Last year’s Robert Bell Ball was… strange — but we still had a good time! We had refreshments, a costume contest, and we also presented a boatload of #bsuenglish scholarships and awards. Read about our winners below! Excellence in Creative Writing Scholarship The Excellence in Creative Writing Scholarship is awarded by the Department of English […]
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By: Rachael Carmichael Come to Ball State University’s Writers’ Community and share your work with others in an encouraging environment. It’s a close-knit club, and the vibe is always positive. A unique experience The Writers’ Community shares various forms and genres, from poetry and parts of novels, to song lyrics and short stories. Writers are […]
Dear reader, I have something to ask you. I am taking the plunge and mentioning Finland, something I have avoided fastidiously for my 18+ years at Ball State so as not to get inaccurately and permanently categorized as being from Finland. If you could refrain from labeling me that way, I would be so thankful. […]
On Friday, March 17, 2018, Dr. JoAnne Ruvoli lost her battle with leukemia, leaving behind many loved ones, and leaving the English department poorer from her loss. I was a new professor at Ball State the same year as JoAnne. We became fast friends; both of us enjoying deep conversation, good books and films, Chicago […]
What is Sigma Tau Delta? Sigma Tau Delta is an international English honor society with over 900 active chapters in the US and abroad. The organization is open to all English majors and minors, including undergraduate and graduate students. Ball State started its chapter in the fall of 2017 with 15 members. Our chapter focuses […]
After you’ve found your Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday deals, #BSUGivingTuesday gives you the opportunity to give back to the academic community from which you emerged. Consider donating to the Ball State English General Fund #2701 to ensure that our students and faculty continue to make a difference. Keep reading to learn about […]
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We interviewed #bsuenglish professor Adrienne Bliss about the volunteer work she has been doing with women’s prisons for the past five years. Could you describe what you do? I am a volunteer in … two ways: I started out with a program called Angels Wings. … They work with the nursery program, Wee Ones there at Indiana Women’s Prison. … It’s […]
Tiffany Austin received her BA in English from Spelman College, her MFA in Creative Writing from Chicago State University, her JD from Northeastern University, and her PhD in English from Saint Louis University. She currently teaches rhetorical and creative writing at the College of The Bahamas. Her research and teaching field also includes African Diaspora […]
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