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City of Hammond, College Bound Launches New Web-Site

rot5Mayor Thomas M. McDermott announces the College Bound Scholarship program has launched a new, fresh, easier to navigate web-site last week to appeal more with today’s College population. The old site was launched in 2007 before the rise of mobile web-browsing and was not compatible with modern coding standards. The new site has fully compatible desktop and mobile/ tablet versions.

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Purdue University North Central Accepting Fall MBA Registrations

PNCPurdue University North Central has opened registration for the fall 2016 MBA program and is now accepting applications from students interested in earning a Master of Business Administration degree.

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Flint Lake K-­Kids Serving Others in 2016

Flint-Lake-K-Kids-2016-01Flint Lake is proud to be one of several of the Valparaiso elementary schools to have a K-Kids organization. K-Kids is a branch of Kiwanis made up entirely of kids. We’ve had K-Kids at Flint Lake for two years, and it was started by a group of former Flint Lake students that are now high schoolers. At Flint Lake, we went from having around 20 students last year to now having 60! It’s a fun and important group because we bring together a mix of personalities and focus upon helping others to the best of our ability.

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2016 Valparaiso High School National Merit Scholarship Finalists Announced

VHS-National-Merit-Scholarship-Finalists-2016VHS proudly Congratulates the following students who have been named National Merit Scholarship Finalists!

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U.S. Department of Energy and National Science Foundation Award Valparaiso University Funding for Physics Research

rot1Valparaiso University acquired a $210,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and a $129,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for nuclear physics research.

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South Shore CVA Offers Job Shadowing Opportunities to Portage High School Students in 2016


Fifty eight Portage High School students spent a day at the Visitors Center in Highland job shadowing employees from the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority. Students from AP Programming, Entrepreneurship, and the Microsoft Imagine Academy (Digital Applications & Responsibility) were in attendance.

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Ben Franklin Reads

Ben-Franklin-Reads-02-01-16Making time for reading is crucial to student success. In today’s educational world, copious standards and mandated testing often make it challenging to include time for free reading. The benefits of reading are well documented. Readers are exposed to more background knowledge and vocabulary than students who rarely read.

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‘Outstanding’ Purdue Calumet Technology Alumnus, Highland Resident Honored

Celestin-Chad-Niaz-Zahraee-and-Keon-1115Chad Celestin, whose successful class project as a Purdue University Calumet student blossomed into a job for the Strack & Van Til food market chain, is the first recipient of the university’s College of Technology Outstanding Graduate Alumni Award.

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Superintendent for Public Instruction, Glenda Ritz, Visits Calumet College of St. Joseph in Whiting, Indiana for Fourth Annual Brunch to Benefit the Quentin P. Smith Endowment Program

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Calumet College of St. Joseph in Whiting, Indiana held a special luncheon this weekend, to host a very special visitor, Indiana state Superintendent for Public Instruction Glenda Ritz, to their annual Dr. Quentin P. Smith CCSJ STEM scholarship brunch.

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The St. Paul Link, February 4, 2016

st-paulIt is hard to believe that the holy season of Lent will be here in less than 5 days. Lent is always a time to turn inward and to examine our lives and how we are living out our baptismal promises. During Lent the Church also encourages us to look outward to the less fortunate living among us and to act in a way to better their lives. His Holiness Pope Francis has proclaimed this year as a Year of Mercy. What a wonderful concept to reflect on as we approach and enter into Lent. How can we better live out mercy in our lives during this coming Lent? The Pope offered in one of his public appearances how we can embrace the call to be merciful to our fellow humans:

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IU Northwest Opens 2016 Spring Enrollment for Adult Education Classes

rot1The Center for Urban and Regional Excellence at Indiana University Northwest offers a leading Adult Education Program that promotes professional development, lifelong learning and personal enrichment for residents throughout Northwest Indiana.

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