PNW Pioneer

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

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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...