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Become a Peer Victim Advocate

Contributed by: Belinda McNeill
Published: Tuesday, 22 August 2017 3:00 PM
Are you looking for a way to get involved on campus? Are you interested in volunteering your time to make a difference in someone’s life? Are you passionate about supporting survivors of violence?

If so, consider applying to join the Office of Victim Services Peer Victim Advocate (PVA) training course this fall semester!

Training will be held weekly, on Thursdays, from 3:30-4:45pm.
The course will start September 21 and end on December 7 (no class November 23).
The group will meet in the Health Center, Room 206.
*This training is on a volunteer basis and not for course credit.*


Students completing this training will become members of the PVA team and will be educated on providing after-hours, on-call advocacy and support to survivors of gender based violence. Additionally, students will learn how to facilitate educational programs related to issues involving relationship violence, sexual violence, stalking, healthy relationships and related topics. If you are good at listening, desire to help connect your peers to resources, want to inform them of their options, and are encouraging and empowering, please consider applying.

It is imperative that all applicants review the training expectations and requirements by visiting the OVS website.

After considering the role, responsibilities, and time commitment, if you are interested, please apply here.

Applications need to be submitted by 11:59pm Friday, September 1.
Late applications will not be considered.
This opportunity is open to undergraduate and graduate students.
Because of the time needed to train each peer advocate, a two semester time commitment is expected of new advocates—this does include your semester in training.

Please note: This will be the only day of the week/time of day this training is offered this semester. If it does not coordinate with your academic or work schedule, we would invite you to consider applying in the spring 2018 semester.

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United Way Day of Action Opportunities for Ball State—Register by 8/25!

Contributed by: Gail L Werner
Published: Monday, 21 August 2017 8:00 AM
The entire Ball State community is encouraged to participate in the United Way of Delaware County’s “Day of Action” on Thursday, September 7th. Faculty, staff, students, and alumni can select from one-hour, two-hour, and half-day service projects to help make a difference in our community. To learn more about each project, visit bsu.edu/bettertogether. Learn more.

Mathematical Sciences Colloquium: Dividend Management with Liability Constraints for Insurance Companies

Contributed by: Susan Bourne
Published: Thursday, 17 August 2017 6:00 AM
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Faculty and Graduate Research Colloquium

"Dividend Management with Liability Constraints for Insurance Companies"
Dr. Zhuo Jin (The University of Melbourne, Australia)

Thursday, August 24, 2017
1:00-1:50 p.m.
RB 447
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Marie Douglass Retirement Reception

Contributed by: Ashley Burnett
Published: Wednesday, 09 August 2017 10:30 AM
Marie Douglass Retirement Reception
The Office of the Associate Provost invites you to a retirement reception for Marie Douglass.

Friday, August 25, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Student Center Music Lounge.

Please come join us in wishing Marie the best in her future endeavors.
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Register NOW for the 9th Annual Diversity Research Symposium

Contributed by: Linh Littleford
Published: Thursday, 27 July 2017 1:00 PM

The 9th Annual Diversity Research Symposium at Ball State University

September 22 and 23, 2017

http://diversitysymposium.org/registration

Registration Deadline: September 1, 2017



Register NOW to:

  • · Hear Dr. Angela Davis’ Keynote Address: Institutional Racism in the Penal and Criminal Justice System
  • · Participate in networking sessions for researchers, scholars, community organizations, graduate programs, and students to explore collaborative research and other opportunities
  • · Attend the poster session???
  • · Participate in workshops, facilitated discussions, panel discussions, and talks presented by scholars from over 40 sub-disciplines and organizations

· For complete program schedule, see http://diversitysymposium.org/schedule

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Submissions Being Accepted for Celestial Musings: Poems Inspired by the Night Sky

Contributed by: Dayna Thompson
Published: Friday, 07 July 2017 2:00 PM
Submissions are now being accepted for "Celestial Musings: Poems Inspired by the Night Sky". Submit up to three poems with a line limit of 32 lines each. The poems do not have to be entirely about the night sky, but the more the poems relate to the stars, constellations or the moon, the better the chance for publication.
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Take an English immersive learning course this Fall!

Contributed by: Eva Snider
Published: Monday, 03 April 2017 11:00 AM
Are you interested in gaining valuable experience in publishing, editing, design, marketing, or professional writing? If you answered yes, an English department immersive learning course might be right for you! In Fall 2017, we are offering three different immersive learning courses. All our immersive learning courses are by application only, and you may be able to receive credit in your major/minor on a case-by-case basis.
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Diversity Research Symposium Networking Sessions and Call for Proposals

Contributed by: Linh Littleford
Published: Monday, 13 March 2017 10:00 AM
Register now to attend networking sessions at the 9th Annual Diversity Research Symposium (DRS, September 22nd and September 23rd, 2017 at Ball State University) to explore collaborative research and other opportunities. Available networking sessions:
• Community organizers and researchers
• Community organizers and students
• Researchers and students
• Graduate programs and students

Registration for the networking sessions is free. Due to limited seating, registration is required.

You are also invited to submit a proposal to present your diversity-related project at the. Proposals can be submitted between April 1 and June 1, 2017. We are seeking proposals that focus on creating brave spaces for inclusion, equity, and justice. Angela Davis (feminist & writer) will present the keynote address: "Institutional racism in the penal and criminal justice system." At the last DRS hosted by Ball State University, participants represented 81 academic sub-disciplines, 21 institutions & organizations, and 13 states.

For more information, to submit proposals, and/or to register for the networking sessions, visit http://www.diversitysymposium.org

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Virginia Ball Center for Creative Inquiry Announces 2017-2018 Fellows

Contributed by: Laura Huffman
Published: Friday, 10 March 2017 12:00 PM
VIRGINIA BALL CENTER FOR CREATIVE INQUIRY ANNOUNCES NEW FELLOWS

The Virginia Ball Center for Creative Inquiry is pleased to announce the four fellows for the 2017-2018 academic year:

Fall 2017: "American Women in Film Sound" - Vanessa Ament, Telecommunications
Fall 2017: "Fine Focus: Catalyzing STEM Opportunities for Minority Undergraduates" - John Mckillip, Biology

Spring 2018: "Muslims in Muncie" - Elizabeth Agnew, Philosophy and Religious Studies
Spring 2018: "Beneficence Records: Records for a Reason" - Daniel Porter, School of Music
Learn more.

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