Education

Anna Allen. Photo provided.

Anna Allen of Yorktown Receives Ball State’s Provost’s Prize

Muncie, IN—Anna Allen of Yorktown, Indiana, received The Provost’s Prize for Outstanding Scholarly Work during Ball State University’s Commencement on May 5. “My most significant emotion is sheer gratitude,” she said. “I have worked with so many amazing faculty and students at this university and would not have had the…




Academy students transform a classroom into a prehistoric cave for May Term. Photo provided.

Explore the “Cave of Time” at the Indiana Academy On May 23

By: Julie Tuttle Davis— Muncie, Ind. – Students at the Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities are currently involved in May Term, a unique two-week program that happens at the conclusion of every spring semester. May Term is a graduation requirement for Academy students and provides them with opportunities…


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Ball State Hires UConn Executive As New Athletics Director

By: Marc Ransford— Muncie, IN – Geoffrey S. Mearns, the president of Ball State University, has selected Beth Goetz as the new Athletics Director. Ms. Goetz will join Ball State in June after serving as the chief operating officer of the University of Connecticut’s (UConn) athletics department since 2016. She…


"A Night Under the Big Top." Photo by: Mike Rhodes

Photo Gallery: 2018 Special Needs Prom at The Loft on Isanogel

By: Mindy Kemper— Muncie, IN—After a day full of rain and more rain, the clouds disappeared and the sun shined brightly shortly before the Delaware Community Special Needs Prom got underway. “A Night Under the Big Top” was the theme of this year’s Special Needs Prom. Students and individuals from…


Brian Ault, Luke Avila, Jessalyn Barr, and Indira Brown (top row), Angela Cardwell, Garrett Clausen, Breanna Evans, and Baily Morgan (middle row); Hanna Quirk, Michelle Scanameo, Annie Schuck, and Mallory Wilson (bottom row)

Community Foundation Announces Additional 2018 Scholarship Recipients 

By: Kallie Sulanke, Community Engagement Officer— Congratulations to the following graduates – Brian Ault, a senior at Cowan Jr./Sr. High School, is a recipient of the 2018 Max V. and Nellie C. Creviston Scholarship. Ault plans to attend Ball State University to study pre-medicine and biology. He is the son…



Photo by: Steve Lindell

HB 1315 Passes House and Senate in Special Session Vote

By: Ball State University President Geoffrey S. Mearns— Muncie, IN—Earlier today, the General Assembly passed HB 1315, the legislation that provides our University with the opportunity to appoint a new school board to manage the Muncie Community Schools (“MCS”). The legislation passed by substantial margins in both chambers, and I…


Grace Belangee, Zoe Brubaker, Evy Halbert (top row); Karson Koontz, Jennifer Martin, Korbin Zvokel (bottom row)

Community Foundation Announces More 2018 Scholarship Recipients

By: Kallie Sulanke, Community Engagement Officer— Congratulations to the following graduates: Grace Belangee, a senior at Delta High School, is the recipient of the 2018 Delaware Community Schools Memorial Scholarship. Belangee plans to attend Butler University, where she will study health sciences and pre-optometry. She is the daughter of Brian…


Robert P. Bell Education Grants Awarded

Over $10,000 Granted to Teachers This School Year By Community Foundation

By: Kallie Sulanke, Community Engagement Officer—  Muncie, IN—The Community Foundation is pleased to announce that $10,744 was granted to Delaware County Teachers through the Robert P. Bell Education Grants program to support creative and innovative classroom projects this school year. During teacher appreciation week, and throughout the year, the Foundation…


Indiana Academy's winning science and math teams are pictured with coach Joshua Ruark. Photo provided.

Indiana Academy Takes First Place in Academic Super Bowl State Finals

By: Julie Tuttle Davis— Muncie, IN—Two teams from the Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities participated in the statewide Indiana Academic Super Bowl Championship. The Academy’s science and math teams both finished in first place. The last time the Academy took two state championships in the same year was…



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Entrepreneur and Philanthropist to Speak at Ball State Commencement

By: Marc Ransford— Muncie, IN – Entrepreneur and philanthropist Robert G. Hunt, a 1969 graduate of Ball State, will give the University’s main address May 5, 2018 at Spring Commencement. Hunt, who also will be awarded an honorary doctorate will speak during the ceremonies. Commencement begins at 10 a.m. on…


Community Foundation Scholars: Anna Beach, Grace Belangee, Indira Brown, Skylar Cassity, Arianna Dollinger, Lily Fillwalk (top row); Faith Flick, Lucas Henson, Alexander Herbst, Bryn Marlow, Brock McCoy, Emma-Mae Newman (middle row); Javier Onate, Cade Orchard, Hannah Quirk, Michelle Scanameo, Astra Sisson, Korbin Zvokel (bottom row)

2018 Community Foundation Scholarship Recipients Announced

By: Kallie Sulanke, Community Engagement Officer— Muncie, IN—The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc. has announced the 2018 recipients of the Community Foundation Scholarship. The Community Foundation Scholarship is awarded to students who were selected by their individual schools as Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship nominees. The Community Foundation…