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Save Our Species: Earth Day 2019 and all about bees

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Every Earth Day has a theme designed to spread awareness about a specific environmental issue. This year the message is “Protect Our Species,” calling attention to how human activity leads to the endangerment or extinction of plant and animal species worldwide. Locally, our bees need a little help.

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PNW's Jose Castro-Urioste receives international recognition


PNWs-Jose-Castro-Urioste-receives-international-recognitionPurdue University Northwest (PNW) Professor of Spanish Jose Castro-Urioste was honored to be received by the Peruvian Consulate General in Chicago at the 25th anniversary performance of his play, “Ceviche in Pittsburgh.”

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Pokagon Band and Four Winds Casinos Outline Key Green Initiatives Across All Properties


FourWindsLogoThe Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians and its Four Winds Casinos are pleased to announce several important green initiatives have been implemented at all four casinos, their restaurants, hotel, and Pokagon Band government offices.

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The history of the Easter Bunny


2019-Easter-Bunny-HistoryWhether you love him or are terrified of him (see photo above), the Easter Bunny is here to stay. Believe it or not, you won’t find tails—er, tales of the Easter Bunny in the Bible, even though he seems like the holiday’s biggest advocate. Easter may be the Christian celebration of Jesus’ resurrection, but colorful eggs and the spunky rabbit who gifts them have become semi-official symbols of the holiday. Where exactly did this charitable critter make his entrance into history and popular culture?

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Kick-off the Summer with Explore the South Shore


Kick-off-the-Summer-with-Explore-the-South-Shore-2019The annual Explore the South Shore returns to the Indiana Welcome Center on Saturday, April 27 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Families will enjoy an afternoon of fun and entertainment at this free event.

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Michigan City Tree Board Partners with NIPSCO to Give Away Trees


my-michigan-city-cover The Michigan City Tree Board will be partnering again with NIPSCO this year to give away some trees to residents of Michigan City at the opening of the Michigan City Farmers' Market on Saturday, May 4. Please follow this link: https://energysavingtrees.arborday.org/#Home to reserve a 1-gallon or 3-gallon tree.

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Communication expert Michael Angelo Caruso to headline IU Northwest Business Alliance Luncheon


rot1On Thursday, April 18, Michael Angelo Caruso, communication consultant, author, and motivational speaker, will present the keynote address at the Indiana University Northwest School of Business and Economics (SOBE) 2019 Business Alliance Luncheon at Avalon Manor, 3550 East U.S. Route 30 in Merrillville. Doors open at 11 a.m. and lunch is served promptly at 11:30 a.m.

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Purdue University Northwest Day of Giving set for April 24, 2019


Purdue-University-Northwest-Day-of-Giving-2019Purdue University Northwest (PNW) hopes to inspire superheroes among its alumni, faculty, staff, parents, friends and students to make a pledge of support during the Purdue Northwest Day of Giving on Wednesday, April 24. The once-a-year event is a non-stop, 24-hour opportunity to support PNW’s student scholarships, academic programs, athletics and more.

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Participate in Hammond’s Summer Recreation


Hammond-Parks-2017Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. cordially invites Hammond children, ages 6-11, to enjoy the City of Hammond’s Summer Recreation program. The fun will begin June 10 and go through July 12, weather permitting. This five week program will run Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. - noon. Proof of residency is required via a valid IN driver’s license with your Hammond address or a valid State of IN ID. A birth certificate is needed for each child. Registration is available Monday through Friday at the Hammond Civic Center (5825 Sohl) from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm and the Jean Shepherd Community Center (3031 J.F. Mahoney Drive) from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm. There will be NO onsite registration. Hammond Parks & Recreation is not responsible for any child that is not a registered participant.

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Purdue Northwest Summer Experience camp offers taste of college experience


Purdue-Northwest-colorA new summer camp offered by Purdue University Northwest (PNW) gives high school students a taste of the college experience. Taking place July 22-26, the PNW Summer Bridge program is an extraordinary opportunity for rising high school sophomores and juniors to see what college is like and discover pathways to 21st century careers.

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Purdue Northwest’s visualization center, CIVS, to celebrate 10th anniversary


Purdue-Northwests-visualization-center-CIVS-to-celebrate-10th-anniversary-2019-01Purdue University Northwest’s (PNW) multidisciplinary Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS) celebrates its 10th anniversary with an open house from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17 in the CIVS Immersive Theater and Labs, Room 123 in the Powers Building, 6937 Woodmar Ave., on PNW’s Hammond Campus. Light refreshments will be served.

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