Monday, July 28, 2014
Chris has solid goals in life,
He decides his circle of friends,
including Max, Tom, Jorge, Almo, Sam, Milo, Tuzo, and Sid,
Chris's mom become happy
when he goes to classes of Pottery,
Chris loves his mom.
Pottery is an interesting art,
In which Besty Cox teaches a lot:
Heli has fun with Sheby, Toni, Rain, Tonya, and Jackie,
Hudsen learns from Jeng, Bus, Pat, Mat, John, Brad, and Peter,
Chris respects his Dad.
Mud or clay, materials are free,
Mugs, Teapots, Bowls, flower vases....
All pottery projects look cool,
good for Kate, Anne, Dana, Larry, Scott, Jason, Chase, and Roses,
Chris is talented in soil plants pottery.
Sunday, July 6, 2014
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|Indiana State University|
|Endowment||$42 million As of June 30, 2012.|
|President||Daniel J. Bradley|
|Location||Terre Haute, IN, USA|
|Campus||small city: 235 acres (0.95 km2)|
|Former names||Indiana St. Normal School
Indiana St. Teachers College
Indiana State College
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|Athletics||12 Division I NCAA teams
|Affiliations||NCA, AASC, AACSB, MVC|
The Princeton Review has named Indiana State as one of the "Best in the Midwest" eight years running, and the College of Education's Graduate Program was recently named as a 'Top 100' by U.S. News & World Report while the graduate program in nursing was recognized as among the "Top 75' in the nation by U.S. News. The magazine currently classifies Indiana State University as a tier 2 national university. The current Carnegie classification for ISU is Doctoral/Research University. Forbes lists Indiana State University among the nations's top universities. Washington Monthly ranks Indiana State University #25 overall among national universities, #1 in community service by students, and #2 in service learning. Princeton Review has selected Indiana State University as one of the 322 most environmentally responsible "Green" colleges in the U.S. and Canada. Both the Princeton Review and US News recognize the ISU Scott College of Business as one of the top business schools in the nation. Also, ISU is a consistent member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll and has been named the nation's Non-profit Leadership Campus of the Year.
Indiana State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. ISU is also included in Carnegie's new Curricular Engagement and Outreach & Partnerships category that recognizes substantial commitments to both an academic approach to mutually beneficial and respectful community collaboration and extensive outreach and partnerships.
Indiana State offers 100+ majors, notably aviation, education, business, criminology, finance, insurance and risk management, music, nursing, athletic training, physical & occupational therapy, and construction technology; the university's graduate education, biological sciences, financial services, fine arts, school of music, nursing, clinical psychology, public affairs, physical therapy, physician studies, speech/language pathology programs are nationally recognized.
Indiana State is a diverse university, with 3.8% of students attending as international students and 19.5% of students belonging to a minority. Of the 19.5% minority students, 75.4% are African American, 8.3% are multiracial, 8.3 percent are Hispanic and Latino American, 5.8 percent are Asian American, and 2.1 percent are Native American.
Indiana State is the first public university in Indiana to require incoming freshmen to have a laptop. ISU offers Lenovo Thinkpad T430u laptops to incoming freshmen with high high school GPAs of 3.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale) as part of its Laptop Initiative.
ISU is a member of the College Consortium of Western Indiana. This membership allows students who are full-time at their home institution to take classes at the other member institutions of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College.
HistoryIndiana General Assembly on December 20, 1865, as the Indiana State Normal School in Terre Haute. As the State Normal School, its core mission was to educate elementary and high school teachers. The school awarded its first baccalaureate degrees in 1908 and the first master's degrees in 1928. In 1929, the Indiana State Normal School was renamed the Indiana State Teachers College, and in 1961, was renamed Indiana State College due to an expanding mission. In 1965, the Indiana General Assembly renamed the college as Indiana State University in recognition of continued growth.
Campus Stalker Hall reopened in fall 2005 after a complete renovation; Normal Hall, a Neo-Classic building erected in 1909, originally served as the library, and is line for renovation in 2011-12. In 2009, the university dedicated a more than 109,000-square-foot (10,100 m2) Student Recreation Center, financed via private funding and student fees. Also in 2009, the College of Education was relocated to the newly renovated, historic University Hall. The Scott College of Business has relocated to the renovated former Terre Haute Federal Building, a classic Art Deco building erected in 1933.
The Indiana State University field campus is an outdoor teaching, learning, and research area designed to accommodate educational programs and services. The field campus is located on 93 acres (380,000 m2) approximately 18 miles (29 km) east of Terre Haute near Brazil, Indiana, and includes eight man-made lakes.
Fairbanks HallFairbanks Hall serves as both a working art studio as well as gallery space for the art department of Indiana State University. Originally built as a Terre Haute public library in 1903-06; it is an outstanding example of Beaux-Arts architecture and constructed entirely from Indiana Limestone.
In 1903, Mr. Fairbanks offered to construct a new public library on a site the city would provide; it was to be named in honor of his mother Emeline Fairbanks. Terre Haute acquired a parcel of land at Seventh and Eagle Streets by May 5, 1903, the groundbreaking took place on March 15, 1904. On August 10, 1904, the cornerstone was placed. A timecapsule containing the history of the building, as well as a list of city and university officials, photographs of the namesake Fairbanks family, a copy of the program for the ceremony, copies of the city's newspapers and a 1904 Terre Haute city directory.
The informal opening and dedication of the completed building was April 29, 1906. On Saturday, August 11, 1906, a formal ceremony to open the building to the public was held, the following Monday, the Emeline Fairbanks Memorial Library opened to the general public.
In 1978, Indiana State University took ownership and following its renovation, it was christened Fairbanks Hall in honor of the prominent Terre Haute businessman and philanthropist, responsible for its original construction, Mr. Crawford Fairbanks.
As part of the new Indiana State Master Plan, Fairbanks Hall will receive a comprehensive study to determine a new use of the space. It is a historically significant structure and will continue to be used by the University.
- Architect: W. H. Floyd and C. E. Scott
- Contractor: The Modern Construction Company of Terre Haute
- Initial Cost: Unknown
Normal HallNormal Hall is the current home of the archives of Indiana State University. Originally built as the library in 1909, it is the last remaining structure from Indiana State’s Normal School era. In 1957, it was remodeled and in 1961, it was re-dedicated as ‘Cunningham Memorial Library’ in honor of Indiana State’s first Librarian, Mr. Arthur Cunningham (1891-1928). On the centennial of its construction, it was announced that it would be fully remodeled and will become a student academic honors center. Pg.3-5
- Architect: J.F. Alexander and Son
- Contractor: August Ohm
- Initial Cost: $150,000 (in 1909 dollars)
University HallThe Indiana State Teacher's College Laboratory School was a PWA-funded project. The land was donated to the University by the City of Terre Haute. The initial wing of the building was completed in July, 1935. The Sycamore Theater and a gymnasium were completed in 1937 through funding provided by an additional PWA grant. Terre Haute-native Gilbert Brown Wilson added several murals to the interior. The laboratory school used to operate as a unit of the Vigo County School Corporation. In 2008-09, it was renovated at a cost of $29.8M and became the new home of the Bayh College of Education.
- Architect: Miller and Yeager
- Contractor: PWA
- Initial Cost: $1,000,000 (1937 dollars)
2010 Master Plan
Colleges and school
|U.S. News & World Report||RNP|
- College of Arts and Sciences
- containing the Departments of: African and African American Studies • Art • Biology • Chemistry and Physics • Communication • Criminology • Economics • English • Earth and Environmental Systems • History • Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics • Mathematics and Computer Science • School of Music • Philosophy • Political Science • Psychology • Theater
- also containing: Center for Biodiversity Studies • Criminology Institute • Center for Economic Education • Center for Governmental Studies • Sociology Research Lab (SRL) • Center for the Study of Health, Religion, and Spirituality • Science Education Center • Center for Urban and Environmental Change
- Donald W. Scott College of Business
- organized into the three Departments effective January 2011: Accounting, Finance, Insurance and Risk Management (AFIRM) • Marketing and Operations • Management, Information Systems, and Business Education (MISBE)
- also containing: Small Business Development Center • Gongaware Center for Insurance Management • NetWorks Financial Institute • Center for Public Service and Community Engagement • Center for Research, Enterprise and Economic Development (CREED) • Leadership Development Institute (LDI)
- Bayh College of Education 
- containing the Departments of: Communication Disorders • Counseling • Curriculum, Instruction, and Media Technology • Educational Leadership, Administration, and Foundations • Educational and School Psychology • Elementary, Early, and Special Education
- also containing: Education Student Services • Professional Development Schools (PDS) • Blumberg Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Special Education • Instructional & Information Technology Services • North Central Association (NCA)
- College of Graduate and Professional Studies
- College of Nursing, Health, and Human Services 
- containing the Departments of: Advanced Practice Nursing  • Applied Health Sciences • Applied Medicine and Rehabilitation  • Baccalaureate Nursing • Baccalaureate Nursing Completion • Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport  • and Social Work  as well as The Landsbaum Center for Health Education • Richard G. Lugar Center for Rural Health  • West Central Indiana Area Health Education Center (AHEC) (This College was created July 1, 2007, incorporating the former College of Nursing and the College of Health and Human Performance. The first Dean of the College was Dr. Richard Williams who is currently the Provost of the University . Dr. Jack Turman, Jr. is the 2nd / current Dean of the College ).
- College of Technology
- containing the Departments of: Applied Engineering and Technology Management • Aviation Technology • Built Environment • Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology • Human Resource Development and Performance Technologies
- also containing: Indiana Packaging Research and Development Center • Technology Services Center • Technology Student Services • Air Force ROTC • Army ROTC
LibraryThe Cunningham Memorial Library collections include more than 1.3 million items. Undergraduate students may check out most materials for a three-week loan period, using their student ID. The library is part of the Library Consortium of Vigo County. Through a search engine called Fusion, students may search through 400,000 records found in the library catalogs for the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, and the Vigo County Public Library.
More than 110 full-time service computers are available throughout the library. Nine computers are equipped with scanners and one computer has ZoomText capabilities that enlarges print and screen and reads aloud for the visually challenged. New furniture, computer hardware, and software enable groups of students to collaborate electronically. Printers and photocopiers are also available. Collaborative, group, and individual study areas are offered as well as group study rooms. One study area is dedicated to adaptive technology, which includes a Braille display, a reading machine,a special individual monitor for people with retinal degenerative diseases, a head tracker, a multi-colored QWERTY layout with keys four times larger than normal, a voice-to-text program, and software to help people who struggle with reading.
- Undergraduate baccalaureate degrees: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.), Bachelor of Music (B.M.), Bachelor of Music Education (B.M.E), Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.),
- Graduate degrees: Master of Arts (M.A.), Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.), Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.), Master of Science (M.S.), Master of Social Work (M.S.W.), Master of Education (M.E.), Master of Music (M.M.), Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) Masters of Physician Assistant Studies (M.S.)
- Doctorates: Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.)
AccreditationIndiana State University as a whole has been accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools continuously since 1915. The College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and the College of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). The School of Music is accredited by National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). The nursing programs are accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC). The Bachelor in Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). The Undergraduate Athletic Training program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The Graduate Athletic Training program is accredited by the National Athletic Trainers' Association-Graduate Review Committee (NATA-PPEC). The Physical Education programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
Donaghy DayNamed for Fred Donaghy, graduate of the Normal School (1912) and a professor of life sciences, this tradition was initiated in 1976 as a day set aside for the community to celebrate the season and to work to help beautify the campus and surrounding community; Donaghy Day is now conducted during the first week of the fall semester and is used to acquaint new students with the university's commitment to community engagement.
HomecomingThe term Homecoming was first used in print announcements for the Alumni-Varsity Basketball Game on December 9, 1916. By 1919, this event became known as Blue and White Day and featured dances and entertainment for alumni of the Normal School. In 1921 the events were organized around a football game scheduled earlier in the autumn. A bonfire and pep rally were added to the festivities in 1922; the Blue-and-White Parade in 1923; and in 1937, Bette Whitmore (Kappa Kappa) was elected ISU¹s first Homecoming Queen.
Founders DayConducted in January or February of each year, this event commemorates the opening of the institution in 1870 when 23 students presented themselves to a faculty of three on the first day of classes at the Indiana State Normal School.
MascotsThe school has had two mascots. Early on in the school's history, the athletes were referred to as the "Fighting Teachers", until the students chose the name "Sycamores", from the abundance of Sycamore trees in Indiana and especially in the Wabash River Valley; though it is believed that the students voted on 'Sycamores' on a lark, never thinking it would win. During the 1950s and 60s, the sycamore tree itself was used as Indiana State's mascot. However, as a tree does not lend itself well to an athletic mascot, especially considering Indiana State's in-state rivalries with the Ball State Cardinals and Butler Bulldogs, the university created an Indian mascot named Chief Quabachi, and his Princess, in 1969. This change paid homage to the fact that ISU was the "State" university of a state named after Indians (prior to statehood Indiana was primarily inhabited by Indians). However, the university stopped using Chief Quabachi as a mascot in 1989. For six years, Indiana State did not have a mascot, until 1995, a blue-and-white "furry woodland creature" named "Sycamore Sam" was developed to replace Chief Quabachi and continues to serve as Indiana State's mascot.
TrikeThe Indiana State Tricycle Derby was first run in 1963 as a 10-lap race around the sidewalks of the Quadrangle on children's tricycles. The races featured a men's and women's division (the Powder Puff Derby). The races now feature men's and women's teams racing on specially built tricycles at the new Recreation East complex at Ninth and Sycamore streets. In October 2005, the Michael Simmons Student Activity Center opened at Rec East, featuring commemorative displays chronicling the history and the participants of trike and tandem, containing bleacher seating, an all-purpose room, restrooms, an observation deck, and storage.
The WalkThe unofficial tradition during homecoming is known as "The Walk." A large number of students, typically reaching in the thousands, make the two mile (3 km) walk east on Wabash Avenue towards the Football Stadium stopping and having a drink at each bar along the way. In 2010, the university launched “SoberRide” and “Designated Walker” programs for homecoming.
The Walk can be traced back to the early 1980s when students walked from Saturday night football games back to campus, stopping for a beer at every establishment that served beer, including the Pizza Hut, on Wabash.
Fight SongMarch On! (You Fighting Sycamores), the university’s fight song, was authored and arranged by Joseph A. Gramelspacher, an ISU professor of music, as a pep song. It was first performed at a homecoming eve pep rally on October 20, 1939.
"March On! (You Fighting Sycamores)"
- March on! March on, you fighting Sycamores, Sycamores!
- March on, you Statesmen tried and true!
- March on! March on to glorious victory
- Raise that flag of royal blue!
- March on! March on, you fighting Sycamores, Sycamores!
- Shout out that vict'ry song!
- Onward, ever onward to our goal!
- As we march on and on!
- Go Big Blue! Fight Big Blue!
- GO! STATE! WIN!
In addition to The Marching Sycamores (Pride of Indiana) the School of Music provides these other Ensembles available for music students to participate in as part of the well established School of Music: Concert Band, Jazz Combos, Jazz Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Steel Drum Band, Symphonic Band, University Symphony, Wind Orchestra, Basketball Band (Blue Thunder), Choral Ensembles, Concert Choir, Masterworks Chorale, Music Theater/Opera, Sycamore Singers, & Women's Chorale.