Currents Magazine


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    2015 Fall Currents Magazine
    (Indiana University South Bend, 2015) Indiana University South Bend; College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    Fall 2015 issue of Currents Magazine, a publication of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) at IU South Bend. Contents include an essay by CLAS Dean Elizabeth Dunn on how higher education is similar to a swamp; article about "Civil Hacking" and Hack Michiana event; article about History Professor Timothy Willig's road trips with his students to visit historical locations; discussion on the meaning of the word "art"; article about "The Story of Stuff" anthropology class taught by Jay VanderVeen; essay by Ali Mahamat about befriending people around the world; story by Ken Smith about an innovative use of Twitter in the classroom; article about IUSB's new sixteen-inch reflector telescope; poem "Flowers Don't Offend" by Karen Yoder; article about five non-traditional IUSB students who received Graduate Research Fellowships from the National Science Foundation (NSF); essay on the loss of the Kankakee River by Joe Chaney; excerpt from Indiana author Gene Stratton Porter's 1904 novel "Freckles"; article about Lisa Zwicker's research into Jewish newspaper editor Therese Simon-Sonnemann as an undergraduate research project; comments by South Bend mayors Steve Luecke, Roger Parent, and Joe Kernan on the topic of civic engagement; essay by former IUSB Chancellor Terry Allison about his personal connection to the events depicted in IUSB's production of the play "Execution of Justice" about the assassination of San Francisco mayor George Mascone and openly gay city supervisor Harvey Milk; article about retired IUSB professor Alfred Guillame Jr.'s civic leadership after retirement; review of James Madison's new book "Hoosiers: A New History of Indiana" by retired history professor Pat Furlong, as well as an excerpt from the book; article by J.T. Murphy about the graves of WWI soldiers in South Bend cemeteries; poem "Casualties of War" by Phyllis Moore-Whitesell; brief article about Jay VanderVeen's archaeological dig at Washington and LaPorte Street in South Bend; stories compiled by history professor Timothy Willig and the History Club about several notable events and persons in the city of South Bend's 150-year history; article by CLAS Dean Elizabeth Dunn about women's involvement in the South Bend workforce during the Great Depression; article by Laura Pimienta about her experiences encountering Spanglish as both a Spanish and English speaker; article by Monica Tetzlaff about her travels in Ghana; essay by Tom Vander Ven reflecting on aging and death; poem "In Spurano di Ossuccio" by Tom Vander Ven; review by Ken Smith of James Rebanks' memoir "A Shepherd's Life"; list of contributors; and list of events sponsored by CLAS.
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    2013 Winter Currents Magazine
    (Indiana University South Bend, 2013) Indiana University South Bend. College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    Winter 2013 issue of Currents Magazine, a publication of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) at IU South Bend. Contents include an essay by CLAS Dean Elizabeth E. Dunn about the power of rivers; article about the Purple Porch Co-op, a local food store founded by three IUSB alumni; article about the international travels of IUSB history graduate Christie Pierce; interview with IUSB alums and entrepreneurs Kellirae Boann and Noel Spring; poems by Lee-Scott Green, Terry Allison, and David Dodd Lee; article by Jennifer A. Pace about the stigma of renting vs. home ownership; interview with Professor Betty Mooney about her sex education course; alumna spotlight on teacher Amanda Jones and her volunteer work in Uganda; article about IUSB education alumnus Felix Marquez, who fled the Salvadoran Civil War to come to the United States; essay by Daniele Louis about the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) during the Cold War and the use of abstract expressionism as propaganda; essay by Lesley Walker about changes in artistic representations of motherhood through the centuries; story about the origins and publication of Gabrielle Robinson's book "The Reluctant Nazi", about her discovery of her grandfather's Nazi party membership; article by Patrick J. Furlong about Richard Elbel and his efforts to develop and beautify the area along the St. Joseph River in South Bend during the Great Depression; article by Lisa Featheringill Zwicker about the advances of female progressivism during the early 20th century, with a focus on the expansion of women learning to swim; spotlight on anthropology professor Jay VanderVeen and his underwater explorations in the Dominican Republic; article about the art of literary translation, with excerpt of Heather Jones' translation of Ananda Devi's "La vie de Josephin le fou"; article by Neovi M. Karakatsanis about the shortage of portable water on the Greek island of Chios; article about eco-physiologist Peter Bushnell and his work to protect the Greenland shark; essay by Mary Anna C. Violi about childhood memories visits to her family' summerhouse on Eagle Lake; article by novelist Kelcey Parker about Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater house and how it inspired her creative work; essay reflecting on the qualities and importance of water; article about photographer Kay Westhues and her "Well Stories" project documenting wells in Indiana; article about Underwriters Laboratories drinking water analysis lab in South Bend; series of water-themed artworks; "A ride with Tobias" essay by April Lidinsky; list of contributors; list of upcoming public events sponsored by the CLAS; and notice of Eileen and Harvey Bender family's donation of fourteen Harold Zisla paintings to the CLAS.
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    2012 Summer Currents Magazine
    (Indiana University South Bend, 2012) Indiana University South Bend. College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    Inaugural issue of Currents Magazine, a publication of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) at IU South Bend. Contents include an essay by Elizabeth E. Dunn, Dean of the CLAS; article about physics researchers and 2011 IUSB Distinguished Research Award recipients Monika Lynker and Rolf Schimmrigk and their work on string theory; spotlight on recent IUSB graduate Kayleigh Cassella, recipient of a National Science Foundation (NSF) graduate fellowship for her research in physics; article about the Freedom Summer tour of the American South offered by the Civil Rights Heritage Center under the leadership of Les Lamon and Monica Tetzlaff; excerpt from 2010 Undergraduate Research Award-winning essay by Sara J. Lowe about the story of Alabama Governor George Wallace's "Stand in the Schoolhouse Door" on June 11, 1963, in an effort to prevent school integration, and the writing of President John F. Kennedy's resulting speech on civil rights delivered the same day; transcript of speech delivered by Gail McGuire at the 2011 Honor's Night celebration about the practical benefits of a liberal education; short article by English major Hannah Stowe about her experience at IUSB; article about Michiana Monologues, a grassroots writing project founded by April Lidinsky that uses performance art to raise money for local organizations that seek to end violence against women; essay by Joseph Chaney about his childhood experiences playing sports in neighborhood fields; poems by Nancy Botkin, Clayton Michaels, and Susan Carol Hauser; essay by Tom Vander Ven about a childhood visit to the carnival; article about author Kelcey Parker's new book of stories, "For Sale by Owner"; story by Jenna Gensic about her experiences in a neonatal intensive care unit during her newborn son Mikan's struggle with edema; essay by Eileen Bender about the consequences of signing petitions; essay by Linda Wingrove about her mother Chieko's stories of her family's experiences in Japan during World War II; article about Eldon F. Lundquist award winner Elizabeth Bennion, political scientist and director of the American Democracy Project (ADP) at IUSB; interview with alumna and politician Cheryl Little; article by Scott Sernau about his experience traveling the globe during the Semester at Sea program; interview with Distinguished Alumnus Award winner Amanda Serenevy about her work as a math teacher; interview with Rob Ducoffe, Dean of the School of Business and Economics, who traveled to China to sign student exchange agreements with Tianjin Polytechnic University; short articles about the biology and mathematics of leaves; list of contributors; and a list of upcoming public events sponsored by the CLAS.