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Last chance! Buy your book today!

Contributed by: Brian Hayes
Published: Friday, 26 June 2015 1:30 PM
The 2014-15 edition of Cardinal Life will be published soon! BUY YOUR BOOK TODAY! The last day to purchase the 2014-15 book is Tuesday, June 30. After this date, it will NO LONGER be available for purchase. Don't be left without your personal copy of this immersive learning product. At just $35, you’ll always have a place to go to remember the life, times and happenings of the 2014-15 Ball State school year.
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Ball State Summer Media Academy

Contributed by: Brian Hayes
Published: Monday, 22 June 2015 1:30 PM
The postmark registration deadline for our 50th annual Summer Media Academy is today! Of course we always accept late registrations, but if we receive your registration and check in our office this week (by June 26), we will forgo the late registration fee.

The Ball State Journalism Workshops has offered summer journalism/media workshops since 1966. Providing secondary students (grades 8-12) an opportunity to learn about and practice media skills is the hallmark of our program. We offer two separate four-day residential workshops: July 12-15 and July 16-19. Faculty and staff with children in secondary grades who elect not to stay in the dorm can pay a reduced commuter registration fee.

To register or learn more about Ball State’s Summer Media Academy, go to:
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Contributed by: Janelle Cunningham
Published: Friday, 19 June 2015 2:00 PM
If you understood the subject line, you belong in the band.

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NEH Summer Stipend Deadline and Information

Contributed by: Jessie Roark
Published: Tuesday, 19 May 2015 4:30 PM
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Stipends support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Research typically results in articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources. Summer Stipends support continuous full-time work on a humanities project for a period of two months.

An outright award of $6,000 is provided for two consecutive months of full-time research and writing. In accordance with NEH guidelines, Ball State may nominate two faculty proposals.

Ball State internal application deadline is September 3, 2015.
Deadline for final submission to the NEH is October 1 for projects beginning May 2016.

Click here for full guidelines.

Materials to submit for the September 3 internal review:
1. The Ball State NEH Summer Stipend Internal Application Coversheet
    **This form is in lieu of ATTACHMENT 1: Supplemental Information for Individuals Form
2. A single copy of the application, including:
      a. 3-page (single-spaced) narrative
      b. 2-page (single-spaced) resumé
      c. 1-page (single-spaced) bibliography
      d. 1-page appendix (graphical materials or edition/translation sample, if applicable)

You do not need to include reference letters at this time.
You do not need to have processed a Ball State clearance sheet.
Selected proposals will be submitted electronically through by the October 1 deadline.

Please submit your completed internal application to Augusta Wray by September 3.

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Summer Hours at the Writing Center

Contributed by: Jackie Grutsch McKinney
Published: Thursday, 07 May 2015 6:30 AM
Dear Students,

The Writing Center is open this summer, so if you are taking summer courses or working on writing projects and want free one-to-one feedback, please make an appointment to work with us. We have face-to-face appointment and online appointments.

Go to: to schedule your appointment.

Summer I Hours [Starting May 13th]
M-Th 10-4 (in RB 286 or online), 5-10 pm (online only hours)
Fridays 10-12 (in RB 286 or online)
Sundays 5-10 pm (online only hours

The Writing Center at Ball State
Working with Student Writers Since 1966
Summer Location: Robert Bell 286
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K-12 Summer Camp Registration Open!

Contributed by: Sheri Niekamp
Published: Wednesday, 15 April 2015 4:00 PM
Registration has officially opened for the Indiana Academy 2015 Summer Camps! A variety of camps available for grades K-12 with a special discount for multiple day camp registrations or multiple family members registering! Learn more.

Fall 2015 Upper Division Economics Courses

Contributed by: Delana Ulmer
Published: Friday, 10 April 2015 10:00 AM
Department of Economics Electives for Fall 2015 Learn more.

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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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 or contact Raychelle Wilson at This APSI is endorsed by the College Board. Learn more.