Short Takes: December 14, 2011

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Jan. 6 is the admission application deadline for new, undergraduate students and those transferring from other colleges and universities to be considered for enrollment at Purdue University Calumet during the upcoming spring semester. Spring classes begin Jan. 17. “The Jan. 6 deadline applies to degree-seeking students,” Purdue Calumet Interim Director of Admissions and Recruitment Dorothy Frink said. “Others who want to take a class or two this spring as adult learners or non-degree-seeking students have until Jan. 13 to apply.” All prospective students can apply for admission on line by visiting the “ADMISSIONS” page on the Purdue Calumet web site — www.purduecal.edu – and then accessing the “Apply online” link. As part of the admission process, degree-seeking, undergraduate students must present their high school or previous college/university transcript. To assist prospective students, Purdue Calumet’s Enrollment Services Center is open Thursday (12/15) and Friday (12/16) from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Wednesday (12/14) from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; and Dec. 19-22 and Dec. 27-29 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The campus will be closed Dec. 23-26 and Dec. 30-Jan. 2. Other information also is available by calling 219-989-2213 or 1-800 HI-PURDUE, ext. 2213. Prospective graduate students should contact the Office of the Graduate School at 219/989-2257 or 800/HI-PURDUE, ext. 2257 for admission and registration information. Purdue Calumet spring semester classes will be offered at the university’s Hammond campus and its Academic Learning Center in Merrillville. The spring semester course schedule can be reviewed at the Purdue Calumet web site, as well.  

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In Spirit of the Holidays

If you’re having trouble shopping for that special person who already has everything or who’s always hard to buy for, the Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) suggests purchasing a NOAA all-hazard alert radio, hand crank AM/FM radio or flashlight, or putting together a personalized emergency preparedness kit. “An emergency preparedness kits for your loved one’s home or vehicle can be a very practical expression of how much you care for them,” said IDHS Executive Director Joe Wainscott. “For the person who has everything, an emergency preparedness kit is the one gift their life may depend on some day. This year, give your friends and family the invaluable peace of mind that comes from being prepared.” Some preparedness gift ideas: A battery-powered or hand-crank NOAA all hazards alert radio. An emergency preparedness kit for the home, office or dormitory with such items as a first aid kit, bottled water (one gallon per person/per day-three day minimum), non-perishable food, blankets, flashlight and batteries. A safety kit for the automobile with such items as jumper cables, flashlight, blankets, sand and a small shovel. Remember the special needs of the individual or family for which you are preparing the kit. Items like diapers and formula for babies, small toys or books for children and pet supplies should be included if appropriate. Even if you cannot assemble all of the items as part of your gift, you can purchase the container and some of the items to at least help get the kit started. You can then include a printout of other items that can be included in the kit. This information, including a printable checklist, can be found on the IDHS website: GetPrepared.in.gov.  

Entrepreneurs invited

To Pitch Business Ideas

Entrepreneurs who want to test their start-up business idea can do just that by entering The Big Sell Entrepreneurs in Action competition. This second annual event provides a dream opportunity, according to Purdue Calumet Center for Entrepreneurship Success Director Dushan Nikolovski, for 50 entrepreneurs to pitch their idea to audience members and a panel of judges for an opportunity to win cash prizes and services. The competition was developed by Purdue University Calumet and its Center for Entrepreneurship Success in cooperation with the Hammond Development Corporation. Prospective entrepreneurs can apply for the competition online at: www.thebigsell.org until March 2. Afterward, applications will be evaluated, and the 50 finalists will be notified and invited to make a two-minute presentation to judges and audience members, Saturday, March 31 at the Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza in Merrillville. Three winners will be selected to share more than $30,000 in cash and prizes, including office space for one year. Additionally, Purdue Calumet entrepreneurial students will be available to help each winner develop a business plan. All of those individuals comprise a new entrepreneurial movement intent on improving their quality of life by becoming independent, self-reliant and financially successful.” Also sponsoring the competition are the City of Hammond; NIPSCO; Palo Alto Software; Hammond INnovation Center; The Idea Factory; Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza; attorneys Peter J. Shakula and Scott Yahne; Petri Financial Services; Lazarian CPA; Peoples Bank; BP; Safety-Kleen; Strack & Van Til; Citizens Financial Bank; Centier Bank; Consolidated Fabrication; First Financial Bank; McShane’s; Purdue Calumet’s MBAE program; Djuric Trucking; and MAKS. For more information, call 989-3159 or e-mail . apr 28, 2012 – buy levitra in uk – 10% off for all reorders. yourself buy levitra in uk side itself itself which function else underneath own  

NIPSCO Winter Assistance

State Approves Part of Plan

The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) approved part of a proposal recently made by NIPSCO to help fill the expected shortfall in available funds as a result of cuts in federal funding for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) across the country – a program that offers much needed winter heating assistance locally for qualified NIPSCO households that are experiencing financial challenges. LIHEAP support – which has been in existence for 30 years – is available to households falling within 150 percent of federal poverty guidelines, and is fully funded by a federal block grant offered through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). With expected federal cuts amounting to an anticipated 27 percent shortfall this winter from last year’s available LIHEAP funds for NIPSCO customers, the company proposed that $2.1 million in unused funds from an expired utility assistance program be allowed to help offset the cuts. The approved $2.1 million is expected to help approximately 8,000 homes throughout NIPSCO’s service area that would not have received help without these additional funds. Last year, more than 46,000 NIPSCO customers participated in LIHEAP. The level of assistance is based on several factors, including family size, income status and dwelling type. Between Dec. 1 and March 15, natural gas utilities in Indiana do not disconnect service to customers enrolled in LIHEAP who are delinquent on their home heating bills. Eligible applicants should contact their local Community Action Agency. Customers are encouraged to contact the agency for a complete list of required documentation ahead of visiting in person. For more information, visit NSCO.com/paymentassistance. 


Initial Members Selected

The city of Valparaiso has selected the initial 10 members of its Advisory Human Relations Council. Its first meeting, which will be open to the public, is 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 20 in the training room at the Valparaiso Police Station, 355 S. Washington St. The council was established by ordinance, dedicated to creating a better understanding of the diversity of its residents and raising the awareness of diversity-related issues in the community. The council is an expanded and permanent extension of the Human Relations Council initially installed by Mayor Jon Costas in 2008. The entire council: Bill Oeding, city administrator; Larry Moore, vice president of Computer Services, Inc.; Beth Wrobel, executive director of HealthLinc; Ivan Bodensteiner, professor at Valparaiso University School  of Law; Zahra Nwahara, director of admissions at Valparaiso University; Jacob Williams, senior pastor of First United Methodist Church;  Rob Haworth, assistant superintendent, Valparaiso Community Schools; Rick Soria, dean, School of Public and Social Services, Ivy Tech Community College; Deb Butterfield, Valparaiso City Council member; Bill Lewis, president, Hixon Home Improvements Co., Inc. Also serving is Tracey Pappas, co-owner of Pappas Logistics, who will serve as the Advisory Council’s responder,  providing active and independent responses on concerns submitted by the community. To get involved, contact Christine Hisick, the city’s Neighborhood Liaison at 462-1161 or e-mail . 


Sailors Feted on Christmas

The First Baptist Church of Hammond Servicemen’s Ministry and 75 volunteers from First Baptist Church will host 350 sailors from the Great Lakes Naval Air Station on Christmas Day. During the past eight years, participating in the base’s Adopt-A-Sailor program, the Servicemen’s Ministry has had more than 2,300 guests. They get a home-cooked meal – actually three meals that day – and a home away from home for the holidays. Along with the meals, they can also participate in organized basketball, football, Wii and Xbox gaming, pool, foosball and ping pong. In addition, 20 phones for calling loved ones for the holidays will be provided.  


Decrease 2.9 percent

A new report issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) shows the number of people in the U.S. who died in motor vehicle crashes decreased 2.9 percent from 2010 to 2009. Roughly 32,885 people died in motor vehicle-related crashes in 2010 – 33,883 fewer than in 2009 and the lowest total since 1949. During the same time period, the number of people killed in intersection crashes decreased 7.1 percent. “Safety on our roads has improved dramatically over the last decade,” said Traffic Safety Coalition co-Chair Sue Oberhauser, whose daughter, Sarah, was killed in 2002 by a red light runner. “These statistics are proof that important safety tools like air bags, safety belts, traffic safety cameras and safer cars are all making our roads safer.  But they also show we have a long way to go to truly call our streets safe.” NHTSA also released data showing reductions in total crashes and child fatalities in 2010 compared to 2009, including: Overall, the number of fatal crashes were down 2.2 percent; Number of children under the age of 16 killed in a motor vehicle crash decreased by 117, or 7.6 percent; and the number of total crashes was down 1.6 percent. At the same time, the number of pedestrians killed and injured increased dramatically from 2009 to 2010, a concern of the Traffic Safety Coalition.  Specifically, the total number of pedestrians killed increased by 171, or 4.2 percent; and the number of pedestrians injured increased by 11,000, or 19 percent. “We must do more to reduce red light running, speeding and distracted driving,” said Oberhauser. “Everyone has a responsibility to keep drivers, passengers, pedestrians, bicyclists and all road users safe.  This includes changing driver behavior and supporting initiatives which give law enforcement the tools they need to enforce traffic safety laws.” A full copy of the NHTSA report is online at nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov.  buy cheap no prescription – lowest prices and satisfaction guaranteed! generic and brand drugs with 100% satisfaction guaranteed.  


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Registrations for the late winter session of classes (which start Monday, Jan. 2 at Horizon Gymnastics Center) are taking place now.  Registration times are Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.until 7 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. noon. The winter session runs from Jan. 2, 2012 through – Feb. 18, 2012. 

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