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Professor Holmes Finch to Talk about Item Response Theory at the Applied Statistics and R Group Spring Workshop Series

Contributed by: Jun Xu
Published: Tuesday, 31 March 2015 1:00 PM
The Applied Statistics and R (ASR) Group feels very excited to announce that Professor Holmes Finch from the Department of Educational Psychology at Ball State University will deliver the third of a series of workshops/presentations organized by ASR and the Department of Sociology at Ball State University in the spring. Below is some summary information about this presentation.

What: Basic on Item Response Theory
When: 1.30-3.00PM on April 3rd
Where: NQ241

Basics on Item Response Theory

Holmes Finch, PhD, PStat, Accredited Professional Statistician
George and Frances Ball Distinguished Professor of Educational Psychology
Professor, Statistics and Psychometrics
Department of Educational Psychology
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306
(765) 285-3668

Professor Finch’s talk will focus on the basics of item response theory (IRT), which involves statistical models of responding to dichotomous and polytomous items that are commonly used in social science questionnaires and tests. I will cover the basic models, and show how they can be fit using R.



Jun Xu, PhD
Spring 2015 Organizer of ASR
Associate Professor
Department of Sociology
Ball State University
Tel: 765-285-4488
Email: jxu@bsu.edu
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Ancient Studies Lecture

Contributed by: Lesley Fortriede
Published: Tuesday, 31 March 2015 10:00 AM
THE CITY OF CORINTH AND MACEDONIANS AFTER ALEXANDER THE GREAT
Michael Dixon, History Professor and Assistant Dean  at the University of Southern Indiana
Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 4:00 - 5:00 P.M. Burkhardt Building room 101.
Free and Open to the Public.
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"America's Energy Revolution"

Contributed by: Brennen Charles
Published: Tuesday, 31 March 2015 10:00 AM

"America's Energy Revolution"
3:00 p.m., April 8, 2015
Whitinger Business Building, room 144

Leo Denault, ’82
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
Entergy Corporation

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Hollis Fund Opportunities Available

Contributed by: Jessie Roark
Published: Monday, 30 March 2015 7:30 PM

Ball State’s ASPiRE Internal Grant Program is pleased to announce the Hollis Fund opportunities available for summer and fall projects 2015.

Sponsored Project Administration (SPA) is pleased to oversee the Joseph W. and Marcella S.
Hollis Fund for research in fields of psychology. Professor Joseph W. Hollis served Ball State from 1954-
1984 with his service culminating as Chairperson of the Department of Counseling Psychology and
Guidance Services. This opportunity is supported by the income arising from the endowment.

Hollis funds can be provided to assist in psychological research project costs such as travel or supplies.
Dr. and Mrs. Hollis also recognized that research in psychology might occur in a number of departments
and programs across the campus. Thus, proposals from any department are eligible, as long as the
project is psychology based.


Eligibility:
•    Applicants must be Graduate students or Junior Faculty Members (first 3 years of appointment).

•    Ball State students are limited to one Hollis award. Additionally, Jr. Faculty members are limited
to one Hollis award during their term as a Jr. Faculty member.


Types of Funding Available
Research related travel, supplies, payments to subjects (excluding gift cards), and presentations of work
at professional meetings (proof of presentation acceptance must be submitted at the time of
application).


Questions pertaining to the ASPiRE Program can be directed to aspire@bsu.edu or by calling the Sponsored Projects Administration at 765-285-1600.

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Earn CASH participating in Econ Experiments

Contributed by: Delana Ulmer
Published: Monday, 30 March 2015 4:00 PM
Are you interested in earning some extra cash? Learn more.

Special Leave Presentation

Contributed by: Marydella Kamper
Published: Monday, 30 March 2015 9:00 AM
You are invited to attend a special assigned leave presentation by Shireen Desouza, Associate Professor in the Department of Biology on Friday, April 17 in room CN (Cooper Nursing) 160 at 3:30 p.m.

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Fall 2015 - Online Graduate Course - BED 620, Improvement of Instruction with Technology

Contributed by: Allen Truell
Published: Monday, 30 March 2015 6:00 AM
Fall 2015 – Online Graduate Level Course – Open to all Graduate Students - BED 620, Improvement of Instruction with Technology.  Section 810, CRN: 15265.
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BED 593 - Philosophy, Organization, and Administration of CTE

Contributed by: Allen Truell
Published: Friday, 27 March 2015 11:00 PM
BED 593 - Philosophy, Organization, and Administration of CTE Learn more.

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
12-1PM

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: http://netnutrition.bsu.edu/NetNutrition/Home.aspx 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

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The Student Symposium is Next Week!

Contributed by: Jessie Roark
Published: Wednesday, 25 March 2015 4:30 PM
The 20th Annual Student Symposium at Ball State University is coming up on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at the L.A. Pittenger Student Center!

The Sponsored Projects Administration would like to invite you to attend the 20th annual Student Symposium at Ball State University. The Student Symposium offers students an opportunity to display their research projects and creative endeavors in a poster session and moderated paper presentations taking place throughout the afternoon.  All activities will take place on the second floor of the L.A. Pittenger Student Center. Student posters will be on display in the Ballroom from 1PM to 4:30PM and paper presentations will take place in various locations from 1:30PM to 4:30PM. The day will conclude with an award ceremony taking place in Cardinal Hall at 4:30PM. Please visit the Student Symposium webpage for more information and schedule details.
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RSVP: Researcher of the Year & Outstanding Creative Endeavor Awardee Lecture - April 9

Contributed by: Augusta Wray
Published: Wednesday, 25 March 2015 2:00 PM
Faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend the Researcher of the Year and Outstanding Creative Endeavor Lecture on Thursday, April 9 at 12:30 p.m. in the Arts and Journalism Building, AJ 225. A reception follows the lectures.

2014-15 Researcher of the Year
Melody Bernot, Associate Professor of Biology
Department of Biology
Lecture Title: "Understanding human influence on freshwater ecosystems"

2014-15 Outstanding Creative Endeavor
Christie Zimmerman, Associate Professor of Dance
Department of Theatre & Dance
Lecture Title: "Narrative in Motion"

RSVP here:
http://goo.gl/xKYqRT
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Faculty position available immediately!

Contributed by: Bharati Assudani
Published: Wednesday, 25 March 2015 11:00 AM
Lead Teacher, Department of Family and Consumer Sciences Learn more.

BED 592 - Managing Work-Based Learning Programs

Contributed by: Allen Truell
Published: Tuesday, 24 March 2015 11:00 PM
BED 592 - Managing Work-Based Learning Programs
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Hollis Fund Opportunities Available for Summer and Fall Projects 2015

Contributed by: Jessie Roark
Published: Friday, 20 March 2015 7:00 AM

Ball State’s ASPiRE Internal Grant Program is pleased to announce the Hollis Fund opportunities available for summer and fall projects 2015.



Sponsored Project Administration (SPA) is pleased to oversee the Joseph W. and Marcella S.

Hollis Fund for research in fields of psychology. Professor Joseph W. Hollis served Ball State from 1954-

1984 with his service culminating as Chairperson of the Department of Counseling Psychology and

Guidance Services. This opportunity is supported by the income arising from the endowment.



Hollis funds can be provided to assist in psychological research project costs such as travel or supplies.

Dr. and Mrs. Hollis also recognized that research in psychology might occur in a number of departments

and programs across the campus. Thus, proposals from any department are eligible, as long as the

project is psychology based.





Eligibility:

· Applicants must be Graduate students or Junior Faculty Members (first 3 years of appointment).



· Ball State students are limited to one Hollis award. Additionally, Jr. Faculty members are limited to one Hollis award during their term as a Jr. Faculty member.

Types of Funding Available

Research related travel, supplies, payments to subjects (excluding gift cards), and presentations of work

at professional meetings (proof of presentation acceptance must be submitted at the time of

application).





Questions pertaining to the ASPiRE Program can be directed to aspire@bsu.edu or by calling the Sponsored Projects Administration at 765-285-1600

Learn more.

Researcher of the Year & Outstanding Creative Endeavor Awardee Lecture - April 9

Contributed by: Augusta Wray
Published: Thursday, 19 March 2015 12:00 PM
Faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend the Researcher of the Year and Outstanding Creative Endeavor Lecture on Thursday, April 9 at 12:30 p.m. in the Arts and Journalism Building, AJ 225. A reception follows the lectures.
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 http://us.fulbrightonline.org. Contact Dr. Dom Caristi at 765-285-1493 or dgcaristi@bsu.edu for application info.

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Explosive Experiments & Silly Science! Spots Available!

Contributed by: Sheri Niekamp
Published: Monday, 16 March 2015 4:00 PM
Due to high demand and growing wait lists, The Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities has added additional program times for two new and exciting programs! Learn more.

Lawhead Teaching Award Nomination

Contributed by: Rebecca Amato
Published: Monday, 16 March 2015 7:00 AM
Through courtesy of gifts from Victor and Doris Lawhead, the Lawhead Award has been bestowed since 1990.  Any faculty member who teaches a core class is eligible to receive the Award.  The deadline for nomination is April 10, 2015.  Completed nomination forms should be submitted to the Writing Proficiency Office (NQ 336).
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"Sparking Hope: Teaching as a Catalyst to Launching Great Learning," featuring Sean McComb, National Teacher of the Year

Contributed by: Sherri Beaty
Published: Friday, 13 March 2015 10:00 AM
Teachers College is pleased to announce that Sean McComb, 2014 National Teacher of the Year, will visit Ball State University on Wednesday, April 22 to share his passion and vision for teaching. McComb's presentation, "Sparking Hope: Teaching as a Catalyst to Launching Great Learning," will take place at 7 p.m. in room 175 of the Arts & Journalism building. The presentation is free and open to the public. For more informtation, call (765) 285-5251. Learn more.

Teachers College Alumni Scholarships

Contributed by: Nikki Sherfy
Published: Wednesday, 11 March 2015 7:00 AM
Teachers College Alumni Scholarships      

Students who are pursuing an undergraduate degree and have been admitted to the teaching curriculum, who demonstrate growth in the field of education and have a 3.0 grade point average may qualify for a Teachers College Alumni Scholarship.   

The TC Alumni Scholarship application is available on-line at the following web address:     http://tc.bsu.edu/alumnischolarship  

The application deadline is April 3, 2015.

Contact Nikki Sherfy at 765.285.4198 or nlsherfy@bsu.edu for questions.
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New Course: Applied Statistics and Research Data Management with SAS (MATH 599)

Contributed by: Susan Bourne
Published: Tuesday, 10 March 2015 2:00 AM
New Course: Applied Statistics and Research Data Management with SAS

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BSU Women's Club Scholarships for Non-Traditional Students

Contributed by: Deborah Lyon
Published: Monday, 23 February 2015 8:00 AM
Applications for the BSU Women's Club 2015-16 Scholarships for non-traditional students are now available on the Ball State Women's Club website.


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Arts internships available in New York City

Contributed by: Cathy Day
Published: Thursday, 12 February 2015 10:00 PM
Would you like to do a semester-long internship in New York?

Are you interested in becoming an arts professional?

Ball State has a new domestic, off-campus study program called the New York Arts Program.



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Advanced Placement Summer Institute registration now open

Contributed by: Raychelle Wilson
Published: Sunday, 08 February 2015 10:00 AM
Registration is now open for The Indiana Academy 2015 Advanced Placement Summer Institute, which will be held July 13-16 & 20-23. Nineteen sessions will be held in a variety of disciplines. For more information, visit www.bsu.edu/academy/summer or contact Raychelle Wilson at rawilson2@bsu.edu. This APSI is endorsed by the College Board. Learn more.

BSU Women's Club Scholarships for Non-Traditional Students

Contributed by: Deborah Lyon
Published: Wednesday, 04 February 2015 8:00 AM
Applications for the BSU Women's Club 2015-16 Scholarships for non-traditional students are now available on the BSU Women's Club website. Learn more.

Spring 2015 Saturday Adventure Programs!

Contributed by: Sheri Niekamp
Published: Thursday, 29 January 2015 2:00 PM
Registration has opened for the Spring 2015 Saturday Adventure Programs through the Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities! Youth enrichment programming available for students in grades K-8! Learn more.

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