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You’re Invited to Ball State’s Family and Consumer Sciences Celebration!

Contributed by: Lena Tompkins
Published: Thursday, 07 September 2017 9:30 AM
The Ball State community is invited to attend Family and Consumer Sciences Celebration: Our Proud Past and Bright Future on Thursday, Sept. 28.

Come and celebrate the grand re-opening of the Applied Technology Building and its newly remodeled classrooms, labs, offices and Allègre Restaurant. Events will begin at 11:30 am and continue until 8 p.m.

Guests will meet with former and current faculty, current students, and former classmates and friends, all of whom who have been supportive of FCS’s programs for decades.

A ticketed dinner will end the evening in Allègre Restaurant. The dinner is $100 per person (which includes a $70 tax deductible contribution to the university to benefit FCS programs). The RSVP limit is 60 guests, with a waiting list and option for seating requests.

Complimentary reservations are required for all other events to arrange food and seating.

Register here by September 20 if you would like to attend the dinner and/or other events of the day. You may also call 765-285-5931.

Below is a schedule for the celebration:

11:30 a.m.–Noon Grand re-opening of Applied Technology Building
Weidner Center for Residential Property Management lounge

Noon-1:30 p.m. Lunch buffet

1:30-3 p.m. Alumni/student meet and greet

1:30-5 p.m. Tours of AT building, Child Study Center, and Maplewood Mansion Learning Lab
(Bus pickup and drop-off will be available in the parking lot north of the AT Building)

2:30-3 p.m. Break/refreshments

3-5 p.m. Dramatic reading of the play "Borrowed Babies" and Q&A with playwright
Written by Jennifer Blackmer, associate provost for Entrepreneurial Learning and theater professor, “Borrowed Babies” is about children being raised in Home Management Houses, which were part of the Family and Consumer Sciences curriculum in the 1960s.

5-6 p.m. Fashion Show and appetizers

6-8 p.m. Ticketed Dinner at Allègre

If you have questions, contact Megan Shufelt at 765-285-5931.