Monthly Archives: April 2012

Tyler Fields Interviews Mark Neely and Matt Mullins About Their Brand New Books

Earlier this year, English professors Mark Neely and Matt Mullins each released brand new books, Beasts of the Hill and Three Ways of the Saw, respectively. In honor of this wonderful achievement, we sat down with them to discuss various aspects of their new books as well as publishing, academia, and their writing inspirations. See the interview below.

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Cinema Entertainment Immersion

Each Spring, Ball State hosts the Cinema Entertainment Immersion showcase, which features short films written, starring, produced and directed by Ball State students.  Below, English professor Dr. Matt Mullins provides a brief explanation of this exciting event as well as his involvement with it.

This year, CEI will present  short films on Monday., April 27th at 7 PM in Pruis Hall. Be sure to check out this exciting event.


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First Friday Series: Jeff Grabill & Bill Hart-Davidson

The Writing Program’s First Friday Series returns with April’s installment featuring Jeff Grabill and Bill Hart-Davidson. In this free event, Grabill and Hart-Davidson will discuss Eli: a revolutionary web service which supports peer review activity. Be sure to join us at 10 AM on April 20 in BC 129 for this exciting and informative event.

Gala Winners’ Profile: Joseph Samaniego

Tuesday evening, the Writers’ Community hosted their annual Gala Winners’ Reading featuring Ashely Ford and Joseph Samaniego. In honor of this reading we invited each winner to provide a short interview and profile. You can read Ashley’s profile interview here, and continue reading below to see our next feature on winner Joseph Samaniego.

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Gala Winners’ Profile: Ashley Ford

Each year, the Writers’ Community hosts a Gala in which twenty Ball State undergraduates from all disciplines read their works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. The Gala is a competition which produces three winners chosen by judges made up of Ball State creative writing faculty. We congratulate Thomas Dubach, Ashley Ford, and Joseph Samaniego on winning this year’s Gala. In addition to prizes including literary magazines, signed books, and even money, the winners of the Gala are awarded a reading in the spring semester. The 2012 Gala Winners’ reading will take place this evening, April 10, at 7:30 in AJ 175. In honor of this reading and the winners, we have invited each of the three to profile themselves via a short interview. Below is a feature on Ashley Ford, a predominately nonfiction writer.

Creating an English Club in Burkina Faso’s Evolving Educational System: A Photo Exhibition

In his latest guest post, Ritassida Mamadou Djiguimde returns with a photo exhibition of the school where he teaches. Read the post below to learn of Burkina Faso’s evolving educational system as well as how Mamadou is helping his school’s newly created English Club stay ahead of the curve. Following the post are several enlightening photos of various activities organized by the Club.

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