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Study abroad scholarship for Pell Grant recipients

Contributed by: Barb Stedman
Published: Tuesday, 22 August 2017 10:00 AM

The Benjamin Gilman Scholarship awards up to $5,000 to assist Pell Grant recipients who are studying abroad for at least three weeks.

Learn more by attending ONE of these information sessions:

> 5-6 p.m. on Tuesday, August 29

> 4:30-5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 30

Both sessions will be held in the Schwartz Digital Viewing Room, on the first floor of Bracken Library.

Visit www.gilmanscholarship.org for details about the program. The application deadline for students who’ll be abroad during spring or summer 2018 is October 3.

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United Way Day of Action Opportunities for Ball State—Register by 8/25!

Contributed by: Gail L Werner
Published: Monday, 21 August 2017 8:00 AM
The entire Ball State community is encouraged to participate in the United Way of Delaware County’s “Day of Action” on Thursday, September 7th. Faculty, staff, students, and alumni can select from one-hour, two-hour, and half-day service projects to help make a difference in our community. To learn more about each project, visit bsu.edu/bettertogether. Learn more.

Call for Fall 2017 Provost Immersive Learning Grant Proposals

Contributed by: Kara Duquette
Published: Thursday, 17 August 2017 7:30 AM
Call for Fall 2017 Provost Immersive Learning Grant Proposals

Proposal Deadline: Monday, October 2, 2017 at 5:00 pm.

Ball State University's Office of ­the Provost and the Office of Entrepreneurial Learning (OEL) are pleased to announce this semester’s call for new and continuing proposals for the Provost Immersive Learning Grant program.  Immersive learning pulls together student teams guided by faculty mentors to create unique, high-impact learning experiences that result in real-world solutions for community partners. Ball State faculty who have an idea for an immersive learning project are encouraged to apply. Funding can support travel expenses, materials and other costs associated with your project.  Completed proposals are due on or before 5 p.m. Monday, October 2, 2017.

Proposal guidelines and access to the online submission system can be found on the Provost Immersive Learning Grant Application page. To get specific feedback on a Provost Grant proposal or if you have general questions about your application, contact the Presidential Faculty Fellow in your college, Kelli Huth (Director of Immersive Learning) or Suzanne Plesha (Director of Faculty support and Assessment).

If you have last minute questions about your application, please contact the Presidential Faculty Fellow in your college, Kelli Huth (Director of Immersive Learning) or Suzanne Plesha (Director of Faculty Support and Assessment).

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Call for Diversity Associate Application

Contributed by: Lisa Love
Published: Tuesday, 15 August 2017 12:00 PM

The Office of Institutional(OID) invites faculty to submit applications for the 2017-2018 Diversity Associates Program.

Faculty may propose an individual project or a collaborative project with a colleague. We welcome submissions regarding research, pedagogy, immersive learning and undergraduate research, campus/community dialogues or grants.

Diversity Associates Faculty will be partnered with an Office of Institutional Diversity faculty mentor. Associates will be expected to meet with mentors on a regular basis. Projects should focus on one or more of the following areas: race, ethnicity, economic status, national origin, disability, gender, sexual identity, age, and/or religious viewpoints.

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NEW Aspire Internal Grant Submission Portal

Contributed by: Jessie Roark
Published: Thursday, 10 August 2017 12:00 PM

Sponsored Projects Administration and the ASPIRE internal grants program is pleased to announce a new submission portal available for all applications beginning this Academic Year. Beginning with the September 2017 competition deadlines, all applications will be available on and must be submitted through https://sponsoredprojectsadministration.submittable.com This will provide an easier interface for loading required documents, allows for starting and pausing applications prior to submission and applicants can see their history of submissions.

Competition deadlines, eligibility requirements, guidelines and other required documents will still be available on the Aspire website.

http://cms.bsu.edu/about/administrativeoffices/sponsored-projects-administration/aspire

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Register NOW for the 9th Annual Diversity Research Symposium

Contributed by: Linh Littleford
Published: Thursday, 27 July 2017 1:00 PM

The 9th Annual Diversity Research Symposium at Ball State University

September 22 and 23, 2017

http://diversitysymposium.org/registration

Registration Deadline: September 1, 2017



Register NOW to:

  • · Hear Dr. Angela Davis’ Keynote Address: Institutional Racism in the Penal and Criminal Justice System
  • · Participate in networking sessions for researchers, scholars, community organizations, graduate programs, and students to explore collaborative research and other opportunities
  • · Attend the poster session???
  • · Participate in workshops, facilitated discussions, panel discussions, and talks presented by scholars from over 40 sub-disciplines and organizations

· For complete program schedule, see http://diversitysymposium.org/schedule

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NEW Aspire Internal Grant Submission Portal

Contributed by: Jessie Roark
Published: Wednesday, 26 July 2017 7:30 AM

Sponsored Projects Administration and the ASPIRE internal grants program is pleased to announce a new submission portal available for all applications beginning this Academic Year. Beginning with the September 2017 competition deadlines, all applications will be available on and must be submitted through https://sponsoredprojectsadministration.submittable.com This will provide an easier interface for loading required documents, allows for starting and pausing applications prior to submission and applicants can see their history of submissions.

Competition deadlines, eligibility requirements, guidelines and other required documents will still be available on the Aspire website.

http://cms.bsu.edu/about/administrativeoffices/sponsored-projects-administration/aspire

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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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Take an English immersive learning course this Fall!

Contributed by: Eva Snider
Published: Monday, 03 April 2017 11:00 AM
Are you interested in gaining valuable experience in publishing, editing, design, marketing, or professional writing? If you answered yes, an English department immersive learning course might be right for you! In Fall 2017, we are offering three different immersive learning courses. All our immersive learning courses are by application only, and you may be able to receive credit in your major/minor on a case-by-case basis.
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Apply now for marketing and communication immersive learning class Jacket Copy Creative!

Contributed by: Eva Snider
Published: Thursday, 23 March 2017 1:00 PM
#BallState students: Are you interested in gaining valuable professional experience in marketing and communication? Want to create and execute marketing strategies in collaboration with other students for real clients? Need to build out your portfolio with lots of compelling materials? We have a fantastic immersive learning opportunity to tell you about!

Jacket Copy Creative is an immersive learning course in the English Department that handles a variety of marketing and communications tasks for the English Department and other organizations around campus. We do event promotion, marketing campaigns for campus clubs and organizations, graphic design and branding for campus clubs and organizations, social media management and blogging for the English Department, and much more! Past clients have included the Indiana Writing Project, the Digital Writing Studio, the Writers’ Community, the College of Sciences and Humanities, and the Honors College.

We are currently taking applications for both Summer 1 and Fall semesters. In Fall, Jacket Copy Creative will be divided into 2 sections. The first will handle event promotion, marketing campaigns for clubs and organizations, and graphic design and branding. The second will handle primarily writing tasks, including social media management, blogging, e-newsletter writing, and marketing copywriting. You are invited to apply for either section or both sections.

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Diversity Research Symposium Networking Sessions and Call for Proposals

Contributed by: Linh Littleford
Published: Monday, 13 March 2017 10:00 AM
Register now to attend networking sessions at the 9th Annual Diversity Research Symposium (DRS, September 22nd and September 23rd, 2017 at Ball State University) to explore collaborative research and other opportunities. Available networking sessions:
• Community organizers and researchers
• Community organizers and students
• Researchers and students
• Graduate programs and students

Registration for the networking sessions is free. Due to limited seating, registration is required.

You are also invited to submit a proposal to present your diversity-related project at the. Proposals can be submitted between April 1 and June 1, 2017. We are seeking proposals that focus on creating brave spaces for inclusion, equity, and justice. Angela Davis (feminist & writer) will present the keynote address: "Institutional racism in the penal and criminal justice system." At the last DRS hosted by Ball State University, participants represented 81 academic sub-disciplines, 21 institutions & organizations, and 13 states.

For more information, to submit proposals, and/or to register for the networking sessions, visit http://www.diversitysymposium.org

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Virginia Ball Center for Creative Inquiry Announces 2017-2018 Fellows

Contributed by: Laura Huffman
Published: Friday, 10 March 2017 12:00 PM
VIRGINIA BALL CENTER FOR CREATIVE INQUIRY ANNOUNCES NEW FELLOWS

The Virginia Ball Center for Creative Inquiry is pleased to announce the four fellows for the 2017-2018 academic year:

Fall 2017: "American Women in Film Sound" - Vanessa Ament, Telecommunications
Fall 2017: "Fine Focus: Catalyzing STEM Opportunities for Minority Undergraduates" - John Mckillip, Biology

Spring 2018: "Muslims in Muncie" - Elizabeth Agnew, Philosophy and Religious Studies
Spring 2018: "Beneficence Records: Records for a Reason" - Daniel Porter, School of Music
Learn more.

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.

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