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Fall 2020

Marvin Curtis stands next to a piano

Dean Curtis leaves Ernestine M. Raclin School of Arts in good place as he steps down

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.”

Brianna Jones, Grace Muna and Andrew Vila

Increasing diversity in STEM 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.

Campus responds to COVID

Though IU South Bend held its first day of classes of the fall semester on Aug. 24, it was not business as usual with crowds in hallways, full classrooms, and welcome week festivities.

Like others around the country and world, IU South Bend’s community has felt the impact of COVID-19. Alumni, students, faculty, and staff have risen to the challenge, met adversity, and are doing their best during a tough 2020.

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Isaac Torres holds up Distinguished Alumni Service Award with family member

Torres honored with Distinguished Alumni Service Award

IU South Bend alumnus Isaac Torres was among five recipients of the 2019 Indiana University Distinguished Alumni Service Award, the highest award IU gives to its alumni. Recipients are leaders who make significant contributions benefiting their community, state, nation, or university.


IU South Bend’s Civil Rights Heritage Center marks milestones

The Civil Rights Heritage Center has become one of IU South Bend's four Centers of Excellence. This year’s 20th anniversary of the CRHC coincides with the 10th anniversary of the 2010 grand reopening of the renovated Engman Natatorium, the community’s most visible symbol of struggle for racial justice, now CRHC's home in South Bend.

Leaving a legacy

Leaving a legacy

Planned giving is one way to give back and establish your legacy at IU South Bend. If you are considering a planned gift to IU South Bend, here are several ways to make that gift.

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