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Worth Waiting for! Commencement 1st, Then a Personally-delivered Diploma 18 Years Later


Valerie-Gonzalez-2017Valerie Gonzalez didn’t give much thought initially to the fact her diploma failed to arrive in her home mailbox after she had participated in Purdue University Calumet Commencement Exercises back in the spring of 1999.

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South Shore Line Expands Bikes on Train Program to Weekday Trains


SSL-Bikes-on-Trains-2017Now you can ride your bike to work from the train station! The South Shore Line’s (SSL) Bikes on Trains program is now being offered on two morning and evening rush-hour weekday trains in addition to select weekend trains. Bike cars will be available on select weekend/holiday and select weekday trains from April through October.

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PCACS Starting Ramp Building Season, Ramp Recipients Sought


pcacs-rampPorter County Aging and Community Services is launching a new season of its ramp program.

The agency is seeking Porter County individuals who need assistance accessing their homes due to mobility issues. Renters must have permission from the homeowner to have a ramp installed.

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Porter County Recycling Announces 2017 Collection Schedule


bottlesPorter County Recycling and Waste Reduction will help Porter County residents safely dispose of their old pesticides, gasoline, fluorescent light bulbs and other products that contain corrosive, toxic, ignitable or reactive ingredients at six household hazardous waste collection events this year.

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Calumet College St Joseph Prepares Students for the Future with the EEON Program


ccsj-eeon-2017-1It is not enough to go through school with perfect grades anymore. Yes, those A’s look great on paper, but it now as important as ever to be able to tell your future employer, ‘I have experience.’

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Valpo Alumni Commit $1 Million to University Writing Center and College of Engineering


vu-1859Valparaiso University alumni Judith “Judy” Rockett ’60 Beumer and Richard “Dick” Beumer ’59 have committed $1 million to establish endowed funds in support of the University Writing Center and the College of Engineering. The gift will be equally divided between the Judith L. Beumer Endowed Writing Program Fund and the Beumer College of Engineering Fund.

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Registration Now Open for 2017 Girl Scout Summer Day Camp


Worlds-of-Girl-Scouting-2All Girl Scouts now can register for the annual Valparaiso/Washington Twp. Area Girl Scout Day Camp. ”Zoom into Nature” is the theme for this summer’s Girl Scout Day Camp at Butternut Springs June 12-16, 2017.

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2017 Award Winners Announced at Mayor's Commission on Disabilities 31st Annual Awards Breakfast and Resource Fair


Hammond-Commission-on-Disabilities-Award-Winners-2017Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. announces the 2017 award winners at the Mayor's Commission on Disabilities 31st Annual Awards Breakfast and Resource Fair which took place this morning at the Dynasty Banquet Hall.

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"Leaders Giving Back" Campaign to Renovate Tower Park


Valpo-Parks-Leaders-Giving-Back-Campaign-to-Renovate-Tower-ParkThis is YOUR park Valparaiso! You are invited to join an extraordinary list of notable athletes and community leaders who have come together to help renovate Tower Park for a next generation of kids, families and adults.

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Henrietta Lacks Family Members Discuss Her Legacy at IUN Event


Henrietta-Lacks-Family-Members-Discuss-Her-Legacy-at-IUN-EventIndiana University Northwest Chancellor William J. Lowe, and the campus’s One Book … One Campus … One Community… Reading Initiative, recently introduced a packed auditorium to two family members of Henrietta Lacks, a woman whose cells were taken without her knowledge in the 1950s. Her story, chronicled in “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot, sparked an ongoing bioethical and racial debate. Veronica Robinson and Shirley Lacks, the great-granddaughter and daughter-in-law of Henrietta Lacks, discussed Henrietta’s legacy as the origin of many breakthroughs in medicine, as well as the family’s struggle with the ethics of how her cells were acquired.

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Brain Balance Achievement Centers: Vacation Destination for Kids Who Struggle


Brain-Balance-Achievement-Centers-Vacation-Destination-for-Kids-Who-StruggleVacation planning tips for families with children who struggle with sensory, social and behavioral issues.

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