Monthly Archives: February 2012

First Friday Series: Harry Denny

This week, March and Spring Break begin with the Writing Program’s next installment of the First Friday Series. On March 2nd, Harry Denny of St. John’s University,  will visit Ball State via video conference to give his talk, “Of Sticks and Stones, Words that Wound, and Actions Speaking Louder: Contesting Academic Bullying at the Intersection of Identity Politics and Campus Climate.” This free event takes place in BC 129 at 9AM on Friday, March 2. See the flyer and additional information below.

Ritassida Mamadou Djiguimde Presents a Photo Tour of his Hometown, Bobo Dioulasso, in Burkina Faso

In past posts, recent Ball State alum and Fulbright recipient Ritassida Mamadou Djiguimde has discussed his experience in American academia as well as his return home to Burkina Faso. In this post, Mamadou concentrates on his hometown, Bobo Dioulasso, via an extensive photo essay tour in which he provides dozens of photos from around the city as well as his explanation of each. Continue to the post to see and read about some of the city’s highlights as selected by Mamadou.

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Dr. Frank Felsenstein to Present on the Evolution of Editing

Dr. Frank Felsenstein will be giving a presentation entitled, “From the Typewriter to the Internet: Editing Smollett for the Twenty-First Century,” on Tuesday, February 21 in Bracken Library 104. Continue reading to see a flyer for the event as well as a short description from Dr. Felsenstein.

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Book Talking? A New Spin on the Book Report

Today’s guest post, written by current English student Amanda Drozd, discusses a recent class project she created which gave a new spin to the traditional book report: book talking. The project explored the possibilities of incorporating technology into more and more facets of education. See Amanda’s full post below.

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First Friday Series: Lynne Stallings and Dawn Formo

The Writing Program of Ball State continues their First Friday Series with the first presentation of the new year. Dr. Lynne Stallings (BSU) and Dr. Dawn Formo (CSU, San Marcos) will come together to explore the role of the writer as a solicitor of feedback and consider tools to help writers engage in the response process. This free event is entitled, “Is Peer Review Really a Conversation?: Examining the Role of the Writer as Solicitor of Feedback in Response Research and in Composition Textbooks,” and will take place on February 3rd in RB 125.