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Methodist Hospitals to Hold Donate Life Flag Raising Ceremony

Methodist Hospitals will hold a Donate Life Flag Raising Ceremony to build organ and tissue donation awareness and encourage staff to register their decisions to save lives through the Hospitals for Hope Campaign.

Hospital employees, leadership and community members will be in attendance. The event will be held on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Methodist Hospitals Northlake Campus, Lower Level Lobby, 600 …

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Smida Recognized for Research and Education

Dr. Besma Smida began collaborating with CIVS to develop an interactive virtual reality simulation examining radio frequency propagation for airplane air-to-ground systems. Her collaboration with the Center is now working to develop a STEM summer camp for middle school students and teachers.

Dr. Smida has been at Purdue University Calumet since 2009. She recently received a prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER Award to conduct research …

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Valparaiso University Honors Educators

VALPARAISO — The Committee to Enhance Learning and Teaching at Valparaiso University has selected Robert Clark, Ph.D., assistant professor of chemistry, and Douglas Tougaw, Ph.D., professor of electrical and computer engineering, as the recipients of the Valparaiso University Excellence in Teaching Award for 2015–2016. The awards recognize a number of outstanding undergraduate faculty members each year for general teaching excellence, with particular attention to course …

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Sounds By South Bend Music Festival

SOUTH BEND – The third-annual Sounds By South Bend Music Festival kicks off on theevening of Thursday, May 7, 2015 and continues through Saturday, May 9, 2015. Sounds BySouth Bend Music Festival is a 3-day live music festival featuring 50 local and regional bandsplaying original music in 15 venues in Downtown South Bend, River Park Neighborhood, andthe Near Northwest Neighborhood.

Festival …

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Higher Education Roundup of 2015 Legislative Session

Several bills related to Indiana higher education were successful in this year’s legislative session, including many aligned to the Indiana Commission for Higher Education’s goals for increased college completion, academic quality and return on investment.

The following key higher education policies have been signed into law or await the Governor’s signature:

2016-2017 State Budget (House Enrolled Act 1001)

Return and Complete: The budget includes …

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Lt. Governor Ellspermann Congratulates Indiana Cities

INDIANAPOLIS – Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann congratulates municipalities throughout Indiana who are in the national spotlight for their hard work and planning for current and future community and economic development opportunities. Indianapolis was selected as the site for a National Promise Zone and eleven other communities were named quarter-finalists in the America’s Best Communities competition.

“This is an exciting time for community planning and economic …

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Women invited to Health Education Program May 13

SCHERERVILLE –Attendees will learn about medical and surgical options for joints and the feet from experts in orthopedics and podiatry during a free Listen Up, Ladies! event, presented by Franciscan Alliance’s Spirit of Women health education program, May 13. The session will take place from 4:30 to 8 p.m. at Briar Ridge Country Club, 123 Country Club Drive.

John Pomponi, DO, will discuss …

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Museum Days at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

INDIANAPOLIS – The Hall of Fame Museum is pleased to announce two days of special activities at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 19-20 in anticipation and celebration of the 99th Running of the Indianapolis 500. To make reservations for any event, call 317-492-6779.

Highlights of the two days include:

Rides in the cars that paced the races!
For a fee, one can take two …

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Explore the South Shore to Offer Games, Entertainment

HAMMOND— The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority will be hosting their annual Explore the South Shore event onSaturday, May 9 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.at the Indiana Welcome Center.

The first 250 families to arrive at the building for Explore the South Shore will receive a regional passport of savings from participating organizations to use over the summer, and the …

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Porter Health Care System Presents “Pink at Portage”

Porter Health Care System will host “Pink at Portage” from 7 a.m. to Noon on Saturday, May 9 in the Women’s Center at Portage Hospital, located at 3630 Willowcreek Road in Portage. “Pink at Portage” offers women getting their mammography screenings a complimentary brunch and massage one Saturday a month.

Mammograms are an essential tool to the early detection of breast cancer. Early detection is …

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