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Congratulations to the following IU South Bend alumni for their positive impact on their community. These seven were recently recognized as part of the South Bend Regional Chamber of Commerce Forty Under 40 Class of 2020: Dr. Katharine Callaghan - Beacon Health System  Mandy Campbell - RE/MAX Oakcrest  Kevin Christy - Newton Park, Inc.  Michelle FitzGerald - Make South Bend  Joe Noffsinger - First Source Bank  Jake Teshka - InTerra Credit Union,…

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Was your organization ready for COVID-19 and its impact? Will it be prepared for the next crisis? If you’re uncertain, join IU South Bend for a series of four free webinars Tuesdays at noon designed to prepare small businesses and nonprofits for the next wave of the COVID-19 pandemic or another emergency. Participants who attend all four webinars will leave with a business continuity plan suitable for their workplace.   July…

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The Civil Rights Heritage Center held a significant virtual event on Thursday, June 11 entitled “Perspectives on the Current Uprising.”  The event, held via Zoom technology, attracted over 200 participants from all ages and walks of life across the South Bend community. The participants were invited to learn more about the recent protests that have placed an intense spotlight over American policing in reaction to the continued documented evidence of…

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In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Indiana University South Bend received $4.5 million in federal CARES Act funding. University CARES Act allocations were divided in two: half to be distributed directly to students, half to be used by the institution for costs related to COVID-19 disruption.  Most of the funds intended to go directly to students was automatically awarded to 3,203 students by June 9. These Emergency Financial Aid…

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By Lee Streby IU South Bend’s Civil Rights Heritage Center has been awarded a highly competitive federal grant of approximately $50,000 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.  CRHC’s proposal was selected to receive full funding following rigorous peer review in the agency’s Museum Grants for African American History and Culture program.  Grant funding will support the transformation of the center’s existing African American Landmark Tour using 20 historically…

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