Competition among colleges and universities for the best students is constant, spirited and multifaceted. These days, it isn’t enough to “just” have top-flight faculty and facilities. Students are looking for numerous other perks, and a key one today is mass transit.
Over the last year, the presidents and chancellors associated with the region's institutions of higher learning have published commentaries on the 10 chapters of One Region's 2012 Profile of Northwest Indiana Report.
VALPARAISO | The city will receive some national TV exposure through a segment on "Communities of Distinction," a kind of cable infomercial available to at least a third of the country and Canada.
Northwest Indiana is a diverse region with many extraordinary opportunities for arts and cultural events, recreational sports and entertainment, and nature and the outdoors. We ought to take full advantage of these rich cultural and recreational opportunities and strengthen our identity as a…
VALPARAISO | Valparaiso University expects to break its enrollment record in the fall, but it's a prelude to continuing growth at both its Valparaiso and Hyde Park campuses, President Mark Heckler said.
VALPARAISO | Sam Simpson clutched in her hand all that was left of her shoulder-length blonde hair.
VALPARAISO | The annual Social Action Leadership Team fundraiser at Valparaiso University once again pitted university President Mark Heckler against Provost Mark Schwehn.
When I first arrived in Northwest Indiana, I thought of Valparaiso University in terms of my thinking about the School of Mines in Rapid City, S.D. I am not sure 100 percent what all they do, but I know it is good stuff turning out good kids. That’s been changing since VU President Mark Heck…
About 800,000 people call Northwest Indiana their home, and I am glad to be among them. We live in an important region comprised of industrious people who contribute to the success and prosperity of our state and nation.
Valparaiso University and Calumet College of St. Joseph are investing in their campuses, strengthening higher education in Northwest Indiana.
VALPARAISO | With a new master plan calling for possibly more than 20 new classroom buildings, residences and sports facilities costing tens of millions of dollars over the next 20 years, Valparaiso University President Mark Heckler and the board of directors have their work cut out for them.
VALPARAISO | Officials unveiled a 20-year master plan for Valparaiso University Thursday that is designed to accomodate an enrollment expected to grow by 50 percent to 6,000 students.
VALPARAISO | Sustainability, green living and new technologies might not sound like the sort of thing to plan a party in the park around, but that's just what the city will do Sept. 27.
VALPARAISO | Linda J. Roettger will join Valparaiso University as the director of alumni relations effective Aug. 1.
VALPARAISO | Mayor Jon Costas and Valparaiso University President Mark Heckler battled Thursday morning's heat and Lincolnway truck traffic noise to tout the upcoming GreenTown conference scheduled for Sept. 27 and 28 at VU.
VALPARAISO | Hundreds of people are expected to attend a conference to be held Sept. 27 and 28 at Valparaiso University to discuss ways of creating a greener world.
Northwest Indiana residents are resilient. During the recent economic crisis, we experienced many of the same challenges that have been felt both statewide and nationwide. Yet our quality of life continues to improve. However, there remain opportunities and challenges ahead.
In this presidential election year we have been inundated with divisive political rhetoric that dismisses bipartisan collaboration for the common good. In the midst of all this, it is important that we remind ourselves we have true leaders working for us in Indiana from both major political …
Every March, region residents go bald for St. Baldrick's. This year, Crown Point Mayor David Uran, Hammond Fire Chief Jeff Smith and Valparaiso University President Mark Heckler are among the local dignitaries signing up to get their heads shaved in support of children battling cancer.
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