On the waiting list
A ten-minute phone call saved Mike Stetzel’s life. On the other end, Stetzel’s donor coordinator told him he’d receive the kidney he’d been waiting on for four years to cure his polycystic kidney disease.
Looking past the label
Every morning, Sean White sips his third cup of coffee while greeting students with encouragement as they file into the halls of South View Elementary in Muncie.
Peers become Pals
Most special education teachers spend their days helping students learn core subjects; however, recent studies have shown that students with disabilities often have lower confidence and self-esteem because it can be hard for them to “view their disability as one component of their lives, not the only component.”
Do-it-yourself ways to add color to Easter
Even though families may not be able to gather for Easter dinner this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, they can still enjoy the holiday together with FaceTime, Skype and other video-conferencing apps.
Let There Be Art owner gives out art kits to encourage creativity while quarantining
Families in cars, vans and trucks alike trickled into the parking lot of Let There Be Art in Muncie between noon and 4 p.m. March 18 to pick up their free kids’ “Quar-ART-ine kit” from owner and artist Misty Cougill.
Writing their next chapter
There’s Sarah, whose mother tries to drown her; Bruno, who sneaks into a concentration camp to help a Jewish boy; and Katniss, who volunteers to take her sister’s place in an annual event where 24 kids fight each other to their deaths.
Caffeinated Conversation: Resisting the straw
I know it’s hard to quit a bad habit cold turkey, but when you go to get your grande iced caramel macchiato tomorrow morning, ask yourself if you need a plastic straw or if you can pick up a wooden stir stick and use it for its intended purpose, hence the name.
Where They Were Before: Ball State assistant professor has taught in 2 continents, 3 countries, 2 states
Coming from a family of educators, Marie-Line Brunet said she always knew she wanted to be a teacher but never knew where or what she wanted to teach.
Americans continue to donate upward of $400 billion annually
In comparison to the rest of the world, the U.S. is the fourth-ranked country for the highest percentage of people who give their time and money during the year, according to the CAF World Giving Index from 2018.
Michael Martone pushes genre boundaries with writings about Indiana
“Michael Martone was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, or maybe Scott County, Iowa … His nickname was Dolly or peanut or bug or Michie. He’s written more than a dozen books, maybe more. He might be a fiction writer or nonfiction hybrid."