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Valparaiso University Ranked as a Top College by Forbes

rot1Valparaiso University has achieved recognition by Forbes 2016 rankings as one of the top 75 colleges in the Midwest and regularly appears in Forbes Magazine’s “America’s Top Colleges” list.

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Local Students Helping Family-Owned Company Roll


For Northwest Indiana residents, the Dunes offer an escape from daily life. After a long day at work, Valparaiso natives can be at the beach in 25 minutes and enjoy dinner and the sunset. For a weekend escape, La Porte dwellers only have to drive 40 minutes for great hiking trails, swimming, and wildlife. But where do the people of the region go when they want to bike the lakefront?

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North Central Campus Business Leadership Club Earns Society for Human Resource Management Merit Award

puw-shrmThe Purdue University Northwest student chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) at the North Central Campus has received the 2015-16 Student Chapter Merit Award designation from the Society for Human Resource Management for providing exceptional growth and development opportunities to its members.

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Kayla Lee: Helping Children Learn, Grow & Thrive at Duneland Y


Kayla Lee is the lead teacher for four-year old children at the Duneland YMCA Early Learning Facility. Lee says she’s had a life-long passion for helping children. She’s been working with children of all ages for ten years. While still in high school, she worked at the Duneland YMCA Early Learning Facility as a child care assistant. Lee then went on to graduate from Purdue North Central with a BA in Social Work, and came back to continue her work with children at the Y.

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Purdue Northwest ‘Small Business Consulting’ Students Seeking Employer Clients

Purdue-Northwest-colorLocal small business owners can receive free consulting services this fall from Purdue University Northwest business students.

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Purdue University Northwest Sinai Forum Presents Five Dynamic Speakers in 2016

Purdue-Northwest-colorThe 63rd season of the Purdue University Northwest Sinai Forum will open Sunday, Sept. 11 at 4 p.m. (CT) with a presentation by noted television news reporter Ted Koppel.

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Valpo Reads A Book selects The Book of Unknown Americans

VRAB-City-ScapeThe Valpo Reads A Book project is pleased to announce a new book selection for 2016, The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henríquez.

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Engaging Educators Talk Positive Aspects of School at Ideas in Motion Media Roundtable


It may be summer but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some great things happening at schools across Northwest Indiana. Ideas in Motion Media was pleased to welcome four educators across three counties to share some stories of students and programs that are going above and beyond to develop students - the future of our region.

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Purdue Northwest’s CIVS Research Center Selected to Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute, Recently Announced by President Obama

Purdue-Northwest-colorPurdue University Northwest’s Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS) has been selected to become part of a national manufacturing network designed to fuel industry growth and innovation.

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Purdue University Northwest Assumes Accreditation in Teacher Education

Purdue-Northwest-colorThe seven-year, continued accreditation recently received by the former Purdue University Calumet College of Education and Purdue University North Central Department of Education is applicable to the new Purdue University Northwest.

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PNW Graduate Finds “A Tremendous Sense of Fulfillment” in Social Work

PNW-Graduate-Finds-A-Tremendous-Sense-of-Fulfillment-in-Social-WorkJamie Lynn Dillon would like to have a career that will allow her to “improve the quality of life and well-being of others.” After graduating with honors from Purdue University North Central with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, she is ready to follow what she calls “my true calling in life.”

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