Tag: writing


  • 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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  • 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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  • Abby Hoops: Merging English with Tech

    Abby Hoops graduated from Ball State University in 2017 with a B.A. in English with a concentration in Creative Writing.  She also double minored in Digital Publishing and Professional Writing and Emerging Media.  She currently works as both a Tech Writer and a Graphic Illustrator/Artist in Crane, Indiana, where her government job requires a variety […]

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  • Stargazing at Star Party 2019

    Earlier this month, students, organizations, and faculty involved in the humanities at Ball State gathered in the Studebaker East multi-purpose room for Star Party, the activity fair for introverts. In just one year, Star Party doubled its attendance, from 50 guests in 2018 to 117 in 2019! As we all enjoyed free pizza, we heard […]

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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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  • Robert Bell Ball 2019 Scholarship and Award Winners!

    Last year’s Robert Bell Ball was… strange — but we still had a good time! We had refreshments, a costume contest, and we also presented a boatload of #bsuenglish scholarships and awards. Read about our winners below! Excellence in Creative Writing Scholarship The Excellence in Creative Writing Scholarship is awarded by the Department of English […]

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