PNW Pioneer

BP America donates 15 engineering scholarships

March 11, 2020

PNW civil, computer, electrical or mechanical engineering students from Whiting, Hammond and East Chicago are eligible for a $1,000 scholarship in the 2020-2021 academic year. BP America, which operates the BP Whiting Refinery...

PNW announces spring commencement schedule

March 11, 2020

PNW’s five colleges will hold their undergraduate and graduate commencement ceremonies at the Fitness & Recreation Center in Hammond on May 8 and 9. The schedule for each school is: College of Nursing and College of Technol...

Pioneer wants you… to join our staff of communicators, artists and more

March 11, 2020

Pioneer, PNW’s student-run newspaper, has job openings for students interested in writing articles, taking photographs, selling advertising and designing ads and editorial graphics. The positions are paid and hours are flexible...

College of Engineering & Sciences dean promoted

March 11, 2020

Kenneth Holford, dean of PNW’s College of Engineering and Sciences, has been named PNW’s new provost and vice chancellor for Academic Affairs. Holford, who has worked at PNW and its predecessor institutions for 18 years, w...

Walmart funds innovators’ community workshop

March 11, 2020

The PNW Society of Innovators is using a Walmart Foundation grant to organize a free workshop in collaboration with the Greater Portage Chamber of Commerce. The free workshop, called Rise, Shine and Share Portage, is designed ...

News Briefs: Feb. 26, 2020

February 26, 2020

Student photography showcased at CHESS Gallery The CHESS Art Gallery hosted a collection of photographs taken by students during the Communication and Creative Arts Department’s study abroad trip to Paris last Maymester. ...

Equipment additions, renovations to Fitness Center

Ashley Granados, Staff Writer

February 18, 2019

During winter break, the Fitness Center, Hammond campus, was renovated, with new equipment additions to the weight room, new flooring and branding updates. Rick Costello, athletic director, said the renovations cost approximately...

SGA swears in new members

Amanda Lopez, Editor-In-Chief

February 18, 2019

SGA added two new members to their roster during the month of February, filling in several of the vacant positions that accumulated throughout the academic year. Alex Heaton, senior communication major, was named chief of staff...

Sex offense occurs in Gyte Annex

Staff Report

January 22, 2019

A sexual offense occurred in Gyte Annex on the Hammond campus, according to campus police crime logs. The incident was first reported on to the Hammond Police Department on Jan. 9, but occurred around Oct. 8, 2018, according...

Auto theft near Griffin Hall

Staff Report

January 22, 2019

A vehicle was stolen from Griffin Hall’s parking lot on Dec. 21, according to campus police logs. Brian Miller, director of public safety, said the vehicle has not been returned, but the victim identified a suspect to the...

Burglary in Griffin Hall

Staff Report

January 22, 2019

A reported burglary occurred in Griffin Hall sometime between Dec. 12 and Jan. 4, according to campus police crime logs. Brian Miller, director of public safety, said a student reported the theft of a PlayStation gaming console...