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2015 Health Care Honors Nominations

Click hereto submitnominations for the 2015 Health Care Honors.…

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Purdue to Host Borlaug Institute on Global Food Security

WEST LAFAYETTE – The fourthannual Borlaug Summer Institute on Global Food Securitywill be held June 7-20 at Purdue University, challenging graduate students from around the country to pool their research in various areas of study in finding innovative ways to alleviate world hunger.

In attendance will be 40 graduate students selected from 23 universities, including Purdue, from across the United States. Participants were

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Montoya Earns $2.4 Million for Winning 99th Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS – Juan Pablo Montoya earned $2,449,055 from an overall purse of $13,397,315 for his victory Sunday, May 24, in the 99th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

In driving his No. 2 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet to victory, Montoya held off reigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion and teammate Will Power by 0.1046 of a second – the fourth-closest

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Society of Innovators Launches Expedition Innovation 2015

CROWN POINT –To discover more innovators and encourage more innovation to make Northwest Indiana more competitive, The Society of Innovators of Ivy Tech Community College announced today its 7-county “Expedition Innovation 2015 – ‘A Call for Nominations.’ ” The Expedition will run between June 2 and June 17, 2015 and help kick off the second decade of The Society of Innovators. Meanwhile, nominations open tomorrow …

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Kem Krest Corporation Awarded Supplier of the Year

ELKHART – General Motors honored local supply chain company, Kem Krest Corporation, as one of its best global suppliers during its 23rd annual ‘Supplier of the Year’awards ceremony last month in Detroit.

CEO Mary Barra and other GM executives recognized 78 suppliers (out of 20,000) from around the world to receive the award for going above and beyond GM’s requirements, designed to provide customers …

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State Amps Up Agri-Business Economic Development

INDIANAPOLIS – Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann and Indiana Secretary of Commerce Victor Smith today announced that Ted McKinney, Director of the Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA), will assume additional responsibilities for agri-business economic development within the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC). Although McKinney’s primary role will remain as Director of ISDA, he will also serve as Director of Agri-Business Development for the IEDC.

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Higher Education Roundup of 2015 Legislative Session

Several bills related to Indiana higher education were successful in this year’s legislative session, including many aligned to the Indiana Commission for Higher Education’s goals for increased college completion, academic quality and return on investment.

The following key higher education policies have been signed into law or await the Governor’s signature:

2016-2017 State Budget (House Enrolled Act 1001)

Return and Complete: The budget includes …

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Lt. Governor Ellspermann Congratulates Indiana Cities

INDIANAPOLIS – Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann congratulates municipalities throughout Indiana who are in the national spotlight for their hard work and planning for current and future community and economic development opportunities. Indianapolis was selected as the site for a National Promise Zone and eleven other communities were named quarter-finalists in the America’s Best Communities competition.

“This is an exciting time for community planning and economic …

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Earthquake Expert Studied Sources of Earth’s Stress in Nepal

WEST LAFAYETTE — A professor at Purdue University who has studied the source of earthquakes in Nepal and other countries along the Tibetan Plateau says it is a very complex region influenced by powerful geologic forces.

Lucy Flesch, an associate professor in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, uses GPS measurements of ground movement and seismic data to study the collision of …

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New Legislation Sets RDA Priorities

The General Assembly has sent legislation to Governor Mike Pence’s desk that instructs the RDA to focus on shoreline and transportation improvements in Northwest Indiana.

House Bill 1398 (approved 86-0) clarifies the duties of the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority by requiring the bi-county agency to focus on improving region transportation and infrastructure and implementing the Marquette Plan to redevelop the Lake Michigan shoreline.

This …

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