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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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The IU South Bend campus community is honoring Sexual Assault Awareness Month with a variety of educational events throughout April as a way to highlight the prevalence of sexual assault, as well as ways to prevent it and support survivors.   Please join in the month’s campus events: April 6, 2021, All Day: #SAAM National Day of Action April 6 is a National Day of Action for Sexual Assault Awareness Month.…

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Emily Sussman wanted to follow her passion to help people, though initially, she didn’t know how she could do that. She needed to help herself first, but deep down she knew it was her calling. Emily Sussman She found her way to helping through her social work degree from IU South Bend. Sussman is now a licensed clinical social worker and therapist with her own practice, Freedom Recovery Group of…

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IU South Bend recently received the 2021-22 Military Friendly designation; it is the first Indiana University campus to receive this recognition.  The bronze-level designation was awarded for the campus’s self-guided assessment of a number of important factors to veterans including academic policies, admissions, financial assistance, and culture.  “Our student veterans enrich our campus with unique perspectives and life experiences, enhancing our community,” said Chancellor Susan Elrod. “We are proud to support them with excellent services and programs during their academic journey.”  Savanna Hebert-Annis, assistant…

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Two IU South Bend faculty and three IUSB alumni received accolades recently from the City of South Bend during the 6th Annual Black History Month Awards Ceremony honoring local leaders for their service and leadership in our community. Darryl Heller and Dr. Bunmi Okanlami Darryl Heller is the director of the IU South Bend Civil Rights Heritage Center and an assistant professor of Women’s and Gender Studies. After receiving his…

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