Education

St. Lawrence Catholic School.

Saint Lawrence Catholic School To Hold Open House on Sunday

By: Rob Frey, Principal— Saint Lawrence Catholic School will be hosting an Open House on Sunday, February 12, from 1 to 3 PM. Families interested in learning about our high-achieving K through 5 school will have the opportunity to take a tour and visit with the principal and teachers. We welcome all…


By5 encourages kids to get outside and play. Photo provided.

BY5’s Nature Play Coalition Wants More Families to Play Outside

By: Melissa Rose— Muncie, IN—Last summer, over 600 people participated in Delaware County’s first-ever Nature Play Days, a state-wide event run by Indiana Children and Nature Network and facilitated locally by Muncie & Delaware County BY5. The event, which offered forty-two separate activities for families to get outside and play,…


Muncie Campus on Cowan Road.

Students to Get Free FAFSA Filing Help at College Goal Sunday

Indianapolis, IN – 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 39 sites in Indiana to help college-bound students and their families open the door…



From left to right: Khamasi Muhiga, Riley Ray, Athletic Director Suzanne Crump (back center), Jamel Barnes (front center), Trenton Hatfield, and Quentin Thompson.

Five Muncie Central Seniors Signed with College Sports Teams

By: Holly Ford— Muncie IN—Five Muncie Central seniors have signed offers to join college athletic teams. On Wednesday, February 1, Central held a signing event for each student to sign with family, friends, teammates, and coaches present. Khamasi Muhiga signed with Ball State University to play tennis. He will double…



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Representative Wright Recognizes Daleville High School’s Finest

INDIANAPOLIS, IN—The General Assembly joined State Representative Melanie Wright (D-Yorktown) in recognizing three Daleville High School girls and the Daleville baseball team. Marlee Hobbs, Mackenzie Riddle and Morgan Riddle are all juniors at Daleville High School and have been performing together since they were in second grade. In sixth grade…


Pictured L-R: Raya Tewari, Allie Wilhelm, Verizon's Adam Crowder, Maria Alexander, Verizon District Manager Arlie Mimbela, Verizon's Brock Byrd, Kolton Nanko, Aiden Riegle, and Yorktown Middle School teacher, Shanan Riegle. Photo by: Mike Rhodes

Yorktown Middle School Students Win Best in State in Verizon App Challenge

By: Mike Rhodes— Yorktown, IN—Verizon awarded its Best in State Innovative Learning App Challenge to Yorktown Middle School. The Yorktown team received Verizon’s Innovative Learning App Challenge prizes at an afternoon rally today for the entire sixth-grade class. The rally was organized this afternoon by the school and nearly 200 students attended. Prizes included $5,000…


Geoffrey S. Mearns to become Ball State University's institution’s 17th president. Photo: courtesy of Ball State University

Geoffrey Mearns Named Incoming President for Ball State University

By: BSU Division of Strategic Communications— Muncie, IN—The Ball State University Board of Trustees today selected Geoffrey S. Mearns to become the institution’s 17th president. “Geoff Mearns is exactly the leader Ball State needs to move us boldly into the next 100 years,” said Board Chair Rick Hall. “His prior…


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State Representative Sue Errington Recognizes BSU Immersive Learning Project

INDIANAPOLIS, IN—The Indiana General Assembly joined State Representative Sue Errington (D-Muncie) in recognizing Ball State University’s Immersive Learning Project, “Unmasked: The Stigma of Meth.” This program — led by Terry Heifetz, an instructor of Telecommunications and News Director for Indiana Public Radio; Juli Metzger, instructor of Journalism and Coordinator of…


Al Rent. File photo.

Al Rent Was an Icon for Ball State University and the Muncie Community

By: Gail Werner— Ball State University has lost an institutional icon. J. Allan Rent, known to the campus community as Al, was serving as executive director and general manager for public broadcasting operations at Ball State when he died after an extended illness. He was 73. “It’s an immeasurable loss,…


Steve Douglas. Photo provided.

Muncie Central Welcomes New Assistant Principal Steve Douglas

By: Ana Pichardo & Holly Ford— Muncie, IN—On Monday, January 23, Mr. Steve Douglas will join Muncie Central as an Assistant Principal. Mr.Douglas served in the Indianapolis Public Schools for over 25 years. His professional experience in education includes Industrial Technology Teacher, Interim Principal, Vice Principal, Dean, Athletic Director, Head Football…


Ball State University head baseball coach Rich Maloney. Photo courtesy of BSU Baseball.

FCA Baseball Honors Ball State Head Coach Rich Maloney with Jerry Kindall Award

KANSAS CITY, Mo.—Last weekend at the American Baseball Coaches Association Convention in Anaheim, Calif., Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA, www.fca.org) Baseball honored Ball State University head baseball coach Rich Maloney with the 2017 Jerry Kindall Character in Coaching Award. Fellowship of Christian Athletes’ Annual Award Recognizes a College or High School Baseball Coach Who Exemplifies Character,…


Ball State's online MBA, nursing and education programs all ranked in the top 20 in U.S. News & World Report's 2017 “Best Online Programs.” Photo provided.

Ball State University’s Online Graduate Programs Ranked Among Nation’s Best

MUNCIE, IN – Three graduate programs at Ball State University are ranked in the top 20 in the country in U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 “Best Online Programs.” The magazine ranked the university’s online master in business administration (MBA) at 12th, with nursing at 13th and education at 16th. The publication also…