Education

$1 Million Gift to Ball State Elevates Residential Property Management Program

By: Marc Ransford— Ball State University unveiled today its Weidner Center for Residential Property Management, thanks to a $1 million gift from one of the largest apartment owners in the United States. Dean Weidner, owner of Weidner Apartment Homes, wants his gift to elevate Ball State’s residential property management (RPM) program to national status. The donation will help expand the program, which includes establishing the center. Located on the first floor of the renovated Applied Technology Building, the Weidner Center features interview rooms, a…


Ivy Tech Community College to Hold Local Go Ivy Day Events

By: Shawn Carmichael— Ivy Tech Community College East Central region will be holding Go Ivy Day events on September 15 at the Carnegie Library and on September 30 at the Kennedy Library, and on September 17 at the Muncie Housing Authority – Price Hall. 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 Carnegie Library September 15 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 301 E….


FREE Central Indiana Audio Student Workshop to be Held at Ball State on Sept. 12

By: Gail Werner— The Central Indiana section of the Audio Engineering Society will host its fourth annual Central Indiana Audio Student Workshop on Sept. 12 at Ball State’s Sursa Hall. The event is free. The workshop will let audio students and professionals network and improve their skills through interactive demonstrations, lectures and panel discussions. Special emphasis will be given to career opportunities and essential skills that students and professionals need to succeed in the 21st century. Keynoting the event will…


Ivy Tech Community College to Offer Express Enrollment Registration Events in Muncie

By: Shawn Carmichael— Ivy Tech Community College East Central region will be offering Express Enrollment events every Thursday in September at their Muncie Cowan Road location, in the Express Enrollment Center. Express Enrollment offers prospective students a “one-stop” experience in the enrollment process and does not require an appointment. Muncie Campus Express Enrollment Center September 3, 10, 17, and 24 10:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. 4301 South Cowan Road During the events, students will work alongside staff who will assist…


MCHS’s MCJROTC Detachment Named as “One of the Nation’s Best”

By: Anna Pichardo— Muncie Central High School has been recognized by the US Department of the Navy as a Naval Honor School due to the high level of performance of the Marine Corps Junior ROTC program under the direction of Marine Instructor, Robert Harber and civilian instructor, Tim Cummings. This ranks the MCHS program as one of the best in the nation. MCS is excited to share this honor with the cadets and instructors who earned it. Earning the designation…


Cornerstone’s Fall 2015 Arts Program Classes Announced

By: Jessie Irwin— Explore your creative side this fall with Cornerstone’s diverse class offerings for the Fall 2015 session. Classes begin Monday, September 14 and run through Thursday, December 10 with a break the week of October 12th. Classes are offered for youth, family and adults in the areas of visual arts, dance, fitness, music, martial arts, and theatre. Class fees are affordable, one-time payments that cover the full twelve weeks of class. Financial aid is available to students who qualify….


Ivy Tech Community College East Central Region’s Fall Semester Begins August 24

By: Shawn Carmichael—         Ivy Tech Community College East Central Region’s fall semester begins Monday, August 24. Student applications and registrations are being accepted for fall classes. The application and enrollment process can be completed in one visit at any of the four full service campus locations in Muncie, Anderson, Marion, and Henry County. Muncie Campus Express Enrollment Center 4301 S. Cowan Road Muncie, IN 47302 Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. / Friday 8:00…


Ball State’s Renovated Botsford/Swinford Halls Reopen

By: Gail Werner — Step inside Ball State University’s newly renovated Botsford/Swinford Residence Halls, and you’ll immediately notice sunlit lounges, contemporary furnishings and modern aesthetics. But a closer look reveals how the $35.7-million structure has been reimagined with eco-conscious millennials in mind. “Today’s students care about the social and environmental impact they’ll have on the world, ” said Alan Hargrave, director of housing and residence life. “Those feelings extend to their attitudes about where they’re going to live.” Features such as revolving doors,…


Muncie Family Builds a Curbside “Little Free Library” in Johnson Woods Addition

By: Mike Rhodes— Early Saturday morning, August 15th, there was something “a buzz” in a Johnson Woods neighborhood near Storer Elementary School. Not that there was anything unusual about that. Craig Priebe, an accomplished carpenter, could often be heard working on a new carpentry project outside his home. By the end of the day, his newest project was finished and residents in the neighborhood eagerly stopped by to take a peek at Craig’s new handiwork. Craig had built and installed a Little Free Library…


High School Football Preview—Muncie Central, Yorktown and Delta

Mark Foerster, Sports Director for 102.9 FM & 1340 AM, WXFN Fox Sports Radio, recently interviewed  the football coaches at Muncie Central HS, Yorktown HS and Delta HS to review the upcoming football season. You can watch the video interviews for each school at the links below. Muncie Central High School Yorktown High School Delta High School Video productions by: Mark Foerster