Reflecting on the Milestones of 2020

December 16, 2020

As 2020 offered plenty of opportunities for change and growth, the PNW community came together in new ways to continue to build a university with a strong impact on Northwest Indiana and the world at large. Academic achievements, innovation and community partnerships are highlighted among the best milestone accomplishments from throughout the year.

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The Nils K. Nelson Bioscience Innovation Building

August 21, 2020

Years of planning, months of construction and countless hours of work finally came to fruition with the opening of the Nils K. Nelson Bioscience Innovation Building.

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Anthony Rizzo Opens PNW's Sinai Forum

September 1, 2020

Anthony Rizzo, first baseman for the Chicago Cubs, and Steve Wozniak, cofounder of Apple Computer, were among prominent speakers headlining the 2020 Sinai Forum.

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PNW Athletics Announces Esports

February 17, 2020

Esports – a competitive, organized and multiplayer online video game competition – is among the world’s fastest growing sport at the collegiate level.

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Katie Wiening

White Lodging Students Place in Top 1.5% of National Sales Competition

May 14, 2020

Three marketing major students placed within the top 1.5% of the Spring 2020 RNMKRS Virtual Sales Competition.

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PNW Online Nursing Programs Nationally Ranked

January 14, 2020

PNW’s College of Nursing programs were recognized among the best in the country in the U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs rankings.

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PNW Recognized in U.S. News & World Report Best College Rankings

September 9, 2020

PNW was once again recognized among the best regional universities in the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings.

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College of Technology Awarded $6 Million From National Security Agency

September 18, 2020

PNW’s College of Technology was awarded a grant for Cybersecurity Workforce Development from the NSA.

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Donors Support Students During Day of Giving

September 10, 2020

PNW received more than $600,000 in contributions from more than 360 generous supporters during the 2020 Purdue Northwest Day of Giving.

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PNW Redefines Off-Campus Experiential Learning with Remote Knowledge Labs

July 31, 2020

The School of Engineering and College of Technology started a new initiative aimed at improving students’ experience in their vitally important lab courses.

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Student-Athletes Set New GPA Record

May 22, 2020

In their quest for academic excellence, all 13 NCAA varsity programs finished with a team GPA of 3.0 or higher.

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PNW Receives $1.7 Million for TRIO Student Support Services

September 4, 2020

TRIO Student Support Services received $1.7 million from the Department of Education to continue its service and support of first-generation, low-income and underrepresented students.

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PNW Uses 3D Printers To Make Pieces for Face Shields

April 7, 2020

PNW students and faculty volunteered to support the need for personal protective equipment for first responders during the global pandemic.

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The David Roberts Center for Innovation and Design Opens

September 15, 2020

The 4,500-square-foot, technology-driven facility provides students the means to focus on synergistic project-based designs.

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Pride Ice Hockey Comes Home to the Ice Kube

January 24, 2020

After spending much of their inaugural season on the road, the Pride took on Butler University in their first home event.

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