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Midwest Writers Workshop is coming to Ball State July 21-23—scholarships to attend still available!

Contributed by: Gail L Werner
Published: Thursday, 19 May 2016 11:00 AM
For more than 40 years, the Midwest Writers Workshop has helped aspiring writers improve their craft and get published. Held annually at Ball State in association with the university’s Department of English, the event takes place Thursday, July 21-Saturday, July 23 in the Pittenger Student Center.

Registration is currently open for all writers interested in attending the conference, which is an opportunity to network with publishing professionals (editors and agents), receive feedback on their work, and learn more about the craft.
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Accepting Nominations for the Perham Scholarship

Contributed by: Amanda Kavars
Published: Wednesday, 18 May 2016 9:30 AM
Accepting Nominations for the Perham Scholarship

Ball State University's College of Sciences and Humanities is seeking nominations for the 2016 Bernadette H. Perham Scholarship. Scholarship recipients will be college seniors or graduate students in fall 2016 who demonstrate academic excellence and leadership.
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Call for Nominations 2016 Indiana Women of Achievement Awards

Contributed by: Amanda Kavars
Published: Wednesday, 18 May 2016 9:30 AM
Call for Nominations
2016 Indiana Women of Achievement Awards

The Ball State University College of Sciences and Humanities is seeking nominations for the 2016 Indiana Women of Achievement Awards.
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On Wednesday May 25th the public is invited to the Recital Hall at the David Owsley Museum for a real-time video conference featuring Walter O’Brien, whose life and actual case files are the inspiration for the television show, ‘Scorpion.’

Contributed by: Renee Busha
Published: Thursday, 12 May 2016 4:00 PM
Walter O’Brien will speak on the topic of “Protecting America from Cyber Attack.” Doors open at 7:15PM. There is no charge for this event, but seating is limited. Doors open at 7:15PM.

Please RSVP to Renée Busha with the subject line “RSVP” at if you wish to attend Walter O’Brien’s remote address.

Below is a link to a video clip of the show Scorpion:
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Contributed by: Laura Huffman
Published: Thursday, 07 April 2016 11:00 AM

Students, are you interesting in getting involved in an immersive learning project? Consider applying to one of the upcoming Virginia B. Ball Center seminars. Recruitment is currently underway, and we're seeking student participants for involvement this summer, and throughout the entire upcoming 2016-2017 academic year. (Students who get involved during the summer semester will have the opportunity to apply to continue their involvement in the project into the fall semester.) Review the upcoming VBC projects below, and then contact the Fellows for additional information.
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2016-17 Diversity Associates Program

Contributed by: Julie Eiser
Published: Monday, 04 April 2016 10:00 AM

The Office of Institutional Diversity (OID) invites faculty to submit applications for the 2016-2017 Diversity Associates Program.

Materials to submit for consideration are:

The Diversity Associate Cover Sheet with chairperson signature

• A two page summary of the project*

• A one page summary of project goals/expected outcomes

• A copy of your Curriculum Vitae

The Diversity Associate application deadline is September 2, 2016.

Materials should be sent to Please contact Dr. Charlene Alexander,, if you have any questions.

The deadline for submission of the completed 2016-17 Diversity Associate project is May 1, 2017.

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Check Out These Great Immersive Learning Courses from the English Department!

Contributed by: Eva Snider
Published: Thursday, 31 March 2016 10:00 AM
The English Department is now the home of three--that's right, three!--immersive learning courses. If you're interested in publishing, editing, graphic design, digital humanities, marketing, publicity, or professional writing, one of our immersive courses might be right for you! Even better, we can work with you to figure out how any of these courses fits into your own program of study.
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New Immersive Course: Jacket Copy Creative!

Contributed by: Eva Snider
Published: Monday, 28 March 2016 2:00 PM
This Fall, the English Department (in conjunction with the Professional Writing minor) is going to be launching a brand new immersive learning course: Jacket Copy Creative!

Jacket Copy Creative will be a team of students like you working to manage the public communications of two real-world organizations: Whitely Community Council and the Ball State English Department.

If you become a part of Jacket Copy Creative, you’ll work with your peers and me to produce promotional materials, manage social media, maintain websites, edit blogs, conduct focus groups, and much more. This is an incredible opportunity to gain valuable professional experience in a variety of fields, including editing/publishing, content marketing, public relations, graphic design, web development, strategic communications, and social media management.

For more information on Jacket Copy Creative, check out our blog post all about this new opportunity.

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2016-2017 Virginia B. Ball Center Fellows

Contributed by: Laura Huffman
Published: Thursday, 24 March 2016 5:00 PM

Summer 2016 & Fall 2016: Water Quality Indiana
Adam J. Kuban (Journalism)
Lee J. Florea (Geological Sciences)

Fall 2016 & Spring 2017: Book Arts Collaborative
Sarojini Johnson (School of Art)
Rai Peterson (Department of English)
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