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Indiana University South Bend
Indiana University South Bend is the third largest campus of the Indiana University system. It is popularly known as IUSB or "IU South Bend." It is located in South Bend, Indiana, in Saint Joseph County, Indiana. IU South Bend is most famous for it's world renown Alexander Toradze Piano Studio.
IU South Bend's enrollment in the fall semester of 2004 was 7,501 students, of whom 3,740 (50%) were full time. Undergraduates accounted for 6,322 (84%) students, while graduate students accounted for 1,179.
Most IU South Bend students are white Indiana residents. Of students enrolled in fall 2004, 476 (6.3%) were African-American, 192 (2.6%) were Hispanic, 95 (1.3%) were Asian, 40 (.5%) were Native American, and 6,698 (89.3%) were "other." More women, 4,243 attended IU South Bend than men, 2,455. Despite IU South Bend's proximity to the state of Michigan, 7,113 (95%) of its students in the fall semester of 2004 were Hoosiers.
IU South Bend reported in fall 2004 that it employed 281 full-time faculty, lecturers, and academic administrators. Of the full-time faculty, 57% were tenured.
Like the student body, IU South Bend's faculty is predominantly white. Of full-time administrators, faculty, and lecturers, 24 (8.5%) were Asian, 12 (4.3%) were African-American, 6 (2.1%) were Hispanic, and 239 (85.1%) were "other." More women (51.6%) than men held academic appointments at the university.
For Fall 2003, professors at IU South Bend were near the mid range in pay when compared to their counterparts in the Indiana University system. A full-time professor earned an average of $97,700 (3rd), an associate professor $74,400 (6th), and an assistant professor $62,800 (5th).
IU South Bend is centered around a large green pedestrian mall and located along the St. Joseph River. When the campus officially opened in the early 1960s, the campus featured two buildings: Northside Hall and Greenlawn Hall, a former tool and die factory. Growing steadily over the last 40 years, the campus now consists of 12 buildings, including the Franklin D. Schurz Library. The most recent addition is the 100,000- square-foot Student Activity Center featuring basketball, volleyball, and racquetball courts, a walking track, a fitness and wellness center, a cafť, a student lounge, and student activity offices.
The schools listed here are degree-granting units made up of smaller departments or programs.
- College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
- Division of Labor Studies
- Division of Nursing and Health Professions
- Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts
- School of Continuing Studies consisting of the General Studies Program and the Department of Continuing Education
- School of Business and Economics
- School of Education
- School of Public and Environmental Affairs
- School of Social Work
Notable faculty of IU South Bend include Alexander Toradze, the celebrated concert pianist and master teacher, who with George Vatchnadze , performs for world audiences to critical acclaim. Tuck Langland , recently retired and one of the premier sculptors in this country
In addition, recent examples of IU South Bend faculty scholarship receiving international recognition include Fred Naffziger ís extensive commentary on the BBC, NBC, NPR, Wall Street Journal, NY Times, and USA Today regarding the Catholic Church's bankruptcy crises; Ilan Levine ís cutting-edge research on astroparticle physics; Andrew Schnabel ís work with pollen in an East African community; and the groundbreaking discoveries about methane gas by a team of distinguished scientists led by Henry Scott .
The NAIA Division I Women's Basketball team qualified for the national tournament in 2005 winning the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC). Head Coach Mary Wisniewski (214-135, .630) has been voted CCAC Coach of the Year for the sixth time in 10 years by her peers. Wisniewski won the award in 94-95, 96-97, 97-98, 98-99, 00-01, and 04-05. Seniors Jamie Bonner and Emily Ladd earned 1st Team All-CCAC honors for the second straight year and freshmen Jessica Hass and Jennifer VanderZanden earned Honorable Mention All-CCAC honors.
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