Lourenzo Giple, Indianapolis deputy director of planning, preservation and design walks around a sculpture in Lugar Plaza Sept. 21, in Indianapolis. Giple is also an adjunct professor of urban design at Ball State. Jacob Musselman, DN
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Ball State alumnus Lourenzo Giple shares his goals as Indianapolis’ first Black deputy director in Department of Metropolitan Development

As a child, Lourenzo Giple saw a civil war affect every aspect of his life and community. Giple spent the first nine years of his life in Liberia and fled the country at 11 years old with his younger siblings —  joining his father in Indianapolis while his mother stayed in Liberia for an additional seven years.



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.








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