Episode from the podcastThe Forest and the Trees - For Indiana State University Alumni and Friends

Stepping Up for ISU Athletics and Kids Dealing with Cancer

Released Sunday, 6th December 2020
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In this episode, we have two features about "stepping up."

First, we talk with Danny Plasencia, assistant athletic director, and Logan Kidd, assistant director of development, about exciting new initiatives for Sycamore fans. We discuss the ever-changing rules and playing field that COVID-19 has brought on, and what we Sycamore supporters can look forward to on our next visit to Hulman Center.

Then we talk with Cassie McPherron, who leads the Indiana State chapter of Camp Kesem, which is a nationwide community, driven by passionate college student leaders, that supports children whose parents are battling cancer. It's a wonderful and inspiring program. 

We also cover these news headlines:
  • The spring semester has been adjusted to mitigate the potential impact of COVID-19. 
  • An alumnus and her husband made a $250,000 gift commitment to the university
  • Lincoln Quad is no more
This podcast is a pilot program, and we are interested in your feedback. If you like it and want to continue getting updates on the people and programs that make Indiana State great, please email the ISU Alumni Association at alumni@indstate.edu.
We would love to hear what you think of the program and what topics you would like us to cover. Email us at talk@ForestAndTrees.info - be sure to use “dot info,” not “dot com.”

  • News Headlines - 0:49
  • Pacesetter Sports ad - 2:37
  • Feature Interview on the Sycamore Athletics' "Step Up" initiative - 3:21
  • Feature Interview with Cassie McPherron on Camp Kesem - 16:33
Thank you to all of our guests for graciously sharing their time; the ISU Marketing Staff for the news stories; Dr. Scott Buchanan, Director in the School of Music, Annika Clawson, Student Services Assistant, and the Indiana State University bands for providing our music.


Sycamore Athletics -
Gosycamores.com, on Twitter @IndStAthletics
Danny Plasencia: daniel.plasencia@indstate.edu  812.237.6119, @dplas22 on Twitter
Logan Kidd: logan.kidd@indstate.edu  812.237.6134, @_lkidd on Twitter

Camp Kesem and Cassie McPherron
@campkesem_indianastate on Instagram
Camp Kesem Indiana State on Facebook
Cassie McPherron - @cassie_mcpherron on Instagram

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