Education


Don Shondell. Photo provided.

BSU Trustees Name New Athletic Facility After Famed Coach Don Shondell

By: BSU News – MUNCIE, Ind. – The Ball State University Board of Trustees today approved the naming of the Dr. Don Shondell Practice Center, to be built adjacent to Worthen Arena. Funded via the Ball State University Cardinal Commitment campaign, which raised $20.6 million, the $6.4 million facility will provide practice space for the women’s and men’s basketball and volleyball…


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Ivy Tech Community College to Hold Go Ivy Day Event in Winchester

By: Shawn Carmichael— Muncie, Ind. – Ivy Tech Community College East Central region will be holding a Go Ivy Day event at the WorkOne Express Employment Center in Winchester. Prospective students will be able to learn all about Ivy Tech Community College including admissions, financial aid, new student orientation, and career services. Go Ivy Day WorkOne Express Employment Center August…


A view of the night sky in Muncie after the tornado sirens sounded in Delaware County. Photo by: Mike Rhodes

Tornado Outbreak Wasn’t Projected by Computer Models, BSU Meteorologist Says

By: BSU News— A weather pattern that resulted in at least 22 tornadoes in Indiana — with as many as eight in the Kokomo area — on Wednesday was a puzzling development, says David Call, a meteorology professor at Ball State University. “Yesterday’s weather pattern typically does not result in a tornado outbreak,” said Call,  who annually leads storm chase…


New Principals at MCS.

Meet Some of the New Principals At Muncie Community Schools

By: Ana Pichardo— Meet Chris Walker, New Central High School Principal Originally from Middletown, Indiana, Chris earned his bachelor of science degree from Ball State University and his master’s degree from Butler University. Currently in his fourteenth year as an educator, Chris Walker brings administrative experience with him as he embraces his role of building principal. His previous administrative roles…


2016 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Award recipients, Nicolas Bantz and Anna Groover, both from Delta High School, pose with their families and Community Foundation Staff.

Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Applications Now Available

Muncie, Ind. – New for the 2016-2017 academic year, Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship recipients will be named in December. Applications are now available from The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc. at www.cfmdin.org for high school seniors who will graduate in 2017. Students who qualify for this scholarship should submit an application to their guidance office by the…


Alex Huskey. Photo provided.

Ivy Tech Community College Names Alex Huskey Regional Interim Chancellor

Indianapolis, IN — Ivy Tech Community College recently announced Alex D. Huskey as interim chancellor for the East Central and Richmond regions of the College. He will assume the role in September. The role was previously held by Dr. Andy Bowne, who now serves as senior vice president and chief operating officer with Ivy Tech. Huskey will oversee operations for the East…


MCS senior Jacob Miller recently attended a summer Youth Leadership Program through the FBI National Academy. Photo provided.

Muncie Central Senior Attends Youth Leadership Program with the FBI

By: Ana Pichardo—  Muncie, IN— As a member of the Muncie Central High School JROTC, Senior Jacob Miller recently attended a summer Youth Leadership Program through the FBI National Academy. Jacob was one out of twenty applicants selected from the State of Indiana. The three day, two night program which focused on leadership began on July 13th at Bradford Woods…


Steve Baule

Listen: MCS Superintendent Steve Baule Clarifies Inaccurate Reports About Compensation

MCS Superintendent Steve Baule was interviewed live by WLBC’s Steve Lindell this morning. You can listen to the entire interview below. Steve Baule discusses the MCS financial situation, sale of the Administration Building to Ball State, information about the Muncie Fieldhouse, and clarifies recent inaccurate news reports about staff and administrative compensation. Hear Steve Baule in his own words.   Recent Positive…


Muncie Community Schools

MCS Transition Summer School Program Improves Elementary Retention Rates

By: Ana Pichardo— Muncie, IN— When MCS noticed an upward trend in the number of kindergarten and first grade children being retained over a four year period, the district saw a critical need to implement a Transition Summer School program. During the spring of 2016, elementary principals, Eric Grim and Kara Miller, began planning for the three week program housed at…