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James Dworkin

EDITORIAL: Make sure neither Purdue campus is stinted

Merging the Purdue North Central and Purdue University Calumet administrations makes sense, in that the campuses are so close together.

March 09, 2014 12:00 am
PUC, PNC to merge administrations

PUC, PNC to merge administrations

Purdue University Calumet in Hammond and Purdue University North Central in Westville will merge administrative duties, the universities announced Wednesday.

February 26, 2014 7:02 pm Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Poverty takes a huge toll on our region

GUEST COMMENTARY: Poverty takes a huge toll on our region

Twenty years ago, when our region first developed a Quality of Life Indicators Report, the founders of the report recognized the harmful impact poverty has on all who call our region home. The latest version of the report shows that since 2000, the poverty rate has increased in Lake, Porter …

December 22, 2013 12:00 am
Local orthodontist gives PNC $1 million

Local orthodontist gives PNC $1 million

WESTVILLE | A local orthodontist has donated $1 million to Purdue University North Central in support of its new Student Services and Activities Complex building, slated to begin construction next fall.

December 04, 2013 7:48 pm Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Jobs, education are keys to thriving economy

GUEST COMMENTARY: Jobs, education are keys to thriving economy

Jobs – secure, well-paying jobs – help to build and solidify a community.

November 24, 2013 12:00 am
PNC Chancellor Dworkin receives Sagamore of the Wabash award

PNC Chancellor Dworkin receives Sagamore of the Wabash award

WESTVILLE | The state’s highest distinction has been bestowed upon Purdue North Central chancellor James Dworkin.

September 11, 2013 12:24 pm
PNC Chancellor Dworkin Hall of Fame Presentation

PNC Chancellor Dworkin Hall of Fame Presentation

Westville - Purdue University North Central Chancellor Dr. James B. Dworkin recently participated in the Baseball Hall of Fame "25th Anniversary Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture." The three-day symposium brought together experts from across the nation to examine the imp…

June 21, 2013 7:14 pm

Valpo schools, college program will enable students to skip freshman year at PNC

VALPARAISO | An agreement approved Wednesday by the Valparaiso Community Schools Board with Purdue University North Central will enable Valparaiso High School students to skip their freshman year of college.

January 16, 2013 8:50 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: We're different, but we must pull together

GUEST COMMENTARY: We're different, but we must pull together

When the One Region organization recently published its 2012 analysis of 10 key indicators of the quality of life in Northwest Indiana, I joined other region residents in studying the valuable information. 

October 28, 2012 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Diversity is vital to higher education experience

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Diversity is vital to higher education experience

In October, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case that has the potential to profoundly impact the admissions policies of colleges and universities across the nation and alter the plans of thousands of prospective college students.

September 09, 2012 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Arts background helps generate creative solutions

GUEST COMMENTARY: Arts background helps generate creative solutions

A look around Northwest Indiana quickly proves we value the arts. Whether it’s the West Side Theatre Guild in Gary, the Center for Visual and Performing Arts in Munster, the Lubeznik Center for the Arts in Michigan City, the Brauer Museum of Art at Valparaiso University or the sculpture gard…

July 22, 2012 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Indiana's economy requires more college grads

GUEST COMMENTARY: Indiana's economy requires more college grads

The lottery fever that recently swept the nation clearly indicates that most of us covet financial security.

April 22, 2012 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Smoking ban will aid Hoosiers' quality of life

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Smoking ban will aid Hoosiers' quality of life

Our Indiana legislators made history this month when they voted in favor of legislation to ban smoking statewide — albeit with some much-debated exceptions.

March 18, 2012 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Make a difference in community, nation, world

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Make a difference in community, nation, world

Engaged citizens are key to forming and maintaining healthy, vibrant communities. The acts of joining volunteer organizations, working on a neighborhood project, helping out at the local school and voting in local, state and national elections all factor into determining our state's "civic health."

October 09, 2011 12:00 am

Taking a different course at PNC

WESTVILLE | Devotees can play it 365-days-a-year, carry their equipment in a duffel bag, and not pay a cent in green fees.

August 20, 2011 4:24 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: The amazing story of the Pittsburgh Pirates

GUEST COMMENTARY: The amazing story of the Pittsburgh Pirates

At Major League Baseball's traditional all-star break, players and fans alike take stock of the season to date and anticipate how the pennant races will shape up.

July 14, 2011 12:00 am
PNC grads told to 'Rise to the highest'

PNC grads told to 'Rise to the highest'

VALPARAISO | Among the 347 graduates who participated in the 43rd Purdue University North Central University commencement ceremonies Monday evening were the first nine graduates of PNC's mechanical engineering program.

May 16, 2011 9:15 pm Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Quality of life will improve by degrees

GUEST COMMENTARY: Quality of life will improve by degrees

In Northwest Indiana, we are fortunate to have a number of opportunities available for quality higher education -- two Big Ten universities are represented at three regional campuses, we have two quality faith-based schools, our state community college has a number of locations, and we have …

April 24, 2011 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: How to solve the nation's unemployment problem

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: How to solve the nation's unemployment problem

When the Bureau of Labor Statistics released its unemployment data for February 2011, the nation's unemployment rate dropped to 8.9 percent, the first time it has been below 9 percent since April 2009.

April 03, 2011 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Will NFL owners punt on new contract?

GUEST COMMENTARY: Will NFL owners punt on new contract?

The NFL collective bargaining agreement is an extremely technical document of 300 pages. The cover page states it is in effect through the 2012 season, so why is there so much attention now about an imminent lockout of players? Because NFL owners terminated the final two salary-capped years …

February 06, 2011 12:00 am
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