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Valparaiso University 2017–2018 Alumni Achieve 97 Percent Graduate Placement Rate

rot1More than 90 percent of recent Valpo graduates have secured employment or enrolled in graduate school within nine months of graduation for the 26th straight year.

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Liz Guzman-Arredondo of Calumet College of St. Joseph grows her calling


One of the eldest children in a blended family of 12 siblings, Liz Guzman-Arredondo, M.S.W., L.S.W., still remembers the moment she realized she wanted to be a professional helper. Growing up, she had the extra responsibility of caring for her many younger siblings. In truth, she said, she was forced to grow up a little before her time. One day, a social worker came to speak with a young family member who had had a baby. The impact the social worker’s guidance had on the young woman’s stress did not escape Guzman-Arredondo’s notice.

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Students from Valparaiso Community Schools attain national recognition for excellent performance on 2019 National Spanish Examinations

Valparaiso-Community-Schools-2019Congratulations to 214 Spanish students from Valparaiso Community Schools who attained national recognition for excellent performance on the 2019 National Spanish Examinations.

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Chesterton High School hosts 30th annual 5% Club Banquet

Chesterton-High-School-hosts-30th-annual-5-percent-Club-Banquet-2019_01 Chesterton High School hosted the 30th annual 5% Club Banquet for those 23 students in the top 5% of the senior class of 2019 at the Spa and Banquet and Event Center on Wednesday, May 8. This event is sponsored by the Duneland Education Foundation, Teachers Credit Union and the Duneland School Corporation.

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Work Ethic Certification Awards Ceremony at Chesterton High School

Work-Ethic-Certification-Awards-Ceremony-at-Chesterton-High-School-2019_01 Several Chesterton High School students in grades 9-11 earned the Center for Workforce One 2018-19 Work Ethic Certification on Thursday, May 2 at the school.

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Duneland School students in Tri-County Jr/Sr HS Art Exhibition win awards

Chesterton-High-SchoolSeveral Chesterton High School and Middle School students have their work on display at South Shore Arts, 1040 Ridge Rd., Munster, Indiana for the 45th annual Tri-County Jr./Sr. High School Art Exhibition. The exhibit will be on display through May 19.

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Retired Thrivent CEO to Deliver Valparaiso University Commencement Address

rot1On Saturday, May 18, and Sunday, May 19, Valparaiso University will celebrate the class of 2019 through three commencement ceremonies, conferring degrees upon 707 undergraduate, 155 graduate and 76 law students.

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Volunteers planted 77 trees on IU Northwest campus for Arbor Day


Folks from every corner of Indiana University Northwest, and the region, gathered at the Community Garden on Thursday, April 25 for a lesson in tree planting.

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IU Northwest hosts free summer science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) camp for teens August 5 - 7


Indiana University Northwest invites teens to explore science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) at a free STEM Camp from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, August 5 through Wednesday, Aug. 7. Students from underrepresented minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Screening of “Shifting Sands” film celebrates Earth Day, Indiana Dunes National Park


Dozens of people gathered in Valparaiso University’s Harre Union on Wednesday evening for a free screening of the award-winning documentary “Shifting Sands: On the Path to Sustainability” as part of the university’s annual Earth Day celebrations.

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Ivy Tech to Celebrate Graduates at Commencement


Ivy Tech Community College will celebrate more than 1,800 graduates from its Lake County, Valparaiso and Michigan City campuses at commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 11.

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