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The Indiana University South Bend Vera Z. Dwyer College of Health Sciences Inclusive Action Advisory Council in partnership with the IU South Bend Civil Rights Heritage Center will invite community health leaders to continue an online discussion entitled, “Racism is a Health Crisis: Intersections of Mental Health & Public Safety,” broadcast live over Zoom on May 18, 2021 from 6pm to 7:30pm.  In July 2020, following the murder of George…

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More than 980 degrees will be conferred on Wednesday, May 12 at an outdoor commencement ceremony for the 2021 graduates of Indiana University South Bend. The 1,017 graduates of the Class of 2020, whose commencement was celebrated virtually last year due to the pandemic, are invited to be recognized as well. The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. and will take place on the IU South Bend campus. All Indiana…

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The North Central Indiana Small Business Development Center (SBDC), hosted by IU South Bend’s Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics since 2015, has made outstanding progress providing expert guidance and resources to entrepreneurs in the region.   “When IU South Bend became our regional host, we hit the reset button” said Alan Steele, regional director, North Central Indiana SBDC. “Since then, we’ve made steady progress and set record numbers for our region.”   In 2015, the Center recorded 155 clients, 12 new business starts, and $1.4 million capital…

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On April 16 the Indiana University Board of Trustees named Pamela Whitten as the university’s 19th president. She visited IU South Bend April 25-26, where Chancellor Susan Elrod introduced her to campus with a tour and a small gathering of leaders.    “We are honored that President-Elect Whitten made it a priority so soon after her appointment to come to South Bend and meet with students, faculty, and leaders,” said Elrod. “Her emphasis on students and their success was palpable during her time here,…

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IU South Bend alumnus Chris Worrell recalls his love of journalism started back when he was just seven years old, when he would try to delay his homework so he could read the newspaper instead.  Photo provided by Chris Worrell “My dad loved the fact that I read the paper,” explains Chris. “But when he would ask if I had homework to do, I would tell him the newspaper was…

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