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Indiana Summit for Economic Development, to be held June 7th.

Economic Development Begins With Children

Muncie, IN– The Indiana Summit for Economic Development is hosting a special event on June 7th at the Horizon Convention Center, in Muncie, in collaboration with Early Learning Coalitions. According to the Indiana Early Learning Advisory Committee, by increasing access to high quality early childhood education, Indiana has the opportunity to…



Ivy Tech Lobby at 345 S. High Street, Muncie, IN

Ivy Tech Community College to Hold Go Ivy Day Events

Muncie, Ind. – Ivy Tech Community College East Central region will be holding a Go Ivy Day event on May 19 at the Muncie Housing Authority – Price Hall.  Prospective students will be able to learn all about Ivy Tech Community College including admissions, financial aid, new student orientation, and…




Steve Spradlin in the classroom. Photo provided.

Steve Spradlin Selected for 2016 ‘Excellence in Teaching Award’

MUNCIE—In conjunction with National Teacher Appreciation Week, Ball Brothers Foundation (BBF) is pleased to announce that Steve Spradlin, a science and math teacher at Muncie Community Schools’ Northside Middle School was selected as BBF’s 2016 Excellence in Teaching Award winner. The honor includes a $15,000 grant. Finalists for the award…


Pictured L-R: Kaitlyn Ewing, Rebecca Hollowell, Kaylen Jones, Emma Fromholz.

Community Foundation Announces Scholarship Winners

2016 Michele Barnhart Hires Scholarship Recipient Announced The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc. has announced Kaitlyn Ewing as the recipient of the 2016 Michele Barnhart Hires Scholarship. This scholarship honors Michele Barnhart Hires, a 1966 graduate of Daleville High School. A popular fun-loving student, Michele was active…


Approximately 125 stakeholders attended a Public Forum, hosted by the Muncie chapter of the League of Women Voters, to discuss “If ISTEP is out, what should be next?” LWV STEP Testing Panel L-R: Dr. Gregory Marchant, Dr. Steven Baule, Rep Sue Errington, Rep. Greg Beumer, Senator Tim Lanane, Dr. Alice Johnson, Sam Snideman, Linda Hanson. Photo by: Daniel Stallings

Bosma Appoints Members to ISTEP Review Panel

STATEHOUSE  – House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-­Indianapolis) today announced his appointments to a new panel charged with recommending a replacement for the ISTEP test. Under a new law, the state’s troubled ISTEP test will be phased out by July 1, 2017, and a 23­ member panel, a majority of…


Ivy Tech Lobby at 345 S. High Street, Muncie, IN

Ivy Tech Completes VITA Program for 2016

Muncie, Ind. – Ivy Tech Community College East Central Region recently concluded their 9th annual Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program for this tax season. Ivy Tech Community College’s VITA program offers free federal and state income tax return preparation and e-filing for students, faculty, staff, and lower income general public…


Muncie Community Schools

Muncie Community Schools Announce Upcoming Ceremonies

By: Ana Pichardo— Adult Education Graduation Ceremomy Thursday, May 12, 2016 beginning at 7pm Muncie Central High School Auditorium Adult learners who have participated in the Muncie Community Schools Adult Education program will be earning HSE Certificates and high school diplomas during the commencement program.  The speeches and stories of these…


Steve Baule

Dr. Steven Baule Update on Muncie Community Schools Fiscal Situation

By: Dr. Steven Baule, Superintendent of Muncie Community Schools— Dear MCS Stakeholders, I feel it is appropriate to take a few minutes to provide all stakeholders with an update regarding the corporation’s fiscal situation. In some ways, I understand this seems like old news. The Muncie Community Schools have been in a…


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Cornerstone to Offer Eight Week Classes This Summer

Muncie, IN—Cornerstone Center for the Arts will offer a series of classes this summer for youth, families and adults in a wide variety of areas. The Summer Eight Week Class Session begins the week of June 6th and continues through July 29th. Cornerstone’s class fees are affordable, one-time payments that…



Aerial image of the Ball State Campus. Photo by: Michael Wolfe

BSU Trustees Accept Campus Master Plan, Move Forward With Presidential Search

MUNCIE, Ind. – The Ball State Board of Trustees today reviewed an updated campus master plan proposal that establishes a long-range, phased framework aligning the university’s strategic, academic and physical plant goals. The proposal, the first of its kind in more than 20 years, emphasizes: an academic experience focused on…


Photo by: Rick Compton, Public Safety Director at MACC.

Muncie Area Career Center Hosts Annual Spring Fire Training

By: Shawn Rogers for the Muncie Journal— The wind was whipping and the air was crisp. On a beautiful, sunny day in April, the below normal temperatures didn’t keep Koorsen Fire & Security from hosting their Annual Spring Fire Training for the emergency education students at the Muncie Area Career Center….