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PNW Women in Engineering and Technology Organization Awards 2 Scholarships

2017-Women-in-Engin-2-std-scholarships-sp17Purdue University Northwest students Kara Vizena of Hobart and Erin Deal of Valparaiso each have received $1,000 scholarships from PNW’s Women in Engineering and Technology student organization. Vizena is an electrical and computer engineering technology major. Deal is studying construction engineering and management technology.

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$10 Million in State Grants Available to Develop Teachers in High-Need 'STEM' Subjects

exxcel-stem-club-010The Indiana Commission for Higher Education is accepting applications for the state’s STEM Teacher Recruitment Fund grants until Friday, June 30, 2017. The $10 million grant program was created by the Indiana General Assembly in 2013 to support organizations working to recruit, prepare, place and retain educators in schools where there are shortages of teachers with training and expertise in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subject areas.

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Valparaiso University Holds Class of 2017 Undergraduate Graduation


After spending years of hard work and dedicating themselves to their undergraduate study, the students of Valparaiso University celebrated the end of the long road to graduation Sunday afternoon.

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Calumet College of St. Joseph Holds Graduation for Class of 2017


After years of commitment and dedication to their studies, students of Calumet College of St. Joseph celebrated their hard earned graduation Saturday afternoon in Hammond. Though the weather threatened storms and rain fell, nothing could stop the smiles and laughter of those about to receive their degrees.

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McDonald's of La Porte County, Michigan City Police Department Team to Build 58 Bikes for Local Kids


It was a rainy Saturday morning, but that didn’t stop the Michigan City Police Department from welcoming dozens of local kids and their families to the station for Build-A-Bike Day, where with the help of volunteers and community leaders, kids assembled new and top of the line bikes perfect for future sunny days

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Off Duty Indiana State Police Trooper Saves Dyer Man

Off-Duty-Indiana-State-Police-Trooper-Saves-Dyer-ManLast Friday, at approximately 6:00 p.m., Trooper Thomas Maymi, was off duty in his personal vehicle going east, at the intersection of US 20 and Waverly Road when he saw a gray SUV going west with an elderly female frantically steering the SUV from the front passenger seat. She steered the SUV south onto Waverly Rd, nearly striking a telephone pole, went across a gravel parking lot and into high grass where the SUV came to a stop due to the wet and muddy ground.

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2017 Northwest Indiana Graduation Station


Of all the events we see throughout the year, graduations and commencements are the ones that most embody our good news mission. To see all the hard work put in and out of the classroom by students, parents, teachers, coaches, families and friends culminate in one event, with everyone across the school celebrating the same thing, it's just awesome.

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South Shore Line Announces Free Shuttle Service to the Beach

South Shore Line logoIn partnership with the National Park Service and the Dunes Learning Center, the South Shore Line announced today that the free shuttle bus service to Miller beaches will resume Memorial Day weekend.

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The St. Paul Link, May 18, 2017

st-paulI’m sure you’ve seen those posters and cards that list twenty plus ways to say hello or good-bye in languages from around the world. There are ones for thank you also, but even twenty plus ways of saying thank you wouldn’t fully express the gratitude I have for all our Saint Paul Catholic School parents and the great 2016-17 school year that is oh, so quickly, coming to a close. Every August brings a new year that sparkles with its possibilities—how far can these students go in 180 days of quality academics? As a principal, I ponder the ways that we as a staff can bring out the best in every student, but conversely at this time of year, I find my-self spending a great deal of time marveling at all the wonderful things that students have brought out in us.

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The City of Whiting is Making Waves with a Floating Playground in Lake Michigan


Stay wet, stay active, stay happy with the new floating water park off the Lake Michigan shore of Whihala Beach in Whiting!

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A New Chellberg Farm Family is Making the Farm Cool Again

New-Chellberg-Farm-Family-is-Making-the-Farm-Cool-Again-2017_01Years ago, Annette Hansen and her son stopped by the Chellberg Farm in Porter to see the animals. There were pigs to pet, cows to moo with, and chickens to peck and poke.

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