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Summer Academy for high school students to be held July 9 - 21

Contributed by: Lori Pence
Published: Friday, 24 February 2017 11:30 AM
DesignWorks Summer Academy, for high school sophomores and juniors, has been called an "immersive, intensive, team-driven, college level experience," and we'd agree.

Students will experience life as a college student while staying in the residence halls and attending college courses taught by faculty from the College of Architecture and Planning.

Field trips, participating in competitive projects, learning from profession speakers, are included in the fee. For admission requirements, dates, and to apply go to bsu.edu/cap/designworks. Questions? Contact Lori Pence at (765) 285-5879.
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Opportunity to Host an African Student

Contributed by: Hanna DelaGardelle
Published: Thursday, 23 February 2017 11:00 AM

Ball State University's Center for International Development (CID) has been selected for the fourth consecutive year to host the Pan-Africa Youth Leadership Program (PAYLP), a program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. We are seeking families and individuals to serve as homestay hosts from April 12 - 25, 2017. The 25 students and three adult mentors are from Malawi, Namibia, Swaziland, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. If you are interested in being a host family, please contact Hanna DelaGardelle at hvmurphy@bsu.edu or 765-285-2685 for details.

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Seeking Host Families for International H.S. Students

Contributed by: Brandy Reichle
Published: Tuesday, 14 February 2017 8:30 AM

The Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities continues to grow its international student program. This fall, we will welcome 10 new high school juniors from all over the world who will need host families for the 2017-2018 academic year.

To become a Host Family for next school year, complete your application at https://www.flag-intl.org//host.html. Once the application process is complete, host families may view detailed student stories, see pictures, and read teacher and parent letters, before being matched.  This opportunity is especially convenient for families living nearby or those already commuting to Ball State or the surrounding area since we are located on-campus, near the Student Center and Burris Laboratory School.

Host families:
  • Come in all shapes and sizes: Non-Academy families, younger/same age/older children, empty-nesters, college-age or adult children, no children, singles, etc.
  • Host a student in their home throughout the academic year (August 2017-May 2018)
  • Provide food and transportation to/from school (students pay for their own extracurricular activities, clothing, healthcare, etc.)
  • Treat the student as their own child (rules, love and support, guidance, etc.)
  • Do not need any previous hosting experience! Anyone interested in becoming a host family is encouraged to apply.
If interested, contact Brandy Reichle at breichle@bsu.edu or (765)285-8130 for more details. Also, please kindly share this information with others who might be interested in this unique cultural opportunity.



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Upcoming Events at the Brown Planetarium

Contributed by: Dayna Thompson
Published: Monday, 09 January 2017 11:30 AM
T h e   C h a r l e s    W.   B r o w n   P l a n e t a r i u m
S p r i n g    2 0 1 7
F r e e    P u b l i c    P r o g r a m s

Pendulum – A Special Musical Event
Friday: January 13 @ 6:30pm and @ 8pm for a special Friday late-night showing
Saturday: January 14 @ 6:30pm and 8pm

Tour of the Winter Sky
Fridays: January 20, 27 @ 6:30pm
Saturdays: January 21, 28 @ 6:30pm and 8pm

Saturn & Beyond
Fridays: February 10, 17, 24 @ 6:30pm
Saturdays: February 11, 18, 25 @ 6:30pm and 8pm

To Space & Back
Fridays: March 3, 24 @ 6:30pm
Saturdays: March 4, 25 @ 6:30pm and 8pm

2017 Solar Eclipse
Fridays: March 31 & April 7, 14 @ 6:30pm
Saturdays: April 1, 8, 15 @ 6:30pm and 8pm

For directions and parking information, as well as general policies, please visit the Charles W. Brown Planetarium website.
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Indiana Academy Preview Days

Contributed by: Julie Tuttle Davis
Published: Thursday, 08 December 2016 4:30 PM
The Indiana Academy provides a world class education for high ability high school students. For the third year in a row Niche.com has ranked us the #1 public high school in Indiana. We’re also ranked #3 best high school in the nation and our teachers are ranked #2. Learn more about attending the Indiana Academy at an upcoming Preview Day.
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