February 2018 - In This Issue:
Calendar of Events
February Events

Friday, February 9 - Sunday, February 11
Basketball Alumni Weekend

Friday, February 9
Women's Basketball Alumnae Night
Sycamore Women's Basketball vs. Northern Iowa
Hulman Center 
Tipoff: 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, February 10
Men's Basketball Alumni Day
Sycamore Men's Basketball vs. Loyola
Hulman Center 
Tipoff: 2:00 p.m.

Sunday, February 11
Sycamore Women's Basketball vs. Drake
Hulman Center 
Tipoff: 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday, February 13
Networking and Etiquette Dinner
Hulman Memorial Student Union 
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Email Dr. Darby Scism to register. 
Tuesday, February 13 
ISU Performing Art Series Presents:
The Letterman, 60's Pop Trio
Tilson Auditorium
7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, February 21
Spring Career Fair
Hulman Center
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

Thursday, February 22
ISU Speaker Series Presents:
Alexis Herman, Former U.S. Secretary of Labor
Tilson Auditorium
7:00 p.m.

Saturday, February 24  
Sycamore Service Saturday
Hulman Center Varsity Club Room
9:00 a.m. to noon

 March Events

Thursday, March 1 - Sunday, March 4
Arch Madness Men's Basketball Tournament
Scottrade Center
1401 Clark Ave
St. Louis, MO

Pregame events before each game:
Hilton St. Louis - Downtown
400 Olive Street
St. Louis, MO
Monday, March 5
Networking and Etiquette Dinner
Hulman Memorial Student Union  
5:00 p.m - 7:00 p.m.
Email Dr. Darby Scism to register. 
Wednesday, March 7
ISU Performing Art Series Presents:
Golden Dragon Acrobats: Traditional Chinese 
Dance & Acrobatics
Tilson Auditorium
7:30 p.m.
Monday, March 12
Meet and Greet Event
Meet the 12th President of
Indiana State University,
Dr. Deborah J. Curtis 
The Columbia Club
121 Monument Circle
Indianapolis, IN
5:00 p.m. to 7 p.m.
More information to follow. 

Thursday, March 8 - Sunday, March 12
Women's Basketball MVC Tournament
TaxSlayer Center
1201 River Drive
Moline, IL

Tuesday, March 13
Washington, D.C. Alumni Event
The Metropolitan Club
1700 H Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C.   
5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.   

Saturday, March 24
Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra Presents:
Starry Nights
Tilson Auditorium
7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 27
Networking and Etiquette Dinner
Indiana State University's Campus
Hulman Memorial Student Union 
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Email Darby Scism to register.

Wednesday, March 28
ISU Speaker Series Presents:
Ann Rhoades: Former Executive VP of People,
JetBlue Airlines
Tilson Auditorium
7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 11
Spring Alumni Networking Night
Dede II
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Friday, April 13 
Presidential Inauguration of
Dr. Deborah J. Curtis,
12th President of Indiana State University 
Friday, April 27
ISU Performing Art Series Presents:
Brantley Gilbert with Aaron Lewis and Josh Phillips,
"The Ones That Like Me" Tour
Hulman Center
Saturday, May 12
Spring Commencement
Saturday, May 19                                  
Indy 500 Qualifications Day
with Indiana State University 
Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Legends Row
4790 West 16th Street
Indianapolis, IN
11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.           

Distinguished Alumni Award Nominations
Nominate distinguished alumni for our most prestigious award. Deadline March 30.

The Distinguished Alumni Award has been presented to nearly 300 notable Indiana State alumni over the last 60 years. This award recognizes those alumni who have not only achieved success professionally, but who have made the constant commitment to making meaningful contributions to the growth and success of their local and global communities. It is the Alumni Association's most prestigious award.

Award recipients are nominated annually and selected by alumni, friends, faculty, and staff of the University to be honored during a special ceremony Homecoming week. If you wish to nominate an alum for this award, visit our website to submit a nomination form. Nominations for the October 2018 awards ceremony will be accepted until March 30. 
Find out how John Butkiewicz, '05, MBA '17, Stays Connected to Indiana State University!

Networking and Dining Etiquette Dinners
Volunteer as a Network Facilitator by interacting with students during Dining Etiquette Nights 
The Career Center would like to invite our alumni to participate as Networking Facilitators for one of our Networking and Dining Etiquette events this spring semester. This event allows students to learn the basics of introducing themselves to new contacts as well as dining tips and professional behavior during a business or interview meal. Being a Networking Facilitator simply means networking with students as they check-in to the event and helping to facilitate conversation at the dinner table. We also encourage you to share your professional networking and employment stories and tips with them throughout the night.
The three events will be held in Hulman Memorial Student Union (HMSU) and are scheduled for: 

Tuesday, February 13, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Monday, March 5, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 27, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
From 5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. each evening, Networking Facilitators will mingle with students as they check in. From 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., you will be seated at a table with students as an instructor guides the participants through a four course meal.
If you are interested in participating in one of the Networking and Dining Etiquette events, please email your name, job title, company name, and phone number to Dr. Darby Scism, Career Center Assistant Director.
Mark your Calendar - Missouri Valley Conference Basketball Tournaments 
Men's and Women's Missouri Valley Conference Basketball Tournaments sponsored by ISU Credit Union
Tournament time is almost here! Mark your calendars for Arch Madness State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Men's Basketball tournament March 1 through March 4 in St. Louis. The Hoops in the Heartland Women's Basketball Tournament will take place March 8 through March 11 in the Quad Cities.
  Alumni Engagement and Sycamore Athletic Fund will host pre-game events surrounding the tournaments. Check your email inbox the week of each tournament for more details. 

All-session tickets are on sale now by contacting the Hulman Center Ticket Office at 877-ISU-TIXS. The all-session tickets for the Men's Tournament are $175 and $60 for the Women's Tournament.

Alumni and fans may book hotel rooms at the official team hotels during the tournaments. For the Men's
Tournament, contact the Hilton St. Louis Downtown (400 Olive St.) by February 6 at 1-800-445-8667. Hotels available for the Women's Tournament include: Isle Casino in Bettendorf (1-800-843-4753) and Holiday Inn in Rock Island (1-309-794-1212).  

Visit the Hoops in the Heartland and the Arch Madness websites for more information about the tournaments.  
Indiana State University and Industry Partnerships
Partnerships with several industry leading companies, including Republic Airlines, leads to promising opportunities for Sycamore graduates.
Cameron Chiles has wanted to be an airline pilot ever since elementary school, when he took his first flight during a family vacation.
"We traveled through Chicago O'Hare and I saw all the operations and the controlled chaos - I just loved everything about it," said Chiles, '16, who grew up in Knox, Ind.
Chiles, 23, finally made that dream a reality when he joined Republic Airline as a full-time pilot this year. He started communicating with the company as a  freshman at Indiana State, and stayed in touch as he finished his bachelor's degree and accumulated the required number of flight hours to become a pilot.
Indiana State's relationship with Republic Airline is just one of the many valuable industry partnerships the university has formed over the years. 

Alumni Feature
Kenya Woodard, '02
Hoping to get a part-time job to help pay her tuition, Kenya Woodard went with her best friend to a job fair on the Indiana State campus. The experience changed Woodard's life.
"My best friend was a journalism major. I was an education major," Woodard recalled.
When the two stopped at the table for the student newspaper, The Indiana Statesman, both friends were handed a job application. "I filled it out, and the next thing I knew I got a call," Woodard said. "I wrote for The Statesman for four years."