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foundations A publication for alumni & friends of indiana university south Bend | Spring/summer 2014


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As I complete my first year as chancellor, I have a great appreciation for the exceptional students, faculty, staff and alumni at IU South Bend. This issue of Foundations captures some of their outstanding achievements and makes me even more proud of this wonderful university. The cover story is particularly impressive and demonstrates the high level of academic accomplishment that takes place here. IU South Bend was the only college or university in Indiana with three graduating seniors receiving National Science Foundation Fellowships. Only seven were given to graduating seniors in the entire state. The three students talk about their experiences in undergraduate research at IU South Bend and the professors who helped them discover themselves. You will read about the fastest growing major on campus. The Integrated New Media Studies program includes graphic design, animation, motion graphics and informatics. Students with imagination, creativity and a knack for technology are flocking to the program, producing amazing work and finding that their skills are needed in the marketplace.

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IU South Bend is like a family and we have a story that will prove it. The Ratkiewicz children include three graduates and three current students. Plus, their father John is a 30-year employee on campus. I encourage you to read the interview with incoming Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Jann Joseph. She brings a wealth of experience and an engaging leadership style to campus. She talks about what attracted her to the job and the community. And don’t miss the profile of April Lidinsky, director of the Women’s and Gender Studies program. She motivates her students to learn, lead and change the world. We also thank our recent donors, including a $1 million gift for scholarships in the College of Health Sciences.

I hope you enjoy reading this issue of Foundations and I thank you for your support of IU South Bend. Sincerely, Terry L. Allison | Chancellor COVER: NSF winners standing in front of the IU South Bend Observatory, photograph by Peter Ringenberg


A publication for alumni & friends of indiana university south Bend spring/summer 2014 Administration and Staff Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs and University Advancement Ilene Sheffer Director of Alumni Affairs Jeanie Metzger, BS’74 Assistant Director of Alumni Affairs Kelly Eberhart, MSW’13 Director of Communications and Marketing Ken Baierl, MLS’09 Writer & Editor Kathy Borlik, BA’79 Art Direction, Production and Design Tiffany Goehring, BFA’04 Photography Peter Ringenberg, Kathy Borlik 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 and School Representatives Judi Lykowski, BA’98, 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 Robyn Black, BA’13, Liberal Arts Aleah Lacopo, BSN’11, Nursing Ex officio Members *Durleen Braasch, AGS’83, BGS’83 *Todd Beall, BS’99 *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 Hillary 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 Ken Baierl at kbaierl@iusb.edu.

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Technology Meets Art

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Ratkiewicz Family Excels

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Dog Groomer to Graduate Student

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Champion Hits the Water

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Identified After 40 years

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Jann Joseph Joins Leadership Team

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Langland Creates Sculpture for IUB

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Lidinsky: A Force on Campus

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Science Students Shine

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Fine Arts of the South Bend Region: 1840-2000

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Dwyer Scholarship in Health Care

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Looking Beyond Themselves

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First Performance is for the Workers

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Michael Lasater, professor of mass communications; Sean Hottois and Eric Souther, both assistant professors of new media, all said the degree is flexible, creative and desirable in today’s marketplace. Students are working locally in advertising, television and publication.

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The Integrated New Media major in the Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts was introduced in the summer of 2008 and one student enrolled. In spring 2014, there are 181 students taking graphic design, animation, motion graphics, and informatics. It is a major that is in the right place at the right time. The graduates are in demand by business and industry as needs grow for a visual presence whether in graphic design, web, video, programming or production. Current employers actively seek new media practitioners who are able to participate in every phase of project development, from brainstorming and planning through design, programming, and distribution. The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Integrated New Media Studies can have a focus in design, music, or video and motion media, a concentration in graphic design or informatics. Shortly, more concentrations will be added in interactive media design and video/motion media. With the growth in the degree program, three new 3-D printers are in residence in the Education and Arts Building. The printers allow more students to experience working with this cutting-edge technology. IU South Bend is not alone in the IU system when it comes to new media. At Bloomington, it is housed with telecommunications and journalism. At IUPUI it is more informatics based. At Kokomo it is part of communication arts. IU Northwest has a computer information systems and fine arts interdepartmental major.


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Barbara Mociulski, lecturer in new media; and John Enrique Thompson, visiting lecturer, are the two other members of the department. Students take to new media and technology like breathing, Lasater said. It fits into their creative side. “The students are excellent and no one has ever asked me how they can apply the degree,” Lasater said, because they understand the opportunities are there. “Why is the degree successful? There are a dozen reasons.” Hottois said he is taken by the creativity of students and how they tend to approach a problem from a variety of angles, for example in developing a webpage or applications. Souther agreed that the students are attracted to the degree for both sides of the coin – the creative and the technological. The students learn the basics of design and then the technology. “It is an exciting field. Graduates will have the tools to do the work. Every company needs to have visuals to show who or what they are. There are jobs out there and people know that and that is why the enrollment is high. It can also be called serious fun to test and push new technology, and still be creative.” “I have seen (in publications) that new media has been called the new business degree for its versatility and the way it educates students in methods to solve problems,” Souther said.

Versatility, creativity and employability were the most often used words by new media students to describe their major. Jenny Deneen of South Bend had been in the commercial world of photography. She had her own studio in Goshen and worked for Sears Photography Studio. With the economy changing, shift to digital photography and studios closing, Deneen looked for another way to be creative. That brought her to new media. “The program is a good mix of graphics with digital.” She said she was a bit concerned at first about the return to school after raising four daughters. That feeling disappeared quickly with the relaxed atmosphere. She adapted. “I’ve never been intimidated.” As she approached her spring graduation, she knew there were jobs out there. Her goal is to create websites. Deneen said the degree has prepared her for the future. Lillian Hubbard of South Bend was always interested in art and fonts. “I know I have a better opportunity to get a job” with the new media degree. “I have learned a lot working with video. It is very exciting, very enjoyable.” She added that the spirit of the other students is appealing. “It is very collaborative. We have critiques and we talk about the work. The feedback has helped. We talk about what we’ve done. There is great energy in the program.”


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has taken on a new importance. This degree speaks volumes.” For Mark Sniadecki of South Bend, the new media degree will be his second degree from IU. The first was an B.A. in English from Bloomington. After a few part-time jobs he was working in a large office in the finance section. And that did not make him happy. Always interested in art, he decided to return for a graphic design degree. Taking classes with Eric Souther, he found a comfort zone in video and animated GIFS (Graphics Interchange Format). “I’ve always loved movies; but I shied away from technology. I decided to dive in. Within three years, I’ve learned so much, so many new skills – with shooting and editing. New media is a new form of art.” Sniadecki added that the faculty members have been mentors to him. “They really get students engaged.” For example, Eric (Souther) wants us to push the boundaries, to explore.”

Sniadecki wants to continue his education and get a master’s degree so he can teach at the college level. “This has been amazing. I’ve learned to think and express artistically and to use technology. This has been the right place for me. I have skills that will carry through to the future.” To see examples of new media at work visit http://artscodec.blogspot. com/#codec New Media blog at: http://www. iusbnewmedia.com/#inmsblog New Media student gallery at: http://vimeo.com/channels/ inmsiusb#gallerystudent The work of IU South Bend new media students has been featured on Michiana Access TV. A 30 minute experimental program is broadcast on Comcast Channel 99 at 9 p.m. on Fridays.

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Her dream is to work in a magazine publishing office doing page layout. The strong appeal of type and fonts has continued but now with a digital component. Alexandria Lechlitner of Wakarusa is an artist who was looking for a more employable route. She loves fine arts and painting. However, she sensed that was not the direction she needed to go. “I needed more structure.” New media was a perfect fit for her. There was early return on her investments. She had two internships in the spring with the South Bend Museum of Art in marketing and with the Raclin School of the Arts in video. “I was never involved in video and I didn’t see that on the horizon,” she said. But she has taken to video as well as photography. She sees the possibilities of using the skills in graduate studies. “With new media, you are using art to communicate and to get the message out. The digital message

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The Ratkiewicz family is an example of an IU South Bend success story. Actually there are six success stories. Six members of the same family found their niche on campus, excelled and achieved. Older siblings Jacob, Andrew, and Emily have all graduated from IU South Bend. Nathan, Sarah and Sam are students on campus. Jacob, 31, went on to receive his doctorate at IU Bloomington and now works for Google. Andrew, 29, got his doctorate in nuclear physics from Michigan State University and works at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee. Emily, 27, received her nursing degree and is studying for a clinical doctorate in Chicago. Nathan, 24, is studying computer science. Sarah, 21, is studying psychology and Sam, 18, is in the biology field. Everyone started taking classes at IU South Bend in their mid-teens. According to their father, each child will leave IU South Bend debt free. Their parents, John and Kathy home schooled their children and let them explore their individual interests. John is a 30 year employee of IU South Bend


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Melissa Lentine of South Bend is in her second year of graduate studies in social work at IU South Bend. Her undergraduate degree in psychology and research led to travel and presentations at conferences in the U.S. and Europe. She is a self-proclaimed idealist who wants to change the world. Whether it is teaching, research or community involvement, she will be making changes. It is a long way from being a dog groomer and regional manager for a national pet store chain. Lentine trimmed and poofed pooches for 15 years. She dropped out of high school and got her GED later. A chaotic childhood and generational poverty made getting a job more inviting than high school. She worked and had a child. She decided it was time to stay home. Lentine wanted more meaning in her life and she came to IU South Bend. Lentine said she was drawn to psychology and working for Professor Kevin Ladd and his research into the social psychology of prayer. “It was a dream come true. I was doing what I loved and I was inspired by the work.” She also was inspired by Dé Bryant’s work with small groups in South Bend and South Africa for social change. Bryant is professor of psychology and director of the Social Action Project. Both Ladd and Bryant “are excellent mentors.” Lentine was one of the authors of a paper on Peruvian shamanism and made presentations at conferences in Austria and in the U.S.; received training from the Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnership in Washington, D.C., and instituted an Interfaith Youth Core on campus. “I never expected to do this much with my time here.” She added that she was terrified to start college and unsure she would fit into the life. “I got permission to do what I wanted. I had some extra hand holding.” Within a year she will be looking at doctoral programs. “I love teaching. I hope I can teach, conduct research and be involved in the community.”

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in facilities. Kathy became a full time mother after working in nursing. Their youngest, Daniel, is a special needs teen. Mrs. Ratkiewicz said her children are all regular kids who found what they like to do. They had varied interests. “We gave them the chance to study what they liked.” For Jacob, it was computers. “We got him a secondhand computer and some old textbooks. Bill Knight (retired faculty member) gave him some programing books,” Mr. Ratkiewicz said. Faculty was supportive as each child started classwork. “For us, the faculty and staff have been wonderful for the family. It has been the perfect place.” Jacob said he was intimidated to start when he was 15. “The environment was very different. I started to take only one course the first few semesters and that made it easier.” Sarah said she did find that the study habits required for college were similar to home because mom set the tone for what they had to do. Sam and Nathan agreed with the transition from home to college studying. Faculty members have high praise for the Ratkiewiczs and their accomplishments. Sarah has worked in Matt Costello’s lab for two years. Costello is an assistant professor of psychology. Sarah participates in the testing and data management on his aging, wisdom and cognition project. Her work in the lab has been “close to that of a graduate student,” Costello said. Costello secured funding for her through a grant for research during the summer. “The fact that I specifically chose Sarah to be the beneficiary for the Greencroft grant is indicative of my respect for her.” Hossein Hakimzadeh, associate professor and director of informatics, said he has had the pleasure of teaching Jacob and Nathan. “Jacob was truly interested in the discipline and eager to go beyond the expected requirements. Nathan has the same passion and curiosity that I had seen almost 10 years earlier in Jacob.” Nathan was asked to participate in the development of the new IU-ADVISE project (a comprehensive web based advising system for IU South Bend). “Nathan has been an extremely valuable and productive member of our design and software engineering team,” Hakimzadeh said. Raman Adaikkalavan, associate professor of computer science, added his praise saying “Nathan is one of the best students I’ve worked with.” So how did the family do so well? Hakimzadeh theorized that it is in the water and they could make a fortune selling it.


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He says the hardest part of it all is living in the north, where he doesn’t have year-round access to warm climates and large bodies of water. “It’s challenging, but I’m not willing to give up,” he says. Sharkey spends the winter months in the gym exercising and trying to get in shape for the next season. Once April hits, he’s on the water until November. Despite the exhilaration of pulling off tricks and taking home armfuls of awards, his favorite part of competitive waterskiing is the people. “I’ve created a lot of friendships, and I’ve met and known a lot of people across the world by being part of it,” Sharkey says. This year he’ll be skiing in the pro division at the 2014 U.S. Water Ski Nationals in San Antonio, Texas, where he hopes to place in the top three. He also hopes to qualify for the Moomba Masters Pro Water Ski Tournament in Melbourne, Australia. Those are big plans, and his ambition doesn’t end there. “My main goal is to become top 20 on the world ranking list, which will qualify me for the 2015 Pro Water Ski World Championships in Italy,” he said.

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Living in Northern Indiana has never stopped Jared Sharkey, 23, from pursuing his love of water skiing. It’s also never stopped him from winning countless state, regional, and national awards for his exploits on the water — and his next goal is the world championships. Sharkey, a 2013 IU South Bend graduate with a degree in business marketing, started competing when he was just 8 years old. He spent part of his high school career in Florida training with Cory Pickos, a 24-time world trick record holder. “He’s pretty much the best coach in the industry. I’ve been training with him since I was 13,” Sharkey said. And those years of training have paid off. Sharkey’s specialty is trick skiing, which is similar to wakeboarding. He was the 2013 national trick champion, holds 13 state water ski championship titles, won third place the Junior U.S. Open in Houston, is a 12-time water ski national competitor, and is in the top 50 on the world-ranking list.

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A mystery has been solved. Last fall’s Foundations featured a story of a bride’s photo discovered behind the framed photos of dental hygiene graduates. Apparently she was not a graduate. No one recognized her after a Facebook posting. She is JoAnn Lightner Small of South Bend. Finding the woman was relatively easy. Why her photo was used as the cardboard backing behind a dental hygiene class photo has yet to be solved. There are no clues about the journey from DeGroff Photo Studios to Riverside Hall. As the story goes, last summer the dental hygiene offices were moving from Riverside Hall to the Education and Arts Building. The staff was taking photos off the wall for the move. Behind one of the class pictures was JoAnn’s photo. Program director Kristyn Quimby and department secretary Sue Szczypka thought she may be a former hygiene student or secretary who had no need for the picture any longer. No one recognized her. Then the word was put out in Foundations. An alumnus, Joe Lightner, recognized his cousin from the story and posted it on Facebook. His cousin confirmed that she is the bride in question. “I was very surprised to see this picture from 40 years ago,” JoAnn said. Joann said the photo was taken in 1973 when she was 20. The photo was placed in DeGroff’s window on South Michigan Street as an example of fine photography. That is where the story ends. JoAnn never had any connections to IU South Bend. Probably someone from the studio did some framing for the dental hygiene department and conveniently used her picture, she guesses. The marriage lasted for 17 years and she has remarried. She has a son, Matt, and a daughter, Rachel. Once she had the picture in hand, she forgot how large it was and the details in the dress. She intends to present the photo to Rachel as a keepsake. As for the dress, it is long gone. It may have been used as a Halloween costume by Rachel, JoAnn said.


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Jann Joseph was named executive vice chancellor for Academic Affairs (EVCAA) at IU South Bend in March and will begin her duties on July 1. She comes from Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti where she served as dean of the College of Education. She has more than 27 years of experience in higher education. Her doctorate is in the field of curriculum and instruction (science education) from the University of Wisconsin. Her master’s degree is in plant science and her baccalaureate degree is in agriculture – both from the University of the West Indies at St. Augustine in Trinidad and Tobago. Ken Baierl, chief of staff, office of the chancellor, and director of communications and marketing, interviewed her for this edition of Foundations.

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What was it about IU South Bend that made you interested in the job of Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs? The range of programs, the caliber of the faculty, and the evidence of purposeful decision making were impressive. The university had just completed a 201420 strategic plan, a new chancellor was at the helm, and both the chancellor and the new executive vice chancellor would be following successful leaders with extensive service. These facts suggested that IU South Bend could provide a chance to serve in a stable but challenging environment. I jumped at the opportunity. Once you got here, what impressed you about the campus and people at IU South Bend? My goodness, I don’t want to gush but my first impression was great. The warm welcome I received was unparalleled. The campus community was very engaged with the search process and came out to ask thoughtful questions and share their experiences. After I was announced the emails and cards flowed for days, each with a fresh and inspiring message offering


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Now that you have visited South Bend a couple of times, what do you like about the city/area?

My husband and I enjoy gardening, walking, and riding our bikes in the warmer months. We enjoy traveling and learning new cultures. I love to see things evolve from beginning to a finished project and working with my hands, so I enjoy crotchet, sewing, knitting, and projects around the house. But my most relaxing moments are when I can curl up with a book on a sunny Saturday afternoon with NPR in the background. I like simple things.

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Human resource is our most precious resource. I will use my first couple months getting to know the IU South Bend people and culture. Understanding how people work and what they value most will allow me to lead academic and student affairs as an effective unit. Higher education is torn between a culture of careful deliberation and the speedy action our constituents expect in the 21st global economy. On one hand, our thought processes, our investigative nature, our due process, and purposeful and careful inquiry are the foundation of the breakthroughs that have accelerated the pace of the world outside our halls. Within our hallowed walls we teach students these skills and they go out and change the world. But now the world is asking us to respond quickly to our students’ needs. My goal is to help us move forward using our best attribute—problem solving—but exercising our strength prudently and nimbly.

You will be busy as EVCAA but what do you like to do to if you have time to relax and unwind?

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You begin on July 1, what do you hope to accomplish before classes begin on August 25?

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South Bend is one of the finest small cities in the Midwest. I am extremely happy to see the range of cultural and civic activities available to residents. The standard of living is very sophisticated and I can’t wait to go the Farmers Market regularly – and I’m hoping to be able to walk to work. The diversity of the people, not just ethnic diversity but their openness and welcoming spirit was obvious everywhere I visited.

the gems. By asking questions, keeping an open mind and always seeking a solution that is best for our students, we are able to move a progressive agenda. I understand that change is difficult for everyone and my goal as a leader is to help my team focus beyond the loss of change and embrace the gains with hope and optimism.

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congratulations and support. I couldn’t ask for more.

What do you want people to know about you that they probably don’t know at this time? I am of humble beginnings as I grew up in Trinidad. My parents barely finished elementary school. My husband Edwin and I have been married for more than three decades and we have three loving sons, two wonderful daughters-in-law and three grandchildren. There is nothing more important to me than family. I believe those of us who pursue careers outside the home have a chance to be a part of and contribute to two families. I am looking forward to my role and contributions to my new IU South Bend family.

How would you describe your leadership style? I am collaborative by nature. I love engaging people. I truly believe as social animals we are most effective when we work together to solve problems. I see challenges as disguised opportunities. I work with my team to uncover

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Langland Creates Sculpture for Bloomington kathy borlik // Photography provided by the indiana university school of journalism Tuck Langland, professor emeritus of fine arts, will be producing another iconic image for the IU campus at Bloomington. He has been commissioned to create a bronze casting of Ernie Pyle, war correspondent and Pulitzer Prize winning reporter. Pyle left IU Bloomington to become a reporter. He had one semester left to earn his degree. The statue will be placed near Franklin Hall, which will be the new home for the New Media School. Journalism will be merging with telecommunications and other programs from the Department of Communications and Culture to form the new school. Langland, who is retired from IU South Bend, cast the Herman B Wells statue for the Bloomington campus, and the Lester Wolfson bust in Northside Hall, IU South Bend. The Wells sculpture is a favorite stop at IU’s Old Crescent area. The Pyle sculpture will be based on photos taken during World War II of the reporter in the field working away on his typewriter. It will be unveiled in the fall. “These things don't happen overnight," Langland said. He reported from the United States, Europe, Africa, and the Pacific. Pyle witnessed the liberation of Paris in August 1944. He was killed by a sniper in the South Pacific in April 1945. The idea for the piece is that Ernie is sitting at a small warped, damaged table somewhere in Normandy. He is sitting on an ammunitions box typing away on his Underwood portable. The exact design will be under wraps until the unveiling. People will be able to sit across from Pyle and put a computer on the same table and write with him. Langland said much like the Wells’ sculpture; people will be able share a moment with an IU great. Pedestrians are known to sit on the bench next to Wells and converse about life and IU. Langland said Pyle connected with the readers telling the story of the men in the war. “He didn't write about generals, but the guys from Kansas and Indiana, Brooklyn, and Minnesota. He lived their lives, slept on the ground, and probably got a little drunk with them. And he died with them. That's what connected him to readers.” Langland added he is really enjoying bringing Ernie’s likeness to life.


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equality. Why should women give up their identity?” Lidinsky said her love of teaching was sparked by taking the opportunity to explain the name change to others. “I discovered that most people got the concept and accepted it. They often changed their minds when they heard about this new idea, if I explained it well.” Lidinsky learned to be an activist at the University of Iowa and at the Women’s Resource and Action Center (WRAC) on the Iowa campus. “I learned to plan, protest, and chalk sidewalks” to get the message out to the people. From there she went to Rutgers University for her doctorate in literature. She and her spouse Ken Smith, moved to South Bend in 1994 for his new job at IU South Bend. Lidinsky joined IU South Bend in 2004 to be the first fulltime faculty member in women’s studies. Women’s studies has been an active part of the campus community with events such as Take Back the Night, Michiana Monologues, and the Gloria Kaufman Memorial Lecture. Lidinsky said she inherited a strong program that was led for many decades by a vibrant feminist leadership on this campus. She is carrying on the tradition. “Women’s and Gender Studies has made a commitment to moving ideas beyond the classroom and onto the campus and into the community. Moving from theory to practice – that is the tool for change,” she said.

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“She has such a big heart.” For Lidinsky, women’s and gender studies is the perfect vehicle for careers, graduate school, and life. “It gives students an interdisciplinary set of tools to question authority. I teach students to look at a situation with a feminist lens to ask questions about the dynamics of power and structural inequity. We analyze it and they have the tools to fix it.” For example if there is inequality in the workplace, women may conclude it is their problem or their fault. Rather there is often something wrong with the system. “Feminism improves the world for both men and women,” she said, “by offering the full range of human emotions, traits, responsibilities, and rights to every person.” IU South Bend was the first IU campus to offer such courses in 1972, as well as the first campus to offer a minor in women’s studies in 1980. A major in women’s studies was approved in May 1999. Lidinsky’s feminist spirit derives from strong parental influence and literature. She grew up in a household of readers. Her parents, Tom Lidinsky and Jo Ella Hunter, were open to ideas and discussion. She read novels that featured women characters. All that paved the way to a strong independent woman. Her mother Jo Ella changed her last name from Lidinsky back to her birth name, Hunter. This was during the second wave of the woman’s movement. “It made a lot a sense to me and it was an invitation to think about

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The State Theater is humming with activity on a very cold March night. The patrons file in for the 2014 version of Michiana Monologues, which is inspired by the Vagina Monologues and features stories from local women. The monologues are the annual fundraiser for agencies that help women in crisis situations in St. Joseph and Elkhart counties, such St. Margaret’s House, SOS and Elkhart County Women’s Shelter. People move about getting food, meeting friends and bidding on auction items. In the middle of everything is chief greeter, April Lidinsky, advisor to the monologues production team, cheerleader for women everywhere and humanity in general. Lidinsky is director of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, and she teaches in the Master of Liberal Studies Program. She encourages and educates. She makes people think, laugh and to become activists. “She saw my potential and gave me encouragement at a time when I truly needed it,” said Rachel Berryman, who is in the Master of Liberal Studies program. “She is an amazing instructor who gently pulls reluctant students into discussions and encourages everyone to get involved and to push themselves to be their best," said Joel Langston, also a MLS student. The women’s studies students call her a true leader, charismatic and empowering. “Lidinsky is a wonderful professor who engages her class, and is passionate about what she teaches,” said student Bethany Lynn Dobson.

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T h e p l a n e ts w e r e i n a l i g n m e n t. Three graduating seniors from IU South Bend submitted their applications for National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships, along with thousands of other students from hundreds of colleges and universities across the country. The winners were announced and the campus found itself with an amazing and historic accomplishment. IU South Bend was the only college or university in Indiana with three graduating seniors winning prestigious NSF awards. Only seven 2014 NSF awards were given to graduating seniors in the state – IU South Bend had three, the University of Notre Dame had one, IU Bloomington had one, Pu rd u e U n i ve r s i t y h a d o n e, a n d D e Pa u w University had one.


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Center. He intended to transfer to a large research institution but stayed at IU South Bend. “I didn’t always apply myself in high school but once I got involved in research at IU South Bend I was inspired.” Mark Klehfoth worked with Rolf Schimmrigk, associate professor of physics. “Mark distinguished himself by making attempts on his own to push the boundary of what has been done in the field, a feat that is quite difficult for students at such an early stage of their career.” Morales was going to a community college in California when he got engaged to his wife-to-be and moved to South Bend to get married. He served in the Army’s 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) and then checked out the physics program at IU South Bend. “As soon as I arrived on campus I was invited to do research. It changed my life.” Morales worked with Hinnefeld on the NSF-funded detector development project for the accelerator lab at the University of Notre Dame. “Involving undergraduate students in your research is usually more about teaching them how scientific research works than about moving the project along. With Luis, I got a huge return on the time I invested,” said Hinnefeld. “I’m very pleased that he’ll now be able to use that detector, if he wants to, to carry out research in experimental nuclear astrophysics as a graduate student at Notre Dame.” The four 2014 NSF Fellows from IU South Bend have different backgrounds and academic interests but they all were introduced to scientific research through participation in the ongoing research of IU South Bend faculty members. Each student praised their professors for discovering and nurturing their talent. “They are too humble,” said Klehfoth. “They deserve as much credit as we do.” “These three students represent the student body of IU South Bend with their diverse backgrounds and personal stories,” said Allison. “By working closely with dedicated faculty members they were able to achieve things they never thought were possible.”

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“I heard about one and was very happy,” said Jerry Hinnefeld, professor of physics and a mentor to one of the students. “Then I heard about another one. Then I heard about the third one and couldn’t believe it. I had to go confirm it for myself.” “It demonstrates the high level of undergraduate research that takes place at IU South Bend,” said Chancellor Terry L. Allison. “It is also a reflection of the high quality of our faculty and students, especially in the sciences.” Ashley Compton graduated with a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and will begin her graduate studies this fall at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Mark Klehfoth graduated with a bachelor’s degree in physics. He will study theoretical physics at the University of Chicago. Luis Morales graduated with a bachelor’s degree in both physics and applied mathematics. He will do his graduate work at the University of Notre Dame. A 2013 graduate from IU South Bend also received a 2014 NSF award bringing to four the total number of IU South Bend graduates who will begin their graduate studies this fall with NSF Fellowships. Bryan Dull graduated in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and philosophy and will begin his graduate studies this fall in archeology at the University of Minnesota. Compton graduated from high school in Sidney, Ohio, and moved to South Bend where she is raising her 10 year-old daughter. She is the first person in her family to graduate from college. “The faculty at IU South Bend were supportive and worked with me so I could complete my coursework, participate in research and be a mother.” She did her undergraduate research with Gretchen Anderson, professor of chemistry. “Every once in a while, a truly extraordinary student crosses my path,” said Anderson. “Ashley Compton is such a student. She has distinguished herself not only academically, but as a mentor to other students, a leader on campus, and as a researcher.” Klehfoth went to Elkhart Central High School and started his college career at the IU South Bend Elkhart

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The Vera Z. Dwyer Charitable Trust presented a gift of $1 million in February to IU South Bend to fund scholarships for undergraduate students in the College of Health Sciences. One-half of the annual income from the gift will be awarded to full-time students enrolled in the School of Nursing with the second half going to full-time students in any program within the College of Health Sciences which includes Dental Hygiene and Radiography. Vera Dwyer was a philanthropist who lived in Michigan City, Ind. Her husband, James Dwyer, was a successful inventor and entrepreneur who owned Dwyer Instruments, Inc., a leading manufacturer in the controls and instrumentation industry worldwide. Dwyer Instruments was founded in 1931 in Chicago by F.W. Dwyer. The company moved to Michigan City in 1955. The company has a presence in 50 countries. James Dwyer died in 1995 at the age of 82. Vera Zuck grew up in Canada. Vera and James were married in 1941. Together they enjoyed sailing on Lake Michigan, music, crafts, reading and their dogs. Her obituary said she was a homemaker who once worked for the Von Trapp family in Vermont. She was a very private individual who was not interested in having her name on a building. She died in 2010 at the age of 89 in Michigan City. Mrs. Dwyer recognized the critical importance of higher education for Indiana students and had a special appreciation for students who wanted to improve the lives of others through careers in health care. “On behalf of the Vera Z. Dwyer Charitable Trust, we are thrilled to partner with the College of Health Sciences to establish the Dwyer Scholarship in Health Care at IU South Bend. The generosity of Mrs. Dwyer, together with the quality of the academic programs and outstanding students at IU South Bend, will improve health care in northern Indiana for years to come,” said David Kibbe, vice president and trustee, Indiana Trust & Investment Management Company. Recipients of the Vera Z. Dwyer Scholarship must be residents of Indiana, have a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, and have demonstrated financial need. The scholarship is renewable and can be awarded for any semester in an academic year, including summer. The number of scholarships, amounts and the recipients will be determined by the Scholarship Committee of the College of Health Sciences.

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The project grew in the making, attracting collaborators, generous donors, and researchers. Artist and documentary film maker Michael Beatty spear-headed many parts of the project and captured in-depth interviews with nearly a dozen artists and arts leaders. The campus’s Wolfson Press signed on to design and publish the finished product. In January, for the book launch, the campus gallery was filled to overflowing with art, artists, and fans of the arts to mark the publication of Fine Arts of the South Bend Region: 1840-2000. The lavishly illustrated book contains 85 pages of vibrant color plates that show off more than 160 works of art by 100 creative people who have lived and worked in the region. Roger Birdsell’s chapter tells the broad history and other chapters bring the area’s museums, college and university art programs, and artist groups into sharper focus. Birdsell is a retired communications director from Memorial Hospital. Zisla’s essay reflects on the meaningful developments and the role of the fine arts in the life of the region, along with hopes for the future. Three DVDs bound into the book present hours of informative interviews with key figures who tell the story of the fine arts here each from their perspective. All along the way good people made key contributions. Walt Collins, the longtime editor of the Notre Dame Magazine and lifelong friend of IU South Bend, served as editor. Museums and archives provided works and research assistance. Leading area collectors shared pieces for the color plate sections, as did many artists themselves as well as their friends and families. As a result, selections from area museums are enriched by the presence of many works from private collections. Beautiful, hidden treasures abound in the book, as they did in the January gallery show. Both book and show give another reason to partake in the rich history and tradition of the region. Wolfson Press, a unit of the Master of Liberal Studies program, publishes books about local history. A fourth book in its civil rights heritage series is due out later this year. The Fine Arts of the South Bend Region: 1840-2000 is available at the campus bookstore in Northside Hall. Off campus it is available at South Bend’s Circa Arts Gallery, 528 E. Colfax Ave., and Redbud Galleries, 324 E. Dewey Street, Suite 208, Buchanan, Mich. Or visit the Wolfson Press website, wolfson.iusb.edu, or by email at wolfson@iusb.edu.


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susan miller // Photography Provided Catching up with newlyweds Julienne Turner and Patrick Wargo about six months after their September 2013 wedding finds the couple busy with careers and making a life in Dallas. But just because they’re far away from their respective homes of Goshen and South Bend, doesn’t mean they’ve left Indiana behind. In fact, they have such an affinity for home they set up a scholarship at Julienne’s alma mater of IU South Bend. The idea for creating an alternative to traditional wedding gifts came about partly because they had everything they needed to start a life together. After college graduation, Julienne and Patrick had opportunities to live their own lives and had all the essentials by the time they became engaged. So they decided that what they really wanted was a way to give back. Patrick said it was important to support the community that was so good to them. In 2010, Julienne graduated with a degree in business. Patrick, a graduate of Adams High School (IU South Bend’s neighbor), is a graduate of Purdue University’s Krannert School of Business in West Lafayette.

They set to work in establishing an endowment designated for business students who want to study abroad. Julienne had positive experiences during study abroad trips to Europe and Costa Rica. As one of five kids, those experiences wouldn’t have happened if it weren’t for the meritbased scholarships she was awarded. Their new scholarship was funded in January 2013 making it possible for friends and family to contribute for their fall wedding. And for those who wanted another option for their gift, a fund in memory of Patrick’s father, Tom Wargo, was established at Hospice Foundation. While some guests still wanted to give them a gift and others were a little unsure about the idea, the concept was well received. “I think it was overwhelmingly positive,” Julienne said. The couple hopes this endowment will support the dreams of many students for years to come. “Our gift will go on in perpetuity and give others amazing opportunities,” Patrick said.


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Ken Baierl // Photography Peter Ringenberg The audience for the first performance at the Louise E. Addicott and Yatish J. Joshi Performance Hall was special. They knew every nook and cranny of the space and how it all was pieced together. They had a unique appreciation of the wiring and the woodwork. They were the workers who were there from the first day to the last making sure everything was as it should be. Contractors, carpenters, electricians and cement workers attended with their families to enjoy the fruits of their labor. Their work transformed the old recital hall into a world class performance space featuring a sound

system that is among the best in country. The evening was full of beautiful music in a beautiful facility. More than 150 in the audience enjoyed performances by students and faculty at the Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts at IU South Bend. Soprano Tamra Garret with Joo Hee Jong on the piano sang “So in Love” from “Kiss Me, Kate.” Then there was Helen Pappas on violin, Ilia Ulianitsky on piano, baritones Julius C. Miller and Lawrence MitchellMathews; a French horn trio, mezzosoprano Katelyn Andrysiak and the night concluded with pianist Ketevan Kartvelishvili. “Most of the workers had labored on different parts of the hall and now

they were all seeing it completed together for the first time,” said Marvin Curtis, dean of the Raclin School. “I watched these men and women share with their families, especially their children, what they had created and their pride was infectious.” Rob Lingenfelter, the president of Gibson-Lewis who was the general contractor for the project, said in a note to Dean Curtis afterwards, “In 26 years, I cannot recall such a nice thank you for a job well done.” The official dedication of the performance hall will be in September.

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campusBriefs Brittenham Receives Teaching Award English professor Rebecca Brittenham received the IU South Bend Distinguished Teaching Award in the fall of 2013. The award is given for long-standing and consistent teaching as rated by students and faculty members. Her main interest is in the teaching of writing at all levels and in various contexts. She most recently was the director of the First-Year Writing Program. In 2013 she received one of the university-wide awards, the Bachman Lieber Award for Teaching Excellence. She has also taught graduate courses in English and women’s studies classes.

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Indiana University and the Indiana University Foundation honored Ernestine M. Raclin with the Herman B Wells Visionary Award in the fall of 2013. The award recognizes those whose lifetime volunteer commitment to IU reveals a deep understanding of the power of philanthropy to shape the future of the institution and a determination to see that future realized. For more than 40 years, she has been a champion of the campus. She and her late husband, O.C. Carmichael, were forceful negotiators for a regional campus. They were closely involved in the land acquisition in the development phase of the campus. Raclin chaired IU South Bend’s first capital campaign in 2002, helping to achieve 105 percent of the $5 million goal. Motivated by her passion for helping students and promoting the arts, Raclin gave a generous gift to the School of the Arts, which is now named in the Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts in her honor.

Anthony Droege, a professor emeritus of art at IU South Bend, received the Indiana University’s President’s Medal for Excellence in October. The award was presented by IU President Michael A. McRobbie. The President’s Medal is the highest honor IU’s president can bestow. The honor recognizes, among other criteria, distinction in public service, service to IU, and extraordinary merit and achievement in the arts, humanities, sciences, education and industry. Droege retired in 2008 after 37 years on the faculty.

Gary Shaffer Award Winner Carol Rippey Massat, director of the social work program at IU South Bend, received the Gary Shaffer Award for Academic Contributions to the Field of School Social Work from the School Social Work Association of America. The national award was presented in March at the Chicago conference for the social work association. The award is given in honor of Gary Lee Shaffer who contributed years of service and scholarship to the field. The recipients also have made significant contributions to social work.


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Linda Chen was named the dean of Undergraduate Studies and associate vice chancellor of Academic Affairs at IU South Bend. In this expansion of her existing administrative position, Chen works with campus representatives to develop new programs, sustain and improve current programs, and assess and revise programs as necessary, with a focus on undergraduate student success.

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Chem/Bio Club Recognized The IU South Bend Chemistry and Biology Club was honored in November for community outreach by the St. Joseph Valley Section of the American Chemical Society. The professional organization presented a traveling trophy to the club. Only five awards are presented nationally each year. The club was singled out for taking science and chemistry to school children at the River Park Branch of the St. Joseph County Public Library. For the past three years, the IU South Bend students have presented hands-on experiments at an afterschool program.

Legacy Award Nancy Botkin, senior lecturer in English and working poet, received the Faculty Legacy Award in January from the IU South Bend Alumni Association. The award recognizes full time or retired faculty members who have made a significant impact on the lives of students. A $500 scholarship will be presented in her name to a student majoring in English. She received her bachelor’s degree in English from Michigan State

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The IU South Bend observatory on Northside Hall opened in late fall 2013. The 12 ½-foot diameter by 13-foot tall observatory, which is on the roof on the southwest corner of the building, was fabricated off site and rebuilt on the roof. The telescope, which has a 16-inch diameter mirror, was mounted the first week in November. Jerry Hinnefeld, professor of physics, said he expected the observatory to be used by classes and for community outreach during astronomical events. The project cost was $110,000, with $70,000 coming from an internal grant. Elizabeth Dunn, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, provided $40,000 from laboratory renovation funds for the project.

and a Master of Liberal Studies from IU South Bend in 1990. Botkin began teaching in 1991 and teaches freshman composition and creative writing. She is currently serving a second two-year term as assistant director of First-Year Writing. Botkin has received two teaching awards at IU South Bend. In 1999 she was awarded a TERA, Teaching Excellence Recognition Award, and more recently a 2008 Trustees’ Teaching Award.

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Assistant Basketball Coach Appears on Ellen’s Show It was a quick trip from a posting on YouTube to an appearance on the “Ellen DeGeneres Show.” IU South Bend assistant basketball coach Bill Reilich (upper right) and three high school friends from Dayton, Ohio, appeared in January on the “Ellen Show” after their music video got attention. The four friends posted a hip-hop video tribute to Ellen on Jan. 10. It was aired on the television show the following week and Ellen was impressed with the young men and their sincerity. DeGeneres said she would love to have them on the show. And less than a week later, they left for California on the Ellen Show’s dime. Reilich said it was an unbelievable experience. The group is known as the Cream Pies and started doing funny raps in high school. The other three members are Stevie Brock of Los Angeles, Dan Cox and Dan Burtenshaw, both of Dayton. Reilich is a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University and this was his first year assisting at IU South Bend. Search YouTube and Cream Pies to see “We Love You, Ellen.” As of April, the video had nearly 280,000 views.

Sports Recap Four women’s volleyball players were selected for the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) all academic teams for the fall 2013 semester. They are: Krystle Troyer (Elkhart), a junior elementary education major. Emily Kozinski (Edwardsburg), a junior majoring in elementary education. Bethany Brewer (Nappanee), studying nursing. Melissa Macellari (Granger), who earned a perfect 4.0 in elementary education in the fall semester. The Titan volleyball team posted a record-breaking finish winning 18 matches. Of the 39 athletes, 27 earned a 3.0 grade point average or better in the fall semester. There were three student-athletes who earned a 4.0, 11 student-athletes who earned a 3.5 or above and 13 who earned at least a 3.0. The women’s basketball team finished the semester with a 3.54 grade point average. The women’s volleyball team finished the first half of the year with a 3.15 GPA and the men’s basketball team finished with a 2.93. The men’s team finished the 2013-14 season with a 12-18 record and the women had a 20-11 record. Maegan Callaway (Mooresville, Ind.,) was named to the second team as the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference announced its regular basketball season honors following the completion of the CCAC Tournament. Nichole Sly (Niles, Mich.) also earned a CCAC honorable mention. Callaway received a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) All-American Honorable Mention. She was the first Titan women’s basketball player to be named to the NAIA All-American squad since Katie Hacker in the 2010-11 season.


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The IU South Bend Civil Rights Heritage Center and its Engman Natatorium Project received the 2014 Freedom Award at the 23rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Indiana Statehouse Celebration. The award was presented on Jan. 15 at the Indiana Statehouse Rotunda. The award was presented by the Martin Luther King Jr. Indiana Holiday Commission. The award is given to an individual or project whose major societal influence includes breaking down barriers that have divided us in the past and/or building ongoing relationships that foster respect, understanding, and harmony in our schools and communities.

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The GLBTAA Scholarship Program at IU was established in 2005. Academic and emergency scholarships are awarded. Since then, a total of 39 scholarships have been awarded - 28 academic and 11 emergency scholarships. In September 2013, the IU GLBTAA Scholarship Campaign was launched to help create an endowment for the Scholarship Program so that scholarships can continue to be provided well into the future. This campaign was ground-breaking and the first university-sanctioned LGBT student scholarship campaign in the nation. As of Jan. 17, a total of $629,000 has been raised in cash and written pledges. Contributions can be made online at: http://alumni.indiana.edu/affiliates/ glbt/supporting-community/index.html The GLBTAA Facebook page is at https://www.facebook.com/iuglbtaa where periodic Campaign updates are posted.

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Louise E. Addicott Joshi was the recipient of the 2013 Chancellor’s Medal from IU South Bend. Accepting the award was her husband, Yatish Joshi. The medal recognizes contributions that have helped advance the university and its mission. Recipients demonstrate outstanding support of IU South Bend and serve as exceptional advocates. The Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts received a $1.2 million gift from the Georgina Joshi Foundation to renovate the Northside Recital Hall into a world-class performance space. In recognition of the gift, the hall has been named the Louise E. Addicott and Yatish J. Joshi Performance Hall.

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A Bachelor of Art Education degree was approved by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education for the IU South Bend campus. The new degree will be in the Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts and will begin in the fall of 2014. It is the only such degree offered in the area. The degree will prepare students to be licensed teachers of art in public or private schools for preschool to 12th grade in Indiana. The coursework will emphasize technology and visual culture such as film, internet and art history. The graduates will be skilled to teach the 21st century learner. Registration for the program is available. Contact Jane Cera in the Department of Fine Art at jacera@iusb.edu or 574-520-4527.

27th Lundquist Fellow Announced Monica Tetzlaff , associate professor of history, was named as the 27th Lundquist Fellow. The announcement was on March 27. Tetzlaff joins a distinguished list of professors who have received this award since its inception in 1985. The most recent recipients have been Jerry Hinnefeld, Randall Isaacson and Elizabeth Bennion. The Lundquist Award is the campus’ highest faculty award. It is given to a meritorious faculty member of Indiana University South Bend who has exhibited excellence in teaching, scholarly or artistic achievement, and diversified relevant service, preferably in community service throughout the Michiana region. Her specialties are African American history, women’s history and social movements. Tetzlaff is currently researching the civil rights movement in South Bend in the 1950s -1970s.

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spring2014 ’70s Alma Powell, BS’70, MS’72, Education, was inducted in the fall of 2013 into the South Bend Community Hall of Fame. Powell received Distinguished Alumni Service Award in 2010, and an honorary degree in 2012. Tom DeBaets, BS’72, Mathematics; MS’76, Education, was part of the 53rd class of inductees to the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame. He coached 17 years at Clay, New Prairie, and Riley high schools. He led Clay to the 1994 state championship. His career record is 233-154. David Kolbe, BA’77, History, lives and practices law in Warsaw. He was a candidate this spring for the Indiana House of Representatives for District 22. Amy Hazlewood, AS’78, Dental Hygiene, is a co-founder for Dr. Angie’s Dental Health Exchange, “filling the gap” of dental problems for adults in need with a pay-it-forward concept, donated care earned by community service. She is also a dental hygienist for Family Dental Health in South Bend.

’80s Jo e l B e n k i e , M S ’ 8 0 , B u s i n e s s Administration, was named president of Ducommun Inc., Los Angeles, Calif., and will continue in the role of chief operating officer.

’90s Thomas Labuzienski, MBA’90, Business Administration, is an account executive for WVPE 88.1 FM, Elkhart.

Audrey Murray, BS’90 Business, is program manager for Sprearhead Sales and Marketing in Elkhart. Lou Hickey, BS’92, Business, is vice president of operations, InfoTurn, at Press Ganey. His office is responsible for mailing, receipt and processing 102 million medical surveys per year. Hickey joined Press Ganey in 1993 as a corporate communications assistant and has worked throughout the organization. He played and coached basketball at IU South Bend. Jerry Szmanda, BS’95, Accounting, has been promoted at 1st Source to vice president. He is also continuing in his role as record keeping manager for 1st Source Retirement Plan Services. In addition, he is a member of the Finance Committee of St. Jude Parish as well as coaching the St. Jude baseball team and 7th/8th grade football team at St. Matthew School. J u d i L y k o w s k i , B A’ 9 8 , M a s s Communications, is a communication specialist at Nautic Global Group & WNIT on air correspondent. Melissa J. Spriggs, BGS’98, AS’98, Dental Hygiene, is the president of the Indiana Dental Hygienists’ Association. Spriggs is a dental hygienist with Drs. Paul M. McLeod and Richard L. Beckemeyer and a clinical instructor to second-year dental hygiene students at IU South Bend. Thaddeus Cutler,BA’99, Fine Arts, is the downtown coordinator for the Greater LaPorte Chamber of Commerce, LaPorte Convention and Visitors Bureau, LaPorte Urban Enterprise Association, Greater LaPorte Economic Development Corp., and the city of LaPorte. He and his wife Laura opened The Thaddeus C. Gallery in 2004.

’00s Kevin Bauer, BS’01, Business, is the pre-production manager for Valley Screen Process Co., Mishawaka. He is a member of the 40 Under 40 list by the St. Joseph County Chamber of Commerce. Amy Simeri McClellan, BS’03, Business; MBA’07, was promoted to director of marketing for Martin’s Super Markets. She will be responsible for strategically leading the marketing, advertising and promotional efforts for the 21-store retail grocery and its related retail divisions. Mike Remley, BS’04, Business, has been promoted to vice president operations, phone services, of Press Ganey. Remley began his career with Press Ganey in 2000 and has worked in several departments within the company. Byron Sanders, MS’04, Education, is vice principal at Washington High School, South Bend. He was named to the Chamber of Commerce’s list of achievers – 40 Under 40. K e l l i C o l l i n s , B A’ 0 5 , M a s s Communications, is the corporate sales manager for the Inn at Saint Mary’s/ Hilton Garden Inn. Adam Hooten, BS’05, Business, is a member of the 2014 40 Under 40 list. He is an account manager at Meridian Title Corp., South Bend. Saulo I. Delgado, BA’07, Political Science, was named an associate at Sanders Pianowski LLP, Elkhart. He received his law degree from IU. Delgado, who is fluent in Spanish, practices in immigration, business law, and labor and employment.


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June Latham, BS’70, Education; MS’72, Education, Tippecanoe, 2/23/2011 Larry Landy, BS’71, Business, Granger, 10/10/2013 Roy Rach, BS’71, Physics, Eau Claire, Wis., 11/27/2011 James Eiler, BS’71, Business, LaPorte, 12/6/2013 Betty Lawson, BS’71, Education, South Bend, 6/24/2013 Steven Rodin, ’71, Certificate in Business, South Bend, 12/12/2013 Lucille Sharp, BS’71, Education, LaPorte, 6/16/2012 Dorothy Wade, BS’71, Education, Galien, Mich., 2/25/2009 Michael Borkowski, AS’72, Law

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Roy Saenz, AS’10, Business; BA’10, Sociology, is a regional leader at Primerica. Caitlin Worm, BA’10, Political Science, is working in fundraising and marketing as the director of development for St. Vincent de Paul Society, South Bend. She was named to the 40 Under 40 list by the St. Joseph County Chamber of Commerce. Laura Midkiff, MLS’10, is working at the University of Notre Dame in the development office. Jayson Snyder, MS’10, Education, is the principal at Meadow’s Edge Elementary School, in the Penn-HarrisMadison Corp. He is a member of the 40 Under 40 list for the Chamber of Commerce. Kayla Wallace, BS’11, Dental Hygiene, is an admissions counselor for IU South Bend. She is also working on her Master of Public Affairs with a concentration in government administration and policy. She also serves as a mentor for the student athlete mentorship program on campus.

Enforcement Technology, Fort Myers, Fla., 10/21/2012 James Edwards, BS’72, Business, Carmel, 6/5/2013 Emma Klingel, BS’72, Education; MS’77, Education, South Bend, 2/21/2014 Karen Krassner, BS’72, Education, Camarillo, Calif., 2/6/2014 Carolyn A. “Lynn” Metzger, BS’72, Business; MSBA’75, South Bend, 12/16/13. Metzger taught business classes and was the first president of the IU South Bend Alumni Association. Willa Pickens, MS’72, Education, Mishawaka, 2/28/2014 David Tobolski, BA’72, Chemistry, Ashland, Ohio, 3/2/2010 David Tydgat, BS’72, Education, Mishawaka, 12/3/2013 Michael Miller, MS’73, Education, South Bend, 4/24/2013 James Batchelor, MS’73, Education, Elkhart, 7/6/2013 Mary Gradeless, MS’74, Education, Warsaw, 1/4/2014 James Herbert Turner, MS’74, Education, Six Mile, S.C., 1/8/14 Dale Schoff, ’74, Certificate in Business, LaPorte, 11/23/2013 John Fisher, BS’74, Business, Elkhart, 2/10/2014 Lynn Keresztes, BA’75, Music Education, Saint Cloud, Fla., 8/11/2013 Margaret Tirman, BS’75, Public Affairs, Anderson, 8/18/2011 Patricia Beitelshees, MS’75, Education, Elkhart, 10/13/2013 Denis LeFevre, MS’75, Business Administration, Quincy, Mass., 12/29/2013

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Joel Bazzell, BA’12, Political Science; BA’12, Mass Communications, is working on a graduate certificate in non-profit management at IUPUI and Master of Public Affairs while also employed with Fifth Third Bank in Indianapolis. Casey Couch, BS’13, Business, is a staff tax accountant for Crowe Horwath in South Bend. Jose Magallon, BA’13, is working on his master’s degree in student affairs administration in higher education at Ball State. He is an assistant residence hall director there. Sidney Shafer, BA’13, Arts, is working as a member of the Main Street Daily Operations team at Disney World, Orlando, Fla.

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Shawn Henderson, MS’07, Education, is a Chamber of Commerce 40 Under 40 achiever. He is the assistant principal at Washington High School, South Bend. Jason M. Critchlow, BGS’08, MPA’11, is the St. Joseph County Democratic Party chair. Emily Zablocki, MS’08, Education, is a science teacher at Adams High School, South Bend, and is a member of the 40 Under 40 list for the Chamber of Commerce.

Contact Dina Harris, Director of Development Call (574) 520-4131 or email diharris@iusb.edu

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Alice Hartman, MS’76, Education, Plymouth, 4/7/2013 Julie Miller, BA’76, Political Science, South Bend, 10/29/2012 Geraldine Quinn, MS’77, Education, South Bend, 4/8/2013 Lois Vanderhoof, BA’77 English; BS’83 Nursing, South Bend, 10/25/2012 Thomas Foley, MS’78, Business Administration, Granger, 8/27/2013 Alease Mitchem, BS’78, Education; MS’83, Education, South Bend, 12/8/2013 Carol McComas, BA’79, Sociology; MS’84, Education, Mishawaka, 2/18/2014 Carolyn Snyder, MS’79, Education, Mishawaka 10/25/2013 Roberta Campbell, BS’79, Public Affairs, Minneapolis, Minn., 10/25/2013 John Voorhees, BS’79, Public Affairs, MPA’85, Edgewater, Md., 7/2/2013

’80s Sandra Card, BS’80, Education, Elkhart, 9/6/2013 Lisa Zellers, AS’80, Dental Hygiene; MS’06, Education, Mishawaka, 4/6/2013 Mary Hankins, BA’81, History, Chapel Hill, N.C., 1/2/2014 Nancy Lucey, MS’82, Education, South Bend, 11/14/2012 James Tracey, BS’82, Business, Hacienda Iguana, Nicaragua, 7/12/2013 Catherine Van Dyke, BS’82, Education; MS’88, Education, Niles, Mich., 9/13/2013 Adrienne Sullivan, BGS’83, Niles, Mich., 2/15/2014 Margery Hintz, MS’83, Education, South Bend, 10/31/2013 Eugene (Geno) Botka, BS’84, Business, Granger, 10/29/13 Donald Simmons, BA’84, Political Science; MLS’06, Syracuse, 7/7/2013 James Smith, BS’84, Education, Eddyvile, Ky., 2/11/2013 Barbara Needham, MS’84, Education, South Bend, 11/27/2013

Sharon Chudzicki, BGS’85, Rio Rancho, N.M., 3/28/2013 Harlyne Joy, MS’85, Business, Indianapolis, 6/2/2013 Diana Meeks, MPA’85, Columbus, Ohio, 3/9/2014 Warren North, BGS’85; ’85, Certificate in Management, Kingman, Ariz., 9/19/2013 Susan Haluda, BS’86, Public Affairs, South Bend, 2/13/2014 Reatha Craig, MS’86, Education, Portland, Ore., 3/11/2014 Debra Tatum, AS’87, General Studies, South Bend, 5/7/2013 Robert Hernandez Altamar, MS’88, Education, South Bend, 11/7/2013 Ann Monhaut, BA’88, Music Education, Mishawaka, 11/16/2012 Charles Lee, BS’89, Business, Plymouth, 9/3/2013 Susan Mann, BS ’89, Education, Houston, Texas, 11/30/2013 Lois Bell, AS’89, Computer Science; BS’93, Computer Science, LaPorte, 1/31/2014

’90s Rashel Burkett, BS’90, Education, Walkerton, 8/30/2013 Arlene Kolakovich, BS’90, Education, Elkhart, 8/30/2013 William Steele, BS’90, Business, South Bend, 6/29/2013 Paula Kay Stump Zercher, MS’92, Education, Nappanee, 6/3/2013 Ernest Hernandez, BA’93, Psychology, South Bend, 4/11/2013 Kathryn Corroto, BA’93, Psychology, South Bend, 4/20/2013 Victoria Cartwright, BS’94, Education; MS’04, Education, Cape Coral, Fla., 2/16/2014 Stephen Guile, MPA’94, Dearborn, Mich., 11/2/2013 William Lappin, BA’95, Arts, North Liberty, 7/29/2003 Terrence Finney, BS’96, Business, Bremen, 5/16/2013 Brian Kinzie, AGS’97, BS’00,

Education; MS’06, Education, South Bend, 1/18/2014 Audrey Fecteau-Spaargaren, MBA’99, Granger, 12/24/2013 Chad E. Hudnall, BS’99, Business, South Bend, 10/31/13

’00s Donna F. Crum, BS’01, Education, Claypool, 12/14/13 Jay Goshert, BS’06, Education, Milford, Ind., 9/23/2010 Joanna Reusser, BS’07, Biology, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2/22/2014 John Gouker Jr., MS’10, Education, South Bend, 3/22/14

Friends of IU South Bend Duane R. “Dewey” Welch, Elkhart, IUB graduate and a former member of the IU South Bend Advisory Board, 4/22/13 Thomas L. Dusthimer, Elkhart, IUB graduate, long-time supporter of the Elkhart Center, and 2005 Lewis Armstrong Award winner, 7/8/13

Faculty Rogelio de la Torre, professor emeritus of Spanish, died Jan. 27, in his home in Miami, Fla. He was 87. He graduated from the School of Law, University of Havana in 1950 and was a professor of civil law until 1960 when he escaped to the U.S. He earned his doctorate in Spanish literature from IU and began teaching in 1969 at IU South Bend. He retired in December 1991. He taught Spanish and Spanish literature and was the foreign language department chair. He also served as an associate dean. De la Torre wrote critical literary, patriotic works and several books of poetry. After his retirement he was a member of several Cuban cultural and educational organizations.


DECEMBER 1, 2013 – APRIL 30, 2014

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