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Explore the latest news and announcements from Purdue University Northwest, including student spotlights, faculty highlights and the latest partnerships with our community.

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Purdue University Northwest designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution by U.S. Department of Education

Purdue University Northwest (PNW) has earned official designation as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education (DOE). This designation makes PNW the largest HSI in the state of Indiana.

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PNW Named Among 2024 Best Midwest Universities by U.S. News & World Report

Purdue University Northwest (PNW) earned recognitions for several undergraduate programs and social mobility in U.S. News & World Report’s 2024 annual Best Colleges rankings.

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Purdue University Northwest affirmed as doctoral-granting institution by Higher Learning Commission

Purdue University Northwest (PNW) has been affirmed by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) as a doctoral-granting institution with its recent approval of a substantive change in mission or student body.

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Beth Vottero

Elevating Health Care Quality

Leading and participating in multi-site educational research to develop evidence-based strategies for teaching, Beth Vottero research focuses on quality improvement in nursing and has generated a body of knowledge for nursing educators.

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Sinai Forum at Purdue Northwest 2024 season to feature Jim Gaffigan, Liz Cheney, Briana Scurry and more

Purdue University Northwest Sinai Forum announces this year’s guests speakers.

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PNW celebrates Juneteenth

PNW recently hosted its annual Juneteenth celebration, joining in a national recognition that reflects on the end of chattel slavery in the U.S. and collective efforts to address systemic oppressions.

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Beth Vottero

Elevating Health Care Quality

Leading and participating in multi-site educational research to develop evidence-based strategies for teaching, Beth Vottero research focuses on quality improvement in nursing and has generated a body of knowledge for nursing educators.

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Purdue University Northwest’s HTM program recognized for community partnerships

PNW’s White Lodging School of Hospitality and Tourism Management is honored as Business Partner of the Year for community engagement.

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Sinai Forum at Purdue Northwest 2024 season to feature Jim Gaffigan, Liz Cheney, Briana Scurry and more

Purdue University Northwest Sinai Forum announces this year’s guests speakers.