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Digital Journalist Discusses Free Google Tools to Enhance Storytelling

Contributed by: Christa Burkholder
Published: Tuesday, 27 September 2016 2:00 PM
Former L.A. Reporter and Web editor Mike Reilly discusses the suite of Google's free tools to help digital journalists make their stories stick out by creating simple, clean, and easy-to-use interactives. Learn more.

Intern in Washington and earn BSU credit!

Contributed by: Barb Stedman
Published: Monday, 26 September 2016 6:00 PM

On Tuesday, Oct. 4, a representative from The Washington Center will give an hour-long presentation about opportunities to intern in Washington, DC, while earning Ball State credit. Internships are offered year-round in all majors.

The presentation will begin at 5 p.m. in TC 109.

Students who can't attend this session may schedule individual appointments with the representative by emailing hours of availability on Oct. 4 to

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Free HIV Testing!!!

Contributed by: Belinda McNeill
Published: Friday, 23 September 2016 5:00 PM
Confidential HIV Testing Provided by Heartland Community Services Foundation
When: Wednesday, September 28th
Time: 10 am – 2 pm (by appointment)

Where: Office of Health, Alcohol, and Drug Education located in Health Center, Rm 201
CALL NOW for Your Appointment: 765-285-3775 (You will only be asked for your first name to hold the appointment)

*No Food or Drink at Least 15 Minutes Before Your appointment*

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#blacklivesmatter: Rethinking Children's & YA Lit magazine submissions

Contributed by: Lyn Jones
Published: Tuesday, 20 September 2016 10:00 AM
Submission Call: Rethinking Children’s and Young Adult Literature: Read for Change
Fall 2016 Volume 3, Issue 4
Theme: #blacklivesmatter

Edited by Assistant Professor in the Department of English at Ball State University, Dr. Darolyn “Lyn” Jones with George and Frances Ball Distinguished Professor of Multimedia, Jennifer Palilonis, Ball State University iMedia, teacher education, and creative writing Ball State students.

In this innovative free, digital, interactive literary magazine, we have married stories, art, activism and multi modal delivery for your readers to experience the inclusiveness of stories that focus on topics promoting social and educational justice.

Diversity in children’s literature is critical in constructing culture and community identity. We grow up and are conditioned by the stories we read as children and retell as adults. This gatekeeping that happens at home, in schools, and in communities often prevents new stories, different stories, rewritten stories from being consumed, read, and valued as quality literature.

Learn more about our magazine, it’s features, and how do download the magazine for free to your smart phone or tablet at our website,

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We are seeking original submissions to feature in each section of our upcoming Volume 3, Issue 4 of Rethinking Children’s and Young Adult Literature. This issue will be themed to address children’s or young adult works that focus on #blacklivesmatter.

From the Expert: Children’s book writers, librarians, and scholars are encouraged to write a 500 to 750 original essay and video or audio record that essay sharing, encouraging, or persuading us why or how to read for change. Include a picture of yourself, a bio, and a link to your website or information.
Featured Book: Create an original book trailer that is 60 to 90 seconds in length and includes text, sound, and imagery. No copyright violations. Write a 125 to 200-word piece About the Author of this featured book, and a 125 to 200 word annotated Book Review of the featured book.
Rewriting Children’s & YA Lit: Write and illustrate or animate an original children’s picture book. You may illustrate the book yourself or work with an artist. Graphic, computer generated, or original print art is accepted.
Rewriting Children’s & YA Lit: Rewrite and illustrate or animate a public domain classic children’s literature book. You may illustrate the book yourself or work with an artist. Graphic, computer generated, or original print art is accepted.

• Please do not submit work that has been previously published or that you are simultaneously submitting.
• Please format your written work in Times New Roman, 12-pt, single-spaced and submit as a .doc or .docx file.
• Include your name, email address, phone number on the first page of your document.
• Graphic imagery should be submitted as an EPS, PDF, or Adobe Illustrator (AI) file.
• Print imagery can be high resolution scanned and saved as a jpeg.
• Save your files with your last name_title.
• Videos can be submitted as an MP4 files or as a Youtube link.

Email submissions by November 1, 2016 to

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