Regionally Speaking, Monday, August 20, 2018

Aug 20, 2018

Credit IU Northwest

Today:   A conversation with Indiana University Northwest faculty members Crystal Shannon and Jonathyne Briggs about the new medical humanities minor program on the Gary campus.  The minor program offers courses in ethics, disability and anthropology -- among others that can offer new perspectives for students in the health professions.

Indiana Public Broadcasting's Barbara Brosher visited northwest Indiana to prepare a feature on how truancy courts help school districts deal -- in a positive way -- with student absenteeism.

And Doug Clark with Purdue University Northwest joins us in the studio to talk about the "Welcome Week" events planned this week for returning and new students on both Hammond and Westville campuses -- and about Thursday's groundbreaking in Hammond for the new Bioscience Innovation Building.  Clark says it's the first new academic building to go up on the Hammond campus since 1997.