Category: Hype


  • Dear Alumni: We need your help!

    English department chair Sean Lovelace has delegated this year’s Letter from the Chair to Prof. Cathy Day. She has some important news to share with you from #bsuenglish! Cathy has been teaching creative writing and career-oriented classes at Ball State since 2010. She is an Indiana native and author of The Circus in Winter and […]

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  • 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 Graduate 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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  • October/November Good News

    The past two months have been productive for #bsuenglish, and we have the good news to prove it! ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Faculty Professor Michael Begnal Professor Begnal’s book The Music and Noise of the Stooges, 1967-71: Lost in the Future was published by Routledge. More information on Begnal’s critical monograph can be found here: https://www.routledge.com/The-Music-and-Noise-of-the-Stooges-1967-71-Lost-in-the-Future/Begnal/p/book/9780367648435 Begnal also […]

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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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