Month: April 2010

  • Faculty Spotlight: Kellie D. Weiss

    To make the English department at Ball State more personable, these faculty spotlights will occasionally appear on the blog. I’m happy to inaugurate the faculty spotlight series with Kellie Weiss, visiting Assistant Professor of English: First, if you could explain where you came from, in terms of your education. And what do you teach at […]

  • Interning with Sarabande Books

    As my senior year approached, I started to feel the after-college strain. I looked around and saw my friends in accounting and telecommunications snagging jobs and internships like free t-shirts at a concert. Meanwhile, I was sitting in the library for hours on end, sending out application after application to various publishing companies, newspapers and […]

  • English 435 and Blog Origins

    According to Technorati, an online tracking system for blogs, 94 million Americans are blog readers while 22 million are bloggers themselves. The Wall Street Journal estimated that about two million Americans make some money from blogging and that over 450,000 Americans make a living from blogging. Newspaper, corporations, and universities all employ bloggers; bloggers are […]

  • We’ve All Been Through This

    Stream-of-consciousness commentary on my relationship with writing More often than not, I can’t just sit down and write. I have found that when it comes to writing and other hobbies, such as drawing, these activities are preceded with a lingering sense of dread, a coil of reluctance that slithers up from my stomach and wraps […]

  • Writing Center Tutors Take on ECWCA

    Ball State University was well-represented at the 2010 East Central Writing Center Association Conference in East Lansing, Michigan this April. Three undergraduate students (Tyler Gobble, Phil Call, and Neal Coleman) and two English graduate students (Emily Standridge and Dani Weber) who all work at the Writing Center presented papers at the conference. In a panel presentation “Exploring […]

  • Benefit Reading for Haiti is a Success

    Students from the English Education Club and English faculty members Pam Hartman and Melissa Adams-Campbell organized a benefit reading for the victims of the Haiti earthquakes on April 5, 2010. The event, featured in the Daily News, asked for volunteer readers and pledges from the Ball State community. Together, they raised an impressive $235 in just two hours.

  • The Writing Center: A Tutor’s Experience

    The Writing Center helps Ball State University students with writing projects. The tutors offer free, one-on-one 50-minute sessions on all varieties of writing projects: essays, reports, websites, slideshows, theses, dissertations, proposals, resumes, and applications. The Writing Center’s purpose is to help students become better writers, whether it be learning to find grammatical errors or to […]