Indiana State University

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Indiana State University

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Established 1865
School type Public, Coed
President Lloyd W. Benjamin
Location Terre Haute, IN, USA
Enrollment 11,360
Faculty 469
Revenue $128,300,000
Endowment $40,000,000
Sports NCAA Division I
Mascot Sycamore Sam
Website www.indstate.edu

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Indiana State University is one of the many state-supported universities in Indiana, located in Terre Haute, Indiana.

The school's athletic teams are known as the Sycamores. They participate in the Division I-AA Gateway Football Conference for football only and the Division I Missouri Valley Conference in all other sports. Athletically, it is best known as the alma mater of basketball legend Larry Bird.


Contents

Names

  • Indiana State Normal School, 1865-1929
  • Indiana State Teachers College, 1929-1960
  • Indiana State College, 1960-1965
  • Indiana State University, 1965-Present

Presidents

  • William Albert Jones, 1869-1879
  • George Pliny Brown, 1879-1885
  • William Wood Parsons, 1885-1921
  • Linnaeus Neal Hines, 1921-1933
  • Ralph Noble Tirey, 1934-1953
  • Raleigh Warren Holmstedt, 1953-1965
  • Alan Carson Rankin, 1965-1975
  • Richard George Landini, 1975-1992
  • John William Moore, 1992-2000
  • Lloyd W. Benjamin III, 2000-Present

School Seal

The Seal of Indiana State University depicts a book with a torch. The book symbolizes knowledge and truth gained here and the torch symbolizes the light of inspiration that comes to students in these halls. It was approved as the seal in 1929.


Sports

Mens

Women

Colors

The colors that signify Indiana State University are Yale Blue (or royal blue, depending on who you ask) and white. This was changed from Salmon Pink and White in 1899.


Mascots

The mascot changed rather recently. In 1969, a committee created the Chief Quabachi concept as a mascot for the school. This Indian Chief (and accompanying legend) was used as a mascot until 1989. In 1995, the university welcomed Sycamore Sam to the ISU family.

Songs

School Song

"March On (You Fighting Sycamores)," the university’s fight song, was authored and arranged by Joseph A. Gremelspacher, an ISU professor of music, as a pep song. It was first performed at a homecoming-eve pep rally on Oct. 20, 1939.

Alma Mater

Charles M. Curry, Professor of English and Literature authored The Alma Mater. It was originally entitled, "Indiana’s Normal" and first printed in a June 1912 issue of the Normal Advance.


External Links

Indiana State Homepage (http://www.indstate.edu)


Missouri Valley Conference:
Bradley | Creighton | Drake | Evansville | Illinois State | Indiana State
Missouri State | Northern Iowa | Southern Illinois | Wichita State
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Missouri Valley Conference

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