Editor’s note: This story’s author, Kate Elliott, is a lecturer of journalism at Ball State and a freelance writer and strategist. She also works with community organizations, including ecoREHAB, Farmished, and Open Door Health Services. [dropcap]S[/dropcap]torytelling is a frustrating business. It’s arrogant to think your words will cut through life’s clutter to impact others, let alone embolden […]
A communication studies class helped raise money for a big mural celebrating diversity in Muncie. Students used their skills while working with We’re Trying Collective, a group co-founded by two Ball State alumni. The colorful abstract is both art and celebration.
As the new executive director of Muncie Arts & Culture Council, Braydee Euliss, ’11, said she strives to enhance the role of the arts “as a community builder, as an economic driver, as a kind of glue that helps hold smaller communities like ours together.”
Lecturing and memorization take a back seat at the inaugural eight-week academy, as 10 faculty members hone classroom creativity.
Once-dogmatic, the communication studies professor now collaborates with her students and has won the respect of colleagues.