HAMMOND and WESTVILLE, Ind. – The Society of Innovators at Purdue Northwest (PNW) has partnered with Samuel Love, a social and civic practice artist, and South Shore Arts to offer entrepreneurship training for Northwest Indiana artists through the Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) On-Ramp program. The Northwest Indiana organizing team is accepting interest forms from artists that may want to participate in the On-Ramp Creative Entrepreneur Accelerator. “As a Regional Arts Partner of the Indiana Arts
How does Franciscan Health measure success in combatting the pandemic? By delivering more than 100,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine into the arms of Hoosiers. The healthcare system recently surpassed that number at its specialized clinics. As of April 19, Franciscan vaccine teams had administered 115,293 doses. “This achievement is a tribute to our COVID-19 vaccine clinic operations team and the many different departments across the system who provided much needed support,” said Albert Tomchaney, MD,
MICHIGAN CITY, Indiana | An Indiana lawmaker, inspired by the care her family received when they were hospitalized with COVID-19, visited Franciscan Health Michigan City to deliver a House resolution honoring healthcare workers. Indiana State Rep. Wendy McNamara, who represents Evansville but is originally from LaPorte, spoke to members of the care team and hospital officials on April 9. She recounted how, in mid-November, her father, Terry Stump, was brought to Franciscan Health Michigan City and 12
HAMMOND and WESTVILLE, Ind. — Purdue University Northwest’s (PNW) Department of Mechanical and Civil Engineering will offer summer enrichment camps for middle and high school students interested in learning more about mechanical and civil engineering disciplines. The Purdue Northwest Summer Engineering Camps will take place in June and July. Camp attendees can choose to attend virtually (via Zoom), or in-person at PNW’s Hammond Campus, where university social distancing guidelines will be followed.
Valparaiso, IN – The delivery of babies has been a happy event for the labor and delivery teams at Northwest Health over the past year. Thousands of infants have taken their first breath at one of the Northwest Health hospitals and been a welcome sight in the midst of the global pandemic. While the virus has changed many things in the world – the hospitals’ birthing centers are a pleasant constant, located in a separate, enclosed area to provide specialized care and services. A dedicated team of nurses,
Valparaiso, IN – If you’ve put off seeing your doctor for fear of catching or spreading the COVID-19 virus, Northwest Medical Group wants you to know it’s safe and important to come in. Precautions for your safety includemasking of all patients and providers, checking temperature of all clinic visitors, screening clinic staff, socially distanced seating in the reception area, and enhanced cleaning of commonly touched surfaces. “It’s important for members of our community to put their health first and
HAMMOND and WESTVILLE, Ind. – Purdue University Northwest (PNW) recently recognized students, faculty and staff, nominated by their peers, for exceptional efforts. Approximately 400 members of the PNW community gathered virtually while award nominees were physically present and socially distanced to participate in the fifth annual Founders Day festivities on the Westville Campus. Three PNW faculty members were honored with outstanding faculty awards in the areas of scholarship, engagement, and teaching.
Porter County, Indiana – United Way of Porter County has awarded up to $100,000 to Valparaiso Schools’ Backpacks and Snacks program to help meet the growing need to feed hungry students on the weekends.The program provides weekend meals to students and their younger siblings in an effort to combat food insecurity and the impact it has on physical, social, emotional and academic growth. “Since the onset of the COVID pandemic, we found that we were helping more students than ever before,” said Erin Hawkins,
HAMMOND and WESTVILLE, Ind. — Anthony Ray Hinton, author of “The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row,” will deliver a virtual talk at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, April 22. The event is part of the One Book, One Community program of reading, reflection and discussion. The public is invited to register and attend. Hinton, a New York Times bestseller and winner of the 2019 Christopher Award, 2019 Moore Prize and an Oprah’s Book Club selection for 2018, will speak on criminal justice reform. His
HAMMOND and WESTVILLE, Ind. — Purdue University Northwest’s (PNW) students, faculty and staff have powered through this academic year and are ready to celebrate with Homecoming during the month of April. PNW will host a variety of activities — from food drives to fireworks displays. “Homecoming has become one of the biggest celebrations of the year at PNW,” said Ashley Gerodimos, executive director of the PNW Alumni Community and University Strategic Events. “It is unique in that activities are held
Colorful eggs full of goodies are a sure sign that spring is here! After the Easter Egg hunts, what do you do with those gently used plastic eggs? Instead of sending the used eggs to a landfill or recycle bin, the Recycling & Waste Reduction District of Porter County is piloting a new way to reuse these containers for future egg hunts. You may drop off gently used plastic eggs (that are in good condition) at the Valparaiso Compost Site. Plastic eggs will be accepted for two weeks, starting April 5 through
Valparaiso, IN - We’ve changed habits and actions to protect our health during the pandemic, but one thing still remains the same – we need to take quick action with a possible heart attack or stroke. Life-threatening blockages and arrhythmias need timely detection and treatment to support the best possible outcome. Waiting to get help can increase the damage to heart muscle or brain tissue. The hospitals of Northwest Health have deep resources ready to support diagnosis and intervention in the event of
Valparaiso, IN - Echocardiography is used to assess different areas of the heart and can detect heart disease or signs of serious conditions. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, followed closely by stroke as the fourth highest cause of death. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), more than 2,150 Americans die each day from cardiovascular disease which amounts to about one every 40 seconds. Northwest Health – Porter located in Valparaiso, has been granted an
HAMMOND and WESTVILLE, Ind. — John J. Durocher, associate professor of Health Studies at Purdue University Northwest (PNW) who recently was named to a Nils K. Nelson Endowed Professorship, was selected the 2021 recipient of the ADInstruments Macknight Innovative Educator Award by the American Physiological Society (APS). Each year the APS recognizes one member who effectively engages students by incorporating innovative teaching techniques and technology into their physiology education courses. Durocher
Free nicotine patches and gum available VALPARAISO —The Tobacco Education and Prevention Coalition for Porter County is celebrating the Indiana Tobacco Quitline (1-800-QUIT NOW) 15th anniversary and its work to help Porter County residents overcome their tobacco addiction and live healthier lives. To mark the anniversary, the Quitline is offering four weeks of free nicotine patches and gum to anyone who enrolls, while supplies last. Since it began in March 2006, the Quitline has helped more than