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

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
5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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 
Sycamore Service Saturday
Deming Park Easter Egg Hunt
500 S Fruitridge Ave
Terre Haute, IN 
Noon to 3:30 p.m.

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

More information

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
Indiana State's Speaker
Series Presents:
Ann Rhoades: Former Executive Executive Vice President
of People,
JetBlue Airlines
Tilson Auditorium
7:00 p.m.

April Events 
Friday, April 6
Lambda Sigma Society 
and ISU School of Nursing
U.S. Deputy Surgeon General, 
Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams
University Hall Auditorium
8:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
Free to public.

Wednesday, April 11
Spring Alumni Networking Night
Hulman Memorial Student Union
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 
1:00 p.m. 
More information  

Friday, April 13
Presidential Inauguration Dinner
Sycamore Banquet Center
$100 per person
More information

Friday, April 20 - 
Sunday, April 22
Baseball Alumni Weekend
Bob Warn Field 
Former players and coaches will be recognized 
at the Saturday, April 21 Sycamore Baseball game.

Friday, April 20 - 
Saturday, April 21

Track & Field and Cross Country Alumni Weekend
Gibson Track & Field Complex
Former student athletes and coaches will be recognized during the Pacesetter Sports Invitational at Gibson Track & Field Complex. 

Friday, April 27
ISU Performing Arts Series Presents:
Brantley Gilbert with Aaron Lewis and Josh Phillips,
"The Ones That Like Me" Tour
Hulman Center

May Events 

Friday, May 4  
Ladies Tee
Country Club of Terre Haute
57 Allendale 
Terre Haute, IN

Saturday, May 5 - 
Sunday, May 6 
Softball Alumnae Weekend
Price Field
Former players and coaches will be recognized during the May 5 Sycamore game.

Saturday, May 12
Spring Commencement 
First Ceremony
at the Hulman Center

Commencement for the following colleges:
College of Arts and Sciences
Scott College of Business
Bayh College of Education
Processional 9:45 a.m.
Ceremony 10:00 a.m. to noon
Tickets are not required.

Spring Commencement 
Second Ceremony
at the Hulman Center

Commencement for the following colleges:
College of Health and Human Services
College of Technology
Processional 2:45 p.m.
Ceremony 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tickets are not required.

Friday, May 18 
Football Golf Outing 
Idle Creek Golf Course 
5353 Ryanne Marie Lane 
Terre Haute, IN 
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. 
$50 per person includes ticket, garage and suite access, and food. 
Upcoming Alumni and Friends Events in Indianapolis and Washington, D.C.
Meet the 12th President of Indiana State University in a city near you!
The Office of Alumni Engagement will be hosting Meet and Greet events with President Curtis in Indianapolis and Washington, D.C. 
Please join us in Indianapolis on Monday, March 12 at the Columbia Club downtown in the Crystal Terrace Ballroom from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The second event will take place the following day, Tuesday March 13, in Washington, D.C.
at the Metropolitan Club from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. as well.

Register for Meet and Greet events in Indianapolis and Washington, D.C. online today! If you have questions about the events, you may contact the Office of Alumni Engagement at 812-237-6143. 
Find out how Patty Butwin, '71, GR '74,
Stays Connected to Indiana State University!

Patty Butwin at Networking Night
Make plans to participate in Alumni and Student Networking Night  
Wednesday, April 11 in Hulman Memorial Student Union, Dede II.  
Your participation in this networking night will help students gain valuable skills.
U.S. Deputy Surgeon General to Speak at Indiana State University April 6 
Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams will speak on the topic of "promoting public health/translating evidence into practice" 8:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. April 6 in the University Hall Auditorium on the Indiana State University campus.

As Deputy Surgeon General, Trent-Adams, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., advises and supports the Surgeon General regarding operations of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps and communicates the best available scientific information to advance the health of the nation. She served as the acting Surgeon General, April-September 2017, and as Chief Nurse Officer of the Public Health Service, November 2013-May 2016.
Shop with Amazon and Support STATE!  
Make your first purchase with Amazon March 12 - 31 and the University will receive a portion of the proceeds!
Indiana State University has partnered with Amazon to offer Alumni and Friends an opportunity to give back to our Alma Mater while shopping online. For an exclusive time, March 12-31, Amazon will triple their donations to Indiana State from 0.5% to 1.5%. 

Amazon has made it easy for Alumni and Friends to designate Indiana State as a charitable organization of choice by providing this direct link

Whether you're shopping online for a family Spring Break trip, a birthday gift, or something for yourself, now is the perfect time to designate Indiana State University as your charitable organization of choice. Get started today!
Entrepreneurship among new minors approved by trustees
Read more in the article below.
The Indiana State University Board of Trustees approved two new minors Friday, February 23 -- entrepreneurship and human capital management.

"The beauty of these two minors is they fit in with so many other majors across campus -- somebody in music or engineering or education -- who doesn't want to learn how to think creatively?" said Aruna Chandra, professor in the management, information systems and business education department.

Both minors were developed after assessing industry needs and growth potential, surveying faculty, students and alumni, and performing a competitive analysis of peer institutions. "The overall objective is to link our programs to careers, industry demands and market trends," Chandra said.

Alumni Feature
Natalie Smailis, '12, GR '14
Natalie Smailis never envied her father's 60-minute commute to work each day from their home in Highland, Ind.

But it has made the Indiana State University graduate more appreciative
 of the two-stop, 10-minute train ride she has taken to her job for nearly two years at Yelp's downtown Chicago office, where
 she serves as an account executive for the online directory.

"As an account executive here, I cold call small businesses, build a repertoire with them and pitch them on Yelp advertising to grow their businesses," said Smailis, '12, GR'14, who earned a bachelor's degree in communication with a concentration in public relations and a minor in marketing. "Sometimes I talk to businesses that don't know they have pages on Yelp, and sometimes I talk to businesses that are really engaged with their page. Every conversation I have is different."

Alumni Golf Outings 

Wednesday, June 6 
Dubois County Golf Outing 
Friday, June 22  
Northwest Indiana Golf Outing 
Thursday, June 28  
Jim Hartman Classic  
Sullivan Golf Outing  
Friday, August, 3  
Terre Haute Golf Outing  

More information to follow!