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PNW Joins National mManufacturing Initiative

HAMMOND – Purdue University Northwest’s Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS) has been selected to become part of a national manufacturing network designed to fuel industry growth and innovation.

As part of the new Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (SMII), recently announced by President Obama, the Purdue Northwest CIVS research center joins nearly 200 partners representing academia, industry and non-profits across more than …

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Better Burns Harbor

BURNS HARBOR – Burns Harbor may total just about 7 square miles with roughly 1,400 residents. But tucked inside this small, charming town stands a leading-edge company transporting more than 223 million pounds annually throughout the world.

For more than 50 years, Trans-United, Inc. has focused on freight transportation, moving specialized or oversized loads in 48 states, Canada and Mexico. Established in 1964, Trans-United loads …

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Governor Pence Announces Innovation Investment Plan

INDIANAPOLIS – Governor Mike Pence announced plans to invest $1 billion over the next 10 years to advance innovation and entrepreneurship in Indiana. During remarks at the eighth annual Innovation Showcase in Indianapolis, Governor Pence outlined a proposal to strengthen and accelerate Hoosier innovation through strategic partnerships, ensuring that Indiana plays a leading role in solving 21st century challenges while supporting long-term economic growth, job …

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Ivy Tech Names New President

MICHIGAN CITY — Ivy Tech Community College has named Dr. Peter Linden as the new president of its Michigan City campus. He will assume his new role Aug. 1.

Dr. Linden’s most recent position was as Senior Academic Dean of Career & Technical Education at Joliet Junior College. He succeeds Rick Soria, who left Ivy Tech in February to become president of Miami Dade College’s …

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Purdue University Northwest Sinai Forum

WESTVILLE – The 63rd season of the Purdue University Northwest Sinai Forum will open Sunday, Sept. 11 at 4 p.m. (CT) with a presentation by noted television news reporter Ted Koppel.

The Forum continues its commitment to presenting speakers who explore compelling contemporary issues, providing audience members with the unique opportunity to hear from experts in their fields speak about topics in the news and …

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Healthcare Foundation Launches Website

LA PORTE– Healthcare Foundation of La Porte (HFL) was established on March 1, 2016. HFL envisions partnering with many types of community organizations so we can build a healthy community together. HFL is excited to learn about the wonderful health and wellness initiatives and programs in our community, and is committed to delivering and supporting innovative and evidence-based ideas to make our vision a …

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EDCMC Announces New ED Manager

MICHIGAN CITY – Economic Development Corporation Michigan City, Indiana (EDCMC) is happy to announce Katie Eaton as its new Economic Development Manager. Eaton was recently added to the team at EDCMC at the beginning of July to provide continued focus on the Business Retention and Expansion program, community partnerships, and Workforce Development initiatives. “With so many new projects and local initiatives that EDCMC is …

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Schererville Buys Illiana Motor Speedway

SCHERERVILLE — Illiana Motor Speedway, an iconic piece of Calumet Region history, will soon belong to the town of Schererville.

In a special meeting of the Town Council on Wednesday, the four council members present voted unanimously to buy the 51-acre Illiana Speedway site from owner Mike Mikuly for $1.67 million.

The speedway’s location adjacent to the 41-acre Rohrman Park will be an asset to

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City Shows Off Rooftop Solar Array

SOUTH BEND – City shows off rooftop solar array as one of the signature components of a $5 million energy-efficiency makeover at the Century Center in South Bend is complete. The rooftop solar installation includes 90 panels and is part of efforts to reduce operational expenses at the downtown convention center.

Officials say other measures include retrofitting heating, cooling and lighting technology to save …

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IU South Bend Prof Scores 630K Grant

SOUTH BEND –An assistant professor at Indiana University South Bend has been awarded a major grant to continue a program she launched three years ago. The three-year, more than $630,000 grant allows Terri Hebert to move forward with the ED3: Earth Day Every Day Enhanced Designprogram.

IU South Bend says the grant will bring dozens of teachers and students from the South Bend …

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