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2018 Student Symposium Winners

Contributed by: Jessie Roark
Published: Friday, 20 April 2018 7:00 PM

The 2018 Student Symposium at Ball State University took place on Tuesday, April 17 on the second floor of the L.A. Pittenger Student Center. Sponsored Projects Administration is pleased to announce this year’s winners.

Kerstyn Hall – Kinesiology
A Novel Approach of Performing Gait Analysis Using Radar Technology
Mentor: Henry Wang – College of Health

Malachi Henry – Speech Pathology and Audiology
Sequential Production Abilities with Multiple-Symbol Utterances: Implications for Redesigning Speech Generated Devices (SGDs) for Children
Mentor: Barry Wagner – College of Health

Marcy Simpson – Nutrition and Health Sciences
The Effect of Medical Mistrust on the Efficacy of Prostate exams among Black American Men
Mentor: Jean Marie Place – College of Health

Betsy Kemp – Biology
Assessing the role of trophic interactions on peatland biofilm development under varied nutrient availability
Mentor: Kevin Wyatt – College of Sciences and Humanities

Deborah Mattson – Landscape Architecture
A Piece of the Limberlost
Mentor: Susan Tomizawa – College of Architecture and Planning

Jason Avedesian – Kinesiology
Biomechanical Analysis of Unilateral Landings in Female Volleyball Players after a Dynamic and Combined Dynamic-Static Warm-Up
Mentor: Clark Dickin – College of Health

Avery Kirschbaum – Biology
A Potentially General Role for a Conserved Protease in Translocon-Associated Quality Control
Mentor: Eric VJ Rubenstein – College of Sciences and Humanities

Anamarie Booher – Nutrition and Health Sciences
The Impact of Perceived Barriers to Accessing Prescription Birth Control Among Female College Students: A Qualitative Study
Mentor: Jean Marie Place – College of Health

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Story Maps of Lost Muncie

Contributed by: Jorn Seemann
Published: Thursday, 19 April 2018 3:00 PM
Finding Lost Muncie: Making Story Maps of the Past
A conversation about Muncie’s past and how it can be visualized on a map

Cornerstone Center for the Arts
520 E Main Street, Muncie, IN 47305
Colonnade Room
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
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This Week: Last Friday Night Cardboard of 2017-2018

Contributed by: Laura MacLeod Mulligan
Published: Monday, 16 April 2018 3:00 PM
The last Friday Night Cardboard of 2017-2018 will be THIS FRIDAY, April 20 at Bracken Library. Join us from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. for one last blast of boards, cards, and dice! Learn more.

Graduate School Social Media Usage Survey

Contributed by: Hailey Jackson
Published: Monday, 16 April 2018 12:00 PM
Please fill out this survey, it should take no more than four minutes! Learn more.

Earn your Masters in less than a year!

Contributed by: Kayla Coates
Published: Thursday, 12 April 2018 1:00 PM
INFORMATION SESSION: Master of Science in Information and Communication Sciences

The Center for Information and Communication Science invites you to attend an information session on Thursday, April 26th from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM at the Ball State Center for Academic and Economic Innovation, Fishers, IN.

The CICS Masters is an 11-month program that combines business, technology, and leadership training with a lot of professional development and real-world project opportunities. As a top five IT leadership program, and with a 95% placement rate before graduation, students emerge in the job market more qualified and more prepared to advance their careers in a variety of professional settings.


Our Results
  • Starting salaries have averaged $50,000- $85,000
  • A career placement rate over 95% since 1986
  • Recruiters come to us
  • We help you find you passion and your path
  • Professionally ready for significant management and leadership roles at graduation
Hiring Partners
  • IBM
  • AT&T

For more information contact us at or call 317-759-6167

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Marketing and Communications wins awards

Contributed by: Lena Tompkins
Published: Monday, 09 April 2018 9:00 AM
Marketing and Communications recently won awards for the brand launch and other projects. Learn more.

Find SUMMER & FALL EMPLOYMENT with Recreation Services

Contributed by: Matt Miller
Published: Tuesday, 03 April 2018 8:00 PM

Recreation Services is HIRING Fitness Monitors as soon as possible to work this summer and into the coming academic year. APPLY THROUGH THE CARDINAL CAREER LINK. Pick up a yellow Student Employment Referral Slip and turn it in to the SRWC Front Office. We are interviewing and hiring on a first come, first served basis. There are limited spots available, so don't wait. APPLY TODAY!

Recreation Services | Ball State University
Jo Ann Gora Student Recreation Center (SRWC)
1700 Neely Avenue Rm. 201A
Muncie, IN 47306
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Contributed by: Laura Huffman
Published: Tuesday, 03 April 2018 11:00 AM
The Virginia B. Ball Center for Creative Inquiry is pleased to announce the new fellowships for the 2018-2019 academic year:

  • Fall 2018: Promoting Assessment Literacy - Lynne Stallings, English
  • Spring 2019: Preserving the Past, Focused on the Future... Rooted in Domestic Science, Evolving into Contemporary Careers - Carla Earhart, Management
  • Spring 2019: Mother Jones – A New Musical - Beth Turcotte, Theatre

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Online Map Competition for middle and high schools

Contributed by: Jorn Seemann
Published: Friday, 23 February 2018 3:00 PM
This is an invitation to participate in the 2018 Online Map Competition for middle and high schools. This year's theme is "Place Matters: Exploring Hoosier Communities."
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Photovoice Workshop for Academic Researchers

Contributed by: Amanda Latz
Published: Tuesday, 20 February 2018 3:00 PM

This two-day workshop, to be held on Thursday, May 10 and Friday, May 11, 2018, will provide academic researchers with a dynamic overview of the photovoice methodology. In addition, each participant will have the opportunity to conceptualize and begin developing a specific photovoice project. The workshop will be co-led by Dr. Amanda O. Latz, Associate Professor at Ball State University (BSU) and photovoice methodologist, and several doctoral students currently studying at BSU. Space is limited to 36 participants. This workshop is open to undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty and staff.

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Seeking Participants for a Study About Stress

Contributed by: Stephanie Simon-Dack
Published: Wednesday, 14 February 2018 10:00 AM
Kierstin Riels of the Ball State University Psychological Science department is conducting a study on personality characteristics and stress responses to threatening images. The goal of this study is to assess whether there is a relationship between certain personality characteristics and how people respond to threatening images.

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