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PNW Student Receives Steel Scholarship

HAMMOND – David G. Sedrak of Schererville, a Purdue University Northwest mechanical engineering student, has received a $6,000 Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST) Foundation Steel Intern Scholarship.

The scholarship is awarded annually to talented, dedicated engineering students as encouragement to pursue careers within the steel industry and take advantage of internship opportunities and financial assistance. Scholarship recipients also must commit to a paid …

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MTI Announces Leadership Team Changes

SOUTH BEND – Manufacturing Technology, Inc. (MTI) today announced changes to the company’s leadership team, as well as the addition of three outside Board of Director members. The changes are part of the company’s focus on new product development, operations, and sales.

Dan Adams, who is currently MTI’s President and one of the company’s fourth generation owners, is assuming the role of CEO. He will …

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PNW Honors Dr Martin Luther King Jr

HAMMOND andWESTVILLE – Purdue University Northwest will honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a variety of activities throughout the month of January at the Hammond and Westville campuses. The theme for the observance is “Valuing Our Shared Humanity.” All events are free and open to the public.

Celebration breakfast – Jan. 16

The PNW Westville Campus will host the 22nd annual Martin …

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Businesses Commit to New Hoosier Jobs

INDIANAPOLIS – In 2016, the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) secured 227 commitments from companies across the country and around the world to locate or grow in Indiana. Together, these businesses plan to invest nearly $3.7 billion in their Indiana operations and create 20,320 new Hoosier jobs in the coming years.

“Since day one of my administration, job creation has been job one and today …

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PNW Appoints Academic Administrator

WESTVILLE & HAMMOND – Purdue University Northwest has appointed Tara Sullivan executive director of Academic Success and Transition.

Sullivan comes to PNW with 15 years of leadership experience in higher education and deep personal interest in contributing to the success of PNW students. Most recently, she served as assistant dean of students at Northwestern (Ill.) University.

At Purdue Northwest, Sullivan will direct the operations of …

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Purdue University Northwest 2016 Highlights

HAMMOND and WESTVILLE — The Higher Learning Commission’s approval of the historic establishment of Purdue University Northwest and the subsequent initiation of PNW operations during the fall highlighted 2016 for Northwest Indiana’s largest university.

Purdue Northwest approved & advancing

A rigorous process that began in early 2014 of establishing Purdue Northwest by uniting the former Purdue University Calumet in Hammond and Westville-based Purdue University North …

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Legacy Foundation Awards Grants

“This fall, Legacy Foundation received unprecedented requests for funding,” said Legacy Foundation President & CEO Carolyn Saxton. In its most recent grant cycle, 57 organizations submitted over $1 million in requests to support nonprofit programs and services.

At Legacy Foundation’s December board meeting, directors approved $378,000 in grants to agencies working in Lake County. “As Legacy reviews these applications we are mindful that the funding …

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NWI Residential Real Estate Shows Stability

VALPARAISO— The Northwest Indiana residential real estate market continues to show promise with an overall increase of homes sold in Porter, Lake, and LaPorte counties in comparison to this time last year.

Porter County’s number of homes sold through November has increased by 10% compared to last year, while the average sales price also increased. There was a decrease in the number of days …

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NIPSCO Brings Hope this Holiday Season

MERRILLVILLE — NIPSCO wraps up another year of holiday giving by donating more than $110,000 to 15 local charitable organizations, including the employee-driven annual Hope for the Holidays campaign, which raised $15,450 for local Toys for Tots organizations and shelters across northern Indiana.

“Our employees have been very generous with both the time and contributions,” said Larry Graham, executive director of communications and public affairs. …

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Purdue Northwest Ameristar Partnership

HAMMOND – Ameristar Casino Hotel East Chicago recently presented a $5,000 gift to the Purdue University Northwest (PNW) White Lodging School of Hospitality and Tourism Management.

The gift will be used for small ware kitchen equipment and also support the School’s upcoming culinary class field trip to Bangkok, Thailand.

Emerging partnership

“We are extremely thankful and appreciative of this gift and the partnership emerging between …

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