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Purdue North Central Sets Enrollment Record in 2014

PNCPurdue University North Central set an all-time enrollment record this fall. The 2014 – 2015 academic year opened Monday, Aug. 25 with a record 6,177 students, a 1 percent increase in students over the fall semester of 2013.

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Upcoming Events Planned at Confucius Institute at Valparaiso University

rot1Chinese guest artists from Beijing, Hangzhou, and Nanjing will delight audiences with traditional and contemporary works at the 7th annual Great Lakes Confucius Institute Music Festival, September 21-29 on the Valparaiso University campus. Instrumentalists and dancers will share the stage with a children’s choir, guest conductors, and premieres of commissioned new music on ancient themes. Also featured will be collaborations with the Windiana Concert Band, and 350 high school players from three states co-hosted by the Valparaiso University Symphony.

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George Will To Talk Baseball at Purdue North Central Sinai Forum

George-WillThe Purdue University North Central Sinai Forum continues its 61st season with George F. Will, syndicated columnist in more than 450 newspapers and weekly guest on the ABC News program "This Week." The author of 13 books, Will has won a Pulitzer Prize for Commentary and the Bradley Prize for Outstanding Intellectual Achievement.

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The St. Paul Link, September 11, 2014

st-paulI’d like to take a moment of your time to introduce myself. My name is Lisa Hargarten and you can find me on the upper level of Saint Paul School where I teach Middle School Health and Religion to my 6th grade Homeroom class. I come to Saint Paul School with a sense of famili- arity as I have previously taught in the Gary Diocese for nearly fifteen years. My early years of teaching began at Wheeler and Boone Grove High Schools where I served as a Pre-Vocational Education Coordinator. Shortly thereafter, I was very fortunate to have been able to take an eleven year hiatus to raise my young children. I cherish those full-time years spent together with them at home. I, then, returned to teaching and found my niche with the Diocese teaching Physical Educa- tion to grades K through 8th. I taught at both Nativity of Our Savior School in Portage and at St. Patrick School in Chesterton. Thus, coming to Saint Paul is a very similar fit. I, once again, am blessed to be with another fine group of professionals who are devoted to their calling of teaching in a Catholic school.

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PNC Hosts September 17 Constitution Day Activities

PNCPurdue University North Central will observe Constitution Day on Wednesday, Sept. 17 with activities offered on campus, including a free showing of the Academy Award winning movie, “Lincoln.” The events are free and open to the public.

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Valparaiso University Ranks No. 5 in Midwest, Continues to Top U.S. News List for 26 Consecutive Years

rot1For the 26th straight year, Valparaiso University has been identified as one of the best universities in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report magazine. In the 2015 edition, released today, Valpo is the No. 5 Best Regional University, among more than 140 universities in the category, and is ranked No. 2 in the Midwest for Best Undergraduate Teaching.

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Recycling District, Metro Recycling Promote School Video Contest

metro-recyclingThe Recycling and Waste Reduction District of Porter County in partnership with Metro Recycling invites Porter County schools to help celebrate America Recycles Day on Nov. 15 by competing in the “Recycling is Cool!” video contest this fall.

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