Many routes exisit to fun and happiness in our lives. But what is fun? What is happiness? Indiana State psychology Professor Virgil Sheets discusses them and their impact on our lives in this question and answer session in this issue of magazine, which focuses on happiness.
From roller coasters to water rides, five Indiana State alumni have made fun their business at Holiday World and Splashin’ Safari in Santa Claus, Ind.
There is a cost for happiness, but it doesn’t necessarily mean just buying more gadgets and toys. For some, it’s about obtaining experiences and preparing for the future.
After leading the National Foundation on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition, Rich Killingsworth, ’87, now promotes walkable, bikeable communities for healthy lifestyles.
Mike Meehan, ’94, slipped on his sneakers and began pounding the pavement in 2008. After completing everything from 5Ks to ultramarathons, he’s now preparing for a triathlon – all in the name of fun. Also, read his column about being and running in Boston after the explosion at the Boston Marathon.
Ababy grand piano in the Art Gallery Lounge of the Hulman Memorial Student Union allows students to express their joys and sadness.
Baseball coach Rick Heller led the Sycamores to the Missouri Valley Conference Championship in 2012 and the team to its first trip to the NCAA tournament since 1995. In 2012, the MVC named him Coach of the Year.
David Driver works each year to plan the Northwest Indiana Regional Alumni Association Golf Outing, which raises scholarship funds.
Bob and Jan Jerry support study abroad opportunities for ISU education students.
From cheering on the Terre Haute Rex for summer baseball fun to camps for science, art, music, theater and sports to Summer Honors, Indiana State provides summer fun for all ages.