Dave Largent poses for a portrait in his office Sept. 26. Amber Pietz, DN

From Social Work to Computer Work

Though Dave Largent initially secured a social work major in college, he has made a career out of computer science. Largent won the 2022 Ball State University Most Outstanding Faculty Award due to his work for the university and with local K-12 schools.

Ball State professor Kate Elliot talks to her class about creating bookmarks for United Way: Day of Action Sept. 1. Elliot is on the board of this foundation and is looking to introduce it to her students by having them participate in making inspirational bookmarks. Meghan Sawitzke, DN

A Helping Hand

Ball State’s Office of Community Engagement holds its annual Day of Action Friday, Sept. 9, to help Delaware and surrounding counties with providing basic necessities. 

Josie Santiago, DN Illustration

Safety in the Schoolyard

With August comes a new school year, and schools in Muncie are or will soon be filled with students of all ages, in cafeterias, at bus stops and in school hallways. Families may ask for bus drop-off and pick up times and how the cafeteria works, but they may also ask – ‘will my loved one be safe?’

The Alliance for Black and Latino Teachers was founded in hopes of increasing the percentage of African-American and Hispanic population with a teaching degree. ABLT, which has been active for six semesters at Ball State, is pushing to bring the organization to Muncie Central High School so they can gain more student interest in the education field. Mary Freda // DN

Muncie Community Schools' 2022 summer meal sites

During the months of June and July, Muncie Community Schools (MCS) is set to provide free summer meals (breakfast and lunch) for those 18 years and younger. These meals are set to be provided across four MCS locations from June 6-July 29, Monday-Friday each week. 

Muncie Central High School entrance: Patrick Murphy // DN File

Muncie Central High School named Mentor School for successful Early College program

Muncie Central High School’s Early College program has been recognized as one of the best in Indiana by the Urban College Acceleration Network (UCAN), a new initiative of the University of Indianapolis’ (UIndy) Center of Excellence in Leadership of Learning (CELL) in partnership with the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE). CELL recently invited MCHS to serve as a Mentor School to other Indiana high schools so they can successfully implement a program similar to that of Muncie Central High School's. 

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