Education

Amber's Beauty School. Photo provided.

Amber’s Beauty School Offering Transfers to Students

MUNCIE, IN—Amber’s Beauty School, one of Indiana’s oldest cosmetology schools, is extending transfer options to students affected by the recent closure of Regency Beauty Institute campuses across Indiana. “Where we do understand the difficulties involved in operating a successful cosmetology school in today’s world, our hearts really go out to…



The Edmund F. and Virginia B. Ball Endowed Chair in Ball State’s Department of Telecommunications, Vanessa Ament, gives a presentation on what a Foley artist does, in this 2015 photo by Phil Bremen.

Movie Sound Specialists’ First U.S. Gathering to Be at Ball State

By: Phil Bremen— When the international soundtrack festival and conference Cinesonika makes its first appearance in the United States, it will be at Ball State University. The fifth annual gathering to celebrate music and sound design in motion pictures will be Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 on the Muncie campus….


Muncie Fieldhouse.

Pass-Through Fund Established to Assist Fieldhouse Renovation Expenses

By: Ana Pichardo— Muncie, IN—In recent months the condition of the Muncie Fieldhouse has gained the attention of many media outlets. In response, several community members and patrons of the Muncie Community Schools have expressed a desire to contribute monetary donations to the Fieldhouse renovation project. Thanks to the assistance…




Don Shondell. Photo provided.

BSU Trustees Name New Athletic Facility After Famed Coach Don Shondell

By: BSU News – MUNCIE, Ind. – The Ball State University Board of Trustees today approved the naming of the Dr. Don Shondell Practice Center, to be built adjacent to Worthen Arena. Funded via the Ball State University Cardinal Commitment campaign, which raised $20.6 million, the $6.4 million facility will provide…


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Ivy Tech Community College to Hold Go Ivy Day Event in Winchester

By: Shawn Carmichael— Muncie, Ind. – Ivy Tech Community College East Central region will be holding a Go Ivy Day event at the WorkOne Express Employment Center in Winchester. Prospective students will be able to learn all about Ivy Tech Community College including admissions, financial aid, new student orientation, and…



New Principals at MCS.

Meet Some of the New Principals At Muncie Community Schools

By: Ana Pichardo— Meet Chris Walker, New Central High School Principal Originally from Middletown, Indiana, Chris earned his bachelor of science degree from Ball State University and his master’s degree from Butler University. Currently in his fourteenth year as an educator, Chris Walker brings administrative experience with him as he…


2016 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Award recipients, Nicolas Bantz and Anna Groover, both from Delta High School, pose with their families and Community Foundation Staff.

Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Applications Now Available

Muncie, Ind. – New for the 2016-2017 academic year, Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship recipients will be named in December. Applications are now available from The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc. at www.cfmdin.org for high school seniors who will graduate in 2017. Students who qualify for this scholarship…


Alex Huskey. Photo provided.

Ivy Tech Community College Names Alex Huskey Regional Interim Chancellor

Indianapolis, IN — Ivy Tech Community College recently announced Alex D. Huskey as interim chancellor for the East Central and Richmond regions of the College. He will assume the role in September. The role was previously held by Dr. Andy Bowne, who now serves as senior vice president and chief operating officer…


MCS senior Jacob Miller recently attended a summer Youth Leadership Program through the FBI National Academy. Photo provided.

Muncie Central Senior Attends Youth Leadership Program with the FBI

By: Ana Pichardo—  Muncie, IN— As a member of the Muncie Central High School JROTC, Senior Jacob Miller recently attended a summer Youth Leadership Program through the FBI National Academy. Jacob was one out of twenty applicants selected from the State of Indiana. The three day, two night program which…


Steve Baule

Listen: MCS Superintendent Steve Baule Clarifies Inaccurate Reports About Compensation

MCS Superintendent Steve Baule was interviewed live by WLBC’s Steve Lindell this morning. You can listen to the entire interview below. Steve Baule discusses the MCS financial situation, sale of the Administration Building to Ball State, information about the Muncie Fieldhouse, and clarifies recent inaccurate news reports about staff and administrative compensation….


Muncie Community Schools

MCS Transition Summer School Program Improves Elementary Retention Rates

By: Ana Pichardo— Muncie, IN— When MCS noticed an upward trend in the number of kindergarten and first grade children being retained over a four year period, the district saw a critical need to implement a Transition Summer School program. During the spring of 2016, elementary principals, Eric Grim and Kara…