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United Way of Porter County FAFSA Fridays Assist with College Readiness


United-Way-PC-LogoUnited Way of Porter County is offering free FAFSA filing services the second Friday each month now until March 10, 2017 thanks to a new partnership with Valparaiso University.

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Valparaiso University Receives Commitment For An Endowed Chair in Law


rot1Valparaiso University has received an anonymous commitment to establish an endowed chair in the Law School.

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Statue Honors Legacy of Leadership for Purdue Basketball Coach, Alumni Donor


Statue-Honors-Legacy-of-Leadership-for-Purdue-Basketball-Coach-Alumni-DonorPurdue University alumnus Jim Hicks had one simple reason why he sponsored a statue of UCLA basketball coach John Wooden to stand on Purdue’s West Lafayette campus, instead of in Los Angeles.

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The St. Paul Link, September 22, 2016


st-paulHello Saint Paul’s families! My name is Jill Jelinek, and I am the middle school science teacher this year. I am so excited to be here, and I am blessed with amazing middle school students.

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Valparaiso Community Schools: Life Skills and PBIS


Life-Skills-and-PBISBe respectful and be nice.
Be responsible that’s the advice.
Be safe all day long.
Don’t make choices that are wrong.

At Central Elementary in Valparaiso, we end each assembly by singing our school song. We, along with all Valparaiso Community Schools, are a PBIS school. PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports) strives to promote positive behaviors. We are teaching students how to be successful at school, and teaching life skills that will last throughout the rest of their educational career and beyond. We follow four expectations: Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Safe and Be Supportive. How do we practice these and how can you practice at home?

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13 Complete New Purdue Northwest Forensic Accounting Certificate Program


Purdue-Northwest-colorThirteen individuals have completed the first offering of Purdue University Northwest’s new Forensic Accounting Certificate Program.

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MCHS/Horizon Bank ‘Wolves Branch’ Continues to Help Educate Student Employees

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The partnership between Horizon Bank and Michigan City High School, that got off the ground in 2013, led to the opening of the Wolves Branch in the high school in early 2014 and has had an increasingly positive impact on both current and former students who have worked at the branch. The skills they learn are invaluable tools that will help them succeed throughout their lives.

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Valparaiso University Ranks No. 4 in Midwest as Undergraduate Enrollment Continues to Climb


rot1For the 28th consecutive year, Valparaiso University has been identified as one of the best universities in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report magazine. In the 2017 edition, released today, Valpo is the No. 4 Best Regional University, among more than 140 universities in the category, and is ranked No. 1 in the Midwest for both Best Value and Best Undergraduate Teaching.

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NW Indiana Farmers Converge and Learn at Pinney Purdue Field Day


NW-Indiana-Farmers-Converge-and-Learn-at-Pinney-Purdue-Field-Day-2016_01More than 400 northern Indiana and southern Michigan farmers – representing more than a half million farmed acres – gathered Wednesday, August 24, to hear the latest research-based information about the business of farming. And while the people who grow our food were reminded not to leverage the farm during this economic downturn in the agricultural business, they also learned about the potential for growing hops to meet the demand of the growing craft beer business.

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South Shore Leadership Center Announces Affiliation with Purdue University Northwest


South-Shore-Leadership-CenterIn an important step to further enhance its role as the region’s provider of premier community leadership programs, The South Shore Leadership Center (SSLC) announced today it has entered into a collaboration agreement with Purdue University Northwest (PNW) to develop an expanded range of leadership programs and services designed to address the needs of private, public and not-for-profit participants.

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Northwest Communication Consulting to Participate in 2016 Heart Walk


Northwest-Communication-Consulting-to-Participate-in-Heart-Walk-2016Northwest Communication Consulting, a not-for-profit consulting firm, will participate in the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk on Sept. 17.

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