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Porter Health Care System Encourages CT Lung Cancer Screening

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month and in response to this growing epidemic, Cancer Care Services of Porter Regional Hospital will be increasing awareness of its CT Lung Cancer Screening program to promote the early detection of lung cancer.

Porter Regional Hospital recently received the designation of Screening Center of Excellence by the Lung Cancer Alliance for its commitment to improving lung cancer detection and …

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NASA Mars Scientist to Speak at Purdue

WEST LAFAYETTE — Michelle Munk, an aerospace engineer at NASA’s Langley Research Center, will speak at Purdue on Nov. 20 about her career.

The talk, “From the Beach to Mars: One Engineer’s Journey,” will be at 5:30 p.m. in Armstrong Hall, Room B061. It is sponsored by the Women in Engineering Program and the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics and is free and open to …

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New Valparaiso Medical Center Expansion

Valparaiso community leaders, accompanied by Porter Health Care System’s board members and senior management ceremoniously broke ground for the system’s first freestanding 24/7 emergency room (ER) that is expected to open fall 2015 at Valparaiso Medical Center located on the corner of Roosevelt Road and Glendale Blvd. in Valparaiso.

Adding 10,740 square feet, the new ER will feature 10 exam rooms, and be located …

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Porter Health Care System Opens Clinic

Porter Health Care System opened its second Health At Work corporate occupational and wellness clinic on Monday, Nov. 17. in its Portage Hospital located at 3630 Willowcreek Road. The first clinic, which opened in September 2013, is located at 809 LaPorte Ave. in Valparaiso. Health At Work offers medical services for employees who have suffered an illness or injury on the job, as well as …

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Small Business Advocate of the Year

GARY — A marketing professor at Indiana University Northwest’s School of Business and Economics has been named Small Business Advocate of the Year by the Northwest Indiana Small Business Development Center.

Since 2012, Subir Bandyopadhyay, Ph.D., has played a key role in the school’s organization of workshops aimed at helping local nonprofit organizations improve their communication strategies. Sessions conducted by Bandyopadhyay examined how …

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New Initiative Will Boost HUBZones

The U.S. Small Business Administration announces the launch of Destination: HUB. The HUB Zone program encourages economic development and employment growth in distressed areas by providing opportunities for firms to become active participants in the federal supply chain. Destination: HUB will promote and highlight HUBZone opportunities in federal procurement. In Indiana Fayette County is the only non-metropolitan county where the entire county qualifies as HUBZone. …

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Gov. Pence Names Dept. of Homeland Security Exec. Director

INDIANAPOLIS — Governor Mike Pence today named David W. Kane, of Elwood, as Executive Director of the Indiana Department of Homeland Security, effective November 24, 2014.

“With nearly 30 years of experience in emergency response and management positions, David Kane has demonstrated his public safety expertise and epitomized what it means to be a true public servant,” said Governor Pence. “I am confident that he …

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Fourth Round of Bicentennial Legacy Projects Endorsed

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Bicentennial Commission announced today the fourth round of endorsed legacy projects, bringing the official number of Bicentennial Legacy Projects to 103.

Communities can actively take part in making Indiana’s bicentennial history by creating legacy projects that reflect what makes Indiana great “right in their own backyard.” Applications for endorsement are reviewed and presented for approval at each scheduled commission meeting. Legacy …

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2014 NFF National Scholar-Athlete Class Announced

The National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame announced today the 2014 recipients of the NFF National Scholar-Athlete Awards, presented by Fidelity Investments. The honorees also comprise the list of finalists for the 2014 William V. Campbell Trophy, presented by Fidelity Investments and prominently displayed at its official home inside the New York Athletic Club. The Campbell Trophy, which is …

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Purdue Forestry Farm to Near Name of Former Sen. Lugar

WEST LAFAYETTE — Former Sen. Richard Lugar visited Purdue University on Nov. 11 to speak at a ceremony in which Purdue’s forestry and natural resources farm was renamed the Richard G. Lugar Forestry Farm.

The renamed farm will stand as recognition of Lugar’s longstanding commitment to science-based advances in forestry, said university President Mitch Daniels.…

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