Education

MCS Superintendent Dr. Steve Baule Gives “State of the Muncie Community Schools Report”

By: The Woof Boom Radio News Team— The Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce held a luncheon event Wednesday at the Horizon Convention Center. Dr. Steve Baule, Superintendent of the Muncie Community Schools gave his “State of the Muncie Community Schools” report to local civic and business leaders. Dr. Baule gave an overview of the current state of  MCS, and also shared many positive stories/statistics about MCS that often go over-looked. Some examples Dr. Baule cited— Advanced Placement is UP. Dual credit participation with…

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Teachers Awarded Funding for Creative and Innovative Classroom Projects

Muncie, IN—Local teachers will receive $6,564.48 in Robert P. Bell Education Grants from The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc. More than 1,000 students will benefit in this first grant cycle of the academic year. Awards of up to $450 are available through the Bell Grants program. Funded projects are creative or innovative ideas or programs designed to stimulate learning in students. Delaware County teachers may apply throughout the year over four grant cycles. This past summer, The Community Foundation…


Muncie’s Sports Station’s High School Sectional Football Preview

Muncie, IN—Muncie’s Sports Station WXFN 102.9 FM and 1340 AM broadcast its High School Sectional Preview Show  at Mancino’s Pizza & Grinders Wednesday evening. Coaches and players from Muncie Central, Yorktown and Delta were interviewed live during the one hour show. Each school had a 15 minute segment to share their thoughts about the season and the upcoming football sectional. It was a rainy evening, but as you can see from the photo below, Mancino’s was packed with students and players during…


Ivy Tech Community College Wins 30 Regional Marketing Awards

INDIANAPOLIS – Ivy Tech Community College won 30 awards at the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations Professionals’ (NCMPR) regional conference in Ann Arbor, Michigan, October 17-19. Ivy Tech Community College was awarded with 14 gold medals, 6 silver medals, and 10 bronze medals for various marketing projects and initiatives at the NCMPR awards for the 2015-16 academic year. The College has earned more than 200 awards from NCMPR over the last few years, in addition to several national…


BSU Public Relations Students Organize National PRSSA Conference

By: BSU News— Muncie, IN—After a year of planning, dozens of face-to-face meetings, hundreds of virtual meetings and several thousand emails, Ball State public relations students Hannah Riffle and Katie Ronzio are in the final stages of merging classroom learning with practical experience. The two students are heading up a partnership between Ball State and the University of Indianapolis to serve as host schools for the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) 2016 National Conference, which is set for Oct. 21-25…


Muncie’s Laurie Lunsford Releases 2nd Children’s Book: “Wait, Katie, Wait”

Muncie, IN—Laurie Lunsford’s 2nd children’s book was released this month. “Wait, Katie, Wait” will be offered and signed at the Minnetrista Farmer’s Market on Saturday and the U.U. Bazaar in the Woods on November 1st. It is a book about savoring the moment. It is written for ages 2-7.  Katie spends a week with Grandpa. They go to the river to fish, to the farmer’s market, for a walk in the rain, and many other experiences together. They slow down to…


Amber’s Beauty School Offering Transfers to Students

MUNCIE, IN—Amber’s Beauty School, one of Indiana’s oldest cosmetology schools, is extending transfer options to students affected by the recent closure of Regency Beauty Institute campuses across Indiana. “Where we do understand the difficulties involved in operating a successful cosmetology school in today’s world, our hearts really go out to students, parents and staff affected by the abrupt closure of Regency. This is an unfortunate situation for many and we want to help” said Brian Shrieve, Amber’s Beauty School’s President/CEO….


Ivy Tech Community College to Participate in Delaware County College Fair at Muncie Central High School

By: Shawn Carmichael— Muncie, Ind. – Ivy Tech Community College East Central region will be participating in the Delaware County College Fair, hosted by Muncie Central High School. Students can learn about financial aid, scholarships, transfer opportunities and careers with representatives from across the state. Thursday, October 6, 2016 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Muncie Central High School Student Center 6:30 p.m. – Senior meeting for 21st Century Scholars The colleges, universities, and other vendors scheduled to attend are: 21st Century Scholars…


Movie Sound Specialists’ First U.S. Gathering to Be at Ball State

By: Phil Bremen— When the international soundtrack festival and conference Cinesonika makes its first appearance in the United States, it will be at Ball State University. The fifth annual gathering to celebrate music and sound design in motion pictures will be Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 on the Muncie campus. In the past it has been held in Vancouver, Canada, and in Northern Ireland. “Making movies is about more than scripting, acting and cinematography,” said Vanessa Ament, the Edmund F….


Pass-Through Fund Established to Assist Fieldhouse Renovation Expenses

By: Ana Pichardo— Muncie, IN—In recent months the condition of the Muncie Fieldhouse has gained the attention of many media outlets. In response, several community members and patrons of the Muncie Community Schools have expressed a desire to contribute monetary donations to the Fieldhouse renovation project. Thanks to the assistance of the Community Foundation, a pass-through account for Fieldhouse Renovations and Maintenance was recently established. Pass-through funds are established for specific community needs and over time the funds are expended…