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Book Release Event in Muncie

Contributed by: Darolyn "Lyn" Jones
Published: Friday, 22 May 2015 9:00 AM
Stomping Ground edited by Dr. Darolyn “Lyn Jones and Lauryn Wiseman; Illustrated by Sydney Hellgeth
A stomping ground is a familiar territory, a hangout, a homage. And that’s exactly how we want you to feel when you read this collection of memoir essays and poems written collaboratively by Ball State University creative writing students and young writers in the Muncie, Indiana community. We want the words to ring true, to make you feel like you are at home.

Creative Writing in the Community (English 409) is an immersive learning course at Ball State University where creative writing students meet with young writers in the community to teach creative writing techniques and to write and create a collaborative text. These young community partners come from elementary schools throughout the greater Muncie community. This semester was unique because students also engaged in the book publishing process, creating a new press for the course, 409 Press.

Our essential and guiding element in creating this collection was that it is an honor to be trusted with someone’s story. And our role was to honor our young community writer’s voices so the rest of the world can hear the poignant, humorous, and brilliant wisdom that only young writers possess.
A discovery that was made during this project is that young writers haven’t learned to filter. They don’t yet know what society teaches us about not sharing or revealing too much about ourselves. You ask them a question, and they will answer it with brutal honestly. You ask them to create, and they will conjure worlds and images we can’t imagine. You ask them to tell you a story, and they will paint every sensory detail with their words.

The book’s theme is based around a beautiful metaphor designed by a student in the course, Niki Wilkes, where she compares writing to grabbing a shovel, breaking ground, digging a hole, and discovering treasure. I can’t wait for you to read more about how our writers learned to break ground, dig deep, and find the treasure in their own stories.
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Ball State’s Digital Policy Institute reappointed to FCC Consumer Advisory Committee

Contributed by: Marc Ransford
Published: Tuesday, 19 May 2015 4:00 PM
Digital Policy Institute appointed to FCC’s consumer advisory committee for third term. Learn more.

AAUW & IPR host Used Book Sale

Contributed by: Angela Rapp
Published: Tuesday, 19 May 2015 7:00 AM
The Muncie Branch of American Association of University Women (AAUW) partner with Indiana Public Radio to host their 35th annual used book sale.
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College of Architecture and Planning sophomores compete in design competition

Contributed by: Gail L. Werner
Published: Wednesday, 13 May 2015 10:30 AM
Sophomore students in the College of Architecture and Planning participated in a department-wide design competition held this spring, sponsored by the Indiana Hardwood Lumbermen’s Association (IHLA). Learn more.

House for Sale, price drop

Contributed by: Stephanie Simon-Dack
Published: Friday, 08 May 2015 9:00 AM

Beautiful updated turn of the century home for sale 12 minutes drive east of Ball State campus.  This 4000-square foot, 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home features a large sunroom, master ensuite with remastered antique clawfoot tub, plenty of room for a family, and has had modern dual-pane energy efficient windows installed.   For sale by owners with asking price of $220,000.  We will consider all offers.  Call and ask for Stephanie or Scott for a showing!  Call: 765-282-1308 or Text: 765-631-8173. 

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NOBA 2015 Psychology Video Contest honorable mention

Contributed by: LeeAnn Hathaway Anderson
Published: Monday, 04 May 2015 3:30 PM
It is my immense pleasure to announce that the video my students in social psychology created for the NOBA 2015 Psychology Video Contest has been awarded honorable mention! While there is no money for that award, it is an immense honor, and the video as well as the students' names will be posted on the organization's website. NOBA will be sending an official award to the department.

Here is the link the video:

We have students with very bright futures ahead of them!

Kiersten Baughman
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Education Majors

Contributed by: Kathy Harrold
Published: Wednesday, 22 April 2015 11:00 AM
Expand your Marketability

Take a minor in Educational Technology or add the Computer Education license to expand your marketability beyond your primary teaching license.

In just 15 credit hours, the license allows you to teach computer courses!

The Marine Axeen Scholarship ($500) is available for license or minor

Contact: Dr Ayesha Sadaf, Program Director, Educational Technology
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Improve Your Public Speaking, Evaluation, and Leadership Skills

Contributed by: Tania Said
Published: Wednesday, 15 April 2015 5:00 PM

Ball State University has a Toastmasters International Club, and all Ball State University friends are invited!

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