News From Terre Haute, Indiana


October 28, 2011

ISU Foundation announces sculpture naming winner

TERRE HAUTE — The Indiana State University Foundation announced the winner of a contest to name a new sculpture to be erected outside the foundation’s offices at 20 N. Fifth St.

Tyler Miller, an ISU freshman from Elkhart, submitted the winning name, “Renewal.” The name was chosen from more than 100 entries submitted by Indiana State students and alumni, as well as Wabash Valley residents.

“It was important that the title for the art was meaningful and overtly Indiana State,” ISU Foundation president Gene Crume said. “Renewal is this name, as it will be a nice complement to people’s experience at the sculpture.”

The sculpture, by Tim Upham of Fort Collins, Colo., will be made of white steel and blue glass marbles and situated outside of the ISU Foundation building. It will be complete by the beginning of November.

“… It looks like a wave folding over. This symbolizes a generation of Sycamores graduating, and a new wave taking their place, ‘renewing’ Sycamore pride,” Miller said in his submission statement.

In addition to a renewal of the student body each year, the sculpture symbolizes the opportunity for the fresh start education offers, Miller said.

“College itself is a chance for one to renew themselves, so to speak. If you made a mistake in high school or in the real world, college gives you that chance to make up for it by bettering yourself and furthering your education and experience,” he added.

For his winning entry, Miller received an ISU Homecoming VIP package, which includes ISU apparel and a Barnes and Noble gift card.

The ISU Foundation and Art Spaces will host a dedication ceremony for the sculpture at 3 p.m. on Nov. 4.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Latest News Poll
AP Video
Ukraine: Military Recaptures Eastern Airport NASA Showcases Lunar Eclipse Pistorius Cries During Final Cross-Examination Raw: Kan. Shooting Suspect Faces Judge Tributes Mark Boston Bombing Anniversary Raw: Storm Topples RVs Near Miss. Gulf Coast Raw: Horse Jumping Inspires 'Bunny Hop' US Supports Ukraine's Efforts to Calm Tensions Raw: Fatal Ferry Boat Accident First Women Move to Army Platoon Artillery Jobs Police: Woman Stored Dead Babies in Garage Michael Phelps Set to Come Out of Retirement India's Transgenders Celebrate Historic Ruling The Boston Marathon Bombing: One Year Later New Tactic Deployed in Search for Plane Suspect in Kansas Shootings Faces Murder Charges Popular Science Honors Year's Top Inventions Sex Offenders Charged in Serial Killings Scott Brown Announces Run for U.S. Senate in N.H Sex Offenders Arrested in Slayings of CA Women
NDN Video
8-year-old Boy Gets His Wish: Fly Like Iron Man Toddler climbs into vending machine Much-Anticipated 'Gone Girl' Trailer Finally Debuts! (VIDEO) Dog and Toddler Wear Matching Outfits in Adorable Photo Series VP Biden: "World witnesses ordinary citizens doing extraordinary things" It's Official! Michael Strahan Joins "GMA" Blood Moon Time-lapse Actress Lake Bell Goes Topless The Five Weirdest Local Taxes in America Applicants Vying for 'World's Toughest Job' Get Heartwarming Surprise Awkward: Crist catches Lt. Gov. insulting him on camera NASA Showcases Lunar Eclipse US Airways Tweets Graphic Photo of Nude Woman Behind the scenes of the Marathon anniversary photo shoot American Airlines Responds After Girl Tweets Alleged Terror Threat 'Joke' Charlie White's "Dancing" Mistake Olympic Great & Baltimore Native Michael Phelps Ends Retirement; Eyes Rio 2014 NFL Draft: Potential Booms And Busts William and Kate Squash Baby No. 2 Rumors With a Wine-Tasting Trip Who Showed Up at Coachella?

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
  • -


    March 12, 2010