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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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Lenovo Battery Recall

Contributed by: Nathan Neely
Published: Tuesday, 19 May 2015 9:00 AM

Lenovo is voluntarily recalling affected lithium-ion batteries worldwide.

Visit the following link to find out whether or not your machine is affected by this recall: http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/documents/hf004122

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REMINDER: Mitch Isaacs Farewell Reception on 5/29

Contributed by: Gail L. Werner
Published: Tuesday, 19 May 2015 8:30 AM
Join us in celebrating Mitch Isaacs and his 10 years of service to Student Affairs and Ball State University. A reception in his honor will be held on Friday, May 29, from 1 - 3 p.m. in the Student Center Music Lounge. Learn more.

Cardinal Life Now Available!

Contributed by: Brian Hayes
Published: Thursday, 30 April 2015 10:30 AM
Cardinal Life, Ball State's only comprehensive retrospective, is now available for sale!
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Now hiring BSU shuttle drivers!

Contributed by: Kris Shroyer
Published: Tuesday, 14 April 2015 3:00 PM
Now Interviewing for Ball State University Shuttle Bus Drivers! Learn more.

Order your Cardinal Life today!

Contributed by: Brian Hayes
Published: Thursday, 09 April 2015 2:30 PM
Cardinal Life, Ball State's only comprehensive retrospective, is now available for sale! At just $35 each, this is a small price to pay for a lifetime of memories in a bound hard-cover book. To learn more and order your copy, go to bsucardinallife.com
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BSU Shuttle Service – Spring Break

Contributed by: Kris Shroyer
Published: Wednesday, 25 February 2015 11:45 AM
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BSU Shuttle Service – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Contributed by: Kris Shroyer
Published: Thursday, 15 January 2015 9:05 AM
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BSU Shuttle Service Update

Contributed by: Kris Shroyer
Published: Monday, 12 January 2015 7:40 AM
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Students Collaborate to Change the Conversation about Mental Illness on Campus

Contributed by: Jake Griffin
Published: Wednesday, 03 December 2014 5:30 AM

Active Minds at Ball State University is pleased and proud to announce its partnership with BOULEVARD, a short film aimed at ending the stigma surrounding mental illness.

The two groups will be hosting an information session this Friday at 5PM in Pruis Hall. Please attend if you wish to learn more. Then, Active Minds invites you to the First Annual Sigma Alpha Epsilon Chili Cook Off at 909 W. Riverside Avenue beginning at 6pm. You can taste all kinds of chili at this fundraiser for only $5, the event, in part, benefits Active Minds.

Questions can be directed to Jake Griffin, Active Minds Chapter President/Founder at jgriffin@bsu.edu.








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