Category: Our Cool Classes


  • Immersive Learning Opportunity: Makerspaces

    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.

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  • #bsuenglishworks: What’s in a Degree?

    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 […]

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  • #bsuenglishworks: Welcome to the Class

    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 […]

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  • Jacket Copy: The People Behind #bsuenglish

    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.

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  • Immersive Opportunities: Gain Hands-On Experience!

    Are you wondering how you can get more involved in the department? Do you want to spice up your class schedule next year? Consider one of our many immersive learning classes! Immersive learning courses provide students with hands-on, real-world experience in their field of interest. Previous courses have included Storytelling and Social Justice, where students […]

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  • Register for Book Arts Collaborative!

    Looking for another class to add to your schedule for Spring Semester that isn’t just another lecture? We have just the class for you. Book Arts Collaborative is an immersive-learning experience that is also student-managed business. What do students in Book Arts Collaborative do? Participants professionalize skills through a variety of hands-on learning and management […]

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  • Gipson Schabel on Working at Book Arts Collaborative

    Gipson Schabel, an actuarial science major and creative writing minor, recounts her experience working at Book Arts Collaborative, a “makerspace in downtown Muncie where community members and Ball State students learn about letterpress printing, book binding, and artist’s book design and publishing.” Book Arts Collaborative is currently fielding applications for the Fall 2017 semester. Interested […]

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  • Professor Aimee Taylor Unravels Ball State’s History

    This semester, #bsuenglish Professor Aimee Taylor developed and organized an alternative final project for her ENG 104 class that focuses on archival research of Ball State’s history. With it, she hopes to immerse her students in scholarly research and unravel ageless inspiration. She will also be attending a conference this May where she plans to shed light on this exemplary work she is […]

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