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Department of Biology

Mission Statement:

The mission of the Department of Biology at Indiana State University is to nurture the academic potential of every student, advance knowledge through quality research, and serve the university and broader communities. Through experiential learning both within and outside the classroom, we motivate our students to become critically thinking, informed citizens with a heightened interest in science. Through one-on-one mentoring, we engage both undergraduate and graduate students in the excitement and challenge of original research. Through research and outreach education, we make valuable contributions at both local and national scales to the scientific community and the well-being of the general public.    ​


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Cunningham Memorial Library Digital Exhibits

Paleozoic Era

Carboniferous Period

Mesozoic Era

Supergene Ores

Varieties of Quartz

Insects and Plants






Bill Cain Amateur Fossil Collector



Interim Chair Details:

Donna Selman, PhD
Chairperson (I) Department of Biology

Professor, Multidisciplinary Studies

Office: Science Bldg. Rm. 283A

Telephone 812-237-2400

Indiana State University

Terre Haute, Indiana


Address and Contact Information:

600 North Chestnut Street

Science Building Room 281


Google Map: Science Building


Upcoming Career Center Events:

Thursday, October 25                  Internship Scholarship Information Session - 12-1pm, Career Center Conference Room

Wednesday, October 31              Majors Fair - 11am-1pm, HMSU Dede I

Wednesday, November 7            Workshop Wednesday: Job Search Strategies - 12-1pm, Science Building, Room 0214

Wednesday, November 7            Workshop Wednesday: Job Search Strategies - 5-6pm, Science Building, Room 0214

Monday, November 12                Internship Scholarship Information Session - 5-6pm, Career Center Classroom


Upcoming Division of University Engagement Events:

October 29, 2018- 7:30pm- Performing Arts Series, Frankenstein, Tilson Auditorium

November 6, 2018 – 8pm – Election Night Watch Party, Library Events Area

November 7, 2018 – 5pm. – Innovation Speaker Series, Business Engagement Center

November 7, 2018- 7:00pm- University Speaker Series, Elizabeth Green, Tilson Auditorium

November 9, 2018 – 11:00am – noon – Veteran’s Day Observance – Dede I

November 14, 2018- 5:00 PM- University Hall- Taboo Topics (Immigration)

November 16-20, 2018 – Alternative Fall Break – The Elephant Sanctuary, Howenwald, Tennessee

November 16-20, 2018 – Alternative Fall Break – Timmy Global, Tennessee

December 17-21, 2018 – Alternative Winter Break – Habitat for Humanity, Denver, Colorado