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Environmental Sciences Seminar Series: Ecological Changes and the Development of Environmental Policies to Conserve Lake Tahoe

Contributed by: Teresa Case
Published: Wednesday, 10 February 2016 2:00 PM

Environmental Sciences Seminar Series: Ecological Changes and the Development of Environmental Policies to Conserve Lake Tahoe



Dr. Sudeep Chandra is an Associate Professor of Limnology and Conservation Ecology at the University of Nevada, Rene. He is also the Director of the Castle Lake Environmental Research and Education Program which holds the longest running mountain lake ecology data set in North and South America. He served as a Director for the Ecosystem Sciences Program at the National Science Foundation. Sudeep graduated in 2003 with a Ph.D. in ecology from the University of California- Davis with Dr. Charles Goldman. As a postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Limnology, University of Wisconsin- Madison he evaluated the restoration potential of salmonids and impacts of nonnative species in large river and lake ecosystems. He has classical training in limnology evaluating the impact of human disturbance (e.g. climate change, invasive species, nutrient loading, land use change) on freshwater ecosystems. Sudeep’s laboratory primarily focuses on how to restore and conserve aquatic ecosystems with a goal of providing scientific studies develop public policy from scientifically based investigations. They take an ecosystem-based approach and evaluate how invasive species alter water clarity, affect native species, and may prevent the restoration potential of native fishes such as Lahontan cutthroat trout. His graduate students have recently completed studies that predict how climate change and the modification of the nearshore environment at Lake Tahoe contribute to the spread of invasive species (largemouth bass, blue gill), the expansion of nonnative crayfish and their impacts to lake ecosystems, the potential for new invaders (New Zealand mudsnail, quagga mussel) to colonize the lake, and how quagga mussel is impacting the fishery and bottom ecology of Lake Mead.

Sudeep has been a strong advocate of cooperative international research and conservation. His interest in international research began in 1997 when he participated in the Tahoe-Baikal Institute environmental exchange. After this exchange he continued to study contaminant loading in the Selenge River Delta, Lake Baikal. In 2003, he codeveloped a research project that investigated the impacts of mining on the water quality and fisheries habitat in upper watershed of Lake Baikal in Mongolia. This work led to the development of a 5 year project to use faith based and scientific approaches to conserve the world’s largest trout in Mongolia. Through support from NATO he co led a project to improve protein sources for local communities via hatchery production in newly formed irrigation lakes in Uzbekistan. His current efforts through the US AID and State Department programs are to develop capacity to protect Central America’s largest lake, Lake Atitlan, by transferring scientific and policy information from the lakes in the Pacific Rim (Lake Tahoe and Crater Lake) to academicians and government institutions.

Dr. Sudeep Chandra

University of Nevada, Reno



Tuesday, February 16

4:00PM

CP350

Sponsored by the Environmental Sciences PhD Program

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Hosts Needed for African Leadership Program

Contributed by: Nick Sabato
Published: Wednesday, 10 February 2016 9:00 AM
Ball State University’s Center for International Development (CID) has been selected for the third consecutive year to host the Pan-Africa Youth Leadership Program (PAYLP), a program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. This dynamic and selective program will bring together 72 African high school students and adult mentors between three groups in 2016. While in Muncie, the participants will focus on developing an entrepreneurial venture to implement back in their home communities. Along with academic sessions on campus, they will actively volunteer and meet with government officials to learn about democracy and social justice.

To help the students experience the life of an American teenager, we are seeking families and individuals to serve as homestay hosts from March 30 – April 12. The 24 participants are from Botswana, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. The other two groups will visit from August 10-23 and October 12-25.
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The 2016-17 Freshman Common Reader

Contributed by: Melinda Messineo
Published: Monday, 08 February 2016 10:00 AM
The First Year Experience Committee is pleased to announce the 2016-17 Freshman Common Reader:

The True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas by Anand Giridharadas

You are invited to attend the moderated conversation with Anand Giridharadas and Rais Bhuiyan on September 20, 2016 7:30pm Emens. The event is free and open to the public.

The Freshman Connections Common Reading and Common Writing programs are part of the Nationally recognized First Year Experience Program at Ball State University.
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Assigned Leave Presentation: The Model of the Model Minority?

Contributed by: Melinda Messineo
Published: Monday, 08 February 2016 9:30 AM
Please Attend the Spring 2016 Special Assigned Leave Presentation

by

Dr. Fang Gong

The Model of the Model Minority? Explaining Ethnic Differences in Mental Health Outcomes Among Asian Americans

March 18th 12-1pm
Student Center – Room 301
Dept. of Sociology
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Building (Cooperative) Community Capital in Northeast Minneapolis

Contributed by: Keith Taylor
Published: Friday, 05 February 2016 1:00 PM
Leslie Watson
-Member-Owner and Consultant, CDS Consulting Cooperative
-Founding organizer and board director, Northeast Investment Cooperative, member of The Cooperative Principal
-Board member of the Eastside Food Co-op

Friday, February 12, 12pm
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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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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.

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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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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