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STARS Steering Committee Communiqué

Contributed by: Lena Tompkins
Published: Tuesday, 20 February 2018 1:00 PM
Dear Colleagues,

As President Mearns noted in his recent campus-wide correspondence we begin 2018 with the task of planning and reporting on the state of campus sustainability using the STARS Framework.
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Literacy's Role in Muncie's Future

Contributed by: Lisa Garner
Published: Thursday, 08 February 2018 2:00 PM

The economic health and vitality of Muncie/Delaware County is inextricably linked to the educational success of our children – the future workforce. Literacy is the single greatest predictor of student success.

  • One in six children who are not reading proficiently in third grade do not graduate from high school on time, a rate four times greater than that for proficient readers.*
  • Low literacy costs the U.S. at least $225 billion each year in non-productivity in the workforce, crime, and loss of tax revenue due to unemployment.*
  • Reading levels are influenced by a complex web of factors, including environment, income, parental achievement, disabilities, and self-efficacy.*

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2018 IDEA Neighborhood Conference

Contributed by: Krista Flynn
Published: Wednesday, 31 January 2018 1:00 PM
March 3, 2018 | 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.| Ball State Student Center

IDEA brings together leaders representing Muncie’s neighborhoods to develop and strengthen community-building skills.
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70 Acres in Chicago - CAP film screening

Contributed by: Valerie Morris
Published: Tuesday, 30 January 2018 8:30 AM
CAP - 70 Acres in Chicago film screening & discussion with film maker Ronit Bezalel
Start: February 21, 2018 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Location: Architecture Building, Room 100

"A startling case study into the making and destruction of one of Chicago’s most infamous public housing projects.” – Tony Binns

For more information contact:

Dagney Faulk
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Muncie Action Plan needs your insights

Contributed by: Erin Moore
Published: Monday, 22 January 2018 10:00 AM

Ball State's Lisa Dunaway and urban planning students are helping to facilitate Muncie Action Plan's third phase of planning (MAP3). In February, public input sessions will be held throughout the city to gather your ideas, thoughts, and priorities.

2/1/18 - 6:30-8:30pm - Ross Community Center - 1110 W 10th St, Muncie, IN 47302

2/8/18 - 6:30-8:30pm - Unitarian Universalist Church - 4800 W Bradford Dr, Muncie, IN 47304

2/15/18 - 6:30-8:30pm - Buley Center - 1111 N Penn St, Muncie, IN 47303

2/22/18 - 6:30-8:30pm - Serenity Club - 1218 S Brotherton St, Muncie, IN 47302

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