MMP Newsletter - October 9, 2017

Added on by Robert Willey.

Career Day at Sweetwater

The Botsford-Swinford ("Botswin") LLC is sponsoring a bus to transport BSU students to  Sweetwater Sound for Career Day on Friday, November 6th. This will be a great opportunity to meet the Sweetwater staff and audio production students from other universities, tour the facility, and to hear about some of the opportunities there and what they look for. To reserve a seat on the bus, take a $5 deposit in cash or check to Botswin by November 1st and sign up at the reception desk. Your deposit will be returned to you once you get on the bus and show your ID and receipt, it's just a way to make sure we have the right sized vehicle, and that the people who are serious about going have a seat.

Students from MMP and TCOM will gather in front of Botswin at 8:15 a.m. that morning to sign release forms and board for an 8:30 departure. The program in Fort Worth will go from approximately 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and you should be back to campus between 4:00 and 4:30 pm. in the afternoon. Charlie Ricker and Kristan Pfeifer from the Ball State Career Center will be on hand to provide further career development information during the trip. Contact Dr. Willey for more information.

Musical Director Needed for Campus TV Show

Plans are underway to host a student cooking show at the Botswin LLC. The College of Communication Information and Media, Emerging Media, and the Music Media Production program hope to launch a series filmed in the dorm next semester. Contact Dr. Willey if you're interested in being in the house band for the show and/or the musical director. The first next meeting for the planning will be on Thursday, October 15 at 3:30 p.m.

Want money? If not, how about becoming famous at least on campus?

Undergraduate Student Competition:
Research: November 10 (Winter and Spring projects); February 10 (Summer and Fall projects)
Supports the discovery of new insights, theories, or application of research to solve problems within the discipline or in society.

Creative Arts: November 10 (Winter and Spring projects); February 10 (Summer and Fall projects)
Supports the creation of original works of creative arts.

Student Travel Grants:                   
15th of the month prior to travel date
For professional presentations of papers and/or posters, performances, etc., at meetings, conference or competitions.

See their website for detailed guidelines and application forms.

For questions regarding the Aspire Internal Grant Program, please contact the Aspire Program Manager at:

Leadership Training for Sophomores

For the second year, the Office of Student Life would like to offer sophomore students the opportunity to be a part of the Catalyst Program.  The Catalyst Program is a nationally recognized program from LeaderShape that focuses on leadership development and exploration. Ball State University will be hosting the program on Saturday, November 7, 2015, specifically for sophomore students in Cardinal Hall from 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. The program is free for students; breakfast and lunch are include. To register, students can visit this link. Information is also available on the Office of Student Life Facebook page.