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Student Veterans Organization October Meeting

Contributed by: Travis Stinson
Published: Tuesday, 06 October 2015 5:30 PM
The Student Veterans Organization will be having a meeting on October 14th, 2015 from 5pm until 6pm. The meeting will take place in Bracken Library, room 104. At this meeting, we will be accepting new
members, planning our tailgate for Family Day, planning our veterans day ceremony, and more. Please come out and join us. Thank You
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NEI AHEC - 2015 APHA Student Visit Day in Chicago

Contributed by: Jenny Vachon
Published: Tuesday, 06 October 2015 9:00 AM
2015 American Public Health Association Student Visit Day brought to you by: Northeast Indiana Area Health Education Center
November 4, 2015

Northeast Indiana Area Health Education Center (NEI-AHEC) is pleased to announce an opportunity for interested health profession students and faculty to spend a day in Chicago, IL for a free, interactive half-day event engaging with 100+ CEPH-accredited schools & programs of public health. Explore the Expo of 600+ booth, meet members of the APHA’s Student Assembly, and network with 12,000 public health professionals. Afterwards, we will continue our trip with a visit to the International Museum of Surgical Science for a guided tour with an added amputation demonstration.

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Contributed by: Trisha Keesling
Published: Monday, 05 October 2015 3:00 PM


The 8th Annual Family Weekend Golf Outing will take place on Sunday, October 25th at the Muncie Elks Country Club. Cost per team is $200, or $50 per golfer. Registration and breakfast will begin at 9:00am, and the shotgun start tournament will start at 10:00am. Lunch and awards will be distributed after the conclusion of the event.

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Active Minds: National Day Without Stigma

Contributed by: Jake Griffin
Published: Monday, 05 October 2015 2:30 PM

National Day Without Stigma is a program of Active Minds that falls during Mental Health Awareness Week (October 4-10, 2015).

Active Minds at Ball State University is spreading positive messages about mental health and how we all need to be a part of reducing the shame people feel in seeking help.

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Multicultural Center Events - October

Contributed by: Ro Anne Royer Engle
Published: Wednesday, 30 September 2015 10:30 AM
Join the Multicultural Center for these opportunities for cross cultural learning and engagement through a series of events in October. Learn more.


Contributed by: Trisha Keesling
Published: Friday, 25 September 2015 1:00 PM

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Now Accepting Personal Care Attendant Applications

Contributed by: Courtney Jarrett
Published: Monday, 14 September 2015 12:00 PM
Would you like to help out a fellow student and make some $$$ at the same time?
Contact the Disability Services office to be added to our list of possible Personal Care Attendants (PCA) .

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Wheelchair Basketball

Contributed by: Courtney Jarrett
Published: Tuesday, 08 September 2015 8:00 AM

Please join us for wheelchair basketball Wednesday nights at 7 pm at the basketball courts at the Rec Center. The plan is to play each Wednesday night this semester from 7-8 pm. This is for students with and without disabilities, and no previous experience is required to participate. Sports chairs will be available, if needed.

Please contact Matthew Marshall ( for more information.?

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Students Advocate Against Mental Health Stigma

Contributed by: Jake Griffin
Published: Wednesday, 26 August 2015 1:00 PM

Active Minds’ nationally recognized suicide awareness exhibit, Send Silence Packing, will be kicking off at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana on Monday September 14th. The display features 1,100 backpacks, representing the number of college students who die by suicide each year. Later that day the Ball State University Active Minds Chapter will host Global Speaker and Author Kevin Briggs.

A few details:

  • Send Silence Packing backpacks have been donated in memory of loved ones who have died by suicide, putting a face to the lives lost and highlighting the severity of suicide among college students.
  • In Oct. 2014, a Send Silence Packing stop was featured on NBC Nightly News highlighting the importance of eliminating the stigma of mental illness.
  • Send Silence Packing was unveiled on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. in 2008, with a keynote speech by The Honorable Patrick Kennedy.
  • Kevin Briggs, former California Highway Patrol officer, spent many years patrolling San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge where he encountered numerous individuals clinging to life by a thread. His personal story of physical and mental health challenges including recovery, military service, surviving the suicide of a loved one, divorce and depression will be a great compliment to the Send Silence Packing program.
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            Class of 2019

            Contributed by: Jake Griffin
            Published: Sunday, 23 August 2015 1:30 PM

            Dear Ball State University Freshmen,

            If you’re like most of us, you may have already felt some level of stress before arriving at BSU. Adjusting to a new environment is difficult and should not be overlooked; many of us struggled to make friends, let go of our home life, and excel in our classes during freshman year or when we first arrived on campus



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            Policies & procedures for students with disabilities

            Contributed by: Courtney Jarrett
            Published: Saturday, 01 August 2015 12:00 PM

            Ball State has a long and proud history of being a welcoming and accessible campus for students with disabilities, and over 700 students used at least one service from the office of Disability Services last year. I ask that you please review the information below regarding policies & procedures in working with students with disabilities. Please contact me (; 285-5293; Student Center 116) if you have any questions or would like to discuss any of these items. Also, I have recently recorded a presentation for faculty that goes into more detail about many of these issues. If you would like to view that presentation, it can be found here: A Guide for Faculty Members

            Thank you,
            Larry Markle, Director
            Disability Services
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            Disability Services Newsletter

            Contributed by: Courtney Jarrett
            Published: Thursday, 21 May 2015 11:00 AM

            Disability Services (DS) releases a newsletter twice a year. The newsletter goes out after the fall and spring semesters to DS alumni, faculty, staff, and friends to the office. The newsletter was created as a way to highlight events, programs, and initiatives developed to create a more accessible campus for all. It also is a way to recognize outstanding students and their contributions to Ball State and beyond. Our current newsletter features those recognized at our annual awards program.

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