IU Northwest

GARY - A motivational speaker, who was homeless after dropping out of high school will be giving a virtual talk to help inspire students for IU Northwest.   Roy Juarez Jr. the CEO of ImpactTruth, a human development company, will impart to students the true importance of higher education. Juarez Jr. says he will use his personal story growing up as a homeless teenager to convey the message, which includes the day his life took a turn when he snuck into a hotel to eat.

Merrillville Man Charged in Fatal Crash on IU Campus

Nov 19, 2020

GARY - A Merrillville man has been arrested for fatally striking another man with a vehicle on Monday.  The man who was hit was working as a private contractor for a Gary construction company on the campus of IU Northwest.  The alleged victim, 29 year-old Jacob Moore, was working on a renovation project in Marram Hall.

The "Times" reports 29-year old Gregory Phillips is accused of causing the death of  Moore.

Phillips is charged with a felony count of reckless homicide and a misdemeanor count of reckless driving. He was being held at Lake County Jail on a $50,000 bond.

IU Northwest

GARY- Indiana University Northwest was named as a Tier 1 College for its ability to adapt to a new environment and offer a quality education under any conceivable scenario.

The organization, Educate to Career developed the new ranking system, which was first conducted in 2014, and revised in 2020 with criteria inspired by today’s COVID-19 pandemic.  It is designed to help students navigate this crisis and uncertainty in a cost-effective and practical manner.

NWI Times

Today:   We talk with Lake County Council president Ted Bilski about the discussions with the county department heads about their 2020 budget proposals, as councilmembers get ready to finalize the budget.  Bilski goes into detail about the fiscal constraints that they face in the next year and how they will make sure that the 2020 budget is balanced.  We also have another edition of "Building Northwest Indiana," supported by the Construction Advancement Foundation. Host Kevin Comerford talks with RDA COO Sherri Ziller.  There is also another conversation from the Welcome Project at Valparaiso University. And we have details on this year's weekend MBA program offered at Indiana University Northwest.

NIRPC

Today:  Kathy Luther with NIRPC is with us to talk about the coalition of northwest Indiana agencies that will adminster the $600,000 EPA Brownfields Program grant for sites in Gary, East Chicago and Hammond -- and other NWI communties, as needed.  Luther says there are some sites already partially worked on and ready for cleanup or remediation and eventual redevelopment, perhaps as early as this fall.  Indiana University Northwest computer info. systems department head Bhakra Kopparty also tells us about a new masters' degree program in place this fall semester.

Lauren Chapman / IPB News

Today:   A conversation with Hoosier Environmental Council's Kim Ferraro, the agricultural policy director and chief attorney, about HB1378 that would, if passed into law, close some serious gaps in state environmental law about "factory farm" pollution.  Reps. Tom Saunders and Sue Errington co-sponsor the measure that is up for House Environmental Policy Committee review on February 13th.  Natural Prairie Dairy in Newton County and other similar operations around the state would come under the measure.

Larry Brechner

This coming Friday afternoon, officials from Indiana University will join Gary city officials for the dedication of the newest structure on the IU Northwest campus -- the $45 million Arts & Sciences Building.

Larry Brechner

On Friday, August 25th, Indiana University Northwest will officially open its new $45 million Arts & Sciences Building.

NWI Small Business Center

Today:  a conversation with Lorri Feldt of the Indiana Small Business Development Center in northwest Indiana and Indiana University Northwest economist Micah Pollak about the optimism of small businesses in the early months of the new administration in Washington, and if northwest Indiana small businesses are expressing any optimistic views.