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Dr. Oscar Barrau is an associate professor of Spanish in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at IU South Bend. He grew up in Madrid, Spain, located in the center of the Iberian Peninsula and rich in culture, famous museums, and tapas bars. He is half Spanish and half French (his full name is Oscar Barrau Drapier), which gave his formative years an international flair. Accordingly, Oscar and all…

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Dr. Jeremy Linton, counseling and human services professor in the Indiana University South Bend School of Education, is pursuing a different approach than standard counseling to support local veterans: guitar lessons. He has started a new South Bend chapter of Guitars for Vets, a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to help veterans recover from trauma and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) through the process of learning to play guitar.…

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On June 7th Indiana University commemorated the unveiling of a magnificent new sculpture on the Bloomington campus created by Dora Natella, associate professor of fine arts at IU South Bend.  The 4,830-pound bronze sculpture called the Spirit of Indiana was installed in Miller Plaza on the south end of Memorial Stadium. Sitting atop a circular base that measures 11 feet in diameter and weighs 700 pounds, the new donor-funded art piece features five young student-athletes…

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