ISU alum steps into the batter’s box

John O'Donnell '90

When John O’Donnell ’90 learned about an opportunity to step into the batter’s box at Busch Stadium and swing for the fences, he knew he had to take action.

Means Center to foster entrepreneurship through research

State Farm Hall of Business

At its heart, the George R. and Martha Means Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at Illinois State University seeks to foster entrepreneurship through teaching, impactful outreach programs, and research, according to Avimanyu Datta, Ph.D.

A dream fulfilled: Becoming a citizen

State Farm Hall of Business

Somnath Lahiri, a member of the Illinois State University management and quantitative methods (MQM) faculty, described receiving his United States citizenship March 22 as “a dream fulfilled.” He was joined in the naturalization ceremony by about 50 other people —“all happy and smiling”—including his wife, Susmita. Their son, Soumit, received his citizenship a few weeks