Category: Current Issue

A Future With the South Bend Cubs

South Bend minor league team thrives as an affiliate of Chicago’s North Siders.

by Ben Smith

The past is here, beyond the shimmering emerald grass, beyond the walkway that runs behind center field, beyond the scoreboard welcoming everyone, on this blue-sky evening, to Four Winds Field and Back to the Future Night.

But first, back to the past.

It’s in a small enclosure behind the …

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The Big Disconnect

GEARING UP FOR CAREERS Students Michael Balzer and Nicole Attar inspect gears
from a print of an automatic transmission model on a 3D printer at Purdue Polytechnic.

Universities and businesses working together to better prepare students for real-world challenges.

by Heidi Prescott Wieneke

Gary Bertoline wonders how many times college engineering students have been challenged to redesign the flashlight. They study the circuitry, power source and look for ways to improve its durability, but there are limitations to their assigned task.

“A flashlight is a flashlight. It was designed 100 years ago, …

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Arts Update

Upcoming events in Northwest Indiana and Greater South Bend.

Northwest Indiana
by John Cain

The fall season abounds with arts offerings! Hammond’s Towle Theater presents “Perfect Wedding,” September 11-27. An appalling situation occurs when a bridegroom wakes up on his wedding day to find a strange girl beside him in bed. Worse, during the ensuing panic to get the stranger dressed and out of the …

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Biomedical Breakthroughs

“IT’S 150 TIMES MORE EFFECTIVE” Frank Szczepanski is cofounder, CEO
and president of IVDiagnostics Inc., which is developing a diagnostic test
for circulating tumor cells—the major cause of death in cancer patients.

Indiana researchers are making progress on everything from tracking cancer to healing diabetic wounds.

by Laurie Wink

Innovative research at area universities is producing promising results for advancing health and medical care. Breakthroughs could lead to new ways of tracking cancer cells, treating colitis and healing diabetic wounds, to name a few possibilities. But the process of taking discoveries from bench to bedside requires years …

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Bright Minds, Generous Hearts

Influential leaders, executives and researchers elevate our quality of life.

Welcome to our summer issue, which is packed with impressive examples of how our region’s best and brightest are generously sharing their intellect, their great ideas and their time to improve quality of life for all.

The cover story focuses on the brightest minds–Indiana researchers and companies whose studies and products …

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