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Camp MD Muncie

Contributed by: Valeri Beamer
Published: Friday, 19 May 2017 8:00 AM
The Indiana University School of Medicine - Muncie campus, in collaboration with the Northeast Indiana Area Health Education Center at Ball State University, is hosting a free health careers exploration summer camp for Muncie area high school students June 27-28th, 2017.
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Civic and Social Responsibility Across Majors

Contributed by: Erin Moore
Published: Thursday, 18 May 2017 9:00 AM

Designing the Major for Civic and Social Responsibility

Through a grant from the Endeavor Foundation, the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) is launching a project to describe how different departments and disciplines incorporate learning for civic and social responsibility into the requirements and pedagogy of a student’s major or specialized program.

Are there exemplary examples in your department/college? If so, please fill out this questionnaire by June 30.

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EMDD Low-Residency Program to Host Online Information Session May 31

Contributed by: Faith Kellermeyer
Published: Wednesday, 17 May 2017 8:00 AM

The Ball State Center for Academic and Economic Innovation at Launch Fishers is the central hub for our low-residency master of arts in Emerging Media Design + Development (EMDD), which launches in fall 2017. If you’re a working professional interested in advancing your digital media and project management skills without disrupting your career, EMDD’s low-residency program could be the right degree for you. If you would like to learn more, you can register now for our webinar on Wednesday, May 31 from noon to 1 pm (Eastern).

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BSU Summer Concert Band? It's not too late.

Contributed by: Janelle Cunningham
Published: Friday, 12 May 2017 1:00 PM
If you are in or around the Muncie area this summer, I want to invite you to again participate in the BSU Summer Concert Band.
Rehearsals are held on Tuesday nights from 7:00-9:30 pm in MI 152. Our first rehearsal will take place on Tuesday, May 16.
Subsequent rehearsals will be held on May 23, May 30 and June 6.
Our concert will take place on Wednesday, June 7 at 5:30 pm in Sursa Hall. We will share the concert with the Summer Jazz Band.
If you would like to participate, please contact bands@bsu.edu or call 765-285-9178 as soon as possible, so we can make a folder for you.
Please indicate your instrument and provide your contact information.
I hope to see many of you this summer!
Dr. Thomas Caneva
Director of Bands



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Stipends available for faculty teaching online for the first time

Contributed by: Nancy Prater
Published: Thursday, 11 May 2017 11:00 AM
Ball State is inviting full-time faculty members who have never developed an online course for Ball State to earn a $2,000 stipend for participating in a professional development opportunity focused on best practices in online education. Learn more.

ASTR 100 Available 1st Summer Session

Contributed by: Julie Allison
Published: Tuesday, 02 May 2017 3:30 PM
The Dept. of Physics & Astronomy is offering Introductory Astronomy during 1st summer session.
The course, ASTR 100-001 (3 credits), will meet 9:15 - 10:50 a.m. M-F.
This course satisfies a UCC Tier 1 Natural Sciences requirement.
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Innovative Educator Conference

Contributed by: Kelly Favory
Published: Monday, 01 May 2017 12:00 PM
Launch Indiana 2nd annual Innovative Educator Conference to be held June 20,2017 at the Ball State Fishers Center for Academic and Economic Innovation.

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Jacket Copy Creative applications closing soon!

Contributed by: Eva Snider
Published: Tuesday, 25 April 2017 10:00 AM
Dear #BallState students,

Applications for the Fall sections of Jacket Copy Creative will be closing at the end of finals week! Submit your application soon to get in on the ground floor of this exciting professional opportunity!

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? I 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 the Fall semester. In Fall, Jacket Copy Creative will be divided into 2 sections.
  1. TR @ 3:30: this section will handle event promotion, marketing campaigns for clubs and organizations, and graphic design and branding.
  2. MWF @ Noon: this section 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.

Jacket Copy Creative is open to all students, regardless of major. Because Jacket Copy Creative is an immersive learning class, the credit you receive for it is flexible. I can work with you to ensure that the course can work for you within your program of study. If you have concerns about that, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

If you are interested in applying, please send an e-mail to me, Eva Grouling Snider, at esnider@bsu.edu. Your e-mail should include the following:
  1. Please indicate which section(s) of Jacket Copy Creative you are interested in taking.
  2. Why are you interested in Jacket Copy Creative?
  3. Please describe your skillset and experience with regards to marketing and communication, including why you think you would be a good fit for Jacket Copy Creative.
  4. If possible, please attach or include examples of professional marketing or communications work you have completed.
  5. Please provide the names and contact information of 2 professional references.
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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
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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.

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