Graduate Student Wellness Mixer

Graduate School wellness coordinators Lauren Wruble (left) and Steven Scally (right)

In partnership with the Ball State Graduate School, the Graduate Student Wellness Initiative (GSWI) seeks to help create a culture of health and wellness for all university graduate students, both online and on-campus.

The GSWI offers a series of events, workshops, and online programming for Ball State students pursuing an advanced degree that encourages them to develop healthy habits contributing to a more positive graduate school experience. Through this integrated health model, participants will also be exposed to skills that are transferable to wellness in their personal and professional lives post graduation.

Upcoming Events

Coffee Talks Series

Join us for FREE coffee, snacks and connection and discussion with other grad students!
All sessions held in Bracken Library, Room 401.  All times are Eastern.

Monday, January 13
5 - 6 p.m.

Thursday, January 23
11:30 a.m - 12:30 p.m.

Monday, February 10
5 - 6 p.m.

Thursday, February 27
11:30 a.m - 12:30 p.m.

Monday, March 9
5 - 6 p.m.

Thursday, March 26
11:30 a.m - 12:30 p.m.

Monday, April 13
5 - 6 p.m.

Thursday, April 23
11:30 a.m - 12:30 p.m.

Past Events

Nutrition Workshop participants

Thursday, October 24

5:30-7 p.m.
College of Health Main Lobby

Presented information on healthy meals plans, recipes, and resources for eating well on a budget; presented by the graduate students in the Department of Nutrition and Health Science.

Tuesday, November 12

5:30-7 p.m.
Student Center Forum Room

Imposter Syndrome is defined as the persistent inability to believe that one’s success is deserved or legitimately achieved as a result of one’s own skills.  This feeling is commonly reported by graduate students.  During this social learning community activity, we engaged in a “true crime” game night while connecting with other graduate students over shared experiences of imposter syndrome.

Friday, December 6, 2019

7 - 10 p.m.
Books and Brews
2100 White River Boulevard, Muncie

Students took a break from their studies to enjoy the end of the year with their fellow grad students! Snacks were provided and beverages were available from Books and Brews!

Thursday, January 9, 2020

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Student Center

Students working on their master's thesis, projects, and doctoral dissertations, took advantage of a full day of writing during the first week of the semester. The fully subscribed, "A Write Start", workshop helped these students to launch their writing routine for the semester to help them ensure they meet their project deadlines.

Presentations on writing and lunch were provided.

"A Write Start" was a program developed and led by The Writing Center at Ball State & sponsored by The Graduate School.

Resources for Graduate Students

The Graduate School

If you have questions or are confused about a graduate student process or procedure or how to find information about something, the Graduate School website likely has the answer! Learn more.

Grants for Graduate Students

There are a number of grants (research and travel) just for graduate students. In 2018, the Graduate School, in collaboration with Sponsored Projects Administration, increased research and travel awards for students to up to $1,000 per student. Learn more.

Office of Retention and Graduation

If you find exceptional circumstances are getting in the way of keeping up in classes, consider a full course withdrawal by contacting this office. You must maintain a 3.0 graduate GPA to remain in your program, so sometimes withdrawing from classes is a good step while you regroup. Learn more.

Multicultural Center

The Multicultural Center works to create an environment of inclusive excellence at Ball State. They have many programs, services, and resources available to all students. Learn more.

The Counseling Center

The Counseling Center has multiple resources for on-campus and online students, including resources devoted to individually paced self-help programs. Learn more.

The Career Center

All Ball State students can reach out to the Career Center for assistance with resume and interview preparation, as well as connecting with professional networks for job-seeking. Learn more.

University Libraries

Every year University Libraries host a very comprehensive Thesis Research Workshop and have many services for students to use. Learn more.

The Writing Center

During the first week of every semester, the Writing Center holds a Graduate School sponsored one-day writing boot camp for graduate students called “A Write Start” that trains students on tools and skills for approaching their large research and writing projects.  The center also offers general writing help and Friday community writing sessions. Learn more.

Cardinal Closet by the Student Action Team

This service lets students choose three pieces of free professional wear for work, school, or an internship. Make an appointment.

More Information

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