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Sand Creek awards two scholarships

            CHESTERTON – Sand Creek Country Club has selected two recipients for its Alice Wesson Scholarship.             Josh Kalita and Nicolas Teall have received the scholarship, which is named after former Sand Creek employee Alice Wesson. She worked at the country club for 18 years and was killed in an auto accident Sept. 1, 2000. …

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Former DNR director focuses on Asian carp

            WASHINGTON, D.C. – John Goss, former head of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, will head the campaign to prevent Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes.             Goss, who also was executive director of the National Wildlife Federation’s Indiana affiliate, was named to the Asian carp position by President Barack Obama.             He …

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PUC Chancellor Cohen to step down

            HAMMOND – Howard Cohen, chancellor of Purdue University Calumet, has announced he is stepping down effective June 30, 2011, after nine years at the helm of the campus.             Cohen, 66, said he plans to remain at Purdue Calumet as a faculty member in the Department of English and Philosophy.             “This university has …

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Bankers Association urges fiscal basics

            INDIANAPOLIS – Teaching children the financial basics is important, but they are not often taught those basics in school, according to the Indiana Bankers Association.             Financial literacy is important for not only future business leaders, but for customers as well. Children as young as 4 realize money is important, but they don’t understand …

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Community uses robots in pharmacy

            MUNSTER – Community Healthcare System has implemented a high-tech solution to safeguard patients against misidentification. Community Healthcare includes Community Hospital in Munster, St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago and St. Mary Medical Center in Hobart.             The hospital is using robots to dispense medication, said John Gorski, chief operating officer. “Our goal is to …

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Purdue joins research consortium

            WEST LAFAYETTE – Purdue University has become part of a research consortium led by Pennsylvania State University to develop technologies to create more energy efficient buildings.             Penn State will receive $129 million over the next five years from several federal sources to create an “Energy Innovation Hub” at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. Purdue …

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$220 million project set at U.S. Steel

            GARY – U.S. Steel Corp. will begun work soon on a $220 million project at its Gary Works site.             The project includes four coke oven modules that will allow the company to more efficiently and cleanly produce the coke it needs for the steelmaking process.             U.S. Steel announced the project several months …

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Porter Health System to conduct trials

            VALPARAISO – Porter Health System has been selected by The Center for Medicare and Medicaid and Abbott Vascular as a site for CHOICE, a post-market clinical trial that examines the use of carotid stents in high-risk surgical patients.             “To gain approval as one of the study sites in the United States and Europe …

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A.D. Sander, Purdue Calumet leader, dies

            HAMMOND – A.D. (Dick) Sander, 84, a former Munster resident and administrator and professor at Purdue University Calumet, has died. He played a leadership role during PUC’s formative years in the 1960s and 1970s.             Sander served Purdue Calumet from 1962 to 1989 and helped the university gain approval to award baccalaureate and master’s …

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Purdue Calumet gets $50,000 donation

            HAMMOND – Purdue University Calumet has received a $50,000 donation for its Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation from BP.             The money will be used to acquire equipment and develop a multidisciplinary laboratory where advanced simulation techniques are displayed using 3-D visualization and virtual reality technologies.             “Over the years, Purdue Calumet …

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