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Yearbooks: 1960s

Bureau of Business Research

Not strictly from the yearbooks, though one or two issues do mention it.

The Bureau of Business Research was created by John Thompson Moore. Moore was only here for 5 years, 1963 to 1968, in the Department of Marketing. After leaving Indiana State, he taught at Eastern Illinois University. He retired in 1987 and passed away in 1993. He wasn’t here that long but he must have thought well of the college because as well as setting up a scholarship at Eastern Illinois for business students, his wife also set up the “John Thompson Moore Memorial Scholarship” here for a “a needy and deserving student” which Is still being awarded.

According to Indiana: Business and Industry, October 1966, Volume 10, Number 10, page 11, the Bureau was formed in 1963, which must have been shortly after Moore arrived at Indiana State. "Supporting the academic units are a Computer Center (1963), Bureau of Business Research (1963), Institute for Research in Human Behavior (1965), Curriculum Research and Development Center (1965), Bureau of School Administrative Services (1966), Center for Family Finance Education (1966), Center for Governmental Services (1966), Institute for Industrial Research (1965), and several teaching centers." A copy of Indiana: Business and Industry can be viewed on the Internet Archive or as a PDF from this site.

Later, the director of the Bureau was Harry F. Krueckeberg who was at Indiana State from August 1969 to May 1978. There was also several research assistants at various times, among them Carolyn C. Couch, Kathy A. Knierim, Karen D. Pottinger, and Ronald L. Vaughn.

In 1974, the School of Business, largely due to the Bureau, was named a Small Business Institute by the United States Small Business Administration (USSBA) in August 1974. This was the first time any Indiana institution was named as such. In 1976, the Bureau was named the Indiana Small Business Advocate of the Year which was presented by Mitchell P. Kobelinski, Administrator of the USSBA.

The Bureau carried out research at both the state and national levels doing research for entities such as the Agricultural Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture, American Gas Association, Food Distribution Research Society, Kraft Foods, the Burkart Randall Division of Textron and the State of Indiana. For example, Computerized Checkout Systems for Retail Food Stores was written for the Agricultural Research Service in April 1971 (also available from this site as a PDF) and A Food Business Curriculum for Elementary Education for the Food Distribution Research Society in February 1976 (also available from this site as a PDF). The Bureau was also contracted to produce a "comprehensive national energy siting and facilities report for the State of Indiana in July, 1976. Another publication was "Face the Elderly: The Implications, Responsibilities and Opportunities" published in March 1976. According to the Computerized Checkout Systems for Retail Food Stores paper, other staff members of the Bureau were Robert W. Obenberger and Nathan L. Hull.

The Bureau was also tasked to research the effect of Indiana State Univesity had on Terre Haute and surrounding communities and a series of papers such as "Student Expenditures in the Terre Haute, Indiana Community" were published throughout the 1970s.

Another important feature of the Bureau was the annual "Business Outlook Forum" the first of which took place in 1969. The forums were to "inform local area businesmen and women of predicted developments in several business areas" and an effort to "build closer cooperation between the business community and the university." Something that continues to this day in various Scott College of Business initiatives, the West Central Indiana Small Business Development Center that is housed in Federal Hall and the annual Groundhog Day Economic Forecast Breakfast that is organized by the Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by the Terre Haute Savings Bank and the Scott College of Business.

Business Outlook Forum, January 24, 1973

The Fourth Annual Business Outlook Forum, "Businesses' Social Responsibility to the Community" at the Tirey Memorial Student Union (now Tirey Hall), January 24, 1973 (University Archives)

1960

School of Business

Business Department Activities Busied Faculty and Students
The business department lived up to its name this year as its members found many occupations. Two professors, Dr. Steinbaugh and James Lane, received Ford Foundation grants for study at Indiana University. Dr. Paul Muse served as national chairman of a National Unity Committee in the field of Business Education. Projects included a December business administration conference and the Annual Business Education Clinic in April.
Student organizations helped prepare students for careers in the professional as well as teaching field. The Accounting Club helped orientate accounting majors in their field. The Commerce Club furthered educational activities and helped promote closer relationships between business students and faculty.
The goal of every business education major was Pi Omega Pi, business honorary. Students with high indexes who had completed 15 hours of business and 2 hours of education were eligible for membership. This year the group gave a freshmen tea to acquaint freshmen with the students and purpose of Pi Omega Pi. It also presented an award to its outstanding senior on Honor Day.
Dr. Paul Muse was chairman of the department.

Commerce Club

Members of the Commerce Club met regularly for discussion and for get-acquainted sessions with the faculty.​

Commerce Club, November 5, 1959

The 1960 Commerce Club (1960 Sycamore, page 104 & University Archives)

Pi Omega Pi  (Chi Chapter)

Pi Omega Pi, Chi Chapter, November 5, 1959

Pi Omega Pi, November 5, 1959 (1960 Sycamore, page 105 & University Archive)
First row is Barbara Beno.
Second row, from left to right is Patricia Bitts, Mary Ellen Blevins, Carol Dix, Joy Ellshoff, and Mary Jo Bradley.
Third row, from left to right is Raymond Sifrig, Alyce Ell, Deana Van Slyke, and Nancy Hill.
Fourth row, from left to right, is Alan Barcus and Connie Dix.

Faculty

business faculty 1960

This is in 1960 Sycamore, page 104, but is also in the University Archive dated 1959

Front row, from left to right: P. William Vaugn, Robert Steinbaugh, Irma Whetstone, Herman Truelove, George Eberhart, and Paul Muse.
Second row, from left to right: Robert Harrington, Edward Bocko, Roy Hunter, V. E. Breindenbaugh, Harold Nelson, and Byron Brown.
Third Row, from let to right: James Knoblett, Robert Hoskinson, Jess Bowers, Helen Wood, Ruthetta Krause, Leone Orner, Loeva Bell (secretary), Rosemary Kanizer (secretary), and Pat Collins (secretary). 

Business Class

Business Class 1960

Paul Muse instructs students in using business machines University Archive

Fraternity: Delta Sigma Pi

Note: Delta Sigma Pi is a professional fraternity organized to foster the study of business in universities and the Delta Tau chapter was created at Indiana State on October 10, 1959. 

 Delta Sigma Pi, Delta Tau chapter, December 3, 1959

Counterclockwise: Stanley Owen, Noble Carter, Karl Nipple, Bill McFarland, Mike Gariup, Charles Smith, Ron Johnson, Donald Kitchel, Ron Zuk, Bruce Strupp, Ray Hahn, Damian Macey, Dr. George Eberhart, Wayne McHargue, Herb Abbott, Jack Percy, Jim Knoblett, Ron Lutes, Jack Whitinger, Bill Barrett. (1960 Sycamore, page 105 & University Archive)

 Around Campus: Teaching Materials

The Teaching Materials room offered hi-fi records for study and enjoyment
Teaching Materials Center’s Supplies Were Ready for Use
Approximately 8,500 books, 1,300 film strips, 1,200 recordings, and 5,000 standardized tests were available to students and faculty in the library’s Teaching Materials Center. In addition, curricular bulletins, art prints, slides, and pamphlets were ready for use at any time. The center, opened on a full-time basis in July, 1955, has been used not only by student teachers but also by classes in children’s literature, curriculum planning, and many others.

Teaching Materials Room, March 9, 1960

Teaching Materials Room (1960 Sycamore, page 91 & University Archive)

 Around Campus: Hipsters

Hipsters, 1960

Beat! Beat! Beat! Bongo drums and a cool mandolin accompanied these hipsters as they went way out. (1960 Sycamore, page 93)

1961

Note: Indiana State Teachers College was renamed to Indiana State College.

School of Business

Future Business Club initiated by Department
The professional setup in the business department took shape in terms of major changes effective in the departmental organization. Opened to all business freshmen this year was a collegiate chapter of Future Business Leaders of America. As a result of student participation in this organization, selections were made for professional and honorary groups.
Pi Omega Pi was an honorary group for business education majors. The professional organization for men in business administration was Delta Sigma Pi. Recently organized for the women in the department was the Indiana State Business Women’s Club. Membership in this organization was open by selection to business women in the department. Accounting majors in the upper classes had the Accounting Club as their professional organization.
Faculty activity was extensive this year. Dr. Muse was chairman of the National Committee on Unification which endeavored to unify all professional business education associations into a national and regional cooperative membership.

Faculty

Business Faculty 1961

Business Faculty 1961 Sycamore, page 102 & University Archive

Business Faculty. Row 1 -  Dr. Leone Orner, Ruthetta Krause, Dr. Paul F. Muse, Wynnie Ford, Myrtilla Nash, and Ruth Hartman.
Row 2 -  William Neihart, Jess Bowers, Byron Brown, Harold Nelson, Dr. Robert Hunter, Dr. Robert Steinbaugh, Vachel Breidenbaugh, Herman Truelove, Dr. Robert Harrington, Dr. George Eberhart, and Richard Becker.

Future Business Leaders of America (Phi Beta Lambda)

Future Business Leaders of America, February 21, 1961

Row 1 – Stephen Highsmith, John Skene, Joyce Miller, Paula Stepp, Jay Newell, Dr. Paul F. Muse
Row 2 – David Cline, Larry Silverman, Jack McLaine, John Morgan, Kenneth Stewart, David Harwood, Don Tate
Row 3 – Lewis Drake, Larry Van Arsdall, Mariam Doyle, Michael Mitchell, Louis Green, Jerry Cooper
Row 4 – Janet Powers, Linda Wilson, Martha Miller, Ruth McAninch, Mildred Tippin. (1961 Sycamore, page 102 & University Archive)

Future Business Leaders of America, February 21, 1961

Officers of the The Future Leaders of America, Phi Beta Lambda honorary business fraternity (University Archive)

Pi Omega Pi  (Chi Chapter)

Pi Omega Pi, national business education fraternity, was the goal of every business or commerce major. The purpose of the honorary was to stimulate fellowship among business teachers. Business majors and minors with an overall index of 3.00, a business index of 3.00, and an education index of 3.00 were qualified for membership.
A representative group attended the National Convention in Chicago during the year. Each month the organization published a pledge manual and the Commerce Quill, a paper containing information on the Business Department. A used book sale was sponsored as a project by the group.
Officers for the year were: Leon Pickard, president; Melvin Southard, vice-president; Bettye Lou Leistner, secretary; Robert Schafer, treasurer. Dr. Robert Harrington sponsored the group.

Pi Omega Pi, Chi Chapter, 1960

Pi Omega Pi (1961 Sycamore, page 103 & University Archive)
Row 1 – Leon Pickard, Bettye Lou Leistner, Phyllis Deno, Guyann Gleason.
Row 2 – Anita Landenburger, Barbara Minnick, Juldine Scherer, Robert Schafer.
Row 3 – Melvin Southard, Tom Konopasek, Dr. Robert Harrington.

Fraternity: Delta Sigma Pi

Delta Sigma Pi, international professional business administration fraternity was organized on campus last year. Male non-teaching business majors with an above average index were eligible for membership.
“How Should I Conduct Myself During An Interview?” was a panel discussion sponsored by the organization last year. Top personnel managers led the debate. Dr. Paul F. Muse, chairman of the business department, served as moderator for the panel.
Judi Barter, Gamma Phi Beta, was chosen “Rose of Delta Sig” at the annual dance and competed for the national “Rose of Delta Sig” title.
Officers were: Wayne McHarque, president; bill Warrick, senior vice-president; Herb Abbott, junior voce-president; Ken Crocker, secretary; Fred Bledsoe, treasurer.

Delta Sigma Pi, Delta Tau chapter,1961

Delta Sigma Pi: Row 1 – Bill Kidwell, Gary Acree, Dr. Robert Steinbaugh, Bill Warrick, Dr. Paul Muse, Wayne McHargue, Bill Taylor, Jack White, Don Naas
Row 2 – Bill Lundwall, Dan Merrell, Larry Smith, Wilbur Hancock, Carl Nipple, Bob Mayfield, Dick Wilson, Fred Bledsoe, John Scott, Bill Sisson, Bill Barrett, Ken Crocker,. Not present – Herb Abbott. (1961 Sycamore, page 103)

Around Campus: Graduation Tradition

Graduation tradition, 1960

The 1960 procession paused to drop class cards into a small vault. Traditionally, the vault is buried on campus so that a part of each class remains at its alma mater. (1961 Sycamor. page 80)

1962

Notes: The Business Department moved to renovated Science Building on north side of the quadrangle (formerly the Classroom Building)

School of Business

Business provided graduate and undergraduate instruction for business majors and minors. The department sponsored three organizations: Phi Beta Lambda, chapter of Future Business Leaders of America; Pi Omega Pi, national business education honorary; and Delta Sigma Pi, national fraternity in business administration.
Two-thirds of the business majors were on a curriculum other than teaching. Nineteen staff members served 1,761 class enrollees. With the new location to which the department moves this summer, additional growth will accommodate thirty staff members and 3,500 students.

Remodeling of the Business Building, 1962

Remodeling of the Business Building - University Archives

Students work with adding machines

Students operate an adding machine, January 10, 1962 (1962 Sycamore, page 54 & University Archive)
Even omitting a few cents could make a drastic mistake in the outcome of an expense sheet, so these guys pinched theoretical pennies for the right answer.

Faculty

Business Faculty 1962

This is in 1962 Sycamore, page 54, but is also in the University Archive dated 1961

Business Education Conference 1962

Business Education Conference 1962 University Archives

Future Business Leaders of America (Phi Beta Lambda)

Future Business Leaders of America (Phi Beta Lambda), January 16, 1962

Future Business Leaders of America (Phi Beta Lambda), January 16, 1962 (University Archives)
Front row-Joyce Miller, Jay Newall, Tom Hixon, Donna Buchanon, Pat Aman, Eva Bridgewater. Second row-Al Hawkins, Kay Armstrong, Myrna Rhees, Deanna Summers, Mary Schultz, Sharon Brakely, Carolyn Upshaw. Third row-Mary Pennington, Martha Miller, Judy Stout, May McQueen, Mike Silverman. Fourth row-Mike Willison, Bob Cochran, Mike Mitchell, Lewis Drake, Doug Lockhart. Fifth row-Hilary Gramelspacher, Lucille Judd, Larry VanArsdale, John Shene, Bob Vaught. Back row-Paul Muse, William Eaton.

Pi Omega Pi  (Chi Chapter)

Pi Omega Pi, Chi Chapter, 1962

Pi Omega Pi (1962 Sycamore, page 55)
Row 1 – Carleen Howard, Rita Kunkle, Kay Herndon, Juldine Scherer
Row 2 – Dr. Robert Harrington (sponsor), Sally Mitchell, Janet Powers, Phyllis Deno, Kenneth Arthur

Fraternity: Delta Sigma Pi

Delta Sigma Pi, international professional business administration fraternity.

Delta Sigma Pi, Delta Tau chapter, 1962

Delta Sigma Pi members. Front row - Bob Mayfield, John Thomas, Bob Warren, Fred Ervin, Bob Swander, Tom Maloney, Jack Spitler, George Harmon, Steve Evans, Jacque Richey, Robert Murray. Second row-Bill Warrick, Robert Steinbaugh, Walter Shake, Tom Druley, Robert Smith, Robert Ward, Hansik Kim, Richard Rice, Louis Meneilly, Stephen Elmerick, Max Borders, Otto Berlin. Back row-Jack McClaine, Larry Smith, John Scott, Bill Barrett, Alan Schwartz, Charles Cummins, David Harwood, Don Tate, Mel Muranaka, Louis Green, Bob Paton. (University Archives & 1962 Sycamore, page 55)

Student: Bill Warrick

Graduation, 1962

Mary Beth Fleischhauer and Bill Warrick of the junior class led these happy collegians to the climax of college life and to the beginning of adulthood in a world they were prepared to improve. (1962 Sycamore, page 48)

Bill Warrick, November 2, 1961

Bill Warrick, November 2, 1961 (University Archive)

Around Campus

Indiana State Teachers College was renamed to Indiana State College. Here students are seen with the old college sign at the corner of Seventh Street and Wabash Avenue in Terre Haute on January 22, 1962.

Old Indiana State Teachers College sign

A tangible sign of progress – a sign with “Indiana State College” – replaced the old one, declaring us a “teachers’” college no longer due to an enactment of the state legislature.(1962 Sycamore, page 17University Archive

1963

Aerial View of Indiana State University Campus

Aerial view of the campus, August 1, 1963

Aerial view of Indiana State University Campus, August 1, 1963 (University Archive)

When this photo was taken the School of Business had just moved into its new home, the remodelled Science Building which is on the north (top) side of the Quad. To the east (right) of the School of Business is Normal Hall and to the right of that is the Fine Arts Building, the second floor of which housed the Department of Business from 1940 to 1963. Statesman Towers, the east one of which was home to the college from 1981 to 2012, were not built until 1968. Federal Hall, which housed Tere Haute's Post Office, FBI officies and Federal Court, and which in 2012 became the home of the Scott College of Business can be seen towards the bottom right corner. "Old Main" the original home of the Commerce Department stood where the Quad is now.

School of Business

Department Moved to Remodeled Building: The business department moved to its new home, the remodelled Science Building, this year. The department was well prepared for the building, as it housed twenty-five classrooms and a faculty with eighty-nine years of education experience. New this year was a course which divided beginning shorthand students into two groups – those with previous shorthand education, and those without. Two honorary business fraternities continued to provide extra-curricular activity in the business field: Pi Omega Pi, national business education fraternity, and Delta Sigma Pi, an international professional business administration fraternity.

Business Classes

Business Class 1963

Business Class 1963. University Archives 

Business addition class, March 8, 1963

Addition Class, March 8,1963 (1963 Sycamore, page 176University Archive)
Fingers flew as speed becomes a contest with oneself, a race of man against machine

Business dictation, March 8, 1963

Dictation Class. The Business Department, occupying the remodeled science building, also benefited from the newest and most modern equipment available. (1963 Sycamore, page 176 & University Archive)

Typewriting Class 1963

Typewriting Class (1963 Sycamore, page 177University Archives)

Duplication

The Ditto and Banda were types of spirit and wax low cost, low capacity, low fidelity, duplication machines. If you've used any of the machines, the smell of the spirit is unforgettable.]

Copying using Ditto machine, March 25, 1963

Operating the Ditto machine was a job which gave one popularity when it came time for organizations to pass out duplications. (1963 Sycamore, page 177 & University Archive)

Business Faculty

Business Faculty 1963

This is in 1963 Sycamore, page 176, but is also in the University Archive dated 1962

Future Business Leaders of America (Phi Beta Lambda)

Future Business Leaders of America (Phi Beta Lambda), November 4, 1963

Future Business Leaders of America (Phi Beta Lambda), November 4, 1963 (University Archive)
Front row-M. Bush, R. Hunter (sponsor), P. Muse (sponsor), D. Lockhart, M. Baker, J. Haverkamp, H. McQueen, A. Miller, D. Jack. Second row-S. Bechtel, C. Franklin, H. Toon, B. Thursby, J. Stevens, J. Spargur, L. Ritchey, D. Green. Third row-L. Parr, R. Motz, P. Chambers, E. Chowning, S. Nolan, P. Price, N. Mundy, J. Brindley. Fourth row-D. Morgan, M. Wisley, P. Woods, P. Sawicki, S. Keeler, G. Jamieson, A. Harrison, S. Blank. Fifth row-S. Lientz, A. Stone, H. Russell, E. Wood, D. Gretencord, S. Gastineau, C. Knight. Sixth row-D. Miller, T. Fleener, R. Seibel, D. Sibbitt, C. Vance, H. Green, P. Riley. Back row-A. Hawkins, H. Truelove, J. Knoblett, S. Smith, I. Jamieson, M. Vuckovich.

Pi Omega Pi  (Chi Chapter)

Pi Omega Pi, Chi Chapter, 1963

Pi Omega Pi (1963 Sycamore, page 177)
Front Row – Kenneth Arthur (president), Rita Kunkle (vice-president), Dr. Robert Harrison (sponsor), Janet Powers (treasurer), Kay Herndon (secretary)
Back row – Joyce Miller, Kay Armstrong, Ralph Harner, John Skene, Margie Calvert, Sandra Truitt.

Fraternity: Delta Sigma Pi

Delta Sigma Pi, international professional business administration fraternity.

Delta Sigma Pi, Delta Tau chapter, January 17, 1963

Delta Sigma Pi: Front Row – John Thomas, Thomas Maloney, Thomas Druley, Louis Green, Don Tate
Second Row – David Harwood, Richard Uahinui, James Pridemore
Third Row – Thomas Scott, John Stegall, Fred Ervin, Frank Garzolini
Fourth Row – Earl Kester, Paul Sweeney, Joseph Bloom
Fifth Row – Frank Byrne, Bill Hansen, Bob Ross
Back row – Otto Fal, Harold Paul, Bob O’Daniel (1963 Sycamore, page 177 & University Archive)

Around Campus: The Fine Arts Building

The Commerce Department moved from Old Main to the Fine Arts and Commerce Building in 1940. In 1962, it moved again to the old Science Building and in 1964 was renamed to the School of Business.

Fine Arts and Commerce Building, January 8, 1963

The Fine Arts builiding on January 8, 1963 (University Archive)

Around Campus: Truth

In Dealing With Truth, We Are Immortal - Henry David Thoreau

“In Dealing With Truth, We Are Immortal” - Henry David Thoreau (1963 Sycamore, page 239)
A senior reflected in silence before the impressive inscription on the library, which had inspired him like others before.

1964

Notes: The School of Business created with Dr. Paul Muse as dean. Dr. Muse was the Chairman of the Department of Commerce from 1947 to 1964. When the School of Business was created in 1964 he became dean and remained so until his retirement in 1971.

School of Business

The area of business at Indiana State College experienced a continuous growth from its inception in 1918 until today it has grown into one of the largest units of the institution. In addition to the regular academic courses, the business area provided short study courses in various business and industrial areas, many non-degree offerings as well as a wide range of consulting services to business and industry that reflected the modern changing times. Business students at Indiana State had a wide range of extra-curricular activities open to them within the department. Various clubs, fraternities, honor societies and special interest groups were quite active.

Business Building 1964

The Business Building, later known as Classroom Building University Archives
To the right is the library, now known as Normal Hall; and the Women's Physical Education building

Business Building 1964

The Business Building, later known as Classroom Building in August 1964 (1965 Sycamore, page 112University Archives)
To the left is Parsons Hall

Business Faculty

Business Faculty 1964

This is in 1964 Sycamore, page 172 and in the University Archives dated 1963

Business faculty: Front Row - R. Hunter, C. Hornung, Dr. P. Muse, B. Minnick, H. Truelove.
Second Row – Dr. R. Harrington, W. Ford, Dr. L. Orner, R. Krause, I. Wetstone.
Third Row - R. Becker, Dr. R. Steinbaugh, J. Knoblett, J. Smith, J. Dyer.
Back Row - M. Southard, Dr. G. Eberhart, V. Breidenbaugh

Business Industry Seminar 1964

Business Industry Seminar 1964 University Archives

Pi Omega Pi  (Chi Chapter)

Pi Omega Pi, Chi Chapter, December 5, 1963

Pi Omega Pi, Chi Chapter, December 5, 1963 (1964 Sycamore, page 172 & University Archive)
Front Row – Dr. R. W. Harrington (sponsor), M. Calvert (vice-president), J. Miller (president), Mr. R. Becker (sponsor).
Back Row – B. Davis (treasurer), C. Whitaker (secretary), D. Summers, J. Skene.

Fraternity: Delta Sigma Pi

Delta Sigma Pi, international professional business administration fraternity.

Delta Sigma Pi, Delta Tau chapter, October 22, 1963

Delta Sigma PI: Front Row – B. Griewe, D. Jones, B. Hansen (vice-president), T. Scott (president), P. Sweeney (treasurer), D. Harwood (secretary), B. Kirkland, K. Craig.
Back Row – J. Donnelly, M. Watson, B. Stephens, G. Bush, E. Koster, J. Smith, T. Bareford, E. Andrews, Mr. B. Brown (sponsor). (1964 Sycamore, page 172 & University Archive)

Around Campus: Trike Race

The Trike Race is part of Indiana State's Homecoming traditions. Today, the Trike Race is held at Recreation East using specialized frames, but that wan't always the case. The Trike Races started in 1963 with students riding children's tricycles around the Quad. In 1967, larger tricycles were customized using frames from Sting-Ray model bicycles. The race moved from the Quad to Marks Field adding more laps and introducing exchanges to make it more competitive. Riders then began conditioning exercises and practices. Due to resurfacing of Marks Field in 1992, the race was moved to Indiana State's Driver Education Center at the Wabash Valley Fairgrounds located five miles south of campus. Today, the race is held at Recreation East which was dedicated in Spring 2000.

Trike Race, 1964

Trike Race, October 16, 1964 (University Archive)

Trike Race, 1964

Students stand at the edges of the trike race track, 1964. Pickerl Hall and the Business Building, later known as the Classroom Building, are visible. (University Archive)

1965

Note: Indiana State college was renamed to Indiana State University

Not only were many business classes in the Business Building, but also several classes were broadcast over television.
The School of Business was officially established and started operation in September of 1964. During the year Dr. Robert Steinbaugh was made chairman of the division of business administration and Dr. Ralph Mason was made chairman of the division of business and distributive education.
The school administered itself through an administrative committee made up of Dean Muse, Dr. Steinbaugh, Dr. Mason, Dr. Moore, and representatives from each of the major areas in the school.
During the year approximately thirty new graduate students started their program in business administration. This gave the school a total of approximately 1,200 undergraduate majors and minors and about 160 graduate students at various levels in their graduate work. (1965 Sycamore, page 112)

Business Faculty

Business Faculty 1965

This is in 1965 Sycamore, page 113 and in the University Archives dated 1964

Business faculty: Front Row - M. Christmas, C. Horning, Dr. P. Muse, V. Breidenbaugh, B. Schultz.
Second Row - J. Skene, Dr. L. Orner, W. Ford, R. Becker, R. Krause.
Third Row – Dr. J. Moore, H. Truelove, T. Berryman, R. Hunter. Dr. G. Eberhart.
Fourth Row – Dr. J. Knoblett, J. Bowers, A. Smith, J. Berens, Dr. J. Lane.
Back Row - B. Brown, Dr. R. Mason.

Paul F. Muse, January 7, 1965

Paul F Muse, Dean of the School of Business (1965 Sycamore, page 112 & University Archive)

James Lane and Dr. Nouelette, 1965

James Lane and Dr. Nouelette in front of the School of Business in 1965 (University Archive)
James E. Lane was chair of the Department of Accounting. 

Future Business Leaders of America (Phi Beta Lambda)

Future Business Leaders of America (Phi Beta Lambda), December 17, 1964

Future Business Leaders of America (Phi Beta Lambda), December 17, 1964
Front row, from left to right: S. Nelson, S. Eller, S. Lientz, M. Baker, R. Browning, S. Nolan, C. Crandall, C. Hales, M. Wisley, and J. Deig. Back row, from left to right: S. Gastineau, E. Knight, M. Breclaw, K. Rogers, R. Burns, P. Dudash, A. Miller, K. Kester, C. Sampson, S. Martin, and C. Villwock. (1965 Sycamore, page 113 & University Archive)

Pi Omega Pi  (Chi Chapter)

Pi Omega Pi, Chi Chapter, 1965

Pi Omega Pi (1965 Sycamore, page 112 & University Archive)
Front row, from left to right: L. Cox (treasurer), L. Ritchey (secretary), S. Walker (vice president), and C. Whitaker (president).
Second row, from left to right: M. Welsh, A. Wood, R. Stewart and D. Summers.
Third row, from left to right: B. Search, L. McCullough, and T. Sasso.
Back row, from left to right: D. Lucchi, W. Ford (sponsor), and R. Harrington (sponsor).

Fraternity: Delta Sigma Pi

Delta Sigma Pi, international professional business administration fraternity.

Delta Sigma Pi, Delta Tau chapter, 1964

Members of the Delta Sigma Pi business fraternity. Front row, from left to right: S. Lerma, B. Pritchett, R. Schorr, R. Greiwe, W. Hansen, M. Watson, M. Huchgesang, R. Stevens, and G. Cooper. Second row, from left to right: J. Donnelly, G. Wolfe, J. Smith, R. Rand, J. Modesitt, F. Shephred, W. Summers, and W. Bennett. Back row, from left to right: J. Byrer, G. Schomer, J, Kruse, J. Jaynes, L. Leinenbach, D. Brackemyre, and J. Perry. (University Archives & 1965 Sycamore, page 113)

Around Campus: Indiana State College has new president and renamed to Indiana State University

An extra edition of the Statesman on December 7, 1964, proclaimed that a new president had been named – Dr. Alan C. Rankin. Coming from the University of Pittsburgh, where he served as vice-chancellor, Dr. Rankin was unanimously voted by the trustees to succeed retiring Dr. Raleigh W. Holmstedt. Dr. Rankin was appointed as the president of Indiana State College, but on February 9, 1965, another Statesman extra announced that it was official – we were Indiana State University! The day before Indiana Governor Roger D. Branigin had signed into law the bill creating the university.

Alan C. Rankin

Alan C. Rankin (1965 Sycamore, page 256)

We become a university! 1965

(1965 Sycamore, page 256)

We are a university! 1966

We are a university!

1966

School of Business

The School of Business in 1966

The School of Business in 1966 - University Archives

The School of Business has loaned Dr. James Lane to the Wabash Valley Interstate Commission to make a research study (for next semester and next summer) for the economic impact of service level waterway. This is not only a distinct honor for him but should provide valuable economic information for the whole area.
Establishment of a 5 year sequence survey undertaken by the Bureau of Research for the study of a brand of purchasing in the Wabash Valley broadcasting area.
The School has added over 300 new majors and three new faculty members. Next year will see five new faculty members and three new replacements.

Robert Steinbaugh, chairman of the Business Department, 1966

Robert Steinbaugh, chairman of the Business Department (1966 Sycamore, page 232)

Business Classes

business math

Math played a vital role in the Business world 1966 Sycamore, page 232

Typing, 1966

A teachers observes his class using typewriters in a College of Business classroom (University Archives)

Future Business Leaders of America (Phi Beta Lambda)

Future Business Leaders of America (Phi Beta Lambda), 1966

Future Business Leaders of America (Phi Beta Lambda) (1966 Sycamore, page 233)
Front Row – M. Vittitow, C. Crandall, M. Andrews
Back Row – Mr. D. Gentry (advocate), J. Cook, M. Baker, H. Russell, M. Demotte, A. Harrison

Pi Omega Pi  (Chi Chapter)

Pi Omega Pi, Chi Chapter, 1966

Pi Omega Pi (1966 Sycamore, page 233)
Front row – D. Green, L. Cox, T. Sasso, D. Lucchi
Back Row – W. Ford (advocate), M. Box, E. Weiss, P. Porter, C. Bosecker, P. Woods, Dr. R. Mason (advocate).

Fraternity: Delta Sigma Pi

Delta Sigma Pi, international professional business administration fraternity.

Delta Sigma Pi, Delta Tau chapter, 1966

Delta Sigma Pi: Front row – T. Fleener, G. Schomer, M. Hockgesang, S. Todor, S. Micheal, J. Dickey
Back Row – W. Pritchett, D. Abshire, R. Arnold, L. McCool, R. Bailey, R. Kice, D. Brackemyre, G. Seidner, M. Elbaum. (1966 Sycamore, page 233)

Around Campus: Statesman Towers

The towers were to become home to 1,152 residents as Colfax, Marshall, Fairbanks and Hendricks Halls. Named for the first four Hoosier representatives to go on and hold the office of the vice president of the United States, the towers were built to handle increasing enrollment in the 1960s. The west tower would become the home of the Bayh College of Education in 1977 and the east tower, the Scott College of Business in 1980. In 2009, after renovations to University Hall, formerly the Laboratory School, the Bayh College of Education moved into that, In 2012 the College of Business moved into Federal Hall. Statesman Towers were demolished in 2015.

Statesman Towers, construction, September 2, 1966

Statesman Towers, construction, September 2, 1966 (University Archive)

Statesman Towers, construction, December, 1966

Statesman Towers, construction, December, 1966 (University Archive)

1967

Faculty

The School of business, under direction of Dean Paul F. Muse, offered curriculums in business Administration, Secretarial Science, Accounting, Finance, Insurance, Management, Real Estate, Marketing and Transportation.

Paul Muse, November 15, 1966

Paul F. Muse (1967 Sycamore, page 239 & University Archive)

Ralph Mason & Robert Steinbaugh, November 15, 1966

Ralph Mason, Head of the Department of Distributive Education, writes at his desk while Robert Steinbaugh, Head of the Department of Business Administration, looks on. (1967 Sycamore, page 239 & University Archive)

Commerce Club

A newly organized group on the Indiana State campus was the Economics Club. Its membership included professors and students interested in the field. Informal meetings were held to discuss new developments relating to economics. Highlights of the year included discussions led by a member of the Federal Reserve board and Mr. Leon Keyserling.

Economics Club 1967

Front row – L. Hill, Mr. L. Keyserling, Dr. A Billings, T. Wilson
Second Row – B. Strecker, S. Boone, M. Martin, L. Hickox, J. Hoover
Back row – T. Keating, L. Stutler, J. Lijoodi, T. Baldrner, J. Lawhead (1967 Sycamore, page 214)

Mr. Leon Keyserling, 1967

Mr. Leon Keyserling

Note: Keyserling advised President Harry S. Truman as head of the Council of Economic Advisers. He helped draft New Deal initiatives including the National Industrial Recovery Act, the Social Security Act, and the National Labor Relations Act. Later, Keyserling consulted with Congress on a variety of economic issues and also practiced law. In 1954 he founded the Conference on Economic Progress (CEP), serving as its president until 1987

Future Business Leaders of America (Phi Beta Lambda)

Phi Beta Lambda enhanced the business students’ view of teaching and business through its diversified activities. Touring Eastern Express and visiting speakers acquainted the students with the professional opportunities that are available to them. For the first time last year, the members selected a student to be sent on an all-expense-paid trip to the national convention in New Orleans.

Future Business Leaders of America (Phi Beta Lambda), 1967

Future Business Leaders of America (Phi Beta Lambda) (1967 Sycamore, page 132)

Front Row – C. Orman, M. Byrne, B. Ellard, Mr. A. Gentry (sponsor), J. Williams, C. Crandall, H. Russell, P. Pudash, C. Ellison, K. Guenzel
Second Row – S. Funk, M. Tennis, F. Webber, P. Downey, J. Newbold, C. Henley, M. Hobbs, N. Thompson, R. holder, D. Clampitt, T. Burger
Third Row – K. Leslie, L. Frailey, L. Smith, V. Crandall, P. Calvert, B. Tucker, P. Hendershott, J. Brown, S. Clemins, S. Wertenberger, D. Evard, C. Flahie, M. Jaslewicz, K. Armstrong, J. Northcutt
Back Row – J. Seaton, D. Wilson, R. McGinnis, E. Jopperson, V. Williams, K. Kaiser, P. toney, C. Rigney, M. Heck, K. Mershon, J. Woodhouse, P. Borowski, J. Mauck, R. Astin, J. Elmore

Pi Omega Pi  (Chi Chapter)

Pi Omega Pi was honored last year when it was named one of the top ten chapters nationally. This honorary demonstrated outstanding work in the area of furthering the position of business education and attaining the goals of Pi Omega Pi. Members of this group assisted at the Business Council election. Much of the club’s activity revolved around the initiation of new members into the society.

Pi Omega Pi, Chi Chapter, 1967

Pi Omega Pi (1967 Sycamore, page 160)

Pi Omega Pi, Chi Chapter, 1967

Front row – C. Bosecker, S. Andrews, P. Porter, M. Byrd.
Back row – Dr. R. Mason (sponsor), M. Box, Miss W. Ford (sponsor)

Secretarial Scholarship Program

The School of Business, directed by Dean Paul muse, launched the secretarial scholarship program under which students were employed by the University in secretarial positions. Each student carried a 12-hour class load and a 20-hour work load. There was also a business internship for students majoring in business teacher education courses. Credit was awarded those who completed a paper based on work experiences as an assigned job.

Students Sharon McCullough reads while Barbara Hatcher files

Sharon McCullough and Barbara Hatcher were two who were participants in the new secretarial program.
Business students Sharon McCullough reads while Barbara Hatcher files while in the secretarial scholarship program (1967 Sycamore, page 239University Archive)

Fraternity: Delta Sigma Pi

Delta Sigma Pi, international professional business administration fraternity. Delta Sigma Pi won first nationally chapter efficiency index and the special organization intramurals trophy. The Scholarship Key was presented to the highest ranking senior. The business administration gave awards to its outstanding member and pledge.

Delta Sigma Pi, Delta Tau chapter, 1967

Delta Sigma Pi – Front row – E. Ryden, H. rothenbery, G. Seider, V. Michael, M. Elbaum, G. Schomer, T. Fleener, R. Kice, J. Blakeslee, R. Gries, L. McCool
Second Row – R. Rand, J. Walter, J. Antilla, J. Byrer, H. Norman, J. McClaine, B. Faith, M. Touhey, J. Modesitt, D. Bailey, J. Kruse, J. Fishback, R. Weber, L. Creed, J. Dickey, D. Weyer, T. Dull
Third Row – A. Kosarko, R. Bailey, D. Holaday, P. Pierson, S. Yegerlehner, R. Klinger, P. Adams, S. Grelecki, J. Dowden, C. Grelecki, M. Smith, D. Sheets, C. Persohn, J. Thompson, R. Weber. (1967 Sycamore, page 152 & University Archives)

1968

Notes: The Indiana State University Marketing Club was organized in the spring of 1968 and in 1969 became an official chapter of the American Marketing Association. One of the main objectives of the club was to give students interested in careers in marketing, retailing, marketing management, advertising management and related fields information about what various positions in these fields are actually like. The club accomplished this by utilizing guest speakers, tours, films and attending A.M.A. Conferences.

Business Faculty

The business department was in the process of departmentalizing during the past year. Departments of accounting, marketing, office administration services, business and distributive education were planned. Unique to the school was an advisory committee made up of professors who counseled with Dean Muse as to the administration of the school. There was an advisory committee of students from the three major business clubs.

Dr. Paul F. Muse, 1968

Paul F Muse, Dean of the School of Business (1968 Sycamore, page 257)

Business Faculty 1968

Dean and department heads in the School of Business: Paul F. Muse (Dean), James E. Lane (Accounting), Ralph E. Mason (Distributive Education), Robert P. Steinbaugh (Business Administration), and Clarence E. Vincent (Marketing).
University Archives

Business check presentation

James Lane, chair of the Department of Accounting, receives a check during a presentation. (University Archive)
[Clarence E. Vincent was chair of the Department of Marketing]

Notes: James "Jim" Edward Lane was born on August 1, 1928 in Prospect, Orange County, IN.  He was born at the family home on Sand Hill, just outside of Prospect. He graduated from French Lick High School, Orange County, IN, in 1946.  He received a BS, Business Education degree in 1951 at Indiana State University and a MBA, General Business degree in 1959 at Indiana University, Bloomington. He received a DBA, Transportation degree in 1962 at Indiana University, Bloomington. He became the first chairman of the Accounting Department. He passed away on May 18, 2007 in Terre Haute.
Robert Steinbaugh passed away in 2014, aged 88.
Clarence "Vince" Vincent earned his doctorate from Indiana University. He passed away aged 81, on December 7, 2012 in Florida.

Retiring Faculty

Retiring Faculty, May 17, 1968

Retiring professors include Cloyd Anthony, Vachel Breidenbaugh, George Eberhart, Roy Hunter, Cecil Kemp, G. David Koch, and Edgar Tanruther.
Vachel Breidenbaugh, George Eberhart, and Roy Hunter were all business faculty. May 17, 1968 (University Archive)

Retiring Faculty, May 17, 1968

Retiring professors stand with their spouses and include Cloyd Anthony, Vachel Breidenbaugh, George Eberhart, Roy Hunter, Cecil Kemp, G. David Koch, and Edgar Tanruther.
Vachel Breidenbaugh, George Eberhart, and Roy Hunter were all business faculty. May 17, 1968 (University Archive)

Investment Conference

Investment Conference, 1968

Attendees at the annual Investment Conference of the School of Business including A. Edward Spitz, J. Kenneth Moulton, Frank A. Shackleford, and Glenn R. Miller. (University Archives

Future Business Leaders of America (Phi Beta Lambda)

Phi Beta Lambda, the collegiate chapter of the future Business Leaders of America, was formed to develop competent, aggressive business leadership, to strengthen the confidence of students in their work, and to orient the undergraduate student into the professional opportunities available to him at the upperclass levels.

Future Business Leaders of America (Phi Beta Lambda), 1968

Future Business Leaders of America (Phi Beta Lambda) (1968 Sycaore, page 258)
Front Row – P. Frees, M. Hudson, J. Neiokirk, R. Hofmann, R. holder, S. Mumaugh
Second row – B. Reed, Y. Shidler, B. wolfe, J. Million, B. black, M. Valli, M. Metzinger, R. Cheesman
Third Row – P. Dudash, C. Anderson, B. Staley, J. Dees, B. Sutherlin, D. Wood, J. Hair (sponsor)
Back row – J. Elmore, C. Regney, B. Breeden, K. Mersham, P. Krich, A Carr, R. Browning

Fraternity: Delta Sigma Pi

Delta Sigma Pi, international professional business administration fraternity. Delta Sigma Pi started off the year by sponsoring a coffee hour during Homecoming festivities. Later in the year the highest ranking senior was presented the scholarship key, and the outstanding member and pledge were given awards by the administration of the school of business.

Delta Sigma Pi, Delta Tau chapter, 1968

Delta Sigma Pi: ront row – R. Weber, L. McCool, M. Elbaum, J. Antillis, M. Smith,
Second Row – S. Grelecki, D. Adams, J. Fishback, R. Birk, G. Judson, T. Brown, J. Thompson, D. Martin
Third Row – L. Eller, D. Weber, R. Rufatto, R. Allshouse, T. Dull, L. Seng, D. Helt
Fourth Row – J. dowden, M. Ellis, J. Dickey, S. Rulston, S. Dougherty, R. Eaton
Fifth Row – P. Adams, D. Norhtrop, D. Coleman, L. Davis, J. Ng, J. Gelarden, M. Farmer, M. Spivery, J. Dryer
Sixth row – T. Krapf, G. Levin, R. Roberts, C. Persohn, S. Yeverleawer, R. Vaughn (1968 Sycamore, page 257)

Student: Peggy Darlene Pearce

Peggy Darlene Pearce, May 21, 1968

Peggy Darlene Pearce receives a business scholarship from her fellow students on May 21, 1968 (University Archive)

Around Campus: Statesman Towers

Statesman Towers were originally built as dormitories.

Statesman Towers, 1968

Statesman Towers under construction (1968 Sycamore, page 332)

Statesman Towers, August 6, 1968

Statesman Towers, August 6, 1968 (University Archive)

Statesman Towers, dorm room, August 22, 1968

An empty dorm room in Statesman Towers, August 22, 1968 (University Archive)
These rooms became offices when the College of Business moved into the towers in 1980.

Statesman Towers, dorm room, August 28, 1968

One of the dorm rooms in Statesman Towers looking a bit more homely. August 28, 1968 (University Archive)

Statesman Towers, floor lounge, October 28, 1968

Each floor of Statesman Towers had a small student lounge. October 28, 1968 (University Archive)

Statesman Towers, cafeteria, October 28, 1968

Statesman Towers cafeteria, October 28, 1968 (University Archives)

Statesman Towers, lounge, October 28, 1968

One of the Statesman Towers main lounges, October 28, 1968. (University Archive)

Statesman Towers, playing ping pong, October 28, 1968

Playing ping pong in of the Statesman Towers lounges. October 28, 1968 (University Archive)

1969

Notes: The first MBA degrees awarded; facilities expanded by adding fourth floor to business building. Among the first to gain their MBA in 1970 were Paul Lo and Ronald Vaughn. Both also earned the Distinguished Alumni Award. Paul Lo and Ronald Vaughn who both earned their MBA in 1970. Both also went on earn the Distinuished Alumni Award. Paul Lo (’70 MBA) is an internationally recognized banker and financier, who, in 2008, retired as CEO, CFO and president of SinoPac Holdings and chairman of Bank SinoPac. Ron Vaughn (’68 BS, ’70 MBA) serves as president of the University of Tampa and has been at the helm there since 1984. Prior to 1969 scholars could earn a Master's Degree in Business.

The Business Administration Department in the School of Business was reorganized. It now consists of the Department of Accounting with Dr. James Lane as chairman; Department of Management and Finance with Dr. Robert Steinbaugh as chairman; Department of Marketing with Dr. Clarence E. Vincent as chairman; and the Department of Distributive Education under the chairmanship of Dr. Ralph E. Mason. The latter department worked closely with the School of Education to find employment for prospective teachers.

Typing, 1969

Miss Martha Headly watched her students drill their basics in typing class (1969 Sycamore, page 258)

Faculty

Besides preparing men and women for positions in business, industry, government and public affairs, the School of Business provided a broad background of academic offerings to give breadth to the student’s perspective by integrating knowledge of all fields of learning and by developing the necessary specialized abilities and skills needed by the college graduate to enter into life’s work. The Student Advisory Committee was made up of Dean Muse, the presidents of the three Business honoraries, and two students at large. Through this committee, the School of Business acquainted the students with the planned future changes in the School. This year the School sponsored the Business Education Clinic, the Investment Conference and the Real Estate “Bread and Butter” Conference as a service to the students and community.

Paul Muse and student secretaries, 1969

Paul F. Muse, Dean of the School of Business and student secretaries. (1969 Sycamore, page 258)

Faculty in the School of Business - 1968

Dr. James Lane, Dr. Clarence Vincent, Dr. Robert Steinbaugh and Dr. Robert Ralph Mason discussed the changes in structure in the School of Business
This photo appeared in 1969 Sycamore, page 259, but was taken in 1968

The Business Administration Department in the School of Business was reorganized this past year. It has now been divided into the Department of Accounting, Dr. James Lane, chairman; the Department of Management and Finance, Dr. Robert Steinbaugh, chairman; Department of Marketing, Dr. Clarence E. Vincent, chairman; and the Department of Distributive Education, Dr. Ralph E. Mason, chairman.

Faculty: Ralph Mason

Doctor Mason effectively coordinated the activities of the Distributive Education Department
Business Pros Open Community for Jobs
The Distributive Education Department is a division of the School of Business, reorganized to work with the three other departments under Business Administration. The Distributive Education Department worked closely with the School of Education by uncovering jobs for prospective teachers.

Ralph Mason, 1969

Ralph Mason (1969 Sycamore, page 260)

Accounting Club

Accounting Club 1969

Co-ed members of the Accounting Club met in the large lecture room of the Business Building. The Accounting Club introduced the business student to the accounting profession as it presently exists. Through speakers the club implemented classroom knowledge with personal contacts in the business world. The fifty members were under the leadership of President Charles Lewis and advisor Jack A. Hale. Any student in the School of Business with an interest in accounting was eligible for membership. 1969 Sycamore, page 259

Communications Class

Mr. Obenburger's Communications Class

Mr. Obenburger offered his audience an important explanation in the field of communications (1969 Sycamore, page 258)

Marketing Club

The Indiana State University Marketing Club was organized in the spring of 1968 and this year became an official chapter of the American Marketing Association. One of the main objectives of the club was to give students interested in careers in marketing, retailing, marketing management, advertising management and related fields information about what various positions in these fields are actually like. The club accomplished this by utilizing guest speakers, tours, films and attending A.M.A. Conferences.

Marketing Club, 1969

Front Row – Robert Browning, Keith Dunkelbarger, William Brown, Vincent Mulhall, Mr. Robert Obenberged, advisor, Donald Spalding, Richard Eborowski
Second Row – John Custer, Greg Roderick, Larry McBride, Dave Fitzgerald, Richard Graham, Doug Liebermann, John Fort, Gary Andrews, Grant Miller
Back Row – Fred Shorter, Buel Sagraves, Earl Shaker, Larry Kelly, Glenn Mutchler, John Graves, Ronald Riley, James Zeigler, James Hanaway (1969 Sycamore, page 261)

Future Business Leaders of America (Phi Beta Lambda)

Phi Beta Lambda’s from all over the state met at ISU for an all day conference
Phi Beta Lambda hosted a tri-college leadership seminar in the fall in preparation for the State Business Convention. As other activities they invited speakers from various Terre Haute businesses and sponsored a Christmas party and a doughnut sale. Phi Beta Lambda was formed so that through such activities its members would become more aggressive in business leadership and more competent and confident in their work. Their goal was to better orient undergraduates into the professional opportunities available at upper class levels.

Future Business Leaders of America (Phi Beta Lambda), 1969

Future Business Leaders of America (Phi Beta Lambda) (1969 Sycammore, page 261)

Fraternity: Delta Sigma Pi

Delta Sigma Pi, international professional business administration fraternity. Delta Sigma Pi is a professional fraternity organized to foster the study of business. Membership is open to students in good standing enrolled in pre-commerce and business administration subjects. The Delta Tau chapter encouraged scholarship and social activity, promoting closer affiliation between the commercial ethics and culture and the civic and commercial welfare of the community.

Delta Sigma Pi, Delta Tau chapter, 1969

Delta Sigma Pi: Front Row – Tony Krapf, Jerry Papinchock (vice-president), James Dryer (vice-president), Doyle E. Garrigus (president), Lou Seng (treasurer), Michael Spivey (secretary)
Second row – Ronald Allshouse, Harry Manford, Tim Brown, William Brown, Gary Levin, Dave Coleman, Don Weber, Rockney Weber, John Seng
Back row – Joseph Gelarden, Dick Sheets, Dave Adams, Jack Thompson, Robert Reed, Robert Fritz, Phil Adams (1969 Sycamore, page 260)

Around Campus: Statesman Towers

The Statesman Towers, located about one mile from campus according to some residents, were cited for their “sense of style and maturity in design” by the Indiana Society of Architects. Dedicated in April, the towers were the tallest buildings in Terre Haute, as witnessed by 15th floor residents when the November earthquake swayed the complex. This complex was one of the “firsts” at ISU: the scramble system in the cafeteria, the co-ed living facilities housing men on floors 2 through 9 and women on 10 through 15, and the perfectly times 45-second elevator ride to the 11th floor (so much better for that last mad dash to make hours).(1969 Sycamore, page 176)

Statesman Towers, 1969

Terre Haute’s answer to New York’s Empire State Building – The Statesman Towers

Statesman Towers, cafeteria, 1969

The scramble system eliminated long lines in the Statesman Towers Complex