Education

Fall Break at Camp Minnetrista and Family Adventure Day

By: Sam Condon— Treat Your Family to a Fun and Creative Fall Break! Add fun and creativity to your family’s fall break with Camp Minnetrista and Family Adventure Day! This fall break brings a full week of activities, including two 2-day camp options and a FREE community day at Minnetrista. Fall Break Camp Minnetrista Session 1: Machines & People–October 12–13 This fall break, treat your child to a camp full of fun and education. Campers will learn about simple machines…

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MCS Students Selected to Participate in Chick-Fil-A Leadership Academy

By: Ana Pichardo— Twenty-seven (27) Muncie Central High School students have been selected to participate in the CHICK-FIL-A LEADERSHIP ACADEMY. The leadership academy is a nationally recognized high school program focused on impact through action. Students will learn leadership skills and then put them into action at the end of the program in the form of an “Impact Project”. The leadership academy allows students to take complete ownership over all aspects of their Impact Projects and then involve other students in their school to impact thousands…


Ball State’s New Indiana Communities Institute to Focus on Improving Quality of Life

By: Ball State University Division of Strategic Communications— Ball State University is taking the lead in a new statewide economic development effort that will focus on primacy of place — improving the quality of life in communities in order to attract and retain talented workers sought by today’s businesses. The Indiana Communities Institute brings together many of Ball State’s top research and outreach activities to assist Indiana communities as they strive to improve life experiences for residents, businesses and visitors….


Al Rent Returns ‘Home’ to Ball State’s Public Broadcasting

By: Ball State University Division of Strategic Communications— Al Rent, a fixture in local broadcasting for several decades, has been named executive director and general manager for public broadcasting operations at Ball State University. Rent, who until recently was Ball State’s director of relationship marketing and community relations, will oversee WIPB-TV, which serves about 664,000 households in a 30-county region in Indiana and western Ohio, and Indiana Public Radio (IPR), which serves 22 Indiana counties and part of Ohio. Dan…


BY5 Early Childhood Initiative Adds New Program to Serve Pregnant Mothers

By: Thomas Kinghorn and Carrie Bale— BY5 Early Childhood Initiative (pronounced by five) is working to transform the community by connecting Kindergarten readiness to economic success. A community wide strategic plan has been developed with the involvement of over 80 community members. The comprehensive strategic plan focuses on 5 overarching goals to ensure the future success of our community so that young children have a strong foundation for life. Those 5 goals are: 1) The role of BY5 as a conveyor,…


‘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….