Education

Delaware County Comprehensive Counseling Coalition. Photo provided.

Delaware County Schools Receive $1.39 Million Award From Lilly Endowment

By: Tammy Pearson, Project Leadership Director— Delaware County, IN—Eight Delaware County school corporations have received a collaborative grant totaling $1,393,400 countywide from Lilly Endowment Inc. as part of the Endowment’s Comprehensive Counseling Initiative for Indiana K-12 Students. Burris Laboratory School, Cowan Community Schools, Daleville Community Schools, Inspire Academy, Liberty-Perry Community Schools, Muncie Community Schools, Wes-Del Community Schools and Yorktown Community Schools were…


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Ivy Tech Community College to Offer Two New Associate Degrees

By: Kelsey Batten— Indianapolis, IN – Ivy Tech Community College has received approval to offer the Associate of Science in Secondary Education with concentrations in Mathematics or Biology. Fifteen locations will begin offering the degree, starting in Fall 2018, including: Bloomington, Columbus, Evansville, Fort Wayne, Indianapolis, Kokomo, Lafayette, Lake County, Lawrenceburg, Muncie, Richmond, Sellersburg, South Bend/Elkhart, Terre Haute and Valparaiso. “One…


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Ivy Tech’s Associate Accelerated Program Achieves 90 Percent Retention Rate

By: Kelli Schnetzer— Indianapolis, IN— During the 2017-2018 school year, Ivy Tech Community College’s Associate Accelerated Program (ASAP) achieved a 90 percent student retention rate. Through the program, 154 students were able to earn an associate degree in less than one year’s time. Ivy Tech’s ASAP program provides at-risk high school students facing life and family issues that prevent them from…


New MCS Board Members. Back row,(L-R) Brittany Bales, James Williams, Keith O'Neal. Front row, (L-R) Dave Heeter, WaTasha Barnes Griffin, James Lowe. Not pictured: Mark Ervin. Photo by: Mike Rhodes

Ball State University Appoints New Muncie Community Schools Board

MUNCIE, Indiana — Today, the Ball State University Board of Trustees appointed a new seven-member board to govern the Muncie Community Schools (“MCS”). “I am grateful that these seven leaders are willing to assume this important new responsibility of overseeing the future of our local schools. I am confident they will serve with skill, courage, civility, and compassion,” said Ball…


Michelle Hill, Patrick Kelley, Kaitlyn Landers, Christopher Lewis (top row); Abigal McGrath, Helena O’Farrow, Samantha Roderick, Joseph Snyder (bottom row); Brandi Lambertson (not pictured)

Community Foundation Announces More 2018 Scholarship Recipients 

By: Kallie Sullanke, Community Engagement Officer— Muncie, IN—Congratulations to the following scholarship recipients: Michelle Hill, of Ivy Tech Community College, is a recipient of the Hurley and Fredine (Wynn) Goodall Scholarship. Michelle is studying business administration. Patrick Kelley, of Ivy Tech Community College, is a recipient of the East Central Opportunities Scholarship. Patrick is studying to become a physical therapy…


Muncie Central High School Class of 1968 Reunion. Photo by: Mike Rhodes

Muncie Central High School Holds ‘Class of 1968’ Reunion

By: David Martin, MCHS Class of 1968— Muncie, IN—The weekend of June 8-10 was momentous for a very special group of people, and the City of Muncie.  The Muncie Central High School Class of 1968 converged on the heart of downtown Muncie to celebrate their golden anniversary. 50 years ago, 512 people walked across the stage in the field house…


L-R: Brittany Bales, Jason Donati and Pastor Andre Mitchell. Photos by: BSU live stream.

Meet Mayor Dennis Tyler’s Nominees for MCS School Board

By: Brittany Bales, Jason Donati, and Pastor Andre Mitchell— Editor’s note: In their own words, meet Mayor Dennis Tyler’s nominees for the MCS school board. Final candidates will be selected at the BSU Board of Trustee’s meeting on June 25, 2018.  The candidates below are listed in alphabetical order.    Meet Brittany Bales I believe MCS should focus on three…


Matt Miller and his daughter Brenley share a love of taking pictures of nature while on vacation. Photo by: Deborah Miller

What Does It Mean to be a Good Dad?

By: Marc Ransford— Muncie, IN—Fathers today spend more time engaged with their children than ever before and that’s perfectly OK, says a researcher at Ball State University. Ball State’s Richard Petts, a sociology professor, and two researchers from Brigham Young University utilized a national sample of about 2,000 fathers with children ages 2-18 to understand the relationship between adherence to…


Free STEM Camp for Girls, June 19-22. Photo provided.

Ivy Tech Hosts Free STEM Camp for Girls, June 19-22

By: Mallory Steed— Muncie, Ind— Ivy Tech Community College is hosting a STEM Camp and spots are still available. This camp will provide middle and high school girls immersive learning in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. They will also focus on a number of different topics including everyday etiquette, making your dreams become a reality and effective communication skills.  This…


Ivy (R) is pictured receiving her STAR scholarship certificate from P.E.O Cathy Stewart (L) on May 17 at Burris High School. Photo provided.

Recent Burris Graduate Ivy Anderson Receives Scholarship

By: Cathy Stewart— Muncie, IN—The prestigious P.E.O. STAR Scholarship for the 2018-2019 academic year has been awarded to Ivy Anderson, a recent graduate of Burris High School.  Ivy is the daughter of Joseph and Paula Anderson and was recommended for this scholarship by Chapter BF of Muncie, Indiana. Ivy has been accepted and will attend Loyola University where she plans…