Education

“The Celebration of the Century,” Ball State Homecoming Week, Kicks Off On October 14

By: Ball State Marketing & Communications— Muncie, Indiana — Help commemorate Ball State University’s Centennial year during “The Celebration of the Century” Homecoming Week, October 14-20. Festivities culminate at 3 p.m. October 20 when the Cardinals take on Mid-American Conference rival the Eastern Michigan University Eagles in Scheumann Stadium. This year’s schedule includes beloved traditions plus new events such as a flag football tournament, “Mini College” discussion panels, and a Chase Charlie 5K run, according to Michelle Johnson, senior director…


Local Organizations Collaborate To Provide Scholarships to Students

By: WaTasha Barnes Griffin, Indiana Black Expo, Inc. Muncie Chapter—  Muncie, IN—The Martin Luther King Dream Team, the Muncie Branch of NAACP, and Indiana Black Expo, Muncie Chapter Inc. awards scholarships to local students via the “I Have A Dream: Community Collaborative Scholarship.” The “I Have A Dream: Community Collaborative Scholarship.” awards two scholarships each spring to deserving graduating Delaware County seniors (who plan to attend college, preferably, in Indiana) and whose high school activities reflect the ideals of Dr. King’s…


Ivy Tech Community College Names Vice President of K-12 Initiatives and Statewide Partnerships

By: Kelsey Batten— Indianapolis, Ind. – Ivy Tech Community College has named Dr. Katie Jenner as vice president of K-12 initiatives and statewide partnerships, effective November 1, 2018. Jenner will proactively lead Ivy Tech’s efforts for the continued and expanded development of K-14 talent development pipeline partnerships between K-12, Career Centers and Ivy Tech Community College. She currently serves as the assistant superintendent for the Madison Consolidated Schools (MCS). Jenner started in K-12 education as a Career and Technical Education…


Teachers Awarded $2,481 for Creative and Innovative Classroom Projects

By: Kallie Sulanke— Muncie, Indiana—Five local teachers will receive $2,481 for six projects in Robert P. Bell Education Grants from The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc. Across the county, 1,000s of students benefit from Bell Education Grants each year. Awards of up to $450 are available through the Bell Grants program. Funded projects are creative or innovative classroom projects designed to stimulate learning in students. All Delaware County teachers are invited to apply during any of the four grant…


Muncie Public Library and Muncie Community Schools Featured in National Publication

By: Susan Fisher— Muncie, Indiana—A collaboration between Muncie Public Library (MPL) and Muncie Community Schools (MCS) was featured in the September 1, 2018 issue of Library Journal magazine. The articled details how these two Muncie organizations worked together to create a Union Catalog (UCAT). The UCAT makes the collections of both, the library and schools, more accessible for students and library customers alike. In addition, all MCS students are issued a special “READ” card that allows check outs at their…


John Marsh Named Recipient of Inaugural Robert P. Bell Creative Teaching Award From The Community Foundation

By: Kallie Sulanke, Community Engagement Officer— Muncie, Indiana– The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc. has announced that John Marsh has been awarded the inaugural Robert P. Bell Creative Teaching Award to recognize his innovation in the classroom. Marsh, a history teacher at the Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities, was nominated by Indiana Academy’s Director of Academic Affairs, Dr. Jeff Smith, for his execution of three recent Robert P. Bell Education Grants. This past May, for…


New Board Members Appointed at Ivy Tech

By: Jennifer S. Gasiorek, Executive Director of Strategic Communications— Muncie, IN—Ivy Tech Community College’s State Board of Trustees has approved the following individuals to serve as Ivy Tech Muncie/Henry County Campus board members: Rob Kitchell, General Manager of Locomotive Operations for Progress Rail. Kitchell joined Progress Rail in March of this year. Prior to moving to Muncie, he was the Sr. Operations Manager for General Electric’s Transportation and Power division. He has a vast array of experience in the global…


Yorktown HS Athlete Emily Weiss Has a Passion For Swimming

By: Madison Smalstig— Yorktown, IN—To most, swimming is a pastime, something that they do to cool off and escape a hot summer’s day. To Emily Weiss, swimming is a passion. While others may be spending their summer weekends at a lake in Indiana, Weiss will be spending a long weekend in Fiji competing for Team USA in the Junior Pan Pacific Games later this month as a result of her passionate pursuits. Although Weiss is a high school student with…


Teachers Gala Honors Top Educators

By: Stacy Wheeler, Executive Director, Back To School Teachers Store— Muncie, IN—Local educators took center stage at the Back To School Teachers Store’s 2nd Annual Teacher Appreciation Gala on August 9th at MadJax in Muncie. “We are about inspiring and celebrating teachers,” said BTSTS President Megan Quirk. “We aim to support teachers who do extraordinary things in the classroom every day.” The Back To School Teachers Store, a local non-profit, provides quality classroom supplies, at no cost, to kids in…


Kiwanis Club of Muncie To Help Honor MCS Teachers August 9th

By: Scott Metzler, President Kiwanis Club of Muncie— Muncie, IN—The Kiwanis Club knows the importance of investing in the community’s teachers and children. On August 9th, the local Muncie chapter will help honor Muncie Community School teachers at the 2nd Annual Teachers Gala from 6-9pm at MadJax, hosted by the local non-profit The Back To School Teachers Store and Muncie Community Schools (MCS). “The Kiwanis Club of Muncie is excited to be honoring our community’s teachers,” said local chapter president…