January 2018 - In This Issue:

Calendar of Events
January Events 

Sunday, January 7
Sarasota Reception
Florida Alumni and Friends Tour  
Hosted by Jay McHargue, '80

Sarasota Yacht Club
1100 John Ringling Blvd
Sarasota, FL
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Monday, January 8
Orlando Reception
Florida Alumni and Friends Tour
Hosted by Norm, '70, and Linda Pellegrini, '71

5230 Fairway Oaks Dr
Windermere, FL
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, January 9
Tampa Reception
Florida Alumni and Friends Tour 
Hosted by Laurin Jacobson, '78

Whiskey Joe's Bar & Grill
7720 W Courtney Campbell Causeway
Tampa, FL
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Friday, January 12
Naples Reception
Florida Alumni and Friends Tour 
Hosted by ISU Alumni Association and 
Roger, '65, GR '67, and Glenda Schorr, GR '68
Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club
851 Gulf Shore Blvd North
Naples, FL 34102
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, January 17   
Indiana State Men's Basketball at Evansville
Pregame Event  Ri-Ra Irish Pub
701-B NW Riverside Dr
Evansville, IN
Pregame Event: 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. CT
Tipoff: 7:00 p.m. CT
Game tickets may be purchased by contacting the Hulman Center Ticket Office at 877-ISU-TIXS.
Register for pregame event

Wednesday, January 24
Founders Day
John W. Moore Welcome Center
1:30 p.m. 

Thursday, January 25
Performing Arts Series
Recycled Percussion
Tilson Auditorium
7:30 p.m.
For tickets, visit Ticketmaster.com

Wednesday, January 31 
Men's Basketball at Valparaiso
Pregame Event
Meet the 12th President of Indiana State University,
Dr. Deborah J. Curtis , during the event.
The Market
2405 US HWY 30  Valparaiso, IN
Pregame event: 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. CT
Tipoff: 7:00 p.m. CT

Game tickets may be purchased by contacting the Hulman Center Ticket Office at 877-ISU-TIXS.
Register for pregame event

Wednesday, January 31
Speaker Series:
Doug Lipp
Indiana State University's campus 
Tilson Auditorium
7:00 p.m.
Event is open to the public.
February Events
Saturday, February 3
Indiana State University Alumni and Student
Night at the Pacers
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
125 S Pennsylvania St
Indianapolis, IN
Pregame Event: 5:30 p.m.
Tipoff: 7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $20, includes tickets and a special ISU shirt
Friday, February 9 - Sunday, February 11
Basketball Alumni Weekend

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

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

Sunday, February 11
Sycamore Women's Basketball vs. Drake
Tipoff: 2:00 p.m.

Wednesday, February 21
Spring Career Fair


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

Pregame events before each game:
Hilton St. Louis - Downtown
400 Olive Street | St. Louis, MO
Time TBD
Thursday, March 9 - 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.  

Welcome to Indiana State University,  
President Curtis!
The Office of Alumni Engagement
Welcomes President Curtis to Indiana State University.

The Indiana
State University Office of Alumni Engagement would like to extend a special welcome to the 12th President of Indiana State University and alumna, Dr. Deborah J. Curtis! Welcome back to your Alma Mater! We look forward to traveling across the state and around the country with you to meet fellow Sycamores.  
Jones Medal Awarded to Several Indiana State Employees
Vice President for University Engagement, Dr. Nancy Rogers, and Executive Director of Alumni Engagement, Rex Kendall among recipients.
Some colleagues and community members deserve a medal for their dedication to Indiana State University. And that's just what President Dan Bradley and First Lady Cheri Bradley presented them with on Thursday, Dec. 7.
Bradley, who retired on Jan. 3, awarded the William Albert Jones Medal to more than three dozen people in recognition of their outstanding service, exemplary advice and counsel to his presidency.
"The Jones Medal is one of ISU's most important gifts to departing presidents. It allows Cheri and I to show our admiration and appreciation to some of the people who have been important to our personal and professional lives," Bradley said.
Created by President Richard Landini in 1992 in conjunction with his retirement, the award is named after the first president of the Indiana State Normal School. Each president since Landini has continued the tradition of recognizing individuals with this award either during their presidency or upon their retirement.
Winter Commencement 2017
Nearly 900 Sycamores participated in the ceremony, held December 15.
Indiana State University sent the Class of 2017 into the world with parting words from fellow Sycamores at the winter commencement ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 16.

There were 906 Indiana State students who applied to graduate, of which 386 undergraduates and 198 graduates signed up t  o participate in the commencement ceremony at Hulman Center.

Student speaker and political science major Shayla Bozdech of Effingham, Ill., offered her fellow graduates a message about sacrifices.

"Look at the world in which we live. There are many circumstances around us that might cause us to become disheartened and feel defeated. There are old problems in our world that have come back into light, and new problems that we, as the next generation of world leaders, are tasked with solving," she said. "These problems, they won't be solved by thousands of people choosing to simply follow their dreams. That's not how you got here today, is it? Your dream may have been to go to college, but when you look up in the audience and find the people in your support system, you can realize that you are not the product of a thousand dreams. You are the product of a thousand sacrifices."
Trustees Elevate 'Honors Program'
to Honors College

The Indiana State University Board of Trustees voted Friday, Dec.15 to transition the existing University Honors Program to an Honors College, effective immediately.

In the past 10 years, State's Honors Program has grown and evolved into be a large, robust student body and curriculum, with active student participation and a strong recruitment tool for high-achieving students.

"I am very happy about the establishment of the Honors College at Indiana State University," said Mike Licari, provost and vice president for academic affairs at State. "The current program, under the excellent leadership of Dr. Greg Bierly, has grown in student participation and has increased the academic resources available to honors students."

The structure and institutional commitment signified by a college-level unit in Honors should further increase the university's profile for recruitment of high-achieving students.
Alumni Feature 
Mark Roman, '80
Mark Roman attended Indiana State during the university's golden age of athletics. It was during his junior year when the Sycamore basketball team was led by legend Larry Bird, and made it to the finals of the NCAA Basketball Tournament in 1979.

"That was an amazing run by Indiana State, and a very exciting time for our university and the city of Terre Haute," said Roman, who still is a big fan of Sycamore athletics and a current season ticket holder for men's basketball.

Both Roman and his wife, Cyndi, graduated in 1980. He credits his experiences at State and relationships made for his life's successes. Roman's major was secondary education /vocational education.

Transforming Health Education 
An energy-efficient building that ensures high-quality learning and engaged collaboration is achieved with the new, highly functional Health and Human Services Building.
Marcee Everly can attest to the transformation of Indiana State's campus during her past decade on the nursing faculty. But the change she most anticipated was unveiled in December with the opening of the new Health and Human Services building.

Indiana State hosted a ribbon cutting at the $64 million expansion and renovation of the Health and Human Services building - the largest state-funded project in the university's history.

"We had simply outgrown the nursing building, but a lot of people weren't sure if they would see the day that we would get a new facility," said Everly, chair of the baccalaureate nursing department. "I'm glad I'm here to see it open."

In July 2016, the university broke ground on the silver LEED-certified project, which includes major upgrades to improve temperature control and air quality in the building as well as technology improvements. Interior space reconfiguration will enable academic programs to function more efficiently and an 87,000-square-foot expansion will house new and existing academic programs.

Read more in STATE Magazine

11th President Dan Bradley Received CASE V CEO of the Year Award
Dr. Bradley was presented with the CEO of the Year award in Chicago at the annual CASE V conference.
Indiana State University President Daniel J. Bradley has been named CEO of the Year by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education District V. Bradley received the award on Tuesday at the CASE V annual conference in Chicago.

CASE is the professional association for alumni relations, fundraising, communications and marketing, and government relations professionals who work at educational institutions.