Growing up on the practice field

Indiana State alumnus Donovan Wheeler, ’91, GR ’08, recalls ‘getting his face smashed’ by assistant football coach Sean Payton — and considers it just one of the many wonderful things the university did for him.

I don’t remember the down, and I don’t remember the score. I only remember that I wasn’t playing well, and I was pouting about it, wallowing in a miasma of self-indulgent woe. I behaved like that too often when I was younger. Actually, I behaved …
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A turning point

Indiana State alumnus and author John Bicknell, ’82, says America could be very different today, if the presidential election of 1844 had gone a different way.

BY Libby Roerig

Operation: Bat Research

Research by Indiana State graduate students in North Carolina and Tennessee aims to save the rarest of bat species.

BY Libby Roerig

Tales from the campus crypt

You may not believe in ghosts or spirits or things that go bump in the night, but folklorists believe human beings have just cause to hold a fascination with apparitions. And what better place to go ghost-hunting than a university campus?

BY Dave Malone, GR '94

Building hope

Jocelyn Gregg showed her Sycamore spirit of service by working a week in a Kenyan medical clinic helping patients with a variety of conditions and illnesses — from allergies to lymphoma.

BY Mallory Manning

Financing a future

Despite rising costs, a recent study found a college education is still worth the investment. Indiana State, with its legacy as a leader in keeping college affordable, is doing more than ever.

BY Dave Taylor