Education

Standout BSU Trumpet Alumnus Places Third in International Jazz Competition

By Lisa Renze-Rhodes Adam Marchand came to Ball State with modest musical beginnings but left four years later having earned international acclaim for his skills as a jazz trumpeter. After graduating from Ball State this spring, Marchand, who studied trumpet performance in the School of Music, snagged a third place finish in this year’s International Trumpet Guild Jazz Improvisation Competition, May 26-30 in Columbus, Ohio. The LaGrange native was one of three musicians from around the world selected for the…


Principal Chris Conley Gives Overview of the “University of Delta High School.”

The Muncie Journal recently met with Chris Conley, Principal of Delta High School to find out more about the “University of Delta High School” program. Muncie Journal: What is the University of Delta High School program and how did that get started? Chris Conley: Our early college program here at Delta High School is called the “University of Delta High School.” About three years ago we got involved with a group from the University of Indianapolis who sponsors early college. We’ve had…


Inaugural Morry Mannies Radio Scholarships Announced

Two local high school students are the inaugural recipients of the Morry Mannies Woof Boom Radio Scholarship. Each nominee was very deserving for their achievements athletically and in the classroom. It was a thrill to watch these student athletes compete with emotion, sportsmanship, and character all year long. This year’s winners are: Riley Miller (Yorktown High School) has been awarded this year’s Morry Mannies Woof Boom Radio Scholarship. Riley was a part of two extremely successful teams on the field/court. He set…


Creviston Scholarships Awarded to Cowan High School Students

The Community Foundation of Muncie & Delaware County, Inc., has announced that Bryan P. Ellis, Kelsey Harrington and Gentry Logan Stayton are recipients of the Max V. and Nellie C. Creviston Scholarships. These four-year renewable scholarships are awarded to graduates of Cowan High School who wish to attend a post-high school institution. Preference is given to students entering the field of engineering. These scholarships honor Max V. Creviston and Nellie Cathrine Creviston. Eight of the Creviston’s nine children and many…


“Music For All” Summer Symposium Held in Muncie

Celebrating its 40th Anniversary, Music for All, one of the most respected non-profit organizations in support of music education, recently hosted one of the nation’s largest summer music camps for students and teachers. The Music for All Summer Symposium, took place at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana in late June and gave students and educators the opportunity to expand on their musicality, build on their leadership skills, and make connections to last a lifetime. Presented by Yamaha Corporation of America,…


Our Economic Future Depends Upon Early Childhood Education

By: Jay Julian In the business of economic development, you hear a lot about shell buildings, TIF arrangements, and state incentives. In fact, these are some of the fundamentals of a good economic development strategy. But how often do you hear the economic development community talking about toddlers or the level of pre-school education? Not often. And that’s just one more fact that differentiates Muncie and Delaware County from the rest of the state and even the nation. Consider this:…


BSU Students Play Role in NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship

Ball State University’s Sports Link, the nation’s first fully immersive digital sports production program, will again play a role in one of the largest sporting events in the country — the 2015 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship. In a continuing educational partnership with the NCAA’s digital and social media department, as many as 20 digital sports production students under the direction of Chris Taylor, director of digital sports production, and Alex Kartman, assistant director of digital sports production, will assist in the operation of…