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Dr. Jesús García-Martínez will be the new dean of the Vera Z. Dwyer College of Health Sciences at IU South Bend.   Most recently the associate dean for research and professor of clinical health sciences for the Doisy College of Health Sciences at Saint Louis University, Dr. García-Martínez has an extensive career in higher education focused on strategic planning, development of new academic and research programs, and attracting diverse populations of…

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2022’s cohort of new honorees for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching (PAEMST) numbers just 117, with only two coming from Indiana. IU South Bend alumna Sara Hoover, who teaches at Beiger Elementary in Mishawaka, is one of them. A lifelong Mishawaka resident, Hoover works in the same school district she once attended as a child. At IU South Bend, she studied elementary education and teaching,…

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Indiana University South Bend has been approved for a $10,000 Grants for Arts Projects award from the National Endowment for the Arts to support the Performing Media Festival. This project will bring together musicians and media artists from across the country and abroad to South Bend to weave their thoughts and ideas into the artistic fabric of this Midwestern community.  “The National Endowment for the Arts is proud to support…

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Indiana University South Bend is pleased to announce the appointment of Rob DeCleene as vice chancellor for university relations and advancement. He will start June 1, 2022.   DeCleene has a distinguished career advancing the region, serving as executive director of Visit South Bend Mishawaka since 2010 and more recently as executive vice president of the South Bend Regional Chamber of Commerce. Under his leadership, Visit South Bend Mishawaka expanded its…

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Parkside Hall Indiana University South Bend will build a state-of-the-art, expanded nursing simulation and health sciences education center, thanks to a lead gift of $5 million from the Vera Z. Dwyer Charitable Trust.  Named the Dwyer Healthcare Simulation Center, the newly renovated space in Parkside Hall will transform the building into high-tech, flexible space for the campus’s radiography program and nursing program.  "We are deeply grateful to the Vera Z.…

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