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PNW Receives $880,000+ Grant for Virtual Reality to Support Training for Digital Manufacturing Technologists

Chandramouli-MageshPurdue University Northwest has received an $881,425 grant from the National Science Foundation to provide training for digital manufacturing technologists.

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Project Neighbors Newsletter, March 17, 2017


We’ve come a long way since 2011 when NEO was incorporated. Since then, we have served over 3500 students in our alternative high school and adult education program, and helped 1300 earn their high school diploma, 27 become US Citizens, and over 500 adults learn English as a second language.

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Center Township School Board Appointment Application Available

Center-Township-TrusteeThe Center Township Board of Porter County, Indiana, is encouraging any interested resident of Center Township to submit written information indicating a desire to serve on the Board of Education, Valparaiso Community Schools. Along with the written application, the following criteria apply to any applicant:

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Food Bank of Northwest Indiana, Northwest Indiana McDonald’s Owners Announce Pantry on the Go Program Will Continue for 7th Year

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The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana and Northwest Indiana McDonald’s Owners/Operators (NIMO) today announced that Pantry on the Go, the mobile food distribution program that serves more than 350,000 individuals in Northwest Indiana each year, will return for its seventh consecutive year in 2017. Pantry on the Go serves up to 250 meals each week to households across the Region between March and the end of the year.

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Local Leaders Giving Back With Tower Park Renovation

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Thursday afternoon, the Valparaiso Parks Foundation welcomed a group of extraordinary people for the announcement of the upcoming year’s goals and objectives to renovate a beloved, 50-year-old park.

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Calvary Link: Look Forward

Calvary-Link-The-Way-2017I'm back to work today after spending some much needed time with my family in Texas. I sure wasn’t expecting winter’s latest sleight of hand trick when we landed in Chicago yesterday! Another blustery snowstorm after a stretch of mild, spring-like weather. Wow! But it is very good to be back home in Indiana. And I know spring is coming; it always does.

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The St. Paul Link, March 16, 2017

The-Link-March-16-2017On Monday, March 13, and Tuesday, March 14, Mrs. Randazzo’s and Mrs. Poulin’s seventh graders presented their play JUST IMAGINE! at the Chicago Street Theatre. Monday evening’s two performances were for parents and families of the 49 seventh graders. Tues-day’s performances were for the Saint Paul students.

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VNA Seeking Meals on Wheels Volunteers

rot1VNA Meals on Wheels needs volunteers for the Portage area. Interested in spending an hour or so once a week, once a month, or whatever fits in your schedule, helping deliver a hot, nutritious lunch to a homebound senior? Sometimes, the VNA Meals on Wheels volunteer is the only person that senior may see all day.

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Kids Ride the South Shore Line Free All Spring Break Long

South-Shore-Kids-Ride-Free-2016With spring break right around the corner, the South Shore Line (SSL) is reminding riders about its Kids Ride Free program. Kids Ride Free is part of the SSL’s ongoing efforts to provide affordable and convenient transportation to and from South Bend, cities in Northwest Indiana and Chicago.

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A Golden Opportunity Raises Over $340,000 for Opportunity Enterprises

OE-Golden-Opportunity-2017Tears coupled with laughs and tuxes and tickets to sporting and arts events set the stage for A Golden Opportunity, the 25th Annual Gala in honor of 50 years of service for Opportunity Enterprises, presented by Delta Theta Tau. Classic gold décor marked the 50 years and contemporary items including a gorgeous white gold and blue topaz necklace raffle prize, Chicago Cubs ring ceremony tickets, high end grill and accessories, and a variety of experiences completed the evening.

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PNW CHESS Art Gallery Honors Women’s History Month in 2017

PNW-CHESS-Art-Gallery-Honors-Womens-History-Month-2017_01Women’s history month will be heavily celebrated by the Purdue University Northwest CHESS art gallery exhibiters beginning with the Empowering Women: Art and Photography Exhibit on March 23, from 6-9 p.m. at 6725 Kennedy Ave.

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