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Some people gradually realize that the teaching profession suits them. Kathleen Avery knew all along. “I was definitely one of those kids who was already playing teacher in kindergarten,” she says. “I already knew that I wanted to be a teacher.” Kathleen, who goes by the nickname “Kaylee,” is now married and a mother of two. She was born Kathleen Long in LaGrange, IN, and attended Lakeland High School. When…

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The IU South Bend campus community is celebrating Black History Month with a variety of events and programs throughout February. Please join in the month’s campus events (note: this list will be updated as more events are scheduled, so be sure to check back regularly for more details and opportunities to learn and celebrate): February 1, 6-7:30 p.m., Civil Rights Heritage Center: An Evening with Natasha Trethewey The Pulitzer Prize…

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Indiana University South Bend has appointed Dr. Elizabeth Bennion to serve as director of community engagement. In her new role Bennion, who is Chancellor’s Professor of Political Science, will promote community internships, volunteerism, university-community partnerships and community-based teaching and research, while seeking ways to recognize and reward community-engaged work at IU South Bend.   IU South Bend encourages all members of the campus to get involved in community service. Faculty also…

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Saint Joseph Health System (SJHS) has awarded Nearly $37,000 scholarships to six nursing students from the Vera Z. Dwyer College of Health Sciences at Indiana University South Bend. These nurses, each of whom received a $6,126 scholarship for their final semester in the nursing program, will commit to work for SJHS for one year to serve our local community.   "We are so grateful to Saint Joseph Health System for…

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The latest episode of Politically Speaking will mark host Elizabeth Bennion’s tenth anniversary as host of the weekly public affairs program on WNIT Public Television. During her ten years as host, Bennion, Chancellor’s Professor of Political Science at IU South Bend, has interviewed elected officials, journalists, authors, academics, and other political practitioners about issues that affect the lives of viewers in Southwest Michigan and Northern Indiana. Bennion currently serves as…

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