Go Trees!

Indiana State’s nickname has taken on a life of its own, with an award-winning, lush campus landscape that provides inspiration for researchers.

When the student body of Indiana State Normal School voted in 1922 for the Sycamores nickname, some say it was a joke. Even if it wasn’t, surely no one could have imagined nearly a century later how truly spot-on the selection was. In Stephanie Krull…
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From mentee to mentor

As a member of the ’86 championship Bears team, Brian Cabral has played for and worked with some of football’s giants. Now, he’s a giant influence on the Sycamores’ defense.

BY Brian Hudgins

Dean of discipline

As the new head coach at a parochial school in South Carolina, Doug Dutton, ’92, taps the lessons from a star-studded career to help teach his football players.

BY Libby Roerig

Leadership cues

Rhagen Smith, a junior forward on Indiana State’s women’s basketball team, says she learned a lot about herself at a recent NCAA leadership conference.

BY Dave Taylor

A new standard

Sam Snideman, ’06, helped create education standards for the state of Indiana based on what he would want his son to master.

BY Betsy Simon