Black Student Union Cookout Event

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Staff Writer

On Thursday Oct. 3, the Black Student Union of IU South Bend welcomed new students and attendees with a cookout event on Green Lawn. Hosted from 5-8 p.m., the event offered music, games, food and a chance to meet the members of the Black Student Union (BSU) and Divine Nine.

Event coordinator and BSU Vice President Carmen Chambliss commented on the cookout and its cause.

“The purpose of this event is to show and let everyone on campus know that the Black Student Union has returned. We have been active on campus since last school year. We are trying to bring the Divine Nine organization to IU South Bend,” explained Chambliss.

Chambliss also wanted to make sure that students are aware that all are welcome to the BSU events.

Scott Strittmatter speaking at the BSU cookout. Photo by/TANNIA JOHNSON

“This is a social gathering, no matter what race you are and we are here to educate people about our union” declared Chambliss.

“I would like to include a special thank you to others who helped me coordinate this event, Scott Strittmatter, the Director of Student Housing and Corey Long, Assistant Director of Student Life” added Chambliss.

As far as upcoming events this semester, there will be a Halloween movie night on Oct. 29 hosted by the organization. The BSU is also planning to host more outdoor events in the spring.

More information about the BSU is available by emailing Chambliss at, or by visiting their Titan Atlas page.

Did you attend this event? Share what you enjoyed at the Black Student Union cookout with us by tweeting @iusbpreface or posting to our Facebook page, IUSB Preface.

Event attendees play games on Greenlawn. Photo by/TANNIA JOHNSON

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