Education

"Spirit of Community" (Faulkner Painting)

Teachers Awarded Funding for Creative and Innovative Classroom Projects

Muncie, IN—Local teachers will receive $6,564.48 in Robert P. Bell Education Grants from The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc. More than 1,000 students will benefit in this first grant cycle of the academic year. Awards of up to $450 are available through the Bell Grants program. Funded projects are creative or innovative ideas or programs designed to stimulate learning…


Muncie's Sports Station's Mark Forester and Cliff Johnson are shown as they broadcast live from Mancino's in Muncie, during the High School Football Sectional Preview show. Photo by: Mike Rhodes

Muncie’s Sports Station’s High School Sectional Football Preview

Muncie, IN—Muncie’s Sports Station WXFN 102.9 FM and 1340 AM broadcast its High School Sectional Preview Show  at Mancino’s Pizza & Grinders Wednesday evening. Coaches and players from Muncie Central, Yorktown and Delta were interviewed live during the one hour show. Each school had a 15 minute segment to share their thoughts about the season and the upcoming football sectional. It was…


Ivy Tech Community College Wins 30 Regional Marketing Awards

INDIANAPOLIS – Ivy Tech Community College won 30 awards at the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations Professionals’ (NCMPR) regional conference in Ann Arbor, Michigan, October 17-19. Ivy Tech Community College was awarded with 14 gold medals, 6 silver medals, and 10 bronze medals for various marketing projects and initiatives at the NCMPR awards for the 2015-16 academic year….


Public relations students Hannah Riffle and Katie Ronzio work with Deborah Davis, their program's coordinator. Riffle and Ronzio are organizing the Public Relations Student Society of America's 2016 National Conference Oct. 21-25 in Indianapolis. Photo provided.

BSU Public Relations Students Organize National PRSSA Conference

By: BSU News— Muncie, IN—After a year of planning, dozens of face-to-face meetings, hundreds of virtual meetings and several thousand emails, Ball State public relations students Hannah Riffle and Katie Ronzio are in the final stages of merging classroom learning with practical experience. The two students are heading up a partnership between Ball State and the University of Indianapolis to serve as…



Amber's Beauty School. Photo provided.

Amber’s Beauty School Offering Transfers to Students

MUNCIE, IN—Amber’s Beauty School, one of Indiana’s oldest cosmetology schools, is extending transfer options to students affected by the recent closure of Regency Beauty Institute campuses across Indiana. “Where we do understand the difficulties involved in operating a successful cosmetology school in today’s world, our hearts really go out to students, parents and staff affected by the abrupt closure of…


Muncie Central High School. Photo by: Mike Rhodes

Ivy Tech Community College to Participate in Delaware County College Fair at Muncie Central High School

By: Shawn Carmichael— Muncie, Ind. – Ivy Tech Community College East Central region will be participating in the Delaware County College Fair, hosted by Muncie Central High School. Students can learn about financial aid, scholarships, transfer opportunities and careers with representatives from across the state. Thursday, October 6, 2016 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Muncie Central High School Student Center 6:30…


The Edmund F. and Virginia B. Ball Endowed Chair in Ball State’s Department of Telecommunications, Vanessa Ament, gives a presentation on what a Foley artist does, in this 2015 photo by Phil Bremen.

Movie Sound Specialists’ First U.S. Gathering to Be at Ball State

By: Phil Bremen— When the international soundtrack festival and conference Cinesonika makes its first appearance in the United States, it will be at Ball State University. The fifth annual gathering to celebrate music and sound design in motion pictures will be Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 on the Muncie campus. In the past it has been held in Vancouver, Canada,…


Muncie Fieldhouse.

Pass-Through Fund Established to Assist Fieldhouse Renovation Expenses

By: Ana Pichardo— Muncie, IN—In recent months the condition of the Muncie Fieldhouse has gained the attention of many media outlets. In response, several community members and patrons of the Muncie Community Schools have expressed a desire to contribute monetary donations to the Fieldhouse renovation project. Thanks to the assistance of the Community Foundation, a pass-through account for Fieldhouse Renovations…


Professor Watermelon gives a presentation about James Whitcomb Riley to third and fourth graders at South View Elementary School.

Books Distributed to Local Schools During United Way of Delaware County’s Day of Action

By: Shelley Shekell— Muncie, IN – United Way of Delaware County held its annual volunteer event, Day of Action, on Sept. 1, 2016. For this year’s event, United Way, Meridian Health Services and Muncie Community Schools brought “Professor Watermelon” into the classroom to educate third and fourth graders about Hoosier poet, James Whitcomb Riley. Professor Watermelon is the persona of…