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Midterm Testing Labs - Fall 2015

Contributed by: Nathan Neely
Published: Monday, 05 October 2015 1:00 PM

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The Business Side of Professional Soccer: The Communications Climate and Use of Social Media | Research Colloquium & Externship Presentation

Contributed by: Jennifer Keever
Published: Monday, 05 October 2015 9:00 AM


The Business Side of Professional Soccer: The Communications Climate and Use of Social Media

12:00 - 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Whitinger Building room 145, Hall of Fame Conference Room

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Presented by Dr. Marilyn R. Chalupa

Associate Professor of Information Systems and Operations Management

The Business Side of Professional Soccer: The Communications Climate and Use of Social Media

This presentation explores the faculty externship done with the cooperation of the Indy Eleven Professional Soccer team and focused on the communications climate and the communication tools used to promote events and share information internally and externally. The externship gave an inside view of the fast pace in decision making, the multi-faceted jobs of the staff, and a behind-the-scenes view of the startup of a professional team. The 2015 season is the second season of games and third season of the team’s existence.

Specifically, the externship’s focus was to identify what written and oral communication skills are used on the job, what is looked for when hiring interns, and what social media tools are used. Each of the staff members were interviewed. In addition, the president of the Indy Eleven, Peter Wilt, was interviewed and shared his thoughts on what kind of communications climate/culture is desirable for success, what type of person he looks for when hiring, how he would describe his leadership style, how he keeps up with what is happening in the sport, and what sources he refers to for gathering information to make decisions.

As a result of this externship, there is a possibility of continuing a relationship with the Indy Eleven as they seek assistance in data analytics and video production. The externship was exhilarating, energizing, and exhausting—very fast paced. As a result of this externship, many new ideas were generated to translate this experience to the ISOM 249 Business Communications class.

About Dr. Marilyn R. Chalupa

Dr. Marilyn R. Chalupa is an associate professor in the ISOM Dept. Marilyn currently teaches business communications, and has taught ERP, office supervision and management, and computer applications; serves on several committees at the university, college, and dept. levels; and completed an immersive project that is being used by the high schools in Indiana. Her research has been published in the top journals in Business Education. She has served as national president of Organizational Systems Research Association, research editor or coordinator for journals and conferences, and has attended many conferences giving presentations.

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You are cordially invited to F.U.N. Muncie, Friday, October 9, 2015, noon – 2 pm!

Contributed by: Ruby Cain
Published: Friday, 02 October 2015 6:45 PM

It Is Well With My Soul presents F.U.N. Muncie in collaboration with Muncie Big Read

Friday, October 9, 2015, noon – 2:00 pm

Bethel A.M.E. Church, 1020 E. Jackson St, Muncie, IN

Culture and History: Fahrenheit 451 Book Discussion (Muncie Big Read Event)

Read the book (Fahrenheit 451), see the movie, and join us in an exhilarating and thought-provoking discussion, within the context of culture and history. You will have a chance to win a free book.

Fahrenheit 451 was published in 1953. This was the year that the Korean War ended. World War II had ended less than a decade before. In 1954 Voice of America began broadcasting jazz music around the world. The book discussion will address the storyline’s link to trends in politics, music, literature, and technology.


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For information, contact Dr. Ruby Cain at or (765) 285-9126.

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Scholarship for summer language study abroad

Contributed by: Barb Stedman
Published: Thursday, 01 October 2015 2:00 PM

The Critical Language Scholarship could fund your study of one of these languages during the summer of 2016:
Arabic - Azerbaijani - Bangla - Chinese - Hindi – Indonesian - Japanese
Korean - Persian - Punjabi - Russian – Swahili – Turkish - Urdu

To learn more, attend an information session on Wednesday, Oct. 7, OR Thursday, Oct. 8, at 5 p.m., in TC 111. Visit for details about the scholarship.

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Register for the Ball State Partners in Communication Network

Contributed by: Gail L. Werner
Published: Wednesday, 30 September 2015 4:30 PM
All Ball State community members are invited to become partner communicators in the creation of and adherence to the Ball State brand and message. Learn more.

Midterm Feedback Service available Fall 2015

Contributed by: Kathleen Jacobi
Published: Monday, 14 September 2015 8:00 AM
Why wait until after finals to receive student feedback? The Office of Educational Excellence can assist in gathering student feedback at midterm allowing you to make adjustments prior to the end of the semester. Our Midterm Feedback Service can be provided as a facilitated face-to-face session with your students or as an online survey.
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