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Beneficence Dialogue to take place Tuesday

Contributed by: Gail L. Werner
Published: Friday, 27 March 2015 12:00 PM
On Tuesday, March 31, 2015, the Division of Student Affairs and Office of Institutional Diversity will partner with the Student Government Association to sponsor the “Beneficence Dialogue”. This dialogue will provide students an opportunity to share their concerns, related to diversity and inclusivity issues, with their peers and administrators at the university. Learn more.

The Spring 2015 Culture Exchange Series Presents: FINLAND

Contributed by: Heather Wilson
Published: Friday, 27 March 2015 6:00 AM
Spring 2015 Culture Exchange Series – Finland
Pittenger Student Center, Yuhas Room
Wednesday, April 1

Each week the Rinker Center for International Programs (RCIP) holds a presentation in the Pittenger Student Center (Yuhas Room) from 12-1PM. These presentations highlight different countries by offering natives a chance to share their insider’s look into these countries and their cultures.

The presentations are accompanied by internationally-themed food served from 11AM-1:30PM in the Tally Food Court (for details, see: and click "Student Center Tally Food Court”.)

This coming Wednesday, April 1, Emelie Snickars presents her native country, Finland!

Finland is a Nordic country in Northern Europe bordered by Sweden, Norway and Russia (the nation of Estonia lies across the Gulf of Finland). Come learn more about this fascinating country at Culture Exchange; we hope to see you there!

Upcoming Culture Exchange Presentations
April 1 Emelie Snickars—Finland

April 08 Seula HanSouth Korea
April 15 Danah Alqunfuzi—Saudi Arabia

Learn more.

Community Photographers Invitation Day at Rinard Orchid Greenhouse

Contributed by: Marydella Kamper
Published: Thursday, 26 March 2015 10:30 AM
Community Photographers Invitation Day - Explore and photograph beautiful orchids and other tropical plants Learn more.

Sophomore Resource Fair

Contributed by: Gloria Pavlik
Published: Wednesday, 25 March 2015 9:00 AM
Sophomore Resource Fair

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 2 to 4 p.m.
Arts and Journalism Building
Second Floor, in the area connecting AJ and the David Letterman Communication and Media

Sophomores are invited to attend the Ball State University Resource Fair, which will include:
• Representatives to discuss majors and minors available at Ball State
• Information about campus resources such as the Learning Center, Career Center, Counseling Center, Writing Center, and University Libraries
• Study abroad opportunities
• Office of Student Life
• Multicultural Center
•Information about the Writing Proficiency Program
• Scholarships and Financial Aid

Refreshments and snacks will be provided. Students who visit with at least 5 resource representatives will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a Ball State Bookstore voucher.

Students are encouraged to RSVP on Cardinal Career Link at Go to Events and select Sophomore Resource Fair.

Email with questions.

Sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs and the Sophomore Engagement Initiative.
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Win a Fitbit at Men's Volleyball Saturday

Contributed by: Shawn Sullivan
Published: Tuesday, 24 March 2015 6:00 PM
Student Rewards Bonus at Baseball and T-Shirt Giveaway at Men's Volleyball Learn more.

Christy Woods Greenhouse Fundraising Event

Contributed by: Marydella Kamper
Published: Tuesday, 24 March 2015 4:00 PM
Are you planning to begin clearing out your garden, garage or extra gardening and yard related items? The Greenhouses of Christy Woods are planning an April fundraising event.

Learn more.

How a Scrappy Band of Hoosiers Is Fighting for Clean Energy

Contributed by: Barb Stedman
Published: Tuesday, 24 March 2015 12:00 PM
Living Lightly Presents:
How a Scrappy Band of Hoosiers Is Fighting for Clean Energy

At 7:30 p.m. on Monday, March 30, in room 104 of Bracken Library, Jodi Perras – Indiana Representative for Sierra Club's Beyond Coal campaign – will speak about the fight for solar and wind power and energy efficiency in Indiana, explain how these issues affect Muncie and suggest ways in which citizens can get involved.

Perras’s appearance is sponsored by Living Lightly, which will hold its annual sustainable living fair on Saturday, September 19.
Learn more.

Ball State to Compete in World's Largest Energy Competition

Contributed by: Anna Pasquali
Published: Monday, 23 March 2015 1:00 PM
Starting on March 23, Ball State University will tackle energy conservation and "Embrace the Dark Side" by competing in the 2015 Ball State Energy Challenge. For three weeks, students, faculty and staff in residence halls and academic buildings will participate in the challenge by taking steps to reduce Ball State's carbon footprint by turning off lights, unplugging appliances and attending fun events such as Dinner in the Dark.
Learn more.

Student Fulbright info sessions

Contributed by: Barb Stedman
Published: Wednesday, 18 March 2015 10:00 AM
Juniors, seniors, and grad students: See the world through a Fulbright grant!

Attend one of these student Fulbright info sessions:
  • April 1, 4-5 pm
  • April 2, 4-5 pm
Both sessions will be held in Bracken Library, Schwartz Digital Viewing Room.

For more info, visit Contact Dr. Dom Caristi at 765-285-1493 or for application info.

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Elkhart native receives outstanding senior award from Ball State University

Contributed by: Megan Fizer
Published: Monday, 16 March 2015 10:00 AM
Chloe Anagnos, Elkhart, has received the John R. Emens Outstanding Senior Award from Ball State University. Learn more.

African-American BSU graduates needed for Oral History Project

Contributed by: Megan Fizer
Published: Monday, 09 March 2015 5:00 PM
In the lead-up to Ball State's centenary celebration in 2018, students in Dr. Michael Doyle's Oral History Workshop immersive-learning course will be conducting interviews later this month with selected members of the Black Alumni Constituent Society or other African-Americans who earned their degree(s) from the University between 1950 and 2000. Learn more.

Multicultural Events - March

Contributed by: Ro Anne Royer Engle
Published: Monday, 09 March 2015 8:30 AM
Everyone is invited to attend the upcoming events including a celebration of Women’s History Month with events that highlight and promote the significant contributions of women to our history and culture. Learn more.

BSU Shuttle Service – Spring Break

Contributed by: Kris Shroyer
Published: Wednesday, 25 February 2015 11:45 AM
BSU Shuttle Service – Spring Break Learn more.

Merrell Thomas Marshall Memorial Scholarship

Contributed by: Julie Eiser
Published: Monday, 02 February 2015 8:00 AM

Dear Ball State Students – both undergraduate and graduate:

We hope you will consider applying for the Merrell Thomas Marshall Memorial Scholarship. Founded by Ms. Sandy Marshall, in honor of her father, the Marshall Scholarship recognizes students who are committed to diversity-related work in their communities, on campus, and in society at large. The amount awarded for this scholarship is approximately $1,000 for the academic year. Because Ball State students are a diverse group in themselves, we welcome applicants who advocate social justice with regard to race, ethnicity, economic status, national origin, disability, gender, sexual identity, age, and/or religious viewpoints.

Learn more.

Lunch With UPD

Contributed by: Michael Baker
Published: Wednesday, 28 January 2015 8:00 AM
Sign up for lunch with University Police Department Officers. Your meal is FREE! Learn more.

BSU Shuttle Service – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Contributed by: Kris Shroyer
Published: Thursday, 15 January 2015 9:05 AM
BSU Shuttle Service – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Learn more.

BSU Shuttle Service Update

Contributed by: Kris Shroyer
Published: Monday, 12 January 2015 7:40 AM
BSU Shuttle Service Update Learn more.

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

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