Tag: CASSIDY MARTENSON

19 years of dedication to IU South Bend: Larry Lambert to retire after spring 2021

By: Cassidy Martenson  Staff-Writer  After nearly two decades Larry Lambert, associate professor of communication arts, will retire at the end of this semester. His passion, kindness and dedication to the IU South Bend community will be missed by faculty and students.  Lambert received his Ph.D. in Communication and Culture with a focus in rhetoric from

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A shot at normalcy: IU South Bend partners with HealthLinc to provide COVID-19 vaccine

By: Cassidy Martenson  Staff Writer  On Thursday, IU South Bend partnered with HealthLinc to vaccinate students, staff and the broader community at the Student Activities Center. People were able to receive their first dose of the Moderna vaccine and will be invited to return for the second dose on May 20.  Upon arrival, patients could

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Honoring survivors: IU hosts Take Back the Night

By: Cassidy Martenson Staff Writer On Thursday, the Indiana University community joined together to honor the voices of sexual assault and domestic abuse survivors. The annual Take Back the Night Speak Out event was hosted via Zoom and featured survivor stories, statistics, and a mindfulness activity.  Take Back the Night is a worldwide initiative to

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The unexpected enemy: IU South Bend geese

By: Cassidy Martenson Staff-Writer  When someone thinks of the scariest animal, what comes to mind? Sharks and snakes are both valid answers. However, both are wrong. The most feared animal is the IU South Bend goose.  The geese at IU South Bend are typically seen near Campus Housing, but this year, the geese are spreading

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Indulging for independence: Honors Program celebrates Greek Independence Day

By: Cassidy Martenson Staff-Writer  The Honors Program at celebrated Greek Independence Day with a sweet treat on Thursday. Students joined Dr. Neovi Karakatsanis, honors program director, virtually to make baklava in their own homes and learn about Greek history.  The idea was originally for a just cooking demonstration led by Dr. Karakatsanis. The idea then

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Winter sessions make their debut

By: Cassidy Martenson and Kate Luce Intern, Co-Editor-in-Chief IU South Bend is offering a newly established winter session this year for students interested in taking online courses over the break. The winter session will begin on Dec. 21 and end on Feb. 7.  The news of the new semester was first announced by Chancellor Susan

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IU South Bend named Military Friendly school; Students say Office of Veteran Student Services is to thank

By: Cassidy Martenson Staff Writer  Indiana University South Bend has been named a 2021-2022 Military Friendly school at the bronze level. This is the first time IU South Bend has been recognized by Military Friendly. The university received high marks for academic policies, admissions and culture.  Military Friendly identifies the organizations and schools who are

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Titan Productions commemorates identity with a sweet treat

By: Cassidy Martenson Staff Writer  Titan Productions celebrated campus diversity with a sweet treat. Diversity Cupcakes gave community members the opportunity to decorate a cupcake and celebrate their unique qualities. The event was hosted in Fireside rooms A and B on March 17 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  “This was an opportunity for the

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