Tag: alumni


  • Kelly Watson: Building a Career in Education

    Kelly Watson graduated from Ball State University with a Bachelor of Science in English/Language Arts Education. She also earned a Master of Arts in Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies from Ball State. Kelly is now an eighth grade English teacher at Fishers Jr. High in Fishers, Indiana. She is the Project Coordinator for the Educators’ Institute […]

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  • Sigma Tau Delta is Going to St. Louis, and More!

    This January was full of good news–from films and festivals to Sigma Tau Delta saving for St. Louis. Read on to learn more. Faculty Prof. Emily Ruth Rutter was awarded the John Coates Next Generation Award for her book Invisible Ball of Dreams: Literary Representations of Baseball behind the Color Line (University of Mississippi Press, […]

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  • So the Story Goes: A Conference for Future Educators

    For the first time ever, a committee of Ball State’s English Education Club is organizing a one-day conference. They want to foster professional development not just within their own program, but all secondary education programs at Ball State. So the Story Goes: A Conference for Future Educators will take place on Saturday, February 9, 2019 from […]

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  • Ball State #CUPSI Team Selected, and More!

    This November was full of good news–from presentations and invitations to the Ball State #CUPSI team being selected to move forward in their competition. Read on to learn more. Faculty Prof. Sreyoshi Sarkar published an article titled “The Art of Postcolonial Resistance and Multispecies Storytelling in Malik Sajad’s Graphic Novel Munnu: A Boy From Kashmir” […]

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  • September Good News: Publishing Frenzy!

    Faculty News Prof. Emily Rutter’s The Blues Muse: Race, Gender, and Musical Celebrity in American Poetry (University of Alabama Press) is now in print! Order it now! Prof. Deborah Mix’s Approaches to Teaching the Works of Gertrude Stein, co-edited with Logan Esdale of Chapman University, is finally in print! Order it now! Prof. Michael Begnal’s […]

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  • The hits keep coming: English MVPs

    Two months of good news means double the accomplishments for our #BSUEnglish faculty, students, and alumni! Please note the actual baseball references below. Faculty Good News On April 20, four English faculty were nominated as BSU Softball’s MVPs (Most Valuable Professors): Adrienne Bliss, Kathryn Ludwig, Katherine Greene, and Brianna Mauk. Prof. Katy Didden won a Junior […]

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  • Madisen Ray Petrosky: succeeding with “a positive attitude and a well-written sentence”

    Madisen Ray Petrosky graduated from BSU with a BA in English Literature in 2011. After attending the University of Denver Publishing Institute in 2012, she started a career in social media management and nonprofit marketing. She’s managed #GivingTuesday campaigns, website redesigns, and lots of hashtag holidays. She recently took a position in Public Relations. In this […]

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  • Mandy Stamper : Presenter, Representative, and Educator

    BSU English grad Mandy Stamper is an independent manufacturers’ representative for 10 companies in Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio.  She works from home on commission with architects, designers, business owners, and general contractors, among others. Although she travels for work, she has a flexible schedule and a lot of autonomy. Previously she worked for a commercial furniture dealership, […]

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