A Ball State mom plays cornhole at the tailgate on Sept. 14, 2019, outside Scheumann Stadium. Charlie Town, located near the Alumni Center, is one tailgating opportunity for families and visitors. Jacob Musselman, DN File
NEWS

Students and organizers share hopes for Family Weekend 2021

A quarter of the fall 2021 semester has already passed, and many students, especially freshmen, could be feeling homesick. With a little more than two weeks to go until fall break, Ball State is giving families an opportunity to reconnect at its annual Family Weekend Sept. 24-26, complete with a home football game, Emens Auditorium show, children’s events and other activities. 


Ball State students use the brochure to follow along with the game on Sept. 14, 2019, at Scheumann Stadium. The family weekend schedule for 2021 includes a football game, children’s fair, Emens Auditorium show and a Bell Tower recital. Paul Kihn, DN File
NEWS

Ball State 2021 family weekend schedule

Ball State will host its first in-person family weekend since the COVID-19 pandemic began Sept. 24-26, with one kickoff event Thursday night. Here's the list of events, as well as locations open for self-guided tours.




Toni Werner sits at a desk at Warm a Heart ministry in Waterloo. Werner is a 1999 Ball State alumna who taught for 23 years before becoming director of the ministry. Warm a Heart ministry, Photo Courtesy
NEWS

Ball State alumna becomes ministry director

For Toni Werner, teaching was what she was meant to do with her life. After getting her degree in elementary education from Ball State in 1999, Werner spent 23 years teaching in an elementary school for DeKalb Central Schools.


Ball State University quaterback, Drew Plitt, reviews his passing options against Western Illinois on September 2nd, 2021 at Scheumann Stadium. Kyle Atkisson, DN
FOOTBALL

3 takeaways from Ball State's loss to Wyoming

Ball State Football has a losing record for the first time since 2019, as they fell to Wyoming 45-12. The Cardinals could never find a rhythm, as they fell into a 31-0 halftime deficit. The second half was closer, but Wyoming still had the edge and ultimately won the game. 







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