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Dr. Elizabeth Bennion Indiana University South Bend Chancellor Susan Elrod named Drs. Elizabeth Bennion and Neovi Karakatsanis 2021 Chancellor’s Professors. Although traditionally just one Chancellor’s Professor is selected each year, two were named this year to make up for the program being on hold in 2020 due to the pandemic.  The Chancellor’s Professor honors a full professor or librarian with highly meritorious performance in all areas of work. It recognizes a record of extensive accomplishment and leadership in teaching, research, and campus service. Bennion and Karakatsanis are professors…

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Dr. Monica Porter, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Diversity Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Diversity Monica Porter is one of 32 exemplary, senior level higher education professionals named to the prestigious American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) 2021 Millennium Leadership Initiative (MLI).  The initiative provides higher education leaders, who traditionally are underrepresented in the highest ranks of postsecondary education, with the opportunity to develop skills, gain…

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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 fall 2021 semester on Indiana University South Bend’s campus will be in person and the university expects that the fall semester will see a return to mostly normal operations, as was announced for all IU campuses. IU South Bend has implemented many health and safety policies throughout this academic year to provide the safest possible working and learning environments. As a result, positivity rates of employees and students have continued to drop and are now below 1 percent. Regular testing…

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Dr. Lisa Zwicker, professor of history and director of international studies at IU South Bend, has earned the 2021 John W. Ryan Award for her exceptional contributions in teaching, research, and professional service to international programs at Indiana University.  Zwicker began her service as director of international studies in 2013. In the six years the number of students going abroad has doubled, with programs added in Ireland, Germany, Greece, Japan,…

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