Tag: English education


  • The Power of Language : Angela Tomasello

    Angela Tomasello graduated from Cleveland State University in 2016 with a B.A. in Linguistics. Two years later in 2018, Tomasello graduated from Ball State University with an M. A. in Linguistics. Following her Master’s degree, Tomasello worked as a secondary English teacher through the Peace Corps in Moldova, an Eastern European country, where she displayed […]

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  • Cody DeHaven: Teaching Process, Not Just Content

    Cody DeHaven graduated from Ball State’s English Department, where he majored in English Language and Literature. He now works for Western School Corporation as a high school English teacher. See how he used his English degree to go from teaching music to teaching junior high, to finally landing on teaching high school English.  What does […]

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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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  • 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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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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), […]

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