Month: December 2015

  • November

    In the latest installment of our “Good News” series, the Ball State English Department highlights the accomplishments of our faculty and students. Elisabeth Buck, a Teaching Assistant and PhD Candidate in Rhetoric and Composition, has been selected to receive the Doctoral Level Excellence in Teaching Award for 2015-2016 from Ball State. She has also been nominated for the […]

  • Kelsey Englert

    In 2014, Kelsey earned her M.A. in English with a creative writing focus from Ball State University. She is currently pursuing an M.F.A. in creative writing at West Virginia University. Two graduate degrees in creative writing. Redundant, right? The MFA is the terminal degree in the field, and will allow me to teach as a […]

  • Guest Post: Mamadou Djiguimde Presents “Bargaining in Bobo-Dioulasso”

    Communities across the world have different norms and rituals. In this 36-minute documentary film, Ritassida Mamadou Djiguimde, a doctoral student in the Applied Linguistics program of Ball State University, offers a linguistic perspective on the cultural practice that is “bargaining.” Bargaining, in the context of Bobo-Dioulasso, the second largest city of Burkina Faso, West Africa, […]