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Dr. Xu to Present on LaTex and Dynamic Reporting

Contributed by: Jun Xu
Published: Friday, 24 April 2015 9:00 AM
The Applied Statistics and R (ASR) Group is excited to announce that Dr. Jun Xu from the Department of Sociology at Ball State University will present on LaTex and dynamic reporting using R. This is the fourth and the last presentation organized by ASR and the Department of Sociology at Ball State University in the spring. Below is some summary information about this presentation.

What: Introduction to LaTex and Dynamic Reporting with R
When: 3.00-4.30 PM on April 27th
Where: NQ241

Introduction to LaTex and Dynamic Reporting

Jun Xu, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Sociology
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Professor Xu’s talk will introduce LaTex, a typesetting language for writings that are heavy in mathematical/statistical formulations, and a few free and open source software applications that implement LaTex, such as AucTex in Emacs, TexMaker, and Lyx. In addition, this talk will demonstrate how to integrate statistical writing seamlessly with empirical examples that have codes, graphs, and results in a single document without jumping around files and copying and pasting, or what some call dynamic reporting.



Jun Xu, PhD
Spring 2015 Organizer of ASR
Associate Professor
Department of Sociology
Ball State University
Tel: 765-285-4488
Email: jxu@bsu.edu


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Dr. Xu to Present on LaTex and Dynamic Reporting

Contributed by: Jun Xu
Published: Thursday, 23 April 2015 9:00 AM
The Applied Statistics and R (ASR) Group is excited to announce that Dr. Jun Xu from the Department of Sociology at Ball State University will present on LaTex and dynamic reporting using R. This is the fourth and the last presentation organized by ASR and the Department of Sociology at Ball State University in the spring. Below is some summary information about this presentation.

What: Introduction to LaTex and Dynamic Reporting with R
When: 3.00-4.30 PM on April 27th
Where: NQ241

Introduction to LaTex and Dynamic Reporting

Jun Xu, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Sociology
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Professor Xu’s talk will introduce LaTex, a typesetting language for writings that are heavy in mathematical/statistical formulations, and a few free and open source software applications that implement LaTex, such as AucTex in Emacs, TexMaker, and Lyx. In addition, this talk will demonstrate how to integrate statistical writing seamlessly with empirical examples that have codes, graphs, and results in a single document without jumping around files and copying and pasting, or what some call dynamic reporting.



Jun Xu, PhD
Spring 2015 Organizer of ASR
Associate Professor
Department of Sociology
Ball State University
Tel: 765-285-4488
Email: jxu@bsu.edu


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Correction: 2015 Aspire Junior Faculty Awardees Announced

Contributed by: Jessie Roark
Published: Friday, 17 April 2015 5:30 PM
In the previous email Qiannong Gu's project title was incorrectly listed as "Social impacts of an action sports-for-development project on Native Americans." The correct title of the project is "A strategic analysis of information sharing in global supply chain management." The change has been reflected in body of the message. We apologize for this error.


The Sponsored Projects Administration is pleased to announce the 2015 Junior Faculty Aspire program awardees. With competitions in research and creative arts the Aspire Junior Faculty Program is available to faculty members in their first five years of a tenure-track appointment. The purpose of this program is to provide seed funding for research and projects that will lead to further support from external sponsors and funding agencies. This year thirteen proposals were funded through the program: two in creative arts and eleven in research.

Aspire Creative Arts Competition Awardees

Jeanette Castillo
Telecommunications
"Jennifer"

Jennifer Halvorson
School of Art
"Press Glass Integration"

Aspire Research Competition Awardees

Robin Blom
Journalism
"Believing factual (mis)information: Cognitive perceptions of news source trust and expectancy"

Chrysostomos Giannoulakis
School of Physical Educations, Sports and Exercise Science
"Social impacts of an action sports-for-development project on Native Americans"

Qiannong Gu
Information Systems and Operations Management
"A strategic analysis of information sharing in global supply chain management"

Angela Hampton
Elementary Education
"Accessing Science Through Literacy Instruction: Who has access and to what?"

Shireen Kanakri
Family and Consumer Science
"Acoustics and Autism: The Effects of Acoustics Environmental Design on the Behavior of Children with Autism"

Kristine Kotecki
English
"From the Ashes of the Archive: Cultural Memory and the Politics of Access in Ex-Yugoslav Collections"

Youngah Lee
Journalism
"University Reputation Management Research"

Tamara Montag-Smit
Management
"Reducing the gender pay gap: Examining the role of pay secrecy"

Alexander Montoye
School of Physical Educations, Sports and Exercise Science
"Prediction of free-living energy expenditure using accelerometers and machine learning"

Robert Phillips
Anthropology
"Gay Jews, Social Media, and the Production of Embodied Orthodoxy"

Ayesha Sadaf
Educational Studies
"Teachers’ Beliefs, Intentions, and Actual Integration of Digital Literacies into their Classrooms"
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2015 Aspire Junior Faculty Awardees Announced

Contributed by: Jessie Roark
Published: Friday, 17 April 2015 4:00 PM

The Sponsored Projects Administration is pleased to announce the 2015 Junior Faculty Aspire Program awardees. With competitions in research and creative arts the Aspire Junior Faculty Program is available to faculty members in their first five years of a tenure-track appointment. The purpose of this program is to provide seed funding for research and projects that will lead to further support from external sponsors and funding agencies. This year thirteen proposals were funded through the program: two in creative arts and eleven in research.

Aspire Creative Arts Competition Awardees

Jeanette Castillo
Telecommunications
"Jennifer"

Jennifer Halvorson
School of Art
"Press Glass Integration"

Aspire Research Competition Awardees

Robin Blom
Journalism
"Believing factual (mis)information: Cognitive perceptions of news source trust and expectancy"

Chrysostomos Giannoulakis
School of Physical Educations, Sports and Exercise Science
"Social impacts of an action sports-for-development project on Native Americans"

Qiannong Gu
Information Systems and Operations Management
"Social impacts of an action sports-for-development project on Native Americans"

Angela Hampton
Elementary Education
"Accessing Science Through Literacy Instruction: Who has access and to what?"

Shireen Kanakri
Family and Consumer Science
"Acoustics and Autism: The Effects of Acoustics Environmental Design on the Behavior of Children with Autism"

Kristine Kotecki
English
"From the Ashes of the Archive: Cultural Memory and the Politics of Access in Ex-Yugoslav Collections"

Youngah Lee
Journalism
"University Reputation Management Research"

Tamara Montag-Smit
Management
"Reducing the gender pay gap: Examining the role of pay secrecy"

Alexander Montoye
School of Physical Educations, Sports and Exercise Science
"Prediction of free-living energy expenditure using accelerometers and machine learning"

Robert Phillips
Anthropology
"Gay Jews, Social Media, and the Production of Embodied Orthodoxy"

Ayesha Sadaf
Educational Studies
"Teachers’ Beliefs, Intentions, and Actual Integration of Digital Literacies into their Classrooms"

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Hollis Fund Opportunities Available

Contributed by: Jessie Roark
Published: Monday, 30 March 2015 7:30 PM

Ball State’s ASPiRE Internal Grant Program is pleased to announce the Hollis Fund opportunities available for summer and fall projects 2015.

Sponsored Project Administration (SPA) is pleased to oversee the Joseph W. and Marcella S.
Hollis Fund for research in fields of psychology. Professor Joseph W. Hollis served Ball State from 1954-
1984 with his service culminating as Chairperson of the Department of Counseling Psychology and
Guidance Services. This opportunity is supported by the income arising from the endowment.

Hollis funds can be provided to assist in psychological research project costs such as travel or supplies.
Dr. and Mrs. Hollis also recognized that research in psychology might occur in a number of departments
and programs across the campus. Thus, proposals from any department are eligible, as long as the
project is psychology based.


Eligibility:
•    Applicants must be Graduate students or Junior Faculty Members (first 3 years of appointment).

•    Ball State students are limited to one Hollis award. Additionally, Jr. Faculty members are limited
to one Hollis award during their term as a Jr. Faculty member.


Types of Funding Available
Research related travel, supplies, payments to subjects (excluding gift cards), and presentations of work
at professional meetings (proof of presentation acceptance must be submitted at the time of
application).


Questions pertaining to the ASPiRE Program can be directed to aspire@bsu.edu or by calling the Sponsored Projects Administration at 765-285-1600.

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Researcher recruiting current and former female competitive soccer players

Contributed by: Lindsey Blom
Published: Tuesday, 24 March 2015 10:00 AM

We are seeking any female BSU student who has at least five years of competitive high school or club soccer experience and who has been competitive within the last 18 months to participate in their study.If you are interested please email Brianna Leitzelar at bnleitzelar@bsu.edu. This project is supervised by Dr. Lindsey Blom.

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Hollis Fund Opportunities Available for Summer and Fall Projects 2015

Contributed by: Jessie Roark
Published: Friday, 20 March 2015 7:00 AM

Ball State’s ASPiRE Internal Grant Program is pleased to announce the Hollis Fund opportunities available for summer and fall projects 2015.



Sponsored Project Administration (SPA) is pleased to oversee the Joseph W. and Marcella S.

Hollis Fund for research in fields of psychology. Professor Joseph W. Hollis served Ball State from 1954-

1984 with his service culminating as Chairperson of the Department of Counseling Psychology and

Guidance Services. This opportunity is supported by the income arising from the endowment.



Hollis funds can be provided to assist in psychological research project costs such as travel or supplies.

Dr. and Mrs. Hollis also recognized that research in psychology might occur in a number of departments

and programs across the campus. Thus, proposals from any department are eligible, as long as the

project is psychology based.





Eligibility:

· Applicants must be Graduate students or Junior Faculty Members (first 3 years of appointment).



· Ball State students are limited to one Hollis award. Additionally, Jr. Faculty members are limited to one Hollis award during their term as a Jr. Faculty member.

Types of Funding Available

Research related travel, supplies, payments to subjects (excluding gift cards), and presentations of work

at professional meetings (proof of presentation acceptance must be submitted at the time of

application).





Questions pertaining to the ASPiRE Program can be directed to aspire@bsu.edu or by calling the Sponsored Projects Administration at 765-285-1600

Learn more.

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