Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

Dear Campus and Community,

The Center for Urban and Regional Excellence (CURE) extends our wishes for your good health and safety. This is a time of adjustment for all of us, but we want you to know that CURE continues to work to build partnerships between the campus and the community. At this time, the health and safety of our community is of highest priority. As a result, we are continually evaluating our programs and have made changes to face today’s challenges and prepare for tomorrow’s opportunities.

Below are the changes that we have implemented:

  • An expansion of our online presence to include a variety of non-credit, remote learning opportunities for all ages through the following programs:
  • A shift from in-person meetings to virtual meetings.
  • Face-to-face programming and meetings will resume once it is determined to be safe for all involved.

These changes have been made in accordance with IU Northwest and Indiana University policy. Please visit the Campus Updates webpage for additional information.

Students, please be sure to check Canvas daily for important updates. For additional information and back to school pro-tips, visit the Campus Updates webpage.

In addition to exploring our many online offerings, you can also stay engaged by visiting the Collaboratory to learn more about Community Engagement at IU Northwest. Through this online tool, you can discover the many connections we are making with our community partners. You can also learn more about how faculty, staff, students and the community come together to improve the quality of life in Northwest Indiana and beyond.

Finally, we welcome your inquiries for partnership. Complete the easy, online Community Partnership Request Form and tell us about your interest in partnering with CURE and IU Northwest in the future!

Be well,

Ellen Szarleta, Director

Amanda Smith, Assistant Director

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

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.


Phone Number:

(219) 980-6978

Mailing Address:

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