For many, like director Michael Daehn, “Winnie the Pooh” is bringing nostalgia with it to Ball State, but not for sophomore Jake Letts, who ironically plays Pooh. Letts said he never grew up watching the Disney originals or reading the books.
For one student, the story of her childhood academic career is one she said mortifies her. She never quite understood why her poverty was displayed within the bounds of her elementary classrooms. One day, a teacher went as far as putting extra food in her backpack before sending her home because she assumed her parents did not make enough income to feed her family. She said she remembers the humiliation on her mother’s face.
Ball State international students and faculty created an energetic and enthusiastic environment as they celebrated and awarded honorary photography in the International Student Photo Contest.
Throughout a 90-minute performance, the Ball State Department of Theatre and Dance will portray women fighting in the 1930s for their moment in the spotlight, as they strive to carve their own path in a male-dominated profession.