Lab and employees donate to PUC program for military

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October 17, 2014 – Times Staff Alverno Clinical Laboratory of Hammond, in collaboration with employees comprised of Friends of St. Francis Mission Committee, recently donated $772.37 in proceeds from Alverno’s recent hot dog sale to Purdue University Calumet’s From Boots to Books Program. From Boots to Books is an academic support program that assists veteran and enlisted students and family …

Hammond library hosts Job Ready Service Program

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October 12, 2014 – Times Staff The Hammond Public Library, 564 State St., will host the Job Ready Service Program, a three-week training seminar to educate job seekers on strategic methods to assist them in obtaining employment. Library staff will offer training Monday through Friday, Oct. 13 to 31, in the use of bibliographic resources, as well as instruction on …

Hammond lures Illinois manufacturer

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October 11, 2014 – Rob Earnshaw An Illinois manufacturer is relocating to Hammond. The City Council recently passed an ordinance approving a property tax abatement for American Stair, a Romeoville-based company that designs and fabricates steel stairs and railings. American Stair is receiving $1.725 million from both the Regional Development Authority and the Economic Development for Growing Economy. The company …

PUC hosts Affirmation Night for 21st Century Scholars

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October 08, 2014 – Times Staff Purdue University Calumet, 2200 169th St., is hosting a program tonight for 21st Century Scholars. Senior Affirmation Night for 21st Century Scholars will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today in Rooms 103 and 107 of the Gyte Building. It is offered to ensure that 21st Century high school seniors understand what they …

Unilever, Bishop Noll donate 5,000 hygiene kits

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October 07, 2014 – Joseph S. Pete Unilever employees and Bishop Noll Institute students teamed up Tuesday to assemble 5,000 hygiene kits for local and national charities. They donated kits to St. Joseph’s Carmelite Home in East Chicago, a safe haven for children in crisis, and the Sojourner Truth House in Gary, which helps serve homeless women and children. The …

PUC College of Nursing gains elite national recognition

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October 06, 2014 – Times Staff Purdue University Calumet’s College of Nursing received one of nursing education’s elite recognitions last month when it was named a Center of Excellence by the National League for Nursing. PUC is among six nursing programs to receive the honor at the NLN’s annual Education Summit and Banquet in Phoenix, Ariz., along with Clemson, Ohio …

Hammond Fire Department hosts open house Saturday

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October 03, 2014 – Michelle Turchany Join the Hammond Fire Department for an Open House from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Central Fire Station, 6110 Calumet Ave. There will be lots of different activities for children. Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 5-11 this year, with the theme “Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month!” For …

Hammond, Munster councils tour Sanitary District

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October 03, 2014 – Rob Earnshaw Members of the Hammond City Council and Munster Town Council toured the Hammond Sanitary District Wednesday. For many of them it marked the first time getting a thorough look at the 80-acre facility at 5143 Columbia Ave. that serves Hammond, Munster, Highland, Griffith and Whiting. Marty Wielgos, sanitary district manager, said it was a …