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PNC Faculty Members Promoted in 2015

PNCThe Purdue University Board of Trustees has approved the promotion of four Purdue University North Central faculty members. These promotions become effective with the start of the 2015 -2016 academic year in August.

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Calumet College of St. Joseph Hosts 50th Annual Trustees' Scholarship Ball

CCSJ-Fundraiser-4The 50th Annual Trustees' Scholarship Ball for Calumet College of St. Joseph was held Saturday April 11th at The Center for Visual and Performing Arts in Munster, Indiana. The attendees enjoyed a five-course meal, music by Phase4 Band, a special awards ceremony, and a raffle drawing.

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Physician, Iraq War Veteran, Author to Visit IU Northwest

rot1On Monday, April 27, as part of the campus’s One Book … One Campus … One Community … reading initiative, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, Dr. Antonio Webb will visit Indiana University Northwest to speak about his journey from overcoming life in the streets to becoming a renowned orthopedic surgeon. The event will begin at 4 p.m. and take place in the Bruce W. Bergland Auditorium, located in the Savannah Center.

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Aylesworth Students Participate in Bingo for Books

Aylesworth-Elementary-Collage-04-10-15Last night the Aylesworth students were invited to participate in Bingo for Books. It was a fun night of pizza, Bingo, and a chance to win free books! Students who are in grades K-3 are invited along with their immediate family members to enjoy this fun filled evening. Last night we had around 170 people attend the event!

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Myers 2015 Kindergarten Round Up

Myers-Kindergarten-Roundup-Collage-2015On Wednesday, April 8th incoming Kindergarten students to Myers Elementary came for Kindergarten Round Up. The upcoming students came to take a quick look at some of the Kindergarten rooms and to complete a quick assessment of physical and language development to give their parents some more information to help them to be ready in the fall.

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Portage High School Students Explore the Variation of Color in Packages of Candy

PHS-MandMs-Experement-Collage-04-09-15How does the M&M Mars company determine the amount of each candy color in each package of M&Ms? Is it random or by formula? Mr. Kappes’ PLTW Introduction to Engineering and Design classes at Portage High School are studying Statistics and learning about “central tendencies”, “variations” and “distribution”. To make the topic practical and fun, students conducted a statistical analysis on individual bags of M&Ms to answer that question. After inventorying the quantity and colors of M&Ms in each package, students created an Xcel spreadsheet and entered the class data. The data was broken down to calculate “Mean”, “Median”, “Mode” and “Standard Deviation”.

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Portage High School MCJROTC Cadets Train for Youth Physical Fitness Test

PHS-MCJROTC-04-09-15Cadet Rosie Rivera does push-ups for the Marine Corps Junior ROTC Youth Physical Fitness Test (YPFT) at Portage High School on 8 April, 2015.

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