Topics: College of Architecture and Planning, Alumni

July 30, 2012

The Ball State Backyard is back for guests to visit at this year's 156th Indiana State Fair Aug. 3-19. Also returning for another year is Ball State Day from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Aug. 4 in the Agriculture-Horticulture Building.

This year marks the 10th year for the Ball State Backyard, an exhibit sponsored by the College of Architecture and Planning and developed by students and faculty from Ball State University's nationally ranked Department of Landscape Architecture. Its features include the Digital Dome (a digital art installation), landscaping designs and a garden train.

On Ball State Day (Aug. 4), visitors along State Fair Boulevard can play at the Ball State sports zone, receive free health screenings from Ball State's School of Nursing and try out their skills as TV news, sports or weathercasters and take home DVDs of their performances. Guests will also have the opportunity to win free items at the Alumni Association booth.

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By Mallory Sturgeon