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WORD FROM THE PRESIDENT What a joy it was to see ISU sophomore Noah Malone and alumni Evan Austin and Rob Griswold win medals at the Tokyo Paralympics. We are so proud of them and we’re grateful for the attention their achievements bring to Indiana State University. Most people reading STATE magazine know all about what makes ISU unique and beloved. We have a beautiful campus; world-class faculty; a focus on teaching and experiential learning; the state’s top rating for lifting graduates to new heights; an atmosphere akin to a private school but with a public school’s breadth of academic and extracurricular opportunities ... The list of attributes goes on and on. We need to share our success more broadly. Sycamores, it’s time to reintroduce ourselves, to urge people to take a new look at Indiana State University, to promote The Indiana State Advantage. The Indiana State Advantage is more than a bold, three-pronged guarantee for entering freshmen in Fall 2022 (see page 6). It is what ISU is all about. Everything is here for every student to succeed — honors, online, oncampus, first-generation college, Pell-eligible, international. And, Olympic athletes and Paralympic athletes. A lot of great things are happening at ISU. We ask that you brag a little to family and friends. Alumni and students are our best ambassadors. Thanks and Go Sycamores!

Deborah J. Curtis, Ph.D. President President Curtis and her husband, Lynn



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