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A MESSAGE FROM THE CHANCELLOR When I arrived on campus as chancellor in 2002, one of the

vice chancellor for academic affairs. You will read about the

first things I asked for was a magazine that would showcase

arrival of two new deans who bring energy, creativity, and

the accomplishments of the students, faculty, staff, alumni,

passion to their schools. You will see a timeline that puts many

and friends of IU South Bend. The Office of Communications

of the achievements of the last 11 years in perspective. And

and Marketing created Foundations and the first issue featured

as always, Foundations will highlight the students, faculty, and

my installation as chancellor. Ever since then, this wonderful

alumni who are making a difference on campus and beyond.

magazine has been published twice a year and sent to 30,000 alumni, employees, benefactors, and community leaders.

In my installation speech in 2002, I said, “Together we will meet the challenges of the future. As opportunities arise, we

In this issue, I am writing my greeting to you as chancellor

will never sit it out, we will always dance.” The line is from a

for the last time. I hope you will read the cover story on the

song by Lee Ann Womack called “I Hope you Dance.” As I

dedication of the Education and Arts Building. The $22 million

look back on my years as chancellor at IU South Bend, I can

renovation was one of the hardest and most important projects

proudly say ... we danced.

in my 11-year tenure. The facility transforms the campus and will provide a much-needed, modern classroom building.

Thank you.


Una Mae Reck Chancellor You will read about the departure of my accomplished friend and colleague Alfred Guillaume Jr., who is retiring as executive


ADMINISTRATION & STAFF Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs & University Advancement Ilene Sheffer Director of Alumni Affairs Jeanie Metzger, BS’74 Assistant Director of Alumni Affairs Kelly Eberhart, MSW’13 Director of Communications & Marketing Ken Baierl, MLS’09 Writer & Editor Kathy Borlik, BA’79 Art Direction, Production & Design Tiffany Goehring, BFA’04 Photography Peter Ringenberg IU SOUTH BEND ALUMNI ASSOCIATION BOARD MEMBERS President Margaret J. Ridenour, AS’99, BS’01, MPA’05 Vice President Kris Fishburn, BS’03 Secretary Christine Pochert Ringle, MSBA’86, MBA’88 Treasurer Shawn Todd, MBA’10 Past President Phil Mark, BA’84 At Large Members Scott Hancock, BGS’12 Amy Hill, MPA’06 Lory Timmer, BGS’02, MPA’05 Vince Sgambelluri, BS’07 Division & School Representatives Kelli Hayes-Collins, BA’05, Arts Rudy Yakym III, AS’09, BS’11, Business Perla Hernandez, ASDH’04, Dental Hygiene Alma Powell, BS’70, MS’72, Education Kasi Bolden, BGS’94, MS’01, General Studies Laura Midkiff, MLS’10, Liberal Arts Aleah Lacopo, BSN’11, Nursing Ex officio Members *Durleen Braasch, AGS’83, BGS’83 *Chad Crabtree, BA’98 *Chris Craft, BS’89 *Larry Lentych, BS’69 *Linda McDougal, MPA’84 *Doreen Pienkowski, ASDH’99 *Lucky Reznik, MSBA’75 *Mary Beth Ryan, BGS’99 Roxanne Sirhan, Student Alumni Representative *Ex officio members representing non-academic constituencies.

FOUNDATIONS is published twice a year by the Office of Communications & Marketing at Indiana University South Bend. It is distributed to alumni and friends of the university. Please send comments, class notes, and story ideas to Kathy Borlik at

foundations IN THIS ISSUE 2

A Dedication & A Celebration


New Building, New Start


Siblings Play to Win


Alumna Scores Career With NBA


Dark Matter Matters


Guillaume Retires


Reck A Historic Tenure




Terry Allison Named Next Chancellor


Zombies vs. Humans


Helping Fellow Students


Politics and Community Activist


In Memoriam


Campus Briefs


Class Notes

COVER: Grand Opening of the Education and Arts Building, photograph by Peter Ringenberg INSIDE COVER: Campus photograph by Peter Ringenberg






A spring thunderstorm could not dampen the spirits of more than 300 people who gathered under a tent to dedicate the newly renovated Education and Arts Building and celebrate the 11-year tenure of Indiana University South Bend Chancellor Una Mae Reck. The event provided the opportunity to recognize the accomplishments of Chancellor Reck at the site of her crowning achievement.

for Academic Affairs Alfred Guillaume spoke about the 37year wait for the promise of a new building for the School of Education to become a reality. “Because of the strong will of so many, particularly the tireless work of IU administrators and Chancellor Reck, the deferred dream is no longer; that dream has now become a beautiful hall where extraordinary teaching will lead to unprecedented student success,” he said. President of the Student Government Association Hannah Dill spoke on behalf of students and said, “I personally have been honored to be part of a campus where the leaders recognize the potential in our facilities and have adapted them for change as our campus grows.”

After a 30-minute delay for a passing storm, Indiana University President Michael McRobbie presided over the event, which included an audience of family and friends of Reck, administrators, elected officials, benefactors, alumni, faculty, students, and staff. The first half of the event was focused on the $22 million renovation of the Education and Arts Building.

When presenting the key of the building to the university, Jack Plennert, principal at Alliance Architects who designed the facility, said, “I believe that the true measure of a building’s success is the experience one receives while spending time within it. When you visit the Education and Arts Building, I hope your experience is both stimulating and enjoyable.”

State Rep. B. Patrick Bauer and former State Senator Robert Meeks each talked about Reck’s persistence in seeking approval for funding the renovation project. Executive Vice Chancellor

Reck closed this portion of the event with her observations about the project. “The renovated Education and Arts Building has changed the face of the campus,” she said. “It used to



be an ugly, red-brick, square, flat, eyesore on an otherwise beautiful campus. I would walk by it every day. It taunted me. But today the taunting is over and we are celebrating a dream come true. The Education and Arts Building is now a new and proud landmark on campus.” McRobbie then turned the attention of the event to celebrating Reck’s 11-year tenure. A video was shown that highlighted her accomplishments and included observations from colleagues and friends about her tenacity and leadership. Advisory Board member Robert Deputy thanked her for taking the position as chancellor eleven years ago and laying the foundation for success. Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs and University Advancement Ilene Sheffer talked about their fundraising accomplishments. “The moral of my story is that with Mae, anything is possible.”

by the governor. The term “Sagamore” was used by native Americans in Indiana to describe a great person in the tribe who was consulted by the chief for wisdom and advice. In her closing remarks, Reck said, “Being chancellor of IU South Bend is the best job I’ve ever had. I appreciate the opportunity that Indiana University gave me. I tried to make the most of it.” Chancellor Reck is stepping down as chancellor on June 30, 2013, but will continue service to the university through special projects and teaching in the School of Education. Following the ceremony, guests gathered in the new building for refreshments, music from professor Alexander Toradze, and a peek inside the classrooms.

Reck was also surprised with two prestigious awards during the ceremony. McRobbie presented her with the IU President’s Medal for Excellence and the Sagamore of the Wabash. The President’s Medal is the highest honor an IU president can bestow. The Sagamore of the Wabash was presented on behalf of Indiana Governor Mike Pence. The Sagamore of the Wabash is the highest distinction awarded


NEW BUILDING, NEW START Two hundred and nine miles of wire, 2,500 gallons of paint, 350,000 square feet of drywall, and 43.6 miles of metal studs turned the red-brick Associates Building into the limestone Education and Arts Building. The ugly duckling of Ruskin Street has turned into a graceful 130,000-square-foot beauty. The 23 classrooms, nine conference rooms, three computer labs, art gallery, rehearsal hall, lecture hall, 19 dental hygiene clinic workstations, and 60 enclosed offices are only part of the renovated building. The bigger story is how it will affect the departments and programs that will take up residence there. Karen Clark, interim dean of the School of Education, said there is a genuine excitement about the first semester and beyond. The present home base for education is Greenlawn Hall, which was the former Hutchins Tool and Die Co. The building was purchased in 1966. Education and Arts will offer more technology, collaboration and visibility, Clark said. For Kim Parker, head of the Educational Resources Commons, the new space more than doubles what the commons has in Greenlawn Hall from 1,600 square feet to 4,700 square feet. The commons serves teachers, students, and community members in preparing lessons. “The first time I saw it was an emotional moment. I was gratified to be given that much space. The production room has room to dance in it. I think it will be like ‘if you build it they will come.’ More people will be able to use the facility.” Last year, the ERC served nearly 33,000 people. Dental hygiene director Kristyn Quimby said the building will better serve the students and the public. In Riverside Hall, dental hygiene seemed hidden down by the river. In the new building, the department will be easy to locate. Within the clinic, “the workstations will have some privacy for the patients. The students will have modern dental equipment that will make them more employable,” Quimby said. Marvin Curtis, dean of the Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts, said the new media, visual and fine arts programs will call the building home. New media classes have been crammed into a back hallway for several years. The two-story rehearsal room will be for instrumental groups. “The campus has been without an art gallery for several years and this is a perfect location. The offices will have windows. It is our own place. We’re very excited.”




From left: Chris Beam, Brandon Beam, Krystal Troyer, Melanie Troyer, Kyle Heatherly, and Steven Heatherly




They have been teammates their entire lives. They have had their good games and supported each other through the not-so-good games. They encourage, coax, and push. They are siblings. This past season, two sets of brothers on the IU South Bend basketball team helped produce a 20-game winning season for the Titans. Next fall, a set of sisters hopes to be serving up some wins for the volleyball team. Kyle and Steven Heatherly and Chris and Brandon Beam formed a bond on and off the court. They easily traded comments about who is the better player, the perfectionist, and the student. The Heartherly brothers are from Mishawaka and the Beams are from Borden, Ind., along the Ohio River. The Heatherlys will graduate this fall. Steven is a business major, Kyle is studying mass communications. Chris Beam is entering his senior year and Brandon will be a sophomore. Chris is a business major, and Brandon is studying elementary education. Steven said the camaraderie has been important as they were determined as a team to win 20 games and get to the tournament. “It was good this year. We all set the same goal to do this for the coach and for us.”

years that goes beyond basketball. We learned how to be better people,” Kyle said. They want to share that with other players. “They were good friends for us last year. I think we have life-long friends now. We’ve grown up together. It has been more like family this year,” Chris said. Sisters Melanie and Krystal Troyer from Elkhart played volleyball at Elkhart Memorial High School. Krystal is 13 months older. She started at IU South Bend right after high school. Melanie joined her in the fall of 2012 after transferring from Trine University. “I figured I would be playing two more years, so I might as well play on the same team as my sister,” Melanie said. “I think we will cherish this time eventually. It was a great choice to come to IU South Bend.” The Heatherlys, Beams, and Troyers all agree that the support they get on campus, from family and friends is what makes the experience here special. The campus has suited their needs and they’ve gotten the education they wanted. Then there is the time spent with their siblings. “I can yell at my sister and get in her face because she gets me. She knows how exciting volleyball is. She gets me,” Krystal said.

The Heatherlys eventually would like to coach basketball. “We’ve learned a lot from these past few



Emily Ladd is in the record books for the women’s basketball team for points, rebounds, and blocks. She also was a standout in the classroom. It has all served her well – that knowledge of marketing and basketball. She has turned it into a career. Ladd is a coordinator in the event presentation office for the Charlotte Bobcats of the NBA. Ladd graduated from IU South Bend in 2005 and went on to Indiana State University to get a master’s in recreation and sports management. This is close to the perfect job for Ladd. She said she wanted to stay involved in sports. “I initially gravitated toward education and coaching.” She remembered going to a Pacers game as a child and wondering who



all those people were running around on the court during the timeouts. Little did she know that she was looking at her future.

Dark Matter MATTERS

Her department is responsible for all facets of a home game and other Bobcats-related events. For 41 regular season home games, “everything you see and hear when you walk through the doors of our arena on a game day, we’ve touched.” From the music right on through dance, display, and the National Anthem. “It’s literally our job to maintain a home court advantage for our team.”

Scientists heard the first bubble pops in April in the search for dark matter. And IU South Bend faculty, students, local scientists and teachers have played a part in the experiments with Chicagoland Observatory of Underground Particle Physics - 60 (COUPP-60). Scientists will be analyzing the data over the next few months to determine if dark matter caused the bubbles.

[Scores Career with NBA ] In the off season, there are events, auditions, training camps, and fundraisers. It all comes from event presentation. For the game, she is in charge of managing the floor, working from a script with public address announcements, timing of events, music, and lights. She got an early taste of the job when she interned with the Silver Hawks in the Fan Relations department between her junior and senior years at IU South Bend. At ISU she was a graduate assistant managing tutors for students – athletes and non-athletes. After the Silver Hawks and during her days at ISU, she thought that she would try to get a job in the baseball field since she enjoyed the Silver Hawks job. While at ISU, Ladd applied for an internship with the Bobcats and had interviews with the Bobcats, the Indiana Ice (in the U.S. Hockey League) and several others teams. She received offers from the Bobcats and the Ice. “The Ice gig was tempting because it was home, but how can you say no to the NBA?” And what put a nice ribbon on the package is Michael Jordan, who is the owner of the team. “At this point in my career, I thought I’d gotten over being starstruck but not with him. He is a very involved owner. I’ve talked to him on several occasions. Don’t get me wrong, we’re not the best of friends but he is very personable. It is so surreal whenever he walks into a room.”

COUPP-60 is funded by the Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation. “We are testing the hypothesis that the dark matter consists of a previously unknown particle. It would have a mass about 10 to 1,000 times that of the proton and would interact with ordinary matter only through weak nuclear force and gravity,” said Ilan Levine, professor of physics and astronomy at IU South Bend. The COUPP-60 detector is a jar filled with purified water and CF3I, an ingredient found in fire extinguishers. The liquid is kept at a temperature and pressure slightly above the boiling point. It requires an extra bit of energy to form a bubble. When a passing particle enters the detector and disturbs an atom in the liquid, it provides that energy. The IU South Bend group has been in charge of the design and construction of special sound sensors to measure the sounds of bubble formation. The IU South Bend team past and present includes: Ilan Levine and William Feighery (chemistry); engineer Edward Behnke; undergraduate researchers Eric Abarbannel, Ryan Bauernfeind, Stephen Rey Brandt, Joshua Behnke, Tonya Benjamin, William Breznau, Anthony Castillo, Austin Conner, Noah Cooper, Kelsey Fine, Emily Grace, Adam Grandison, Cale Harnish, Henry Hinnefeld, Christian Holdeman, Emily Mann, Phil Marks, Timothy Moan, Aaron Monk, Cynthia Muthusi, Thomas Nania, Earl Neeley, Andrea Palenchar, Luke Sawle, Tina Shepherd, Brendan Sweeney, Naomi Tankersley, Nathan Van Der Werf, and Gregory Warrell; high school teachers Andrea Vollrath and Jeremy Wegner, and high school students In Young Park, Justin Skycak, and Chris Sokolowski.






“I believe passionately in the power of education,” said Alfred J. Guillaume Jr. “If you have an education, you can achieve anything.” His passion for education has been the driving force in his life and in his 14 years as the chief academic officer at IU South Bend. He is retiring as executive vice chancellor of academic affairs on June 30. “I’m ready. It’s time,” he adds. He came to IU South Bend in the summer of 1999. It was an odd destination for a man who grew up in New Orleans, earned a doctorate in French studies, served in Vietnam, and was coming to South Bend from Humbolt State University in northern California. Fourteen years later he is saying goodbye to a campus he helped transform and a faculty he guided. “I’ve hired two-thirds of the current faculty,” he said. “They’re my faculty. I’m very proud of them.” He has many things to be proud of. Too many to list. When pressed, he’ll talk excitedly about the IU South Bend Civil Rights Heritage Center located at the Natatorium on the west side. He led a group of people who found a way to restore the Natatorium as a symbol of the civil rights movement in South Bend, and use its history to continue to reach out to the community to discuss hard issues and find common ground. He’ll talk about the American Democracy Project at IU South Bend and how it has blossomed under the leadership of Elizabeth Bennion, one of the

faculty members he hired. He’ll talk about the Center for a Sustainable Future and how it started as an idea from faculty member Mike Keen and is now a leader in the region in educating individuals, businesses, and organizations about sustainability. “I heard good ideas and allowed them to be nurtured,” he said. “That’s what leadership is.” Included in his list of good ideas is the general education curriculum he implemented on campus, the One Book, One Campus program, and the premiere of Michiana Monologues. “If I had $50 million, I would give it to IU South Bend,” he said seriously. “Every student should go abroad. They should not be limited by their circumstances. Travel provides them with poise and confidence and expands their world view.” He and his wife Melanie will take advantage of his retirement to travel more often themselves. They will spend significant time in France and visiting their children on both coasts. But they will continue to call South Bend home. “IU South Bend is special because faculty members are so dedicated to their students,” said Guillaume. “The education students get here is transforming. That’s why I liked coming to work at IU South Bend every day.”






The list of accomplishments is staggering. Quite simply, IU South Bend is not the same campus it was when Chancellor Una Mae Reck arrived in 2002. Picture the campus without the pedestrian bridge, without River Crossing student housing, without the Elkhart Center in downtown Elkhart, without a refurbished Administration Building, without the Civil Rights Heritage Center at the Natatorium, without new parking lots, without remodeled dining areas, and without the renovated Education and Arts Building. And those are just the construction projects. Her tenure also includes the largest enrollment in campus history, the addition of academic programs and centers, a 10-year re-accreditation, and recordsetting fundraising. “I like to see action and results,” she said when taking a moment to reflect on her career as chancellor. When you walk around campus you can see the fruits of her labor. But there are other accomplishments that aren’t so obvious. For instance, she is proud of the organizational structure she put in place and the people she hired to comprise the Chancellor’s Cabinet. “I had a great opportunity to build a team,” she said. “They gave me all kinds of support – creativity, positive thinking, respectful disagreement, and encouragement.” One of the accomplishments she is most proud of is the success of fundraising on campus. Nearly $20 million in private donations has been received during her tenure – more than in the entire history of campus. The influx of private funding allowed projects and programs to continue even when state funding was reduced and the recession battered the economy. “We

worked very hard to overcome the perception that the money went to Bloomington,” she said. “And we were able to demonstrate how the donations benefited IU South Bend students, the campus, and the community.” The IU South Bend Elkhart Center is one of her favorite examples of the power of a public-private partnership. “There was a need for us and there was a need for them,” she said. “It worked beautifully.” A group of Elkhart business and civic leaders joined forces with IU South Bend to raise more than $4 million and build a 25,000-square-foot facility with 13 classrooms, a computer lab, a science lab, and offices. The Elkhart Center opened in 2007 and has helped trigger a re-vitalization of downtown Elkhart. Reck will continue her service to the campus after stepping down as chancellor on June 30. She will work on special projects assigned by IU President Michael McRobbie and Executive Vice President for University Regional Affairs, Planning and Policy John Applegate. She will also teach in the School of Education. South Bend will remain her home. “I like living here. I care about the campus and the community.” She believes the foundation is in place for IU South Bend to continue to be successful under new leadership. “It’s a great job to have,” she said of being chancellor. “There is a genuine warmth here, people like coming to work, and there is a sense of purpose in students, faculty and staff. IU South Bend is a special place. I will always appreciate my time here.”








In November 2002, the School of the Arts is named for community leader Ernestine M. Raclin in recognition of a gift to the school from her. On Nov. 7, 2012, the school performed its first ballet, Swan Lake (5).

A look bAck

at the historic tenure of chancellor

UnA MAe Reck .

The Fountain, Crossroads (6), is installed in the quad and dedicated in April 2003. Created by sculptor and professor emeritus Tuck Langland, it symoblizes education and cooperation, with one figure helping the other across troubled waters.

In spring 2002, Una Mae Reck (1) is named chancellor of Indiana University South Bend. She will be the fifth chancellor of the campus and its first woman chancellor. 4

Reck is installed as chancellor on Sept. 27, 2002. That same day the Student Activities Center (SAC) (2) is dedicated. The basketball court (3), chairs, and scorer’s table were redesigned in summer 2010. In spring 2003, the inaugural issue of Foundations (4) was published by the Office of Communications and Marketing at IU South Bend. The installation of Una Mae Reck as Chancellor graces the cover. As of 2013 Foundations is mailed biannually to nearly 30,000 IU South Bend alumni and friends.




foundations 2002-2013








The Black Box Theater in Northside Hall is renovated in the fall 2011.

The pedestrian bridge (7) linking the main campus to property across the St. Joseph River is dedicated on Nov. 20, 2006.

Another sport is added. The first women’s volleyball game is played in August 2011 (15).

The groundbreaking for River Crossing student housing (8) is held on June 12, 2007.

The two courtyards in the Administration Building are completed in August 2012. The east courtyard is a gift from Kurt Simon (deceased) honoring Mary Lou Gordon. The west court yard is a gift from Barbara K. Warner (16).

The IU South Bend Elkhart Center is dedicated on Aug. 29, 2007 (9). The building (10) has 13 classrooms, a computer lab and a science lab (11-12). More than 50 classes are taught there each semester. The Hammes Information Commons in the Schurz Library (13) is dedicated in October 2007.



Renovations in the Administration Building begin in 2008 and include the second floor (17-18), the Gateway and offices on the first floor, and the University Grill.

In August 2008, River Crossing opens and the Center for a Sustainable Future is approved.

The University Grill is renovated and opens in January 2012.

The Dorene Dwyer Hammes Media Commons & Café is dedicated Oct. 21, 2009, in the Schurz Library The Community Building at River Crossing receives LEED Silver Certification™ in 2011.

On Sept. 21, 2012, the business school is officially named the Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics in recognition of a $4 million gift from the Judd Leighton Foundation (19).

The Civil Rights Heritage Center at the Natatorium (14)opens May 23, 2010, with speeches and a march down Washington Street.

The groundbreaking for the $22 million renovation of the Education and Arts Building is June 23, 2011. Renovation continues through March 2013. 16

Special thanks to photographers; Matt Cashore, Peter Ringenberg, Tyagan Miller, Sara Lowe, Bryce Richter, and the South Bend Tribune.


Illinois – Chicago; and coordinator, Minority and Urban Education Graduate Program and assistant professor of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Maryland – College Park. He has been an elementary school teacher in Chicago Public Schools and New York City Public Schools. He earned a Ph.D. in social sciences and education from the University of California – Los Angeles; M.A. in curriculum and instruction from Teachers College at Columbia University in New York; and has a B.S. in elementary education. Lynn will begin his duties on July 1, 2013.

NEW DEAN OF COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES Mario Ortiz has been named the dean of the College of Health Sciences at IU South Bend. Ortiz is currently the chair of the nursing department at Purdue University North Central (PNC) in Westville, Ind. He will begin his duties at IU South Bend on July 1, 2013. Ortiz has served the nursing department at PNC in various roles since 2005. Previously, he worked in the schools of nursing at the University of Portland in Oregon, Cleveland State University in Ohio, the University of Nevada in Reno and DePaul University in Chicago. Ortiz has a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in nursing from Valparaiso University and a doctorate in philosophy, nursing from Loyola University in Chicago. Douglas McMillen, professor of chemistry at IU South Bend, has been serving as interim dean since the death of Mary Jo Regan-Kubinski in 2011.

NEW DEAN OF SCHOOL OF EDUCATION Marvin Lynn has been named the new dean of the School of Education at IU South Bend. Lynn has 20 years of experience in education, including teaching and numerous administrative positions. He is currently serving as associate dean for Teacher Education at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Lynn has previously served as associate professor of Curriculum and Instruction and director of Graduate and Undergraduate Elementary Teacher Education Programs at the University of



NEW DIRECTOR OF CIVIL RIGHTS HERITAGE CENTER Author, historian, and law scholar Marc Rodriguez has been named the director of the Civil Rights Heritage Center. He will begin on July 1. He is currently a research fellow at the University of Wisconsin Law School. Rodriguez spent seven years at the University of Notre Dame where he was assistant professor in the departments of history, law, and American studies, as well as a fellow of the Institute for Latino Studies and a fellow with the Kroc Institute for Peace Studies, Notre Dame. Before Notre Dame, he was a fellow at Southern Methodist University and taught at Princeton. He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, a master’s degree and doctorate in U.S. history from Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., and a law degree from the University of Wisconsin (Madison) School of Law. Rodriguez works within the fields of Mexican American and American legal history focusing on the relationship between migration, ethnicity, youth politics, state reform and labor after 1945. He is the author of “Tejano Diaspora: Mexican Americanism and Ethnic Politics in Texas and Wisconsin” The book won the National Association of Chicano and Chicana Studies, Texas Nonfiction Book Award in 2012. The book explores the migration between Texas and Wisconsin, pan-ethnic and pan-racial labor, civil rights, and political movements, and the development of War on Poverty Programs in a diverse multiracial and multi-ethnic Midwestern city



Terry L. Allison has been named the next chancellor of IU South Bend. Allison is currently the provost and vice president of academic affairs at Governors State University in Illinois, where he is also a professor of English. He will begin his duties as chancellor on July 1, 2013. He recently spoke with Director of Communications and Marketing Ken Baierl. WHAT APPEALED TO YOU ABOUT THE JOB OF CHANCELLOR AT IU SOUTH BEND? When I saw the ad, I was immediately interested. First, I was attracted by the excellence of Indiana University and the opportunity to lead a regional campus. Second, in looking further into IU South Bend, I saw many areas of strength, including the arts, which is a major interest of mine, as well as some opportunities to grow programs to meet regional needs, especially in health care, manufacturing, and some other fields that would help to strengthen the regional economy. Third, I was attracted to the high quality of life in South Bend and the ease of getting to the Chicago region, where I’ve enjoyed living for the past several years. HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR LEADERSHIP STYLE? Very hands-on and visible, but definitely not a micromanager. Selecting highly qualified individuals, then letting them do their jobs is critical to my

success—and then communication is critical to making this leadership style work. Consultation and collaboration are essential in higher education, but that doesn’t mean that everything stops. Consultation must be efficient so that universities can respond effectively to a rapidly changing environment. WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO MOST WHEN YOU ARRIVE ON CAMPUS? I’m very eager to begin meeting with faculty, students, staff, and community leaders to hear more about what they want from IU South Bend. I look forward to working with all campus constituents to improve student success and to evaluate expansion of academic programs to meet state and regional needs. Allison has been at Governors State University since 2010. Previous to that, he was dean of the College of Arts and Letters and a tenured professor of English at California State University in Los Angles. From 1991 to 2006, he was a faculty member and served in a variety of roles at California State University, San Marcos. Allison has a Ph.D. in literature and M.A. in comparative literature from the University of California, San Diego. He received a master of library and information science degree and an A.B. degree with honors in economics and political science from the University of California, Berkeley.


Zombies VS. Humans KATHY BORLIK // PHOTOGRAPHY PETER RINGENBERG It was just another day in student housing – study, walk to class, and run away from zombies.

Humans can stun a zombie with a Nerf-like gun or a balledup sock. A stunned zombie is out of play for 15 minutes.

Last fall, about 15 housing residents played a glorified game of tag known as Humans vs. Zombies (HvZ). Participants are human until they get tagged. Zombies are zombies as long as they keep tagging humans.

The field of play was student housing. No guns (Nerf or otherwise) are allowed on the other side of the river. Academic buildings are safe zones.

The successful zombie outing has people talking. Student government is exploring ways to expand the game to both sides of campus. There are zombie rules – because even zombies need rules. Zombies wear bandanas on their heads and humans wear a bandana on an arm. A human is a human until he or she is tagged. As a zombie you need to feed (or tag a human) every 48 hours or die. Humans must sleep on campus.



Chris Boylan, a housing resident and student government senator, said the game originated in 2005 at Goucher College, Towson, Md. It has been wildly successful and played on more than 1,000 campuses. The housing game was great fun and very competitive. There were stories of laying in wait and catching people off guard. In the end it was the humans who won. There was no trophy but beating zombies at their own game is its own reward.

HelpingfellowStudents KATHY BORLIK // PHOTOGRAPHY LYNNETTE NETTROUER A resident assistant (RA) makes friends, becomes a mentor and an enforcer. There are rules and there are times to listen. It is a campus job that Paul Krikau, director of student housing and residence life, has said is complex. “When an RA is doing a good job, they are priceless and immeasurable to the students that find them and get the help they need from a peer.” For three RAs, it is an adventure in helping people. Ian Spink, Fernando Garcia, and Lynnette Nettrouer find the job a way to connect and give other students the best college experience. It is cooking together, watching movies, playing games, listening to complaints, and watching out for their best interests. Nettrouer, who is from Lakeville, said she was living in housing her freshman year and found that the RA was checking on her and her roommates. The RA was planning events and including everyone. “She was taking care of us,” and she found it comforting that there was someone she could talk to. As a junior, she enjoys being the mother hen and having people in her room, smoothing over disputes, and worrying about their studies. “It has matured me and I’m concerned about 40-plus students. I love my job.”

Spink said good RAs connect with students. They are companions and unite the community. “It is a challenge at times when there are incidents. You need to be assertive and reconnect. Students understand that you are doing your job.” Taking the job of being a resident advisor is not about resumé building for Spink, who is a biology major and hopes to be a doctor. “It is about helping people. I want them to have a better life experience.” Garcia is a native of Ecuador who applied to a number of schools and accepted a trip to Indiana. “It sounded good and then I realized I needed to buy a coat,” he joked. He has a few coats and is in his second year in housing and his first year as RA. “It was a challenge. Some (residents) don’t want to get involved.” However, with coaxing, they begin to talk and meet others. “It is a great experience to build a community.” It is a chance to open the door and be there for them. “RAs who connect with their residents beyond the requirements are going to be the great RAs. Authentically caring about people is essential to doing a good job. The stamina to do that over and over again is what makes one great,” Krikau said.

Her plans are to work in some sort of student affairs after graduate school.




Politics and Community Activist KATHY BORLIK // PHOTOGRAPHY PETER RINGENBERG Always an activist, Diana Hess (BS’88 and MPA’93) was content to work behind the scenes in politics and organizations such as the League of Women Voters and Community Forum for Economic Development. Now she has taken the center stage in county politics. She was elected in January to fill a seat and is the first woman to serve on the St. Joseph County Council in nearly 20 years. In addition to dealing with the workings of county government, she is director of the Neighborhood Resources Corp., a non-profit organization that works with South Bend neighborhoods and neighborhood organizations. She sees the two jobs as a way to improve the quality of life in the city and the county. After nearly 20 years working at IU South Bend in the Division of Extended Learning Services' Center for Professional Development (formerly Continuing Education), she left in 2009 to lead the NRC. She earned her master’s degree while working full-time, which was a move that has proved to be invaluable with her job with the NRC. For her IU South Bend is “a gem and more people are becoming aware of it. It was a private school education with small classes and quality professors,” she said.

Hess has taken many lessons on management to her new job. “Our goal is to see thriving neighborhoods. Good neighborhoods mean a healthy city and that attracts businesses,” she said. “The NRC works on the human side to educate new leaders for neighborhood associations” through leadership academies that bring out the best ideas and best practices. Some quality ideas to get children involved and stem drug problems have come from regional and national conferences. “We’re all about neighborhood engagement,” she said. The recent activism in the community with downtown development such as the State Theater project and community gardens is exciting to Hess. She hopes for more and sees a trend in others stepping up to the plate. Her own activism began in the 1960s when she became concerned about Vietnam, assassinations and how others were treated. She remembers running down the street in Mishawaka to see Robert Kennedy and then being awakened by her father to hear that Kennedy had been killed. “It is hard not to be shaped by that era … and to believe in justice for all.” Hess is doing her best to do a good job for both the county and neighborhoods. “I have a responsibility to the voters, to listen to them. It is a big responsibility. I hope I do a good job.”


In Memoriam JULIA PEYSER Julia Peyser, 86, of South Bend, died Feb. 4, 2013. She was the wife of the late Joseph Peyser, emeritus professor of French at IU South Bend. Mrs. Peyser was a teacher, speech therapist, vice principal, and principal in South Bend area schools. She also taught speech at IU South Bend. Following his retirement in 1994, the Peysers endowed two scholarships – a graduate and an undergraduate – for studying abroad for IU South Bend students. The couple prized travel and the opportunity it gave for growth. They wanted to share this love with students.

and Tessye Simon Foundation which was established in 1975 to strengthen the ties between the Jewish population and the local residents. The foundation sponsors the Annual Institute on Judaism and underwrites adult education programs at Temple Beth-El. He came to the United States from his homeland in Germany at the age of 16 just as the Nazis were coming to power. Simon retired in 1987 as president and chairman of the board of Simon Brothers.


Gabrielle Robinson, professor emeriti of English, wrote a book on Simon’s life for Wolfson Press called “Kurt Simon: Businessman and Benefactor.” Robinson said he was most proud of rescuing his mother, father, sister and uncle from Nazi Germany.

South Bend businessman and philanthropist Kurt Simon, 99, died Jan. 8, 2013. Simon received the Chancellor’s Medal in 2012 for his generosity and commitment to IU South Bend.

Robinson said, “He loved to tell stories, was funny and spirited and humble, thinking that he was “fortunate” rather than accomplished, and of course he was both.”

He donated $100,000 for the naming of one of the courtyards in the Administration Building in honor of his longtime friend Mary Lou Gordon. He funded a lecture series, a book from the Wolfson Press, the Western Galilee University Exchange Program and a lecture room at the Civil Rights Heritage Center at the Natatorium.


Simon and his wife, Tessye, who died in 2001, were noted throughout the community for their philanthropy. The Kurt

Professor Emeritus John Vincent “Vince” Peterson, 76, died Jan. 5, 2013, in South Bend. He taught educational and counseling psychology; instituted the campus counseling center, developed the master’s level counseling program and the University Center for Excellence in Teaching (UCET) with the late Eileen Bender. He received the President’s Award from the university in 1994 for excellence in teaching.

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JEANNETTE MOELLER, MS ’74, Education, South Bend, died 6/27/12

EDWARD BARNES, BS’68, Business, South Bend, died 11/7/12

JOHN BARKER, MS’75, Education, Mishawaka, died 5/23/11

PAUL KISZKA, BS’68, Business, South Bend, died 10/11/12

MICHAEL DWORECKI, MS’76, Education, South Bend, died 10/10/12 WINIFRED NADON, MS’76, Education, Elkhart, died 9/10/09


ROBERT SHARPE, BS’76, Public Affairs, South Bend, died 5/21/10

MARECE NEAGU, BS’70, Education, South Bend, date unknown

CAROL WHITMER, MS ’76, Education, Fort Myers, Fla., died 1/15/13

ROBERT E. MILLER, BS’72, Education, Venice, Fla., died 10/24/12

LEO ZMUDZINSKI, MSBA’77, Business, South Bend, died 2/4/13

WILLIAM T’KINDT, BS’72, Business, Cleveland, Ohio, died 3/11/06

KAREN DAVIES, MS’78, Education, South Bend, died 10/11/12

STEPHEN SZYARTO, BS’72; MS’75, Education, Elkhart, died 11/14/12

JOYCE EBY, MS’78, Education, Dillsburg, Pa., died 11/24/12

CLIFTON BURD, MS’73, Education, Versailles, Ky., died 9/5/12

ALAN NADON, BS’79, Business, Elkhart, died 2/10/13

RICK GODDARD, BS’73, Business, Elkhart, died 12/19/12

NANCY TROUP, BS’79, Business, Jonesboro, Ga., died 10/31/12



The new education and counseling suite in the Education and Arts Building is named for Professor Peterson, and his wife, Carolyn J. Peterson.

IU South Bend, she taught a variety of classes including introduction to biology, the biology of aging, and the biology of women.

Originally from Littleton, Colo., he received his bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He came to South Bend in 1969 and retired in 2000.

She found great pride in all the students she worked with especially the nursing students. She made the joy of discovery an essential component of her teaching. She also served as a mentor to other female faculty who joined IU South Bend after her, according to Victor Riemenscheneider, professor emeritus of biological sciences.

James Hurst, director of the counseling center, said Professor Peterson “embodied the essential qualities of higher education leadership and genuine, empathic counseling. He was a visionary leader” who foretold many of the current trends in mental health and healthcare in general. Jannette Alexander, associate professor of counseling and human services, said he was a mentor to her and others. He had a special bond with a few of his co-workers and students and would lunch with this select band. Later, Alexander discovered that there was a bigger circle of special friends than she suspected and it took him weeks to make it through his list of lunch dates. Every one of his friends was special. “He never stopped learning. He was quiet, but he had a wry sense of humor,” she said. “He was a beloved friend.”

SANDRA WINICUR Professor Sandra Winicur, 73, died Dec. 8, 2012, in South Bend. In her more than 30 years as a biology professor at

MINNIE WOODS, BS’79; MS’90, Education, South Bend, died 2/2/09

’80s FREDDIE JOHNSON, BS’80, Education, Winter Springs, Fla., died 9/23/12 ROBERT LAMBERT, MS’83, Business, Sarasota, Fla., died 1/8/13 STEVEN DOLBY, AS’87, General Studies, Middlebury, died 12/5/12

’90s LARRY ELLIOTT, MS’90, Education, Waxhaw, N.C., died 6/8/08

Born and raised in the Bronx, N.Y., Professor Winicur received her bachelor’s degree from Hunter College, a master’s from the University of Connecticut, and a doctorate from Cal Tech, all in biology. She taught at IU South Bend from 1970 to 2004. She received the IU Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching (FACET) award in 1991, the IU South Bend Distinguished Teaching award in 1992, and the Herman Frederic Lieber Award for excellence in teaching at Founders Day in 1993. She was a member of the National Association of Biology Teachers, founding the Four-Year College Section of the NABT. An avid reader and writer, she used her writing skills to tell stories about life, literature, and science. In 2010, she won first place in the Writers Digest writing contest in the “Religious and Inspirational” category with her story “Rebecca and the Future.”

RITA LOPINSKI, MPA’91, Public Affairs, South Bend, died 1/6/13 STACY SIMCOX, BS’91, Education, South Bend, died 10/29/12 DENNIS CAROL, MS’92, Education, Edwardsburg, Mich., died 1/24/13 SUSAN MCCOY, BS’94, Nursing, Whiteland, Ind., died 7/17/12 MILLICENT SHREINER-SAIK, MS’97, Education, Elkhart, died 10/9/12

’00s JAMES CLARK, MS’00, Education, Walton, Ind. died 9/30/12 KIRBY KITSON, BS’01, Business, Mishawaka, died 11/5/12

DOUGLAS KACZOROWSKI, MBA’91, Business, South Bend, died 1/19/13




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IU South Bend Senior Lecturer Alec Hosterman was part of the social media coverage in January at the State of the Union Address by President Barack Obama. Hosterman is area coordinator of communication studies. An announcement on the White House Facebook page asked for participants for the event and Hosterman applied. He was very excited about the chance. Hosterman was in the Eisenhower Building next to the West Wing of the White House for the speech. He and others viewed the speech and used social media to comment on the address. Afterward they met with a panel of administration officials to discuss the speech and their experience.


Jamshid Mehran, professor of finance in the Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics at IU South Bend, received the Legacy Award from the IU South Bend Alumni Association. The award was given at the Chancellor’s spring breakfast in January. The award recognizes full-time or retired faculty members who have made a significant impact on the lives of students at IU South Bend. A $500 scholarship is presented in his name to a student in finance, and the recipient receives a plaque.



The nomination cited his commitment and love of the subject matter. Mehran has been on the faculty since 1986. He received both his doctoral and master’s degrees from the University of Arkansas, and an M.B.A. from Central Michigan University.

Associate Professor of Political Science Elizabeth Bennion is the new moderator of WNIT’s “Politically Speaking” program. She began the new season on Jan. 13. WNIT was looking for a new direction for the show with broader political issues along with a strong civic engagement component. “Politically Speaking” is WNIT’s longest running public affairs program. Since 1988, it has provided the region with a forum for discussion, debate, and insight on political issues. Bennion incorporated the show into a class with students researching guests and issues, preparing questions, conducting interviews for videotaped segments and appearing on the show to help with the discussion of an issue. An intern from IU South Bend coordinated the Facebook page, Twitter account, and website for the program. Bennion has taught at IU South Bend since 1999. She has won numerous teaching awards including the Lundquist Award in 2011. She earned her master’s degree and Ph.D. in political science from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.  

Kevin Ladd, associate professor of psychology, received a $987,058 grant from the John Templeton Foundation to support his research of prayer. The research will include the use of eye-tracking equipment to explore how people’s spiritual condition relates to how they literally see and interact with their environment. The research project is called “Prayer Vision: How Spiritual Practices Determine the World You See.” This is the second large grant Ladd has received from the John Templeton Foundation. In 2007, he was awarded $735,000 in funding to study the psychology of prayer. In that research, Ladd designed a series of experiments that included equipping participants with cameras to take pictures of things they considered to be spiritually important. “This new round of research will build on the first one,” said Ladd. “The language of spirituality is heavily visual. The eye-tracking system will help us see what is happening when people with different approaches to spirituality look at a wide variety of images.”

A project from the Center for a Sustainable Future at IU South Bend was named as one of the best green projects by the National Wildlife Federation’s (NWF’s) Campus Ecology program. This is the third year in a row IU South Bend has been featured in the case studies database. The NWF named 112 case studies from across the country which can be seen in a single online resource at the foundation’s website at The projects range from renewable energy systems to campus organic farms. Each makes a


substantial investment in the sustainability of their campuses, their communities, and their curriculum. IU South Bend focused on the “What’s Up, Myles?” video series hosted on the center’s YouTube Channel, Sustain the Future. The series highlights sustainability in and around the campus. It is hosted by a student who recently earned a minor in Sustainability Studies.

Following a successful 2011-12 season, IU South Bend Titan Athletics was named as one of the Five Star Award recipients by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). The award is based on a demonstrated commitment to Champions of Character and earned points in each of the following categories: character training, conduct in competition, academic focus, character recognition, and character promotion. Institutions earned points based on exceptional student-athlete grade point averages and by obtaining zero ejections during competition throughout the course of the academic year.

Kurt Janowsky, businessman and civic leader recently received the Lewis S. Armstrong Award from the Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics. The award is given for distinguished achievement, leadership, and contributions to the advancement of business and the quality of life in Michiana. Janowsky is the owner of Café Navarre, Crystal Ballroom Catering at the Lerner Theater, and the Matterhorn Conference Center, where he is the host of the annual Elkhart community Thanksgiving dinner for 1,500 disadvantaged residents. The Outstanding Associate Faculty Award was given to Mark Bradford. He was recognized for enthusiasm and dedication to teaching. The Leighton School also honored faculty members for teaching, service, and research. Douglas Agbetsiafa, Peter Aghimien, Tracey Anderson, Mark Fox, Beth Kern, Monle Lee, Bhavik Pathak, Anurag Pant, P.N. Saksena, and Hong Zhuang were honored for teaching. Douglas Agbetsiafa, Peter Aghimien, Tracey Anderson, Mark Fox, Beth Kern, Monle Lee, Jamshid Mehran, Anurag Pant, Bhavik Pathak, P.N. Saksena, Ganesh Vaidyanathan, David Vollrath, and Hong Zhuang were honored for service. Douglas Agbetsiafa, Mark Fox, Monle Lee, Jamshid Mehran, Alex Meisami, Anurag Pant, Bhavid Pathak, Ganesh Vaidyanathan, and Hon Zhuang were honored for research.



Rendering courtesy of CSO Architects of Carmel, Ind.


The Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts at Indiana University South Bend has received a $1.2 million gift from the Georgina Joshi Foundation to renovate its recital hall into a state-of-the art performance hall. In recognition of the gift, the hall will be named the Louise E. Addicott and Yatish J. Joshi Performance Hall. The gift supports the vision of Louise Addicott-Joshi to provide young musicians with educational and career development opportunities and support the public performance of music in South Bend. Louise Addicott and her husband, Yatish Joshi, established the Georgina Joshi Foundation in 2007 to honor their daughter, who was a student in the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University in Bloomington. Georgina sang at the original recital hall at IU South Bend and the Joshi family attended many performances there.  The 224-seat performance hall will be a world-class venue for the performances of chamber music, soloists, and small ensembles. The hall will also include state-of-the-art recording equipment for students and faculty. Construction will begin in May 2013 and the opening performance is already scheduled for spring 2014. The IU South Bend Arts Foundation Board is inviting the community to support the vision of the project through a seat campaign. A gift of $500 will be recognized with the name of the donor (or someone they want to honor) engraved on a brass plate on the back of any of the seats in the first three rows. A gift of $275 will be recognized with a plate on a seat in the remaining eight rows. For information on how to contribute contact IU South Bend Director of Development Dina Harris at 574-520-4131 or




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responsible for bank-wide training and development of consumer and small business services. Jeffrey Hemmes, BS’97, Computer Science, is an active duty Air Force lieutenant colonel serving as a professor of Aerospace Studies and Commander of Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps Detachment 5 at Auburn University in Alabama. Last year he adopted a special needs child from China and is in the process of adopting again in July 2013.

Larry Lentych, BS’69, Business, retired from 1st Source Bank in January. He was the senior vice president/treasurer, CFO of 1st Source Foundation. Lentych is also on the IU South Bend Alumni Board and sits on the Alumni Scholarship Committee.

Tim Richardson, BA’96, Communication Arts/Theatre/Drama, adjunct faculty for Raclin School of the Arts is producing a new movie called “The Throbbit.” He has made several movies including “Dork of the Rings” and “Harvey Putter.”


Steve Deranek, BA’98, General Studies, is a sales manager for the community region for 1st Source Bank.

Ralph G. Pifer, BA’72, Psychology, retired in 2012 from Sauk Valley Community College, Dixon, Ill. He spent 30 plus years of teaching as an associate professor of psychology and social science. He said the professors and faculty at IU South Bend prepared him well for later studies at Valparaiso University and Western Michigan. “I received an exemplary education that has stood up well all these years. It also helped me be a much better professor and citizen of the world. Many of us had dreams, but IUSB helped make those dreams reality. As an inner city kid, I doubt if many of my grade school, junior high, or high school instructors would have predicted much success for me.” Paul Piller, BS’74, Business, BS’90, Computer Science, MBA’98, is a sales engineer for R.J. Vedovell Co., and also an associate lecturer in economics in the Leighton School of Business and Economics.


Mary Morgan, MS’99, Education Counseling/Human Services, is as an associate dean for ITT Technical Institute and adjunct faculty member for Ivy Tech and Trine University. She has been a facilitator of Study Circles for 10 years, which is a national nonprofit organization focused on racial dialoguing. She has been involved with the Center for Women’s Intercultural Leadership since its initiation including the launch of Bridges Out of Poverty, Compassionate Listening Project, Catalyst trips, and trips to the Freedom Center. Recently, she become the vice president of the Northern Indiana Counseling Association. Additionally, she participates annually in the Legislative Affairs activities of the local IUAA Board of Directors. She served on the board for seven years. Her former positions include being founder/director of the child care programs at St. Matthew Cathedral, executive director of the LaPorte County Juvenile Services Center, and CEO of the local Girl Scout Council. She also served eight years in the Army Reserves.

Jamie Talboom, AGS’80; BGS’95, is manager of marketing events for AM General in South Bend.

Chad Gentry, BS’99, Business, is an accounting manager for 1st Source Bank. He is responsible for overseeing Securities and Exchange Commission reports, accounts payable, general ledger and other accounting duties.

Sheryl Stewart, MS’89, Counseling/Guidance, made her career in counseling and human resource management. She retired in 2012 and is living in St. Petersburg, Fla.



Joann Phillips, MLS’01; MSW’04, is the chair of the Human Services Program for Region 2 at Ivy Tech Community College in South Bend.

Mary Chmiel, BA’91, General Studies, is a retail product manager for 1st Source Bank, South Bend. She is



Colin Flora, BA’08, Political Science, is an associate attorney at Pavlack Law, LLC, in Indianapolis. In the past year he has published three law journal articles, more than 50 lengthy posts for the Pavlack Law blog. Many of the blog posts were converted into an article for republication in the Medical Liability Monitor by request of its editor. “For 2013, I have already completed one journal article scheduled for publication in the fall and accepted an invitation to speak at a continuing legal education program on behalf of the Indianapolis Bar Association. I look forward to strengthening my growing practice and continuing my legal scholarship this year.” Flora was a Presidential Scholar at IU South Bend. Vince Sgambelluri, BS’07, Business, is a senior accountant with Patrick Industries, Elkhart. Sgambelluri is on the IU South Bend Alumni Board of Directors as an at-large member. Margaret Ridenour, BS ’01; MPA ’05, is now the assistant athletic director at John Adams High School, South Bend. She is also the new president of the IU South Bend Alumni Association. Erin Ward-Ciesielski, BA’06, Psychology, has had a paper accepted for publication in the professional journal Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, the leading journal in the field. The article is: “An Open Pilot Feasibility Study of a Brief Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills-based Intervention for Suicidal Individuals.” Ward-Cieielski is a graduate student in the doctoral program at the University of Washington in Seattle in the laboratory of Marsha Linehan. She also has a chapter based on her honors thesis at IU South Bend in press and has had some other publications already in addition to winning the student research award from the American Association of Suicidology at last year’s April professional conference.

’10s Paul Gonzalez, BS’10, Criminal Justice, is a patrol officer in Elkhart County, Ind. Rudy Yakym III, BS’11, Business, is the vice president of Bradley Company. Yakym is a member of the IU South Bend Alumni Board of Directors and represents business and economics. Brenda Mark, BSN’11, Nursing, is a pre-op nurse in surgical services at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, Mishawaka. Angie Schumacher, BA’12, Psychology & minor in Business, resides in Edwardsburg, Mich., and Chicago. As a recent graduate, she is still looking for gainful employment.

(continued from In Memoriam, page 21)

CHARLES HARRINGTON Charles D. “Chuck” Harrington, 72, died on Dec 21, 2012, at sea on a nature cruise in the Gulf of California. He grew up in Vermillion, S.D., and graduated from Pomona College. He earned a Ph.D. in English Literature at IU Bloomington and came to IU South Bend in 1969. He taught here his entire career. He particularly liked teaching writing, the Romantic Period, and nature and travel literatures. Professor Harrington loved music, politics, and his students. He was on the board of The Scholarship Foundation of St. Joseph County. Friends said he was a musician and a keen scholar, and had a fine, measured prose style. Students loved him enough to plan a surprise retirement party for him. Tom Vander Ven, professor emeritus of English, wrote of his friend, “He was our Mr. Chips, riding his basic, black English bicycle to and from campus, his briefcase fastened to the rear carrier, and in cool weather, wearing his black beret. He was a beloved man in an authentic mustache. Chuck Harrington led us by example, never conspicuous, never posturing or gesticulating, never insisting himself, but always there in the truest way, for his family, his colleagues, and his students—a caring, intelligent sensibility.”

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SUMMER THEATER SERIES PIPPEN 7:30 PM THURSDAY, JUNE 13 Experience this award winning musical written by Stephen Schwartz and Roger O. Hirson, which debuted in 1972 and ran for nearly 2,000 shows on Broadway. THE WIZARD OF OZ 11 AM THURSDAY, JULY 11 Bring your children out to see Dorothy, Scarecrow, the Tin-Woodman, the Cowardly Lion, and Toto as they make their way down the yellow brick road in search of Oz. SWAN LAKE 7:30 PM FRIDAY, JULY 12 The IU South Bend Dance Company and IUSB Philharmonic present this fully staged ballet by Tchaikovsky.

SMASH 7:30 PM THURSDAY, AUGUST 8 Laugh out loud with this clever comedy by Jeffrey Hatcher based on George Bernard Shaw’s novel The Unsocial Socialist.

The Lerner Theatre, 410 South Main Street, Elkhart // 800.294.8223

Foundations - spring/summer 2013  

A publication for alumni & friends of Indiana University South Bend | spring/summer 2013 | A Dedication & a Celebration

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