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Training Future Scientist Ambassador Showcase

Contributed by: Chay Reigle
Published: Wednesday, 21 June 2017 3:00 PM
The Department of Biology cordially invites you to our first Ambassador Science Showcase for the Training Future Scientist Program Learn more.

Upcoming Events at the Brown Planetarium

Contributed by: Dayna Thompson
Published: Thursday, 01 June 2017 1:00 PM
The Charles W. Brown Planetarium
Summer 2017
Free Public Programs


One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure

Saturdays: June 3, 17 | July 15, 29 | August 5, 12, 19 @ 5:00pm
Cost: FREE, Solar eclipse viewers will be available for a minimum donation of $2 each!

One World, One Sky is a brilliant spectacle of light and color that follows Sesame Street's Big Bird and Elmo as they explore the night sky with Hu Hu Zhu, a new friend from China. Together, they take an imaginary trip from Sesame Street to the moon, where they discover how different it is from Earth. They will also find shapes in the sky that will help them find the North Star. This cross-cultural adventure opens children's eyes to the sky, helping them see how people all over the world are connected.
Most suitable for ages PreK-2nd grade and kids of all ages

Eclipse: The Sun Revealed
Fridays: June 2, 16 | July 14, 28 | August 4, 11, 18 @ 6:30pm
Saturdays: June 3, 17 | July 15, 29 | August 5, 12, 19 @ 6:30pm
Cost: FREE, solar eclipse viewers will be available for a minimum donation of $2 each!

Are you ready for the total solar eclipse of 2017? Although Muncie is not in the path of totality, the city will see the Moon block roughly 93% of the Sun’s surface. Come learn how to safely watch an eclipse, and about scientific discoveries that have been supported by total solar eclipses. This show also uses beautiful visuals to explore the historical and cultural view of solar and lunar eclipses, and explains the geometry that creates these awe-inspiring sights.
Most suitable for everyone ages 10+

Planetarium Information:
  • Planetarium programs typically last 45-55 minutes.
  • No tickets or reservations are required, but plan to arrive early as seating is done on a first-come, first-serve basis. We do our best to open doors 30 minutes before show time.
  • There is no food or drink allowed in the planetarium.
  • Children 12 years and under should be accompanied by an adult.
  • The Charles W. Brown Planetarium is located on the west end of the Cooper Science Complex, located along Riverside Avenue.
For directions and parking information, as well as general policies, please visit the Charles W. Brown Planetarium website.
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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
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