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PNW Earns Military Friendly Distinction

WESTVILLE – Purdue University Northwest has been named to the 2017 Military Friendly Schools list as compiled by Victory Media Inc. The list honors the nation’s top schools that welcome America’s military service members, veterans and spouses as students and help to ensure their success on campus.

PNW is one of more than 1,200 institutions earning the Military Friendly® School designation. More than 8,000 schools …

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Chancellor Emeritus James Dworkin Book Signing

WESTVILLE – James B. Dworkin, chancellor emeritus of Purdue University North Central, will host a signing of his recently published children’s book, “The Dog and the Jet Ski” from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 30 in the campus bookstore located on the lower level of the Library-Student-Faculty Building at Purdue Northwest’s Westville Campus. Books will be available for purchase.

This is Dworkin’s …

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Organizations Support Imagination Library Project

CROWN POINT — Two local organizations have come together in support of a community based literacy project. The Crown Point Rotary Club and the Crown Point Community Foundation contributed $2,500 each allowing 200 children to participate in the Dolly Parton Imagination Library project. With additional support from Crown Point Rotary, 300 children are now enrolled!

The Dolly Parton Imagination Library is a literacy based program. …

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NIPSCO Protects Customers from Utility Scammers

MERRILLVILLE — Electric and natural gas providers across the United States and Canada are joining forces to protect customers from long-running scams targeting their customers.

The Utilities United Against Scams collaboration has designated November 16 as Utilities United Against Scams Day. This day will be supported by a weeklong campaign with content focused on exposing the tricks scammers use to steal money from customers, and …

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Lake Michigan College Madrigal Feast

BENTON TOWNSHIP, MI – The Lake Michigan College Performing Arts and History departments will collaborate to present the college’s Fourth Annual Madrigal Feast on Thursday, December 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the North Lobby of The Mendel Center.

Attendees will be transported to the year 1680 in southwest Michigan to join the territorial governor of New France, Spanish ambassadors, Huron peoples and others at the …

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PNW Names Admissions Executive Director

HAMMOND & WESTVILLE – A 20-year, higher education enrollment management professional is Purdue University Northwest’s new executive director of admissions.

Jeff Lochowicz has joined the PNW enrollment management unit after previously serving as senior assistant dean of admissions at Marquette University of Milwaukee, Wis.

Experience and leadership

Lochowicz brings comprehensive, customer-focused, data-driven and service-oriented experience and leadership to Indiana’s fifth largest university. Some 15,286 …

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Crown Point Community Foundation Announces New President

CROWN POINT — The Crown Point Community Foundation is thrilled to introduce you to Mary B. Nielsen, recently chosen as Pat Huber’s successor as President of the Crown Point Community Foundation (CPCF). She is responsible in providing professional leadership and assistance to the officers and Board of Directors and overseeing the growth and development of the Foundation.

Mary brings to this position more than 27 …

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Ivy Tech Welcomes New Associate Director of Admissions

VALPARAISO — Ivy Tech Community College recently welcomed Megan Juchcinski as the new Associate Director of Admissions at its Valparaiso campus in northwest Indiana.

She comes to Ivy Tech from Franklin College in Franklin, Ind., where she served as senior admissions counselor. She graduated from the University of Indianapolis, where she also worked in admissions. Megan Juchcinski grew up in Portage, Indiana, having graduated from …

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Centier Bank Provides Senior Living Environments

GARY – Thanks to Centier Bank, residents of Woodlake Village III in Gary, IN will live in a safer and even more secure living environment. Centier Bank recently joined CRA Partners and is helping vulnerable seniors by funding the Senior Crimestoppers program to protect those who live and work in this local care facility.

CRA Partners, powered by the Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation, …

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PNW Students Helping Students

WESTVILLE – The Purdue University Northwest student organization, Teachers Networking Together, recently collected and distributed hundreds of articles of clothing to help provide professional attire for PNW students entering the teaching profession.

PNW student Merrie Leigh Gable of Crown Point explained that the clothing idea came to her following a discussion in the “Family, Community, School Partnerships” class taught on the Westville campus by Mary …

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