Margarita Nemchuk, GR ’18

A graduate student in linguistics/teaching English as a second language from Novokuznetsk, Russia, Margarita Nemchuk would like to come back as a ’80s rock star. (Us, too!)

BY Indianastate


Sycamores in charge

Indiana State students make their mark on campus — and in the community — by applying what they’re learning in the classroom or their life’s passions.

BY Betsy Simon

Katelyn Kendall, ’19

Holland, Ind., native Katelyn Kendall recently volunteered as the music director for the Terre Haute Community Theater’s production of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.” She is a vocal music education major.

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Melanie Zeck, ’00

Alumna’s work as a researcher for the Center for Black Music Research combines her love of music, public service and learning.

BY Betsy Simon

Natalie Shanks, ’19

A communication major from Terre Haute, Natalie Shanks landed an internship with the 500 Festival this spring. Ironically, Shanks says she is a “paranoid” driver, and the festival celebrates the iconic IndyCar race.

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Passion for percussion

A School of Music professor’s sabbatical yields an album featuring Indiana State students and faculty and arrangements by accomplished Chicago composer Regina Harris Baiocchi.

BY Betsy Simon