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.

BY Indianastate

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

Kelsey Darin, ’17

A last-minute class schedule change resulted in a mentor relationship with her professor — and helped launch Kelsey Darin’s product development career. Thanks, Professor Bob Guell!

BY Betsy Simon


Ron Culp, ’70

Alumnus’ stellar career in public relations started by him taking advantage of every opportunity possible while at State.

BY Betsy Simon

Reel relationships

Alumnus works to build connections that deepen and broaden the reach of the Indy Film Festival.

BY Libby Roerig

48-hour sprint

Sycamore couple finds a passion project with an expiration date.

BY Libby Roerig