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Russia and Israel: The Odd Couple

Contributed by: Deborah Lyon
Published: Thursday, 28 April 2016 9:00 AM
The Strangest Odd Couple on the World Stage Today: Russia and Israel  Learn more.

Retirement Reception for Thomas Jordan

Contributed by: Julie Allison
Published: Wednesday, 27 April 2016 11:00 AM
The Department of Physics and Astronomy invites you to join in the celebration of Thomas Jordan’s retirement after 33 years of service to Ball State University.

Wednesday, May 4th
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Conference Room
CP 108
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Everyday Life in Middletown: Virginia Ball Seminar Showcase

Contributed by: Eva Snider
Published: Tuesday, 26 April 2016 11:00 AM
On behalf of the Virginia B. Ball Center for Creative Inquiry and the Center for Middletown Studies at Ball State University, the students of the Virginia B. Ball Center seminar Everyday Life in Middletown wish to invite you to their end-of-the-semester showcase.

When: Tuesday, May 3 at 6:30 P.M.
Where: Cornerstone Center for the Arts
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Invitation: Outstanding Creative Endeavor Award and Outstanding Research Award Lecture

Contributed by: Jessie Roark
Published: Monday, 25 April 2016 5:00 PM

You are cordially invited to the Outstanding Creative Endeavor Award and Outstanding Research Award Lecture.

Friday, April 29, 2016

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Student Center Forum Room, 2nd Floor

 

Michael Elliott and Drew Vidal

Department of Theatre and Dance

2015 Outstanding Creative Endeavor Award

Building a Monster: The Creation of Ball State Theatre’s Frankenstein

 

Susan McDowell

Department of Biology

2015 Outstanding Research Award

Developing Alternatives to Antibiotics

 

All are invited to attend the reception following the lectures. Please RSVP: https://goo.gl/wqbGxu

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Professor To Host Music Production Summer Camp

Contributed by: Patrick Stauffer
Published: Monday, 25 April 2016 9:00 AM
Robert Willey, director of Music Media Production will be leading a Music Production Summer Camp in audio recording from July 11–13, 2016 in the Music Media Production and Industry studios at Ball State University. High school students ages 14–18 will learn the basics of recording, editing, and mixing using Studio One software. The camp runs from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. each of the three days.
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2016 Read and Lead - Discussion Group Leaders Needed

Contributed by: Melinda Messineo
Published: Sunday, 24 April 2016 4:00 PM
The First Year Experience Committee is seeking discussion group leaders for the 2016-17 Freshman Common Reader "Read and Lead"

The book: "The True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas by Anand Giridharadas
E-mail Melinda Messineo at mmessine@bsu.edu to sign up and to receive your copy of the book.

The preparation: Review and prep sessions will be available in early August.

The event: The 45 minute discussions with incoming First Year students occur the afternoon of Sunday August 21st immediately following Convocation.

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End of year presentations: An Invitation from the College of Architecture and Planning

Contributed by: Lori Pence
Published: Thursday, 21 April 2016 4:30 PM











The College of Architecture and Planning is proud to share with you an invitation to attend final student project presentations during jury week. Final presentations for CAP students occur prior to university finals week and will showcase project work from the semester. The schedule is below. Everyone is invited to attend.

April 25
1:00 – 4:45 pm – Architecture Building, Room 112:Lounge – – CAP 101 -The aim of the studio was to initiate the first experience of a real site, as well as the first experience of programmatic ideas. The site is a stretch of the White River near downtown Muncie that has been sliced into 50’ wide lots that extend from White River Boulevard to the width of the river. Faculty leader: Hema Pandya.

1:30 – 3:30 pm – Architecture Building, Room 021 – CAP 101 -The aim of the studio was to initiate the first experience of a real site, as well as the first experience of programmatic ideas. The site is a stretch of the White River near downtown Muncie that has been sliced into 50’ wide lots that extend from White River Boulevard to the width of the river. Faculty leader: Carla Corbin.

April 26

3:00 pm - Architecture Building, 1st Floor Atrium – UD503/601 – Community Based Design and Public Realm Design – Faculty leader: Simon Bussiere.

April 27
1:00- 5:00 – Architecture Building, room 210 – LA 302 – Plant Designs – Faculty Leaders: Rob Benson and Susan Tomizawa.

1:00 – 4:50 pm– Architecture Building, room 100 and 101, 1st Floor Atrium and, 3rd Floor Atrium – CAP 102 Studios -The project was to design a new "urban makers district" in downtown Muncie. Faculty leaders:Simon Bussiere, Cindy McHone, Sean Burns, Larry Barrow, and Lohren Deeg.

1:00-5:00 pm - Fifty-five 3rd year students will compete in the first-stage of the national 2016 Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture ’Tall Building’ Steel Design Competition.

April 28
5:00 pm – UD503/601 – Ratio Architects, Indianapolis, IN – Community Based Design/Public Realm Design – Faculty leader: Simon Bussiere.

April 29
1:00 – 5:00 pm – 1st floor atrium – PolyArk20/WorldTour 6 – Led by Les Smith and Rod Underwood. Ever wondered what happens during World Tour. Stop by and talk with our students who just returned.
1:30 – 3:30 – Architecture Building, 3rd Floor - LA202 & LA604 – Park and Open Space Design/Planning and Design – Faculty leaders: Chris Baas, Ann Hildner, Martha Hunt.

May 2
4:00 – 6:00 pm – Student Center: Cardinal Hall - Immersive Learning Showcase – Butterfly Project – Faculty Leader: Martha Hunt.

4:00 – 6:00 pm – Student Center: Cardinal Hall – Immersive Learning Showcase – A Sustainability Park, Heath Farm – Faculty Leader: Dave Ferguson.

GrOwING GREEN Presentation – Time to be determined – Located at the Design/Build Lab on the corner of McKinley and Petty. GrOwING GREEN is a mobile greenhouse designed and constructed by fourth year architecture students at Ball State University in support of these energies, and represents the fifth in a series of design build projects undertaken by students at the College of Architecture and Planning in support of Urban Farming operations in Indianapolis.


May 3 - 8:00 – 5:00 pm – Masters of Architecture and Landscape Architecture Thesis Final Reviews.

8:30 – 9:30 am – 3rd Floor Lounge – Student: Rebecca Martin - Thesis Title: “Architecture as a Tool: A Water Filtration and Storage System in Peru” – Thesis Chairperson: Kristin Barry, Critics: Karen Keddy & Tony Costello.

8:30 – 9:30 am – 4th Floor Hall – Student: Olusayo Akinrinsola – Thesis Title: “The Housing Crisis in Nigeria” – Thesis Chairperson: Larry Barrow, Critics: Olon Dotson.

8:30 – 9:30 am – 3rd Floor Stair – Student: Kathleen Day, Thesis Title: “Adaptive Reuse of Simpson Hall: Indiana School of the Deaf” – Thesis Chairperson: Pam Harwood, Critics: Janice Shimizu, Mary Ann Heidemann.

9:45 – 10:45 am – 3rd Floor Lounge – Student: Michelle Bayt - Thesis Title: “Humanizing Health Care: A Therapeutic Place for Children ” – Thesis Chairperson: Pam Harwood, Critics: Karen Keddy.

9:45 – 10:45 am – 4th Floor Hall Center – Student: Christian Gonzalez – Thesis Title: “Building Community in Migrant Housing: El Paso, TX” – Thesis Chairperson: Kristin Barry, Critics: Sean Burns.

9:45 – 10:45 am – 3rd Floor Hall Stair – Student: Leigh House – Thesis Title: “Campbell Friendship Settlement House” – Thesis Chairperson: Olon Dotson, Critics: Mary Ann Heidmann.

11:00 – 12:00 – 3rd Floor Lounge – Student: Kristin Pearson – Thesis Title: “New Housing Paradigms for a Historic Mining town: Jasonville, IN” – Thesis Chairperson: Pam Harwood, Critics: Tony Costello.

11:00 – 12:00 – 4th Floor Hall Center – Student: Brittany Bowman – Thesis Title: “Adaptable Net-Zero Design” – Thesis Chairperson: George Elvin, Critics: Walter Grondzik.

11:00 – 12:00 – 3rd Floor Hall Stair – Student: Alexis Flowers – Thesis Title: “Situational Adaptivity Redesigns Programmatic Perception: Gary, IN” – Thesis Chairperson: Josh Coggeshall, Critics: Olon Dotson, Kevin Klinger.

1:00 – 2:00 pm – 3rd Floor Hall Center – Student: Taylor Earl – Thesis Title: TBD – Thesis Chairperson: James Kerestes, Critics: Rachel Dickey.

1:00 – 2:00 pm – 4th Floor Hall West – Student: Chris Padgett – Thesis Title: “Indy East Promise Zone” – Thesis Chairperson: Wes Janz, Critics: Janice Shimizu.

1:00 – 2:00 pm – 4th Floor Hall Stiar – Student: Tara Murphy – Thesis Title: “Architectural Tornado Resilience” – Thesis Chairperson: Andrea Swartz, Critics: Olon Dotson.

2:15 – 3:15 pm – 3rd Floor Hall Center – Student: Morganne Walker – Thesis Title: “Reality in Fiction in Architecture” – Thesis Chairperson: James Kerestes, Critics: Janice Shimizu.

2:15 – 3:15 pm – 4th Floor Hall West – Student: Lourenzo Giple – Thesis Title: “Reimagining the CSX Rail Line” – Thesis Chairperson: Enrique Ramirez, Critics: Von Deylen.

2:15 – 3:15 pm – 4th Floor Hall Stair – Student: Matt Jennings – Thesis Title: “Interplanetary Leap: Life on Mars” – Thesis Chairperson: Josh Coggeshall, Critics: George Elvin.

3:30 – 4:30 pm – 3rd Floor Hall Center – Student: Mido Mahmoud – Thesis Title: “Color + Form in Architecture” – Thesis Chairperson: Antonieta Angulo, Critics: Kevin Klinger, Michel Mounayar.

3:30 – 4:30 pm – 4th Floor Hall West – Student: Miguel Ramirez – Thesis Title: “Human Inhabit Nature: Re-Invisioning Near West Indianapolis” – Thesis Chairperson: Pam Harwood, Critics: Janice Shimizu.

3:30 – 4:30 pm – 4th Floor Hall Stair – Student: Jordan Stocklin – Thesis Title: “Disaster Relief Architecture” – Thesis Chairperson: Olon Dotson, Critics: Wes Janz.

4:45 – 5:45 pm – 3rd Floor Hall Center – Student: William Stratton – Thesis Title: “Singular Ecologies: Design Intervention as Experiential Interface in Wild Sites” – Thesis Chairperson: Carla Corbin, Critics: Rob Benson, Andrea Swartz.

4:45 – 5:45 pm – 4th Floor Hall West – Student: Parinitha Visweshawar – Thesis Title: “Re-positioning CCIC into the Neighborhood: Indianapolis, IN” – Thesis Chairperson: Harry Eggink, Critics: Olon Dotson, Josh Coggeshall.

4:45 – 5:45 pm – 4th Floor Hall Stair – Student: Taylor Metz – Thesis Title: “Flowers in Crannied Walls: J. B. Stevens Elementary School, Greenfield, IN” – Thesis Chairperson: Dave Fergusson, Critics: Susan Tomizawa, Pam Harwood.





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Accepting Nominations for the Perham Scholarship

Contributed by: Amanda Kavars
Published: Tuesday, 19 April 2016 1:00 PM

Accepting Nominations for the Perham Scholarship


Ball State University's College of Sciences and Humanities is seeking nominations for the 2016 Bernadette H. Perham Scholarship. Scholarship recipients will be college seniors or graduate students in fall 2016 who demonstrate academic excellence and leadership.
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Call for Nominations- 2016 Indiana Women of Achievement Awards

Contributed by: Amanda Kavars
Published: Tuesday, 19 April 2016 12:30 PM
Call for Nominations
2016 Indiana Women of Achievement Awards

The Ball State University College of Sciences and Humanities is seeking nominations for the 2016 Indiana Women of Achievement Awards.

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Spring 2016 Finals Testing Labs

Contributed by: Nathan Neely
Published: Monday, 18 April 2016 5:30 AM

Be in the know for finals! Follow these tips for successful testing...

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2016-2017 Virginia B. Ball Center Fellows (Updates)

Contributed by: Laura Huffman
Published: Wednesday, 13 April 2016 4:00 PM
2016-2017 Virginia B. Ball Center Fellows (Updates)
The Virginia B. Ball Center for Creative Inquiry is pleased to announce four fellowships for the 2016-2017 academic year. In keeping with the experimental nature of VBC, this year’s fellows will work in two yearlong partnerships, creating their interdisciplinary products over two semesters of investigation.

Check out the Press Release on www.bsu.edu/vbc

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2016 Student Symposium Award Winners

Contributed by: Jessie Roark
Published: Wednesday, 13 April 2016 1:30 PM
This 2016 Student Symposium at Ball State University took place this past Friday on the second floor of the LA Pittenger Student Center. The event included a poster session and moderated paper presentations throughout the afternoon. The day ended with a keynote address from Sue McDowell, professor of Biology and current Ball State Researcher of the Year, and the presentation of the Keys/Litten/Smith Awards.



2016 Student Symposium Keys/Litten/Smith Award Winners

Display Winner


Jelena Petricevic (Biology) and Maren Orchard (History)

Title: Work- Family Conflict in American Women: Association with Health Risk Behaviors and Health Outcomes

Mentor: Jagdish Khubchandani (Physiology & Health Science)



Content Winners

Cody Bennett (Biology)

Title: Glycogen Metabolism in Mice Generated by the Cre-Lox System

Mentor: Bartholomew Pederson (Medical Education)



Josh Bock (Kinesiology)

Title: Establishing the Reliability of Several Consumer-Based Physical Activity Monitors

Mentor: Alex Montoye (Kinesiology)



Seth Higgins (Kinesiology)

Title: The Influence of Incline Walking and Stair Ascending on Lower Extremity Mechanics in Older Adults

Mentor: Henry Wang (Kinesiology)



Christopher Indovina (Biology), Sarah Engle (Biology), Ashleigh South (Biology), and Jacob Davis (Biology)

Title: Determining Genes Required for Degradation of Translocon-Clogging Proteins

Mentor: Eric Rubenstein (Biology)



Samuel Lawson (Psychology), Sarah Birkhead (Psychology), and Alexis Hamilton (Psychology)

Title: Using Twitter to Examine Male Aggression in Culture of Honor States

Mentor: Thomas Holtgraves (Psychology)



Daniel Smith (Chemistry)

Title: The Role of Glycogen in Hypoglycemia-induced Memory Loss

Mentor: Bartholomew Pederson (Medical Education)



Jeremy Walls (Biology)

Title: Exploring Environmental Controls on Toxic Algal Blooms to Promote Problem Solving and Quantitative Reasoning Skills in STEM Courses

Mentor: Allison Rober (Biology)

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VIRGINIA BALL CENTER FELLOWS SEEKING STUDENTS FOR PROJECTS

Contributed by: Laura Huffman
Published: Thursday, 07 April 2016 11:00 AM
VIRGINIA BALL CENTER FELLOWS SEEKING STUDENTS FOR PROJECTS

Students, are you interesting in getting involved in an immersive learning project? Consider applying to one of the upcoming Virginia B. Ball Center seminars. Recruitment is currently underway, and we're seeking student participants for involvement this summer, and throughout the entire upcoming 2016-2017 academic year. (Students who get involved during the summer semester will have the opportunity to apply to continue their involvement in the project into the fall semester.) Review the upcoming VBC projects below, and then contact the Fellows for additional information.
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2016-17 Diversity Associates Program

Contributed by: Julie Eiser
Published: Monday, 04 April 2016 10:00 AM

The Office of Institutional Diversity (OID) invites faculty to submit applications for the 2016-2017 Diversity Associates Program.

Materials to submit for consideration are:

The Diversity Associate Cover Sheet with chairperson signature

• A two page summary of the project*

• A one page summary of project goals/expected outcomes

• A copy of your Curriculum Vitae

The Diversity Associate application deadline is September 2, 2016.

Materials should be sent to oid@bsu.edu. Please contact Dr. Charlene Alexander, calexander@bsu.edu, if you have any questions.

The deadline for submission of the completed 2016-17 Diversity Associate project is May 1, 2017.

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DesignWorks Summer Academy to be held July 10 - 22

Contributed by: Lori Pence
Published: Monday, 04 April 2016 10:00 AM
DesignWorks Summer Academy, for high school sophomores and juniors, has been called “immersive, intensive, team-driven, college level experience,” and we’d agree.

Students will experience life as a college student while staying in the residence halls and attending college courses taught be expert faculty from the College of Architecture and Planning.

Field trips, participating in competitive projects, learning from profession speakers, AND earning 3 hours of college credit are included in the fee. For admission requirements, dates, and to apply go tobsu.edu/cap/designworks. Questions? Contact Melanie Smith at (765) 285-5862.
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2016-2017 Virginia B. Ball Center Fellows

Contributed by: Laura Huffman
Published: Thursday, 24 March 2016 5:00 PM
VIRGINIA BALL CENTER FOR CREATIVE INQUIRY ANNOUNCES NEW FELLOWS

Summer 2016 & Fall 2016: Water Quality Indiana
Adam J. Kuban (Journalism)
Lee J. Florea (Geological Sciences)

Fall 2016 & Spring 2017: Book Arts Collaborative
Sarojini Johnson (School of Art)
Rai Peterson (Department of English)
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Jewish Studies Course Development Summer Workshop

Contributed by: Deborah Lyon
Published: Thursday, 18 February 2016 11:00 AM
A discussion-based week about the rise of Israel and its interaction with key countries in the Middle East. Learn more.

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