2015 Fall Currents Magazine

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Indiana University South Bend
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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