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The Spring 2015 Culture Exchange Series Presents: FINLAND

Contributed by: Heather Wilson
Published: Friday, 27 March 2015 6:00 AM
Spring 2015 Culture Exchange Series – Finland
Pittenger Student Center, Yuhas Room
Wednesday, April 1

Each week the Rinker Center for International Programs (RCIP) holds a presentation in the Pittenger Student Center (Yuhas Room) from 12-1PM. These presentations highlight different countries by offering natives a chance to share their insider’s look into these countries and their cultures.

The presentations are accompanied by internationally-themed food served from 11AM-1:30PM in the Tally Food Court (for details, see: and click "Student Center Tally Food Court”.)

This coming Wednesday, April 1, Emelie Snickars presents her native country, Finland!

Finland is a Nordic country in Northern Europe bordered by Sweden, Norway and Russia (the nation of Estonia lies across the Gulf of Finland). Come learn more about this fascinating country at Culture Exchange; we hope to see you there!

Upcoming Culture Exchange Presentations
April 1 Emelie Snickars—Finland

April 08 Seula HanSouth Korea
April 15 Danah Alqunfuzi—Saudi Arabia

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Achievement Awards Nominations

Contributed by: Ro Anne Royer Engle
Published: Thursday, 26 March 2015 1:30 PM
The Multicultural Center is seeking nominations for the 28th Annual Achievement Awards scheduled for Monday, April 20, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. in L.A. Pittenger Student Center, Cardinal Hall.
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Ball State to Compete in World's Largest Energy Competition

Contributed by: Anna Pasquali
Published: Monday, 23 March 2015 1:00 PM
Starting on March 23, Ball State University will tackle energy conservation and "Embrace the Dark Side" by competing in the 2015 Ball State Energy Challenge. For three weeks, students, faculty and staff in residence halls and academic buildings will participate in the challenge by taking steps to reduce Ball State's carbon footprint by turning off lights, unplugging appliances and attending fun events such as Dinner in the Dark.
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Tickets On Sale for the Vagina Monologues

Contributed by: Courtney Jarrett
Published: Tuesday, 17 March 2015 5:00 PM
The Vagina Monologues is a play made up of a varying number of monologues read by a varying number of women. Each of the monologues deals with an aspect of the feminine experience. A recurring theme throughout the piece is the vagina as a tool of female empowerment, and the ultimate embodiment of individuality.

The BSU production of The Vagina Monologues is presented by Feminists for Action and the Multicultural Center. It will be held on March 28th, at 7pm, in Pruis Hall. Tickets are on sale in Student Center Room 116. They are $5 each (cash only).

If you need an accommodation to attend this event, contact Courtney Jarrett at or 765-285-5293.
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Disability Awareness Month

Contributed by: Courtney Jarrett
Published: Monday, 09 March 2015 2:00 PM

March is Disability Awareness Month in Indiana. This year’s theme is “Love Where You Live.” Please join Disability Services & Alliance for Disability Awareness for the month of events.

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Multicultural Events - March

Contributed by: Ro Anne Royer Engle
Published: Monday, 09 March 2015 8:30 AM
Everyone is invited to attend the upcoming events including a celebration of Women’s History Month with events that highlight and promote the significant contributions of women to our history and culture. Learn more.

Wheelchair Basketball

Contributed by: Courtney Jarrett
Published: Monday, 12 January 2015 5:00 PM

Wheelchair basketball for the spring semester will take place each Tuesday night from 7-8 in the Rec Center. All are welcome to come, and sport chairs are available if needed.

Contact Matthew Marshall ( for more details.

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Students Collaborate to Change the Conversation about Mental Illness on Campus

Contributed by: Jake Griffin
Published: Wednesday, 03 December 2014 5:30 AM

Active Minds at Ball State University is pleased and proud to announce its partnership with BOULEVARD, a short film aimed at ending the stigma surrounding mental illness.

The two groups will be hosting an information session this Friday at 5PM in Pruis Hall. Please attend if you wish to learn more. Then, Active Minds invites you to the First Annual Sigma Alpha Epsilon Chili Cook Off at 909 W. Riverside Avenue beginning at 6pm. You can taste all kinds of chili at this fundraiser for only $5, the event, in part, benefits Active Minds.

Questions can be directed to Jake Griffin, Active Minds Chapter President/Founder at

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