IU South Bend is joining with Indiana University in celebrating IU’s Bicentennial.
July 1 marked the start of the year-long celebration and IU South Bend kicked it off in style. More than 500 students, faculty, staff, alumni, and donors came to Four Winds Field to watch a South Bend Cubs game and receive a customized Bicentennial baseball cap. It was also the official first day of work for IU South Bend Chancellor Susan Elrod who threw out the first pitch.
An exhibit called IU:200 Years in the Making is open at the South Bend History Museum through April. Curated by IU South Bend Professor of Anthropology Jay VanderVeen, the exhibit is located in the education gallery of the History Museum at 808 West Washington Street in South Bend.
On March 4, IU South Bend dedicated and installed a historical marker honoring the legacy of Gloria Kaufman, the founder and first director of the Women’s Studies Program and Women’s Resource Center on the campus. She joined the IU South Bend faculty in 1967. The campus holds a Gloria Kaufman Memorial Lecture each year, and following the Marker dedication Dr. Julie Williams of Wright State University delivered the 2020 Kaufman Lecture on the intersections between feminism and disability studies.