Cover image for Foundations Magazine Spring 2021

Rarely has a spring been more welcome than this one, as we look forward to emerging from the winter with fewer COVID cases, more community members vaccinated, and renewed hope for the future. By the time you read this issue of Foundations, I’m optimistic that spring will be in full bloom as a visual celebration of that hope!

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Alumna spotlight - Angela Leed

Angela Leed, a Bachelor of Fine Arts graduate of IU South Bend, was a first-generation college student who had a passion for creativity and lifelong learning. She went on to turn her creative energy into a career as a professor of art, with the Graphic Design program at Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida.

Engaging with our community

The Center for Community Engagement connects faculty, staff and students to service opportunities in the community, and facilitates partnerships between the campus and community. If you are looking for an intern, volunteers, or a faculty/staff member with whom to work, you can contact Gail McGuire at or (574) 520-4572.

Self-care during the pandemic

Self-care has been a common topic in this last year. “Give yourself grace,” a common phrase. The stress of this past year’s challenges has shown up throughout our lives, at work, at home, and within our relationships. In response to what we as an alumni board are seeing and feeling ourselves, the IU South Bend Alumni Association board wanted to provide some self-care programming for alumni.

Dear fellow alumni,

On May 12, 2021 we welcomed a new class of graduates to the alumni family. And thanks to the pandemic, we got to welcome them in a whole new way. For the first time in decades, we celebrated Commencement on campus. The ceremony was held outdoors with the stage placed in front of the Student Activities Center. Graduates from the Class of 2020 and the Class of 2021 filled the parking lot, seated in neat rows of chairs set 6 feet apart.

Read the full letter from the Director
Protest sign, We Want Justice
Alumnus Victor Kamwendo, B.A’14, captured his experience of protests in L.A. through photography.

Class Notes

Share your story–we mean it when we say: keep in touch! Let your classmates know what you’ve been up to and submit a class note.

Notes from this issue

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