Education

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Cultural Sensitivity Activities in the Muncie Community Schools

By: Ana Pichardo— With the tragic events in Charlottesville, VA and the continued unrest in our nation, we need to step back and take a look at what we are doing in our schools and classrooms to model inclusiveness and acceptance of others. MCS has been striving to be a…



Students are pictured waiting to move into Indiana Academy on August 11th. Photo by: Mike Rhodes

Indiana Academy Ranks 17th in the Nation

By: BSUNews— Muncie, IN—The Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics and Humanities, a residential high school at Ball State University, has been ranked No. 17 in the nation in the latest report released by Niche.com, a website that profiles and ranks American high schools and colleges. The report shows where each of…



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Last Signs of the Coal Era Being Dismantled at Ball State

By: BSUNEWS— Muncie, IN—Smokestacks — the last vestiges of the coal era at Ball State University —are coming down. Workers from the Gerald Chimney Company, a St. Louis, Missouri firm, are slowly dismantling the two smokestacks, which were rendered obsolete with the university’s installation of the nation’s largest closed-loop geothermal energy…



Muncie Resident Trevor Dillard. Photo provided.

Muncie Resident Trevor Dillard Accepted to Erskine Green Training Institute

By: Jeanne Smith— Indianapolis, IN—Erskine Green Training Institute (EGTI), a program of The Arc of Indiana Foundation, is pleased to announce that Trevor Dillard of Muncie was recently accepted into its Heart of the House (hotel housekeeping) program to begin July 31 at the EGTI location in Muncie, IN. The Arc…


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Ball State University Alumni Council Announces 2017-18 Executive Committee

By: BSU News— Muncie, IN, —The Ball State University Alumni Council recently elected new members of the executive committee, including four returning members and one newly ratified member. Returning members include: Sam DeWeese (chair), Kelli Lawrence (vice chair), Christy Swing Horn (past chair), and Jeff Kingsbury (treasurer). Mike Earley (secretary)…


(L-R) Brandon Owusuansah and Jeffrey Porter.

2017 George and Nelda Van Laningham Scholarship Recipients Announced

By: Kallie Sulanke, Community Engagement Officer— Muncie, IN—The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc. has announced Brandon Owusuansah and Jeffrey Porter are recipients of the 2017 George and Nelda Van Laningham Scholarship. The scholarship was established by the Junto Club in memory of George and Nelda Van Laningham…


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More 2017 Community Foundation Scholarship Recipients Announced

By: Kallie Sulanke, Community Engagement Officer—   The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc. has announced the 2017 recipients of the Community Foundation Scholarship.  The Community Foundation Scholarship is awarded to students who were selected by their individual schools as Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship nominees. The Community Foundation recognizes…


Recent graduates of the Erskine Green Training Institute. Pictured L-R: Joshua Tank and Robert Peckinpaugh. Photos provided.

Erskine Green Training Institute Announces Local Graduates

By: Jeanne Scheets, ARC of Indiana— Indianapolis, IN—Erskine Green Training Institute (EGTI), a program of The Arc of Indiana Foundation, is pleased to announce that Joshua Tank from Albany recently graduated from its Prep Cook program. Graduation ceremonies were Friday, June 30 at 6 p.m. at EGTI housed in the Courtyard Muncie…


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Community Foundation Announces 6 Scholarship Recipients

By: Kallie Sulanke, Community Engagement Officer—   The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc. is announcing the recipients of six additional scholarships for 2017. Noah Kinghorn as the recipient of the 2017 J. Burgess Memorial Scholarship. Kinghorn is a student majoring in accounting at Ball State University. Samantha Girot is the…


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Ball State Sports Link To Host Summer Sports Media Camp

By: Chris Taylor— Muncie, IN—The program for the first annual Ball State Sports Link Sports Media Summer Camp in July has been announced featuring guest instructors from the Big 10, the NFL and opportunities to produce content with Ball State Football coaches and student-athletes. Rising high school students (to-be freshmen through…



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The Community Foundation Announces Additional 2017 Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to the following scholars – Jonathan R. Serf, Jr. is the recipient of the Ollie Mae Hammond Scholarship. Serf, son of Jonathan and Faith Serf, is a senior at Muncie Central High School. He plans to attend Ball State University to study economics and political science. This scholarship, established…