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Alexandria Koontz, Ball State University junior double major in dance and psychology, gives her South View Elementary School students two thumbs up while instructing them in the weekly dance class that she leads at the school. Koontz and nine other Ball State students each have been assigned to a specific Muncie Community School elementary school and teach about 20 students each week as part of an immersive learning project titled "DANCE! Muncie After-School" at Ball State. Photo provided.

Ball State Students Bring Dance Education to Muncie Community Schools

By: Jillian Wilschke— Muncie, IN — One week it might be salsa, the next it could be jazz, but youngsters at local elementary schools are learning about the art of dancing, thanks to the efforts of students like Ball State University’s Ella Donovan. “My favorite part about the project are moments during…


Artist rendering—Exterior Downtown North Building. Photo provided.

Ivy Tech is Redefining Muncie’s Downtown

By: Jennifer S. Gasiorek— Muncie, IN—The Ivy Tech Community College campus in Muncie revealed their building plans at a special unveiling this week.  The event was held at the Patterson building.  Construction plans include renovating the Fisher building’s basement, first and fourth floor, renovating the Cowan Road campus, and building a…


Cardinal Communications members from last year's successful CreateAthon.  Photo provided.

Ball State’s Cardinal Communications To Participate in 24-hour CreateAthon

By: Melissa Kraman—  Muncie, IN—As part of Ball State University’s “Better Together” initiative, Cardinal Communications will provide free communications support to area non-profits through a national initiative called CreateAthon from 8 a.m. April 6, to 8 a.m. April 7 in the Holden Strategic Communications Center. In a short 24-hour period,…





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Ivy Tech To Celebrate Statewide ‘Days of Service’ Project

By: Kelsey Batten— Indianapolis, IN – Ivy Tech Community College will celebrate its seventh annual statewide Ivy Tech Days of Service February 25 through March 3. During this event, students, faculty and staff are invited to participate in hands-on service projects organized with community and non-profit organizations. “This is a…




Steve Lindell, Vice President / Director of Operations Woof Boom Radio, Host of 104.1 WLBC Wake Up Crew.

LISTEN: Ball State and Muncie Community Schools: The Facts

By: Steve Lindell, Vice President / Director of Operations Woof Boom Radio, Host of 104.1 WLBC Wake Up Crew— On January 17, 2018, BSU President Geoffrey Mearns made a presentation to State Legislators for an amendment to HB 1315 that would allow the University to govern the Muncie Community Schools….


Grace Hollars, Ball State '19, examines her camera while participating in the university's immersive learning experience BSU at the Games in Rio in 2016. Hollars is returning to the Olympics through BSU at the Games this winter to cover the 2018 Games in South Korea. Photo provided

Muncie Resident Grace Hollars To Photograph Olympic Winter Games

By: Jillian Wilschke— Muncie, IN – Ball State University student Grace Hollars, a resident of Muncie, Indiana, will take her photography skills to South Korea next month to cover the 2018 Olympic Winter Games. Hollars, who is studying photojournalism at Ball State, will report from the games through the university’s Department…


Geoffrey S. Mearns, Ball State University's 17th president. Photo: courtesy of Ball State University

Legislation Proposed To Allow Ball State University To Manage Muncie Community Schools

By: Geoffrey S. Mearns, President, Ball State University— Muncie, IN—Earlier this afternoon, I testified before the Indiana House Ways and Means Committee. At the hearing, Representative Tim Brown introduced proposed new legislation concerning the future of the Muncie Community Schools (“MCS”). Chairman Brown had conferred with me in the preparation of…