FILE - In a Friday, June 22, 2007 file photo, the Chinese Crested and Chihuahua mix dog "Elwood" won the title of World's ugliest dog of 2007 at the 2007 World's Ugliest Dog Contest, in Petaluma, Calif. Elwood died unexpectedly on Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 28, 2013, said his owner, Karen Qu…
GARY | As a result of a budding relationship between the Gary Community School Corp., the Confucius Institute at Valparaiso University and China, students at Wirt/Emerson Visual and Performing Arts will learn more about Chinese music and will visit the country in April.
After the government shutdown and debt-ceiling circus, it seems like the U.S. government is doing everything it can to diminish the stature of our dollar.
Second-grade students at Ambassador Academy in Gary raise their hands last December to answer a question about a biblical story while Gov. Mitch Daniels, center, visits with them in Sonia Araujo's classroom. Will new state lawmakers want to keep pushing on school reforms or rest awhile?
The Chinese Music Ensemble of Valparaiso University performs during the Mid-Autumn Festival on Sunday in the Harre Union ballroom. The fesitval, co-sponsored by the Confucius Institute at Valparaiso University, the Chinese Students and Scholars Association and the Chinese and Japanese Studie…
Valparaiso University students Haiyin Sun, left, and Yuan Fang sing to traditional Chinese music during the Mid-Autumn Festival on Sunday at the university's Harre Union ballroom.
Valparaiso University held a Mid-Autumn Festival on Sunday evening in the Harre Union ballrroom. The fesitval, co-sponsored by the Confucius Institute at Valparaiso University, the Chinese Students and Scholars Association and the Chinese and Japanese Studies Program, marks a traditional Chi…
Probably the two most important issues on people's minds, leading up to the elections, are the economy and jobs. As of the end of June, President Barack Obama had been to 104 fundraisers, but hadn't met with his jobs council once in that time. The White House said it was not a big deal.
Before last week, my biggest exposure to Chinese culture and language was watching "Ni Hao, Kai-lan" on cable with my granddaughter. That's where I learned about floating rhinos.
The large metal sphere, containing a speeding line of motorcyclists, called "the Globe of Death" is always a favorite show moment for Cirque Shanghai's summer run at Chicago's Navy Pier.
Growing up through the Valparaiso school system provided an excellent foundation for both my collegiate and professional career. During middle and high school, I studied German, allowing me to test into advanced German classes at Purdue.
Woman driver holding car keys driving her new car. Beautiful multiracial young woman.
Prekindergarten students line up in the cafeteria Wednesday during Gov. Mitch Daniels' visit to Ambassador Academy in Gary.
Second-grade students at Ambassador Academy in Gary raise their hands to answer a question about a biblical story Wednesday while Gov. Mitch Daniels, center, visits with them in Sonia Araujo's classroom.
Gov. Mitch Daniels talks to students Wednesday in Tashama Stokes' third-grade class during a visit to Ambassador Academy in Gary. Ambassador Academy has attracted the most vouchers statewide since the program to offer private-tuition assistance to Hoosier parents went into effect in July.
Rongli Fang, right, recites in Chinese the colors of the flag of China to her students at Clark High School in Hammond.
Sabrina Ramirez, 16, left works with Tiffany Easter, 17, as they use flash cards to quiz each other in identifying colors during Chinese class at Clark High School.
Rongli Fang recites the word yellow in Chinese during class at Clark High School in Hammond.
Sabrina Ramirez, 16, looks at her flashcards identifying colors in Chinese during Rongli Fang's class at Clark High School in Hammond.
Clark High School student Nicholas Garza, 16, left, raises his hand to answer a question durng Rongli Fang's class. The School City of Hammond introduced Chinese this school year at all of its high schools.
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