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Thanks to support from the Community Foundation of Elkhart County, IU South Bend can better serve more high school students, adult learners and lifetime learners as well as businesses and organizations in the Elkhart area. A new grant will equip IU South Bend to expand its capacity to enhance workforce and economic development and build more K-12 and community partnerships.   “There is great potential in Elkhart County for us to partner with community organizations, businesses, and schools to meet educational, talent, and business development needs by offering more programs through IUSB’s Elkhart Center,” said Susan Elrod, PhD, chancellor of Indiana University South Bend.  The Community Foundation will provide funding for a new position—the director of Elkhart programs and partnerships—who will be a…

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The former site of Playland Park is now Indiana University South Bend’s River Crossing Student Housing. But from 1946 to 1954, athletes took the field at the Park to compete as the South Bend Blue Sox, one of the four original teams of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL). On May 26, the 75th anniversary of the first time the Blue Sox played at Playland Park, Betsy Jochum, a…

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Dr. Gail McGuire, professor of Sociology and director of Community Engagement Honored and humbled to be named the 33rd Lundquist Fellow, Dr. Gail McGuire, professor of Sociology and director of Community Engagement, showcased her students’ work and asked them to speak about the personal and academic impact of their undergraduate research and community engagement experiences in her recent Lundquist lecture.   “Pulling all my students’ work together and to see it…

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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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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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