What is the impact of the world’s billionaires?

More than 100 years ago, J.D. Rockefeller became the world’s first billionaire — and changed our economy forever. Today’s richest people affect our daily lives, from the phone we use to the price tag on our lawn mower.

BY Betsy Simon

Solving economic ‘problems’

A musician and environmental economist for the EPA, Jared Creason, ’88, applies many of the lessons his father and longtime Indiana State economics professor Woody Creason taught him.

BY Amy Rogers Nazarov

Nancy Kaj, ’15

Nancy, an economics major with a minor in international studies from Lubumbashi in the Democratic Republic of Congo, was nominated by John Conant, chair of the economics department for her co-curricular activities. Among them, he notes faculty-led study abroad trips to Morocco and China and interest in sustainable development with a short-time shadowing of an alum who works for the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.
“And she is just an interesting person,” Conant said.

BY Indianastate

Is Peace Possible?

Diplomacy is an expensive, long-term effort of which it often takes generations to see the results. With peace at stake, is it possible for us all to get along?

BY Libby Roerig

Why do alumni volunteer?

The 2013 Washington Monthly College Guide places Indiana State at the top of its list of 281 national universities in the category of community service participation and hours worked by students, faculty and staff. Alumnus Michael Holthouse answers the question, “Why do you volunteer?”

BY Betsy Simon