Milestones at an institution are important and Indiana University South Bend has reached a big one. For the first time since opening in 2008, River Crossing student housing has reached full occupancy. In this issue of Foundations you will read about how the campus accomplished this goal and the people behind the success of student housing on campus. I want to thank Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Services Karen White, the Student Housing Task Force, and especially the Resident Assistants (featured on the cover) who are the heart and soul of River Crossing.
IU South Bend understands the importance of our graduates finding employment. A key to that is taking part in an internship. You’ll read about four students who gained valuable experience through internships at four local companies.
In this issue of Foundations we say goodbye to a visionary at IU South Bend. Mike Keen made IU South Bend the area resource for sustainability. As he enters retirement, he reflects on the Center for a Sustainable Future he founded and the Sustainability Studies program he developed.
We introduce you to the new women’s softball coach at IU South Bend. Brittney Lightfoot leads the latest sports team added to our growing athletics program.
You will read about the nearly $20 million in construction projects scheduled to take place at IU South Bend over the next few years. Renovations are taking place on the first floor of the Administration Building, Riverside Hall, Northside Hall, and other spaces on campus.
This issue also recognizes the generosity of donors to IU South Bend whose gifts make the difference in the ability of many of our students to stay in school and graduate. Benefactors continue to show their support through For All: The Bicentennial Campaign for Indiana University.
I hope you enjoy reading this issue of Foundations and I thank you for your support of IU South Bend.
Terry L. Allison | Chancellor