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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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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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