Some 120 School City of Hammond high school seniors will announce their fall college plans at the Hammond Education Foundation’s (HEF) second annual Blueprint College Signing Day event, Thursday, May 3.
This past Saturday, the Chesterton High School Show Choirs headed to Waukegan, IL to the Genesee Theatre to compete at the FAME National Show Choir Finals. Show choirs from Indiana, New York, West Virginia, Mississippi and Ohio gathered to compete and be crowned National Champions.
On Tuesday April 17th, St. Mary Catholic Community School of Crown Point, took their WSMW News crew to WJOB radio studios. (WSMW is a student driven news show that airs daily at St. Mary's Crown Point.) WJOB (1230 AM or 104.7 FM) is located within the Purdue Northwest Commercialization Center in Hammond, IN and has served as the “voice of The Region” since 1924. Morning Show host and owner, Jim Dedelow not only invited the WSMW crew to watch a portion of the morning show with regular Tuesday guest Verlie Suggs, but asked the crew to be a part of the show. WSMW anchor Drew Thorn said, "We joked beforehand that we were going to make our radio debut today thinking that it wouldn't happen, but it actually did! It was so awesome to be interviewed on the radio."...
The Challenger Learning Center Welcomes Young Adventurers and Explorers to the Annual Earth, Sea, and Sky Day
Families and their excited children filled the Challenger Learning Center Saturday to experience Earth, Sea & Sky Day, a fun day filled with activities to help kids of all ages engage with scientific principles that play out in our everyday lives. The annual event has evolved in its three years from an Earth Day celebration, to an Astronomy Day celebration, until it evolved into its current form combing and celebrating both.
At the 2018 Annual Spring Spa Day, women from around the Region gathered together to be pampered from head to toe. The free event brought together women that are being treated for cancer or are cancer survivors. On that Saturday morning at the St. Peter and Paul Macedonian Orthodox Cathedral and Banquet Hall, every guest was treated to a continental breakfast and some even won door prizes.
From progressive studies and publications to incredible student development, the Marriage and Family Therapy Program at the Couple and Family Therapy Center of Purdue University Northwest has been on the leading-edge of its field for years. On Friday, the university held a public ribbon cutting to officially induct a facility of equal merit.
As lunchtime neared at Avalon Manor in Merrillville, students, faculty, and alumni of Indiana University Northwest began to flood into the banquet hall, eager for a day of food, education, and community connection.
It’s not every day that you get to see the past and present collide! At Indiana University Northwest’s 2018 IU Day celebration, students and alumni came together to celebrate the institution’s academic impact as well as its history. Between caramel apples, build-a-bear stations, caricature artists, and music from the IU Calliope, there was something for everyone to enjoy.
This past weekend, Munster Horsepower Robotics Team 3147 traveled to Kokomo,IN with 15 team members for the IndianaFIRST Robotics State Championship. FIRST stands for For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology. IndianaFIRST is a nonprofit that brings hands-on skills in engineering, science, and technology to students of all ages. IndianaFIRST teams are provided the opportunity to design and build their robot from the ground up while working alongside professional engineers and mentors.
On Friday, April 13th, over one hundred 5th through 8th grade students at St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point gathered to play dodgeball and raise money for La Rabida Children’s Hospital. This hospital, in Chicago, is the only children’s hospital in the country to specialize in chronic illnesses and developmental disabilities.