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Communication expert Michael Angelo Caruso to headline IU Northwest Business Alliance Luncheon

rot1On Thursday, April 18, Michael Angelo Caruso, communication consultant, author, and motivational speaker, will present the keynote address at the Indiana University Northwest School of Business and Economics (SOBE) 2019 Business Alliance Luncheon at Avalon Manor, 3550 East U.S. Route 30 in Merrillville. Doors open at 11 a.m. and lunch is served promptly at 11:30 a.m.

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Chesterton High School Honor Rolls Recognize Students for Third Nine Weeks' Accomplishments of 2018-19 School Year

Chesterton-High-SchoolChesterton High School has recognized 923 students on its three varying honor rolls for the third nine weeks'. Of those 923 students, 248 students are listed on the Honor Roll earning a grade point average of (3.0 - 3.49999); 284 students are listed on the High Honor Roll earning a grade point average of (3.5 - 3.99999); and 391 students are listed on the Principal's Honor Roll for earning a grade point average of (4.0 - 5.33333) for the third nine weeks'. Students who received a grade of "D", "F", "I", or had less than four attempts were disqualified.

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Michigan City Mayor Ron Meer highlights city progress, outline for the futureat State of the City

Dozens of city residents filled the Michigan City Senior Center today to hear Mayor Ron Meer’s state of the city address, where he proudly highlighted many of the city’s most recent successes, and outlined some plans for future growth.

“One of my earliest realizations after I took office in 2012 was that there was no off-season in this position. It’s a 24/7, 365 day-a-year job,” Meer said. He is seeking a third mayoral term.

2019michigancityronmeer1Meer acknowledged and thanked the municipal employees for their hard work and dedication to the community.

“We’ve expanded our school resource officer program, adding officers who visit not just the high school, but the middle schools...

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IU Northwest accepting applications for NSF-AIMS Scholarships

rot1Indiana University Northwest is now accepting NSF-AIMS Scholarship applications for students majoring in STEM fields. The priority acceptance date is April 15 for full consideration. After that date, applications will be reviewed on a space-available basis.

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ArcelorMittal partners with Region organizations and schools for educational seminar on the environment


ArcelorMittal opened up its doors on Saturday morning for a free, one-day seminar focused on helping teachers and school leaders incorporate environmental education into their lessons. Special guests and speakers included Alisha Zick, off-site education coordinator at the Dunes Learning Center; Nicole Harmon, Humane Educator at Humane Indiana; and Ylanda Wilhite, Youth Conservation Action Partnership Coordinator at the Field Museum of Natural History.

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Students and community find success at Ivy Tech Valparaiso Career Fairs


Finding a job is hard, and finding a good one is even harder. Ivy Tech Valparaiso sought to make it easier on Friday with their Spring 2019 Career Fair, featuring over 20 employers in fields ranging from insurance to engineering.

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Ben Franklin Middle School Designated as an Indiana “School to Watch”

Ben-Franklin-Middle-SchoolBen Franklin Middle School principal, Jeanne Sienkowski, and her staff earned their Designation as one of 13 Indiana “Schools to Watch” who have received this state and national recognition as an exemplary middle school. Nationally they join over 465 middle level (grades 5 – 9) designated “Schools to Watch.” This designation requires a year long process of completing the application and meeting all 4 domains of the “Schools to Watch” criteria of Academic Excellence, Developmental Responsiveness, Social Equity, and Organizational Support and Processes with supporting evidence from their curriculum and schedule.

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Registration for IU Northwest Lean Six Sigma Certification for business students, local professionals now open

rot1Registration is now open for Indiana University Northwest’s Lean Six Sigma (LSS) intermediate–level certification, known as the green belt designation. A coveted business education hallmark, LSS certification is open to the entire community; enrollees need not be IU Northwest students.

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Chesterton Middle School Honor Rolls Recognize Students for Third Nine Weeks' Accomplishments of 2018-19 School Year

Chesterton-Middle-SchoolChesterton Middle School has recognized 516 students on the Honor Roll for achieving a minimum 3.0 GPA for the third nine weeks. Of those, 223 students are listed on the Principal's Honor Roll for earning a grade point average of 3.67 or higher for the third nine weeks.

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Duneland Intermediate Schools Honor Rolls Recognize Students for Third Nine Weeks' Accomplishments of 2018-19 School Year

Duneland-School-CorporationLiberty Intermediate School has recognized 218 students on the honor roll for earning at least 3.0 grade point average for the third nine weeks’. Of those, 115 students are listed on the Principal’s Honor Roll for earning a grade point average of 3.66 or higher for the third nine weeks' grading period.

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Jackson Elementary School Students Jump for Their Hearts and Help Save Lives

Jackson-Elementary-School-Students-Jump-for-Their-Hearts-and-Help-Save-LivesStudents at Jackson Elementary School jumped at the chance to fight heart disease and stroke, our nation’s No. 1 and No. 4 killers. During the month of February, students hosted their annual Kids Heart Challenge event to raise money for the American Heart Association, which funds lifesaving heart and stroke research and community and educational programs.

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