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STUDENT LIFE

Student life gets lively.

The full college experience at IU South Bend includes student housing, clubs, athletics, and entertainment.

During Welcome Week 98 tables filled the pedestrian mall the first few days of the fall semester. Campus organizations, local businesses and academic groups introduced students to a full life on campus.

Eighty registered student clubs from the Black Student Union to Hoosier Hygienists kept students engaged and connected.

Nine club sports – fast pitch softball, bowling, jiu-jitsu, cheerleading, Kendo, men's soccer, women's soccer, martial arts, women's volleyball – kept students active.

Nearly 800 students participated in intramural sports, while 2,200 took part in fitness classes at the Student Activities Center.

Titan Productions had 10 stage events during the year, six movies nights and two open mic nights.

The inaugural Titan Fest celebrated the end of classes and graduation with music, food and games.

Athletics

IU South Bend named Champions of Character by National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). The award recognizes IU South Bend for instilling an understanding of character values in sports and providing practical tools for student athletes, coaches, and parents to use in modeling exemplary character traits.

The student athlete is truly a student at IU South Bend. The student athletes' grade point average was 3.05.

Women's basketball team received NAIA Scholar Team Award.

Basketball players Ben Werner and Katie Hacker named to NAIA Honorable Mention All-America Team.

The campus announced the introduction of women's volleyball as a varsity sport in 2011-12 and Jamie Ashmore was named women's volleyball coach.

Academics

The Undergraduate Research Conference in April featured research and creative presentations by more than 90 IU South Bend students.

Students are involved in four publications. The Preface is the weekly student run campus newspaper. Undergraduate Research Journal is the annual magazine that presents student research articles. New Views on Gender is also an annual magazine with student articles dealing with gender issues. Analecta is the annual arts and literature magazine.