Fall/Winter 2017

Alumni Association Scholarship Program a Success

The IU South Bend Alumni Association celebrates the success of its robust Alumni Scholarship Program that began in 1997. The program was unique in the IU system upon inception, thanks to its alumni leader driven focus.

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First-Generation Students Blazing New Trails

First-generation students are pioneers in education within their families and on campus. Thirty-eight percent of IU South Bend’s degree-seeking undergraduates are first-generation students or students whose parents have not earned a four-year college degree. What’s remarkable about these students is they are navigating college without the benefit of their parents’ experience, which is a testimony to their grit and determination; yet, it can also present unique challenges for them.

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Going Full Circle

LaTonia Ferguson

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Changing the World One Student at a Time

Monica Porter

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A Campus Rich in Public Art

IU South Bend’s impressive array of public art is no coincidence. It began with Chancellor Emeritus Lester Wolfson’s vision to build a campus rich in the arts as well as the humanities. Looking for a strong community leader in the arts, he hired Howard Zisla, who was the director of the South Bend Arts Center at the time, to chair the Department of Fine Arts. In turn, Zisla hired sculptor Tuck (Harold) Langland to build the sculpture program at IU South Bend.

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Titans Play at a New Home Field

Softball player

Cheer on the Titans

Dot Wiekamp Remembered

Dorothy and Darwin Wiekamp

In memoriam

Tom Corson Receives 2017 Chancellor's Medal

Tom Corson and Family

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Class Notes

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