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Student Veterans Organization Meets Tonight at 5:15 PM

Contributed by: Anna Beyer
Published: Monday, 31 August 2015 1:00 PM
Ball State’s SVO was established in 2009 and is led by the current student veterans and ROTC members on campus. Our call out meeting will take place on Monday, August 31st, at 5:15 pm. It will be at Bracken Library in ROOM 104 and we will be looking to gain new members as well as elect officers for the new school year. Learn more.

CCIM SUPERPARTY

Contributed by: Jahma Gray
Published: Monday, 31 August 2015 8:00 AM
Hi Everyone!

It's back! SUPERPARTY 15!!!! A fun and exciting night full of CCIM clubs and organizations. WCRD will be providing music and you do NOT want to miss out!

Wednesday evening, September 2nd at 6:00 p.m.

Registration is on the first floor of the AJ building.

MAKE SURE TO BRING YOUR STUDENT ID!


Hope to see you all there!
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Sign-up for the White River Clean-up

Contributed by: Melinda Messineo
Published: Sunday, 30 August 2015 5:00 PM
The 9th Annual White River Cleanup is Saturday September 12th, 8a-Noon at Westside Park in Muncie. We need your help to clean our most precious natural resource!

Please pre-register by September 2nd to get a t-shirt!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WhiteRiverCleanup2015

Hope to see you on Sept. 12th in the White River!

Event co-sponsored by Freshmen Connections
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Ball State Brand Listening Sessions To Be Conducted in September

Contributed by: Gail L. Werner
Published: Friday, 28 August 2015 4:30 PM
The Division of Strategic Communications is conducting public sessions on the new proposed brand elements for Ball State. Please join us for one of the following listening sessions. Learn more.

Study abroad scholarship for Pell Grant recipients

Contributed by: Barb Stedman
Published: Thursday, 27 August 2015 6:00 PM

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

To learn more, attend ONE of these information sessions:
> 4-5 p.m. on Thursday, September 3
> 12-1 p.m. on Friday, September 4

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

Visit www.iie.org/Programs/Gilman-Scholarship-Program for details about the program.

Interested but can't attend either of the info sessions? Call 765-285-1024 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Barb Stedman, Director of National and International Scholarships.

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Colloquium - Observations and Opportunities in Cybersecurity Education Game Design

Contributed by: Kim Bechdolt
Published: Thursday, 27 August 2015 8:30 AM
Department of Computer Science
Colloquium Series 2015-16
Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 3:00 PM, RB 104

Observations and Opportunities in Cybersecurity Education Game Design
Paul Gestwicki and Kaleb Stumbaugh
Department of Computer Science


Abstract

A recent report from the Cybersecurity Education Workshop identified two critical areas in need of attention: teaching end-users the fundamentals of cybersecurity, and educating children about careers in cybersecurity and the educational paths to them. Video games provide an opportunity to reach new audiences and embed educational lessons. We began by analyzing the current state-of-the-art and developed an epistemology and taxonomy for security education games. We are now applying these findings in an iterative prototyping process to create an original game that meets our educational goals.
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Upcoming Indiana Academy of Science Deadline

Contributed by: Jessie Roark
Published: Monday, 24 August 2015 5:00 PM
Organization Issuing Grant: Indiana Academy of Science
Grant Title: Senior Research Grants Program
Abstract/Summary: The Indiana Academy of Science Senior Research Grants Program makes awards of up to $3000 to Academy members or students they sponsor to purchase supplies, support travel and field expenses, pay research assistants, and provide other items required to conduct novel scientific research.  The deadlines for the submission of proposals to the chair of the Research Grants Committee are September 15 and March 1 of each year (see below for deadline details).
If you have questions e-mail grants@indianaacademyofscience.org.
Award Amount: Maximum $3000
Deadline: September 15 (Next Cycle Due on March 1)
Link: http://www.indianaacademyofscience.org/Research-Grants/Senior-Research-Grants-Program.aspx
Special Notes:  Ball State University has had a great deal of success with these grants. Please contact SPA if you are interested in submitting.

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NEH Summer Stipend Deadline and Information

Contributed by: Jessie Roark
Published: Monday, 24 August 2015 1:00 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 grants.gov by the October 1 deadline.

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

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French Speakers Needed for African Exchange Program

Contributed by: Nick Sabato
Published: Friday, 21 August 2015 3:00 PM
Interested in hosting African Youth Leaders for a two week period?

From October 7-20, Ball State's Center for International Development (CID) will be hosting the sixth cohort of the Pan-Africa Youth Leadership Program (PAYLP) for high school students and adult mentors, a prestigious program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. This dynamic leadership exchange program will bring together 24 African students and adult mentors from across Sub-Saharan Africa to strengthen their understanding of civic duties and responsibilities, respect for diversity, and the importance of community engagement.


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2015-16 Diversity Associates Program

Contributed by: Julie Eiser
Published: Friday, 21 August 2015 8:00 AM
The Office of Institutional Diversity (OID) invites faculty to submit applications for the 2015-2016 Diversity Associates Program. Once again, we invite submissions in the areas of research, inclusive pedagogy, immersive learning and undergraduate research, diversity dialogue workshop, or grant project.

The Diversity Associate application deadline is September 11, 2015.

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Academy for Community Leadership

Contributed by: Diane Watters
Published: Monday, 17 August 2015 2:30 PM
The Academy for Community Leadership (ACL) is a partnership between Ball State University and the Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce.

ACL is a vehicle to promote our community leaders while providing valuable networking opportunities for participants. Over ten weekly sessions, participants are exposed to our local history, business community, government, health care, cultural awareness, education, leadership styles and more.
Learn more.

Fulbright Opportunity

Contributed by: Dom Caristi
Published: Wednesday, 12 August 2015 11:00 AM
Fulbright is an opportunity for US citizens to spend an academic year abroad after graduation.  Learn more.

Advanced Microcomputer Applications for Business

Contributed by: Loretta Smith
Published: Friday, 07 August 2015 2:30 PM

In responding to job market demands, the ISOM Department redesigned the following ISOM 228 and approved for the 2015-2016 UCAT.

ISOM 228 Advanced Microcomputer Applications for Business (3) Uses office productivity tools to solve business problems for small- and medium-sized organizations. Emphasis on using complex formulas and advanced functionality to solve problems and to manipulate, analyze, and visualize data. Prerequisite: ISOM 125 or equivalent or permission of the department chairperson.

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NEH Summer Stipend Deadline and Information

Contributed by: Jessie Roark
Published: Tuesday, 04 August 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 grants.gov by the October 1 deadline.

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

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