• May 6-7: Community Development Course, Indianapolis. This two-day course for community and economic developers is an intense, hands-on, unique educational experience designed to immerse you in a mix of theoretical and practical applications applied to real life situations. The course covers trends and new approaches in economic development, including community development planning, group facilitation, and community development career management.    
  • May 28-30: International Symposium on Service-Learning, University of Indianapolis. The event, co-sponsored by Indiana Campus Compact and the University of Indianapolis, aims to increase the scientific contribution to service-learning, strengthen networks among institutions of higher education and community partners on a global scale, and enhance student-engaged citizenship.
  • June 4: SHARING YOUR STORY: Media training for community organizations, Indianapolis. Indiana Landmarks and Building Better Communities have partnered to offer media training designed to help community organizations better tell their stories…and be heard. Held at the Indiana Landmarks Center, this three-hour workshop focuses on how to create an effective message, and effectively pinpoint, package and pitch information to media targets. 
  • June 16-17: Brownfields Workshop Series, Indianapolis. Does your community have an abandoned building, old gas station, or other potentially contaminated site that is impeding your community’s future growth? Mark your calendars for our 2015 Brownfields workshop series, offered in partnership with Technical Assistance to Brownfields Communities (TAB), Indiana Brownfields Program, and EPA Region 5. Sign up for workshop email updates to be notified when registration opens.         


  • April 28: "The Greening of Middletown" premiere, 7 p.m., Muncie Civic Theater. Ball State students, led by Telecommunications Assistant Professor Jeanette Castillo and Instructor Rod Smith, have produced an hour-long documentary about sustainability initiatives in Muncie. This community screening will feature a panel discussion with representatives from our client partners, Sustainable Indiana, and interviewees from the documentary.  
  • April 29: Muncie Philanthropy and Primacy of Place Showcase, 5-7 p.m., Rose Court in Downtown Muncie. Funded by the Ball Brothers Foundation, the Muncie Primacy of Place series of short, student-produced documentaries explores quality of life initiatives taking place in Muncie, Indiana.        


[Register here for events unless otherwise noted]    

  • April 24: Joseph in Genesis and the Qur'an, 10 a.m. – 12 noon. Dr. Steve Ealy will lead a discussion on the story of Joseph as recounted in the Qur’an and compare it with the account presented in Genesis. We will consider both the style of presentation and the details of the story as we compare and contrast these sacred texts. Cost: Free.  
  • April 28-May 12 (three Tuesdays): Beginning Genealogy, 10 – 11 am. This 3-day course will cover valuable resources that will help you research your family history, such as how to locate, examine, and organize records. Computer research is not included. Cost: Free.  
  • May 5: Industry and Art: Creative Innovation in East Central Indiana, 7—8:30 p.m. Shaun Dingwerth, Executive Director of the Richmond Art Museum, will share from his book, The Richmond Group Artist, about a group of local artists who made an authentic contribution to the history of art in America and positioned Richmond, Indiana, as an important center for art in the Midwest. Reception and book signing to follow. Cost: Free.  
  • May 13: The Lads that Came Home in Coffins, 10—11:15 a.m. Rodney Gill, former history department chair for South Dakota’s Southern State College, will discuss what happened to a soldier's remains and personal effects after WWII. Cost: Free.  


  • May 20-21: Health and Human Trafficking, Indiana Wesleyan University.  Download the save the date pdf for more information.  
  • June 2: Emerging Trends in Nursing Conference, Barnes Student Center, Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion. Education Partners from central Indiana will come together to provide up to 6 affordable Continuing Education Credits for nurse educators. This conference will also provide information on current trends, enhance communication between educational institutions to strengthen programs through collaboration, and cover a variety of relevant topics.  Cost: $30 (includes lunch).    

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