From curricula to cars

After nearly 20 years working in and leading the State history department, Chris Olsen takes the wheel of the College of Arts and Sciences.

BY Judy-Anne Goldman

Verlain Betofe, ’10

A standout football player and a teenager who wasn’t perfect, Verlain Betofe speaks from experience when he mentors youth from his old neighborhood to stay in school and make good choices.

BY Jackie Sheckler Finch

Cynthia (Berry) Powers, ’69, GR ’70

Newly appointed to the Indiana State University Board of Trustees, Cynthia Powers has four loves: her husband, her family, her work and Indiana State.

BY Jackie Sheckler Finch



Kurt Baer, ’10

State alumnus has been honored with the Fulbright Award and leaves this fall to study ethnomusicology in Thailand.

BY Judy-Anne Goldman

Language builders

Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistants get the opportunity to teach overseas, observe educational differences between here and home.

BY Kristen Kilker, '17