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Approximately 200 students celebrated the end of the school year at this year’s Riverfest, which featured free food, live musical performances, comedy acts, and games. “We want students to celebrate the success of getting through the year, and to connect with friends before the stress of finals really sinks in. It’s also a great event that brings out students we haven’t seen at other programs because we try to hit multiple…

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The second Access to Care Day, a community event presented by the Indiana University South Bend Dental Hygiene Program to offer free basic dental services, took place April 18 to a high turnout, with over 200 patients being provided free exams, extractions, and fillings. “We began registration at 5 am and our first patient had been in line since midnight.  When I arrived at…

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The IU South Bend Center for a Sustainable Future is hosting the annual Electronic Waste Recycling Fest on Friday, May 8 and Saturday, May 9. This event gives organizations and the general public the opportunity to drop off their electronic materials to be recycled. Accepted electronics include computer systems and accessories, audio and video equipment, cell phones and other handheld devices, and office equipment. “We have so much electronic waste…

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James VanderVeen, IU South Bend associate professor of anthropology, was awarded the Herman Frederic Lieber Memorial Award by Indiana University in recognition of his excellence in education and research. IU President Michael A. McRobbie presented the award at the 2015 Celebration of Distinguished Teaching dinner on April 10. The event is part of Founders Day, an annual tradition that commemorates the 1820 founding of Indiana University. The Herman Frederic Lieber…

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IU South Bend is one of nine colleges and universities nationwide awarded a $30,000 grant from the Physics Teacher Education Coalition (PhysTEC) to be used for physics teacher recruiting initiatives to combat the national shortage. Only one-third of physics teachers possess a physics degree, according to the PhysTEC, and it is the field with the greatest shortage of new teachers. IU South Bend will be utilizing the recruiting grant to…

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