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 evaluating our programs and have made changes due to the circumstances.

Below are the changes that we are implementing at this time:

  • Senior University: All previously scheduled Senior University spring workshops will be postponed until further notice. Programming will resume once it is determined to be safe for all involved.
  • Scheduled Meetings: We are moving in-person meetings with partners to virtual meetings. If you have a meeting scheduled with CURE in upcoming weeks, we will be contacting you with additional information.

These changes are being made in accordance with IU Northwest and Indiana University policy. Please visit the main IU Northwest webpage for current information.

In the meantime, we encourage you to remain engaged in the following ways:

Explore online, non-credit learning opportunities in a variety of areas, including building your job skills (business, computers, construction and trades, legal and more) and discovering new interests (arts, health and fitness, languages etc.) by visiting our Adult Education webpage.

Learn more about Community Engagement at Indiana University Northwest by visiting the Collaboratory. 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