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Sept. 2, 2011

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  • News: ISU makes updates to HMSU parking/Page 3

    Friday, September 2, 2011

    Indiana State Universitywww.indianastatesman.com

    Volume 119 Issue 4

    Spotlight Entertainment Concert at Wolf Field

    Lead singer of the band The Martianz reaches to the crowd during the performance at Wolf Field Wednesday night. (Photo by Shelby Rosencrans)

    Nick HedrickNews Editor

    At 2,521 students, this years freshman class is the second largest in university history.While ISU admitted two percent fewer freshman than last

    year, the current class is nearly 40 percent larger than two years ago, said John Beacon, vice president of enrollment management, marketing and communications. In 2009, ISU enrolled 1,824 freshmen.The burgeoning freshman class helped ISU boast a larger

    student population this year, according to official 2011 en-rollment figures released Wednesday.A total of 11,422 students are enrolled this fall. Thats

    nearly 400 more compared to last fall. Officials attribute the increase to another large freshman class, returning stu-dents and more international students.ISU is doing very well with enrollment, Beacon said.

    This is a time for celebration.

    ISU records second largest freshman class

    Sports: ISU football takes on Penn State/ Page 12

    enrollment/2

    See Story page 10

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    Returning undergraduates are up a little more than 500 students over last yearthanks to high retention of last years freshmen, the university saidbut the current freshman class was singled out for its academic successes.Indiana State University has seen

    dramatic growth during the past two years, not only in its enrollment and retention growth, but in the increased academic performance of its entering classes, said ISU President Daniel J. Bradley. e current freshman class average

    GPA is 3.04, the highest in a decade, and the university handed out nearly 1,400 laptops to new students with at least a 3.0 GPA, according to the g-ures. ats close to twice the number

    of computers distributed two years ago.Beacon said international students,

    even more so than domestic fresh-men, network with other students, en-couraging them to apply to ISU.Due to the state corrections pro-

    grams transition away from four-year universities, no new corrections stu-dents were admitted this fall.Overall enrollment has climbed

    each year since 2008, when close to 10,500 students were enrolled. Last fall total enrollment stood at 11,025.ISUs strategic plan calls for serving

    12,000 students by 2014.We are not going to grow beyond

    what we can accommodate, Beacon said.

    Arts & Sciences Dean to Deliver Fall Address

    John Murray, dean of the Col-lege of Arts & Sciences, is sched-uled to deliver his annual fall ad-dress ursday.Murray will speak at 3:30 p.m. in

    Dede I of Hulman Memorial Stu-dent Union.ISU faculty and sta are invited

    to attend. A reception immediately follows.Due to the speech, Murrays of-

    ces will close at 3:15 p.m.

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    Reserve spot in Homecoming parade

    e Homecoming Steering Co-mittee invites student organiza-tions and campus departments to participate in the Blue & White Homecoming Parade. is years theme is Its Show-

    time Sycamores. e parade kicks o at 9 a.m. on Oct. 15.Entry forms are due Sept. 16 and

    can be picked up in HMSU 521.

    ISUs 2011 Enrollment Snapshots A total of 721 new transfer students were admitted this year, just under last falls record of 737. Graduate student headcount dipped slightly, although more grad students are attending full-time. O cials point out that is not unusual in the current economic conditions, when fewer part-time grad students typically enroll. More than 550 international students were admitted, the most in the post-9/11 era.

    Jessica Squires, Editor in Chief, 237-3289 ISU-statesmaneditor@mail.indstate.eduCory Simon Photo Editor, 237-3034 ISU-statesmanphotos@mail.indstate.edu

    Gabi Roach, Student Advertising Manager, 237-4344ISU-statesmanads@mail.indstate.edu:Nichole Wright, Production Manager

    The Indiana Statesman is published Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, except during exam periods and university breaks, and is published three times during the summer. The Indiana Statesman was founded May 16, 1929, the same year that Indiana State Normal School became Indiana State Teachers College. The newspaper began in December 1879 as the State Normal News. In November 1895, the paper was rst issued as the Normal Advance. Members of the ISU community are welcome to take a single copy of each issue of this newspaper. The unauthorized taking of multiple copies, however, may constitute theft, which is a crime, even with free publications. Thefts will be reported to campus police for possible prosecution and/or for other disciplinary actions.The Indiana Statesman exists for four main reasons: to provide the ISU community with news and information, to serve the campus as a public forum for student and reader comments, to o er student sta members chances to apply their skills in di erent aspects of a news publication, and to give students leadership opportunities.

    Hulman Memorial Student Union 143550 Chestnut St., Terre Haute, IN 47809

    Business Of ce: (812) 237-3025 Fax: (812) 237-7629

    Indiana Statesman

    ENROLLMENT/FROM PAGE ONE

    DAVE TAYLORISU Communications and Marketing

    Indiana State University students can now pay their student fees online and paper bills will be replaced with a fully electronic system in less than a year, ISU o cials announced.Last month, the university last

    month began sending electronic statements to students along with pa-per bills. e parallel billing system will continue through the fall and spring semesters and the university will switch entirely to e-bills in July 2012.Many people are already accus-

    tomed to online banking or paying bills online. We think students and parents will nd e-billing easy, con-venient and secure, said Domenic Nepote, associate vice president of nance and assistant treasurer. e eventual elimination of paper bills also supports the universitys com-mitment to environmental sustain-ability.Students can access their accounts

    and make payments online via the Student Account Suite by going to http://www.indstate.edu/payisu. An-other option would be to visit the uni-versitys one-stop web page for stu-dent services, Sycamore Express, at www.indstate.edu/express and click on Pay your bill under the Billing and Finances section. Payments may be made via Visa, MasterCard or elec-tronic withdrawal from a checking or savings account.Students may also allow other in-

    dividuals, such as parents, to access their accounts by setting up autho-rized users who will also be permit-ted to sign in to the account suite to view account information and make payments.While the university is switching

    entirely to electronic billing, all cur-rent payment options will continue to be available.Students and/or parents with ques-

    tions about electronic billing may call 812-237-3511 or send an e-mail to ISU-Bill_Payment_Admin@indstate.edu.

    ISU begins e-billing

    I dont want to pay my bill online. Can I still use cash or check?

    Yes. While bills will be moving to an entirely electronic format, students will still be able to pay by check or cash, said Dave Taylor, director of media relations at ISU Communications and Marketing. No one will be required to pay electronically if they do not want to do so.

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    Dustyn FathereeReporter

    Jessica Rutledge, a junior marketing major, thinks the conversion of Lot 11 from a staff lot to a pay lot is a good idea for the visitors at Hulman Memorial Student Union. Not having to park so far away makes a quick

    trip to HMSU a lot more convenient, Rutledge said. However, not everyone is happy about the

    change.Parking is the big situation on campus, and los-

    ing lot space for us staff members makes finding a spot more difficult, said Gene Ridge, a Sodexo employee.The change to the parking lot, located just north

    of Hulman Memorial Student Union, took effect Tuesday. Students and staff can purchase 15 minute parking for 25 cents or $1 an hour for up to a maxi-mum of $6 a day Monday through Friday. Parking is free on the weekend and each parking space is numbered. Students, staff and visitors can pay by entering the space number into an electronic pay station.The funds for Lot 11 will go into the upkeep

    of parking lots and on-campus parking, said Lori Elkins, assistant director of Traffic and Parking ser-

    vices for ISU Public Safety. Prior to the change, tu-ition money was used to upkeep the lots, but now that money can go into educational purposes.Changes were made to allow convenient park-

    ing close to HMSU and other nearby buildings for both students making a quick trip and employees who work all day.The south pay lot is offline because of construc-

    tion, said Bill Mercier, director of Public Safety. Lot 11 is the surrogate pay lot until the south pay lot is completed.Public Safety is introducing three more parking

    plans such as motorcycle permits for the on-cam-pus lots. The locations of these motorcycle spaces are Lot 24, Fourth Street, Lot 9, Lot 15 and Lot A. Permits for the parking garage at Eighth and

    Cherry streets are offered for $250 per year.Remote lots are $68, cheaper than the general

    parking pass. Remote lot passes allow customers to park at the University apartments, Bob Warn field, Lot O, and Lot D extension. Its real important for students that have ques-