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REMINDER: Present at the Beneficence Leadership Conference

Contributed by: Lauren Berger
Published: Sunday, 10 December 2017 7:00 AM

Consider submitting a program proposal for the inaugural Beneficence Leadership Conference presented by Housing and Residence Life, the Multicultural Center, and the Office of Student Life.

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Three opportunities to present community-engaged work

Contributed by: Erin Moore
Published: Wednesday, 06 December 2017 3:00 PM

There are three new opportunities to present on your community-engaged work in 2018.

International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement Annual Conference
“Just Research: Inclusivity and Intersectionality”
July 18-20, 2018
New Orleans, LA
Proposal Deadline: January 19, 2018

International Town and Gown Association’s City & University Relations Conference
“Investing in the Future: Town-Gown Relationships and the Future of our Communities”
May 29 – June 1, 2018
Hosted by the Ohio State University and the City of Columbus
Proposal Deadline: February 1, 2018

Engaged Scholarship Consortium Annual Conference
“Transforming Higher Education through Engaged Scholarship”
September 30 – October 3, 2018
Minneapolis, MN
Proposal Deadline: March 16, 2018

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2017-2018 Creative Teaching Grant - Call for Applications

Contributed by: Kathleen Jacobi
Published: Tuesday, 05 December 2017 3:30 PM
The Office of Educational Excellence is announcing a call for applications for the 2017-18 Creative Teaching Grant. Proposal deadline is FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.

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Fall Semester Online Evaluations Now Available

Contributed by: Lena Tompkins
Published: Thursday, 30 November 2017 8:00 AM
Online course evaluations for the fall semester are now available. We strongly urge you to take advantage of this opportunity to provide feedback on your classes before the evaluations close at midnight Friday, December 15. Learn more.

Faculty Fellowships: Digital Scholarship Lab

Contributed by: James Connolly
Published: Wednesday, 29 November 2017 3:00 PM
Faculty and professional personnel are invited to apply for a Faculty Fellowship from Ball State University’s Digital Scholarship Lab (DSL). Please email to arrange a consultation and for application instructions. Learn more.

Present at the Beneficence Leadership Conference

Contributed by: Lauren Berger
Published: Wednesday, 29 November 2017 2:00 PM
Submit a program proposal for the inaugural Beneficence Leadership Conference. Learn more.

2017-2018 Outstanding Awards

Contributed by: Ashley Burnett
Published: Tuesday, 21 November 2017 1:30 PM

Outstanding Awards 2017-2018

Each year a faculty selection committee selects recipients for nine very significant awards presented to colleagues who have made outstanding contributions to the university community. The awards are:

  • Outstanding Administrator Award
  • Outstanding Creative Endeavor Award
  • Outstanding Diversity Advocate Award
  • Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award
  • Outstanding Faculty Award
  • Outstanding Faculty Service Award
  • Outstanding Junior Faculty Award
  • Outstanding Research Award
  • Outstanding Teaching Award

Please consider nominating colleagues that you know should be recognized by their peers for their important contributions to Ball State. The college dean will send all approved nominations to the Office of the Associate Provost (AD 326), and they will be sent to the appropriate screening committee. Deadline for receipt of this material is Friday, January 19, 2018.

For specific requirements and the nomination process, please visit:

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Ball Brothers Honors College Faculty Fellow

Contributed by: Coralee Young
Published: Tuesday, 21 November 2017 12:00 PM

The Honors College seeks successful and creative faculty not currently teaching Honors College courses to be named the first Ball Brothers Honors College Faculty Fellow. The Fellowship is a two-year (fall/spring/fall/spring) part-time load (three 3-credit courses per academic year) competitively selected assignment within the Honors College. Applications for the Fall 2018-Spring 2020 Fellowship are due Tuesday, January 9, 2018. The call for applications may be found at:

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Immersion Experiences in Physics

Contributed by: Julie Allison
Published: Friday, 03 November 2017 11:00 AM
Please consider this course for one of your electives or PHYC 482/685:

Brief Summary of Immersive Learning project for Physics.

PHYSICS 469/685: Immersion Experiences in Physics
The treatment of Dysphagia (uncoordinated or difficulty in swallowing) is hampered by the lack of reliable thickening recipes for use in swallowing and feeding therapy sessions. At present time, there is limited standardized methodology for determining the viscosity of liquid levels and dietary modifications. The purpose of this Immersive Learning course is to involve students in a group learning environment to 1) accurately measure the viscosity of different fluids, 2) use these results to develop standard viscosity tables, and 3) develop procedures to disseminate this information to the larger health community. This course carries a 3 hour credit. All students will participate in every aspect of the procedure and will be graded accordingly. This course is open to physics, biology, and health science majors with an interest in being part of a team learning experience.
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Multicultural Minor (Non-Teaching)

Contributed by: Cresta Hancock
Published: Thursday, 02 November 2017 12:00 PM






Multiculturalism is a basic

characteristic of United

States society.

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Call For Papers- World Conference on Transformative Education

Contributed by: Cresta Hancock
Published: Monday, 11 September 2017 1:00 PM
The Global Institute for Transformative Education and The School Project Foundation- in conjunction with the Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology- are organizing a World Conference on Transformative Education in Kakamega, Kenya, on July 26 - 28, 2018 under the theme: "Rethinking, Curriculum, Pedagogy and Research in Africa."

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Submissions Being Accepted for Celestial Musings: Poems Inspired by the Night Sky

Contributed by: Dayna Thompson
Published: Friday, 07 July 2017 2:00 PM
Submissions are now being accepted for "Celestial Musings: Poems Inspired by the Night Sky". Submit up to three poems with a line limit of 32 lines each. The poems do not have to be entirely about the night sky, but the more the poems relate to the stars, constellations or the moon, the better the chance for publication.
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Storytelling: The Must-Have Career Skill

Contributed by: Cathy Day
Published: Sunday, 23 April 2017 8:00 PM
We live in such a noisy world, so many voices trying to get our attention.

But who captures our attention?

That’s easy: whoever tells the best story.

Storytelling is the new must-have skill in business, advertising, marketing, and public relations. Even Forbes agrees.

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Celebrate and workshop creative writing at the Writers' Community!

Contributed by: Eva Snider
Published: Thursday, 16 February 2017 3:00 PM
Calling all creative writers! Real life can be overwhelming and sometimes we need a break. For anyone who enjoys community and creative writing, there is the Ball State Writers' Community. Join us on every Monday at 8:00 PM in RB 295 to share your current work, listen to others share their work, give feedback, and receive feedback. Come to one of our meetings to escape reality for an hour by getting the creative juices flowing with a writing prompt, and sharing ideas with people who are just as passionate about creative writing as you are! Learn more.