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Ball State University head baseball coach Rich Maloney. Photo courtesy of BSU Baseball.

FCA Baseball Honors Ball State Head Coach Rich Maloney with Jerry Kindall Award

KANSAS CITY, Mo.—Last weekend at the American Baseball Coaches Association Convention in Anaheim, Calif., Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA, www.fca.org) Baseball honored Ball State University head baseball coach Rich Maloney with the 2017 Jerry Kindall Character in Coaching Award. Fellowship of Christian Athletes’ Annual Award Recognizes a College or High School Baseball Coach Who Exemplifies Character, Integrity, Excellence, Teamwork and Service FCA Baseball presents the Kindall Award…


Ball State's online MBA, nursing and education programs all ranked in the top 20 in U.S. News & World Report's 2017 “Best Online Programs.” Photo provided.

Ball State University’s Online Graduate Programs Ranked Among Nation’s Best

MUNCIE, IN – Three graduate programs at Ball State University are ranked in the top 20 in the country in U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 “Best Online Programs.” The magazine ranked the university’s online master in business administration (MBA) at 12th, with nursing at 13th and education at 16th. The publication also ranked Ball State’s online bachelor’s programs at 36th. In 2016,education…


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Ivy Tech Community College East Central Region Board of Trustees Meeting

Notice is hereby given that the Regional Board of Trustees of Ivy Tech Community College East Central Region will meet in Executive Session at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at the Ivy Tech Muncie Fisher Campus, 345 South High Street. The East Central Regional Board of Trustees will hold a regular Board meeting at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, January…


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Community Foundation Awarded $1,000 to Support More Teachers in Delaware County

Muncie, IN – The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County has been awarded $1,000 by the Staples Foundation, the private charitable arm of Staples, Inc., through a program called 2 Million & Change that allows Staples associates around the globe to direct more than $2 million in donations each year. Phil Amos, general manager of the Muncie Staples, nominated…


L-R: Dea Moore-Young, Melissa DeWitt and Justin Oliver.

Three MCS Administrators Transition into New Roles

By: Ana Pichardo and Holly Ford— Muncie, IN—Three Muncie Community Schools administrators are transitioning to new positions within the corporation. Dea Moore-Young, former Grissom Elementary Principal, has been appointed Interim Director of Elementary Education. “I am excited about the direction MCS is going,” said Mrs. Moore-Young, “and I am very thankful that Dr. Baule has given me this opportunity to…


One of Meadow Park's Labradoodle Puppies. Photo provided.

Therapy Puppies to be at Muncie Central Girls’ Varsity Game—Muncie Central Raising Funds to Adopt Therapy Dog

By: Ana Pichardo and Holly Ford— Muncie, IN —Muncie Central High School is raising funds to purchase a hypoallergenic therapy dog who will support students academically, physically, socially, emotionally, and behaviorally. The dog will belong to the school and be present during the school day to benefit students. Muncie Central Counselor Sabrina McKnight will be the dog’s primary caretaker. According to…


TFS pre-service teachers and students at the Apple Tree Learning & Development Center, Muncie. Photo provided.

Pre-service teachers are “Training Future Scientists” at Buley Center and Apple Tree

By: Erin Moore— Ball State assistant professor of biology Dr. Rona Robinson-Hill and her pre-service science teachers are wrapping up their third semester of the “Training Future Scientists” (TFS) program at Muncie’s Roy C. Buley Center and the YMCA of Muncie’s Apple Tree Child Development Center. The TFS program, which engages K-5 students in after-school programs in “hands-on, minds-on” science…


Todd Trappe (left) and Scott Trappe (right) work on a research project at Ball State’s Human Performance Laboratory. Photo provided.

Ball State Clinical Trials To Examine How Exercise Helps Us…Down to Our Molecules

By: BSU News— MUNCIE, Indiana — Ball State University will partner with two other major research institutions as part of a national project to uncover how exercise changes the body on a molecular level, which could lead to people engaging in more targeted and optimized activities. Ball State’s Human Performance Laboratory (HPL) will form one clinical trial site with the University of Alabama…


Walter Kern and Ritika Mehta. Class of 2017 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship winners.

Lilly Endowment Community Scholars Named

Muncie, IN—The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc., has selected the recipients of the Class of 2017 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarships, an award that grants full tuition to any accredited public or private college or university in Indiana. The Lilly Scholarship also covers fees and provides an annual stipend for required books and equipment. The recipients of this…


Kiwanis Club members and students are pictured with their new dictionaries. Photo provided.

Kiwanis Club of Muncie Donates 472 Dictionaries for Muncie Community Schools’ Third Grade Students

By: Ana Pichardo— Muncie, IN —At the Muncie Community Schools (MCS) School Board meeting on Tuesday, November 15th, the Kiwanis Club of Muncie presented the corporation with 472 dictionaries—one for each third grade student—in partnership with The Dictionary Project. The Kiwanis Club provided dictionaries to enrich students’ learning experiences. “If a child has their own dictionary to take home with them,…