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  • Lessons on Leadership with President Geoffrey S. Mearns 2pm to 3pm @ Virtual Event

    SPECIAL VIRTUAL PROGRAM

    Thursday, April 1

    2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

    Ball State President Geoffrey S. Mearns has had a diverse range of professional experiences, from his roles as a federal prosecutor and trial lawyer to his second career in academia, which has included his administrative positions as a dean, a provost, and a university president. In this session, he will reflect on several of the most valuable leadership lessons he has learned over the course of his career, and he will share how those lessons inform his work on behalf of Ball State.

    This program is ideal for people interested in learning more about how to be effective leaders and how to develop and utilize leadership skills on the job that will help in the advancement of their careers.

    COST: Special Programs are free for SLA Members, $25 non-members, $15 non-profits. *scholarships are available

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES

    - Learn how and why leadership skills are critical to success

    - Explore how leadership skills empower you to work more effectively with others

    - Learn how to boost your own leadership self-confidence

    - Apply lessons shared to your own leadership goals

    ABOUT OUR FACILITATOR

    President Geoffrey S. Mearns serves as the 17th president of Ball State University.

    After joining the University in May 2017, President Mearns helped to develop a new strategic plan. Destination 2040: Our Flight Path establishes a long-range vision for the University that sets priorities across five key areas: undergraduate excellence, graduate education and lifetime learning, community engagement and impact, scholarship and societal impact, and institutional and inclusive excellence.

    During his tenure, President Mearns has pursued initiatives that have produced the largest freshman class in history and increased alumni engagement and fundraising. President Mearns has also strengthened the University’s relationship with the community, most notably through its innovative partnership with Muncie Community Schools.

    President Mearns earned his undergraduate degree in English from Yale University and a law degree from the University of Virginia. After a legal career that included serving as a federal prosecutor, President Mearns held academic and administrative roles at Cleveland State University, and then he served as president of Northern Kentucky University. He and his wife, Jennifer, have five children.

Feb 11, 2021

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  • The Creative Use of Difference Discussion Series (part 1) - The Art of Politics 6pm to 7pm @ Virtual Event

    PlySpace, an immersive Artist-in-Residence program of the Muncie Arts and Culture Council, is hosting four community panel discussion webinars as part of the series: The Creative Use of Difference. Each panel will feature artists, both local and national, who are using their respected art forms to creatively bring awareness to societal issues such as racial injustices, sexism, and more. These hour-long discussions will be in collaboration with Atlanta-based artist Indya Childs as she develops a new work, entitled "Peace, Love, Dance" with Ball State University Department of Theatre and Dance students. The semester-long project will culminate in a dance film, choreographed by Indya and the students in response to the Creative Use of Difference series. The film will be completed and will premiere later this spring, details forthcoming. All discussions in the Creative Use of Difference series will be held online, are free, and open to the public. Registration is required to access each discussion webinar. Learn more about the panelists and project at Plyspace.org/pld

    The Art of Politics
    February 11th, 2021 from 6-7 PM (online)
    Featuring panelists Ted Williams III and Shantanu Suman
    The Art of Politics is a discussion with artists on how they are using their artistic voices to bring awareness to politics, social change, and more. 

    The Black Woman Creating
    February 18th, 2021 from 6-7 PM (online)
    Featuring guest panelists Charmaine Minniefield and Dee Dee Batteast
    The Black Woman Creating is a discussion with Black female-identifying artists whose work is influenced by Black feminism, social justice, and more. 

    Women Shifting the Space
    February 25th, 2021 from 6-7 PM (online)
    Featuring guest panelists Ana de Brea and Lauren Pacheco
    Women Shifting the Space is a discussion with female-identifying artists on how they are shifting the space of patriarchy and creating a space for female visibility and leadership. 

    The “New” Policies of Dance
    March 4th, 2021 from 6-7 PM (online)
    Featuring guest panelists Felecia Thomas and Beverly Bautista
    The “New” Policies of Dance is a discussion with dance educators that will highlight the new policies of inclusion, diversity, and equality in the dance world adopted by dance schools, institutions, etc in the wake of 2020. 

    Registration is required for each event. Please see the website for details. 

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Nov 10, 2020

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  • Discussion with Jean Thompson, Author of "The Year We Left Home" 7pm to 8pm @ Virtual Event

    INconversation with Jean Thompson

    by Indiana Humanities

    Join a discussion with Jean Thompson, author of "The Year We Left Home" and Barb Shoup!

    “But back home, I can look up and down just about any street and there’s people I’m either related to or I’ve known them all my life and my parents have known them and my grandparents knew their grandparents and there’s a comfort in that. I miss it. That’s all I’m saying. Here, it’s like we’re not from anywhere.”

    These words, spoken by one of the characters in Jean Thompson’s novel The Year We Left Home, echo the lyrics of one of Indiana’s most recognizable songs, “Back Home Again in Indiana.” Like the song, Jean’s novel, selected by Indiana Humanities for its One State / One Story statewide read in 2020, describes the enduring, uniting power of place—why we choose or are forced to leave and when we decide to come home.

    Jean Thompson, the New York Times bestselling author and National Book Award finalist for The Year We Left Home, is a Midwesterner with Indiana roots. We’re pleased to have her join us for a virtual INconversation to talk about her book, her career as a writer, and the stories we tell about the Midwest. Barb Shoup, the founding director of the Indiana Writers Center, will moderate the conversation.

    This special INconversation caps off a year of One State / One Story programming around the state and the second year of Indiana Humanities'’ INseparable initiative.

     

    EVENT DETAILS

    This event will take place on Zoom; tickets are free but advanced registration is required. A confirmation email with details of how to log-in to the program will be sent the week of the event.

    Register here:

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/inconversation-with-jean-thompson-registration-116010988991?aff=odeimcmailchimp&mc_eid=0738f080de&mc_cid=e2ef17475f

     

    WHY WE CHOSE THE YEAR WE LEFT HOME

    Jean Thompson’s The Year We Left Home offers a sweeping, multi-generational look at changing Midwestern life during the final decades of the twentieth century. Read more:

    https://indianahumanities.org/why-we-chose-the-year-we-left-home?mc_cid=e2ef17475f&mc_eid=0738f080de

     

    ABOUT JEAN THOMPSON

    Jean Thompson is a novelist and short-story writer. Her works include the novels A Cloud in the Shape of a Girl, She Poured Out Her Heart, The Humanity Project, The Year We Left Home, City Boy, Wide Blue Yonder, The Woman Driver, and My Wisdom, as well as the short-story collections The Witch and Other Tales Re-Told, Do Not Deny Me, Throw Like a Girl, Who Do You Love (a National Book Award finalist), Little Face and Other Stories, and The Gasoline Wars. Thompson’s short fiction has been published in many magazines and journals, including the New Yorker, and anthologized in The Best American Short Stories and The Pushcart Prize. Thompson has been the recipient of Guggenheim and National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, among other accolades, and has taught creative writing at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Reed College, Northwestern University and other colleges and universities. She lives in Urbana, Illinois.

     

    ABOUT ONE STATE / ONE STORY

    One State / One Story invites Hoosiers to engage deeply with a book as part of a statewide conversation tied to Indiana Humanities’ current theme, INseparable. In 2020, we’re reading Jean Thompson’s The Year We Left Home.

     

    ABOUT INDIANA HUMANITIES

    Indiana Humanities connects people, opens minds and enriches lives by creating and facilitating programs that encourage Hoosiers to think, read and talk. www.IndianaHumanities.org

     

    Indiana Humanities will make reasonable modifications to ensure that everyone has an equal opportunity to enjoy our programs. If you need an accommodation, please email Claire Mauschbaugh at cmauschbaugh@indianahumanities.org.

     

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