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Leadership Funds to be decided

Amanda Biro, News Editor

November 13, 2017

Filed under In Brief

Leadership Funds for student-led organizations is currently being viewed by Student Government Association. Daquan Williams, president of SGA and junior communication major, said no funds have been distributed to any student...

TEDx to come to PNW

Amanda Biro, News Editor

November 13, 2017

Filed under In Brief

A student is bringing a TEDx event to PNW on March 30, 2018 in the Dworkin Student Center. Riley Owens, junior communication major is the sole license owner for TEDxPurdueUniversityNorthwest. He said he was in a Student Life...

PNW hosts Spooktacular Game for Special Olympics

Ashley Granados, Staff Writer

November 3, 2017

Filed under In Brief

The Pride Spooktacular event was held at Dowling Park on Oct.30. This was the first year that this event has been hosted. Niki Stansell, softball head coach, thought the event went well and that people had fun. “The trick o...

Annual intramural art competition open

Amanda Lopez, Editor-in-Chief

October 31, 2017

Filed under In Brief

Intramurals is hosting the annual competition for the “Intra Mural” with the deadline set for Nov. 15. Matt Dudzik, director of intramurals, said the theme is the 65th year of intramurals at the Hammond campus. “One of the thing...

Celebrating Latino Culture and Raising Awareness

Madeline Clement, Staff Writer

October 30, 2017

Filed under In Brief

The Spanish Club held and organized Boricua Night to raise awareness and get donations for the victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.  Boricua is a slang word meaning “Puerto Rican.” Everyone who attended the event...

Athletics applauds former director

Ashley Granados, Staff Writer

October 30, 2017

Filed under In Brief

PNW athletics will celebrate former athletic director John Friend’s tenure with a special event on Nov. 16. The event will be held at the FRC at the Hammond Campus and it will consist of a social hour, dinner and ceremony. ...

Chancellor sets goals for reduced tuition

Amanda Biro, News Editor

October 30, 2017

Filed under In Brief

The Board of Trustees approved for out-of-state tuition rates to be lowered to 1.5 times the in-state tuition for new, non-resident domestic students, effective in fall 2018. Chancellor Thomas L. Keon said that if 500 non-resident domestic...

Schedule will not change for buses

Amanda Biro, News Editor

October 30, 2017

Filed under In Brief

The inter-campus shuttle system recently replaced US Coachways with Chicagoland transportation as the new bus vendor due to concerns from students, faculty and staff. Despite past difficulties with the bus schedule this semester,...

Construction delayed near the Westville campus

Amanda Biro, News Editor

October 16, 2017

Filed under In Brief

According to an email sent out by Patricia Nowak, chief of police, on Oct. 5, the Indiana Department of Transportation predicted that it would take thirty days to complete the construction project on the bridge of U.S. Route 421,...

Campus police warn students about theft from vehicles

Amanda Biro, News Editor

October 16, 2017

Filed under In Brief

Campus police are warning students to protect their cars after three reports of theft from motor vehicles were made at the Hammond campus on Oct. 5. All thefts occurred at the P-14 parking lot near Peregrine and Griffin Hall....

Gene Haas Foundation awards $15,000 in scholarships

Patrick Stapinski, Staff Writer

October 16, 2017

Filed under In Brief

The Gene Haas Foundation awarded $15,000 in scholarship funds to 13 students studying advanced manufacturing in PNW’s first application for the scholarship. The criteria to win the scholarship was based on a student’s GPA,...

#YouAreWelcomeHere at PNW

Madeline Clement, Staff Writer

October 2, 2017

Filed under In Brief

PNW celebrated International Day of Peace with a campaign called #YouAreWelcomeHere on Sep. 21. This was PNW’s first year participating. #YouAreWelcomeHere is a national social media campaign for foreign students who may...