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In this guest post, Elvin E. Morales Pérez, Ph.D. Candidate in Biological Sciences, shares his favorite places to enjoy live music in South Bend. Hailing from a small agricultural town in Puerto Rico, finding entertaining music-related events that didn’t involve Salsa or Reggaeton was a bit of an issue. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy getting my […]

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In this special guest post, Jessica Schiltz a Graduate Orientation Ambassador, breaks down the bike options for getting to all the best places.  The beauty of our campus is undeniable, with the sprawling quads, carefully lined flower beds and the grassy expanses, artfully lined with paved sidewalks. The winding paths and acres of lawns and […]

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In this guest post Kayla August, a member of the Campus Ministry team, reveals to incoming and current graduate students that there’s more to life than school. Keep reading to see how spirituality can be incorporated into your graduate career. Find more info about campus ministry here.   When Summer arrives, the undergraduate community returns […]

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This summer blog series began by arguing that leisure is an indispensable part of living a human life. Now, the school-year is upon us, when we’ll find ourselves hemmed in by a perpetually growing list of obligations, always haunted by the sense that we should be doing more. The more we accomplish, the longer our […]

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The perks of living in South Bend are many, and one is our proximity to the city of Chicago. One of the biggest cities in the United States, Chicago has something for everyone: museums, theaters, city parks, restaurants, and all manner of opportunity for adventure. If you are looking for food, music, or a just […]

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One of the great achievements of American culture is, undoubtedly, the public library. Many of us have childhood memories of checking out books from our own local library (or bookmobile!), picking out a video to watch at home, or participating in a summer reading challenge. When I was growing up, libraries still stamped due dates […]

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If you are looking for a way to escape the heat of summer without shutting yourself indoors, South Bend and the surrounding area have a number of beaches and pools where you can go to enjoy the sun (while it lasts!) and cool off in the water. Here are a few of the options: Lake […]

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Food is a truly beautiful thing. If ever there was a good valued by all, it is delicious food. Good food, like leisure, has its value not primarily from utility, but from delight. And significantly, like leisure, food is often found at the very heart of authentic community. In eating together, we don’t simply savor […]

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Looking for a way to get some leisurely time outdoors this summer? Make a visit to the Potawatomi Zoo or to Four Winds Field, two of Michiana’s foremost attractions. The Potawatomi Zoo 500 S. Greenlawn Ave. South Bend, IN 46615 Open daily 10 AM-5 PM The Potawatomi Zoo in South Bend is an excellent way […]

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Summers in South Bend can be hot. Humidity and the summer sun may push the temperatures as high as 90 degrees or more, especially in July and August. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t get outdoors! Even in the dog days of summer, mornings are often pleasant, and even the hottest weeks are broken […]

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