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2016-17 NEH Summer Stipends

Contributed by: Augusta Wray
Published: Monday, 16 May 2016 8:30 AM
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Stipend program supports individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Eligible projects typically result in articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources. Summer Stipends support continuous full-time work on a humanities project for a period of two months.

An outright award of $6,000 is provided for two consecutive months of full-time research and writing. In accordance with NEH guidelines, Ball State may nominate two faculty proposals.

Ball State internal application deadline is August 26, 2016.

Deadline for final submission to the NEH is September 29 for projects beginning May 2017.

Click here for full guidelines on the NEH website.

Materials to submit for the internal review:
1. The Ball State NEH Summer Stipend Internal Application Cover sheet
2. A single copy of the application, including:
a. 3-page (single-spaced) narrative
b. 2-page (single-spaced) resumé
c. 1-page (single-spaced) bibliography
d. 1-page appendix (graphical materials or edition/translation sample, if applicable)

You do not need to include reference letters at this time.
You do not need to have obtained University approvals.

Two selected proposals will be submitted electronically through by the September 29 deadline.

Please submit your completed internal application package in PDF form to Augusta Wray by August 26.
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Does fitness level change your ability to self-regulate body temperature?

Contributed by: Heather Melton
Published: Friday, 13 May 2016 11:30 AM

Investigators in the Integrative Exercise Physiology Laboratory within the School of Kinesiology are examining the mechanisms responsible for altered skin blood flow responses in the skin of the forearm in females of varying age and fitness level.

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On Wednesday May 25th the public is invited to the Recital Hall at the David Owsley Museum for a real-time video conference featuring Walter O’Brien, whose life and actual case files are the inspiration for the television show, ‘Scorpion.’

Contributed by: Renee Busha
Published: Thursday, 12 May 2016 4:00 PM
Walter O’Brien will speak on the topic of “Protecting America from Cyber Attack.” Doors open at 7:15PM. There is no charge for this event, but seating is limited. Doors open at 7:15PM.

Please RSVP to Renée Busha with the subject line “RSVP” at if you wish to attend Walter O’Brien’s remote address.

Below is a link to a video clip of the show Scorpion:
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2016 Student Symposium Award Winners

Contributed by: Jessie Roark
Published: Wednesday, 13 April 2016 1:30 PM
This 2016 Student Symposium at Ball State University took place this past Friday on the second floor of the LA Pittenger Student Center. The event included a poster session and moderated paper presentations throughout the afternoon. The day ended with a keynote address from Sue McDowell, professor of Biology and current Ball State Researcher of the Year, and the presentation of the Keys/Litten/Smith Awards.

2016 Student Symposium Keys/Litten/Smith Award Winners

Display Winner

Jelena Petricevic (Biology) and Maren Orchard (History)

Title: Work- Family Conflict in American Women: Association with Health Risk Behaviors and Health Outcomes

Mentor: Jagdish Khubchandani (Physiology & Health Science)

Content Winners

Cody Bennett (Biology)

Title: Glycogen Metabolism in Mice Generated by the Cre-Lox System

Mentor: Bartholomew Pederson (Medical Education)

Josh Bock (Kinesiology)

Title: Establishing the Reliability of Several Consumer-Based Physical Activity Monitors

Mentor: Alex Montoye (Kinesiology)

Seth Higgins (Kinesiology)

Title: The Influence of Incline Walking and Stair Ascending on Lower Extremity Mechanics in Older Adults

Mentor: Henry Wang (Kinesiology)

Christopher Indovina (Biology), Sarah Engle (Biology), Ashleigh South (Biology), and Jacob Davis (Biology)

Title: Determining Genes Required for Degradation of Translocon-Clogging Proteins

Mentor: Eric Rubenstein (Biology)

Samuel Lawson (Psychology), Sarah Birkhead (Psychology), and Alexis Hamilton (Psychology)

Title: Using Twitter to Examine Male Aggression in Culture of Honor States

Mentor: Thomas Holtgraves (Psychology)

Daniel Smith (Chemistry)

Title: The Role of Glycogen in Hypoglycemia-induced Memory Loss

Mentor: Bartholomew Pederson (Medical Education)

Jeremy Walls (Biology)

Title: Exploring Environmental Controls on Toxic Algal Blooms to Promote Problem Solving and Quantitative Reasoning Skills in STEM Courses

Mentor: Allison Rober (Biology)

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2016-17 Diversity Associates Program

Contributed by: Julie Eiser
Published: Monday, 04 April 2016 10:00 AM

The Office of Institutional Diversity (OID) invites faculty to submit applications for the 2016-2017 Diversity Associates Program.

Materials to submit for consideration are:

The Diversity Associate Cover Sheet with chairperson signature

• A two page summary of the project*

• A one page summary of project goals/expected outcomes

• A copy of your Curriculum Vitae

The Diversity Associate application deadline is September 2, 2016.

Materials should be sent to Please contact Dr. Charlene Alexander,, if you have any questions.

The deadline for submission of the completed 2016-17 Diversity Associate project is May 1, 2017.

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