IU South Bend Bicentennial Activities
IU South Bend is joining with Indiana University in celebrating IU’s Bicentennial.
July 1 marked the start of the year-long celebration and IU South Bend kicked it off in style. More than 500 students, faculty, staff, alumni, and donors came to Four Winds Field to watch a South Bend Cubs game and receive a customized Bicentennial baseball cap. It was also the official first day of work for IU South Bend Chancellor Susan Elrod who threw out the first pitch.
An exhibit called IU:200 Years in the Making is open at the South Bend History Museum. The exhibit is curated by IU South Bend Professor of Anthropology Jay VanderVeen and will run through April. It is located in the education gallery of the History Museum at 808 West Washington Street in South Bend.
On March 10, a historical marker honoring the legacy of Gloria Kaufman will be installed on campus. Kaufman was the founder and first director of the Women’s Studies Program and Women’s Resource Center at IU South Bend. She joined the IU South Bend faculty in 1967. The campus holds a Gloria Kaufman Memorial Lecture each year.