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Recycling & Waste Reduction District of Porter County Briefs, July 9, 2015

Household-Hazardous-Waste-Collection-2013-2Collection event Saturday in Chesterton
The Recycling and Waste Reduction District of Porter County will help Porter County residents safely dispose of their old pesticides, gasoline, CFLs and other products that contain corrosive, toxic, ignitable or reactive ingredients at the household hazardous waste collection event scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 11, at Westchester Intermediate School, 1050 S. 5th St., Chesterton.

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2 Purdue Calumet Marriage & Family Therapy Students Receive Fellowships in 2015

Paik-Song-2015Two graduate students of Purdue University Calumet’s marriage and family therapy program received federally funded fellowships to engage this summer in a national initiative of providing mental health services to racially and ethnically diverse populations.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County Selected as Recipients of Dean's Tire Pros & Auto Care Grand Re-Openening

Boys-and-Girls-Clubs-of-Porter-County-Selected-as-Recipients-of-Deans-Tire-Pros-and-Auto-Care-Grand-Re-Openening-01Dean Biddle and Andy Funk, of Dean’s Tire Pros & Auto Care, wanted to be able to give back to the communities in which their stores are located as part of their grand re-opening in Portage and Chesterton. They chose Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County to be the recipient of their generosity! On June 12, 2015 – Portage and Duneland Clubs were invited to be part of the grand re-opening festivities. Torch and Keystone Club members sold M & M’s to customers in efforts to raise funds for their community service projects. In addition, a portion of sales received that day were donated back to the Clubs.

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PNC Student Services & Activities Complex Receives PNC Student Services & Activities Complex Unity Foundation Donation from Unity Foundation in 2015

Unity-Board-2015Purdue University North Central has received a donation from the Unity Foundation of LaPorte County to underwrite the naming rights to an Art Niche that will be located in the formal foyer in front of the Great Hall in the PNC Student Services and Activities Complex.

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2015 Sinai Forum Presents Five Dynamic Programs

Sinai-Forum-2015The 62nd season of the Purdue University North Central Sinai Forum will open Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. (CT) at the Blue Chip Casino Stardust Event Center, 777 Blue Chip Drive, in Michigan City. The Forum continues its commitment to presenting speakers who explore compelling contemporary issues, providing audience members with the unique opportunity to hear from experts in their fields speak to topics in the news and to pose face-to-face questions in a town-hall style forum. Wendy Levenfeld, Forum executive director, will host the series. This year’s series features five programs; please note that the remaining four sessions will begin at 4 p.m., with doors opening at 3 p.m.

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Tickets on Sale Now for 2015 EMPOWER Porter County Chefs Around the Table

EMPOWER-Porter-County-Chefs-Around-the-Table-2015Empower Porter County, a substance abuse initiative of the Porter County Community Foundation, will host their new inaugural event, “Chefs Around the Table,” on Thursday, October 1, 2015, at the Porter County Expo Center in Valparaiso, Ind. The fundraising event will feature 100 gentlemen “chefs” from around Porter County preparing their favorite dish for guests attending the event to sample.

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Sound the Horn, Calumet College of Saint Joseph Has a New Pep Band

CCSJ-PepBand-2This year’s Calumet College of Saint Joseph’s home basketball games are going to have a little more pep in their step thanks to the newly formed CCSJ Pep Band that will be performing at every men’s and women’s game, in addition to other community events.

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