Rinker Center for International Programs
Rinker Center for International Programs

The Rinker Center for International Programs is Ball State’s resource for international study and activities. Comprised of Study Abroad, International Services, Academic Engagement and Global Initiatives, and the Intensive English Institute, we support international students, scholars, and students studying abroad. This year we invite you to celebrate One Ball State Day with a gift to benefit our international students. 

 

Rinker Center Emergency Fund

 

 

Imagine traveling to a foreign country to study at a new university for a semester, a year, four years… You are far away from the place you call home, far away from family and friends.  Then, an emergency occurs. Perhaps you become extremely ill, a family member at home passes away, or maybe your home country puts stipulations on your expenses. What would you do?


Imagine you are a parent, sending your child to a foreign country to study, unsure of what your child will experience in this distant place. Then, they get in a car accident, or maybe you become seriously ill? What would you do?

 

The Rinker Center Emergency Fund exists to provide help in these types of situations. We have worked closely with International students in need for decades. Your donations help to support these students when they come to us for help.

 

Therefore, we invite you to join us in supporting and building up an emergency fund that provides International Students with a safety net while abroad. Donate to the Rinker Center Emergency Fund on One Ball State Day, April 7, 2020. #WeFlyInternational

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The First 5 Areas to Receive a Gift get $500
One Ball State Day, 24-hours of inspiration and impact, starts now. The first 5 areas to receive a gift will each receive $500 in challenge funds.
$1,000
Diversity Challenge
Upon the Multicultural Center receiving 50 gifts, $1,000 will be unlocked for that area.
50 Gift Goal
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$1,000
Spirit Challenge
Upon the Pride of Mid-America Marching Band receiving 50 gifts, $1,000 will be unlocked for that area.
50 Gift Goal
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$1,000
Knowledge Challenge
Upon the University Libraries receiving 50 gifts, $1,000 will be unlocked for that area.
50 Gift Goal
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Paint the U.S. Cardinal Red
Gifts from all 50 states unlocks $25,000 from the Alumni Council
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Social Distancing Selfie
How are you, Cardinals? We're thinking of you. Share your quarantine selfie with us for a chance to win a Ball State prize pack!
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International Gift Challenge
The first international alum to make a gift on One Ball State Day will get to designate $1,000 in challenge funds to the academic department of their choice.
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Ball State Student Challenge
Hey Ball State students, post a video to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and share how gifts on One Ball State Day will help you! Be sure to use #OneBallState. One of you will get a chance to designate $500 to the academic department of your choice! Some of you will also get One Ball State Day prize packs.
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Bill Jenkins Drag Performance Challenge
If 150 current Ball State students give to Theatre and Dance on one Ball State Day, Bill Jenkins will do a fully realized (costumes, makeup, etc.) "lip-synched drag performance" on social media to whatever song the students select.
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Bill Jenkins Challenge to Students & Parents
If 250 current Ball State students and/or parents of current Ball State students give to Theatre and Dance on one Ball State Day, Bill Jenkins will ALSO dye his hair pink and unveil it to the students on the first day of fall semester classes
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Theatre & Dance Alumni Society Challenge
The Theatre and Dance Alumni Society has dedicated an additional $1,000 gift to the Department if at least 150 Ball State alumni give to any Theatre and Dance account
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Ball State University Foundation Employee Challenge
If the Foundation reaches 100% employee participation, Jean Crosby and Jake Logan will each give $500.
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Student Affairs Employee Challenge
VP Ro-Anne Royer Engle will match gifts from Student Affairs employees for a total of up to $1,000.
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Special Education Faculty Challenge
If 50% of Special Education faculty donate, David McIntosh will donate $500 to the TEACH Lab.
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Special Education Student Challenge #1
If 100 students give to the Special Ed department, the TEACH Lab, or the Center for Autism, Mrs. Bales will wear a costume to class this fall.
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Special Education Student Challenge #2
If 200 students give, to the Special Ed department, the TEACH Lab, or the Center for Autism, Dr. Koch will take a pie in the face.
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Special Education Student Challenge #3
If 300 students give, to the Special Ed department, the TEACH Lab, or the Center for Autism, Dr. Craig will wear a costume to class for a week this fall.
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