Category: News

  • 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 […]

  • 5 Things You Should Know about In-Print Author Tyler Gobble

    1. He graduated from Ball State in 2011. 2. In the words of Lisa Olstein, his debut book, MORE WRECK MORE WRECK, contains “poems compelled by crosscurrents of hope and fear, sadness and joy, confusion and clarity.” 3. He’s the editor-in-chief of NOÖ Journal, chapbook editor at Magic Helicopter Press, and host of the Everything is Bigger Reading Series. […]

  • 5 Things You Should Know About In Print Author Kerry Howley

    1. Thrown, her book-length essay, is an account of three years spent in the company of mixed martial artists. It is narrated from the perspective of an excitable, semi-fictionalized graduate student named Kit. 2. Howley teaches creative writing at the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga. 3. Jennifer Latson of the Boston Globe has called Thrown “a fresh, funny, […]

  • 5 Things You Should Know About In-Print Author Celeste Ng

      1. Her debut novel, Everything I Never Told You, was a New York Times bestseller, a New York Times Notable Book of 2014, and Amazon’s #1 Best Book of 2014. 2. She attended Harvard University and earned an MFA from the University of Michigan 3. Huffington Post has called her novel, “a powerhouse of a debut…a literary mystery crafted out […]