Early Start Program
Experience a college course with Early Start - a four-day, 1 credit hour seminar of your choice. Sponsored by University College, these dynamic seminars enable you to interact with other incoming freshmen as you explore various topics under the direction of our expert faculty.
To participate in this program, complete the online registration form and either pay online or mail your payment to the Office of Student Life, SC 133. Once you register and your payment is received, more information will follow. Payment and registration must be submitted by ***a date to be determined**. Direct questions to Laura Pittman in Academic Advising, 765-285-1185.
Program Fee (includes meals, lodging, materials, evening activities): $135.00
Program Dates: August 10-12, 2014
Maximum Participation: 155 students
Registration: Registration is not yet open for Summer 2014.
Seminar Options from Summer 2013:
A Multimedia Packed Personal Website
Design Workshop: In this fun, hands-on workshop,
students will have the opportunity to use the latest computer technology that
Ball State University has to offer to design a multimedia packed personal
website to publish and share with the world. Students will also get to
work with related technologies such as digital cameras, digital video, digital
music files, and scanners. This workshop is great for art and journalism,
telecommunication, business, technology, and education majors.
Registration Cap: 20 for each session (40
Sex & Gender
in the Media: Does playing video games cause violence in boys? Do
reading fashion magazines lead to unhealthy eating habits among young girls?
Find the answers to these questions and more when we examine how the media
influences our interpretations and expressions of gender in the American
Registration Cap: 25
Students will learn the basics of television news. This workshop includes
classroom instruction, a field trip to Indianapolis to watch a live TV newscast
and a project in which students write, shoot and edit a news package. Students
have the choice of anchoring, reporting, shooting or editing for the group.
Registration Cap: 18
- Building Curriculum through Children’s Literature: Students
will use children’s literature to learn to design curriculum. Although picture
books will be used, the strategies learned can be generalized to any elementary
school age group. This will be an active, hands-on experience. Registration Cap: 20
- Everything You
Ever Wanted to Know about College, but Were Afraid to Ask: You’ve seen
movies about college and talked with others who have gone to college. You might
think you know all about college, but we’re confident that there is more for
you to learn before you start the fall semester. Let an expert address your
college myths, answer all of your questions, and welcome you to the world of
Ball State University. You’ll develop college-level study skills, discover how
you learn best, and become familiar with the Ball State University campus and
Registration Cap: 25
- The Amazing College R.A.C.E. (Resources to Acclimate to the College
Environment): Learn how to face not only your freshman year, but your
college career. Through team-building exercises, games, and other activities you
will apply information gained in real college-life scenarios. Strategies to
avoid potential barriers, obstacles and challenges of going to college will be
discussed in this workshop. Registration Cap: 15
- How to Get What You Want: The focus of this workshop is on
goal setting and how to achieve goals for life, education, and career. Includes
practical and effective communication skills needed to help achieve those
goals. This is a fun and interactive workshop!
Registration Cap: 24
- Clueless? Maybe We
can Help! A Workshop for Students Looking for a Major:
In this workshop, students will begin the process of
discovering a college major. This interactive workshop will help students
through a variety of assessments to begin the academic major decision making
process. Students will also learn general decision making strategies that can
be used in other areas of academic life.
Registration Cap: 25