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April Spring Walks in Christy Woods this Saturday

Contributed by: Marydella Kamper
Published: Thursday, 17 April 2014 4:00 PM
Come celebrate the reawakening of our spring beauties and their friends after the long, cold winter. Learn more.

Are you graduating this semester?

Contributed by: Kari Gayes
Published: Thursday, 17 April 2014 3:00 PM
Spring Commencement will be Saturday, May 3, 2014.

The main ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. on the Fine Arts Terrace, followed by college ceremonies at various locations on campus. Tickets are not
required for any ceremony.
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Reminder: Retirement Reception for Joe Trimmer

Contributed by: Angela Zahner
Published: Thursday, 17 April 2014 11:00 AM
REMINDER:

Please join us as we celebrate the retirement of Joe Trimmer, Director of the Virginia B. Ball Center for Creative Inquiry and Professor of English.

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Earth Day Senior Fellow presentation

Contributed by: James Eflin
Published: Thursday, 17 April 2014 10:30 AM
Earth Day Senior Fellow Eric Dodd to give 2 presentations on Earth Day, April

22 - ideal for students seeking to advance their careers, and for all audiences

to learn about responses to environmental disasters.
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Spring Semester Online Evaluations Now Available

Contributed by: Gail L Werner
Published: Wednesday, 16 April 2014 7:30 AM
Online course evaluations for the spring semester are now available. We strongly urge you to take advantage of this opportunity to provide feedback on your classes before the evaluations close at 3 am. Saturday, May 3. Learn more.

5th Annual i>clicker Boot Camp sponsored by OEE

Contributed by: Kathleen Jacobi
Published: Tuesday, 15 April 2014 8:00 AM
If you are adopting i>clicker for the coming fall semester, the Office of Educational Excellence is planning a detailed workshop just for you. While we will offer some technical training sessions near the start of the fall semester, now is the time to start rethinking your lecture and course design for i>clicker integration. Learn more.

Colloquium: Using Variability as a Probe of the Structure and Evolution of Post-Asymptotic Giant Branch Stars

Contributed by: Julie Allison
Published: Tuesday, 15 April 2014 7:00 AM
Colloquium: Using Variability as a Probe of the Structure and Evolution of Post-Asymptotic Giant Branch Stars

Abstract: Some phases in the evolution of stars are less well studied than others. This is true of the post-asymptotic giant branch (post-AGB) phase, in which stars are evolving from the AGB to the planetary nebula (PN) phase.

Professor Bruce Hrivnak
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Valparaiso University

Thursday, April 17
3:30 PM
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33rd National R2P Conference at Ball State University: Call for Papers Deadline Extended to April 22, 2014

Contributed by: Ruby Cain
Published: Monday, 14 April 2014 7:00 PM
33rd National R2P Conference at Ball State University:
Call for Papers Deadline Extended to April 22, 2014

Click on 33rd National Research-to-Practice Conference website.

To: Adult and Higher Education Faculty, Researchers, Graduate Students, Practitioners:

Due to unforeseen circumstances, R2P National Steering Committee has requested an extension on Call for Papers deadline to April 22, 2014.

33rd National Research-to-Practice (R2P) Conference in Adult and Higher Education with Ball State University's 2nd Annual Adult, Higher, and Community Education Research Conference will be on Friday, September 19 and Saturday, September 20, 2014. The conference will be held at Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana. Our host is Department of Educational Studies, Teachers College.
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You’re invited to a Campus Master Plan open house April 16-17

Contributed by: Gail L Werner
Published: Monday, 14 April 2014 8:00 AM
Please join our campus master planning team and consultant SmithGroup JJR for one of two open house presentations to engage the campus and Muncie community on April 16-17. The format will be similar to the previous open house forums in that a 30-minute presentation will be followed by time for discussion, feedback and ideas.   Learn more.

TechTime Support for Final Projects

Contributed by: Nathan Neely
Published: Friday, 11 April 2014 7:00 AM
Attention Students!

The semester will be ending soon!

· Have a deadline?
· Getting frustrated?
· Are you stuck?

TechTime can help!
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Mathematical Sciences Faculty and Graduate Research Colloquium Sabbatical Presentation: "The Backward Iteration Chaos Game for Julia sets of Rational Semigroups"

Contributed by: Susan Bourne
Published: Thursday, 10 April 2014 11:00 PM
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Faculty and Graduate Research Colloquium
Sabbatical Presentation

“The Backward Iteration Chaos Game for Julia sets of Rational Semigroups”

Dr. Rich Stankewitz
(Ball State University)

Thursday, April 17, 2014
1:00-1:50pm
RB 449




















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From a Global Perspective to a Local Understanding: Student Experiences in Adult, Higher, and Community Education

Contributed by: Ruby Cain
Published: Wednesday, 09 April 2014 8:30 PM
Join us as we embark on an academic exploration:
From a Global Perspective to a Local Understanding: Student Experiences in Adult, Higher, and Community Education
The Adult, Higher, and Community Education Program (AHCE) in the Department of Educational Studies welcomes visiting scholars from Ireland in May 2014.

We are honored to have Dr. Brid Connolly and Dr. Fergal Finnigan visiting from the Adult and Community Education program at the National University of Ireland – Maynooth (north of Dublin). We invite you to join us in celebrating this international exchange at 3 events (see descriptions below):

Tuesday, May 27, 7-9 PM
Learning by Listening to Students’ Voices: Lessons from and Irish Context”
BSU and Muncie Community Presentation - Student Center Cardinal Hall B. Event is Free.

Tuesday, May 27, 4-5:30 PM
What Makes a Radical Educator?”
Reception with students - Teachers College, room 1008. Event is Free.

Friday, May 30, 5-8 PM
Come for the Learning, Stay for the Craic: Irish Tales of Adult, Higher, and Community Education
Reception 5-6 PM, and Dinner/Presentation 6-8 PM - Alumni Center at BSU in Muncie.
$45 alumni and friends and $25 per student. All proceeds will go toward scholarships through the Dr. James McElhinney Scholarship Fund within the BSU Foundation.
RSVP to mdudka@bsu.edu by May 10, 2014

Biographical Information
Bríd Connolly began working in adult and community education in 1985, as a women’s studies tutor, based on her degree in philosophy and the newly emerging multi-disciplinary field brought about by the feminist movement. She developed her interest in feminist pedagogy and critical group work as a result of this work, which she brought to work with people with disabilities and community development and education, both in local communities in the hinterland and within National University of Ireland - Maynooth. Her research interests are centered on critical pedagogy and the part it plays in praxis.

Fergal Finnegan is a lecturer at the Department of Adult and Community Education in the National University of Ireland - Maynooth. He has been working in adult and community education for fifteen years in a wide range of settings. His research interests include critical pedagogy, popular education, social class and non-traditional students experience in higher education. He is one of the editors of the recently published book, Student Voices on Inequalities in European Higher Education.
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German Week

Contributed by: Tamara Edwards
Published: Wednesday, 09 April 2014 8:00 AM
German Week Calendar Learn more.

Digital Literature Review Launch

Contributed by: Deborah Mix
Published: Monday, 07 April 2014 12:00 PM
Please join us on Tuesday, April 22, to celebrate the launch of the Digital Literature Review, an interdisciplinary journal of literary and cultural studies created as part of an immersive learning project. Learn more.

April Spring Walks in Christy Woods Saturday

Contributed by: Marydella Kamper
Published: Sunday, 06 April 2014 9:00 AM
Come celebrate the reawakening of our spring beauties and their friends after the long, cold winter. Learn more.

Take a survey to help MBA Students Win a Contest

Contributed by: Susan Mantel
Published: Thursday, 27 March 2014 8:00 AM
Dear Students, Faculty, Staff, and Alumni,

A group of MBA graduate students is participating in a nation-wide contest about energy awareness and needs your help!

We are asking you to complete a short quiz to understand your level of energy awareness. No one will see your answers but you -- Maximum number of participants taking the quiz is the goal.
The quiz is 8 questions and should take no more than 5 minutes to complete. Participation is completely voluntary.

Please participate by clicking here: http://energyiq.energytomorrow.org/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=quiz&

Thank you for your time and consideration.
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Retirement Reception for Joe Trimmer

Contributed by: Angela Zahner
Published: Friday, 21 March 2014 9:00 AM
Retirement reception for Joe Trimmer, Director of the Virginia B. Ball Center

for Creative Inquiry and Professor of English on Friday, April 18, 2014.
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Help shape the future of Ball State

Contributed by: Kari Gayes
Published: Friday, 21 March 2014 8:30 AM
Do you have thoughts about centralizing technology-related programs on campus? Are there new academic programs the university will need to add in the next 15-20 years? We want your input as we prepare to meet the needs of future Ball State students.

Contribute your ideas to the Academic Long-Range Plan discussion at academicplan.bsu.edu
.
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2014 OEE Colloquia Series

Contributed by: Kathleen Jacobi
Published: Tuesday, 18 March 2014 12:30 PM

OEE Colloquia Series
The Office of Educational Excellence is pleased to announce its 2014 Colloquia Series highlighting the previous year’s award winners for Ball State's Excellence in Teaching Award and Creative Teaching Grant. During the presentation, the award recipient discusses his/her enhanced course or grant project.


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