Upcoming Events
1 p.m.
University Libraries Workshop Calendar Thumbnail 2024Please join University Libraries for this introduction to researching the history of a literary text – a novel, short story, play, poem, or other work of literature. Attendees at this workshop will learn about information resources useful for investigating the publication history of a text, discovering its initial public and critical reception, and finding analyses and interpretations of the text, including those that have been particularly impactful.
12 p.m.
Reel Inclusion Fattitude CalendarFattitude is an eye-opening look at how popular media perpetuates fat hatred that results in a cultural bias and a civil rights issue for people living in fat bodies. Fattitude looks at how this systemic cultural prejudice results in fat discrimination. Informed by a post-modern, post-colonial, feminist perspective, Fattitude also examines how fat-shaming crosses the lines of race, class, sexuality and gender. It features a diverse variety of voices such as academic scholars, activists, filmmakers, actors and psychologists, including Lindy West, Sonya Renee Taylor, Virgie Tovar, Ricki Lake, and more.
5:30 p.m.
Reel Inclusion Fattitude CalendarFattitude is an eye-opening look at how popular media perpetuates fat hatred that results in a cultural bias and a civil rights issue for people living in fat bodies. Fattitude looks at how this systemic cultural prejudice results in fat discrimination. Informed by a post-modern, post-colonial, feminist perspective, Fattitude also examines how fat-shaming crosses the lines of race, class, sexuality and gender. It features a diverse variety of voices such as academic scholars, activists, filmmakers, actors and psychologists, including Lindy West, Sonya Renee Taylor, Virgie Tovar, Ricki Lake, and more.
9 a.m.
University Libraries Workshop Calendar Thumbnail 2024Connecting your students to course resources has never been easier! Ball State University Libraries' Reading Lists application gives students simple access to course reserve materials—full-text articles, e-books, Open Educational Resources, streaming music and video, and more. Library staff work behind the scenes to add and activate the resources you select. The best part? The Reading Lists app connects directly with your Canvas course navigation menu. We received a number of positive comments from instructors who have utilized Reading Lists to provide affordable course materials to students taking on-campus and virtual courses. Join one of our upcoming online sessions for an overview of how Reading Lists can enhance your teaching. If you've used Reading Lists before or attended a previous workshop, you’re welcome to join for a refresher!
2 p.m.
University Libraries Workshop Calendar Thumbnail 2024Please join University Libraries for this introduction to researching the history of a literary text – a novel, short story, play, poem, or other work of literature. Attendees at this workshop will learn about information resources useful for investigating the publication history of a text, discovering its initial public and critical reception, and finding analyses and interpretations of the text, including those that have been particularly impactful.
2 p.m.
University Libraries Workshop Calendar Thumbnail 2024Connecting your students to course resources has never been easier! Ball State University Libraries' Reading Lists application gives students simple access to course reserve materials—full-text articles, e-books, Open Educational Resources, streaming music and video, and more. Library staff work behind the scenes to add and activate the resources you select. The best part? The Reading Lists app connects directly with your Canvas course navigation menu. We received a number of positive comments from instructors who have utilized Reading Lists to provide affordable course materials to students taking on-campus and virtual courses. Join one of our upcoming online sessions for an overview of how Reading Lists can enhance your teaching. If you've used Reading Lists before or attended a previous workshop, you’re welcome to join for a refresher!
11 a.m.
University Libraries Workshop Calendar Thumbnail 2024This workshop will assist students in learning to research and write program notes for recitals and other performances. Good program notes must be articulate, authoritative, and concise. They are how the musician communicates about their chosen repertoire, and they establish a listening context which is both musical and historical. Far different from a research paper, they pose distinct challenges to the performing musician. Join us as we discuss these challenges and develop strategies to overcome them.
3 p.m.
University Libraries Workshop Calendar Thumbnail 2024This webinar from the University Libraries is aimed at the graduate student in Applied Behavior Analysis who wants to improve their searching skills beyond the basics. Join us and explore topics like getting the most out of a database thesaurus, best practices for searching effectively and efficiently on your topic, and how to save searches so you can repeat them later. Databases covered include APA PsycInfo, ERIC, and Web of Science.
12 p.m.
Virtual Lunch and Learn: The Power of MapsMaps are a medium for inspiring and changing how to view and navigate spaces, but maps also serve as an informative and exciting storytelling devices. Maps represent a visual platform for users to create, engage in, define, and comprehend cultural and historic concepts related to the environment, human rights, language, income, inequality, urbanization, ethnicity, poverty, war, and education.The Ball State University Libraries’ Map Collection houses over 140,000 maps, atlases, and other cartographic resources—both paper and digital versions—that can be used as learning objects. And the Map Collection is constantly evolving and growing: Students from the School of Art have also created dozens of new maps for the Collection, while English, social studies, and history students have published online story maps.Explore the Map Collection in this program, and learn how education can be redefined through cartography.This event is free and open to the public and a part of the Friends of Bracken Library's Virtual Lunch and Learn series.