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Teaching 21st-Century Learners: The Library Connection

Contributed by: Laura MacLeod Mulligan
Published: Tuesday, 17 October 2017 12:00 PM
Teaching 21st-Century Learners: The Library Connection

Information and technology skills are crucial to success for 21st-century learners. Join your librarian, Lisa Jarrell, to learn about how libraries and librarians can help you impart these skills to your future students. We'll talk about the Standards for the 21st-Century Learner from the American Association of School Librarians, and we'll brainstorm ways you can help your future students successfully navigate the information and technology landscape.

Intended audience: Elementary and secondary education students at all levels, students in teaching practicum experiences

Thursday, October 26
3:00-3:50 p.m.
Bracken Library room 008
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Be the Change! Register for the Candidates of the Future workshop

Contributed by: Erin Moore
Published: Monday, 16 October 2017 2:00 PM

The FREE Candidates of the Future workshop is for anyone, regardless of political experience, who has an interest in running for local office and wants to learn more about the campaign process. YOU can be the change you wish to see in in your community.

Candidates of the Future workshop
Saturday, November 11th
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Innovation Connector (map)
1208 W White River Blvd, Muncie, IN 47303
Spots are limited – Register here

Facilitated by Ball State’s Bowen Center for Public Affairs and co-sponsored by the Muncie Action Plan, Shafer Leadership Academy, and the Vectren Foundation.

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Diversity This Week

Contributed by: Lisa Love
Published: Monday, 16 October 2017 8:30 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
Screening the documentary Dark Girls
October 18 at 7:30pm in AJ 175
Organized by the Ball State English Department and the Alliance of Black and Latinx Teachers (ABLT). This documentary highlights the consequences of equating beauty with whiteness, as well as the ways in which this fallacy imperils the self-esteem of dark-skinned girls and women around the world.

Expand your horizons…
  • October 19 Diwali- The Hindu, Jain and Sikh five-day festival of lights celebrates new beginnings and the power of light.
  • October 20: The Birthof the Bab, a holiday celebrated by the Baha’i recognizing the birth of the founder of the Baha’i faith. This celebration starts on October 19 and ends October 20.
  • October 22 marks the beginning of Dussehra (Dasera), a ten-day festival celebrated by Hindus to recognize Rama’s victory over evil.
Find more dates on the OID Diversity Calendar here

& looking back. This week in Diversity in 1968

On October 17, 1968, Olympic gold medalist Tommie Smith and bronze medalist John Carlos are forced to return their awards because they raised their fists in a black-power salute during the medal ceremony.Along with Harry Edwards, one of their professors at San Diego State University, Smith and Carlos had organized a group called the Olympic Project for Human Rights (OPHR) that tried to encourage African-American athletes to boycott the Games.

National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity

Embracing Rejection: De-Stigmatizing Submissions and Purifying Your Writing Process
https://www.facultydiversity.org/webinars/embracingrejection

How your opinions about rejection can infiltrate and sabotage How to dial down the internal editor
Can't view the resource? Be sure to register. Ball State University faculty and graduate students can register at https://www.facultydiversity.org/join

Contact OID Phone 765-285-5316 OID@bsu.edu Carmichael Hall, Room 104
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Open Access Week 2017

Contributed by: Laura MacLeod Mulligan
Published: Monday, 16 October 2017 7:30 AM
Join Ball State University Libraries for Open Access Week 2017, October 23-29

Now in its tenth year, Open Access Week is an international event highlighting the many ways that scholars, students, and educators publish and reuse freely accessible research. Ball State University Libraries will offer two events during the week:
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Kanopy Information Table at Bracken Library

Contributed by: Laura MacLeod Mulligan
Published: Friday, 13 October 2017 7:30 AM
Kanopy Information Table

Kanopy is a new resource that allows current Ball State University students and employees to browse, discover, and stream thousands of films. From documentaries to foreign films and instructional videos, Kanopy offers a variety of content. Embed the films in Blackboard and create playlists and clips to show in classes and presentations.

Drop by our Kanopy information table in the Bracken Library lobby at the times listed below, and we will show you how to use Kanopy to browse the films available. Bring your mobile device and download the Kanopy app!
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IEEE Xplore Digital Library: Workshop from the University Libraries

Contributed by: Laura MacLeod Mulligan
Published: Thursday, 12 October 2017 1:00 PM
If you missed this workshop in September, no worries! Ball State University Libraries are offering another session in October...

IEEE Xplore Digital Library

The IEEE Xplore Digital Library contains almost one-third of the world's current literature in electrical engineering, communications, and computer science, as well as conference proceedings and IEEE standards. This workshop, offered by Ball State University Libraries, will demonstrate how to access and navigate the IEEE Xplore Digital Library's interface and efficiently retrieve relevant sources from its immense collection.

Tuesday, October 17
6:00-6:30 p.m.
Bracken Library room 225
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Presenting with Prezi for Students

Contributed by: Laura MacLeod Mulligan
Published: Thursday, 12 October 2017 8:00 AM
Presenting with Prezi for Students

Join Ball State University Libraries at this workshop to learn the basics of Prezi, a free tool for creating presentations online. You'll get an overview of the tools available in Prezi that can help you easily create presentations for your classroom projects.
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"Literary Research Beyond the Article Databases": A Workshop from the Libraries

Contributed by: Laura MacLeod Mulligan
Published: Wednesday, 11 October 2017 7:30 AM
Literary Research Beyond the Article Databases

Databases like JSTOR, MLA International Bibliography, and Literature Criticism Online are key resources in researching authors and literary works. Ball State University Libraries have a variety of additional tools that can deepen your research. Come to our workshop to learn more about these valuable resources.
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You are invited to attend three Learning & Development sessions by Rhonda Gipson-Willis on Tuesday, October 24, in Bracken Library

Contributed by: Jerry Winans
Published: Monday, 09 October 2017 9:00 AM
You are invited to attend three Learning & Development sessions by Rhonda Gipson-Willis on Tuesday, October 24, in Bracken Library:

We will soon have five generations working, side by side, in the workforce at one time. Each generation brings its own unique set of experiences, beliefs, and norms. By understanding each, we can position ourselves to bring out the best in our teams and decrease frustration in the workplace.
Learning Objectives:
LO1: Learn the different beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors of each generation;
LO2: Discuss how to close the gap between generations;
LO3: Explore benefits of having a team with multiple generations;
LO4: Gain insight into how to attract, sustain, and motivate the younger generations

Date/Time: Tue, Oct 24, 9 - 10:30 AM Register Now!
Location: Bracken Library, Schwartz Digital Viewing Room
Presenter: Rhonda Gipson-Willis

We communicate with our tone, our bodies, and our words. But a lot of our intended message can get lost in translation if we are not intentional about how we do so. This session will address how to effectively communicate in written form so that your message is as clear as possible and achieves your goal.

Learning Objectives:
LO1: Communicate effectively through writing;
LO2: How to craft your message so that it's read;
LO3: Factors to consider prior to crafting your message.

Date/Time: Tue, Oct 24, 1 - 2:30 PM Register Now!
Location: Bracken Library, Schwartz Digital Viewing Room
Presenter: Rhonda Gipson-Willis

Ever leave a conversation not sure if you were heard? Or said something that was not interpreted the way you intended? No matter who you are or where you work, having effective communication skills is imperative to your success. This training will explore ways to not only communicate your message, but assure that you are also listening actively.

Learning Objectives:
LO1: Explore how your body communicates your attentiveness to the conversation;
LO2: Discuss the importance of speaking clearly and concisely;
LO3: Enhance active listening skills;
LO4: Improve your overall communication skills.

Date/Time: Tue, Oct 24, 3 - 4:30 PM Register Now!
Location: Bracken Library, Schwartz Digital Viewing Room
Presenter: Rhonda Gipson-Willis

About the Presenter: Rhonda Gipson Willis, MSW, LCSW is a Co-Founder and CEO of Skylight Leadership, a leadership development, coaching and training firm. Rhonda has a Bachelor's of Science degree in Psychology from Jackson State University and a Master's in Social Work from Indiana University. Rhonda is a Certified Coach, Trainer, and Speaker with the John Maxwell Team and has taught as an Adjunct Instructor at a Ivy Tech Community College. She is a 2010 Michiana Diversity Leadership Initiative graduate currently serves on the Board of Directors of Woman Business Owners of Michiana and previously served on the Board of Indiana Association on Adoption and Child Care Services. Rhonda is also a co-founder of Avalon Counseling and Consultation. She and her husband, Andre, are the proud parents of 4 beautiful daughters.
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You are invited to attend three Learning & Development sessions on Friday, October 20, in Bracken Library

Contributed by: Jerry Winans
Published: Friday, 06 October 2017 3:00 PM
You are invited to attend three Learning & Development sessions on Friday, October 20, in Bracken Library:

Are you working longer, faster, and harder, but have little to show for it? The key to being more productive is knowing yourself -- you can't actually "manage" time, all you can do is manage and control your own behavior. Join this session and learn simple, practical tools to help you improve performance and control your most precious resource -- time.
Learning Objectives:
LO1: Assess how productive you are at work; learn how to be more productive
LO2: Learn and apply tools to streamline your workflow
LO3: Apply time-saving tips to manage tasks
LO4: Create an action plan to implement back at your job

Date/Time: Fri, Oct 20, 9 - 10:30 AM Register Now!
Location: Bracken Library, Schwartz Digital Viewing Room
Presenter: Cindy Allen-Stuckey

In the workplace, understanding and dealing with everyday challenges, such as differences of opinion, working styles, and personality clashes, is a recognized and valued skill. Employees and supervisors need to work together to achieve results, while respecting each other's differences. Join this session and learn simple, practical tools and techniques for managing yourself and ultimately, the situations you find yourself in.

Date/Time: Fri, Oct 20, 1 - 2:30 PM Register Now!
Location: Bracken Library, Schwartz Digital Viewing Room
Presenter: Cindy Allen-Stuckey

Almost all managers' or supervisors' functions involve making decisions. Some decisions are programmed -- routine problems with a "correct" answer -- but many decisions are non-programmed -- there are no set guidelines for making the decision. Join this session and learn how to take the "overwhelming" factor out of decision making with this logical, step-by-step process.

Learning Objectives:
LO1: Assess your current decision-making skills;
LO2: Learn and apply a systematic approach for making decisions;
LO3: Apply time-saving decision-making tools;
LO4: Create an action plan to implement back at your job.

Date/Time: Fri, Oct 20, 3 - 4:30 PM Register Now!
Location: Bracken Library, Schwartz Digital Viewing Room
Presenter: Cindy Allen-Stuckey

About the Presenter: Cindy Allen-Stuckey, founder and CEO of Making Performance Matter, LLC, works with CEOs and business owners of small to medium-sized organizations to grow their businesses and reach goals they never thought possible. Cindy received her bachelor and masters degrees in Education from Indiana University and her masters degree in Management from Indiana Wesleyan. She brings over 20 years of experience in senior leadership positions at 3 global manufacturing organizations in HR, organizational development, and strategy execution. Making Performance Matter is a WBENC Certified National Women's Business Enterprise (WBE).
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Community-Engaged Research Presentation

Contributed by: Lisa Garner
Published: Monday, 02 October 2017 10:00 AM
Engaging Community Series
In engaged universities, community involvement is viewed not as a supplement to a faculty member’s core work, but as an effective way to achieve all three of academia’s primary missions – teaching, research, and service (Furco, 2010).

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Mendeley and EndNote (Citation Management) Workshops in October

Contributed by: Laura MacLeod Mulligan
Published: Monday, 02 October 2017 7:30 AM
If you missed last month's citation management workshops, don't worry--Ball State University Libraries are offering more of our Mendeley and EndNote sessions in October! Learn more.

Neighborhood Revitalization Round Table Discussion

Contributed by: Lisa Garner
Published: Wednesday, 27 September 2017 11:00 AM
Neighborhood Revitalization Round Table Discussion
Wednesday, October 11, 3:00pm – 4:30pm, BL 215



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Reminder: access and resources for faculty and staff profile pages

Contributed by: Art Hill
Published: Monday, 25 September 2017 2:30 PM
Earlier this month, Sitecore access was updated for all department website authors. Now, authors may update, add, and remove faculty and staff profile pages without having to submit a ticket to the HelpDesk. This includes biography content and curriculum vitae (CV) files.

Learn about the changes online or by attending an upcoming information session.
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You are invited to register for Kronos Training Sessions on Thu, Sep 28

Contributed by: Jerry Winans
Published: Friday, 22 September 2017 2:30 PM
You are invited to attend four Kronos training sessions presented by the Office of Payroll and Employee Benefits on Thursday, September 28. All sessions will be held in the Student Center's Forum room (second floor, back hallway).

8:30 - 10:30 am: Kronos Manager Training: This session is for an employee who has a manager's license in Kronos. You will learn how to navigate Kronos like an expert from how to edit/review/approve/sign off on a timecard to running reports to reviewing the audit trail. Register Now!

10 - 11 am: Kronos Training for Salaried Employees: This session is for a salaried employee. You will learn what exception reporting is, how to enter exceptions in Kronos, and important review/approval deadlines. Register Now!

11 am - 12 noon: Kronos Training for Hourly Employees:
This session is for an hourly employee. You will learn how to timestamp, enter your time off, review/approve your timecard, and the important deadlines for doing so. Register Now!

1 - 2 pm: Kronos Training for Graduate Assistants: This session is for Graduate Assistants. You will learn how to report your PPACA hours in Kronos, review/approve your timecard, and the important deadlines for doing so. Register Now!

Future Dates: Each of these Kronos sessions will be repeated on the following dates:
- Fri, Nov 10, 2017 - Register now!
- Fri, Feb 9, 2018 - Register now!
- Thu, Apr 5, 2018 - Register now!

About the Presenter: Shana L. Rogers is the Payroll Manager in the Office of Payroll and Employee Benefits, she joined the University in November 2012. Shana is a Ball State Alumni and a Certified Payroll Professional with 20+ year of payroll experience in various industries including manufacturing, healthcare, and higher education. She also has 11 years of Kronos experience including two major system implementations and several system upgrades.
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"Getting Started with Nexis Uni": Workshops from the University Libraries

Contributed by: Laura MacLeod Mulligan
Published: Wednesday, 20 September 2017 7:30 AM
Getting Started with Nexis Uni

Nexis Uni features more than 15,000 news, business, and legal sources from LexisNexis--including U.S. Supreme Court decisions dating back to 1790--with an intuitive interface that offers quick discovery across all content types, personalization features such as alerts and saved searches, and a collaborative work space with shared folders and annotated documents. Attend this workshop to find out about all the possibilities!
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Call For Papers- World Conference on Transformative Education

Contributed by: Cresta Hancock
Published: Monday, 11 September 2017 1:00 PM
The Global Institute for Transformative Education and The School Project Foundation- in conjunction with the Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology- are organizing a World Conference on Transformative Education in Kakamega, Kenya, on July 26 - 28, 2018 under the theme: "Rethinking, Curriculum, Pedagogy and Research in Africa."

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IEEE Xplore Digital Library: Workshops from the University Libraries

Contributed by: Laura MacLeod Mulligan
Published: Monday, 11 September 2017 8:00 AM
IEEE Xplore Digital Library

The IEEE Xplore Digital Library contains almost one-third of the world's current literature in electrical engineering, communications, and computer science, as well as conference proceedings and IEEE standards. This workshop, offered by Ball State University Libraries, will demonstrate how to access and navigate the IEEE Xplore Digital Library's interface and efficiently retrieve relevant sources from its immense collection.

Choose between two sessions, both taking place in Bracken Library room 225:
Learn more.

Citation Management Workshops from the University Libraries

Contributed by: Laura MacLeod Mulligan
Published: Tuesday, 05 September 2017 7:30 AM
Join Ball State University Libraries at our upcoming EndNote and Mendeley workshops. We will teach you how to use these citation management tools to organize references and create bibliographies! Learn more.

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