Education

Kristofer Scholtes,Named MCS District Teacher of the Year. Photo by: Stacy Wheeler

Teachers Gala Honors Top Educators

By: Stacy Wheeler, Executive Director, Back To School Teachers Store— Muncie, IN—Local educators took center stage at the Back To School Teachers Store’s 2nd Annual Teacher Appreciation Gala on August 9th at MadJax in Muncie. “We are about inspiring and celebrating teachers,” said BTSTS President Megan Quirk. “We aim to…

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Muncie Central High School Class of 1968 Reunion. Photo by: Mike Rhodes

Muncie Central High School Holds ‘Class of 1968’ Reunion

By: David Martin, MCHS Class of 1968— Muncie, IN—The weekend of June 8-10 was momentous for a very special group of people, and the City of Muncie.  The Muncie Central High School Class of 1968 converged on the heart of downtown Muncie to celebrate their golden anniversary. 50 years ago,…


L-R: Brittany Bales, Jason Donati and Pastor Andre Mitchell. Photos by: BSU live stream.

Meet Mayor Dennis Tyler’s Nominees for MCS School Board

By: Brittany Bales, Jason Donati, and Pastor Andre Mitchell— Editor’s note: In their own words, meet Mayor Dennis Tyler’s nominees for the MCS school board. Final candidates will be selected at the BSU Board of Trustee’s meeting on June 25, 2018.  The candidates below are listed in alphabetical order.   …


Matt Miller and his daughter Brenley share a love of taking pictures of nature while on vacation. Photo by: Deborah Miller

What Does It Mean to be a Good Dad?

By: Marc Ransford— Muncie, IN—Fathers today spend more time engaged with their children than ever before and that’s perfectly OK, says a researcher at Ball State University. Ball State’s Richard Petts, a sociology professor, and two researchers from Brigham Young University utilized a national sample of about 2,000 fathers with…


Free STEM Camp for Girls, June 19-22. Photo provided.

Ivy Tech Hosts Free STEM Camp for Girls, June 19-22

By: Mallory Steed— Muncie, Ind— Ivy Tech Community College is hosting a STEM Camp and spots are still available. This camp will provide middle and high school girls immersive learning in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. They will also focus on a number of different topics including everyday etiquette, making…


Ivy (R) is pictured receiving her STAR scholarship certificate from P.E.O Cathy Stewart (L) on May 17 at Burris High School. Photo provided.

Recent Burris Graduate Ivy Anderson Receives Scholarship

By: Cathy Stewart— Muncie, IN—The prestigious P.E.O. STAR Scholarship for the 2018-2019 academic year has been awarded to Ivy Anderson, a recent graduate of Burris High School.  Ivy is the daughter of Joseph and Paula Anderson and was recommended for this scholarship by Chapter BF of Muncie, Indiana. Ivy has…