ball State University launches free digital literary magazine promoting diversity in children’s and young adult literature

Contributed by: Darolyn "Lyn" Jones
Published: Tuesday, 26 January 2016 3:00 PM
We are shaped by the stories we read as children and retell as adults. Diversity in children’s and young adult literature is critical in creating and sustaining culture and community.

Rethinking Children's and Young Adult Literature is a result of the collaboration between Ball State University professor, Dr. Darolyn “Lyn” Jones and her teacher education, creative writing, and English students and George and Francis Ball Distinguished Professor, Dr. Jennifer Palilinos and her journalism media students.

In this innovative free, digital, interactive literary magazine, we have married story, art, and media as a way for your readers to experience the inclusiveness of stories that focus on topics promoting social justice.

In this special themed edition on LGBTQ, join us in hearing from and reading new works from celebrated children’s book writer Leslea Newman, viewing featured book trailers from a variety of authors including Newman, Adam Silvera, and Robert Munsch, checking out supporting teacher strategies and resources, and reading original children’s and young adult works which allow the reader to rethink gender and orientation. Syd the Fella is a parody of Cinderella where Syd is looking for a prince, subtext is a play about adolescents experiencing romance and crossed wires, Bell Tower, where an African American girl confronts the church and her community about her identity, and Tiffy's Story, a children’s picture book that explains transgender.

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Please share this with your audience, readers, writers, colleagues, and students! Email Dr. Jones at for a full press release that can be shared electronically.

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Register for the2016 Women Working in Technology Conference

Contributed by: Kirsten Smith
Published: Tuesday, 12 January 2016 2:30 PM
The 8th annual Women Working in Technology Conference is on March 18th, Registration is Open!
Give yourself the gift of breaking out of your daily rhythm, challenging yourself and meeting new people. Join other professionals (women and men) for a day of career and professional development at the 2016 Women Working in Technology Conference: Educate, Connect and Inspire at the Ball State Alumni Center.
Learn more.

Engaging Community Series

Contributed by: Krista Flynn
Published: Monday, 11 January 2016 4:00 PM
These hour-long forums will provide opportunities for faculty to network with colleagues from across the university, hear about other faculty experiences around community-engaged work, and walk away with new ideas, tools, and partners. Learn more.

Concussion Management IPE Opportunity

Contributed by: Jenny Johnson
Published: Friday, 11 December 2015 2:00 PM
The Northeast Indiana Area Health Education Center (NEI-AHEC) is pleased to offer a FREE Interprofessional Education Student Workshop, Concussion Management On and Off the Field. This event will be held on Saturday, February 20, 2016 from 9:00 AM-1:30 PM at 1819 Carew Street at the Huntington and Trine University Campus in Fort Wayne, IN. Transportation to and from the event will be provided to Ball State students courtesy of the Northeast Indiana Area Health Education Center (NEI-AHEC). Faculty facilitators (van drivers) are also needed. Registration costs for student participants and faculty facilitators are sponsored by the NEI-AHEC. Learn more.