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Michiana Monologues Submissions Due Nov. 1

This year’s submission deadline for the Michiana Monologues is Friday, Nov. 1.
Michiana Monologues is an IU South Bend student club project that shares the anonymous stories of local women through performances and a book. It’s the production’s seventh year.
All proceeds from the stage play will go to local nonprofits that work to end violence against women and children.
Visit for writing tips and information on how to submit a story over the phone, a new feature of the project.
Performances in March will be at the State Theater in downtown South Bend, IU South Bend, the Civil Rights Heritage Center and Goshen College. For more information about submitting a piece, auditioning to perform, or getting involved, visit the website or contact April Lidinsky at or 520-4528.

IU South Bend chosen as Five Star Champion of Character institution

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) recently chose IU South Bend as a Five Star Champions of Character institution.
The Champions of Character Scorecard measures institutions’ commitment to the program Champions of Character program. Points are earned in character training, conduct in competition, character recognition, academic focus and character promotion.
The IU South Bend Titans earned 76 points, nearly 11 points higher than the national average of 67.48.

Tickets for all October arts events now available at Box Office

The Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts Box Office now has tickets available for all October Arts events. Stop by to pick up your free ticket with your university ID. The box office is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

King Lear

7:30 p.m. Oct. 17-19 & 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20 – Campus Auditorium, Northside Hall
This tragedy by Shakespeare is presented as part of the Campus Theme; “Much Ado About Will: 450 Years of Shakespeare, and Counting.” Experience the tale of King Lear (portrayed by Professor of Theatre J. Randall Colborn) and his three daughters as they struggle with greed, dishonesty, and insanity.

Arts Lecture Series with Elizabeth A. Williams, Ph.D.

7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24 – Lecture Hall, Education & Arts Building
In this presentation titled “Leading and Communicating in Contemporary Organizations,” Williams explores organizations from a systems approach, drawing on her research examining emergency response systems and not-for-profit organizations to offer practical advice for those preparing for leadership roles in their careers.

Villiers Quartet

7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 – Campus Auditorium, Northside Hall
Encounter the Villiers Quartet, a string quartet based in London, and the Quartet-in-Association with the Northern Lights Symphony Orchestra, in their debut American tour. The quartet will perform works by Thomas Ades, Benjamin Britten, and Sir Edward Elgar.

Toradze Piano Studio

   4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27 – Campus Auditorium, Northside Hall
Cap off your weekend with a performance by the critically acclaimed Toradze Piano Studio. This studio has reached professional status on a international level, an unheard of achievement for a student ensemble.

“A British Invasion” by the Voice Area

7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30 – Campus Auditorium, Northside hall
Behold the second British invasion featuring art songs, arias, and ensemble by British composers in honor of the centennial anniversary of Benjamin Britten’s birth.

Alcoholics Anonymous meetings to begin on campus

Alcoholics Anonymous meetings will take place on campus every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. beginning Oct. 16.
The meetings will take place in the study lounge of the community building located at River Crossing Campus Housing, 1735 Titan Dr.
The meetings are open to anyone affiliated with IU South Bend. Visitor-designated parking is available on the south and southeast sides of the building.
For more information contact Alcoholics Anonymous at 234-7007 or contact the IUSB Student Counseling Center at 520-4125.

 The New York Times returns to campus

   The Office of Student Life has announced that it will be bringing the New York Times back to campus starting Monday, Oct. 14. There will be 30 copies delivered Mondays through Thursdays to the Student Activities Center as well as 30 online copies that students can access by logging in with their IUSB email address.

Audition for IU South Bend Theatre Spring Productions

If you’ve ever wanted to be a star on the stage, now might be your chance.

The IU South Bend Theatre and Dance Company will hold auditions for its spring productions at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 28, and Tuesday, Oct. 29 in the Northside Hall Campus Auditorium.
These audition sessions will be casting all roles for the spring productions: “Kiss Me Kate,” the hit Broadway musical by Cole Porter, and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” a children’s theatre production of Shakespeare’s smash.
The audition sessions are by appointment only. Those interested should e-mail Justin Amellio at to reserve an audition time slot. Those auditioning should prepare two contrasting monologues of one minute each in length, and one song of 32 bars in length. Cold readings from the scripts are required.
Those auditioning are asked to dress professionally and bring clothes they can dance in.
A pre-audition workshop will take place at noon on Saturday, Oct. 26. Bring your prepared monologues and songs for coaching and get a sneak preview of the dance combination. Questions about the process of auditioning will be answered.

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