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United Way of Porter County Kinder Camp Prepares Students for Kindergarten Success


United-Way-PC-LogoFor more than three years, United Way of Porter County Kinder Camp has been filling the kindergarten readiness gap for Portage and Valparaiso children who have not had the opportunity to learn in a school-like setting.

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One Thousand Families to Receive Fresh Fruits and Veggies


food-bank-collageSeptember is Hunger Action Month, and the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana is kicking off the nationwide awareness campaign by distributing fresh fruits and veggies, protein, canned goods, and other nutritious items to more than 1,000 Northwest Indiana residents in need of food assistance. The 5th Annual Mobile Market distributions will be held on Thursday, September 1 (3:00 – 6:00pm) at Wicker Memorial Park in Highland, and Wednesday, September 7 (4:00 – 6:00pm) at the Salvation Army South Haven in Valparaiso.

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IU Northwest Accreditation Reaffirmed in 2016


rot1Starting the new academic year with welcome news, Indiana University Northwest’s regional accreditation with the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) via the AQIP Pathway was reaffirmed through 2025-26 last week.

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1st Source Bank Donates to Local Food Pantries with Purchase from Local 4-H Club


1st-Source-4H-Donation-Collage-08-30-16A strong supporter of 4-H, 1st Source was pleased to purchase two carcass pigs to donate their meat to local food pantries in Porter County.

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NIPSCO’s Energy Efficiency Programs Help Customers Save More Than Energy


rot1Northern Indiana is seeing more green by participating in NIPSCO’s energy efficiency programs. So far this year, NIPSCO has issued more than $1 million in incentives to local businesses and nonprofit organizations for making energy-saving upgrades.

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NIH Grants IUSM-NW-G Researchers $1.5 Million to Study How Bacteria are ‘Tricked’ into Destroying Themselves


NIH-research-group-2016Indiana University School of Medicine–NW-G (IUSM-NW-G) researchers discovered that a group of proteins that act as the body’s built-in defense against bacteria use a molecular trick that trigger bacteria to destroy themselves.

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Indiana University Northwest Clubs Kick Off 2016 Fall Semester

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Back to School season is a much different experience when you are headed to college. If you are a student at Indiana University Northwest the return to campus is made that much more exciting by the administration in the Student Activities Department. Every year they organize two weeks of Welcome Back events to make their students more comfortable.

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City of Whiting Opens Doors to Brand New Public Works Facility and Animal Shelter


City-of-Whiting-Opens-Doors-to-Brand-New-Public-Works-Facility-and-Animal-Shelter-01The City of Whiting and the Board of Sanitary Commissioners were proud to showcase the new Whiting Public Works Facility at the recent ribbon cutting held on the morning of Saturday, August 20th, 2016. The new facility also houses the City’s Street Department in addition to the new and expanded Whiting Animal Shelter. To commemorate project completion, Mayor Joe Stahura, Streets and Sanitation Department. leaders, and project consultants and contractors who brought the beautiful new facility to life, came together to conduct an official ribbon cutting this past Saturday.

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Compost in Porter County Makes the Grade in 2016


Compost-piles-compressedPorter County residents who take advantage of free compost from two public compost sites for their gardens are taking home quality material, as reported by A&L Great Lakes Laboratories, Inc., a third party company hired by Porter County Recycling & Waste Reduction to analyze the compost.

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PNW Graduate Finds Success in the Classroom and on the Softball Field


Ashley-StarcevichWhen Ashley Starcevich earned her Purdue University Bachelor’s degree in Biology in May, she was thrilled to be part of the first commencement ceremony held in the Purdue University Northwest James B. Dworkin Student Services and Activities Complex on the PNW Westville campus.

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Purdue University Northwest to Hold Memorial for Professor


Rachel-.SteffensPurdue University Northwest students Psi Chi and Psychology Club on the Westville campus will host a memorial service for Rachel Steffens, assistant professor of Psychology, on Wednesday, Aug. 31, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Library-Student-Faculty Building Assembly Hall, Room 02. Steffens died unexpectedly at the age of 37 on June 13.

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