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Photo Finish

Undergraduates Ashley Toruno and Emily Wild (on left) are VISTA Summer Associates with Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Central Indiana. While much of their work is behind the scenes, they also help the organization reach potential new clients and volunteers at events like this school fair in Spencer, Indiana.
Faculty and staff from the Undergraduate Program and Advising Office pitch in to pack food boxes for local senior citizens. Their volunteer efforts at the Hoosier Hills Food Bank will help feed dozens of seniors in a seven county region.
Construction is on pace for early 2017 occupancy of the new O'Neill Graduate Center at SPEA. Cranes are lifting the mechanical guts of the building into place.
Weddle Brothers, the construction company directing the project, thanked its workers with a celebratory lunch in the SPEA Atrium.

In memoriam

We mourn the death of Thomas Simon, scientist and beloved SPEA professor. His work had a profound impact on our campus and on hundreds of our students. With a ready smile and always upbeat nature, he was a colleague treasured by our faculty and staff. Simon was an ichthyologist with over 35 years of experience working with complex environmental ecosystem issues and evaluating anthropogenic impacts on aquatic assemblages. He worked for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Environmental Protection Agency in addition to teaching at SPEA for many years as an adjunct professor.