Category: Our News

  • English Department commits to anti-racist action

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    Amidst the justified rage over the murder of unarmed, black citizens by police, the English Department at Ball State University renews its commitment to anti-racist action. We support the protests happening nationwide in the wake of the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Dreasjon Reed, Tony McDade, and the scores of others who […]

  • Letter from the Chair Spring 2020

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    Well, the past academic year has not been one that we’ll forget soon. Extraordinary circumstances Since early March our more than 70 teachers have been pursuing our educational mission online. We’ve been working overtime to ensure that our students continue to grow in their mastery of writing and critical analysis, pedagogy and persuasion, knowledge and […]

  • River Teeth Finds New Home at Ball State

    After twenty years at Ashland University in Ohio, River Teeth will now be housed in the Department of English at Ball State University. What is River Teeth? River Teeth is a portfolio of literary editing projects anchored by one of the top literary nonfiction magazines in the country. It includes a bi-annual, print magazine (River Teeth: […]

  • Ball State Centennial Poem Contest

    Calling all Ball State Poets, Wordsmiths, and Performance Artists! On the occasion of Ball State’s 100th Anniversary, the creative writing program is seeking a commemorative poem that honors Ball State’s history and celebrates its future. The winning poet will be published in the Spring-Summer 2019 issue of Ball State Magazine. Creative writing faculty will judge the […]

  • Oh, the places you’ll go, #bsuenglish

    Want an answer to the question “What can you do with an English degree?” Here’s what some recent #bsuenglish graduates are doing right now! Communications & Marketing Luke Bell (BA in CW 2016) Writer & Social Media Manager, Fanning Howey Architects, Indianapolis, IN Lauren Birkey (BA in English Studies 2017) Copywriter & Designer, Spotted Monkey Marketing, […]

  • #bsuenglish at the AWP Conference

    The Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) is an annual conference, held this year from February 8 through February 11 in Washington, D.C. Eleven #bsuenglish students had the honor of attending this year, led by #bsuenglish Professor Jill Christman. The Association of Writers & Writing Programs was held in the convention center located in downtown […]

  • March

    In the latest installment of the “Good News” series, the Ball State English Department highlights the accomplishments of our faculty and students.  BSU media’s article “Parents learning English benefit from class offered by Ball State, Muncie Schools” is based on a partnership between BSU ESL licensure students in Prof. Lynn Stalling‘s Methods and Practicum courses and the Muncie […]