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Purdue University 16th in Universities Granted Patents

WEST LAFAYETTE — Purdue University is ranked 16th in the world among universities granted U.S. utility patents in 2014, according to a new report released by the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) and the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO).This ranking in patent activity is up from the previous year’s spot of 27th. In 2014, Purdue had 93 U.S. utility patents issued.

“We set …

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Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center Receives Award

Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center at Methodist Hospitals earns the 2015 Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s Best Breast Centers, acknowledging its dedication to providing exceptional patient care and treatment for a second consecutive year. 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 …

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Kyle Larson visits the Indianapolis Motor Speedway VNR

Kyle Larson, driver of the No. 42 Target Chevrolet for Chip Ganassi Racing and one of NASCAR’s rising stars, visited the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Tuesday, June 30, in advance of the Crown Royal Presents the Jeff Kyle 400 at the Brickyard on Sunday, July 26.

Larson drove media around the famed 2.5-mile oval in a 1994 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Pace Car from the inaugural …

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5 Recognized as Outstanding Purdue Calumet Employees

HAMMOND — Purdue University Calumet recently recognized five of its own as Outstanding Employees during the 2014-15 fiscal year.

Honored were Dean of the Honors College and Interim Dean of the College of Education John Rowan of Munster (Administrative Leader), Assistant Director of Facilities Systems and Utilities Rich Trznadel of Highland (Administrator), Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation Administrative Assistant Linda Robinson of Schererville …

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Barnes & Thornburg Expands into Texas

Barnes & Thornburg LLP, a national law firm, announced today its expansion into Texas with the addition of two partners from Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP. The attorneys establishing Barnes & Thornburg’s Dallas office include Mark W. Bayer, who will serve as office managing partner, and Randy Gordon. With plans to make additional attorney hires in the coming months, the office will be temporarily located …

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MJ Insurance Adds Four New Team Members

INDIANAPOLIS — MJ Insurance, a leading property-casualty and employee benefits agency, has added four new employees to their company.

MJ Insurance welcomes four individuals, three joining the team in Indianapolis and one at the Phoenix location. In the Indianapolis branch, Natasha Clements, Andrew Losinski and Shannon Lyons were hired as a senior analyst, analyst and account manager, respectively, in the Benefits Consulting department. Also in …

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Professor Releases Book of Personal Stories

WEST LAFAYETTE — Heather Servaty-Seib, professor of counseling and development at Purdue University, has co-authored “We Get It: Voices of Grieving College Students and Young Adults,” a collection of 33 narratives by bereaved college students and young adults.

The book aims to help young adults who are grieving and to provide guidance for people who seek to support them, including parents and non-bereaved peers, …

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Groundbreaking of New Medical Facility

Beacon Medical Group Portage broke ground on a new 20,469-square-foot medical facility on 5 acres of land on Cleveland Road in South Bend. Upon in its completion, which is slated for August 1, 2016 the new facility will replace the current Beacon Medical Group Portage Road office.

The new facility will offer medical care to patients of all ages, including family medicine and podiatry services, …

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Pence Lauds Environmental Progress on Lake Erie Basin

INDIANAPOLIS — Governor Mike Pence issued the following statement regarding the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Governors and Premiers 2015 Leadership Summit.

“Since the beginning of my administration, Indiana has made great progress in reducing the amount of phosphorus entering the Lake Erie basin. Multiple state agencies, including the Indiana State Department of Agriculture and the Indiana Department of Environmental Management have worked tirelessly with …

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Kruggel Lawton Welcomes Jim Champer, CPA

SOUTH BEND/ELKHART — Kruggel Lawton CPAs is pleased to announce that James B. Champer, CPA, has joined the firm as a senior manager. Jim has over 20 years of public accounting experience, with a primary concentration in corporate, partnership, nonprofit, fiduciary, and individual taxation. His experience also includes service at the University of Notre Dame in the role of fund manager for the Controller Department, …

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