May 2017 - In This Issue:
Students have enjoyed the beautiful spring weather on campus.
Calendar of Events
May Events 
Saturday, May 13

Comm encement

Ceremony 1
College of Arts and Sciences
Scott College of Business
Bayh College of Education 
Processional 9:45 a.m.
Ceremony: 10:00 a.m.

Ceremony 2
College of Health and Human Services
College of Technology
Processional 2:45 p.m.
Ceremony: 3:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 20                        
Indiana State University Alumni Association and the Indianapolis Alumni Club
Indy 500 Qualification
Indianapolis Motor Speedway  Legends Row
4790 West 16th Street Indianapolis, IN
11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.          
Tickets: $45

June Events
Saturday, June 3
Indiana State Alumni Association
Day at the Down
Churchill Downs
700 Central Ave
Louisville, KY
Gates open at 11:00 a.m.
First Race at 12:45 p.m.
Tickets: $40, include access to Millionaires Row, lunch buffet, and an ISU gift
Tuesday, June 6
Coaches Caravan in Evansville
Ri-Ra's Irish Bar and Grill
701-B NW Riverside Drive
Evansville, IN
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. CT
Wednesday, June 7
Dubois County Alumni Golf Outing
Buffalo Trace Golf Course
1719 Jackson St
Jasper, IN
Lunch/Registration: 11:30 a.m.
Shotgun 12:30 p.m. ET
Dinner: 4:30 p.m.
Registration Fee
Individual: $60
Foursome: $240
Dinner Only: $20
Hole Sponsorship: $100
Wednesday, June 14
Coaches Caravan in Indianapolis
City Market
222 East Market St.
Indianapolis, IN
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, June 15  
Indianapolis Alumni Golf Outing
Maple Creek Country Club
10501 East 21st Street| Indianapolis, IN
Registration: 12:00 p.m.
Shotgun: 1:00 p.m.
Dinner and Awards: 5:00 p.m.
Registration Fee:
Individual: $80
Foursome: $320
Dinner Only: $25
Hole Sponsorship: $100
Thursday, June 22
Coaches Caravan in Griffith, IN
Bridges Scoreboard
121 North Griffith Blvd
Griffith, IN
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. CT
Friday, June 23
Northwest Indiana Alumni Golf Outing
Lake of the Four Seasons Golf Course
1048 N Lakeshore Dr
Crown Point, IN
Lunch: 12:00 p.m. CT
Shotgun: 1:00 p.m.
Dinner: 5:00 p.m.
Registration Fee:
Individual: $85
Foursome: $340
Dinner Only: $25
Hole Sponsorship: $100
Thursday, June 29                  
Jim Hartman Classic in Sullivan 
Sullivan Elks Club
600 W Wolfe St
Sullivan, IN
Registration: 12:00 p.m.
Shotgun: 1:00 p.m.
Awards: 5:00 p.m.
Registration Fee:
Individual: $50
Foursome: $200
Hole Sponsorship: $100

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Bradley to Step Down from Indiana State Presidency  
Plans to step down in January 2018
Indiana State University President Daniel J. Bradley announced on April 26 his plans to step down as the University's eleventh president effective January 2018.  

"The past nine years have been amazing and rewarding. As has often been said, however, there is a time for everything. Now is our time to reflect, to enjoy our grandkids and to plan our next great adventure," said Bradley of himself and his wife, Cheri. "Seventeen years as a university president and a first lady on two campuses is undoubtedly enough."

Bradley oversaw a period of unprecedented growth and progress on a wide variety of fronts, said David Campbell, chair of the ISU Board of Trustees.

Read more 
Michael Simmons Legacy    
His love for Indiana State will continue with the Michael Simmons Student Activity Endowment
Creative. Competitive. Generous.Those words are how Indiana State University President Dan Bradley remembers his friend, Michael Simmons.

A true Sycamore, Simmons, '64, used those qualities to forever change the experience of Indiana State students. He co-founded the Sycamore Tricycle Derby in October 1963 with his good friends, Tom, '64, and Debbie Bareford, '64, GR '67, as a way to keep students on campus during the weekend.

Simmons died Feb. 7 in Florida at the age of 77, but a $3.8 million planned gift to the Michael Simmons Student Activity Endowment will continue to inspire Simmons' love of teamwork -- and the lifelong skills it instills -- and will touch countless Sycamores for generations to come.

Read more on Simmons' legacy here
Sycamore Celebration
Alumna Eva Goble turning 107 this month
This month Indiana State University alumna, Eva Goble will be celebrating her 107th birthday! What better way to celebrate than receiving well wishes from fellow Sycamores?

Join us in wishing Eva a very happy 107th birthday by sending a card to the Alumni Association at the address below by May 10, and we'll surprise her with cards.

Please mail cards to:

ISU Alumni Association
Attn: Hilary Duncan
30 N Fifth St
Terre Haute, IN 47809

New Under Armour partnership 
Under Armour named official outfitter of Sycamore Athletics
Indiana State University and Under ArmourĀ® (NYSE: UA) have reached a new multi-year partnership agreement for the Baltimore-based global leader in performance footwear, apparel and equipment to become the official athletics outfitter beginning July 1.

"This is a historic agreement for Sycamore Athletics that aligns us with the leading global outfitter in sports today," Director of Athletics Sherard Clinkscales said. "It is an exciting time for our department and the same can be said of Under Armour as both of us continue to grow. As we 'March On' to the next chapter in Indiana State Athletics, we are honored to do it with Under Armour serving as the official outfitter of our programs."

Read more about the new multi-year partnership here.  
Alumni Feature
Paul Brill '53
As a child, the late Paul Brill was intrigued with Native Americans and their culture. Spending summers on his grandmother's farm in Riley, Ind., the boy would roam the woods and fields finding arrowheads and other artifacts.

That life-long fascination later led Brill to his dream job at the U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Indian Affairs. Starting there in 1958, Brill proceeded to spend the rest of his life working with and for Native Americans.

Now he will be laid to rest with his adopted family, the Omaha Nation in Nebraska. Brill died March 19 after suffering a stroke a few days earlier. Brill had turned 86 four days before his death.

Read more .
Blue Card Club Memberships 
Renew your Blue Card Club Membership
Don't forget to renew your Blue Card Club Membership for fiscal year 2018! The Alumni Association will send renewal information mid-June to all current members. The mailing will include your personalized Sycamore address labels and a form for you to renew your membership. If you selected the five year automatic renewal option last year, the Alumni Association will renew your membership automatically for you. For more information about the Blue Card Club, visit our website
Social Media Snapshot 
Featuring Alumni, Students, Faculty, and Staff
The Alumni Association student employees, Kelsey and Aryn (pictured), have been working to engage their fellow soon-to-be Indiana State graduates. They have created the #BeForeverBlue box, a gift containing exclusive Indiana State items along with a Blue Card Club membership that will be available for purchase at commencement. They have also partnered with the Student Alumni Association to host Sycamore Send Off. To keep up with the end of year excitement, follow the Student Alumni Association @indstatesaa and Alumni Association @indstatealumni. 
Commencement Speaker
Jessica Robertson '05
Commissioner of the Indiana Department of Administration and 2005 Indiana State graduate, Jessica Robertson will serve as the 2017 Commencement Speaker. Since earning a bachelor of science degree in finance,  Robertson has held several positions including the State of Tennessee's first chief procurement officer,
deputy commissioner over procurement in Indiana, as well as a Governor's Fellow with the State of Indiana. Once the treasurer and chief of staff for the Student Government Association, as well as a member of Sigma Kappa Sorority, Robertson remains involved with her Alma Mater by serving on the President's Advisory Board and Scott College of Business' Inaugural Young Professionals Board. We look forward to hearing Robertson's speech during commencement!