Education

Ivy Tech Community College Confirms Plans for January Start of Classes

By Kelsey Batten— Indianapolis, Ind. – Ivy Tech Community College confirmed that it will continue to provide students with the same breadth of course delivery options in the Spring 2021 semester as those that started last month, and those beginning October 26. In January, students will once again be welcomed back onto Ivy Tech campuses throughout Indiana for face-to-face courses while the College will continue to offer a majority of its courses in blended, virtual, and online formats. The focus will continue…

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Muncie Community Schools Receives $825,000 in Grant Funding

By Andy Klotz— Funds to aid early learning literacy, teacher training, building security Muncie, Ind. – Four grants totaling $825,000 will allow Muncie Community Schools (MCS) to improve young students’ literacy, help train teachers and increase security at MCS facilities. The funds come from various entities in the following amounts: $500,000 from the US Department of Justice’s School Violence Prevention Program $100,000 from the Indiana Department of Homeland Security $225,000 from the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) – $150,000 for…


Two MCHS Football Games Cancelled Due to COVID-19

By Andy Klotz— One positive test causes much of team to quarantine Muncie, Ind. – A positive case of COVID-19 for a Central High School football player will keep the team from playing its next two scheduled games. This Friday’s game at Arsenal Tech in Indianapolis and the September 25 home game against Lafayette Harrison have both been cancelled. A total of 32 players and five coaches have been declared close contacts of the student who tested positive. Indiana State…


Ivy Tech Community College Offers Flexibility, Affordability and Ability to Maintain Balance 

By Jennifer Gasiorek— Muncie, IN—The year 2020 has forced people to change their routines.  This pandemic has caused layoffs, shutdowns, business closures, school closings and illnesses leaving many people to pose the question: “what do I do now?” For Breana McIntosh that question was answered: go back to school and get a degree. The challenges she faced to get there were tough and the roadblocks many. She was determined and did not give up. When Breana graduated high school, she…


Ben Buehler Awarded Robert P. Bell Creative Teaching Award from The Community Foundation

By Kallie Sulanke— Muncie, Ind. – The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc. has announced that Ben Buehler has been awarded the Robert P. Bell Creative Teaching Award to recognize his innovation through collaboration in the classroom. Buehler, a science teacher at Yorktown High School, was nominated by YHS principal Stacey Brewer for his commitment as an educator to push himself, his students, and his colleagues to continue to learn and grow every day. In addition to his…


‘I Am The Future of Work’ Campaign Connects Students to STEM Careers

By Kyra Zylstra— Muncie, IN—I AM THE FUTURE OF WORK, a career profiles campaign, connects students and job searchers with an up-close and personal look at careers in technology and advanced manufacturing. This pilot project of the Future of Work initiative also provides next steps for continuing education and job prospects. Through the first series of videos, employees from Muncie-based Magna Powertrain and Yorktown-based Mursix Corporation highlight their job duties and the educational requirements needed to have a career in…


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…


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…