Non-Profit

BSU Team Promotes Energy Savings at ARF Muncie

By: Cassie Dorony— Muncie, IN—Being a part of the Ball State construction management program means we participate in many competition teams. My team is currently in the ELECTRI Green Energy Challenge. For this competition, we had to find a non-profit organization in Muncie. We went on a long search and finally found one that suited what we needed. Animal Rescue Fund (ARF) is a no kill, non-profit animal shelter located in Muncie, IN. For the competition, we had to assess…


April Workshops At Cornerstone Center for the Arts

By: Jessie Fisher— Muncie, IN—During the month of April Cornerstone Center for the Arts will offer multiple one-time workshops. Upcoming workshops include: Monthly Dance Club and Pop Up Dance with Katie Cannon. Monthly Dance Club is a monthly social dance event at Cornerstone. Each event begins with an hour of dance instruction in swing, ballroom, salsa, or tango dancing led by instructor David Fennig followed by a few hours of open dancing. The next Monthly Dance Club is Saturday, April…


Boys & Girls Clubs of Muncie To Compete For $25,000 Grant

By: Amy Logan— Muncie, IN—The Boys & Girls Clubs of Muncie is competing in A Community Thrives Challenge, part of the USA TODAY NETWORK, and a fundraising program on CrowdRise by GoFundMe. A Community Thrives is a nationwide program that is focused on helping organizations by shining a national spotlight on their community building initiatives. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Muncie has the opportunity to be awarded up to $25,000 in available project-based grants to help fund the Minds in Motion…


BBF Announces New Board Member, Retiring Board Member, and Fisher Governance Award Nomination Deadline  

By: Jud Fisher— Muncie, IN—Ball Brothers Foundation—one of the state’s oldest and largest family foundations—is announcing two changes to its board of directors following the grantmaking organization’s February 2019 meeting. Beth Bracken, a fourth generation member of the Ball family, was elected to serve a three-year term. A great-granddaughter of F.C. Ball, Beth lives in New York City with her family. She is a graduate of both Connecticut College and Georgetown University. Beth has a strong background in global marketing…


Boy Scouts Isn’t Just For Boys Anymore

By: John Carlson— Muncie, IN— There’s a new look, locally, to the Boy Scouts of America these days. It’s girls. “Any program that provides leadership skills to these kids is a fantastic thing,” said Tori Norris Murphy, discussing the national decision to accept girls, which was made in October of 2017. “It’s just one more option.” A legal secretary for the firm McKinney and Malapit Law by day, Tori is the Scoutmaster of Troop 19 in her off hours and…


ICE League Awards 2 Champions, 3 MVPs, and $6,000 in Scholarships

By: Tammy Pearson— Muncie, IN—Twelve ICE League Academic All-Stars earned $6,000 in scholarships Thursday, surrounded by their League teammates, coaches, fans, family, and friends at the fifth annual ICE League championship tournament. The foundation of the innovative Inner City Educational League is academics. Students must maintain a 2.5 or higher GPA to fully participate and to be eligible for the season awards. The basketball championship tournament, with the semifinal round on Wednesday, March 20, at Northside Middle School, and the finals on Thursday, March…


Ice League Teams Advance To Championship Games

By: Micayla Christensen— Muncie, IN—8 ICE League teams walked into Northside Middle School on Wednesday night, anxious and hopeful for the night’s semi-final games. Four teams emerged as winners and will face off in the 2019 ICE League Championship games tonight, March 21, at Muncie Central High School. GIRLS’ DIVISION: Buley Center vs. Ross Center at 6:00 pm. BOYS’ DIVISION: Boys & Girls Club vs. Buley Center at 7:20 pm. The Inner City Educational (ICE) League is a program of Project…


PlySpace Fellow Kevin Titzer Exhibition Opening at the PlySpace Gallery

By: Erin Williams— Muncie, IN—As part of the PlySpace 2019 spring programming, the public is invited to explore and interact with an exciting, family-friendly installation and exhibition by PlySpace Resident Fellow, Kevin Titzer. Nowhere To Be And All Day To Get There will open on Thursday, April 4th, from 5 – 8 PM at the PlySpace Gallery (608 E. Main Street), as part of the April First Thursday in downtown Muncie, Indiana. Light refreshments will be served, and the artist will…


Spring Blooms in Muncie’s Neighborhoods

By: Heather Williams – Associate Director, Office of Community Engagement & Program Manager Building Better Neighborhoods, Ball State University; Muncie Action Plan Task Force 2 Leader— Muncie, IN—Muncie’s neighborhoods will soon be blooming with flowers and street life as the spring days warm our flower beds, soon-to-be planted vegetable gardens, and our welcoming front porches. After a long, cold winter, residents are ready to reconnect and move forward with projects and events to improve their neighborhoods and increase neighborliness. Kicking…


Shafer Leadership Academy To Offer Personal Leadership Training April 2-May 21

By: Kate Elliott— Muncie, IN — Sue Godfrey dropped out of the workforce to raise children. She had left a management position and re-entered office life through an entry-level role. Sue enrolled in Shafer Leadership’s Emergence program, and there, she regained her confidence. Now the executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Central Indiana, Godfrey is an advocate for the eight-week, highly interactive Emergence program. It outfits participants with confidence and a command of their leadership style, she…