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


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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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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Healthcare Foundation of La Porte launches Partners in Prevention to address substance abuse in La Porte County


In nearly every story about a person’s substance abuse journey – whether tragic or successful – one question emerges in the hearts and minds of loved ones and communities at large: What if we could have kept this from happening in the first place?

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American Licorice Company Partners With Slicer Champions to Mentor La Porte Students

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Almost everyone has had a mentor, whether or not they know it. For some kids, a good mentor is hard to find, which is why American Licorice Company is working with the Slicer Champions mentorship program organized by the LaPorte Community School Corporation.

Slicer Champions began just a few years ago when a number of local businesses, including American Licorice Company, made large contributions to bring the program to life. The program recruits adults from around the La Porte area to mentor students needing guidance and support in La Porte schools. Once a mentor is matched with a student, they meet once a week to talk, have fun, and offer advice and stability.

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Ivy Tech, NEO Provide Path for Adults Seeking High School Diploma

ivy-tech-2018For adults lacking a high school diploma, going to college and starting a career can seem out of reach.

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Purdue Northwest Hosts Spring Career Expo 2019 at Westville Campus

Purdue-Northwest-colorJob-seeking alumni, students, and community members are invited to attend Purdue University Northwest’s (PNW) Spring Career Expo 2019 on Friday, Feb. 22 in the Great Hall of the Dworkin Student Services and Activities Complex (DSAC) on PNW’s Westville Campus.

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MCAS Middle School Band, Choral Students Excel at ISSMA

MCAS-Middle-School-Band-Choral-Students-Excel-at-ISSMA-2019Band and choral students from Krueger and Barker Middle Schools earned high marks at the recent Indiana State School Music Association's district instrumental and vocal solo and ensemble contests. Both events were held at Kankakee Valley Middle School. The instrumental contest took place on January 26; the choral contest took place on February 2.

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