Education

Ice League Draft Day Kicks Off 2016 Season on Saturday

By: Sue Godfrey— The 2016 season of Project Leadership’s ICE League will officially get underway Saturday with a Draft Day for middle school athletes at Muncie Central High School. The Inner City Educational (ICE) League, in its second season, is an innovative initiative that motivates participants to be strong student athletes as they move toward high school and post-secondary educations. The ICE League ties in closely with Project Leadership’s mission to assist local students to and through college. Project Leadership…

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Delta Middle School Students Adopt ARF as 2016 Outreach Recipient

By: Dee McKinsey— Approximately 155 students in Delta Middle School’s eight grade have been collecting supplies for ARF (Animal Rescue Fund), Muncie’s no-kill animal shelter, since they returned from winter break. Christopher Overholt, eighth grade social studies teacher, says that his pupils picked ARF after two rounds of voting. The students receive competitive points based on ARF requested donations, and the pupils’ character traits of effort, attitude and respect also were rewarded points. Overholt said that the students solicited donations…


Ice League to Focus on Grades AND Basketball Skills

By: Sue Godfrey— An innovative basketball league that leverages students’ love of sports while promoting stellar academics will kick off its 2016 season with a Draft Day on Feb. 6 at Muncie Central High School. The Inner City Educational (ICE) League motivates participants to be strong student athletes as they move toward high school and post- secondary education. The ICE League sets the grade point average bar at 2.5 and higher for students who wish to fully participate in the…


How to Conduct a Job Search

By: Dorothy Douglass, SPHR, SHRM-SCP— I work in Human Resources. Yes, I’m “that” person. HR does many things within an organization, one of them being hiring people. And that is what I’m asked about on a regular basis. I’m also over age 50. Why share that? Because I’ve been around the proverbial block and watched, participated in and led hiring in a number of businesses. The recruiting world has changed greatly over the last 20 years, and is not what it…


Former NAACP President to Speak as Part of BSU Unity Week

 By: Ball State Division of Strategic Communications— Former NAACP President Benjamin Jealous will talk about how our country’s forgotten history of race continues to haunt us in ways big and small when he visits Ball State Jan. 20. Jealous will deliver the Martin Luther King Speaker Series keynote address, “The Forgotten Origins and Consequences of Race in America,” at 7:30 p.m. in Pruis Hall as part of the university’s Unity Week, which starts on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. All…


Ball Brothers Foundation to Recognize Local Teachers in 2016

By: Jud Fisher— Ball Brothers Foundation will be honoring local teachers in 2016 through the Foundation’s Excellence in Teaching Award. As in previous years, the top honor includes a $15,000 grant to promote innovation in the winning teacher’s district, school, and classroom. The Excellence in Teaching grants program is open to public school teachers with at least three years of experience who are currently teaching in a K-12 classroom in any of Delaware County’s public school systems. Each district develops…


Ivy Tech East Central Region Board of Trustees To Meet

By: Kelsey Batten— The Regional Board of Trustees of Ivy Tech Community College East Central region will meet at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 21, 2016 at the Ivy Tech Fisher campus, 345 South High Street, Muncie, Indiana. The public is invited to attend. Reports from the Region’s staff will be presented and trustees will consider and take action on such items as may be brought before them. About Ivy Tech Community College Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s…


Ivy Tech to Offer Express Enrollment Registration Event January 14th and 28th

By: Shawn Carmichael— Ivy Tech Community College East Central region will be offering Express Enrollment events on January 14, 21, and January 28 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 January 14, 21, and 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. 4301 South Cowan Road   During the events, students will work…


BSU Students Create Commercials to Market Ball State

 By: Lisa Renze-Rhodes— Days and nights peppered with call sheets, shot sheets and scripts, generous helpings of caffeine, loads of patience, a dollop of good humor and a touch of sleep. Blend all of it together with four groups of students and their faculty advisors, who spent much of the fall semester shooting commercials for Ball State. The results are real-world experiences that benefit everyone involved. In January, Ball State will begin airing commercials that students produced. The project gave…


Muncie Community Schools Students and Staff Give Back

By: Anna Pichardo— Each year many of the students and staff of Muncie Community Schools embark on projects to give back to the community that go unnoticed. We would like to highlight a few of these deeds in which our MCS family ensured a happy holiday for our children this holiday season.   Anthony Administration Building The employees of the Anthony Administration building donated 6 turkeys and other food items to the Muncie Mission for their Thanksgiving meal. For Christmas,…