PNW Pioneer

Students, staff struggle to adapt to new normal

Marisa Gentry, Reporter

September 18, 2020

Outfitted with face masks and standing six feet apart, some students are trickling back to in-person classes – even while most are attending their classes online. In the first semester since the COVID-19 pandemic forced PNW to ...

Lecture series explores racial inequality issues

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September 18, 2020

In the wake of protests in Hammond, Portage, Merrillville and elsewhere, PNW professors organized several lectures to explore racial inequality that has mobilized public outcry. Thousands of people have been protesting the...

Students adapt to online classes, but some admit they struggle with the change to virtual learning

Kameran Fleets, Hannah Sawyer, and Wesley Smith

September 18, 2020

Just a few weeks into the semester, many students are struggling with distance learning. “I hate having classes online,” said Rob Cryns, a senior Communication student. Cryns is not alone. Since 84% of courses are either all on...

PNW announces the launch of a new Criminal Justice major

Sherry Kenady, Reporter

September 18, 2020

PNW will get into the law and order business when the university launches a criminal justice major in the fall of 2021. “The whole purpose of establishing this major was based on students’ requests,” said Nicky Jackson, t...

PNW, clubs experiment virtually to keep students engaged

Erika Guerrero, Reporter

September 18, 2020

With fewer than half the students actually attending classes on campus this semester, PNW is struggling to promote student engagement. Student organizations, administrators and others are looking for ways to keep students involv...

PNW researchers create new police test kit for hemp and marijuana

Wesley Smith, Reporter

September 18, 2020

Scientists at PNW's new Center for Crime, Forensics and Security Analysis have developed a field test that enables police to quickly distinguish between cannabis and legal hemp. The test checks for levels of tetrahydrocann...

Programs offers leadership skills training to local resident

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September 18, 2020

PNW’s Leadership Northwest Indiana program wants to help area residents seeking to improve their leadership skills. The university created the program to offer mentoring and management training to area residents. It is de...

School links general ed revisions to spring accreditation visit

Sherry Kenady, Reporter

September 18, 2020

PNW is using a scheduled accreditation review by the Higher Learning Commission in April to revise the university’s general education requirements. “This is an opportunity to assess where we are and look at ways to improve, ...

Career Center tailors services to new virtual format

Mohammed Alsulaiman

May 29, 2020

While many graduates are nervous about their job prospects during the COVID-19 pandemic, PNW’s Career Center is upbeat about their future. “I am most confident in our students being qualified to obtain a job or internshi...

Gyte Annex to be demolished

Mason Crist

May 26, 2020

PNW is demolishing one of the oldest buildings on campus to make way for its newest. The Gyte Annex, constructed in 1954 as an industrial research building for the Inland Steel Corporation, will be torn down beginning this...