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Washington Park Zoo hosts Brew at the Zoo


Wine and beer enthusiasts enjoyed sunny weather, delicious wines and brews, and zoo animal exhibits at the 2019 Brew at the Zoo fundraiser at Washington Park Zoo in Michigan City, Ind. Attendees also enjoyed live music from the band HiFi2WiFi.

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Sojourner Truth House Color Walk paints the town


Color filled the streets of Gary Saturday morning as walkers laced up their tennis shoes and took to the roads for the annual Walk for Sojourner Truth House (STH). This year marked the 20th anniversary of the event, and was deemed a “color walk” in celebration of this noteworthy commemoration.

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St. Mary's Wildcats Tour Indy

Early on a Friday morning in spring, two coach buses departed from St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point. Forty-two fourth-grade Wildcats were headed to our state’s capital city to culminate a year of learning Indiana history.

St. Mary's teacher, Mrs. Arianne Wong, led the students and their chaperones on a day-long trip which started at the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site. Walking through the rooms, Emma Bane commented, “The paintings done by Benjamin Harrison’s wife are really cool!”

StMarys2After a walk through the historical home of our 23rd President, the students headed to the Indiana State Museum for self-guided tours. There, everything the students previously learned in the...

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CIVS Receives Naval Engineering Education Consortium Research Grant


Purdue University Northwest’s Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS) has been awarded a 2019 – 2020 research grant under the Naval Engineering Education Consortium (NEEC) program, through the Department of the Navy, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane). The project, “Visualization of Repair Operations Management for Networked Systems Resilience,” will research and develop visualization approaches to help efficiently find solutions for optimizing repair operations and mitigating network failure, for a model-based decision support system.

The research team includes faculty both from Purdue University Northwest, who provide expertise in advanced visualization technologies and machine learning applications, and from Purdue West Lafayette, who developed a prototype software to model and analyze...

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2019 Paladin Talent Show continues to spread positivity


Participants in the 2019 Paladin Talent Show cheered each other on as they showcased their unique skills and brought joy to their audience.

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Shirley Heinze Land Trust Raises Funds to Support Mission at Annual Spring Benefit

2019-heinzeShirley Heinze Land Trust held its annual Spring Benefit on Saturday, May 18th, 2019, at Purdue University Northwest’s Westville campus, with more than 320 supporters and guests in attendance. The event raised funds to support the Trust’s mission to expand and connect natural lands throughout northwestern Indiana, build resiliency for tomorrow's challenges, and increase public access to local nature preserves for inspiration, recreation, and enjoyment.

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Former White House Chief of Staff Gen. John Kelly kicks off Purdue University Northwest Sinai Forum season Sept. 8

2019-pnwSullenberger, Steinem, Dershowitz and Murray round out 2019 season

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Mini Wellness Retreat at Sand Creek


From eating right and exercising, to self-care and mental well-being, there are so many ways to enrich our lives through healthy habits. Though these options are out there, we sometimes need a little guidance in discovering new ways to create healthy lifestyles. This Friday, area women were treated to an afternoon of doing just that, and got a healthy start to their weekend at Porter Regional Hospital’s Mini Wellness Retreat at Sand Creek Country Club.

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Mayor’s 16th Annual Festival 5K Walk/Run/Splash along Wolf Lake

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and Hammond Parks & Recreation invite walkers and runners of all ages to compete in the Kathleen Pucalik Memorial 5K Walk/Run at the 16th Annual Festival of the Lakes. The walk/run starts and ends at The Wolf Lake Aquatic Play Center on Saturday, July 20, 2019. Registration begins at 7 a.m. and the race begins at 8 a.m. Early registration is $20 on or before July 19, race day $25. A free children’s race begins at 8:15 a.m. and children 8 and under will receive a complimentary t-shirt. Awards will be presented to the top three female and male overall; and first places male and female finisher in each age division. Age divisions are: 8 and under; 9-11; 12-14; 15-18; 19-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70 and over. Visit for an online entry form or stop by the Hammond Civic Center at 5825 S. Sohl Avenue....

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Purdue Northwest's David Feikes recieves Christian Foster Award

Purdue University Northwest (PNW) Professor of Mathematics David Feikes is the recipient of the 2019 Purdue University Christian J. Foster Award.

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Hobart’s Summer Market on the Lake: for families, by families

For nine years, Da Portable Rican food truck co-owner John Pomales has been serving traditional meals to Hobart Summer Market at the Lake attendees, alongside his parents and brother.

"It's just a huge honor to see the reaction that people have to our food, because it's all my grandmother's recipes," Pomales said. "She was born in Puerto Rico. She taught my dad. My dad taught me and my brother."

Summer-Market-on-the-Lake-2019-33Back then, everyone still had day jobs. Now he and his family own several different trucks and get to cook full time. His favorite dish is their pork speciality, served with Puerto Rican rice.

“We call it lechón,” he said. “It's...

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