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Become a Peer Victim Advocate

Contributed by: Belinda McNeill
Published: Tuesday, 22 August 2017 3:00 PM
Are you looking for a way to get involved on campus? Are you interested in volunteering your time to make a difference in someone’s life? Are you passionate about supporting survivors of violence?

If so, consider applying to join the Office of Victim Services Peer Victim Advocate (PVA) training course this fall semester!

Training will be held weekly, on Thursdays, from 3:30-4:45pm.
The course will start September 21 and end on December 7 (no class November 23).
The group will meet in the Health Center, Room 206.
*This training is on a volunteer basis and not for course credit.*


Students completing this training will become members of the PVA team and will be educated on providing after-hours, on-call advocacy and support to survivors of gender based violence. Additionally, students will learn how to facilitate educational programs related to issues involving relationship violence, sexual violence, stalking, healthy relationships and related topics. If you are good at listening, desire to help connect your peers to resources, want to inform them of their options, and are encouraging and empowering, please consider applying.

It is imperative that all applicants review the training expectations and requirements by visiting the OVS website.

After considering the role, responsibilities, and time commitment, if you are interested, please apply here.

Applications need to be submitted by 11:59pm Friday, September 1.
Late applications will not be considered.
This opportunity is open to undergraduate and graduate students.
Because of the time needed to train each peer advocate, a two semester time commitment is expected of new advocates—this does include your semester in training.

Please note: This will be the only day of the week/time of day this training is offered this semester. If it does not coordinate with your academic or work schedule, we would invite you to consider applying in the spring 2018 semester.

Learn more.

Study abroad scholarship for Pell Grant recipients

Contributed by: Barb Stedman
Published: Tuesday, 22 August 2017 10:00 AM

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

Learn more by attending ONE of these information sessions:

> 5-6 p.m. on Tuesday, August 29

> 4:30-5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 30

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

Visit www.gilmanscholarship.org for details about the program. The application deadline for students who’ll be abroad during spring or summer 2018 is October 3.

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United Way Day of Action Opportunities for Ball State—Register by 8/25!

Contributed by: Gail L Werner
Published: Monday, 21 August 2017 8:00 AM
The entire Ball State community is encouraged to participate in the United Way of Delaware County’s “Day of Action” on Thursday, September 7th. Faculty, staff, students, and alumni can select from one-hour, two-hour, and half-day service projects to help make a difference in our community. To learn more about each project, visit bsu.edu/bettertogether. Learn more.

Non-credit community pottery class

Contributed by: Ted Neal
Published: Saturday, 19 August 2017 1:00 PM
The Ball State University School of Art and the ceramics area would like to invite you to participate in our non-credit community pottery class. The ten session class runs from August 23th to November 1st. Learn more.

Do You Need Another Class For Your Fall 2017 Schedule

Contributed by: Tamara Edwards
Published: Thursday, 17 August 2017 5:00 PM
Do you need another class for your Fall 2017 schedule?

How about Chinese 334?
Learn more.

BSU Pi Sigma Epsilon Chapter Wins at National Sales & Marketing Fraternity Convention

Contributed by: Julie Eiser
Published: Monday, 15 May 2017 9:00 AM
Students from Ball State University attended Pi Sigma Epsilon’s 61st annual National Convention. The convention took place April 18-22, 2017 at the Hilton at the Ballpark in St. Louis, MO. Members of the Epsilon Epsilon chapter at Ball State University earned the following awards:
• 1st place Case Study Competition
• President's Award for Special Merit won individually by Nadine Hashem
Shannon Eden, also a member of the Epsilon Epsilon chapter, won the Future Leader Scholarship which recognizes freshman and sophomore members of Pi Sigma Epsilon who display the potential to become great future leaders of their chapters and of PSE.
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Virginia Ball Center for Creative Inquiry Announces 2017-2018 Fellows

Contributed by: Laura Huffman
Published: Friday, 10 March 2017 12:00 PM
VIRGINIA BALL CENTER FOR CREATIVE INQUIRY ANNOUNCES NEW FELLOWS

The Virginia Ball Center for Creative Inquiry is pleased to announce the four fellows for the 2017-2018 academic year:

Fall 2017: "American Women in Film Sound" - Vanessa Ament, Telecommunications
Fall 2017: "Fine Focus: Catalyzing STEM Opportunities for Minority Undergraduates" - John Mckillip, Biology

Spring 2018: "Muslims in Muncie" - Elizabeth Agnew, Philosophy and Religious Studies
Spring 2018: "Beneficence Records: Records for a Reason" - Daniel Porter, School of Music
Learn more.

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