News

Nov01

Ribbon cutting Thursday for renovated Kelly Park

Author: Erin Blasko

Led by students from the University of Notre Dame Robinson Community Learning Center (RCLC) along with community members Lu Ella Webster and Beth Sanford, SBVPA renovated the 1-acre park over five years with support from dozens of volunteers and corporate and community sponsors.

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Nov01

College of Engineering announces new Center for Civic Innovation in partnership with St. Joseph, Elkhart counties

Author: Erin Blasko

Notre Dame’s College of Engineering has created a new Center for Civic Innovation in partnership with Notre Dame Research, the Center for Social Concerns and the IDEA Center—part of an effort to find innovative solutions to pressing civic issues and improve quality of life and place in St. Joseph and Elkhart counties.

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Oct25

Rudy Goes Robotic: Engineering a New Age of Football

Author: Erica Futa

At the University of Notre Dame, football is sacred. Student spirit for the game pervades all of campus—if you’re not on the team, you’re certainly rooting for the Fighting Irish come game day. But for one club of engineering students, simply "watching" football wasn't quite enough. By building and programming their very own football-playing robots, they're putting their own tech twist on America's favorite sport. …

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Jan06

Kids Creating their own Books

Author: Jay Caponigro

"The conference room is a sea of white paper, colored markers, magazine clippings and chattering children. But there's a method to this madness. The result is literature. A group of 10 budding young authors is hard at work in a conference room at the St. Joseph County Public Library on this day in early December. They're participants in "Write YOUR Story," a free children's writing course taught each fall and spring by volunteer Julia Douthwaite

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Dec21

Fulbright scholars bring foreign languages to elementary school

Author: Jay Caponigro

BY KATHY BORLIK, FOR NDWORKS

It’s 1 p.m. at Perley Primary Fine Arts Academy in South Bend. The children return from recess and settle into the afternoon routine. In three of the classrooms — second, third and fourth grades — there is a break from the norm. A passer-by hears the pupils learning Korean, Portuguese and Hindi. Counting in Portuguese, the alphabet in Hindi, naming clothing items in Korean. There is music, and educational games, dance and art.…

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Jul22

City of South Bend celebrated at block party on the west side

Author: Jay Caponigro

It was a hot and humid day, but that didn't stop dozens from turning out for a block party on South Bend's west side. Notre Dame's Center for Arts and teamed up with IU South Bend's Civil Rights Heritage Center to celebrate the city's past, present, and future.  See more at: http://www.wndu.com/home/headlines/City-of-South-Bend-celebrated-at-block-party-on-the-west-side-317098651.html

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Mar20

National Annual TRUCEN Meeting March 27-28, 2015

Author: JP Shortall

The University of Notre Dame is hosting the annual meeting of The Research University Civic Engagement Network (TRUCEN) March 27-28, 2015. TRUCEN works to advance civic engagement and engaged scholarship among research universities and to create resources and models for use across higher education. Forty universities will be represented at the meeting, where speakers from around the country will address various issues related to community engagement in higher education.…

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