Tag: humanities


  • 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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  • Grace Goze: From Undergrad English to Grad School Poetry and Comedy

    Grace Goze graduated from Ball State with an English major with a creative writing concentration in 2021. After graduation, she is pursuing an MFA in Screenwriting with a concentration in Comedy Writing at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Please introduce yourself—I’d love to know when you attended Ball State, your area(s) of study, and […]

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  • Luke Bell: Creative Writing Student to Senior Copywriter

    Luke Bell graduated from Ball State with an English major with a Creative Writing concentration in 2016. After graduation, he started working as a marketing writer on a rebranding project. He currently works as a Senior Copywriter and Creative Lead at an advertising agency. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Please introduce yourself with some tidbits that will help us get […]

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  • August – September Good News

    With the semester now in full swing, it’s time to celebrate the good news that #bsuenglish has to share!  ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Faculty Dr. Emily Ruth Rutter has lots of good news! In May, the first of two special issues on “Women and Archives” she co-edited for Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature was published; this issue was […]

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  • Sophia Lyons: Academic Peer Mentor

    by Sophia Lyons Sophia Lyons is a senior Rhetoric and Writing major at Ball State University. Sophia was awarded Living Learning Community Program of the Year in her first year as the Academic Peer Mentor for the Humanities Living Learning Community in Studebaker East. What is an Academic Peer Mentor? An academic peer mentor is […]

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    Star Party 2019: Find Your True North

    Okay, so what’s the Star Party? It’s like the College of Communication, Information, and Media (CCIM) Super Party. But for people who want to learn more about getting involved in the humanities at Ball State. When and where? Monday, September 9, from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM in the Studebaker East Multipurpose Room. In what […]

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  • 100 Years of #BSUEnglish

    By Cathy Day If Ball State is celebrating its 100th birthday, then so is the English department. We’ve been here from the beginning. The story of #bsuenglish is a microcosm of the story of the humanities in higher education. To tell that story, I spent a day digging around the Digital Media Repository at the […]

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  • Shirley Brice Heath: “The Future of English”

    What does it mean for millions of people to learn English for a global market when the humanities are so undervalued within academia? Additionally, what are the responsibilities of English departments in this increasingly anglophone world? Dr. Shirley Brice Heath will address such concerns in her presentation “The Future of English” on Friday, December 14 […]

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