Education

Ball State University Invites Public to Virtual Student Symposium, Apr. 13–28

By Chay Reigle— Muncie, IN—The Ball State University community and members of the public are cordially invited to attend the 26th annual Ball State Student Symposium. Due to COVID-19 considerations, the 2021 Student Symposium is being conducted virtually, with a digital multimedia exhibit featuring students’ creative and scholarly projects launching Tuesday, April 13. Viewers may browse the exhibits at their leisure through Wednesday, April 28 on the 2021 Student Symposium website. For more than 25 years, the Student Symposium at Ball State…

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Daleville Graduate Kayla Skinner Gains Experience at the Statehouse

By Lydia Kirschner, Press Secretary— Statehouse – Daleville Junior-Senior High School graduate Kayla Skinner is gaining experience as an intern with State Rep. Elizabeth Rowray (R-Yorktown) and her fellow members of the Indiana House of Representatives during the 2021 legislative session. Skinner, a Daleville resident, is the daughter of Kevin and Candice Skinner. She recently graduated from Indiana University Bloomington where she majored in English and received her Bachelor of the Arts degree. “As someone who grew up in a small town, I…


MCS Kindergarten And Pre-Kindergarten Enrollment Programs Are This Week

By Andy Klotz— Muncie, Ind. – Parents and caregivers of young children can enroll their students in Muncie Community Schools’ (MCS) kindergarten and pre-kindergarten programs this week during a series of in-person registration events. Masks will be required and social distancing guidelines will be followed. Families will need to provide proof of residence as well as the child’s birth certificate and immunization records to be enrolled. “We are excited to be able to welcome families into each of the schools…


Ivy Tech Muncie-Henry County – Beyond the Degree

By Lesley Devoss— Muncie, IN – Ivy Tech Community College is passionate about student success. Many students have gone on to do great things with their associate degrees and certificates. Brian Wehrle is one such student. He shared why he made the decision to attend Ivy Tech Muncie-Henry County as well as how his associate degree in Advanced Automation and Robotics Technology (AART) helped him earn a position with Amazon. “I chose Ivy Tech Muncie due to it being close…


Anderson University and Ball State University Announce Engineering Partnership

By Anderson University and Ball State University Marketing and Communications— Anderson, IN — Anderson University (AU) and Ball State University (BSU) are proud to announce a new partnership, through which students will have the opportunity to earn a dual degree. BSU students will study either astronomy or physics from BSU alongside one of AU’s ABET-accredited engineering programs — computer, electrical, or mechanical — housed within the AU School of Science and Engineering. The partnership program is designed to take five years…


Education Support Hub Launches Weekly Blog Featuring BSU’s Dr. David McIntosh

By Arrick Garringer— Muncie, IN — Students, parents, staff and members of the Muncie community can receive timely and essential COVID-19 information or request assistance thanks to a new website developed by the Ball State University Teachers College. The website now features a weekly blog by Dr. David McIntosh of Ball State University. The Education Support Hub provides school policies and in-depth information about health, mental awareness, nutrition, remote learning and technology for each school, and current information related to COVID-19….


Submission Deadline for Muncie Young Artist Exhibition Announced

By Claire Yazel— Hosted by Cornerstone Center for the Arts and PrimeTrust Federal Credit Union Muncie, IN – The 5th annual Young Artist Exhibition will accept submissions from Monday, March 29, through Wednesday, April 7. Due to COVID-19, all submissions will be accepted virtually using the form found on muncieyoungartist.com. The exhibition is open to students in kindergarten through 12th grade with either 2D or 3D pieces. The Young Artist Exhibition will be held via live stream Thursday, May 6, at…


Virtual STEM Workshops for Spring Break

By Andrea McDermott, Program Associate at The Future of Work— Muncie, IN—Build connections with your youth exploring STEM together. Ivy Tech Community Engagement and The Future of Work are partnering to offer free Virtual STEM Workshops for youth.The workshops are led by Ivy Tech faculty and feature five unique projects for pre-k through middle school that provide practical and engaging opportunities to reinforce scientific concepts through hands-on activities.  In addition to hands-on instruction, Ivy Tech faculty introduce connections with local…


Muncie Southside Middle School Robotics Team Competes in State Championship

By Brian DeRome, Southside Technology Teacher— Muncie, IN—On March 6th, the Southside Middle School Robotics Team competed in the 2021 Indiana VEX IQ State Championships. Southside was one of 80 teams competing in the event out of more than 1,900 teams in the state. The event was virtual so all the matches took place at Southside and were streamed back to judges based in Indianapolis. They qualified for the event by winning an in-person league tournament held at Jay County High…


Ivy Tech is Helping Single Moms Earn College Credit

By Jennifer Gasiorek— Muncie, IN—Ivy Tech Community College is looking to help single moms get the tools they need, by offering a free eight-week virtual course. The course will be offered on four campuses — Lafayette, Indianapolis, Muncie and Sellersburg — as a pilot, but will expand statewide soon. Classes begin March 22, will be offered virtually, and participants will earn college credit. “In the class, students will learn note-taking techniques, how to get aligned with the workforce, knowing their strengths…