Tag: English Department


  • Melissa Jones: From Creative Writing to Copy Writing

    Melissa Jones graduated in May 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts inCreative Writing and minors inFrench andProfessional Writing & Emerging Media. While at Ball State, she was heavily involved with theDaily News, The Broken Plate,Jacket Copy Creative, andBook Arts Collaborative. She used experiences and expertise gained in these roles to secure an internship at Intersection […]

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  • ENG 389: Practicum in Peer Tutoring in Writing

    ENG 389 is taught by Dr. Jackie Grutsch McKinney, a professor of Rhetoric and Composition at Ball State and director of the Writing Center. Her research focuses writing center studies, writing research, and composition pedagogy. She has written two books, Peripheral Visions for Writing Centers  and The Working Lives of New Writing Center Directors, which […]

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  • 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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  • English Sabbatical Lecture Set Coming Soon

    On Tuesday, November 26, 2019, at 11 AM in Robert Bell 361, the English department will present three special-assigned leave lectures by Drs. Megumi Hamada, Deborah Mix, and Mary Lou Vercellotti. Dr. Megumi Hamada will present a lecture on “Learning words from reading: Cognitive model of word-meaning inference.” How does your mind work when you […]

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  • October Good News: A Great Month for Publishing

    It’s getting cold out there, #bsuenglish! Hopefully, you’ll find some warmth in all the good news from our faculty, alumni, and students. Read on to hear about an impressive amount of publishings, our Practical Criticism Midwest event, and what your peers are up to! Faculty Emeritus faculty member Prof. Joe Trimmer received two awards at […]

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  • The Stories of #FirstGenBSU

    This fall, Ball State welcomed 4,034 freshmen to our campus, surpassing the previous record of 4,006 in 1997. The record-setting population of freshmen also brought with it an influx of first-generation students — students that are the first in their families to pursue higher education. Throughout the month of September, we set out to welcome […]

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  • Eric Wyman: Americorps to Fiction Editor

    Eric Wyman is a Ball State alumni with a bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature. He has worked several odd jobs since graduating from the English department and has now landed at The Writing Prompt Exchange where he works as a fiction editor. See what he learned after graduation as he worked his way […]

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  • Welcome Our New Career Coach Emily Karas

    Emily Karas is the new career coach for the College of Sciences and Humanities. The Career Center is found in LU 220, and their career coaches can help both students and alumni with career-related services, such as developing professional skills, building connections, and choosing majors and minors. What are your office hours? We are in […]

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