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Purdue Calumet Faculty Members Named as Professors

HAMMOND — Purdue University’s Board of Trustees recently ratified Purdue University Calumet faculty members Kuan-Chou Chen as the Thomas M. McDermott, Sr. Professor in Economic Development and Cyril Pat Obi as the White Lodging Professor of Finance in Hospitality and Tourism Management.

Chen, a professor and head of the Department of Information Systems, Finance and Business Analytics, as well as interim head of Graduate …

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United Way Places in Every Category at GEM Awards

VALPARAISO — United Way of Porter County (UWPC) is pleased to announce it received one out of the three coveted GEM Awards given out each year, along with several first and third place wins and an honorable mention in the 2014 GEM Awards.

Golden Excellence in Media (GEM) entries are judged on innovation, accomplishment of purpose, production quality and measurable success. The contest is open …

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What can your social media policy cover? What can’t it do?

Employees talk. That’s no big surprise. Sometimes it’s about sports, the weather or their families. But more often than not, they talk about work–their hours, their boss, their responsibilities, their supervisors, even their new assignments. When they talk about work, sometimes they air their individual gripes, but sometimes they talk about the complaints they …

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Porter Regional Hospital’s Physicians and Nurses Complete Mission Trip

By generously donating their time and talents, several Porter physicians and nurses made a difference in the lives of children and adults in Nicaragua in February. Traveling with the nonprofit organization, Healing, Health & Hope, the volunteer medical team comprised of Plastic Surgeon Nicholas Retson, M.D., Anesthesiologist Vikram Appannagari, M.D., Nancy Lijewski, RN, Martha Schweizer, RN, and Janine Button, CST, performed 58 procedures in one …

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Nine Purdue Calumet Faculty Members Promoted

HAMMOND — The Purdue University Board of Trustees granted promotions to nine Purdue University Calumet faculty members at the April 4th Trustees meeting held at Purdue University North Central.

Nicolae Tarfulea of Hammond (Mathematics) was promoted to full professor.

Additionally, the following were promoted to associate professor: Muhammad T. Anan of Munster (Electrical and Computer Engineering), Ge Jin of Munster (Computer Information Technology and Graphics), …

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Purdue Calumet Study Abroad Initiative

HAMMOND — Purdue University Calumet has pledged to join the Institute of International Education (IIE)’s Generation Study Abroad initiative to double the number of American students who study abroad by the end of the decade.

Fewer than 10 percent of all U.S. college students study abroad at some point in their academic careers.

In an effort to double the number of Purdue Calumet undergraduate students …

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SBA, AARP Encore Entrepreneur Mentor Month

The U.S. Small Business Administration and AARP are again teaming up to host National Encore Entrepreneur Mentor Month targeted at entrepreneurs over the age of 50. Building on the success of a joint SBA and AARP Mentor Month in April 2013, the two organizations will match “encore entrepreneurs” with successful business owners and community leaders for advice and assistance. To find a local event near …

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Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center Honored

Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center at Methodist Hospitals has been named a recipient of the Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s Best Breast Centers, acknowledging its dedication to providing exceptional patient care and treatment. Breast cancer is the second most common form of cancer among American women according to the American Cancer Society, and one in eight women in the U.S. will develop invasive …

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Women’s Fund Announces Incubator

Women’s Fund of Central Indiana announced the creation of an “incubator” designed to attract social service entrepreneurs to Indianapolis in an effort to develop solutions that will improve the lives of emerging adult women (ages 18 to 24) and move them toward economic stability. Women’s Fund is dedicating ten-years and millions of dollars to fund its new “NEXT” initiative, which begins with an …

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Bowling Fundraiser for Lake Area United Way

DYER Stardust Bowl and BMO Harris are teaming up to host a one-of-a-kind bowling fundraiser to benefit Lake Area United Way. The event will take place on Saturday, May 17th from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Stardust Bowl III, 1330 Sheffield Ave. in Dyer.

Individual tickets for the event are $25 and includes bowling, shoe rental, pizza, drink ticket and a goody …

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