Spring 2021

Spring 2021

Supporting IU South Bend Students During These Times

Attending college under normal circumstances is a challenge, especially for those who are simultaneously working to pay for tuition or support family members, as many IU South Bend students do. And attending college during a pandemic? Consider them multiplied.

Meeting the Demand

In 2015 when IU South Bend leaders and partners assessed the high-demand health careers in the Michiana region, the results were clear: speech language pathologists were needed most, with occupational therapists a close second. Around the same time, the Vera Z. Dwyer Charitable Trust, with an interest in supporting the advanced health sciences, partnered with IU South Bend on a donation agreement that named the College of Health Sciences and led to scholarships and other support. With this infusion of growth and backing, leaders set out to create new graduate programs to fill the local demand for speech and occupational therapists.

Lifting up Local Scholars

A recent $4 million Lilly Endowment Grant will enhance support for IU South Bend 21st Century Scholars thanks to the university’s partnership with the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County. The grant will boost the 21st Century Scholar Success Initiative, an effort to dramatically increase the number of local low-income students who achieve well-paying jobs in our region by completing post-secondary degrees through Indiana’s 21st Century Scholars program.

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Andre Anderson

Pursuing his Passions

Andre Anderson’s engagement with IU South Bend didn’t end when he graduated and moved to Nashville.

Mya Perry

Into IU's Third Century

The Indiana University Bicentennial Campaign raised nearly $3.9 billion with IU South Bend’s contribution of almost $32 million over eight years, showing strong donor support for IU South Bend’s mission.

IUSB students participating in party at the polls

Not Politics as Usual

Throughout the past election year, IU South Bend’s political science faculty and the campus’s chapter of the American Democracy Project (ADP) were exceptionally active on campus. Beyond the campus, political science faculty provided expertise to local, national, and international media and participated in local programming.

Class Notes

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