Our PNW – November 2019
School of Engineering expands community partnerships through faculty internships
Pam Saylor guides PNW Social Work program through accreditation process
GUEST COMMENTARY: The impact of demographics on higher education institutions
PNW Shout Outs
Anne B. Edwards, associate professor of Human Development and Family Studies, has been named one of two recipients of the Felix Berardo Scholarship Award for Faculty Mentoring by the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR). This is a highly competitive national award that recognizes mentoring by faculty of undergraduate and graduate students as well as junior colleagues. Read more.
Elaine Carey, dean of the College of Humanities, Education, and Social Sciences (CHESS); Kim Scipes, professor of Sociology; Heather Augustyn, continuing lecturer in English; David Detmer, professor of Philosophy; Hubert Izienicki, assistant professor of Sociology; Pamela Saylor, clinical assistant professor of Social Work; and Alan Spector, professor of Sociology, all presented and chaired sessions at the International Conference on Innovations in the Social Sciences and Humanities at Ton Duc Thang University in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, in early October. George Kacenga, executive director of Global Engagement, also participated.
During the conference CHESS developed an agreement to collaborate with the Vietnamese university which will allow for the exchange of students and the development of special programs that benefit both institutions. Read more.
John Cox, a limited term lecturer in Chemistry, has turned his passion for the chemical coatings field into opportunities for PNW students by creating the Dr. John Cox Chicago Society for Coatings Technology scholarship. The scholarship will help match PNW students with industry leaders looking for new talent. Read more.
Chancellor Thomas L. Keon was elected to the board of directors of the La Porte County Symphony Orchestra in September, as part of his long time advocacy for engaged partnerships between universities and local communities and strong support of civic engagement and the arts. Read more.
Jason Williams, assistant director at the Society of Innovators at Purdue Northwest, spoke at the Retail Technology & Innovation Conference in Chicago on October 21 on the state of the industry and trends impacting people right now.
Neeti Parashar, professor of Physics, recently was featured on the homepage of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. The press release titled Purdue Northwest professor among winning team of scientists studying the origin of the universe posted as a University Research News headline.
Elaine Carey, dean of the College of Humanities, Education, and Social Sciences, and professor of History, was invited to serve on the advisory board of the Gates Ventures World History Project.
Professor Chenn Zhou, director of the Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation, won the Association for Iron & Steel Technology Foundation’s first Digital Transformation Technologies Grant. Read more.
Dado, a visiting instructor in the Communication and Creative Arts department, directed an opera that she created at the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Prop Thtr in Chicago for the Storefront Project. Read more.
Jacob Lenson, assistant vice chancellor of Campus Planning, was interviewed on the “Building Northwest Indiana” program on Lakeshore Public Radio to discuss the construction of the Nils K. Nelson Bioscience Innovation Building. Listen to the interview.
Stephan Piggee II, associate director of recruitment and events in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, was interviewed on the “Regionally Speaking” program on Lakeshore Public Radio to discuss the Preview PNW events and the college admissions process. Listen to the interview.
Marcia Keith, Nursing librarian in the University Library, was recognized by the Indiana Library Federation with the 2019 Collaboration Award for her work with Books to Bridge the Region to promote literacy in Northwest Indiana.
PNW IN THE NEWS
- Purdue Northwest engineering graduate races to success
- LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: To my professors at Purdue Northwest, thanks for everything
- Boy with muscular dystrophy joins Purdue University Northwest men’s soccer team
- LaPorte Co Symphony Elects Board Member
- PNW’s Career Closet is open for business
- Purdue Northwest partners with university in Vietnam
- Goal is ‘enhancing lives of citizens’: Social Work program at PNW earns national accreditation
- New entrepreneurship training program to help foster ‘innovation economy’ in NWI
- Endowment to aid PNW nursing students with expenses
- Purdue University Northwest Prof. Establishes Chicago Society for Coatings Technology Scholarship
- PNW professor awarded national prize for excellence in mentorship
- Freshmen flock to PNW in Westville