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


How has State’s legacy changed?

There have been name changes, several mascots and a cast of new school colors, but through it all Indiana State has remained steadfast in its mission to make higher education accessible to Hoosiers for almost as long as Indiana has been a state.

BY Betsy Simon

The work of historians

Students roll up their sleeves during a trip to southern Indiana — and back in time.

BY Libby Roerig

What will history look like in 100 years?

While we have instant access to more information, photographs and videos than any other generation before, some fear, “easy come, easy go.” What will future generations of Hoosiers, Americans and humans on a large scale, be taught about the life we currently know?

BY Haley Sluboski

Evolving care

A research project to learn more about residents of the Vigo County Poor Farm shines light on the evolution of how we care for our country’s population in the most need. Indiana State is also training students to be leaders in the rapidly growing nonprofit sector.

BY Libby Roerig