Communications Center
Skip Navigation LinksHome > Other


Rinard Orchid Greenhouse Holiday Hours

Contributed by: Chay Reigle
Published: Wednesday, 13 December 2017 9:30 AM
The Rinard Orchid Greenhouse will observe special hours for the upcoming holidays. Learn more.

Diversity This Week

Contributed by: Lisa Love
Published: Monday, 11 December 2017 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

View the complete Diversity This Week Here

This Week in Diversity Now

Save the Date: Tuesday, January 16, 2018, 7:30 p.m. Prius Hall Jasmin Rand, Civil Rights Activist, Law Professor & Attorney to Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown Families & looking back.

Expand your horizons

December 8 Bodhi Day, a holiday observed by Buddhists to commemorate Gautama’s enlightenment under the Bodhi tree at Bodhgaya, India.

December 10 International Human Rights Day, established by the United Nations in 1948 to commemorate the anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

December 12-20 Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, commemorates the Maccabees military victory over the Greek Syrians and the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem. The festival is observed by the lighting of a special candelabrum, the Menorah, with one additional light lit on each night of the holiday, progressing to eight on the final night. See Chanukah resources.

& looking back. This week in Diversity in 1946

The General Assembly of the United Nations votes to establish the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), an organization to help provide relief and support to children living in countries devastated by the war.

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

Simon Balto Assistant Professor of History
Director of African American Studies

Chicago's History With Stop-and-Frisk Laws Is a Warning. Time Magazine

National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity

Teaching in No Time: How to Prepare for a Stress-Free Semester
Learn the basics of planning and executing a stress-free course. You will develop the skills you need to teach effectively with less time and stress. Participants can revise a current course or plan a new one. At the end of this experience, participants will have weekly course topics, lesson plans for the first two weeks, and course assignments.

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
Learn more.

"A Christmas Truce" Radio Drama

Contributed by: Angela Rapp
Published: Friday, 08 December 2017 12:00 PM

A new, original work by Tom Horan, "A Christmas Truce," comes to the radio airwaves when Indiana Public Radio presents an authentic, live radio drama Friday, Dec. 15 at Sursa Performance Hall.

Attendees should be seated by 7:30 p.m. for the 8 p.m. live broadcast, and will be treated to a pre-show program and Foley demonstration.

General admission tickets are $10, $5 for students/youth and are available at the Emens Box Office, 285-1539.

IPR's annual holiday radio dramas recreate the magic of old-time live radio programs with community actors and musicians, and authentic Foley sound effects.

"A Christmas Truce" is directed by Jennifer Blackmer. Musical director is Michael Elliott. Foley sound effects will be performed by Vanessa Theme Ament. Videographer is Chris Flook.

The radio drama will be simulcast on IPR’s five stations; online at and on the IPR mobile app. An encore will air Christmas Day at 3 p.m. on IPR.

It will air on WIPB-TV on Thursday, Dec. 21 at 9 p.m. and Christmas Day at 10:30 p.m.

"A Christmas Truce" is presented by LifeStream Services and Ball State Federal Credit Union. Major support is provided by Yorktown Public Library. Additional support comes from Ball State Dept. of Theatre and Dance, eKeeper Systems, Mark's Service Center and Nicholson Family Dental.

Information: 285-5888 or

Learn more.

Holiday Decorations & Gifts at Greenhouse

Contributed by: Chay Reigle
Published: Tuesday, 05 December 2017 8:30 AM
The greenhouse will be decorated for the month of December and gift items will be available through the end of the semester, December 15. Learn more.

Fall Semester Online Evaluations Now Available

Contributed by: Lena Tompkins
Published: Thursday, 30 November 2017 8:00 AM
Online course evaluations for the fall semester are now available. We strongly urge you to take advantage of this opportunity to provide feedback on your classes before the evaluations close at midnight Friday, December 15. Learn more.

Submissions Being Accepted for Celestial Musings: Poems Inspired by the Night Sky

Contributed by: Dayna Thompson
Published: Friday, 07 July 2017 2:00 PM
Submissions are now being accepted for "Celestial Musings: Poems Inspired by the Night Sky". Submit up to three poems with a line limit of 32 lines each. The poems do not have to be entirely about the night sky, but the more the poems relate to the stars, constellations or the moon, the better the chance for publication.
Learn more.