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Brown Bag Wednesday in Rinard Orchid Greenhouse

Contributed by: Marydella Kamper
Published: Sunday, 30 August 2015 9:00 AM
Brown Bag Wednesday, September 2 - 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.
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Ball State Brand Listening Sessions To Be Conducted in September

Contributed by: Gail L. Werner
Published: Friday, 28 August 2015 4:30 PM
The Division of Strategic Communications is conducting public sessions on the new proposed brand elements for Ball State. Please join us for one of the following listening sessions. Learn more.

Study abroad scholarship for Pell Grant recipients

Contributed by: Barb Stedman
Published: Thursday, 27 August 2015 6:00 PM

The Benjamin Gilman Scholarship awards up to $5,000 to assist Pell Grant recipients who are studying abroad for at least four weeks!

To learn more, attend ONE of these information sessions:
> 4-5 p.m. on Thursday, September 3
> 12-1 p.m. on Friday, September 4

Both sessions will be held in the Schwartz Digital Viewing Room, on the first floor of Bracken Library.

Visit for details about the program.

Interested but can't attend either of the info sessions? Call 765-285-1024 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Barb Stedman, Director of National and International Scholarships.

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Students Advocate Against Mental Health Stigma

Contributed by: Jake Griffin
Published: Wednesday, 26 August 2015 1:00 PM

Active Minds’ nationally recognized suicide awareness exhibit, Send Silence Packing, will be kicking off at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana on Monday September 14th. The display features 1,100 backpacks, representing the number of college students who die by suicide each year. Later that day the Ball State University Active Minds Chapter will host Global Speaker and Author Kevin Briggs.

A few details:

  • Send Silence Packing backpacks have been donated in memory of loved ones who have died by suicide, putting a face to the lives lost and highlighting the severity of suicide among college students.
  • In Oct. 2014, a Send Silence Packing stop was featured on NBC Nightly News highlighting the importance of eliminating the stigma of mental illness.
  • Send Silence Packing was unveiled on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. in 2008, with a keynote speech by The Honorable Patrick Kennedy.
  • Kevin Briggs, former California Highway Patrol officer, spent many years patrolling San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge where he encountered numerous individuals clinging to life by a thread. His personal story of physical and mental health challenges including recovery, military service, surviving the suicide of a loved one, divorce and depression will be a great compliment to the Send Silence Packing program.
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            Welcome back, Cardinals!

            Contributed by: Nathan Neely
            Published: Monday, 24 August 2015 12:00 PM

            News from the Ball State Technology Store!

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            We're out for blood!!!

            Contributed by: Sarah Newell
            Published: Monday, 24 August 2015 8:30 AM


            Angels for Life - Ball State University Blood Drive

            Tuesday, Sep 15 2015
            9am-4pm at Pruis Hall

            Wednesday, Sep 16 2015
            9am-4pm at Pruis Hall

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            Bias Incident Reporting

            Contributed by: Ro Anne Royer Engle
            Published: Monday, 24 August 2015 7:00 AM
            Bias incident reporting procedures and resources. Learn more.

            Class of 2019

            Contributed by: Jake Griffin
            Published: Sunday, 23 August 2015 1:30 PM

            Dear Ball State University Freshmen,

            If you’re like most of us, you may have already felt some level of stress before arriving at BSU. Adjusting to a new environment is difficult and should not be overlooked; many of us struggled to make friends, let go of our home life, and excel in our classes during freshman year or when we first arrived on campus



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            BSU Shuttle Service begins Sunday, 08/23

            Contributed by: Kris Shroyer
            Published: Friday, 21 August 2015 2:50 PM
            BSU Shuttle Service begins Sunday, 08/23 Learn more.

            Learn about Welcome Week through Benny Link

            Contributed by: Lauren Berger
            Published: Thursday, 20 August 2015 12:00 PM
            We wanted to share a new and exciting resource for Ball State students, Benny Link! Benny Link is a one-stop shop where students can learn about student organizations and events happening on campus. Learn more.

            BSU non-credit pottery class

            Contributed by: Ted Neal
            Published: Tuesday, 18 August 2015 11:00 AM
            The Ball State University School of Art ceramics area offers non-credit community pottery class. Learn more.

            Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities

            Contributed by: Erin Lynam
            Published: Sunday, 16 August 2015 12:00 PM
            The Ball State Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities (Code) is published on-line at The Code provides extensive information about the rights of students as members of the Ball State community as well as expectations for their behavior and the procedures used to address behavior that falls short of expectations. A number of policies contained within the Code are used frequently by faculty (e.g., for syllabi), students, and other employees. Those policies have specific URLs (provided here) created as a convenience to the Ball State community. This notice is provided by the Office of Student Rights and Community Standards

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