Month: November 2019


  • Kiley Neal: Storytelling in the Workplace

    Kiley Neal graduated from Ball State as a first generation college student with a BA in English concentrated in Creative Writing and a minor in Philosophy. Her work experience includes blogging, social media management, and other content creation in a marketing setting. She has recently settled into the role as the Content Manager at Zotec […]

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  • Dr. Lyn Jones: Teaching Well is Thrilling

    By: Dr. Darolyn “Lyn” Jones Dr. Lyn Jones is an assistant teaching professor in the Ball State English Department and currently teaches in the areas of English education, creative writing, and rhetoric and composition. She also serves as the Education Outreach Director of the Public Memoir Project at the Indiana Writers Center and is the editor for the […]

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  • Dr. Jeff Spanke at Be a Teacher Day

    Dr. Jeff Spanke is an assistant professor of English at Ball State University. He teaches courses about Young Adult Literature, Rhetoric and Composition, and English teaching methods. Dr. Spanke delivered the following keynote speech on November 8th during the Be a Teacher Day event in Indianapolis. So, let’s do this. If you would, go ahead […]

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  • ENG 389: Practicum in Peer Tutoring in Writing

    ENG 389 is taught by Dr. Jackie Grutsch McKinney, a professor of Rhetoric and Composition at Ball State and director of the Writing Center. Her research focuses writing center studies, writing research, and composition pedagogy. She has written two books, Peripheral Visions for Writing Centers  and The Working Lives of New Writing Center Directors, which […]

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  • Red for Ed Action Day: Join the Movement

    As you know, we’ve been celebrating #BSUEnglishEd Month here in the English department. It seems only fitting, then, to talk about a huge educational event happening soon in the state of Indiana: Red for Ed Action Day. On Tuesday, November 19th, join the Indiana State Teachers Association for the Red for Ed Action Day. On […]

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  • Kelly Watson: Building a Career in Education

    Kelly Watson graduated from Ball State University with a Bachelor of Science in English/Language Arts Education. She also earned a Master of Arts in Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies from Ball State. Kelly is now an eighth grade English teacher at Fishers Jr. High in Fishers, Indiana. She is the Project Coordinator for the Educators’ Institute […]

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  • English Sabbatical Lecture Set Coming Soon

    On Tuesday, November 26, 2019, at 11 AM in Robert Bell 361, the English department will present three special-assigned leave lectures by Drs. Megumi Hamada, Deborah Mix, and Mary Lou Vercellotti. Dr. Megumi Hamada will present a lecture on “Learning words from reading: Cognitive model of word-meaning inference.” How does your mind work when you […]

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  • Dr. Asao Inoue Presentation Sparks Thought

      Dr. Asao Inoue is the current Chair of the Conference on College Composition and Communication, an associate dean and professor at Arizona State University in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts, the author of several publications including the books Antiracist Writing Assessment Ecologies: Teaching and Assessing Writing for a Socially Just Future, and […]

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