Category: News

  • Introducing the Robert Bell Ball!

    Finals week may be getting close, but the end of the school year also brings with it warmer weather (though we’re never sure in Indiana) and the Robert Bell Ball. The Robert Bell Ball is a social event and department awards ceremony we’re hosting on April 29 from 4-5pm. At the ceremony, 11 different scholarships will be awarded […]

  • An Interview with Daniel Brount

    Daniel Brount is a Ball State senior majoring in creative writing and minoring in professional writing and emerging media. He will graduate in May 2016 and is pursuing a career in publishing. When not spending time with friends and family, he writes his own prose, reads books for his book review website, and tries to keep up with […]

  • Matt Balk

    Matt Balk is a PhD candidate in Rhetoric and Composition at Ball State University. He graduated Ball State with an MA in Creative Writing in 2010. My big piece of advice about grad school is this: be open to new opportunities. I’m currently a PhD candidate in Rhetoric and Composition, but when I started my […]

  • Internships for English Majors

    Hopefully you’ve been checking our internships page regularly to see all of the new and exciting internships we post on a weekly basis. As an English major, internships are a great way to gain experience and show employers all of the applicable skills your education has taught you, such as how to communicate effectively, think well, […]

  • Alliance of Black Teachers Meetings

    The Alliance of Black Teachers Club (ABT) was founded in 2015 in the Department of English by students studying English Education. Their mission is to connect students to peers, professionals, organizations, institutions, and resources that support black students in the field of education and broaden the development, retention, and recruitment of black teachers. The ABT provides a safe space […]

  • Guest Post: Mamadou Djiguimde Presents “Bargaining in Bobo-Dioulasso”

    Communities across the world have different norms and rituals. In this 36-minute documentary film, Ritassida Mamadou Djiguimde, a doctoral student in the Applied Linguistics program of Ball State University, offers a linguistic perspective on the cultural practice that is “bargaining.” Bargaining, in the context of Bobo-Dioulasso, the second largest city of Burkina Faso, West Africa, […]

  • Guest Post: Isaha Cook on The Infinite Museum

    “Where can’t an English major take you?” This is a question that many English graduates have been hard pressed to answer, considering how versatile the degree really is. Last year, senior Amory Orchard’s journey with three other English majors took her to a special experience at the Virginia Ball Center, where she and her team […]

  • Career Week 2015

    Next Monday (9/28) is the start of our annual Career Week, five days of informative sessions, visiting stars to steer by, and future-altering talks that are sure to boost your confidence and further prepare you for the real world. There’s something for everyone, from day one’s session with Professor Day, where she’ll offer an overview of […]