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Education

VU to host SLYCE Youth Leadership Program

South-Shore-Leadership-CenterThe South Shore Leadership Youth for Community Engagement (SLYCE) program is having their 7th session of the year-long program at Valparaiso University on Tuesday, August 5 from 8 am to 4:30 pm. The session’s topic is “Regional Issues: Overcoming Obstacles.” The day will include a presentation by Wade Breitzke, President of WeCreateMedia, Keith Kirpatrick, President & CEO of the South Shore Leadership Center, and other key region leaders. A bus tour of Valparaiso will be included and participants will also work on their community service projects. Between 11 am and 12 pm, there will be a special “brick” ceremony that will incorporate the first class of SLYCE participants who graduated in 2013 and the current class.

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Ride the Trails to School and Work this Summer

Bike-rackBike trails abound in our neighborhood and Calumet College of St. Joseph is making it easier to ride your bike to school/work. Thanks to Rob Bussie, Dr. Joan Crist, and students Morgan Balcom and Gabriel Cisneros-Lopez, there is now a great bike rack in the parking lot. These members of the college’s Wellness Committee hope students and employees will ride the trails and gain health benefits and work off stress as they go to and from CCSJ.

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Girl Scout Educates Kids About Disabilities

gold-award-project-BGC 3Kate Brogan, a 17-year-old at Valparaiso High School and dedicated Girl Scout, set up shop in the Boys and Girls Club of Valparaiso Friday afternoon to teach young children what it means to grow up with a developmental disability. The project will allow Brogan to achieve her Gold Award, the highest distinction for a Girl Scout.

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Dworkin: Unification, New Name Will Help Create Regional "Powerhouse" at Purdue Northwest

james-dworkion-mugPurdue University North Central Chancellor James Dworkin said the unification between PNC and Purdue University Calumet will create “a powerhouse in the northwest part of the state” and that both campuses will be “stronger through unification” shortly after the Purdue University trustees selected "Purdue Northwest" as the name of the unified university.

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Purdue University Northwest Chosen as Name for Unified Regional Campus

james-dworkion-mugThe Purdue Board of Trustees on Friday (July 18) approved Purdue University Northwest as the name of the unified Calumet and North Central campuses.

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Please Join Culver's in Partnering with Valpo Schools Foundation for our 3rd Annual Back to School Drive

Valpo-Schools-FoundationAs another New School Year gets under way, Culver’s of Valparaiso will be hosting our 3rd Annual School Supplies Drive from July 28th through August 24th.

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Valparaiso Community Schools On-Line Onsite Registration for the 2014-15 School Year

vhsOnline registration begins on Monday - August 4th at 8:00 a.m. Each school will have staff and computer labs available on August 4th through August 6th from 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.

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