Building and Sustaining Community

Since 2004

The Center for Urban and Regional Excellence (CURE) at Indiana University Northwest engages the University and the community in the creation of positive, sustainable and impactful programs and initiatives. CURE works collaboratively with organizations in all sectors to promote continued learning, solution-based interaction and mutually-beneficial partnerships in our communities. 

Since its inception in 2004, CURE has worked to support the community, faculty, staff, and students in forming long-term partnerships, which serve as the foundation of engagement activities. To learn more about CURE’s engagement activities, please browse our webpage.

Visit the IUN Collaboratory to learn more about how CURE engages with the community.

IU Northwest Bicentennial

Community Engagement Celebration

April 23, 2019

In collaboration with the Indiana University Office of the Bicentennial, IU Northwest will host a Community Engagement Celebration on Tuesday, April 23, with activities occurring from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at various locations within the Savannah Center. For details, see the Schedule of Events.

The Celebration, which is free and open to the public, is part of IU Northwest’s observance of IU’s Bicentennial, a multi-year, multi-campus program to recognize and chronicle IU history, showcase the university’s significant contributions to the world, and set a course for the next century.

The Celebration will include a welcome by the Chancellor, keynote speaker, Dr. Angela Johnson-Wells, performances by the South Shore Dance Alliance, and presentations by faculty and/or community partners. The Celebration will also serve as the official launch for Collaboratory, a publicly accessible, cloud-based software for documenting community engagement activities.

Registration: Registration for the Celebration is encouraged, but not required.

Parking: Parking will be free for the duration of the Celebration. The closest parking to the Savannah Center is located in parking lot 2 on the north side of the campus (campus parking map).

2019-2020 CURE Community Engagement

Student Fellowships


Applications are Accepted on a Rolling Basis

Undergraduate Fellowship

Will provide selected individuals with opportunities for leadership development and meaningful engagement experiences that are of mutual benefit to the partner organizations.

Graduate Fellowship

The selected Graduate Fellow will work collaboratively with the Director and Assistant Director of CURE in developing partnerships and enhancing student engaged learning experiences.



Phone Number:

(219) 980-6978

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Mailing Address:

Center for Urban and Regional Excellence
Indiana University Northwest
Library Conference Center, Room 203
3400 Broadway
Gary, Indiana 46408