Education

Geoffrey S. Mearns, Ball State University's 17th president. Photo: courtesy of Ball State University

Legislation Proposed To Allow Ball State University To Manage Muncie Community Schools

By: Geoffrey S. Mearns, President, Ball State University— Muncie, IN—Earlier this afternoon, I testified before the Indiana House Ways and Means Committee. At the hearing, Representative Tim Brown introduced proposed new legislation concerning the future of the Muncie Community Schools (“MCS”). Chairman Brown had conferred with me in the preparation of…


Jasmine Rand to speak at Ball State during Unity Week 2018.

Trayvon Martin Family Attorney to Speak During BSU Unity Week 2018

By: Marc Ransford— Muncie,IN — Jasmine Rand, an attorney for the families of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown, is the keynote speaker for Ball State University’s Unity Week 2018. The attorney’s lecture, “Modern Civil Rights Movement,” begins at 7:30 p.m. January 16 in Pruis Hall. Her lecture is free and…


“Characteristicks of Men, Manners, Opinions, Times,” by Anthony Ashley Cooper, 1727, is part of The Remnant Trust exhibit. Photo by: John Carlson

A Firsthand Look at Rare Books

By: John Carlson— Muncie, IN—For book lovers, it’s like being a kid in a candy store. Make that an intellectually stimulating candy store. Located on the second floor of Ball State University’s E.B. and Bertha C. Ball Center, the classic tomes of The Remnant Trust are a trove of historic…



MCHS graduation ceremonies. Photo by: Mike Rhodes

Scholarship Applications are Now Available

By: Kallie Sulanke, Community Engagement Officer— Muncie, IN—Scholarship applications are now available for the more than 40 scholarships administered by The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County. High school seniors and current college students should visit cfmdin.org/apply-for-scholarships to view available scholarships and access the online application. Scholarships for post-secondary…


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Ball State to Host Community’s First Digital Marketing Summit

By: Marc Ransford— Muncie, IN—The Center for Advancement of Digital Marketing and Analytics at Ball State University is hosting Muncie’s first Digital Marketing Summit Feb. 1 for those interested in learning about the future of digital marketing. CADMA’s Digital Marketing Summit will begin with a networking breakfast, where guests can…



Dr. Mia D. Johnson

Ivy Tech Names Johnson as Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs

By: Jennifer Gasiorek— Muncie, Ind.—Ivy Tech Community College has named Dr. Mia D. Johnson as vice chancellor of academic affairs for the Muncie campus and Ivy Tech Henry County location.  Johnson began her career at Ivy Tech in 2008 in the certification and assessment center.  She graduated from Muncie Central and calls Muncie…


Madison Smalstig of Yorktown High School and Kelby Stallings of Muncie Central High School have been selected as the recipients of the 2018 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship by The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County.

Madison Smalstig and Kelby Stallings Are Lilly Endowment Community Scholars

By: Kallie Sulanke, Community Engagement Officer— Muncie, IN—The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc., has selected the recipients of the 2018 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship, an award that grants full tuition to any accredited public or private non-profit college or university in Indiana. The Lilly Scholarship also covers…



Aerial image of the Ball State University campus. Photo by: Michael Wolfe

Ball State’s Entrepreneurship Program Ranks In Nation’s Top 20

  Muncie, IN—Ball State University offers one of the best undergraduate entrepreneurship programs for students aspiring to launch their own businesses, according to an analysis by The Princeton Review. The education services company ranks Ball State at No. 20 on its list of “Top 25 Schools for Entrepreneurship of 2018,”…


Ball State University To Purchase Northside Middle School

Muncie, IN—Ball State University has agreed to purchase Northside Middle School from Muncie Community Schools (MCS) as part of a strategic investment in the campus and the community. Under a contract executed by Ball State and the emergency managers for MCS, the university will pay $1,270,000 for Northside Middle School….


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Recovering From The Fieldhouse Storm Damage

By: Ana Pichardo— Muncie, IN—We are hopeful that the entire community will be able to recover quickly from the severe storms that damaged the Muncie area last night. Many MCS families have been impacted by those storms. Regarding the concern many have for the damage sustained by the MCS Fieldhouse,…


Ball State's new branding campaign launched on November 6th.

Ball State University Unveils New Brand Strategy

By: Marc Ransford— “We Fly” captures spirit of intellectual curiosity and bold ambitions Muncie, IN– There’s a new message at Ball State University: “We Fly.”  It is part of a new brand strategy launched today at a campus celebration attended by hundreds of students, faculty, and staff. The “We Fly”…