PNW Pioneer

Board of Trustees approves 2018-19 budget

Amanda Biro, News Editor

April 29, 2018

Filed under In Brief

The Purdue Board of Trustees approved the operating budget for 2018- 19 on April 6 at the Westville campus. The budget is projected to balance the $2.5 million deficit due to enrollment decline on both campuses. Enrollment...

PNW to introduce unlimited data storage

Ronny Bonnell, Staff Writer

April 29, 2018

Filed under In Brief

Web-based data storage through Google Drive will be unlimited for students beginning in Fall 2018. This will replace the 1 GB of data storage PNW currently provides for each student on non-web-based H Drives. H Drives are planned...

CIVS receives grant to improve training

Clayton-Adam Johnson, Staff Writer

April 16, 2018

Filed under In Brief

NiSource Inc., parent company of NIPSCO and Columbia Gas, awarded a $100,000 grant to the Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation on the Hammond campus to encourage research in workplace safety education. The...

Day of Giving aims to beat last year’s $900,000 in donations

Amanda Biro, News Editor

April 16, 2018

Filed under In Brief

The lion statues on both campuses received capes on April 11 to encourage students to participate in Day of Giving, which takes place on April 25. Day of Giving is an annual 24-hour fundraiser in which the university raises...

Rape reported near Hammond campus

Amanda Biro, News Editor

April 1, 2018

Filed under In Brief

A rape was reported within approximately 1.5 miles of the Hammond campus on March 20, according to a public safety alert from the Hammond Police Department. Campus police did not issue a warning to students about the crime. Brian...

Couple and Family Therapy Center moves to Indianapolis Blvd

Amanda Biro, News Editor

April 1, 2018

Filed under In Brief

The marriage and family therapy master’s degree program has moved from 169th Street to 7034 Indianapolis Blvd. for two graduate counseling training programs at the Hammond campus. This is now the Indianapolis Boulevard Counseling...

Man charged after theft in Griffin Hall

Amanda Biro, News Editor

March 18, 2018

Filed under In Brief

A man was charged with a level 6 felony on Feb. 27 after stealing from two students in Griffin Hall, Brian Miller, director of Public Safety, said. According to Miller, Oaklei Lofton was charged with stealing a Sony PlayStation...

RAD for men available in April

Amanda Biro, News Editor

March 18, 2018

Filed under In Brief

Rape Aggression Defense classes for men will begin on April 4 and continue on April 11 and 18 at the Westville campus. The classes are a self-defense program that is free of charge if taken at PNW. Brian Miller, director of...

Housing welcomes new clerk

Clayton-Adam Johnson, Staff Writer

March 18, 2018

Filed under In Brief

Kimberly Baum was hired as the new clerk in housing on Jan. 3 following the vacancy in the position in November 2017. The previous occupant was Renee Poirier. Baum said she came to PNW with high hopes and a strong desire to...