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The fall 2021 semester on Indiana University South Bend’s campus will be in person and the university expects that the fall semester will see a return to mostly normal operations, as was announced for all IU campuses. IU South Bend has implemented many health and safety policies throughout this academic year to provide the safest possible working and learning environments. As a result, positivity rates of employees and students have continued to drop and are now below 1 percent. Regular testing…

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In accordance with its COVID-19 policies, Indiana University South Bend is planning in-person, outdoor commencement for Wednesday, May 12. In-person attendance will be limited to graduates only; family and friends are invited to attend commencement virtually, along with faculty and staff. IU South Bend’s ceremony is being planned in consultation with county health departments and IU's Medical Response Team, which has led the university's comprehensive public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic for almost…

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The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately impacted communities of color, and data shows that fewer Black and LatinX people are getting vaccinated against COVID. Michael Harley To address this, Michael Harley, a member of 100 Black Men of Greater South Bend and director of student teaching and clinical practice at IU South Bend’s School of Education, took the initiative to connect The 100 to his colleagues at the Vera Z. Dwyer…

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Indiana University South Bend student enrollment saw gains in key areas this spring semester. The semester, which started online Jan. 19, showed increased enrollment of new beginning students, both undergraduate and graduate. Additionally, positive trends continued from fall 2020 with the campus’s efforts to ensure the student body reflects the diversity of the community it serves. Degree-seeking students of color hit a high of 1,258 students, reflecting a record 30…

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Dr. Lisa Zwicker, professor of history and director of international studies at IU South Bend, has earned the 2021 John W. Ryan Award for her exceptional contributions in teaching, research, and professional service to international programs at Indiana University.  Zwicker began her service as director of international studies in 2013. In the six years the number of students going abroad has doubled, with programs added in Ireland, Germany, Greece, Japan,…

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