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Undergraduate Research Grants

Contributed by: Kara Duquette
Published: Tuesday, 20 February 2018 2:00 PM
The Office of Immersive Learning and Sponsored Projects Administration is now accepting applications for grants to support faculty engaging undergraduate students in course-based, student-driven research projects. We are seeking proposals for projects that involve a process of study or discovery that will produce new insights, theories, or will apply such knowledge to problem-solving within an academic discipline. Research project results should be worthy of submission for publication in refereed journals and/or presentation at academic conferences and could contribute to external funding opportunities. The project period for this funding is May 15, 2018- May 15, 2019. Learn more.

Pericles Ends Sucessful Run!

Contributed by: Renee Busha
Published: Tuesday, 20 February 2018 10:00 AM
Pericles, Prince of Tyre
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Karen Kessler

February 16-17, 20-24 at 7:30pm
February 18 at 2:30pm

Enter Pirates! Set sail with Pericles, Prince of Tyre, on an action-packed, epic journey. In heroic fashion, Pericles woos a princess, fights a famine, weathers storms and a shipwreck, wins the hand of his wife, loses her at sea, and entrusts his only child to a king and queen. From a riddle to a heartrending reunion, Shakespeare’s tale charts one man’s sweeping voyage from a headstrong youth to a sage, world-weary man, with humor, pathos and passion.

Strother Theatre

Tickets are on sale now online,
at the Box Office (directly across from Bracken Library, and by calling 765-285-8749

General Public $15
Students/Faculty/Staff/Seniors $12
Learn more.

Info Table: Copyright & Fair Use

Contributed by: Laura MacLeod Mulligan
Published: Tuesday, 20 February 2018 7:30 AM
Info Table: Copyright & Fair Use

Have you ever quoted from a novel in a research paper? Shared a video with a friend? Whether we know it or not, we are constantly taking advantage of "fair use," a part of copyright law that lets all of us use other people's creations in limited ways to support free speech and education.
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MAC Academic Leadership Development Program (ALDP) Fellows

Contributed by: Angie Zahner
Published: Monday, 19 February 2018 2:00 PM

MAC Academic Leadership Development Program (ALDP) Fellows

Overview

Ball State University will be joining with other colleges and universities in the Mid- American Conference (MAC) to participate in the Academic Leadership Program (ALDP). The mission of the MAC ALDP is to identify, develop, prepare and advance faculty as academic leaders in the Mid-American Conference universities. The program provides an opportunity for Ball State University faculty to gain valuable knowledge and experience in academic leadership by working closely with select administrators from other colleges and universities in the MAC.

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Diversity This Week

Contributed by: Lisa Love
Published: Monday, 19 February 2018 10:00 AM
Diversity this Week
A message from the Associate Provost for Diversity
Doing the work of creating an inclusive culture here at Ball State University

View the complete Diversity This Week Here

This Week in Diversity… Now
Wednesday, February 21, 2018, at 5:00 PM College of Architecture and Planning Location: AB 100
70 Acres in Chicago tells the story of Cabrini Green, a high rise public housing project replaced with a mixed-income community. Questions and discussion with the filmmaker, Ronit Bezalel following the film.

Expand your horizons…
Feb. 20 is UN World Day of Social Justice Day. The day is devoted to promoting efforts for full employment, decent work, gender equity, and access to social well-being and justice for all.

Live-Beneficence…I see the Beneficence in you
Join us - Show & Share the Beneficence you see in others Our pledge is “To treat each person in the Ball State community with civility, courtesy, compassion, and dignity; and to respect and learn from differences in people, ideas, and opinions.” Share examples of the Beneficence you see in others – email your nominations to mail to OID@bsu.edu Please include your name, the person's name and the way in which they embodied the Beneficence Pledge.

& looking back. This week in Diversity in 1970
February 18, 1970, the Chicago 7 are found not guilty. The antiwar activists were charged with rallying violent demonstrations at the August 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago.

Featured Diversity Scholarship An opportunity to showcase faculty publications 2016-17

Barbara Giorgio-Booher & Fang Gong

National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity
Developing Writing Rituals: A Key to Jumpstarting and Maintaining Productivity
  • To understand the connection between writing rituals and productivity
  • To assess their current structural/environmental barriers to develop writing rituals
  • Develop writing rituals tailored to their own strengths and limitations
View the webinar using this link https://www.facultydiversity.org/webinars/developwritingritual
Can't view the resource? Be sure to register. Ball State University faculty and graduate students can register at https://www.facultydiversity.org/join

Contact the Office of Institutional Diversity Phone 765-285-5316 Email OID@bsu.edu
Teachers College 409 Twitter@BallStateOID #RAK #WeFly Facebook,BSUOID
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Copyright, Fair Use, & Your Course Website

Contributed by: Laura MacLeod Mulligan
Published: Monday, 19 February 2018 7:30 AM
Copyright, Fair Use, & Your Course Website

Do you use Canvas, Blackboard, or another website to share materials with your students? Then this workshop is for you! Copyright and Scholarly Communications Manager Perry Collins will discuss how copyright law supports educators through important provisions such as "fair use" and the "classroom exemption." Perry will offer tips and strategies for staying within the law, and you will learn how Ball State University Libraries can help you make articles, videos, and more available to your students online. Please bring questions and topics for discussion!
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Can Beauty Save the World? Film and Discussion

Contributed by: Melinda Messineo
Published: Sunday, 18 February 2018 2:00 PM
With Liberty, Justice, and BEAUTY for all… CAN BEAUTY SAVE THE WORLD?
A film and conversation with John de Graaf7:00pm, Monday February 26, 2018Pittenger Student Center, Pine Shelf Room, 2nd floor

Join us for a screening of REDEFINING PROSPERITY, a new film about how the back-to-the-land movement changed a town and how the fight to save a beautiful river bridged political divides and led to deeper dialogue about sustainability and equity in our communities.

For more information about this event contact the Office of Institutional Diversity Phone 765-285-5316 Email OID@bsu.edu Teachers College 409 Twitter@BallStateOID Facebook, BSUOID
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See Pericles: Prince of Tyre Tonight!

Contributed by: Renee Busha
Published: Friday, 16 February 2018 9:30 AM
Pericles, Prince of Tyre
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Karen Kessler

February 16-17, 20-24 at 7:30pm
February 18 at 2:30pm

Enter Pirates! Set sail with Pericles, Prince of Tyre, on an action-packed, epic journey. In heroic fashion, Pericles woos a princess, fights a famine, weathers storms and a shipwreck, wins the hand of his wife, loses her at sea, and entrusts his only child to a king and queen. From a riddle to a heartrending reunion, Shakespeare’s tale charts one man’s sweeping voyage from a headstrong youth to a sage, world-weary man, with humor, pathos and passion.

Strother Theatre

Tickets are on sale now online,
at the Box Office (directly across from Bracken Library, and by calling 765-285-8749

General Public $15
Students/Faculty/Staff/Seniors $12
Learn more.

Reminder about Citation Management Workshops

Contributed by: Laura MacLeod Mulligan
Published: Friday, 16 February 2018 8:00 AM
If you missed our citation management workshops earlier this semester, no worries--we have several more sessions scheduled for Spring 2018! Learn more.

Strategic Learning Drop-in Hours

Contributed by: Cathy Cunningham
Published: Friday, 16 February 2018 8:00 AM
Drop in or register for a specific time to talk 1:1 with one of our talented team members. Learn more.

February Digital Scholarship Lab Feed--Next Week

Contributed by: Laura MacLeod Mulligan
Published: Thursday, 15 February 2018 9:00 AM
Telling Your Story with Maps: How to Use and Create Multimedia Web Maps for Use in Instruction and Research

Ball State University Libraries and the Digital Scholarship Lab invite you to the February Digital Scholarship Lab Feed, which will feature a video conference presentation focused on Esri's Story Map technology by Joseph Kerski. Kerski, currently the Education Manager at Esri, has also served as a geographer and cartographer at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the U.S. Census Bureau, and the U.S. Geological Survey. The Digital Feed will focus on the advantages of using Esri's Story Map technology as both a teaching and research tool within an academic setting.

After the presentation, attendees will have the opportunity to sign up for access to the Story Maps application through the Ball State ArcGIS Online account and request online or one-on-one instruction for using Story Maps with the University Libraries' GIS Specialist, Angie Gibson.

Space is limited, so please R.S.V.P. to dsl@bsu.edu by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, February 19. A box lunch will be provided. Please indicate any special dietary needs you may have.

This event will be located on the first floor of Bracken Library at the Schwartz Digital Complex/Digital Scholarship Lab.

Event: DSL Digital Feed
Speaker: Joseph Kerski
Title: Telling Your Story with Story Maps: How to Use and Create Multimedia Web Maps for Use in Instruction and Research
Date/Time: Thursday, February 22, 12:15-1:30 p.m.
Location: Bracken Library, Schwartz Digital Complex/Digital Scholarship Lab
R.S.V.P. to: dsl@bsu.edu


Angela S. Gibson, GISP
Ball State University Libraries
GIS Specialist

James J. Connolly
Director, Center for Middletown Studies
George and Frances Ball Distinguished Professor of History
Co-Director, Digital Scholarship Lab

Michael Szajewski
Ball State University Libraries
Assistant Dean for Digital Scholarship and Special Collections
Co-Director, Digital Scholarship Lab
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Film screening and discussion with film maker

Contributed by: Christine Rhine
Published: Tuesday, 13 February 2018 4:00 PM

70 Acres in Chicago
Film screening and discussion with the film maker Ronit Bezalel and Cabrini resident Raymond McDonald
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Refreshments: 5:00pm
Film Screening: 5:30pm
Questions and discussion with the filmmaker: 6:30pm
Location: AB100 (Architecture Building, room 100, at the corner of McKinley and Petty)

For more information contact Dagney Faulk at dgfaulk@bsu.edu or (765) 285-5152.
Sponsors; Department of Urban Planning, Student Planning Association, Center for Business and Economic Research, and African American Studies





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See Pericles: Prince of Tyre

Contributed by: Renee Busha
Published: Tuesday, 13 February 2018 9:30 AM
Pericles Prince of Tyre
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Karen Kessler

February 16-17, 20-24 at 7:30pm
February 18 at 2:30pm

Enter Pirates! Set sail with Pericles, Prince of Tyre, on an action-packed, epic journey. In heroic fashion, Pericles woos a princess, fights a famine, weathers storms and a shipwreck, wins the hand of his wife, loses her at sea, and entrusts his only child to a king and queen. From a riddle to a heartrending reunion, Shakespeare’s tale charts one man’s sweeping voyage from a headstrong youth to a sage, world-weary man, with humor, pathos and passion.

Strother Theatre

Tickets are on sale now online,
at the Box Office (directly across from Bracken Library, and by calling 765-285-8749

General Public $15
Students/Faculty/Staff/Seniors $12
Learn more.

Honors College Lecture March 12

Contributed by: Coralee Young
Published: Tuesday, 13 February 2018 7:00 AM

Join us Monday, March 12, at 4PM in AJ 175 for a discussion with our newest distinguished professor Dr. Obed Frausto Professor of Honors Humanities about “Plural Democracy and the Foreigner.”

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EDSE 150 Basic Concepts of Secondary Education Online Summer 2018

Contributed by: Cresta Hancock
Published: Wednesday, 07 February 2018 5:00 PM


EDSE 150- Basic Concepts of Secondary Education
Designed to help students make valid decisions about preparing for and functioning in teaching careers. Professionalism, job requirements, employment opportunities, secondary school curricula, and the role of secondary education within the entire educational process are discussed.


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Summer 2018 Course Offering- Multicultural Minor

Contributed by: Cresta Hancock
Published: Tuesday, 06 February 2018 11:00 AM

Summer 2018

EDMU 670 (Multicultural Minor)

Language, literacy, and culture

This course examines the sophisticated, often opaque, relationship between language and culture. It covers major concepts and theories pertaining to language acquisition, language policy and politics, multidialectalism in English and other languages, Ebonics, identity, language structures, heritage language, endangered and language loss around the world, language revitalization in indigenous communities worldwide, paralinguistic cues, and code switching. The concepts and theories will be taught within the framework of content-area pedagogy for English language learners. An extensive variety of cultures and their linguistic practices will be examined in addition to instructional approaches designed to help speakers of other languages acquire content knowledge in a new language.

Instructor: Dr. Michael Ndemanu

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Urban Planning Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Lecture

Contributed by: Valerie Morris
Published: Tuesday, 06 February 2018 8:00 AM
Urban Planning Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Lecturer
Ehren Bingaman
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CORRECTED LINK - Registration Open - 2018 Student Symposium

Contributed by: Jessie Roark
Published: Thursday, 01 February 2018 1:30 PM

Corrected Registration Link: https://goo.gl/forms/Y8kURjhTRAhMPWr83

Registration is now open for the 2018 Student Symposium.

The Symposium will take place on April 17, 2018, at the LA Pittenger Student Center.

There is no cost to register for the Student Symposium and participation is open to all Ball State, Burris, and Indiana Academy students. The event will include a poster session and moderated paper presentations.

Follow this link to register.

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Registration Open - 2018 Student Symposium

Contributed by: Jessie Roark
Published: Thursday, 01 February 2018 1:00 PM
Registration is now open for the 2018 Student Symposium.

The Symposium will take place on April 17, 2018, at the LA Pittenger Student Center.

There is no cost to register for the Student Symposium and participation is open to all Ball State, Burris, and Indiana Academy students. The event will include a poster session and moderated paper presentations.

Follow this link to register.
Learn more.

ASPiRE Internal Grants Program for Students

Contributed by: Jessie Roark
Published: Thursday, 01 February 2018 8:00 AM

ARE YOU…

Working on a thesis or major project? Planning to present at a conference or exhibition?

Then look to the ASPiRE Internal Grants Program as a funding resource!

The University Research and Creative Arts Committees would like to encourage students to consider applying for an ASPiRE Graduate or Undergraduate student grant. Funds can be utilized to assist in project costs such as travel or supplies. Please note: All student projects require the support of a faculty mentor or advisor.

Graduate Student Competition:
Research: October 20 (Winter and Spring projects only); January 20 (Summer and Fall projects only)

Supports the discovery of new insights, theories, or application of research to solve problems within the discipline or in society.

Creative Arts: October 20 (Winter and Spring projects only); January 20 (Summer and Fall projects only)

Supports the creation of original works of creative arts.

Hollis Fund:
The Joseph W. and Marcella S. Hollis Fund supports research in psychology. Proposals from any department are eligible, as long as the project is psychology based. (Graduate Students only)

Award Amount: $400
Deadlines: Fall Round: October 1
Spring Round: April 1

Undergraduate Student Competition:
Research: November 10 (Winter and Spring projects only); February 10 (Summer and Fall projects only)

Supports the discovery of new insights, theories, or application of research to solve problems within the discipline or in society.

Creative Arts: November 10 (Winter and Spring projects only); February 10 (Summer and Fall projects only)

Supports the creation of original works of creative arts.

Student Travel Grants:

15th of the month prior to travel date

For professional presentations of papers and/or posters, performances, etc., at meetings, conference, or competitions.

Learn more.

Humor and Personality Survey: Male Participation Needed

Contributed by: Allison Cipriano
Published: Monday, 29 January 2018 11:00 AM

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Humor and Personality Survey: Participation Needed

Contributed by: Allison Cipriano
Published: Thursday, 25 January 2018 12:00 PM


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2018 Student Symposium Guidelines Posted

Contributed by: Jessie Roark
Published: Friday, 19 January 2018 6:00 PM
The guidelines for the 2018 Student Symposium at Ball State University are now live. Click here to visit the Student Symposium webpage.
Registration will be open February 1 - March 2.
The Symposium will take place on April 17th, 2018, 1:00 - 4:30 PM.

The Student Symposium is a one-day conference allowing Ball State students to showcase their work in either a refereed poster session or a moderated paper presentation. Whether you have never presented at an academic conference before and don’t know where to start, or you are a seasoned pro looking to further develop your skills and add to your resume/CV, the Student Symposium is a great opportunity. There is no cost to present in the Symposium and students of all levels and disciplines are invited to participate.

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2017-2018 Creative Teaching Grant - Call for Applications

Contributed by: Kathleen Jacobi
Published: Tuesday, 05 December 2017 3:30 PM
The Office of Educational Excellence is announcing a call for applications for the 2017-18 Creative Teaching Grant. Proposal deadline is FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.

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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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