Education

Inspire Awards from 2015 are pictured. Photo courtesy of Vicki Rubio and collegementors.org

Ontario Systems Congratulates Local Finalists of ‘2016 College Mentors for Kids Inspire Awards’

Software Engineering Director Dave Pilkington and client Alan Holdren of Atlas Collections will honor higher education, career focus, culture, diversity and community service February 25th. MUNCIE, Ind.  – Ontario Systems, a leading technology and services provider to the healthcare and accounts receivable management industries, congratulated Software Engineering Director Dave Pilkington,…


Tom Jarvis, Principal at Muncie Central High School

Tom Jarvis Reflects on His 33 Years in Education

By: Tom Jarvis— For the past 33 years, I have lived my dream as an educator.  During that time I have been a teacher, coach, principal, assistant principal, athletic director, husband, father and grandfather.  I have seen a lot of change in education from open concept, to teaming, zero period…


Delta High School's Tanner Lambert. Photo by: Tammy Hunt

Delta High School’s Tanner Lambert Sets a New State Record

By: Christopher Conley, Principal of Delta High School— Tanner Lambert set a new Indiana State Basketball Record for the best three-point field goal percentage in a game. During the Boys Basketball game vs. New Palestine on January 8th, Tanner went nine for nine for a 100% shot percentage. The previous…


Muncie Campus on Cowan Road.

Indiana Students to Get Free FAFSA Filing Help at College Goal Sunday

Financial aid professionals will be volunteering at Ivy Tech Community College’s Muncie Cowan Road and Anderson 60th Street Campus locations as well as the John Jay Center for Learning in Portland. These locations are among the 41 sites in Indiana to help college-bound students and their families open the door…


Muncie Housing Authority – Price Hall, 704 S. Madison Street. Photo by: Mike Rhodes

Ivy Tech Community College to hold Go Ivy Day Event at Muncie Housing Authority

By: Shawn Carmichael—  Muncie, Ind—Ivy Tech Community College East Central region will be holding a Go Ivy Day event on February 18 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,…


Ice League girls huddle. Photo provided.

Project Leadership’s Ice League Kicks Off With Draft Day

By: Brenda Morehead— MUNCIE — The 2016 season of Project Leadership’s ICE League launched Saturday with a Draft Day for more than 100 middle school student athletes at Muncie Central High School. The day featured students taking part in skill drills showcasing their basketball talents, as well as motivational speeches…


Pictured from left to right: Jacob Okomo, Maurice Oniala, Hanna DelaGardelle, and David DelaGardelle. Photo provided.

BSU Center for International Development Needs Host Families

By: Hanna DelaGardelle— Jacob Okomo, a 17-year-old student from Rusinga Island, Kenya, traveled over three days last spring to visit the United States. Jacob, among 23 other students, were selected by the U.S. Embassies in five different countries to participate in the Pan-Africa Youth Leadership Program (PAYLP), funded by the…


Ice League Draft Day Drills. Photo provided.

Ice League Draft Day Kicks Off 2016 Season on Saturday

By: Sue Godfrey— The 2016 season of Project Leadership’s ICE League will officially get underway Saturday with a Draft Day for middle school athletes at Muncie Central High School. The Inner City Educational (ICE) League, in its second season, is an innovative initiative that motivates participants to be strong student…


Delta Middle School students adopt ARF. Photo provided.

Delta Middle School Students Adopt ARF as 2016 Outreach Recipient

By: Dee McKinsey— Approximately 155 students in Delta Middle School’s eight grade have been collecting supplies for ARF (Animal Rescue Fund), Muncie’s no-kill animal shelter, since they returned from winter break. Christopher Overholt, eighth grade social studies teacher, says that his pupils picked ARF after two rounds of voting. The…


Ice League Draft Day Drills. Photo provided.

Ice League to Focus on Grades AND Basketball Skills

By: Sue Godfrey— An innovative basketball league that leverages students’ love of sports while promoting stellar academics will kick off its 2016 season with a Draft Day on Feb. 6 at Muncie Central High School. The Inner City Educational (ICE) League motivates participants to be strong student athletes as they…


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How to Conduct a Job Search in 2016

By: Dorothy Douglass— I work in Human Resources. Yes, I’m “that” person. HR does many things within an organization, one of them being hiring people. And that is what I’m asked about on a regular basis. I’m also over age 50. Why share that? Because I’ve been around the proverbial…


Former NAACP President Benjamin Jealous. Photo provided.

Former NAACP President to Speak as Part of BSU Unity Week

 By: Ball State Division of Strategic Communications— Former NAACP President Benjamin Jealous will talk about how our country’s forgotten history of race continues to haunt us in ways big and small when he visits Ball State Jan. 20. Jealous will deliver the Martin Luther King Speaker Series keynote address, “The…


Excellence in Teaching Award to be given in 2016.

Ball Brothers Foundation to Recognize Local Teachers in 2016

By: Jud Fisher— Ball Brothers Foundation will be honoring local teachers in 2016 through the Foundation’s Excellence in Teaching Award. As in previous years, the top honor includes a $15,000 grant to promote innovation in the winning teacher’s district, school, and classroom. The Excellence in Teaching grants program is open…


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

Ivy Tech East Central Region Board of Trustees To Meet

By: Kelsey Batten— The Regional Board of Trustees of Ivy Tech Community College East Central region will meet at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 21, 2016 at the Ivy Tech Fisher campus, 345 South High Street, Muncie, Indiana. The public is invited to attend. Reports from the Region’s staff will…


Muncie Campus on Cowan Road.

Ivy Tech to Offer Express Enrollment Registration Event January 14th and 28th

By: Shawn Carmichael— Ivy Tech Community College East Central region will be offering Express Enrollment events on January 14, 21, and January 28 at their Muncie Cowan Road location, in the Express Enrollment Center. Express Enrollment offers prospective students a “one-stop” experience in the enrollment process and does not require…