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Contributed by: Jagdish Khubchandani
Published: Friday, 19 January 2018 10:00 PM

Dear Colleague: Please help us learn about college students’ health and lifestyle by participating in a study.

For this project, we request you to complete a survey detailing your lifestyle. The survey will take approximately 5-10 minutes to complete. To participate, please click the following link:

Please direct any questions to:

Julia Bollwitt (Principal Investigator)
Maggie Sutton (Co-Principal Investigator)
Makenzie Meeks (Co-Principal Investigator)
Jagdish Khubchandani (Faculty Advisor)

Thank you for considering this request!

Again, here is the link for the survey:

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Color Vision Deficiency Survey | Senior Design Campaign

Contributed by: Kendra Schemmel
Published: Friday, 19 January 2018 12:00 PM

Hey Everyone,

I am doing my Senior Design Campaign over Color Vision Deficiency (colorblindness) and am looking for as many insights as possible to get my project going.

Please take this 10 question survey, just make sure to click the one for you.

YES...I have a color vision deficiency.

NO...I do not have a color vision deficiency.

All help is greatly appreciated! Please share and pass on, I am trying to get as many insights as I can. There is some more information in the link!

Thanks! If you have any questions or insights feel free to email me at

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Ball State University receives 2017 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award

Contributed by: Lisa Love
Published: Friday, 19 January 2018 8:00 AM

The Office of Institutional Diversity is pleased to announce that Ball State University received the 2017 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. The HEED award is a national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion. This is the second year that Ball State University has been named as a HEED Award recipient.

“The HEED Award process consists of a comprehensive and rigorous application that includes questions relating to the recruitment and retention of students and employees — and best practices for both — continued leadership support for diversity, and other aspects of campus diversity and inclusion,” said Lenore Pearlstein, publisher of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. “We take a holistic approach to reviewing each application in deciding who will be named a HEED Award recipient. Our standards are high, and we look for institutions where diversity and inclusion are woven into the work being accomplished every day across their campus.”

Dr. Melinda Messineo, Interim Associate Provost for Diversity, expressed her deepest appreciation to the campus for all of their efforts to make Ball State University a leader in diversity and inclusion and would like to especially thank her predecessor, Dr. Charlene Alexander, for her tireless efforts. She also challenged the campus to continue to build on these successes to create an even more inclusive campus environment.

Other recipients of the 2017 HEED Award are:

Arizona Summit Law School
Augusta University
California State University, East Bay
California State University, Fresno
California State University, Northridge
California State University, San Marcos
Case Western Reserve University
Central Washington University
Clemson University
Cleveland State University
Columbia University in the City of New York
Cuyahoga Community College
Davenport University
DePaul University
East Carolina University
Eastern Kentucky University
El Paso County Community College District
Florida Coastal School of Law
Florida State University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Georgia State University
Greenville Technical College
Indiana University-Bloomington
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
James Madison University
Kansas State University
Kennesaw State University
Kent State University
Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College
Metropolitan State University
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Millersville University
North Carolina State University
Northeastern University
Northern Virginia Community College
Oklahoma State University
Palo Alto University
Raritan Valley Community College
Rochester Institute of Technology
Salem State University
San Diego State University
Seminole State College of Florida
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Southwestern Law School
Stockton University
SUNY Buffalo State College
SUNY Oneonta
SUNY System Administration
Swarthmore College
Texas Tech University
The Pennsylvania State University
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
The University of Georgia
The University of South Carolina
The University of Texas at Austin
The University of Tulsa
Union College in New York
University of Central Florida
University of Cincinnati
University of Colorado Boulder
University of Delaware
University of Houston
University of Houston Law Center
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Kentucky
University of Louisville
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of North Carolina Wilmington
University of North Florida
University of Oklahoma
University of Pittsburgh of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education
University of Virginia
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Western Michigan University
West Virginia University
William Marsh Rice University (Rice University)
William Rainey Harper College (Harper College)

Honorary mention 2017 HEED Award recipients include:
California State University, Fullerton
California State University, Monterey Bay
Capital Community College
Highline College
Morgridge College of Education at the University of Denver
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Widener University

For more information about the 2017 HEED Award, visit For more information about the Office of Institutional Diversity visit
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Research Study: Use of Oral Dietary Supplements (ODS) in College Aged Men and Women 18-25.

Contributed by: Jonathan Isbill
Published: Saturday, 13 January 2018 10:30 AM
A brief survey about oral dietary supplement use in college aged individuals, both men and women. Learn more.

The DLR Presents: Kristen Simmons on Gender in Dystopian Literature

Contributed by: Adam Beach
Published: Wednesday, 10 January 2018 10:00 AM

The "Digital Literature Review" presents "Dystopia: A Lens for the Present," a talk by Kristen Simmons on January 24th, 7:30 PM in the Student Center Ballroom.

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Guest Speaker: M. Scott Lilly from Thurgood Marshall College Fund

Contributed by: Margo Allen
Published: Tuesday, 09 January 2018 4:00 PM

M. Scott Lilly, President of OFC & Chief Programs Officer
Thurgood Marshall College Fund

Innovation is Great, the Entrepreneurial Mindset is Better
Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 5:30 PM
Ball State University – AJ 175
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