Tag: Stars to Steer By


  • 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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  • Keli MacDonald: Teaching English in Japan

    Keli MacDonald is a Ball State alum who majored in both English Studies and Japanese. She also minored in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)/TOEFL. MacDonald is currently teaching abroad in Japan through a teaching exchange program. She credits her study abroad experience in Ireland with inspiring and preparing her to teach and travel. […]

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  • 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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  • Dr. Joseph Hurtgen: PHD and Published

    Dr. Joseph Hurtgen is a Ball State alumnus with a Ph.D. in English Literature. He has published several articles and is an avid fan of sci-fi. Hurtgen currently teaches at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College. Read more to see how he published his dissertation and to get some advice about research assistantships. What made you […]

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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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  • Cardinal Directions: From #bsuenglish to Publishing

    Many English majors express a desire to “get into publishing,” but it’s hard to know how. On March 14 at 6:30 PM in Bracken Library 104, three recent alumni who work in publishing will share their career journey.  Two of the panelists work in publishing in Indiana , and they’ll be attending in person. The […]

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  • #bsuenglish and the Snows of January

    Welcome to the first “Retweet Rapport,” a weekly review of what #bsuenglish is talking about. Most English majors are introverts, and introverts hate small talk. We’d rather talk about more important things… Like the weather! Now that Muncie is a snow globe, tell us what you like to do on snow days! Do you get […]

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