PNW Pioneer

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...

Students give back during break

Hector Cabrera, Arts & Leisure Editor

March 16, 2018

Filed under In Brief

This year’s Alternative Spring Break, an annual event held by the Office of Student Life, was focused on homelessness and poverty in the community. Natalie Beckley, Student Life coordinator, and Amanda Schacht, director of Stu...

Softball winning streak ends

Ashley Granados, Staff Writer

March 10, 2018

Filed under In Brief

PNW’s Softball lost their four win streak against University of Illinois-Springfield. The team lost with the final score of 4-1 during the first game. After the team lost to University of Illinois-Springfield, that same day, Ma...

Griffin Hall floods, students evacuate

Amanda Biro, News Editor

March 4, 2018

Filed under In Brief

A malfunction in the sprinkler system in the dorms caused flooding on the ground floor of Griffin Hall on March 3. Brian Miller, director of Public Safety, said that the malfunction happened at 6 a.m. and students were evacuated....

Police station moves to SAB

Amanda Biro, News Editor

February 18, 2018

Filed under In Brief

The Hammond campus police station moved to a new location inside the Schneider Avenue Building at the corner of 169th Street and Schneider Avenue on Feb. 16. Brian Miller, director of Public Safety, said the Hammond campus...

Pride baseball prepares for challenging season

Amanda Lopez, Editor-In-Chief

February 18, 2018

Filed under In Brief

The baseball team is set to start its first season in NCAA Division II on March 3 against Wisconsin Parkside in a home game. Jonny Albers, captain of the team and catcher, said he is excited to play tougher competitors this...

Softball starts season with positive outlook

Amanda Lopez, Editor-In-Chief

February 18, 2018

Filed under In Brief

The softball team started their season Feb. 17 against University of Indianapolis with a loss of 6-4. Niki Stansell, head coach, said she is not worried about the team during their first year in NCAA Division II. “Division...

Board of Trustees approves new name for arboretum

Amanda Biro, News Editor

February 13, 2018

Filed under In Brief

Taltree Arboretum & Gardens has been renamed Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest. The name was approved by the Purdue University Board of Trustees on Feb. 9. PNW received ownership of the arboretum from former board of dir...

SGA to travel to Indiana Capitol

Amanda Lopez, Editor-In-Chief

February 4, 2018

Filed under In Brief

Members of SGA and some political science students will take a trip to the Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis on Feb. 5. Tim Sanders, director of the Northwest Indiana Engagement Office, will be leading the trip. The students...

Former FRC director to be honored

Amanda Lopez, Editor-In-Chief

February 4, 2018

Filed under In Brief

The Hammond Sports Hall of Fame will be inducting John Bobalik into its 2018 class, as one of seven local athletes selected. “It’s a great honor and I’m extremely humbled,” Bobalik said. “It’s also a reflection...

Hammond campus police to relocate to SAB

Amanda Biro, News Editor

January 21, 2018

Filed under In Brief

Campus police will be moving from its current location in the boiler room building to the Schneider Avenue Building at the corner of Schneider Avenue and 169th Street in Hammond in February. Brian Miller, director of Public Safety, sai...

Softball team signs 5 players, 3 from NWI Sox

Amanda Lopez, Editor-In-Chief

January 21, 2018

Filed under In Brief

Five freshman players have been signed to the softball team for the 2018- 19 season. Niki Stansell, head coach, said she is looking to continue to grow the team and the 2019 class will help in her goal to win in the GLIAC....