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New students lead the way into new year at VU

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso University kicked off a new academic year with a tradition that's more than eight decades old.

August 28, 2014 12:00 am
VU president touts past success, future promise

VU president touts past success, future promise

Valparaiso community leaders listen to Valparaiso University President Mark Heckler Thursday at the Valpo Chamber luncheon giving an update on the university's plans.

April 10, 2014 3:36 pm
VU president touts past success, future promise

VU president touts past success, future promise

Valparaiso University President Mark Heckler speaks Thursday at the Valpo Chamber luncheon giving an update on the university's plans.

April 10, 2014 3:36 pm
VU president touts past success, future promise

VU president touts past success, future promise

VALPARAISO | After experiencing a record-breaking year in 2013, Valparaiso University President Mark Heckler didn't sound like a man willing to rest on those laurels during a speech before the Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce on Thursday.

April 10, 2014 2:37 pm Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: NWI needs to improve access to transportation

GUEST COMMENTARY: NWI needs to improve access to transportation

From the diverse cultures our cities showcase to the serene natural beauty of Lake Michigan — regardless of what you’re looking to do or see, you’ll find it just a short car, bus or train ride away.

March 30, 2014 12:00 am
VU's Hoult-Saros to receive MLK Award

VU's Hoult-Saros to receive MLK Award

VALPARAISO | Getting a call from Valparaiso University President Mark Heckler was almost as shocking to Stacy Hoult-Saros as getting a call from the president of the United States.

January 16, 2014 12:00 am

Full week of MLK Day events planned by VU

VALPARAISO | A weeklong celebration of the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. will kick off Thursday under the theme The Beloved Community and continue through Jan. 23 at Valparaiso University and several other locations around the city.

January 11, 2014 8:49 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Expand access to Chicago; expand NWI opportunities

GUEST COMMENTARY: Expand access to Chicago; expand NWI opportunities

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.

October 20, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Consider the numbers behind the numbers

GUEST COMMENTARY: Consider the numbers behind the numbers

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.

September 22, 2013 12:00 am

Cable show features Valpo as distinctive

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.

September 02, 2013 5:09 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Enhance appreciation of area's arts, natural resources

GUEST COMMENTARY: Enhance appreciation of area's arts, natural resources

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…

July 28, 2013 12:00 am
Major changes planned at VU in coming years

Major changes planned at VU in coming years

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.

April 28, 2013 12:00 am
VU students, others get clipped for child cancer research

VU students, others get clipped for child cancer research

VALPARAISO | Sam Simpson clutched in her hand all that was left of her shoulder-length blonde hair.

April 21, 2013 11:45 pm Photos

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VU fundraiser pits president against provost

VU fundraiser pits president against provost

VALPARAISO | The annual Social Action Leadership Team fundraiser at Valparaiso University once again pitted university President Mark Heckler against Provost Mark Schwehn.

April 12, 2013 3:33 pm Photos

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BILL MASTERSON JR.: Hats off to Valpo for a great season

BILL MASTERSON JR.: Hats off to Valpo for a great season

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…

March 26, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Increase access to clean, safe, affordable housing

GUEST COMMENTARY: Increase access to clean, safe, affordable housing

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.

February 24, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Higher education in NWI gets a boost

Valparaiso University and Calumet College of St. Joseph are investing in their campuses, strengthening higher education in Northwest Indiana.

September 28, 2012 12:00 am
Plan in hand, VU sets sights on new dorms

Plan in hand, VU sets sights on new dorms

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.

September 21, 2012 4:36 pm Photos

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VU master plan anticipates 20 years of growth

VU master plan anticipates 20 years of growth

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.

September 20, 2012 6:00 pm Photos

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Valpo to party in park for green living

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.

September 18, 2012 7:17 pm
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