GOING FOR GOLD

Behind the success of Indiana State’s track and field program is a star coach — well, a few star coaches.

BY Ace Hunt

THE BUSINESS OF MUSIC

Jason Miles, ’73, has had a successful career in the music industry by working hard and being unique. Now, he encourages aspiring musicians to do the same.

BY Libby Roerig

FISHING TEAM REELS IN BIG MONEY, FUN

The fishing team idea was born three years ago when four Sycamores showed an interest in creating one. They had been to different competitions to see what it was like and came to the consensus, “Why not at Indiana State?”

BY Amanda Marsh, ’15

TEACHERS COLLEGE STILL TURNING OUT THE BEST EDUCATORS

From its humble origins as a state normal school in the final days of the Civil War to its well-established status as the state’s educational leader to its emerging development as a national and international leader, Indiana State continues to extend its brand as an educational leader.

BY Donovan Wheeler, ’91, GR ’08

What’s the future for Syria’s children?

Indiana State adjunct professor Soulaf Abas, ’08, GR ’13, works to help Syrian refugee children heal with an art and letter exchange with students in Terre Haute. Her work is described as a ray of hope in the midst of the brutality and fighting.

BY Dave Taylor

Stepping up against hazing

Michael Hayes, ’84, GR ’86, is leading the national discussion about how to eradicate hazing in high schools and college. At Indiana State, officials in Greek life, athletics and band work to educate Sycamores about what hazing looks like and why it shouldn’t be tolerated.

BY Betsy Simon