Education

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 19, 2017 at the Ivy Tech Muncie Fisher Campus, 345 South High Street. Reports from the Region’s staff will be…


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 The Community Foundation and acted as a local champion for this award. The grant dollars will support the Robert P….


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 join his leadership team as we move forward in doing what is best for MCS students. I am thrilled for…


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 Mrs. McKnight, adopting a therapy dog is a proactive approach to meeting students’ needs. Muncie Central’s therapy dog  will be…


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 activities, was developed by Dr. Hill to provide supplementary science instruction and increase diversity in the science field, while giving…


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 at Birmingham’s Center for Exercise Medicine and the Translational Research Institute for Metabolism and Diabetes in Orlando, Florida. Their work…


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 year’s Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship are Walter Kern, Yorktown High School, and Ritika Mehta, The Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics,…


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, it increases their ability to learn and their ability to be involved,” said James Warrner, Lieutenant Governor of the Muncie…


Ivy Tech Community College to Offer Express Enrollment Registration Events in Muncie

Muncie, Ind. – Ivy Tech Community College East Central region will be offering Express Enrollment events on December 1, December 8, and December 15 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 an appointment.   Muncie Campus Express Enrollment Center December 1, 8, and 15 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 4301 South Cowan Road   During the events, students will work…