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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.
11 a.m.
University Libraries Workshop Calendar Thumbnail 2024Please join us for this livestreaming presentation of the University Libraries’ resources and services for online students. As an online student at Ball State, you have access to the full range of library resources and services, including database access, course reserves, interlibrary loan, and research assistance.
12 p.m.
University Libraries Workshop Calendar Thumbnail 2024Are you new to built environment research, starting a new degree program, or just beginning a project and not sure where to start? Then this workshop is for you! Learn how to get started with research topics in architecture, construction management, historic preservation, interior design, urban design, or urban planning. Tools covered will include OneSearch, article databases, interlibrary loan, and document delivery.
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University Libraries Workshop Calendar Thumbnail 2024This workshop is packed with essential information about the research process to help you get started with your thesis project. Learn about research tools and strategies that will help you gather sources for your literature review. You’ll also find out how to get the most out of databases such as Dissertations and Theses Global, and Web of Science (covers science, social sciences, and humanities content).
10 a.m.
University Libraries Workshop Calendar Thumbnail 2024Please join the University Libraries for a livestream presentation for PC users on EndNote, a free citation management software. If you need to manage lots of citations, EndNote might be the solution for you. Use it to organize references and create bibliographies in many citation styles, including APA and MLA.
11 a.m.
University Libraries Workshop Calendar Thumbnail 2024Please join the University Libraries for a livestream presentation for Mac users on EndNote, a free citation management software. If you need to manage lots of citations, EndNote might be the solution for you. Use it to organize references and create bibliographies in many citation styles, including APA and MLA.
2 p.m.
University Libraries Workshop Calendar Thumbnail 2024Please join the University Libraries for a livestream presentation for PC users on EndNote, a free citation management software. If you need to manage lots of citations, EndNote might be the solution for you. Use it to organize references and create bibliographies in many citation styles, including APA and MLA.
3 p.m.
University Libraries Workshop Calendar Thumbnail 2024Please join the University Libraries for a livestream presentation for Mac users on EndNote, a free citation management software. If you need to manage lots of citations, EndNote might be the solution for you. Use it to organize references and create bibliographies in many citation styles, including APA and MLA.
2 p.m.
Have you ever wanted to write your memoir, but didn’t know where to start? Do you feel like it’s an overwhelming task even if you have given it a try? Come join this class to get your memoir jump-started. Besides that, you will learn that you can write a memoir using poems, or a combination of both prose and poems. We will look at how you can frame your memoir around a major life event or a series of happenings in which others can relate. In this series of three class sessions, you can begin to piece together a manuscript that you can seek to publish for the masses, gift to your family, or just write for yourself. We will write from prompts that will “capture your life” and help you get your memories on the page and we’ll share our work, ideas, concerns, questions, and epiphanies. | Cost: $55
10 a.m.
If you are looking for a new or different hobby, consider needlepointing. Today’s needlepointing is not the same as it was during your grandmother’s time. In each class you can create a one-of-a-kind needlepointed piece by selecting your own thread colors. The stitch guide that accompanies his project allows you to even choose the stitches you want to use to complete the project. Class is for the beginner, intermediate, or advanced needlepointer. | Cost: $30, includes holiday-themed project.
2 p.m.
Discover the joy of bringing your summer dreams to life on paper. Whether it's a serene beach, a lush forest, or your own backyard oasis, let's capture those cherished moments. Escape the challenges of painting as Ann shares easy techniques inspired by the masters. As a renowned artist and former owner of F.B. Fogg, Ann brings a wealth of experience and creativity to each session. Open to all skill levels.
2 p.m.
You have your manuscript (or even a grouping of poems or a short story) ready to send out, but you’re not sure how to take the plunge into publication. Do you need an agent? How do you find one? Can you send it to more places than one? What if I get rejected…am I a failure? Where do you find places that will accept your manuscript? Do I pay big money to get published or do I get paid for my work? How do I get blurbs for my cover? Is self-publishing an option? We will cover these questions, your questions, and so much more in this two-hour workshop on how you can get published – by a big publishing house, smaller presses, or even online journals for a poem or a short story. You will walk away with a lot of ideas, inspiration, and places to get your manuscript or your shorter works published. | Cost: $35
2 p.m.
University Libraries Workshop Calendar Thumbnail 2024Please join the University Libraries for a livestream presentation for Mac users on EndNote, a free citation management software. If you need to manage lots of citations, EndNote might be the solution for you. Use it to organize references and create bibliographies in many citation styles, including APA and MLA.
3 p.m.
University Libraries Workshop Calendar Thumbnail 2024Please join the University Libraries for a livestream presentation for PC users on EndNote, a free citation management software. If you need to manage lots of citations, EndNote might be the solution for you. Use it to organize references and create bibliographies in many citation styles, including APA and MLA.
1 p.m.
University Libraries Workshop Calendar Thumbnail 2024Please join the University Libraries for a livestream presentation for Mac users on EndNote, a free citation management software. If you need to manage lots of citations, EndNote might be the solution for you. Use it to organize references and create bibliographies in many citation styles, including APA and MLA.
2 p.m.
University Libraries Workshop Calendar Thumbnail 2024Please join the University Libraries for a livestream presentation for PC users on EndNote, a free citation management software. If you need to manage lots of citations, EndNote might be the solution for you. Use it to organize references and create bibliographies in many citation styles, including APA and MLA.
2 p.m.
Scientists have identified 24 universal character strengths that serve as building blocks of a flourishing life and pathways to PERMA wellbeing. They are a family of positive personality traits reflected in our thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Research shows that there are many benefits to exercising our character strengths including greater happiness, less stress and improved coping, and more meaningful work. Begin to explore how you are currently using your character strengths and ways you can apply them in your life.
11 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.
2 p.m.
Join us for this special occasion card-making class featuring different styles of stamps and a variety of supplies. In addition to learning helpful tips and tricks for making your cards stunning, you’ll also receive all the supplies you need to make five, one-of-a-kind cards for your family and friends during class.
10 a.m.
Dive into a world of vibrant creativity with this watercolor workshop! You can experience the magic of Yupo paper, a synthetic marvel that transforms your watercolor journey. Unlike traditional paper, Yupo's unique surface prevents water and pigment from absorbing, allowing you to dance with colors until they blend into breathtaking textures.
10 a.m.
Gone are the days of your grandmother's needlepointing—today's needlepointing experience is vibrant, dynamic, and entirely customizable. In each class you can create a one-of-a-kind needlepointed piece by selecting your own thread colors. The stitch guide that accompanies the project allows you to even choose the stitches you want to use to complete the project. Open to all skill levels.