Education

Muncie Central High School Alumni Association Recognizes 2022 Distinguished Alumnus

By Sheryl Swingley— MUNCIE, IN—The Muncie Central High School Alumni Association recognized a 1956 Central graduate as its 2022 distinguished alumnus at its annual meeting in November. The honoree was Raymond O. White Jr., a Native American who was a lifelong resident of Muncie and was chosen by his tribe for its highest honor – chief of the Miami Nation of Indians of the State of Indiana. White served as chief for eight years and was involved in tribal operations…

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Payton Baker—Member of Pridemark Construction’s ‘Future Leaders of America’ Series

By Stacey A. Shannon— MUNCIE, IN—Editor’s note: The Future Leaders of America series profiles high school seniors who display leadership qualities in their school and the community. The series is brought to you by Pridemark Construction. With playing sports, collaborating with his sisters to care for goats and pigs for 4H and helping in various community organizations, Payton Baker has learned the importance of working alongside and listening to others. The Wapahani High School senior said he’s learned listening to…


Ball State University Student Media Earns National Awards, Top Honors

By Ball State Marketing and Communications— MUNCIE, IN – Ball State University’s student media recently earned numerous journalism and communications accolades and awards, including more than three dozen awards combined for Ball Bearings magazine, The Ball State Daily News, and the McKinley Avenue Agency—an on-campus student-run communications, media, and advertising agency. The honors were announced during MediaFest22 journalism conference in Washington, D.C., held Oct. 26-30. Additionally, three Ball State student publications— Ball Bearings (formerly Echo) magazine, The Ball State Daily News,…


Ivy Tech Muncie-Henry County to Provide MacBooks and iPads to Faculty and Students 

By Jennifer Gasiorek— Apple Products will enhance the college experience. MUNCIE, IN– Ivy Tech Community College Muncie-Henry County is working toward a campus-wide technology upgrade that will provide faculty and students with Apple products and services. As part of its efforts to increase student and community success, the campus will provide Mac and iPads to its educators and students, leveraging a common learning platform as part of their student-centered and strengths-focused vision for the Muncie-Henry County campus. “The best technology, along with professional development,…


Muncie Manufacturing Alliance and Ivy Tech Community College Working Together to Build a Skilled, Educated Workforce

By Lesley DeVoss— MUNCIE, IN—The Muncie Manufacturing Alliance (MMA), co-led by Stephen Brand, General Manager of Magna, and Todd Murray, President and CEO of Mursix Corporation, announced that the MMA is endorsing Ivy Tech Community College Muncie Campus as their exclusive educational resource for its members. Ivy Tech Muncie has committed to offer specialized programs to help local manufactures train encumbered employees, new hires, co-brand recruiting efforts, and provide professional development resources. Stephen Brand said, “The partnership with Ivy Tech…


Ball State University Introduces Starship Food Delivery Robots on Campus

By BSU Marketing & Communications— MUNCIE, IN—On Wednesday, Ball State University launched for use by its entire campus community Starship Technologies delivery robots. A fleet of 24 robots will deploy at Ball State—providing food, snacks, and drink delivery from a variety of dining locations on campus. “The Starship robots provide our students, faculty and staff, and campus visitors a safe and effective way to have food delivered to their location,” said Karen Adkins, senior director of auxiliary services for dining,…


Ivy Tech Partners With Muncie Southside Middle School

By Lesley DeVoss— MUNCIE, Ind. – Ivy Tech Community College Muncie/Henry County is partnering with Muncie Southside Middle School to create a mentoring program. The program is a collaboration between Ivy Tech’s Enrollment Services and Office of Diversity, Equity and Belonging. “I’ve been dedicated to mentoring in the Muncie community ever since I played basketball with Ball State, back in 1995. My coach was a huge proponent of mentoring younger generations to prepare themselves for their futures,” Wayne Johnson, Vice…


Chirp! Chirp! Fever: Ball State Welcomes Alumni Back for Homecoming, Oct. 17-22

By BSU Marketing and Communications— MUNCIE, IN – Ball State University is welcoming its alumni back to campus for this year’s Homecoming, a week-long celebration that kicks off Oct. 17 and culminates with the Cardinals’ home football game Oct. 22 against Eastern Michigan at Scheumann Stadium. This year’s Ball State Homecoming theme is “Chirp! Chirp! Fever,” which celebrates the University’s 96 years of Homecoming gatherings at its beautiful Muncie, Ind., campus. “We’re grateful for the opportunity to continue celebrating the…


Lillian Haley—Member of Pridemark Construction’s ‘Future Leaders of America’ Series

By Stacey Shannon— MUNCIE, Ind.—Editor’s note: The Future Leaders of America series profiles high school seniors who display leadership qualities in their school and the community. The series is brought to you by Pridemark Construction. Focused is one word that describes Daleville Junior/Senior High School senior Lillian Haley. She decided on a career in first grade and has spent her high school career focusing on academics and school involvement. Haley has been on her school’s academic team since ninth grade…


Bishop Dr. Keith ONeal Voted Onto Ivy Tech Foundation Board of Directors

By Lesley DeVoss— MUNCIE, IN – On Thursday, September 29, 2022, the Ivy Tech Foundation Board completed its formal process and voted Bishop Dr. Keith ONeal onto the Ivy Tech Foundation Board of Directors. In 2021, ONeal was named the Outstanding Alumni for Ivy Tech Muncie/Henry County. “It’s such a privilege to be associated with such a great and impactful organization. I look forward to serving, helping to facilitate resources and offering my unique perspective to further the mission,” ONeal said. ONeal…