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The Spring 2015 Culture Exchange Series Presents: THE UNITED KINGDOM

Contributed by: Heather Wilson
Published: Friday, 06 March 2015 6:00 AM
Spring 2015 Culture Exchange Series – United Kingdom
Pittenger Student Center, Yuhas Room
Wednesday, March 11

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, March 11 Natasha Francksen will present her native country, the United Kingdom!

The United Kingdom (UK) is a sovereign state in Europe that includes the countries of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Come learn more about this fascinating country at Culture Exchange; we hope to see you there!

Upcoming Culture Exchange Presentations
March 11 Natasha Francksen—United Kingdom

March 18 Sharifa Djurabaeva and Ziyoda Gazieva—Uzbekistan
March 25 Isaac Muhando—Kenya
April 1 Emelie Snickars-Finland
April 8 Luma Bashmi—Bahrain
April 15 Danah Alqunfuzi—Saudi Arabia

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Mindful Meditation Among the Orchids

Contributed by: Marydella Kamper
Published: Wednesday, 04 March 2015 7:00 AM
Join Yogi and Tai Chi instructor Sarah Lyttle for midweek meditation. Learn more.

Saturday Children's Program in the Rinard Orchid Greenhouse

Contributed by: Marydella Kamper
Published: Thursday, 26 February 2015 10:00 AM
Children's Program - "Orchids and Their Pollinators". 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.

Senior Distinguished Service Award

Contributed by: Laura Montoye
Published: Monday, 23 February 2015 5:30 PM

This award recognizes outstanding graduating seniors who have displayed an exceptional commitment to community service as a volunteer during his or her undergraduate years at Ball State University. The application can be found at

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Items found by Transportation

Contributed by: Kris Shroyer
Published: Wednesday, 04 February 2015 4:00 PM
Items found by Transportation 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.

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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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