Education

Universal Breakfast Program is Piloted Within the Muncie Community Schools

By: Ana Pichardo— Muncie, IN—In an effort to encourage students to eat breakfast, MCS in collaboration with Chartwells, is piloting a Universal Breakfast program at Grissom, Longfellow and Sutton Elementary Schools and Southside Middle School. The first day saw 400 students participating with 689 during the second day. This nearly 60% increase is a good indicator that the breakfast program will be a success. At the other eight schools, the number of students eating breakfast was 718. Stephanie Bond, Resident…


Discover How Fun Healthy Eating Can Be in My Plate: The Musical

Muncie, IN—Embark on a thrilling adventure across outer space with Minnetrista Theatre Preserves (MTP), a touring theatre group that provides an easy way to incorporate the art of theatre into learning. Along with Captain gNosh, the Nom-Noms of planet Nutrition V, and GLUT, discover foods that can help you stay healthy and strong in My Plate: The Musical. “Give your students a fun and exciting experience they need by singing and dancing about what it means to balance what they…


Ivy Tech to Hold Go Ivy Day Events at Muncie Libraries

Muncie, Ind. – Ivy Tech Community College East Central region will be holding Go Ivy Day events on August 2 at the Maring-Hunt Library, August 16 at the Carnegie Library, and August 17 at the Kennedy Library. 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 Maring-Hunt Library August 2 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 2005 S. High Street Muncie, IN 47302 Go…


World Changers will be at Grissom and Sutton Elementary Schools

Muncie, IN—Old Town Hill Baptist Church is hosting the World Changers in Muncie, Indiana from July 11 -15, 2016. Approximately 100 students and adults from four states (LA, MD, OH, & IL) will converge on Muncie this week under the direction of Old Town Hill Baptist Church to “Change the World.” Pastor Bruce Reynolds shared that “the World Changers exist to serve churches in their mission of making disciples by providing mission experiences that develop the heart of students for…


Ivy Tech Community College Names Bowne Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Muncie, Ind. – Ivy Tech Community College named Dr. Andrew Bowne as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Bowne will begin this position on August 15, 2016.  He currently serves as the Chancellor for the East Central and Richmond regions.  An interim to fill Bowne’s position is expected to be named in the coming weeks. In his new role, Bowne will be responsible for working with local chancellors on regional operations, statewide continuous improvement efforts and facilities planning work. …


Create Stunning Stained Glass Jewelry with Glass Workshop at Minnetrista

Muncie, IN—Create a stunning jewelry piece, embellished with tinned wire, at Glass Workshop: Stained Glass Jewelry on Thursday, July 14 from 6 to 9 p.m. During this exciting workshop, you will learn to cut, grind, and solder from a vibrant selection of colored glass of your choosing. “Let your artistic side sparkle with stained glass jewelry,” said Educator Karen Nickel. “Select from a variety of colored glass to create a mini-stained glass masterpiece of art to wear. Everything you’ll need…


First Youth Leadership Boot Camp Was Successful

Muncie, IN —Diplomacy, collaboration and networking were pegged as important attributes for some of Muncie’s most engaged community leaders, as they closed out a weeklong Youth Leadership Boot Camp Friday. Twenty-five students, grades 8-12, attended the weeklong residential program on the campus of Ball State University. The Boys & Girls Club of Muncie in partnership with Champions for a Safe Community and Ball State University, Office of Community Engagement which sponsored the clinic, which focused on everything from public speaking,…


Morry Mannies Woof Boom Radio Scholarship Award Winners Announced

By: Mark Foerster— This year, seven area high schools nominated six female and seven male high school seniors for the Second Annual Morry Mannies’ Woof Boom Radio Scholarship. We want to congratulate each of the nominees for their achievements throughout their high school career. It was a thrill to watch these student athletes compete with emotion, sportsmanship, and character all year long in our coverage on WXFN 102.9FM & 1340AM Muncie’s Sports Station and 103.7FM & 1240AM WHBU. The scholarship…


Muncie’s BY5 Boosts Early Education Onto Statewide Stage

By: Juli Metzger— 550 turn out from 49 counties Muncie, IN—The fate of a child may be set by the time they reach 5 years old. That statistic and getting children kindergarten-ready led the battle cry at the first ever Indiana Summit, hosted Tuesday by Muncie’s BY5 at the Horizon Convention Center. Some of the state’s most influential lawmakers and policymakers were among the more than 500 people from 49 counties to hear experts say 90 percent of the brain…


Muncie Resident Chris Flook Authors Book, “Native Americans of East-Central Indiana”

Muncie, IN—Discover the History of East-Central Indiana’s Native American Culture in New Book Native Americans of East-Central Indiana is the newest addition to The History Press’ American Heritage Series, and is set to release on June 6, 2016. Written by local author Chris Flook, the book is the first that explores the history and archaeology of Native Americans in east-central Indiana. Native Americans lived, hunted and farmed in east-central Indiana for two thousand years before the area became a part…