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Aspire Undergraduate Student Grant Programs

Contributed by: Jessie Roark
Published: Thursday, 04 February 2016 6:00 PM
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 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.

Undergraduate Student Competition:
Research: February 10 (Summer and Fall projects)
Supports the discovery of new insights, theories, or application of research to solve problems within the discipline or in society.

Creative Arts: February 10 (Summer and Fall projects)
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.

See our website for detailed guidelines and application forms.
For questions regarding the Aspire Internal Grant Program, please contact the Aspire Program Manager at: aspire@bsu.edu.
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Environmental Sciences Seminar Series: The National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON): Understanding drivers and responses to ecosystem change

Contributed by: Teresa Case
Published: Wednesday, 03 February 2016 2:00 PM

There are five components of the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON): the Airborne Observation Platform (AOP), Terrestrial Instrument System (TIS), Terrestrial Observation System (TOS), Aquatic Instrument System (AIS), and Aquatic Observation System (AOS). Collocation of measurements associated with each of these components will allow for linkage and comparison of data related to physical, chemical, and biological parameters. For example, remote sensing data provided by the Airborne Observation Platform (AOP) will link diversity and productivity data collected on individual plants and riparian areas by the Aquatic Observation System (AOS) and water quality data captured by in situ aquatic sensors (AIS) to that of satellite-based remote sensing collected outside of NEON. The NEON Aquatic subsystem, comprised of AOS and AIS, will quantify the impacts of climate change, land use, and biological invasions on freshwater populations and processes by sampling organismal community composition, measuring surface and groundwater chemistry, deploying instrumentation in and around water bodies, and tracking habitat structure. The standardization of protocols across all sites is a key to the success of NEON (and its novelty) and will be maintained at all sites through time. Additionally, data processing is standardized such that quality controlled data products derived from NEON measurements are freely available through the data portal.

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Professional Development Sessions to tell the Ball State Story

Contributed by: Anna Beyer
Published: Wednesday, 03 February 2016 1:00 PM
The Division of Strategic Communications is offering free professional development sessions starting Feb. 10. We’re eager to share what we’ve learned, then answer questions. Sessions will be held in West Quad or the Student Center. Learn more.

EXTENDED DEADLINE - Student Symposium Registration

Contributed by: Jessie Roark
Published: Tuesday, 02 February 2016 2:30 PM
Registration for the 2016 Student Symposium at Ball State University has been extended to Monday, February 8, 2016.

Visit the www.bsu.edu/studentsymposium for guidelines and registration.

The Student Symposium at Ball State University offers students an opportunity to showcase their research projects and creative endeavors in either the adjudicated poster session or moderated paper presentations. The Student Symposium will take place Friday, April 8, 2016, on the second floor of the L. A. Pittenger Student Center.

All Ball State University students are eligible: undergraduate, graduate, those from Burris Laboratory School, and the Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities. Students must be currently enrolled at Ball State University, must have engaged in academic activities either inside or outside the classroom, and must have been advised by a Ball State faculty mentor. Students from all disciplines are invited to participate in this event.



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Graduate Student Writing Workshop

Contributed by: Stephanie Wilson
Published: Tuesday, 02 February 2016 6:30 AM

The Ball State University Graduate School is hosting a writing workshop webinar on Monday, February 8, from 4-5 p.m. to help graduate students improve their academic writing. The workshop can be viewed in Ball Communications room 129, online or later as a recording. Registration is available online for this event.



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Correction on time for New Date for Qualtrics Advanced Session

Contributed by: Cathy Cunningham
Published: Thursday, 28 January 2016 4:30 PM
Correction on time for New Date for Qualtrics Advanced Session
This session is from 2-3:30pm (1 1/2 hour)

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Qualtrics Advanced Building Demonstration Session

Contributed by: Cathy Cunningham
Published: Thursday, 28 January 2016 3:30 PM
Qualtrics Advanced Building Demonstration Session Learn more.

Join Campus Orchestra!

Contributed by: Janelle Cunningham
Published: Tuesday, 26 January 2016 10:30 AM
Join Campus Orchestra!

Have an old violin that needs dusting off? How about a viola or a cello? Campus Orchestra is the place for you!

Always looking for new members, campus orchestra rehearses once a week, Monday nights from 8:00-9:30 and presents one concert near the end of the semester. A great opportunity to make music with excellent people in a relaxed, but high-achieving atmosphere, campus orchestra just might be the place for you.

We are especially looking for viola and cello players.

No audition necessary to join; all majors welcome;.

Contact Michael Lund Ziegler, conductor, for more information mdlundziegle@bsu.edu
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Increasing Physical Activity via Goal Setting and Feedback

Contributed by: Anna Beyer
Published: Tuesday, 19 January 2016 2:30 PM
Undergraduate students are needed for a study to determine if electronic activity monitors (i.e., Fitbit) and goal-setting behaviors increase physical activity. Participants will monitor their daily physical activity to meet a series of activity goals. Learn more.

Aspire Student Grant Programs

Contributed by: Jessie Roark
Published: Thursday, 14 January 2016 4:00 PM
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: January 20 (Summer and Fall projects)
Supports the discovery of new insights, theories, or application of research to solve problems within the discipline or in society.

Creative Arts: January 20 (Summer and Fall projects)
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: April 1


Undergraduate Student Competition:
Research: February 10 (Summer and Fall projects)
Supports the discovery of new insights, theories, or application of research to solve problems within the discipline or in society.

Creative Arts: February 10 (Summer and Fall projects)
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.

See our website for detailed guidelines and application forms.
For questions regarding the Aspire Internal Grant Program, please contact the Aspire Program Manager at: aspire@bsu.edu.
Learn more.

2016-17 Interactive Learning Space Initiative - Call for Applications

Contributed by: Kathleen Jacobi
Published: Thursday, 14 January 2016 9:00 AM
Applications for the 2016-17 Interactive Learning Space (ILS) Initiative Teaching and Scholarship Opportunity are now being accepted.
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2015-16 Creative Teaching Grant - Call for Applications

Contributed by: Kathleen Jacobi
Published: Wednesday, 13 January 2016 8:30 AM
The Office of Educational Excellence is now accepting applications for the 2015-16 Creative Teaching Grant. Proposal deadline is THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.


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Aspire Student Grant Programs

Contributed by: Jessie Roark
Published: Tuesday, 15 December 2015 6:30 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: January 20 (Summer and Fall projects)
Supports the discovery of new insights, theories, or application of research to solve problems within the discipline or in society.

Creative Arts: January 20 (Summer and Fall projects)
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
Deadline: (Spring) April 1


Undergraduate Student Competition:
Research: February 10 (Summer and Fall projects)
Supports the discovery of new insights, theories, or application of research to solve problems within the discipline or in society.

Creative Arts: February 10 (Summer and Fall projects)
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.

See our website for detailed guidelines and application forms.
For questions regarding the Aspire Internal Grant Program, please contact the Aspire Program Manager at: aspire@bsu.edu.
Learn more.

Concussion Management IPE Opportunity

Contributed by: Jenny Johnson
Published: Friday, 11 December 2015 2:00 PM
The Northeast Indiana Area Health Education Center (NEI-AHEC) is pleased to offer a FREE Interprofessional Education Student Workshop, Concussion Management On and Off the Field. This event will be held on Saturday, February 20, 2016 from 9:00 AM-1:30 PM at 1819 Carew Street at the Huntington and Trine University Campus in Fort Wayne, IN. Transportation to and from the event will be provided to Ball State students courtesy of the Northeast Indiana Area Health Education Center (NEI-AHEC). Faculty facilitators (van drivers) are also needed. Registration costs for student participants and faculty facilitators are sponsored by the NEI-AHEC. Learn more.

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