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Phase 1 of the Administration Building renovation project was completed. Funded by private donations and campus savings, the project included renovation of the Gateway lobby, offices near the lobby, the stairway, meeting rooms on the second floor and the entire School of Business and Economics. The project received two awards - the 2008 Michiana Area Construction Industry Advancement Award and the Outstanding Design Award for interior Design by the American School and University magazine. Phase 2 of the project is currently underway and will complete the renovation of the second floor.

The Education and Arts Building renovation project was included in the 2007-2009 biennium budget passed by the Indiana General Assembly. The project was approved by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education and the State Budget Committee. Architectural plans are being completed.

Springbrook Trail was completed behind the River Crossing student housing complex. Funded by the Michiana Area Council of Governments (MACOG) and the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT), the ten foot wide concrete trail offers walkers a scenic view of the St. Joseph river, the pedestrian bridge and the Franklin D. Schurz Library.


81% occupancy
60% female, 40% male
57% of residents were from St, Joseph or Elkhart County


The campus theme was “Revolution in Thought,” and the One Book, One Campus selection to support the theme was Charles Darwin’s The Origin of Species.

The Division of Nursing and Health Professions changed its name to the College of Health Sciences and added a master’s in nursing program and bachelor’s degrees in dental hygiene and medical imaging.

The Center for a Sustainable Future was established with Mike Keen as its director.

IU South Bend, in partnership with the City of South Bend and the South Bend Heritage Foundation, began raising money for the renovation of the Engmann Natatorium into a community outreach facility involving the Civil Rights Heritage Center.

Tom Miller (Arts) was selected as the Alumni Association’s second annual Legacy Award recipient.

P.N. Saksena (Business & Economics) received the Founder’s Day President’s Award for Outstanding Teaching.

Elizabeth Bennion (Political Science/CLAS) received the Founder’s Day W. George Pinnell Award for Outstanding Service

Linda Young (Education) received the Founder’s Day Part-Time Faculty Teaching Award.

Students in the School of Business and Economics who took the ETS business field test placed among the top 5% of 564 participating institutions.


The Office of Student Affairs received a $200,000 Lilly Endowment grant to support internship programs and a Lumina for Education grant to support the 21st Century Scholars program.

The Study Smarter program was developed where academic coaches are trained to administer pre and post tests to measure student progress.

Students from 400 sections of classes used the Writing Center.

Students received $36,909,109 in financial aid.

The Career Services Office served 1,400 students, 712 were undecided on a degree program.

The Academic Majors Fair attracted 330 undecided students who were able to discuss their education and career options with 60 members of faculty and staff.

The Indiana Career Consortium (INCC) Career & Internship Fair was attended by 81 employers and 452 job seekers. The annual Senator Evan Bayh Job Fair attracted a similar response. The IU South Bend Elkhart Job Fair was featured 51 employers and 373 job seekers.

IU South Bend welcomed and supported 262 students with disabilities.

More than 250 area high school students attended the Conversation on Race XII Youth Leadership Conference conducted by the Office of Campus Diversity.

The Office of Financial Aid and Student Scholarships helped 5,519 students find work study positions, loans, grants and scholarships.

IU South Bend received 3,042 scholarship applications, compared to 1,940 the previous year.

IU South Bend awarded 403 scholarships totaling $509,228 to 382 students.

Thirteen basketball players earned a 3.0 higher. Five on the women’s team and eight on the men’s team.

The women’s basketball team set a NAIA record in their game against Olivet Nazarene University. The two teams combined for the most 3-point field goals made (34) and the second highest scoring by two teams with a total of 234 points.

Tyler Leighton was named to the NAIA All-American Division 1 basketball second team.

Katie Hacker was named to the NAIA Division 1, Honorable Mention team.

The number of student clubs on campus grew 25% over the previous year.


The Office of Public Affairs and University Advancement raised $1.40 million in donations.

The Alumni Association Scholarship Committee raised $55,093.

IU South Bend received a $238,000 gift from the Alice Swarm Trust. Psychology professors John McIntosh and Daniel DeBrule will conduct research on severe men