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The Student Symposium is Next Week!

Contributed by: Jessie Roark
Published: Wednesday, 25 March 2015 4:30 PM
The 20th Annual Student Symposium at Ball State University is coming up on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at the L.A. Pittenger Student Center!

The Sponsored Projects Administration would like to invite you to attend the 20th annual Student Symposium at Ball State University. The Student Symposium offers students an opportunity to display their research projects and creative endeavors in a poster session and moderated paper presentations taking place throughout the afternoon.  All activities will take place on the second floor of the L.A. Pittenger Student Center. Student posters will be on display in the Ballroom from 1PM to 4:30PM and paper presentations will take place in various locations from 1:30PM to 4:30PM. The day will conclude with an award ceremony taking place in Cardinal Hall at 4:30PM. Please visit the Student Symposium webpage for more information and schedule details.
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RSVP: Researcher of the Year & Outstanding Creative Endeavor Awardee Lecture - April 9

Contributed by: Augusta Wray
Published: Wednesday, 25 March 2015 2:00 PM
Faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend the Researcher of the Year and Outstanding Creative Endeavor Lecture on Thursday, April 9 at 12:30 p.m. in the Arts and Journalism Building, AJ 225. A reception follows the lectures.

2014-15 Researcher of the Year
Melody Bernot, Associate Professor of Biology
Department of Biology
Lecture Title: "Understanding human influence on freshwater ecosystems"

2014-15 Outstanding Creative Endeavor
Christie Zimmerman, Associate Professor of Dance
Department of Theatre & Dance
Lecture Title: "Narrative in Motion"

RSVP here:
http://goo.gl/xKYqRT
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Faculty position available immediately!

Contributed by: Bharati Assudani
Published: Wednesday, 25 March 2015 11:00 AM
Lead Teacher, Department of Family and Consumer Sciences Learn more.

BED 592 - Managing Work-Based Learning Programs

Contributed by: Allen Truell
Published: Tuesday, 24 March 2015 11:00 PM
BED 592 - Managing Work-Based Learning Programs
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How a Scrappy Band of Hoosiers Is Fighting for Clean Energy

Contributed by: Barb Stedman
Published: Tuesday, 24 March 2015 12:00 PM
Living Lightly Presents:
How a Scrappy Band of Hoosiers Is Fighting for Clean Energy


At 7:30 p.m. on Monday, March 30, in room 104 of Bracken Library, Jodi Perras – Indiana Representative for Sierra Club's Beyond Coal campaign – will speak about the fight for solar and wind power and energy efficiency in Indiana, explain how these issues affect Muncie and suggest ways in which citizens can get involved.

Perras’s appearance is sponsored by Living Lightly, which will hold its annual sustainable living fair on Saturday, September 19.
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This Week at the David Owsley Museum of Art (March 23 - March 29)

Contributed by: Robert Culp
Published: Monday, 23 March 2015 9:00 AM
Come see what the the David Owsley Museum of Art has to offer this week. Learn more.

Hollis Fund Opportunities Available for Summer and Fall Projects 2015

Contributed by: Jessie Roark
Published: Friday, 20 March 2015 7:00 AM

Ball State’s ASPiRE Internal Grant Program is pleased to announce the Hollis Fund opportunities available for summer and fall projects 2015.



Sponsored Project Administration (SPA) is pleased to oversee the Joseph W. and Marcella S.

Hollis Fund for research in fields of psychology. Professor Joseph W. Hollis served Ball State from 1954-

1984 with his service culminating as Chairperson of the Department of Counseling Psychology and

Guidance Services. This opportunity is supported by the income arising from the endowment.



Hollis funds can be provided to assist in psychological research project costs such as travel or supplies.

Dr. and Mrs. Hollis also recognized that research in psychology might occur in a number of departments

and programs across the campus. Thus, proposals from any department are eligible, as long as the

project is psychology based.





Eligibility:

· Applicants must be Graduate students or Junior Faculty Members (first 3 years of appointment).



· Ball State students are limited to one Hollis award. Additionally, Jr. Faculty members are limited to one Hollis award during their term as a Jr. Faculty member.

Types of Funding Available

Research related travel, supplies, payments to subjects (excluding gift cards), and presentations of work

at professional meetings (proof of presentation acceptance must be submitted at the time of

application).





Questions pertaining to the ASPiRE Program can be directed to aspire@bsu.edu or by calling the Sponsored Projects Administration at 765-285-1600

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Researcher of the Year & Outstanding Creative Endeavor Awardee Lecture - April 9

Contributed by: Augusta Wray
Published: Thursday, 19 March 2015 12:00 PM
Faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend the Researcher of the Year and Outstanding Creative Endeavor Lecture on Thursday, April 9 at 12:30 p.m. in the Arts and Journalism Building, AJ 225. A reception follows the lectures.
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Visiting Professor Lecture

Contributed by: Dom Caristi
Published: Thursday, 19 March 2015 8:30 AM
Dr. Karl Renner, Journalism Professor at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany, will speak on "Journalistic Reporting and Journalistic Storytelling" at 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, in LB 269. Dr. Renner will be available for questions and conversation following his talk. The lecture is free and open to the public.

More information about the Gutenberg Journalism program is available at http://www.journalistik.uni-mainz.de/.
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"The Science of Spaceflight" at Conner Prairie

Contributed by: Sheri Niekamp
Published: Wednesday, 18 March 2015 7:00 PM
Join the Indiana Academy at Conner Prairie on March 28 as we blast into space! Grades 3-5 are invited to register for an exciting day with Dr. Dain Kavars during "The Science of Spaceflight!" Learn more.

Student Fulbright info sessions

Contributed by: Barb Stedman
Published: Wednesday, 18 March 2015 10:00 AM
Juniors, seniors, and grad students: See the world through a Fulbright grant!

Attend one of these student Fulbright info sessions:
  • April 1, 4-5 pm
  • April 2, 4-5 pm
Both sessions will be held in Bracken Library, Schwartz Digital Viewing Room.

For more info, visit http://us.fulbrightonline.org. Contact Dr. Dom Caristi at 765-285-1493 or dgcaristi@bsu.edu for application info.

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Explosive Experiments & Silly Science! Spots Available!

Contributed by: Sheri Niekamp
Published: Monday, 16 March 2015 4:00 PM
Due to high demand and growing wait lists, The Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities has added additional program times for two new and exciting programs! Learn more.

Lawhead Teaching Award Nomination

Contributed by: Rebecca Amato
Published: Monday, 16 March 2015 7:00 AM
Through courtesy of gifts from Victor and Doris Lawhead, the Lawhead Award has been bestowed since 1990.  Any faculty member who teaches a core class is eligible to receive the Award.  The deadline for nomination is April 10, 2015.  Completed nomination forms should be submitted to the Writing Proficiency Office (NQ 336).
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"Sparking Hope: Teaching as a Catalyst to Launching Great Learning," featuring Sean McComb, National Teacher of the Year

Contributed by: Sherri Beaty
Published: Friday, 13 March 2015 10:00 AM
Teachers College is pleased to announce that Sean McComb, 2014 National Teacher of the Year, will visit Ball State University on Wednesday, April 22 to share his passion and vision for teaching. McComb's presentation, "Sparking Hope: Teaching as a Catalyst to Launching Great Learning," will take place at 7 p.m. in room 175 of the Arts & Journalism building. The presentation is free and open to the public. For more informtation, call (765) 285-5251. Learn more.

Student Job Vacancy - Immediate Opening!

Contributed by: Bharati Assudani
Published: Wednesday, 11 March 2015 1:30 PM
Student Job Vacancy - Immediate Opening! Learn more.

Teachers College Alumni Scholarships

Contributed by: Nikki Sherfy
Published: Wednesday, 11 March 2015 7:00 AM
Teachers College Alumni Scholarships      

Students who are pursuing an undergraduate degree and have been admitted to the teaching curriculum, who demonstrate growth in the field of education and have a 3.0 grade point average may qualify for a Teachers College Alumni Scholarship.   

The TC Alumni Scholarship application is available on-line at the following web address:     http://tc.bsu.edu/alumnischolarship  

The application deadline is April 3, 2015.

Contact Nikki Sherfy at 765.285.4198 or nlsherfy@bsu.edu for questions.
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New Course: Applied Statistics and Research Data Management with SAS (MATH 599)

Contributed by: Susan Bourne
Published: Tuesday, 10 March 2015 2:00 AM
New Course: Applied Statistics and Research Data Management with SAS

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African-American BSU graduates needed for Oral History Project

Contributed by: Megan Fizer
Published: Monday, 09 March 2015 5:00 PM
In the lead-up to Ball State's centenary celebration in 2018, students in Dr. Michael Doyle's Oral History Workshop immersive-learning course will be conducting interviews later this month with selected members of the Black Alumni Constituent Society or other African-Americans who earned their degree(s) from the University between 1950 and 2000. Learn more.

Graduate Research Assistant Position for Summer, Fall 2015 and Spring 2016

Contributed by: Bharati Assudani
Published: Monday, 02 March 2015 12:00 PM
We are looking for a graduate research assistant to help with research activities involving healthcare facilities for children with autism. Learn more.

BSU Women's Club Scholarships for Non-Traditional Students

Contributed by: Deborah Lyon
Published: Monday, 23 February 2015 8:00 AM
Applications for the BSU Women's Club 2015-16 Scholarships for non-traditional students are now available on the Ball State Women's Club website.


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Arts internships available in New York City

Contributed by: Cathy Day
Published: Thursday, 12 February 2015 10:00 PM
Would you like to do a semester-long internship in New York?

Are you interested in becoming an arts professional?

Ball State has a new domestic, off-campus study program called the New York Arts Program.



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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 www.bsu.edu/academy/summer or contact Raychelle Wilson at rawilson2@bsu.edu. This APSI is endorsed by the College Board. Learn more.

BSU Women's Club Scholarships for Non-Traditional Students

Contributed by: Deborah Lyon
Published: Wednesday, 04 February 2015 8:00 AM
Applications for the BSU Women's Club 2015-16 Scholarships for non-traditional students are now available on the BSU Women's Club website. Learn more.

Spring 2015 Saturday Adventure Programs!

Contributed by: Sheri Niekamp
Published: Thursday, 29 January 2015 2:00 PM
Registration has opened for the Spring 2015 Saturday Adventure Programs through the Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities! Youth enrichment programming available for students in grades K-8! Learn more.

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