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Students Demonstrate their STEM Skills at the Purdue University Northwest Science Olympiad Regional Competition with Support from ArcelorMittal


One of the best ways to learn a new skill is through hands-on, active participation. In a world where technology is constantly at our fingertips, the need for people with skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) continues to grow. Students from all over the Region are fostering their STEM skills through Science Olympiad, an academic competition with emphasis on teamwork, commitment, and fun. With the help of volunteers from ArcelorMittal, students from middle schools and high schools from all over the area competed on Saturday, February 9, in the Science Olympiad Regional Competition at Purdue University Northwest (PNW) in Hammond.

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Research Study Says Regulatory Changes Needed to Ensure Sustainable Fishing of Queen Conch in The Bahamas

Shedd-Sustainable-Fishing-of-Queen-Conch-in-The-BahamasQueen conch, Lobatus gigas, is a marine snail with an iconic shell that serves as a culinary staple in The Bahamas. However, thousands of years of exploitation in the greater Caribbean region has had clear impacts on conch abundances. If queen conch populations in The Bahamas continue to decline, scientists warn the inevitable end to economically viable conch fishing if actions are not taken to allow the conch stocks to recover. Published in the scientific journal, Reviews in Fisheries Science and Aquaculture, the study documents population changes associated with heavy fishing and provides recommendations to rehabilitate the Bahamian queen conch stock based on surveys and evaluations conducted by Community Conch and Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium.

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Announcing the Indiana Dunes National Park

Congressman-Visclosky-HeadshotCongressman Pete Visclosky (D-IN-1), Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (R-IN-2), and U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-IN) are pleased to announce that the 61st National Park in the United States and the first National Park for the state of Indiana is the Indiana Dunes National Park.

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Portage Township Schools Update, February 15, 2019

Portage-Township-Schools-Update-02-15-19_0 Myers Elementary
Myers Elementary School hosted a Kindergarten Grandparent’s Day! Grandparent’s visited their student’s classrooms. Together they completed activities, crafts, and games. Students were excited to show their grandparent their class. Fun was had by all!

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Katherine House Boys & Girls Club Celebrates 100 Years of History with Complete Renovation at "Demo Day"

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The staff and club members at the Katherine House Boys & Girls Club are no strangers to breaking barriers for fostering growth and happiness for kids throughout East Chicago. On Thursday, they took a literal approach, demolishing a wall in ceremonial celebration of $1.182 million raised for a complete renovation to the historic club.

The renovation project was spearheaded by an anonymous $500,000 donation, half of which came from matched donations. In addition, The Foundations of East Chicago gave another $500,000. Construction is scheduled to begin February 18 and finish in time for summer programming. The renovations are timely, as this year marks the 100th birthday of the original Katherine House. To celebrate the new beginning, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana brought in the community,...

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IU Northwest Celebrates Black History Month

IU-Northwest-Celebrates-Black-History-Month-2019_01 Indiana University Northwest’s Office of Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs (ODEMA) celebrated black history this month with events designed to heighten awareness of African American contributions throughout history.

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Terry and Karen McMahon donate $100,000 to IU Northwest Gift to benefit student-athletes with resource center dedicated to academics and athletics

iunorthwestGary, Ind. -- Indiana University Northwest is pleased to announce it has received a $100,000 gift from Terry and Karen McMahon. These funds will support more than 100 IU Northwest student-athletes with the establishment of the Terry and Karen McMahon Resource Center, a room dedicated to serve both academic and athletic needs.

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Annual Enchanted City Mayor’s Ball Benefits Lubeznik Center for the Arts and Friendship Botanic Gardens


Saturday evening, Mayor Ron Meer of Michigan City hosted the 2019 Enchanted City Mayor’s Ball. Over 650 community members gathered at the Blue Chip Casino for this stellar biannual event, which always benefits local nonprofit organizations. This year, the proceeds went to the Lubeznik Center for the Arts and Friendship Botanic Gardens.

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How 'I Can' Statements Encourage Learning at PTS

How-I-Can-Statements-Encourage-Learning-at-PTSAt Portage Township Schools, teachers and staff are determined to give students the best learning experience possible, and want to implement curriculum that is both educational and inspiring.

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Technology Allows for Individualized Learning Experiences for Portage High School Students

Technology-Allows-for-Individualized-Learning-Experiences-for-Portage-High-School-StudentsPortage Township Schools has been working to give their students more technology that provides each student with a personalized experience by giving the district multiple approaches to learning.

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Local Career and Technical District Continues to Be Among the Best in Indiana

Porter-County-Career-and-Technical-CenterPorter County Career and Technical Education (PCCTE) is among five districts in Indiana that met all performance indicators in the most recent year studied. The most recent students studied were seniors in 2017.

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