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Air Force Vet Nick Ward Talks about the Transition Back into School at Purdue University Northwest

PNW-Air-Force-Vet-Nick-WardPurdue University Northwest student and Region Communications Solutions member Nick Ward, 26, joined the Air Force at age 19 after his first year of college.

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Residences at Deer Creek Hosts their 5th Annual Scarecrow Contest


Over the weekend, local businesses and community groups came out to the Residences at Deer Creek campus to participate in their unique and festive fall event, the Fifth Annual Scarecrow Contest. The contest invites community groups to build a scarecrow in front of the building, and leave it on display for voting through Halloween. The winning group takes home $500 to further their cause or organization.

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REGIONAL Federal Credit Union Supporting Students through Basic Supplies with B.U.S. Program


There are a huge number of kids in school across Northwest Indiana and it can be easy to forget that not all of them may have the same circumstances as your own or your friend’s kids. For some students, a new book, fresh underwear, or socks without holes are luxuries that they can rarely enjoy. For the past 3-years, REGIONAL federal credit union has made it a goal to help these kids get some of these daily needs they see their peers enjoy every day.

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Calumet College of St Joseph Welcomes New President with Inauguration Ceremony in Whiting


The tagline for Calumet College of St. Joseph, also known as CCSJ, is warm, simple and friendly - “You belong.” It conveys a simple, but powerful message: this is your home. This is where you fit in. This is where you are needed, and where you need to be.

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Indiana State Police Adds 33 New Troopers

Indiana-State-Police-Adds-33-New-Troopers-2017 Earlier this evening, October 19, 2017, the 77th Indiana State Police Recruit Academy completed their graduation ceremony in the Indiana State Capitol Rotunda.

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Indiana State Police Partners with the DEA for the 14th Drug Take Back Day

Indiana-State-Police-logoOn Saturday, October 28, 2017 the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is sponsoring the 14th nationwide “Prescription Drug Take Back” initiative. The “Take Back” initiative seeks to prevent prescription drug abuse and theft through proper disposal of prescription drugs.

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Metro Recycling and Partners for Clean Air Join Forces to Plant Trees in Griffith's Central Park


Organizations from across Northwest Indiana gathered together on Friday morning to take steps toward a more sustainable environment. Two tulip trees and one honey locust tree were planted in Griffith Central Park Friday morning to add to a greener community. Members from the Partners for Clean Air, Metro Recycling and the Sanitary District came together to give back to the region.

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Deadline Approaching to Apply for 2017 Legacy Foundation Grants

Deadline-Approaching-to-Apply-for-Legacy-Foundation-Grants-2017Local not-for-profit agencies seeking funding for programs and services in Lake County, Indiana, should not miss this grant opportunity from the Legacy Foundation. November 1 is the deadline to apply for a Transform Lake County or Thriving Hobart Seniors grant. The Foundation awards annually approximately $800,000 from the two funds.

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Duneland Schools Update, October 20, 2017


Brummitt Hosts 'Take Your Parents to Related Arts' Week
Brummitt Elementary recently hosted Take Your Parents to Related Arts during the school day. Each grade had a date and time frame to visit their child’s related arts classes. This event is part of a national movement, Active Schools, to help schools provide at least 60 minutes a day of physical education (PE) and before, during a after school for physical activity for all students. This movement was taken to another level by hosting classroom events in art, music and PE classes that week. Brummitt used this event to introduce the school’s art, music and PE programs and teachers to parents so they will engage in similar activities with their children throughout the year; and to encourage families to play together...

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NIPSCO Invites Schools to Participate in Energy Safety Program

Energy-safe-kids-logoNorthern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO) and the National Energy Foundation (NEF) have teamed up to deliver 105 Energy Safe Kids classroom presentations to schools in northern Indiana this November.

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IU Northwest Alumni Invited to Join Current Students for Homecoming Festivities Beginning November 1st

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IU Northwest Homecoming is Nov. 4
Alumni invited to join current students for festivities beginning Nov. 1

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