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IU Northwest Kicks off 2014 Homecoming with Alumni Awards

JessicaPalfiSandyBecker 10 14A University’s Homecoming is a time for connecting old and new friends. For expressing gratitude. For showing pride. This time-honored tradition has taken root at Indiana University Northwest and seems to grow more momentous with each passing celebration.

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The St. Paul Link: October 31, 2014

st-paulIn our previous white envelope, every family received a letter from Dr. Barbara O’Block, the superintendent of the Diocese of Gary schools. The letter explained how the diocesan schools are now accredited not only by the state of Indiana, but also the national accreditation group, AdvancED. Part of the process of accreditation is surveying all stakeholders about issues rele- vant to individual school districts or corporations. The first survey we are doing as a diocese covers the area of Catholic identity. Within the letter you received was an access code to the survey. The diocese needs and wants your input in this process.

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A Valpo Life That Matters Roundup: October 2014


Four additions have been made to our Life that Matters series for the month of October 2014! This month we profile a fashionista, a big-hearted woman, a family man, a nurse, and an entrepreneur in the making.

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PNC Inducts Inaugural International Honor Society in Business

Honor-soc-2014-pnc-1Purdue University North Central held an induction ceremony for the new chapter of Delta Mu Delta Honor Society, Nu Kappa, for PNC’s College of Business. The ceremony took place on September 10, and the induction of the 29 new members took place at a dinner on October 30, at Blue Chip Casino.

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American College of Sports Medicine to host Conference at Radisson Hotel

lakemichiganThe Midwest Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine will be hosting its 42nd annual meeting on Nov. 7 and 8 at Radisson Hotel Star Plaza. The chapter’s past president and chair of the 2014 planning committee, Michael Kushnick, Ph. D., stated that more than 450 attendees are expected to attend the meeting.

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Valpo Parks Briefs, October 30, 2014

valpo-parksVisit the Valpo Parks website for information on all programs at Registration is available online for most programs, in person at the Parks Office at 3210 N. Campbell St., or by phone at 219.462.5144.

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Porter County Career and Technical Center is Holding a Fundraiser at Bob Evans in Valparaiso

pcctclogoOn November 6th and 7th 15% of all purchases, carry out or dine in, made at Bob Evans in Chesterton or Valparaiso with a flier present will go directly to the Career Center. This money will mainly be used to replace the Career Centers old parer towel dispensers. Healthy hand washing is extremely important especially during the cold season. The remainder of the money will go to lowering the cost per student for the Health Occupation Students of America spring leadership conference. Leadership conferences are huge scholarship opportunities and promote self esteem and help unlock unknown potential.

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