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Archive for August 8th, 2007

Vol. 3 Archives (PDF)

Posted by iusbvision on August 8, 2007

The Following are the Volume 3 Archived issues of IUSB Vision in PDF Format:

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Vol. 2 Archives (PDF)

Posted by iusbvision on August 8, 2007

The Following are the Volume 2 Archived issues of IUSB Vision in PDF Format:

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Volume 2, Issue 1

Volume 2, Issue 2

Volume 2, Issue 3

Volume 2, Issue 4

Volume 2, Issue 5

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Vol. 1 Archives (PDF)

Posted by iusbvision on August 8, 2007

The Following are the Volume 1 Archived issues of IUSB Vision in PDF Format:

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Volume 1, Issue 1

Volume 1, Issue 2

Volume 1, Issue 3

Volume 1, Issue 4

Volume 1, Issue 5

Volume 1, Issue 6

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From the Vice-President’s Pen

Posted by iusbvision on August 8, 2007

Kim Muncie, SGA Chief of Staff, and I recently had the opportunity to attend the IU Board of Trustees meeting at IPFW. For those of you who don’t know, the Board of Trustees is Indiana University’s governing board, its legal owner and final authority. The board holds the university’s financial, physical, and human assets and operations in trust for future generations.

At the meeting on Friday, two new majors for IUSB were approved, a B.S. in Dental Hygiene and a B.S. in Medical Imaging Technology. Pending approval by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, both majors could be available by the fall of 2007. Thanks to the diligent work of administration and faculty, these two new degree options continue show how the future of IUSB is forever promising.

A new era is being ushered in for both IUSB and Indiana University as a whole. The potential for expansion at IU South Bend is phenomenal. I have seen student life become increasingly diverse and multifaceted. With student housing only a year away and the obvious growth in student life this will bring, I believe the students of this university are ready to start taking an active role in IU South Bend’s growth. In the spring of 2007, the General Assembly of Indiana will set the budget for university building projects. IU South Bend has one project in particular that is crucial to our development- the renovation of the Associates Building. This $27 million dollar project is 5th in the list of 7 items on the IU capital projects list. Between now and May, I would encourage the student body to do three things: 1) call your state representatives and ask for their financial support of higher education at IUSB; 2.) attend the Hoosiers for Higher Education Statehouse Visit/ Get on the Bus event February 20, 2007 where students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of IU pack the Statehouse to visit with elected officials about Indiana University and higher education; and, 3.) attend the Board of Trustees meeting that will be held at IUSB on April 5-6. Students and alumni are truly the voice of this university. We are the future of this state. Let’s work together to ensure IUSB’s  promising future.

Joanna Reusser

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Campus Clubs Come Together

Posted by iusbvision on August 8, 2007

On November 1st, eight clubs and organizations came together to put on an event for students and community members. Students for Common Sense, Student Government Association, Titan Productions, Environmental Justice Advocates, Biology Chemistry Club, IUSB Recycling Committee, IUSB Films Studies Committee, and  American Democracy Project all jointly sponsored the viewing of An Inconvenient Truth. The event was wildly popular, so popular in fact, movie-viewers needed to stand or sit on the floor after DW1001 ran out of seating capacity.

The film is a documentary depicting the issue of global warming. Directed by David Guggenheim and narrated by Al Gore, the documentary presents Gore’s campaign to make the issue of global warming a cause recognized by the entire world.

Jarrod Brigham

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Timely Lessons Brave the Stage

Posted by iusbvision on August 8, 2007

I was recently inspired by a play that I saw at the South Bend Civic Theatre called “The Story” by Tracey Scott Wilson, which was loosely based on a true story about a reporter who falsified information to get an award-winning story. The play featured a diverse cast and a discussion at the end about race, gender, and class. In the play a Caucasian teacher was shot by what his wife described as a black gang member. 

This murder, which had gone unsolved, had taken the interest of a young African American reporter who claimed that she met up with a young African American girl who confessed to the murder. Yvonne, the reporter, wrote the story ascended in the reporting world until it was discovered that the young gang member who confessed to the murder did not actually exist. The head of the small paper for minorities, Pat, was outraged that this woman would represent her race in that way, performed a background check on Yvonne. 

After finding out that she lied on her resume, Pat was reluctant to turn Yvonne in, afraid that it would give her paper and race a bad name. This play looked at so many diverse and difficult views that it touched everyone in the audience, especially when a young girl was arrested and pointed out in a line up by Yvonne. 

The timely discussion followed the one-hour play.  The discussion by a very diverse audience weaved from inter-racial relationships to equality, to a perfect color-blind world that we will never know. One of the things that stuck out the most was a quote from the play, “I was ridiculed by the same things that you (white people) were praised for”. The audience and cast members discussed this, and one of the young women who played a gang member reflected that this was true at her school. She, a very bright ‘A’ student, had been ridiculed by her friends saying that she wasn’t “black” enough and didn’t fit in. There are so many assumptions of what black and white people should be and act like.
If one doesn’t fit into that category then they are an “Oreo” as one of the cast members stated. An audience member observed that as human beings, despite our physical differences, we have much more in common than most people realize. When we get cut we all bleed red. Another reflected on a child she knew that didn’t identify people by the color of their skin, but the color of their clothes. A lady with a red sweater would be “the red lady”. 

To the child this was the only significant difference.
In 1970, a teacher did a study on prejudice on her white elementary class, saying that blue-eyed people were better than brown-eyed people, and was amazed at how the children transformed once these differences were focused on. Normally quick students performed poorly, and the “blue eyes” teased and segregated the “brown eyes”. 

The next day she switched it saying that brown-eyed people were better and got the same results. The children’s performance failed where it had succeeded the day before. She then told them the truth, and they were so happy and embraced their blue and brown eyed friends once again. The children learned a valuable lesson; to be judged by color, eye or skin, was ridiculous, and did not reflect on who you were.

Carlie Barr

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Going the Distance

Posted by iusbvision on August 8, 2007

Everyone knows a couple of the clichés of a great relationship: trust, communication, and honesty. For the longest time, I assumed if you had these three I already mentioned, everything would somehow fit into place. My dad constantly has reminded me since I was little and even today that “patience is a virtue”. It wasn’t until I began dating someone in the military that I understood patience doesn’t apply to a long line at the bank anymore.

Looking back, there are a few things I know I took for granted. The main two are him calling everyday or the fact I actually had the opportunity to see him when I wanted to.  Now that he is on the Coast and is property of the United States Government, I can’t see him everyday or even talk to him on a daily basis. What I do get is a week’s notice of when he is going to be on leave. Then I have to share him with his family and friends.

So quality time for us is spent in fragments from what could be a couple hours to maybe a few days along with the family and friends. I need to get into the habit of making the most of that time instead of complaining how he’s spending what seems like more time with everyone else rather than with me. You’ve got to figure out if this relationship is something you want to invest in and try to look at the big picture.

What I should be doing (easier said than done) is enjoying our time together—regardless of how much time we actually spend together. Not only does this make his time at home less stressful in making everyone happy, but also lets the two of us focus more on each other rather than arguing over something as trivial as what seems as his “poor time management” skills that he in real life has no control over.

When he is on leave, it should be like his vacation. I’m not saying you should be catering to him, but rather stay away from nagging and whining about unnecessary things that are out of his control and make the most of the time you two have. Gaining patience is a great way to cope with this difficult time in relationship. After all, he doesn’t really need to come home at all on leave. Would you want to give up 14 days of coastal sunshine for South Bend weather only to be tormented the whole time you were here?

Stacy Rummel

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Club Showcase: The IUSB Vision

Posted by iusbvision on August 8, 2007

     Here we go again with another semester at Indiana University South Bend.  So which club should you join? When is the first basketball game?  Were do you “fit in” at this crazy world of higher learning?  This is why the IUSB Vision is here to help you with information about on campus events, clubs, and politics at IUSB compressed into this publication in your hand.

     The Vision will be placing various clubs in the spotlight known as the “Club Showcase”.  This front page coverage of your club not only allows solicitation, but raises awareness of the lesser-known clubs on campus.  With such information anyone can find what he or she is looking for based on his or her interests.

     If you would like to showcase your on club on campus, just contact us at  We’d love to write a “Club Showcase” for your club on a first come, first serve basis.

     Don’t belong to a club or a sport, but know of an event on campus that everyone should know about?  Tell us so we can tell everyone.  Comments, debates, and letters to the editor are always welcome.

     New this semester at the Vision is not only more pages of coverage and entertainment, but we have welcomed more staff members aboard including 2005-2006 Student of the Year Shannon Renfrow, the notorious Chuck Norton, as well as SGA President  Marcus Vigil.

     With our new staff and more room for news coverage, we here at the Vision hope you enjoy reading this publication as we are excited in creating it.

     For those who enjoy debating, join us on the weblog page to voice your opinions.  Log onto with your comments.

Stacy Rummel

Managing Editor

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