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Ivy Tech Community College students and programs receive Awards for Excellence


ivy-tech-2018Four Ivy Tech Community College students and three Ivy Tech programs have been selected to receive Awards for Excellence from the Indiana Department of Education. The awards will be presented at a ceremony on February 26 at the Indiana Government Center Auditorium.

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NIPSCO program recognizes energy savings at new Franciscan Health Michigan City hospital


NIPSCO-program-recognizes-energy-savings-at-new-Franciscan-Health-Michigan-City-hospitalThe energy-efficient construction of the new Franciscan Health Michigan City hospital, which opened on Jan. 12, has earned $294,309 in incentives from NIPSCO’s Business Energy Efficiency Program.

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Michigan City High School MCJROTC Cadets Participate in La Porte County Veterans Oral History


Michigan-City-High-School-MCJROTC-Cadets-Participate-in-La-Porte-County-Veterans-Oral-History-2019_01“Those who fail to study history are doomed to repeat it” is a phrase uttered by many who say that there is much to be learned from the past. Cadets Lance Corporals (LCpl) Declan Rice and Dontrell Maitland of the Michigan City High School (MCHS) Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (MCJROTC) participated in the LaPorte County Library Veterans Oral History project, whereby local veterans recounted their experiences while serving our nation during war. Ms. Monicah Fratena, the LaPorte County Librarian who heads the project, stated that the cadets did a good interviewing the veterans. “They were very respectful and showed great enthusiasm to hear of the exploits of...

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Franciscan Health Michigan City celebrates Horizon Bank and NIPSCO for donations to new hospital’s community room and café


Franciscan-Health-Michigan-City-celebrates-Horizon-Bank-and-NIPSCO-for-donations-to-new-hospital-2019_01 Franciscan Health Michigan City and the Franciscan Health Foundation saluted Horizon Bank and NIPSCO last week for their generous gifts to two community spaces at the new hospital.

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With tails wagging, therapy dogs come to Franciscan Health Munster


Franciscan-Health-Munster-Pet-Blessing-2019_01 With a prayer and a blessing for a half-dozen dogs and their handlers, Franciscan Health Munster welcomed the pet therapy program to its hospital on Feb. 15.

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NIPSCO Encourages Local Nonprofits to Apply for Environmental Action Grant


rot1NIPSCO is accepting applications for its environmental action grant to support local nonprofit organizations with environmental initiatives. In its fourth year, NIPSCO’s Environmental Action Grant aims to provide funding for restoration and education projects throughout northern Indiana.

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Students Demonstrate their STEM Skills at the Purdue University Northwest Science Olympiad Regional Competition with Support from ArcelorMittal

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One of the best ways to learn a new skill is through hands-on, active participation. In a world where technology is constantly at our fingertips, the need for people with skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) continues to grow. Students from all over the Region are fostering their STEM skills through Science Olympiad, an academic competition with emphasis on teamwork, commitment, and fun. With the help of volunteers from ArcelorMittal, students from middle schools and high schools from all over the area competed on Saturday, February 9, in the Science Olympiad Regional Competition at Purdue University Northwest (PNW) in Hammond.

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The Leadership Institute at Purdue Northwest is NWI’s leadership resource center


The-Leadership-Institute-at-Purdue-Northwest-is-NWIs-leadership-resource-centerLeadership programming in Northwest Indiana and statewide will be enhanced by the recent establishment of The Leadership Institute at Purdue Northwest (PNW). The growing entity, formerly known as the South Shore Leadership Center, presents the most current thinking on crucial topics facing the region, builds skills among emerging leaders, and uses project-based learning as a force for active community engagement.

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PNW graduate students selected for minority fellowship program & scholarship for emerging leaders


PNW-graduate-students-selected-for-minority-fellowship-program-and-scholarship-for-emerging-leadersThree Purdue University Northwest (PNW) graduate students in the Marriage and Family Therapy program were selected for the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy’s (AAMFT) Minority Fellowship Program.

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Research Study Says Regulatory Changes Needed to Ensure Sustainable Fishing of Queen Conch in The Bahamas


Shedd-Sustainable-Fishing-of-Queen-Conch-in-The-BahamasQueen conch, Lobatus gigas, is a marine snail with an iconic shell that serves as a culinary staple in The Bahamas. However, thousands of years of exploitation in the greater Caribbean region has had clear impacts on conch abundances. If queen conch populations in The Bahamas continue to decline, scientists warn the inevitable end to economically viable conch fishing if actions are not taken to allow the conch stocks to recover. Published in the scientific journal, Reviews in Fisheries Science and Aquaculture, the study documents population changes associated with heavy fishing and provides recommendations to rehabilitate the Bahamian queen conch stock based on surveys and evaluations conducted by Community Conch and Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium.

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La Porte High School Winter Guard 4th at WGI Regional Championship


laporte-slicersThe La Porte High School Winter Color Guard placed 5th in the prelims and moved up to 4th place in the Scholastic Open Class finals competition at the Winter Guard International (WGI) Indianapolis Regional Championship held February 16 and 17 at Warren Central High School. Complete Scholastic Open Class finals are as follows:

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