• 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 […]

  • September Good News: Keeping Busy

    Our professors, students, and alumni have been busy this month, publishing, directing, teaching, and more. Check out all the amazing good news they have to share! Faculty Good News  Prof. Sean Lovelace’s Hybrid Essay “How to Begin: Purple Bra, Prompt as Metaphor, Hiss/Kiss/Howl of Dogs, of the Falling Clouds, (roiling, roiling…)” nominated by Big Other […]

  • Welcome Prof. Allison Hitt

    Prof. Allison Hitt received her Ph.D. in Composition and Cultural Rhetoric from Syracuse University and her M.A. in Professional Writing and Editing from West Virginia University. In her research, she studies the relationship between disability and technology and addresses how multimodality can help create more accessible social practices. How would you describe your perspective on […]

  • August Good News – Students and Alumni

    This summer, our students and alumni received a lot of great opportunities, including presentations and new job positions. Read on to learn more! Student Good News Allison Akers’ short story, “Fate Inc.,” was accepted into the Sigma Tau Delta Rectangle, and she has the opportunity to present it in Las Vegas! Melissa Powell (Ph.D. Literature) and Leah Heim (M.A. Literature), […]

  • August Good News – Faculty

    Many great things happened to our faculty over the summer! Read below to find out more about what they have published and presented. Faculty Good News Prof. Mark Neely’s latest poetry manuscript, Ticker, was one of three finalists for Southern Indiana Review Press’s Michael Waters Poetry Award. It was also a semi-finalist for the Lexi […]

  • Dr. Susanna Benko Receives Excellence in Teaching Award

    Three English Department faculty members won Outstanding Faculty Awards in 2013. These awards were announced at the annual Fall Convocation in August.  Dr. Matt Mullins received the Creative Endeavor Award. Dr. Susanna Benko and Dr. Darolyn Jones each received Excellence in Teaching Awards. The Creative Endeavor Award recognizes a faculty member for their involvement in […]