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Center for Peace & Conflict Studies

Established in 1988, the Ball State University Center for Peace and Conflict Studies aims to support and pursue scholarship, education, training, consultation, and outreach focused on addressing direct, structural, and cultural forms of violence and conflict. Please visit this link to view our mission and goals. 

 

Peace pole with banners reading "Build Peace"
Peace pole with banners reading "Build Peace"

 

In part, to achieve our mission and goals, we engage in the following activities:

  1. Hosting an undergraduate minor in peace and conflict studies
  2. Community outreach
  3. Scholarship and service
  4. Providing mediation services on campus and in the community
  5. Offering conflict prevention and resolution training on and off campus
Non-perishable food items collected for Cardinal Kitchen Food Drive
Non-perishable food items collected for Cardinal Kitchen Food Drive

 

To date, we have been involved in peacebuilding activities locally, nationally, and internationally. Now, we need your support to strengthen and expand our efforts and reach!

Please consider donating to our Center to fund:

  1. A Peace Plaza on Ball State’s campus (between College of Architecture and Miller College of Business);
  2. Student scholarships to pursue research, service, and engage in presentations at professional conferences;
  3. Training programs to teach university members and other individuals conflict prevention and resolution skills;
  4. Community outreach programs (e.g., promote nonviolence; eradicate food deserts; teach youth and adults in Central Indiana conflict prevention and resolution skills; facilitate mutual understanding and respect between, for instance, diverse religious, racial, ethnic individuals); and
  5. Research and evaluation projects focused on peace, nonviolence, and/or social justice.

We welcome any amount of financial support you can provide. With your contributions, together we can strive to create a more peaceful and just world! Thank you for considering our request!

 

Young girl standing in front of the Peace Pole
Young girl standing in front of the Peace Pole

 

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First 5 Challenge!
Theatre & Dance, CICS, Special Education, Comm Studies, and School of Music are the winners of an additional $500 in challenge funds!
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Brunch Leaderboard
The five areas that raise the most money from 10 a.m. - Noon each receive $1,000 in challenge funds
Rank Prize Area Raised
1 $1,000 Men's Tennis $11,320.00
2 $1,000 Theatre & Dance $6,379.00
3 $1,000 Indiana Academy $5,260.00
4 $1,000 Gymnastics $4,645.00
5 $1,000 Men's Golf $3,605.00
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College Donor Leaderboard
The college that has the most donors will receive $5,000 in challenge funds.
Rank Prize College Donors
1 $5,000 College of Fine Arts 666
2 College of Communication, Information, and Media 618
3 College of Sciences and Humanities 617
4 College of Health 329
5 Teachers College 272
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Academic Area Gift Leaderboard
The three academic departments with the most gifts by midnight receive $5,000, $3,000 and $1,000 in challenge funds.
Rank Prize Department Gifts
1 $5,000 Theatre & Dance 863
2 $3,000 Communication Studies 465
3 $1,000 Indiana Academy 258
4 School of Kinesiology 131
5 Burris Laboratory School 122
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Paint the U.S. Cardinal Red
Paint the U.S. Cardinal Red. Gifts from all 50 states will unlock $5,000 from the Alumni Council to Ball State's greatest needs.
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Young Alumni Challenge
Gifts from 50 young alumni (graduated 2013-2023) between noon and 4 p.m. unlocks $500 to Student Scholarships!
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Morning Donor Challenge
Brittanie Davis won $1,000 for Spectrum in challenge funds Paaige Turner won $1,000 for Comm Studies in challenge funds Mary Spillman won $1,000 for the Journalism Department Marilyn Chalupa won $1,000 for the Career Center Riley Harman won $1,000 for the Counseling Psych, Social Psych, and Counseling Dept.
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I Spy Charlie
I Spy Charlie campus treasure hunt: Find a Charlie Cardinal plush hidden around campus for a chance to designate $250 to the fund of your choice! Follow @BSUFoundation on Instagram for details.
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Dash & Splash Winners
Dash & Splash: Top two racers receive $1,000 each to designate to the fund they represent.
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College of Health Social Media Challenge
Post a selfie with a creative health promotion message with #OneBallState with Dean Rutledge's cardboard life-sized cardboard cutout in the lobby of the Interprofessional Community Clinics. Dean Scott Rutledge will give $10 per selfie up to $250 to the College of Health's Interprofessional Community Clinics.
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College of Health Leaderboard
The COH area with the largest percent increase in the number of donors from last year's OBSD, will receive $500 from Dean Rutledge.
Rank Prize Department % +/- Goal
1 $500 Center for Peace & Conflict Studies +233.33% 10
goal: 3
2 School of Kinesiology +118.87% 116
goal: 53
3 Nutrition & Health Science +40.91% 31
goal: 22
4 Counseling Psych, Social Psych, and Counseling -6.25% 30
goal: 32
5 School of Nursing -29.58% 50
goal: 71
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LinkedIn $1,000 Challenge
Share a One Ball State Day post on LinkedIn on April 5th for a chance to designate $1,000 to your favorite Ball State area! Use #OneBallState and tag the Ball State Foundation!
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Morning Leaderboard
The three departments/units/teams with the most donors by 10 a.m. receives $2,500, $1,500, and $1,000 in challenge funds.
Rank Prize Area Donors
1 $2,500 Theatre & Dance 138
2 $1,500 Indiana Academy 60
3 $1,000 Communication Studies 51
4 Soccer 33
5 School of Kinesiology 30
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College Leaderboard
The three colleges with the biggest percentage of increased gifts from OBSD 2022 will receive $3,000, $2,000 and $1000.
Rank Prize Department % +/- Gifts
1 $3,000 College of Architecture & Planning +13.88% 238
goal: 209
2 $2,000 College of Health +5.37% 353
goal: 335
3 $1,000 College of Sciences and Humanities -2.74% 675
goal: 694
4 College of Communication, Information, and Media -4.64% 945
goal: 991
5 College of Fine Arts -22.58% 1,046
goal: 1,351
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Donor Leaderboard
The five units with the most donors by midnight will each receive $1,000
Rank Prize Area Donors
1 $1,000 Athletics 1,006
2 $1,000 College of Fine Arts 666
3 $1,000 College of Communication, Information, and Media 618
4 $1,000 College of Sciences and Humanities 617
5 $1,000 Theatre & Dance 512
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OBSD Video Challenge
Share any of the official One Ball State Day videos on Facebook and use #OneBallState. Two participants will get to donate $500 in challenge funds toward their favorite area.
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Evening Leaderboard Challenge
The five areas with the most donors between 8-10 p.m. will each receive $1,000 in challenge dollars.
Rank Prize Area Donors
1 $1,000 Theatre & Dance 74
2 $1,000 Indiana Academy 53
3 $1,000 Communication Studies 38
4 $1,000 Men's Golf 28
5 $1,000 Field Hockey 26
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International Alumni Challenge
Daniel Vidal from Puerto Rico was the first international alum to Men's Tennis!
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Last Hour Leaderboard
The area that rasises the most money from 11 -11:59 p.m. will receive $1,000 in challenge funds.
Rank Prize Area Raised
1 $1,000 Theatre & Dance $4,550.00
2 Field Hockey $1,424.98
3 Indiana Academy $870.00
4 Black Alumni Council $835.00
5 Sociology $725.00
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Foundation Employee Challenge
If the Foundation reaches 100% employee participation, Jean Crosby and Ray Allen will give $500 each.
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Dash & Splash Fan Favorite
Dash & Splash event: Fan favorite receives $250 to designate to the fund they represent.
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College of Health Match
Choachen You will match up to $1,000 in gifts to the College of Health.
$1,000 MATCHED
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$20,000 College of Health Match
BSU Grad Tom Murphy will match the first $20,000 given to support the College of Health.
$20,000 MATCHED
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