Education

Pre-service teachers are “Training Future Scientists” at Buley Center and Apple Tree

By: Erin Moore— Ball State assistant professor of biology Dr. Rona Robinson-Hill and her pre-service science teachers are wrapping up their third semester of the “Training Future Scientists” (TFS) program at Muncie’s Roy C. Buley Center and the YMCA of Muncie’s Apple Tree Child Development Center. The TFS program, which engages K-5 students in after-school programs in “hands-on, minds-on” science activities, was developed by Dr. Hill to provide supplementary science instruction and increase diversity in the science field, while giving…


Ball State Clinical Trials To Examine How Exercise Helps Us…Down to Our Molecules

By: BSU News— MUNCIE, Indiana — Ball State University will partner with two other major research institutions as part of a national project to uncover how exercise changes the body on a molecular level, which could lead to people engaging in more targeted and optimized activities. Ball State’s Human Performance Laboratory (HPL) will form one clinical trial site with the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Center for Exercise Medicine and the Translational Research Institute for Metabolism and Diabetes in Orlando, Florida. Their work…


Lilly Endowment Community Scholars Named

Muncie, IN—The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc., has selected the recipients of the Class of 2017 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarships, an award that grants full tuition to any accredited public or private college or university in Indiana. The Lilly Scholarship also covers fees and provides an annual stipend for required books and equipment. The recipients of this year’s Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship are Walter Kern, Yorktown High School, and Ritika Mehta, The Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics,…


Kiwanis Club of Muncie Donates 472 Dictionaries for Muncie Community Schools’ Third Grade Students

By: Ana Pichardo— Muncie, IN —At the Muncie Community Schools (MCS) School Board meeting on Tuesday, November 15th, the Kiwanis Club of Muncie presented the corporation with 472 dictionaries—one for each third grade student—in partnership with The Dictionary Project. The Kiwanis Club provided dictionaries to enrich students’ learning experiences. “If a child has their own dictionary to take home with them, it increases their ability to learn and their ability to be involved,” said James Warrner, Lieutenant Governor of the Muncie…


Ivy Tech Community College to Offer Express Enrollment Registration Events in Muncie

Muncie, Ind. – Ivy Tech Community College East Central region will be offering Express Enrollment events on December 1, December 8, and December 15 at their Muncie Cowan Road location, in the Express Enrollment Center. Express Enrollment offers prospective students a “one-stop” experience in the enrollment process and does not require an appointment.   Muncie Campus Express Enrollment Center December 1, 8, and 15 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 4301 South Cowan Road   During the events, students will work…



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…