Category: Our Opportunities


  • The Origins of the Burris Writing Center

    By Dr. Susanna Benko, Associate Professor of English, Director of Indiana Writing Project, & Director of Teacher Education for the College of Sciences & Humanities, and Dr. Jackie Grutsch McKinney, Professor of English & Writing Center Director We teach and research about writing — writing pedagogy, writing centers, writing policy — but our interests in writing […]

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  • Applying to Graduate School

    By Debbie Mix, Graduate Programs Director If you’ve ever been interested in applying to graduate school, we’re sure that you have plenty of questions: “What’s a statement of purpose? “Who should I ask for letters of recommendation?” “Do I have to write an entirely new writing sample?” Fear not! We’re here to outline some ways […]

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  • The DLR Searches for Mouthwatering Writing

    Submissions are now open for the eighth issue of the Digital Literature Review, “Food Matters in Literature and Culture”! The following is an interview with faculty advisor Dr. Emily Rutter on the current issue of the Digital Literature Review. Find out more on why the eighth issue is centered around food and how to submit below.  […]

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  • Come to Our Career Class: #bsuenglishworks

    This semester, Prof. Cathy Day is teaching a special topics course entitled “Careers for English Majors.” Even if you’re not in the course, you can come to hear guest speakers and other presentations billed as “open sessions.” Undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty in the English department are all welcome. Freelance Editor Gretchen Stelter, “Making Books […]

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  • A New Minor at Ball State: African-American Studies

    By Vanessa Haro-Miracle The Co-Directors The African-American Studies minor at Ball State is still pretty new, but its co-directors, Dr. Emily Rutter and Dr. Kiesha Warren-Gordon, are committed to bringing this course of study to as many students at Ball State as possible, no matter their major. Dr. Emily Rutter is the author of two […]

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  • Yes, You Should Major in Rhetoric and Writing

    Learn about one of Ball State English’s least understood, but most practical concentrations: rhetoric and writing. by Ben Sapet  You might have seen some of the writing and rhetoric buzz words like discourse, theory, and even rhetoric itself, and been left scratching your head—and you wouldn’t be alone. I spent my entire first semester and a half […]

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  • Why Employer Site Visits Are Essential

    By: Macy Jo Byerly, Vanessa Haro-Miracle, and Maggie Sutton Three #bsuenglish students’ take on employer site visits Macy: Our career center offers a few employer site visits every semester. I’ve gone on two so far—both were jobs that would not necessarily be something that I thought I could do with my English degree: Indianapolis Zoo and […]

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  • Write On (Campus)!

    By: Grace Goze As English majors, it’s no secret we love reading, but let’s not forget about our passion for writing. Whether you’re a Creative Writing major or not, it may be hard to find groups on campus that just let you write for the sake of writing. Well, fear not writers, here is a […]

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