Lee Ann Kwiatkowski, Muncie Community Schools (MCS) Director of Public Education and CEO, gives the MCS Board of Trustees an update on school programs for the 2020-21 school year at the meeting May 25, 2021. Board members approved salary increases for all teachers, ranging from $2,400 to $5,200 annually. In 2020 and 2021, MCS' financial stability and savings increased from previous years. MCS YouTube page, Screenshot Capture
PARTNERSHIP PROJECT

Muncie Community Schools records increased financial performance, enrollment

Below are some charts showing the financial stance of Muncie Community Schools (MCS) in 2022, which were provided by Brad DeRome, MCS chief financial officer. “Prior to the [Ball State] partnership in 2018, the district was losing around 500 students or so each year,” Klotz said via email. “That then subsided to around 100 students for a couple years before actually seeing a gain of 100+ students last year – the first enrollment increase at MCS in 15 years.”



Cast and crew members of “Skin and Bones” prepare for a rehearsal April 4 in Strother Theatre. “Skin and Bones,” a musical written by two Ball State alumni, opens April 8. Rylan Capper, DN
CAMPUS

Theatre and Dance faculty, students share reactions to Village performing arts center announcement

Jennifer Blackmer, professor of theatre and playwriting, said plans for the performing arts center were announced to faculty in the Department of Theatre and Dance a few days before the Board of Trustees meeting. She said she knew the announcement would be important because a department-wide email asked faculty to cancel or pause classes held during that time.



NEWS

2022 One Ball State Day recap

“One Ball State Day is our day of annual giving. It’s a day where our alumni, our industry partners, our faculty, our staff, and students give back to the community," she stated. 



BYTE

A Retrospective on ‘Chocobo Racing’

Twenty-three years ago Chocobo Racing raced its way onto the PlayStation One (PS1) and into my house. So, in the spirit of Chocobo GP’s launch, I wanted to revisit this old classic and see if it’s still able to cruise on in 2022 and how it compares to its distant sequel.  


WEATHER

Rain and snow chances

 Weather Forecaster Dimitri Gegas is tracking more rain and even chances of snow over the next few days! 







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