Robin Who? Professor Alex Kaufman Considers an Enduring Myth

Dr. Alex Kaufman joined Ball State in 2018 as the Reed D. Voran Distinguished Professor of Humanities and teaches in the Honors College and the Department of English. He is co-editor of a book series on outlaws in literature, history, and culture and co-founder of a scholarly journal on Robin Hood studies. Below, he answers questions about the  enduring saga of Robin […]

From Farms to Food Banks, Students Explore Muncie Region’s Needs, Diversity, and Heritage

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 […]

At Ball State, Hayat Bedaiwi Discovers New Insights and a Welcoming Community

[dropcap]H[/dropcap]ayat Bedaiwi remembers many acts of kindness extended to her from the Ball State community, but one, in particular, stands out. She was leaving Bracken Library when a University Police officer passing by asked if he could give her a high five, “because it was such a beautiful day, and he wanted to make me […]

With The Broken Plate, Publishing Starts in the Classroom

Ball State’s literary magazine and festival of first books gives students opportunities to become published, learn from debut authors.

Students Take a Page From the Past in Book Arts Collaborative

Working out of an old Muncie warehouse, professors immerse 17 students from diverse academic backgrounds in the craft of making books.

Faculty Break From the Norm at Entrepreneurial Learning Academy

Lecturing and memorization take a back seat at the inaugural eight-week academy, as 10 faculty members hone classroom creativity.

Alumna Hopes First Novel Gives Readers a ‘Me, Too’ Moment

Katrina Anne Willis, an essayist and award-winning blogger, had her first novel published this spring. “Parting Gifts” is about family struggle from the view of three adult sisters.