Ball State English Professor Dr. Darolyn “Lyn” Jones is the editor for the Rethinking Children’s and Young Adult Literature digital magazine. In Fall 2018, Dr. Jones taught the English course that produces this magazine/website thanks to a Provost’s Immersive Learning Grant. Last month she presented with four of her students at a symposium on disability rights at […]
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By Cathy Day If Ball State is celebrating its 100th birthday, then so is the English department. We’ve been here from the beginning. The story of #bsuenglish is a microcosm of the story of the humanities in higher education. To tell that story, I spent a day digging around the Digital Media Repository at the […]
Gathering, Writing, and Publishing Senior’s Personal Stories and Triumphs of Resistance and Resiliency Ageism in our contemporary society is a problem. Seniors are perceived from a deficit instead of being realized as a rich repository of history, wisdom, experience, and stories. Seniors deserve our respect, to be valued, and to have their voices heard. The […]
A message from Professor Jill Christman about her Fall 2019 Virginia Ball Center immersive learning course: I’m looking to assemble a team of creative thinkers from a wide variety of majors—a diverse group of students who bring their unique human experiences and share my determination to make change in rape culture using the power of […]
Are you interested in collaborative work and local history? Professor Laura Romano is instructing a semester-long immersive learning course about makerspaces and their value in cities in the wake of an industrial decline. Makerspaces are collaborative, community spaces that extend typically inaccessible resources to a larger population.
By Marisa Sloan Welcome back to our careers class, English majors! So now that we’ve established that you need to find what you want from a career rather than mold yourself into one, it’s time to address the obstacles to finding that fulfillment. There is no linear path Whether you’re relatively early in your college career […]
by Dino Ljubijankic Wanna watch a horror movie, English majors? 80% of jobs are found through networking. Upwards of 70% of jobs are not advertised. The odds of landing a job by sending in a resume are 1 in 152. The odds of landing a job through a referral are 1 in 16. As it […]
By Cathy Day It all started with two tweets: There’s a “hidden curriculum” to higher ed. So what are the “hidden rules” to thriving in a job? https://t.co/yYEXuSgKwu — Cathy Day (@daycathy) December 15, 2018 And in response, I got so much good advice–much of it from #bsuenglish alums–that I decided to share it all […]
An Interview with Amanda Kavars So, what is Jacket Copy? Well, it’s an immersive learning class, and it’s a marketing internship. It’s about learning the workflow of an organization and working in teams. You don’t just study principles and strategies of communication–you actually apply them in real time.
Prof. Emily Rutter shares some of her Senior Seminar students’ reflections on their learning in the English Major. This semester, my English 444 students were asked to write autobiographical essays about their experiences as English majors. As a fitting close to the semester for some and to college for others, we wanted to share a […]