Month: January 2020


  • Star of David

    Researching Jewish Identity in Muncie

    There is only one synagogue in Muncie. There are over fifty Christian churches. The famous 1929 and 1937 Middletown sociology studies about Muncie did not include Jewish individuals. But records show that Jewish individuals have lived in Muncie since the 1860s. This begs the question, what is life like in Muncie for someone who identifies […]

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  • Photo of Wold

    Why Should You Take the World Language Placement Exam?

    What is the world language placement exam?  The world language placement exam is a multiple choice test that will ensure your correct placement in college-level language courses.  The Department of Modern Languages and Classics requires all entering students who have prior knowledge of Chinese, Spanish, Japanese, French, Latin, or German, who do not have dual […]

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  • Map of Newark Earthworks

    Kevin Nolan Receives NEH Digital Humanities Advancement Grant

    Almost 2,000 years ago, American Indians built the largest geometric earthworks complex in the world. These large earthen monuments demonstrate the sophisticated achievements and knowledge in the fields of astronomy, art, math, and engineering by ancient American Indians inhabiting the region from A.D. 1 to 400.  Spread across four miles in what is now present-day […]

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  • Forty Years of Unity Week at Ball State

    “Unity Week aims to challenge perspectives on matters of diversity, inclusivity, and solidarity in an evolving social climate.” Since 1980, it’s done just that. For 40 years, Unity Week has remained dedicated to unifying the Ball State community through enlightening social, cultural, and educational events. To celebrate this momentous anniversary, we delved into the Digital […]

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  • Jill Christman Receives NEA Creative Writing Fellowship

    Today, the National Endowment for the Arts announced that Jill Christman is one of 36 writers who will receive an FY 2020 Creative Writing Fellowship of $25,000. These fellowships enable the recipients to set aside time for writing, research, travel, and general career advancement. Fellows are selected through a highly-competitive, anonymous process and are judged […]

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  • Connecting Cardinals: Pedro Bassoe

    Dr. Pedro Bassoe, an alumnus of the Department of Modern Languages and Classics, recently accepted a position of Assistant Professor in Japanese at Purdue University, where he will be teaching Japanese literature, visual culture, and film, among other courses.  He took some time from settling into his new position to reflect about learning Japanese and […]

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