Indiana State University Community School of the Arts Program Coordinator Named Visiting Artist at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

Indiana State University Community School of the Arts Program Coordinator and alum Emily Bennett ’14 has been selected by The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis as a 2025 Lechleiter Indiana Visiting Artist.

Bennett is one of two Indiana artists selected for the honor. Bennett creates sculptural art using different fibers woven onto metal structures. As shared by The Children’s Museum, Bennett “redefines what sculpture can be, weaving colorful fibers onto metal structures to create bold, vibrant pieces.” 

Indiana State University Appoints Nathan Christensen as New Director of Athletics

Indiana State University President Mike Godard has selected Nathan Christensen as the Sycamores’ new Director of Athletics. Christensen will join Indiana State after serving as Senior Associate Athletic Director of Development at South Dakota State University (SDSU) in Brookings, SD, since 2021. He will start on July 1, 2024.

Christensen will be officially introduced at a later date during a public event, which will also be live-streamed through Indiana State Athletics. Details about the program will be announced soon.

Indiana State University Announces 13th President

Indiana State University is pleased to announce that Dr. Michael “Mike” Godard will become its 13th president on June 1, 2024.

“As we reflect on nearly 160 years of serving the state of Indiana, I cannot think of a better time to welcome Dr. Godard as Indiana State University’s next president,” said Robert Casey, ‘80, Chair of ISU’s Board of Trustees. “The board and I are confident that with his commitment to student values, community engagement, and program quality, Dr. Godard is the right person to build on the university’s success and lead us into the next 160 years.”