Foundations Spring 2012
Communications and Marketing's Alumni Magazine. Published twice a year featuring alumni from IU South Bend.
One of the things I am most proud of at Indiana University South Bend is something that people do not hear enough about – undergraduate research. Every day on campus undergraduate students are working with professors on all kinds of research. The professors benefit from having bright students helping them with their research, while the students gain knowledge and experience that will prepare them for careers and graduate school. In this issue of Foundations, you will read about students who have done research on everything from the isolation of arsenite oxidase enzymes to the search for dark matter in the universe. Not all the action on campus is in the laboratory. On the basketball court this year a set of twin brothers led the Titans to a successful season and a set of cousins twirled at halftime. You’ll read a behind-the-scenes account of touring with the Euclid Quartet and we recognize a retiring professor who passed his love for teaching on to the next generation of teachers who are now in classrooms across the country. This issue of Foundations also looks at two remarkable students who have not let blindness slow them down, two alumni who are leaders in the community, and a student who wants to make the world a greener place. As chancellor, I am proud of the achievements of our students, faculty and staff. I hope you enjoy reading their stories. Thank you for your support of IU South Bend. Sincerely, Una Mae Reck | Chancellor A MESSAgE fROM ThE chancellor