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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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IU South Bend has received a $350,000 Phase II Digital Skills Accelerator grant from the Labs for Industry Futures and Transformation (LIFT) Network. The grant aims to enhance and develop digital skills in computer science, health sciences, and data analytics for K-12 students and teachers, adult learners, and degree seekers in Elkhart and St. Joseph County.   The LIFT Network, in conjunction with the South Bend-Elkhart Regional Partnership, is a regional consortium of colleges and non-profits, led by the University of Notre Dame and…

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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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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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