Education

‘The Greatest Show on Turf’ Blends New Fun With Traditional Homecoming Favorites

By: Michelle Johnson— This year’s Homecoming festivities at Ball State University will include new entertainment in the Homecoming Village and family-friendly tailgating in addition to traditional favorites such as Air Jam, bed race and the football game. With the theme “The Greatest Show on Turf,” this year’s week of events begins Sept. 28 with Homecoming Village and culminates Oct. 3 when the Ball State Cardinals take on the Toledo Rockets at 3 p.m. in Scheumann Stadium. “Homecoming is a great…


TechWise Academy Offers Computer Code Reading and Writing Course for Kids

By: Lorri Markum— TechWise Academy, a new technology code reading and writing academy, will launch its first Level 1 course Saturday, September 26 at Innovation Connector, located at 1208 W. White River Blvd., from 9 a.m.–Noon, for youth ages 9–13. Learning to write and read computer coding is as easy for kids to master as regular reading and writing. Make it fun, and they will learn. That’s what Ryan Hunter and Brandon Coppernoll, founders of TechWise Academy believe, and why they developed…


Ivy Tech Community College Opens Registration for Spring Classes

By: Shawn Carmichael— Ivy Tech Community College East Central Region is encouraging new, current, and guest students to register for spring 2016 classes. Students may complete the enrollment process in one stop, with no appointment required, at Muncie’s Express Enrollment Center, or the Student Affairs departments at the Anderson, Marion and Henry County campuses. Muncie Campus Express Enrollment Center 4301 S. Cowan Road Muncie, IN 47302 Monday – Thursday 8:00a.m. – 6:00p.m. Friday 8:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.   New Anderson Campus…


$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…