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
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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
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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
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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.


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Sister Cindy's controversial sermon at Ball State drew hundreds of viewers to the Quad

TikTok star and viral sensation “Sister Cindy” Smock visited Ball State Friday afternoon to spread her message to the student body. With a Bible in one hand, a sign reading “Slut Shaming Time” in the other and wearing a shirt emblazoned with the message “Be a ho no mo,” Smock spent almost four hours on campus preaching her signature brand of evangelical Christianity. 



WEATHER

Hot weekend ahead

Assistant Chief Weather Forecaster Natalie Fitzpatrick talks about the hot weekend ahead, more Fall like temperatures next week, and a possible soggy start to Fall.







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