Reflecting on his 12 years as dean of the Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts, Dean Marvin V. Curtis said, “It’s always been about the students. I wanted to create a place where students can learn and go on and do well in their fields.”
During the summer of 2019, eight IU South Bend students spent their summer working with faculty as research scholars in the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program. The LSAMP program, funded by the National Science Foundation, provides opportunities for underrepresented students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). LSAMP pays a stipend to students in the program, making it possible for them to spend their summer in the research lab.