Education

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, and in Northern Ireland. “Making movies is about more than scripting, acting and cinematography,” said Vanessa Ament, the Edmund F….


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 and Maintenance was recently established. Pass-through funds are established for specific community needs and over time the funds are expended…


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 Chadwick Gillenwater, children’s book author and James Whitcomb Riley reenactor. Gillenwater’s presentation connected modern day stories the children knew to…


Ivy Tech Community College East Central Region Board of Trustees Executive Session and Regular Meeting

Muncie, IN—Notice is hereby given that at 8 a.m. on September 15, 2016 the Regional Board of Trustees of Ivy Tech Community College East Central region will hold an Executive Session meeting at the Ivy Tech Muncie Fisher Campus, 345 South High Street. Notice is further given that a regular Board meeting will be held on September 15, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. at the Ivy Tech Muncie Fisher Campus.  Reports from the Region’s staff will be presented and trustees will consider…


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 programs. The facility will also house a training room, study room and individual team meeting rooms. Shondell, the legendary International…


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 29 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. 325 S. Oak St. #301 Winchester, IN 47394 For more information about this event,…


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 classes across the Great Plains during the early summer months. “That is why most forecasters and computer models did not…


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 include athletic director and associate principal. When asked what he likes most about his new role, Chris states, “Working with…


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 deadline set by their school – either late August or early September. Each school will review their own applications and…


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 Central and Richmond regions, which include a total of six campuses, in cities and areas including: Anderson, Connersville, Henry County,…