Education

Ball Brothers Foundation Funding Supports Students in Navigating Graduation Requirements

By: Ball Brothers Foundation— MUNCIE, IN—As high school freshmen and sophomores return to school this fall—whether virtually or in-person—among the changes they face are ensuring that they meet new graduation requirements focused on career exploration and employment skills. Passed by the Indiana state legislature in 2018, the new requirements are designed to expose students to a variety of careers, customize students’ high school experiences to align with their career interests, and prepare students with employment skills. To meet these new…

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MCS to Distribute Devices for Virtual Learners Beginning August 5th

By: Andy Klotz— Muncie, Ind. – We’re a week away from the first day of school for students in Muncie Community Schools (MCS). Nearly 800 students have enrolled in the district’s new virtual learning program, and those without a computer, laptop or tablet can acquire one from the school system beginning tomorrow. MCS will assign one device – iPads for K-2 students, Chromebooks for students in grades 3-12 – to the parent or guardian of each student who has already…


Ivy Tech Muncie-Henry County is Open for In-Person Services August 3rd

By: Jennifer Gasiorek— Muncie, Ind.– Ivy Tech Community College’s staff will be available to the public August 3 for in-person services. The campus will be open to the public Monday thru Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the phones will be answered locally during the same hours of operation.  Ivy Tech is also available virtually and can be reached at askmuncie@ivytech.edu. “Welcome Back! We are so excited to welcome our community back to our campus for in-person services. This…


Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship For HS Seniors Application Now Available

By: Kallie Sulanke— Muncie, IN—Incoming high school seniors are now able to apply online for the 2021 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship administered by The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County. Applicants must be a resident of Delaware County, Ind. and attend an accredited high school in Delaware County. The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship in Muncie and Delaware County recognizes a student who possesses leadership potential, who is community-minded and well-rounded. The scholarship covers tuition and required fees and provides…


Ivy Tech Muncie-Henry County Offers Learn Anywhere Option

By: Jennifer Gasiorek— Muncie, IN—Ivy Tech Community College, Muncie-Henry County is excited to be offering several learning modalities for the fall semester.  In the midst of fluid scheduling during the COVID-19 pandemic, Ivy Tech is prepared to offer options for students who would like to pursue a workforce certificate, credential or an associate degree in-person, online, virtual or a combination of the three. In-person traditional courses will begin August 24, 2020. Students will have instructors and lab time face-to-face in a…


Muncie Community Schools to Host Registration Events on July 14th and 16th

By: Andy Klotz— Muncie, Ind. – The 2020-21 school year is going to be different than any previous year, and Muncie Community Schools (MCS) is holding two events to help families get children registered for classes. Administrators will also be available to answer any questions about new building protocols due to COVID-19. The public is invited to visit any of the district’s nine area schools to enroll students in MCS’ traditional in-person program or new virtual learning program on these…


Academic Innovation Plan Sparks ‘New Sense of Optimism for What is Possible in Muncie Community Schools’

By: Melissa Jones— Muncie, IN — In the summer of 2018, Muncie Community Schools made headlines when it partnered with Ball State University to establish a new model of leadership for the corporation. But there’s one aspect to the partnership that many people may not know about: the substantial support from local foundations.  When the partnership was first taking shape, local banks and foundations—including Ball Brothers Foundation, The Community Foundation of Muncie & Delaware County and the George and Frances…


BSU Musicians Perform to Help Feed People During Pandemic

By: BSU Marketing & Communications— MUNCIE, Indiana — For the next few weeks, fans of the bassoon will be able to listen to a group of Ball State University musicians perform as part of an effort to feed people amid the economic issues caused by the pandemic. Through July 31, a group of Ball State students and recent graduates from the School of Music in the College of Fine Arts are posting weekly bassoon ensemble performances as part of Bassoons…


Muncie Community Schools Releases Reopening Plan

New starting, dismissal times for middle schools, high school among changes By: Andy Klotz— Muncie, IN – Take-home devices for all students, a new virtual learning program and no drinking from the water fountains. Those are among the changes Muncie Community Schools (MCS) has outlined in its Reopening Plan for the 2020-21 school year as it prepares to educate children in the COVID-19 era. “We’ll be ready when school opens August 11,” MCS Director of Public Education and CEO Dr….


Ball State, Ivy Tech Create Smooth Path For Transfer Students

By: Ball State Marketing & Communications— Muncie, IN — Ivy Tech Community College graduates will have a smooth transition to Ball State University as a result of a new agreement between the two institutions. The new Guaranteed Admissions Agreement (GAA) allows Ivy Tech students who earn an associate of science degree in Transfer Single Articulation Pathways (TSAP) programs to be guaranteed admission into designated bachelor degree programs at Ball State. “This new agreement provides a seamless way for students from…