Category: Guest Posts


  • In Print Festival XVI: Nights in Review

    This year’s In Print Festival of First Books (the sixteenth in the series) was hosted by Silas Hansen on March 29 and March 30. The first night of the event introduced three writers whose first books were published last year—nonfiction writer J.R. Jamison (author of Hillbilly Queer), poet Ananda Lima (author of Mother/land), and fiction […]

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  • Top 100 Students Profile: Sam Scoma

    Sam Scoma is a Ball State senior who majors in English (her concentration being in Rhetoric & Writing). She has been placed onto the Top 100 Students list for the 2021-2022 school year, which recognizes 100 juniors & seniors that represent Beneficence both in and out the classroom. How has being a Top 100 student […]

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  • Top 100 Students Profile: Grace Babcock

    Grace Babcock is a Ball State senior who majors in English (her concentration being in Literature). She has been placed onto the Top 100 Students list for the 2021-2022 school year, which recognizes 100 juniors & seniors that represent Beneficence both in and out the classroom. How has being a Top 100 student impacted how […]

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  • Practical Advice for Grad School

    By Debbie Mix, Graduate Programs Director If you’ve ever considered applying to graduate school, you’ve probably heard that it is a worthwhile endeavor, but not without its challenges. Even the beginning of the application process—finding the right programs to apply to—can seem daunting, so if you’re looking at graduate school as the next step in […]

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  • The Origins of the Burris Writing Center

    By Dr. Susanna Benko, Associate Professor of English, Director of Indiana Writing Project, & Director of Teacher Education for the College of Sciences & Humanities, and Dr. Jackie Grutsch McKinney, Professor of English & Writing Center Director We teach and research about writing — writing pedagogy, writing centers, writing policy — but our interests in writing […]

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  • Applying to Graduate School

    By Debbie Mix, Graduate Programs Director If you’ve ever been interested in applying to graduate school, we’re sure that you have plenty of questions: “What’s a statement of purpose? “Who should I ask for letters of recommendation?” “Do I have to write an entirely new writing sample?” Fear not! We’re here to outline some ways […]

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  • The Indiana Writers Center

    Dr. Darolyn “Lyn” Jones, Assistant Teaching Professor, English Department; Education Outreach Director, Indiana Writers Center Alongside teaching incredible students in my home department at Ball State University, I also serve as the Education Outreach Director for the Indiana Writers Center.  There, we have been formally lifting up underserved young voices in Indianapolis for 11 years […]

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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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