Education

Ivy Tech to Offer Express Enrollment Registration Events in Muncie

By: Shawn Carmichael— Ivy Tech Community College East Central region will be offering Express Enrollment events on January 7 and January 9 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 7 from 10:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. January 9 from 9:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. 4301 South Cowan Road Muncie, IN During the…

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Munciana and 5 Tool Launch Athletic Performance Training Program

By: Heather Taylor— Munciana Volleyball Club and 5 Tool Academy are pleased announce a new athletic performance training program for all sports. This focused training enables athletes to improve their overall physical skills, reduce injuries and increase confidence. Athletic performance training includes strength training, conditioning and cardiovascular training, sport-specific training as well as ongoing accountability and input from a qualified instructor. Providing a deeper level of training beyond running drills or learning specific plays, athletic performance training helps athletes develop…


MCS to Offer English Classes for Parents

By: Ana Pichardo— Muncie Community Schools, in partnership with Ball State University, will offer an English class for parents of students whose first language is not English (English as a Second Language, EL). The class will be led by two Ball State instructors of English as a Second Language, and will be held on Tuesdays from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, beginning January 12 – March 15, 2016 in the Mitchell Elementary library. In place of child care Ball State students…


MCHS Athletes Benefit from Muncie Boys and Girls Club Mentors

By: Ana Pichardo— Muncie Central High School’s Athletic Department has partnered with the Boys & Girls Club of Muncie to facilitate study tables for student athletes. It is part of the mission of the Boys & Girls Club to serve more teens, more often. This mutually beneficial initiative is focused on academic success and mentoring. The staff of the Boys & Girls Club will monitor study tables three times a week. This is a valuable connection with an organization that…


Muncie Community School’s Bond Rating Explained

By: Ana Pichardo— There have been several questions raised regarding the financial stability of the Muncie Community Schools and the creditworthiness of the corporation. One of the best ways to compare the relative fiscal health of an organization is the bond rating. In October, 2015, Dr. Baule shared the bond rating of MCS as determined by the Standard & Poor’s Rating Services. MCS’s underlying rating (based upon its fiscal situation) is BBB+. A second ranking for MCS based upon the…


Ivy Tech Community College to hold Go Ivy Day Events at Maring-Hunt and Kennedy Libraries

By: Shawn Carmichael— Ivy Tech Community College East Central region will be holding Go Ivy Day events on December 1 at the Maring-Hunt Library and on December 16 at the Kennedy Library. 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 Maring-Hunt Library December 1 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 2005 S. High Street Muncie, IN 47302   Go Ivy Day Kennedy…



Muncie Central HS Annual Etiquette Dinner A Success

By: Ana Pichardo— The Muncie Central High School Business Club hosted the 5th Annual Etiquette Dinner and Professional Dos and Don’ts Style Show on Friday, November 6 at 7:00 pm. The event was held at the Ball State University Student Center in Cardinal Hall. The purpose of the event was to prepare our students for professional dinner events they will attend after high school graduation. Some of our students will be attending dinner events for scholarships, job interviews, or fundraisers. Whatever the…


International Piano Competition Holds First North American Auditions at Ball State

By: Gail Werner— MUNCIE, Ind. – For the first time in its 12-year history, one of the world’s most prestigious piano competitions is holding live preliminary auditions in North America — at Ball State University. “The Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition is like the Oscars or the Olympics for these talented young musicians,” said Robert Palmer, the Ruth Weldy and Mary Weldy Porter Distinguished Professor of Piano at Ball State’s School of Music. “They have been preparing for international competitions…


David Letterman Returns to Ball State on November 30th

By: Joan Todd— David Letterman, one of Ball State University’s most celebrated graduates, will return to campus Nov. 30 to host a discussion with two of the nation’s top young filmmakers. Dave at Ball State features Letterman, who recently retired after 33 years of hosting Late Night and Late Show. He will discuss a variety of topics with Spike Jonze and Bennett Miller at 7 p.m. in Emens Auditorium. Jonze is a critically-acclaimed director, producer, screenwriter and actor whose work includes music…