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.

He wanted to impact his home state, and Indiana State University alumnus Sam Snideman, ’06, did just that as part of the team of state and education officials who undertook the overhaul of Indiana’s educational standards. Just a few years after acc…
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Striving for greater equality

In addition to advocating for a resource center on campus, Sycamores affiliated with the student group Spectrum offer education on gender and sexuality issues and provide a safe space for their peers.

BY Libby Roerig

Set in ‘Stone’

Senior first baseman Megan Stone has secured a handful of records — including school records in home runs and runs batted in — by being dedicated on and off the field.

BY Brian Hudgins

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

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 reputation.

BY Donovan Wheeler, ’91, GR ’08

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