Diversity this Week

A message from the Associate Vice President for Diversity

Doing the work of creating an inclusive culture here at Ball State University
This Week in Diversity Now…

ABC News correspondent Deborah Roberts to speak on leadership and life lessons at Ball State
February 18, 7:30pm in Emens Auditorium.
Highly respected television journalist Deborah Roberts will share leadership and life lessons at Ball State University as the first Centennial Speaker of the Spring semester. The event is free and open to the public.

The Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusive Excellence has partnered with Working Well to bring you daily challenges and inspirations to help you celebrate and grow!

  • Play Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) BINGO.
  • Know your numbers and learn about the health and wellness benefits of giving.
  • Get into the community and volunteer at Second Harvest on Thursday morning.
  • Consider how being “fiercely kind” can build an inclusive community.
  • Receive your own free RAK calendar to find ideas and inspiration for the year…and more!

Diversity Scholarship
Each year the Office of Institutional Diversity recognizes the diversity related scholarship and creative projects of faculty here at BSU. We gather this information through faculty self-reporting via a Qualtrics survey. Please use this link to share your diversity related scholarship and creative projects completed in 2018. 

…& looking back, February 22, 1956.
In Montgomery, Alabama, 80 participants in the three-month-old bus boycott voluntarily gave themselves up for arrest after an ultimatum from white city leaders. Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks were among those arrested. Later in 1956, the U.S. Supreme Court mandated desegregation of the buses. Visit this link to read more.

Ball State University African American Alumni Oral History led by Michael Doyle, Associate Professor and Director, Public History Program and the Oral History Workshop. Listen to the Oral History of Maude Jennings, Ball State University Class of 1980 for her Masters Degree, then class of 1985 for her Ph.D.

Expand your horizons…
The Lantern Festival occurring on Tuesday, February 19th marks the end of the Chinese Lunar New Year. Read more here.

Feb 24: The Sunday of the Prodigal Son is the second Sunday of a three-week period prior to the commencement of Great Lent.

Wednesday, February 20th 2019 is globally observed as the World Day of Social Justice. Explore this resource to learn more about the history of this observance.

An Additional Resource…
The Jewish Studies Program at Ball State University, funded by the Benjamin and Bessie Zeigler Fund, was established to provide the university and community with an understanding and an appreciation for Jewish history, Jewish culture and the Jewish faith. The program offers a week long workshop where 10 participants receive $300 + required books and/or Kindle downloads. Completed applications must be received by Monday, April 8, 2019 and participants will be notified of their acceptance by April 22nd. Questions and applications should be directed to Dr. Francine Friedman, Director of Jewish Studies, Political Science, NQ 295C, e-mail:fsfriedman@hotmail.com

Live-Beneficence…I see the Beneficence in you
Beneficence challenge
: We challenge you to practice awareness this week in regard to how you treat others with beneficence. What do you notice? Let us know! Visit this resource to learn more about how to be more intentional with your kindness.
Share examples of the Beneficence you see in others – email your nominations to
OID@bsu.edu Please include your name, the person's name and the way in which they embodied the Beneficence Pledge.

An opportunity to showcase faculty publications 2017-18
Our goal in the Office of Institutional Diversity is to ensure that diversity is an integral part of the Ball State University identity and faculty scholarship and creative works are one way we demonstrate our commitment to this value. We want to celebrate you! Please follow this link to complete a survey to submit your work for recognition! Submissions must be completed by Monday, March 25th at 5:00pm.

Keeping Diversity, Equity and Inclusion as a forethought…not an afterthought
Explore this page to learn how to better understand people’s culture, community and leadership to enhance engagement in order to be a better community leader and builder!

National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity

Learn how to find your P.E.A.C.E. using a method that can be repeated to recharge your purpose.
Can’t view the resource?  Membership is free. Register using this link

Contact the Office of Institutional Diversity   Phone 765-285-5316   Email OID@bsu.edu   Teachers College 409

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