Life After Ball State: Allison Tourville

I grew up in Fishers, Indiana and received my BA in 2007 and my MA in 2011 (both in History). My undergraduate thesis was an analysis of Miguel Hidalgo and the Mexican Independence movement, and my focus in graduate school was Latin American (primarily Mexican) history, US/Mexican border history, and comparative revolutions. In 2009 I … Read more

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What it takes to Dress like a River Pirate

My name is Stephen Lacey and I am a senior majoring in History and Anthropology. Next year hope to begin a master’s degree in underwater archaeology, building on my interest in how humans lived on the water in past centuries. Over the past decade I have participated in historical reenactments here in Indiana that portray eighteenth-century river … Read more

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Visiting Cahokia

At the beginning of April, I got the opportunity to attend the Society for Military History’s annual conference in Kansas City, Missouri with Alexander Burns and Dr. Dan Ingram.  The conference itself was an incredibly enjoyable experience, and offered opportunities for education and networking that made the multi-hour drive well worth it (granted, I wasn’t … Read more

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History Teaching Fellow – Part 3: Joe Sweet

Teaching Fellows receive a stipend (get paid) to learning more about history, develop their professional network, and gain work experience. For more information on how to be an Undergraduate Teaching Fellow: contact Dr. Stephan. Joseph “Joe” Sweet has been a History Teaching Fellow for four semesters.  He has worked with Dr. Sviatoslav Dmitriev, Dr. Robert Hall, Dr. … Read more

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History Teaching Fellow – Part 2: Emily Rapoza

One of the benefits of being an undergraduate teaching fellow is getting paid to gain experience that will help you pursue your long term goals.  Teaching fellows earn a stipend for the hours they work, which helps since they are required to attend the class they are helping to manage.  Additionally, there are more networking … Read more

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History Teaching Fellow – Part 1: Gina Iacobucci

Students who study history have a huge opportunity to apply their knowledge while still at Ball State University.  Undergraduate teaching fellows allow students to gain a deeper knowledge of history while assisting Faculty and other students.  This opportunity is open to History students who have completed their introductory courses in the department. Gina Iacobucci took … Read more

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Andrew Luce: Internship Experiences

Why do people go to college?  Generally, people attend college with the hope of landing a job afterwards that is better than they would have gotten without an education.  Something that manyrecent graduates are learning the hard way is that in today’s competitive job market, having a four year degree (or multiple degrees) may not be enough.  One … Read more

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