Education

Southside Middle School’s Panther Pantry Sends 9 Days of Food with 160 Students for Thanksgiving Break

By: Ana Pichardo— Muncie, IN—On Friday, November 18th, 160 Southside students were able to take home enough food to last through the end of Thanksgiving Break. Students registered for the program normally receive one bag of food every Friday to last the weekend. Debra Huston, the instructional assistant who leads this initiative, and her team work extra hard before school breaks to ensure students have enough food until they return to school. “A year ago this week, when we opened…


Indiana Students to Get Free FAFSA Filing Help at College Goal Sunday

INDIANAPOLIS – Financial aid professionals will be volunteering at Ivy Tech Community College’s Muncie Cowan Road and Anderson 60th Street Campus locations as well as the John Jay Center for Learning in Portland. These locations are among the 40 sites in Indiana to help college-bound students and their families open the door to financial aid during College Goal Sunday. The event is set for 2 p.m. Eastern Time, November 13, 2016. The free program assists Indiana students in filing the Free Application…


Ball State Students Organize Variety Show to Benefit Music & Memory

By: Michael Gerhard— Funds will be used to bring iPod music to Alzheimer’s patients Muncie, IN—Ball State —Comedy, music and dance acts will perform at a fundraising variety show Wednesday, Nov. 9 to benefit Music & Memory-Ball State, a Ball State student service group. The annual “A Night to Remember” benefit show is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Pruis Hall and will feature student entertainment acts, with a special appearance by Hoosier singer-songwriter Ivory West. Proceeds will benefit Music & Memory-Ball…


Southside Middle School SWAGGER Recovery Team Recognized by the Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce for Outstanding Contributions to Education

Muncie, IN— The Southside Middle School SWAGGER Recovery Team was recognized at the Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce 122nd Annual Meeting for their Outstanding Contributions to Education. The purpose of this award is to recognize a teacher, administrator, organization, or company that has made significant contribution to education or workforce development in Muncie and Delaware County. “Students Who Achieve Good Grades Earn Respect.” The Southside Middle School “Students Who Achieve Good Grades Earn Respect” known as SWAGGER Recovery Team, led…


MCS Superintendent Dr. Steve Baule Gives “State of the Muncie Community Schools Report”

By: The Woof Boom Radio News Team— The Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce held a luncheon event Wednesday at the Horizon Convention Center. Dr. Steve Baule, Superintendent of the Muncie Community Schools gave his “State of the Muncie Community Schools” report to local civic and business leaders. Dr. Baule gave an overview of the current state of  MCS, and also shared many positive stories/statistics about MCS that often go over-looked. Some examples Dr. Baule cited— Advanced Placement is UP. Dual credit participation with…


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 in students. Delaware County teachers may apply throughout the year over four grant cycles. This past summer, The Community Foundation…


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 a rainy evening, but as you can see from the photo below, Mancino’s was packed with students and players during…


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. The College has earned more than 200 awards from NCMPR over the last few years, in addition to several national…


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 host schools for the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) 2016 National Conference, which is set for Oct. 21-25…


Muncie’s Laurie Lunsford Releases 2nd Children’s Book: “Wait, Katie, Wait”

Muncie, IN—Laurie Lunsford’s 2nd children’s book was released this month. “Wait, Katie, Wait” will be offered and signed at the Minnetrista Farmer’s Market on Saturday and the U.U. Bazaar in the Woods on November 1st. It is a book about savoring the moment. It is written for ages 2-7.  Katie spends a week with Grandpa. They go to the river to fish, to the farmer’s market, for a walk in the rain, and many other experiences together. They slow down to…