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Healthy habits start early

Healthy habits start early

Anne Marie Salach, a nursing student from the University of St. Francis, checks blood pressure for Alyvia Santiago, 8, a student at St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point. The school partnered with the university Wednesday to bring in nursing students for Wellness Day.

April 11, 2012 11:45 am
Healthy habits start early

Healthy habits start early

Third-grade students at St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point examine a model of a spine Wednesday during the school's third annual Wellness Day. About 600 children ages 3 to 15 attended the event, including kids from Trinity Lutheran School. Doctors from Crown Point and Schererv…

April 11, 2012 11:45 am
Healthy habits start early

Healthy habits start early

Jackie Jatis, 12, scoops sugar into a cup with Crystal Spinks, a dental assistant for Dr. Bret Balogna, on Wednesday during Wellness Day at St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point. Spinks' demonstration showed how much sugar someone would consume by drinking one soda a day for a mo…

April 11, 2012 11:45 am
Gary bishop blasts health care law as attack on religious freedom

Gary bishop blasts health care law as attack on religious freedom

Gary Diocese Bishop Dale Melczek sprinkles holy water during a January 2011 blessing and dedication of the University of St. Francis campus in Crown Point. At right is the Rev. Anthony "Father Tony" Janik, director of pastoral care for the Sisters of St. Francis Health Services. Melczek has …

February 06, 2012 5:39 pm
University of St. Francis

University of St. Francis

The new University of St. Francis campus in Crown Point. The new building houses classrooms and administrative offices, and offers a variety of degree levels in nursing, including master's programs in nursing and health care administration.

September 16, 2011 12:00 am
Convocation and Mass at the University of St. Francis

Convocation and Mass at the University of St. Francis

The Rev. Tony Janik presides over the first convocation and Mass on Wednesday morning at the University of St. Francis in Crown Point. The university broke ground a year ago on the new campus near Interstate 65.

August 31, 2011 4:10 pm
Convocation and Mass at the University of St. Francis

Convocation and Mass at the University of St. Francis

Andrew Prall, assistant provost and associate professor of English at the University of Saint Francis, speaks Wednesday morning during the first convocation and Mass on the school's Crown Point campus. About 100 students, faculty and staff attended. The campus is home to more than 2,000 stud…

August 31, 2011 4:10 pm
Flood leads to special find for local church

Flood leads to special find for local church

The cornerstone from the 1936 East Hammond St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, missing for many years, was found in the basement of a home on Columbia Avenue, next to the river. It was found behind the paneling in the basement of a home that had flood damage three years ago.

August 31, 2011 10:45 am
Flood leads to special find for local church

Flood leads to special find for local church

Holly Cummings, of Munster, stands with Steve Cipcich, of Munster, and Rev. Frank Korba of the St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church holding the cornerstone from the 1936 East Hammond church location. The stone, missing for many years, was found in the basement of Cummings' home behind the …

August 31, 2011 10:40 am
Space station hookup

Space station hookup

Students at St. Michael School in Schererville line up in the gym in preparation for an amateur radio connection with the International Space Station. It featured a conversation with astonaut Catherine "Cady" Coleman.

May 09, 2011 5:15 pm
Space station hookup

Space station hookup

Charlie Sufana, of Munster, sits near his ham radio equipment Monday at St. Michael School as he and a small crew make contact with the International Space Station.

May 09, 2011 5:15 pm
Space station hookup

Space station hookup

Kerry Orze holds the radio microphone while Matt Upani, an eighth-grade student, asks astronaut Catherine "Cady" Coleman about G-forces while orbiting the Earth. With the help of Amateur Radio on the International Space Station, students at St. Michael School were able Monday to talk with Coleman.

May 09, 2011 5:10 pm
Officials: C.P. 'ideally positioned' for the future

Officials: C.P. 'ideally positioned' for the future

The new University of St. Francis campus in Crown Point opened Jan. 22. The new building houses classrooms and administrative offices, and offers a variety of degree levels in nursing, including master's programs in nursing and health care administration.

February 27, 2011 12:00 am
Cooperation among parishes, faiths provides model for region unity

Cooperation among parishes, faiths provides model for region unity

Diocese of Gary Bishop Dale Melczek sprinkles holy water at the new University of St. Francis Crown Point Campus recently during a blessing and dedication of the new facility. At right is the Rev. Anthony Janik, director of Pastoral Care for the Sisters of St. Francis Health Services. City, …

February 20, 2011 12:00 am
POTW Jan 16th-Jan 22nd - St Francis

POTW Jan 16th-Jan 22nd - St Francis

Rev. Dale Melczek, bishop of the Gary Diocese, sprinkles holy water at the new University of St. Francis campus in Crown Point, Friday, Jan. 21. City, academic and spiritual officials gathered for the dedication for the blessing of the satellite campus. The new building houses classrooms an…

January 24, 2011 3:35 pm
University of St. Francis officials unveil new campus

University of St. Francis officials unveil new campus

The Rev. Dale Melczek, bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Gary, sprinkles holy water Friday at the new University of St. Francis campus in Crown Point during a blessing and dedication of the facility. At right is the Rev. Anthony Janik, director of pastoral care for the Sisters of St. Francis…

January 22, 2011 12:00 am
University of St. Francis officials unveil new campus

University of St. Francis officials unveil new campus

City, academic and spiritual officials gather Friday at the new University of St. Francis campus in Crown Point.

January 22, 2011 12:00 am
University of St. Francis officials unveil new campus

University of St. Francis officials unveil new campus

The Rev. Dale Melczek, bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Gary, sprinkles holy water Friday at the new University of St. Francis campus in Crown Point.

January 22, 2011 12:00 am
University of St. Francis officials unveil new campus

University of St. Francis officials unveil new campus

The new University of St. Francis campus in Crown Point opened Monday. The new building houses classrooms and administrative offices, and offers a variety of degree levels in nursing, including master's programs in nursing and health care administration.

January 22, 2011 12:00 am
Portage YMCA, St. Mary Medical Center partner

Portage YMCA, St. Mary Medical Center partner

Portage Township YMCA Executive Director Dave Kasarda, center, and St. Mary Medical Center CEO Janice Ryba shake hands Thursday at their kick-off of a medical partnership encouraging healthy lifestyles at the YMCA.

January 06, 2011 12:50 pm
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