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ArcelorMittal Sponsored NWI Science and Engineering Fair at Valparaiso University Showcases Bright Young Minds


Valparaiso University hosted the Regional Northwest Indiana Science and Engineering Fair on Saturday, where students from middle school to high school had the opportunity to present their research projects and put their school’s academic prowess on display.

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Donald and Beverly Guse Scholarship Available to LaCrosse High School Graduates

unity-foundation-lpc-2016The Donald & Beverly Guse Scholarship at Unity Foundation of La Porte County is a newly established scholarship, which memorializes and honors the couple’s years of support and service to the Cass and Dewey Township Schools. Although, many of Unity Foundation’s Scholarships are offered for students attending any La Porte County High School, this scholarship is unique as it is offered specifically for LaCrosse High School graduating seniors. Don and Bev’s legacy will continue to have a positive effect on LaCrosse High School students for years to come with the help of this scholarship. Students must be current residents of La Porte County, with preference for Cass and Dewey Townships as well as be striving for an Associates, Undergraduate, Graduate, or professional certification from an accredited, tax-exempt college...

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Social Media Bootcamp Equips Attendees Digital Toolbox for Success


With the advent of the internet and, subsequently, the world wide web in the late 1990s, the landscape for how we communicate was forever changed. With that invention and the exponential growth of connectivity the internet afforded everyone, came also the increasing speed with which ideas can be exchanged and modified.

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La Porte Mayor Mark Krentz Pays a Visit to La Lumiere School Journalism Classes

La-Porte-Mayor-Mark-Krentz-Pays-a-Visit-to-La-Lumiere-School-Journalism-Classes_01 La Porte’s new mayor, Mark Krentz, paid a visit to La Lumiere’s popular journalism classes Feb. 16 so students there could take part in a mock press conference. Krentz, who has been mayor since August of 2017, spoke last week before two classes, consisting of juniors and seniors studying journalism as part of their writing requirements.

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Michigan City High School MCJROTC Drill Team Selected to Compete at National Meet

Michigan-City-High-School-MCJROTC-Drill-Team-Selected-to-Compete-at-National-MeetThe Michigan City High School (MCHS) Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps’ (MCJROTC) military drill team has been selected to compete in the MCJROTC National Drill Meet on April 21, 2018, at Daniel Boone High School in Gray, Tennessee. The Wolves are one of 15 schools from across the country who will compete in five different military drill events to determine the best MCJROTC Drill Team in the United States. There are 250 MCJROTC schools distributed across just about every state in the union. The trip will be conducted at no cost to Michigan City Area Schools or the cadets. Transportation and lodging will be funded by the Marine Corps, and meals will be provided by the MCHS MCJROTC Booster Club.

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La Porte High School Winter Guard 6th at WGI Regional Championship

laporte-slicersThe La Porte High School Winter Color Guard placed 6th in the Scholastic Open Class finals competition at the Winter Guard International (WGI) Indianapolis Regional Championship held February 17 and 18 at Warren Central High School. In the preliminary competition the guard placed 5th. Complete Scholastic Open Class finals are as follows:

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One Book One University Author Talk featuring Ed Humes on Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair With Trash—And the Way Back


In this lecture, Ed Humes will expose how waste lies at the heart of all the big problems of the day–the economy, energy, national security, climate, diminishing natural resources–crises that would be much smaller, and might not exist at all, were we not the biggest wasters on the planet. Waste is the biggest thing America makes today, our greatest legacy, product, and export. But Humes will also share the good news: There is a way back. Families, businesses, and communities are finding inspiring and ingenious ways to offset this damaging legacy. Humes inspires audiences to get behind the one big environmental and social problem that just about anyone can do something meaningful to change. This event is free and open to the public. For more information and to RSVP: Read more

La Lumiere Academic Decathlon Team Places Third in State

La-Lumiere-Academic-Decathlon-Team-Places-Third-in-StateThe La Lumiere Academic Decathlon team traveled to Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana during the weekend of Feb. 9-10 to compete in the Indiana Academic Decathlon state competition, earning a top spot after studying throughout the fall and winter months.

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Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author to Speak at Purdue Northwest

Purdue-Northwest-colorWhat is America’s largest export, most prodigious product and greatest legacy – the biggest thing we make? Our trash.

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La Lumiere Science Olympiad Team Places First in Regionals, Advances to State

La-Lumiere-Science-Olympiad-Team-Places-First-in-Regionals-Advances-to-State_01 La Lumiere School sent two teams to the Indiana Science Olympiad regional competition at Goshen College on Saturday, Feb. 10 to compete against 11 teams from seven northern Indiana schools.

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University of Chicago Professor Explores Censorship and Information Control

University-of-Chicago-Professor-Explores-Censorship-and-Information-ControlAs part of the College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences lecture series, Purdue Northwest welcomes University of Chicago professor Ada Palmer who will discuss, “Censorship and Information Control from the Inquisition to the Present.”

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