Education

Ivy Tech Muncie/Henry County to Provide iPad Airs to Nursing Students

By Lesley DeVoss— MUNCIE, Ind. – On January 16, 2024, Ivy Tech Muncie/Henry County rolled out the second phase of their Apple initiative on campus. Through a grant opportunity, the campus was able to provide iPad Airs, Apple Pencils, and Logitech Combo Touch keyboards and cases to nursing students. The iPad Airs will be used by the students throughout their time in the program, providing them with experience on industry-standard tools. “The Muncie/Henry County campus purchased 200+ total devices for…

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Reps for ICPE to Address Status of Education in Indiana at AAUW and League of Women Voters Joint Meeting

By Sheryl Swingley— MUNCIE, IN—Two representatives of the Indiana Coalition for Public Education will be the guest speakers for a joint meeting of the Muncie branch of the American Association of University Women and the League of Women Voters of Muncie-Delaware County. The meeting is open to the public. The meeting will start at 10 a.m. and wrap up no later than noon on Saturday, Jan. 27, at Motivate Our Minds, 2023 E. Highland Ave., Muncie. The topic of the…


Hoosiers’ Stances on Marijuana, Abortion Highlighted in 2023 Hoosier Survey Results

By Ball State University Communications— MUNCIE, Indiana – Results from the 2023 Hoosier Survey show year-over-year consistency in Indiana residents’ thoughts on pressing social issues such as marijuana use and abortion. The Bowen Center for Public Affairs at Ball State University has released the first of three rounds of results from the 2023 Hoosier Survey, the center’s annual non-partisan public policy study. The results represent the pulse of the state regarding the most pressing issues facing Indiana residents. Results about…


Gaston Resident and Marian University Senior Brylee Koontz Awarded Orr Fellowship

Koontz is one of only 78 students to be offered Orr Fellowships, out of 916 total applicants from 60+ universities. By Amy Hanna, Borshoff— INDIANAPOLIS– Marian University senior Brylee Koontz has been awarded the prestigious and highly competitive Orr Fellowship. A Gaston resident, Koontz is one of only 78 top-tier college seniors selected as Orr Fellows for the Class of 2024. Two other Marian University students were also awarded Orr Fellowships. Orr Fellowship, one of Indiana’s most celebrated non-profit talent…


Ball State’s Multicultural Center Announces Unity Week 2024 Events

Events to Celebrate and Promote Diversity, Inclusiveness. By Ball State Marketing and Communications— MUNCIE, IN – Ball State University’s Multicultural Center has announced the schedule of events for its annual Unity Week, which kicks off on Monday, Jan. 15—the official observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday this year. “Unity Week aims to challenge perspectives on matters of diversity, inclusivity, and solidarity in an evolving social climate,” said Gabrielle Lloyd, ‘18, director of the Multicultural Center. “We want…


Kaiden Bond—Member of Pridemark Construction’s ‘Future Leaders of America’ Series

Editor’s note: The Future Leaders of America series profiles high school seniors who display leadership qualities in their school and the community. The series is brought to you by Pridemark Construction. By Stacey Shannon— MUNCIE, IN—Delta High School senior Kaiden Bond has become a role model both on and off the field. At school, classmates know him as a member of the basketball and football teams. Outside of school, youngsters look up to him in his volunteer work with Concrete…


Scholarship Applications are Now Available to High School Seniors in Delaware County

By Kallie Sulanke— MUNCIE, IN—Delaware County high school seniors and current college students can apply for scholarships through Monday, February 26. The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County manages more than 50 scholarships. Scholarship awards totaling more than $200,000 benefit students each year. Students should visit DelawareCountyScholarships.com to begin their application.  WHO CAN APPLY?  Requirements vary from scholarship to scholarship. Most scholarships are available for high school seniors in Delaware County, Ind. Some scholarships are also available for current…


ECIRPD Partners With Northstar to Offer a Digital Literacy Program for Residents

By Bill Walters, Executive Director of the ECI Regional Planning District— MUNCIE, IN—The ECI Regional Planning District is proud to announce its partnership with Northstar, introducing the Digital Literacy Program aimed at empowering East Central Indiana residents with essential digital skills. Accessible through the ECI Regional Planning District, this program is free for enrollment until December 2024, with possible extensions based on its success. The program offers a flexible learning experience through online modules covering a spectrum of topics, including…


Mason Moulton—Member of Pridemark Construction’s ‘Future Leaders of America’ Series

Editor’s note: The Future Leaders of America series profiles high school seniors who display leadership qualities in their school and the community. The series is brought to you by Pridemark Construction. By Stacey Shannon— YORKTOWN, IN—When you’re balancing multiple sports, clubs and other activities, you have to have a system in place to keep everything prioritized and scheduled. Yorktown High School senior Mason Moulton has figured out a system that works best for him. At the beginning of each week,…


Ball State University Receives $35 Million Grant from Lilly Endowment to Advance Village Revitalization Plan

Grant is the largest single gift in the history of the University. By Ball State Market and Communications— MUNCIE, Indiana – Ball State University has received a grant of $35 million from Lilly Endowment Inc. through its initiative, College and Community Collaboration (CCC). The grant will support the University’s ambitious, long-term plan to revitalize The Village, the commercial district adjacent to Ball State’s campus. The majority of the grant will support the design and construction of a new performing arts…