December 9, 2016

Dr. Lyn Jones, assistant professor of English at Ball State University, believes that children and young adults deserve to read about characters like them, and about lives like theirs. This belief was the impetus for Rethinking Children’s and Young Adult Literature, a...

November 3, 2016

Swimming pools may seem an unlikely source for history lessons regarding America’s racial tensions, but during the civil rights era pools were much more than recreational spots where people could cool off on a summer day-- they were sometimes at the center of heated ra...

October 4, 2016

In May of this year, Marissa Rose was standing in line at Open Door behind a man who admitted to the receptionist that he couldn’t read well enough to find his doctor’s office. Rose, who felt an urge to help the man, wanted to recommend an adult literacy program in the...

September 5, 2016

Jeannie R. Regan-Dinius gave a presentation about the Underground Railroad in Indiana to a packed house of over 70 attendees at the Carnegie Library on Tuesday, August 23. Regan-Dinius is the Director of Special Initiatives for the Department of Natural Resource’s Divi...

August 8, 2016

Representatives from neighborhoods in and around Downtown Muncie (including East Central, Old West End, South Central, Thomas Park/Avondale, Riverside/Normal City, and Whitely) gathered on July 20 to refine their designs for the Creative Crosswalks project. Creative Cr...

July 1, 2016

On Saturday, June 25, over 130 volunteers gathered at McCulloch Park for “Paint the Park,” a park beautification project planned as part of Whitely Community Council’s “Year of Color.” In just a few hours, teams of volunteers painted park benches, structures, and picni...

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