The English Department, the Honors College, the College of Fine Arts, and the College of Sciences and Humanities are co-sponsoring a visit from the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company. They will be performing A Midsummer Night’s Dream on Wednesday, October 2nd at 7:30pm in Pruis Hall. The peformance is free and open to the public.
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When Dr. Riddle asked me to take the lead on putting together the inaugural group of speakers for the Marilyn K. Cory Speakers Series for the 2013-2014 year, I was thrilled. Then freaked out. Then back to thrilled. I asked for input from faculty members and students. I buttonholed people in the hallways and asked […]
In the latest installment of our Recommended Reads series, Dr. Paul Ranieri recommends College: What It Was, Is, and Should Be by Andrew Delbanco. Andrew Delbanco does not want College: What It Was, Is, and Should Be (Princeton UP, 2012) to be seen as another one of those “jeremiads” about contemporary higher education, liberal education, […]
This past summer, Ball State undergraduate student Anna Kate Hartwick took her skills to LA for an internship at Rainn Wilson’s production company, SoulPancake, where she worked closely with the company’s employees and with celebrities featured in their videos. In the following post, Anna describes her experiences and how her education as a Telecommunications major and Creative Writing minor helped her […]
This past July, Midwest Writers Workshop (MWW) gathered for their annual conference at Ball State University. Through the help of a grant from the Discovery Group, many Ball State students had the pleasure of attending this conference as scholarship winners and paid interns. Brittany Means, one of the attending students, received the award for best poetry manuscript, as well […]
In the latest installment of our Recommended Reads series, Dr. Habich recommends The Swerve: How the World Became Modern by Stephen Greenblatt. Stephen Greenblatt’s The Swerve: How the World Became Modern (W. W. Norton, 2011) may seem an unlikely recommendation from someone whose academic interests place him pretty firmly in an American, nineteenth-century, Transcendental sandbox. […]
The Department of English Graduate Programs Office will be holding their first on-campus information session on Saturday, September 14, 2013 for those individuals seeking additional information about the graduate programs offered in English. To read previous posts from graduate program alumni, see posts by Alex Wenning and Sarah Smith-Robbins. Register today at www.bsu.edu/english/graduate.
The Writing Program’s First Friday Series for composition instructors is back. Join us this Friday, September 6, for a presentation by Nicki Litherland Baker about helping students answer their own research questions—using their own data. Along with suggested readings, semester layout, and assignment descriptions, Nicki will show student work as well as preliminary results of […]
In a post earlier this year, we announced the Writing Program Contest winners. The Ball State Writing Program hosts a writing contest each semester to promote the best student writing. Any project composed for a Writing Program course (ENG 101/102, ENG 103, ENG 104, or ENG 114) is eligible for the contest. Winning submissions not […]