Blazing a trail

Sycamore who was the Indiana Department of Corrections’ first paid summer intern wowed her supervisors. “She has a great future,” according to the internship coordinator.

Last summer, Viridiana “Vivi” Benitez awoke at the break of dawn every day to go to prison. She earned glowing reviews from supervisors at the Indiana Department of Corrections — and overwhelmed the criminology and criminal justice department wit…
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The greater picture

What started as a Sycamore’s summer research project into phosphorus levels 93 million years ago could shed light on why fertilizer runoff creates “dead zones” around the world.

BY Elise Lima

Being a part of ISU history

A five-year oral history project aims to capture alumni’s favorite homecoming memory or favorite thing about State. Before you volunteer — there’s no do-overs or retakes once the camera or recorder is running.

BY Betsy Simon


A test of endurance

Indiana State University’s Tracy Osborne and Cody Inskeep achieved the biggest outdoor adventure of their lives last fall: a 26-day, 260-mile hike across the forests, deserts and mountains of California.

BY Elise Lima

Chance encounter

Georgianna Duarte is Indiana State’s first endowed chair and named professorship. Her career in education was inspired by the mentorship of a Benedictine nun.

BY Betsy Simon

Healing stronger

The basketball brotherhood helps Bronson Kessinger get back in the fray.

BY Brian Hudgins