October 29, 2009
Indiana State University will kick off its "March On!" fall tour Tuesday and Wednesday (Nov. 3 and 4) in Jasper and Evansville.
President Dan Bradley will lead a delegation of university and ISU Foundation representatives on a six-city tour of Indiana to discuss Indiana State's new five-year strategic plan and the foundation's newly-launched comprehensive fundraising campaign. The tour will also provide prospective students and parents with an opportunity to meet with admissions counselors to learn more about programs available and the college admission process.
The ISU strategic plan calls for a 15 percent increase in enrollment by 2014 as well as improved graduation rates. It also calls for moving some campus facilities to Terre Haute's planned "Riverscape" development and working with the foundation to diversify revenue in an effort to limit future tuition increases. Other goals include strengthening Indiana State's most distinctive programs, continuing to upgrade student housing and constructing a new "front door" campus entrance from U.S. 41. ISU's strategic plan is online at http://www.indstate.edu/strategic_plan.
The foundation's first comprehensive fundraising campaign is intended to fund areas representing four pillars of the university: student support, teaching and faculty development, program support and facilities. "March On! The Campaign for Indiana State University" raised more than half of its $85 million goal by the time of its public launch Oct. 23 in conjunction with Indiana State's 89th Homecoming celebration. The campaign is scheduled for completion in December 2011. Information about the campaign may be found at www.indstatefoundation.org/Marchon.
During Tuesday's visit to Jasper, ISU staff and administrators will meet with teachers and administrators of the Greater Jasper School Corp. A public reception is scheduled for 5 - 7 p.m. in the Kimball International Showroom, 1155 W. 12th Ave.
Wednesday's visit to Evansville will include meetings with Daniel Schenk, chancellor of Ivy Tech Community College - Southwest; Vince Bertram, superintendent of Evansville-Vanderburgh School Corp.; and Mayor Jonathan Weinzapfel. A public reception is scheduled for 5 - 7 p.m. at Old National Bank, One Main St.
Alumni, prospective students and parents are especially encouraged to attend the free receptions.
Additional stops on the "March On!" tour are scheduled for Nov. 17 in Fort Wayne, Nov. 18 in South Bend, Dec. 4 in Lafayette and Dec. 6 in Merrillville. More information is available by contacting the Indiana State University Alumni Association at 800-258-6478 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Media contact and writer: Dave Taylor, media relations director, Office of Communications and Marketing, Indiana State University, 812-237-3743 or email@example.com
President Dan Bradley will lead a delegation of ISU and ISU Foundation representatives on a six-city tour of Indiana to discuss the university's new strategic plan and the foundation's comprehensive fundraising campaign.