2009 - 2010 Academic Year News Release Archive

Student-athletes succeed in the classroom

June 9th, 2010 — The commitment Valpo student-athletes make to lifelong success is demonstrated in the NCAA's new academic progress study, with 16 Crusaders teams exceeding the national average in their sport.
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Four athletic teams recognized by NCAA for academics

May 12th, 2010 — The men's baseball and tennis teams and women's softball and volleyball teams rank among the top 10 percent of all NCAA Division I teams in their academic performance.
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Choir's Germany tour to highlight Valpo international experiences

May 3rd, 2010 — "Valpo Abroad: Germany 2010" will showcase Valpo's diverse global learning opportunities through stories, photos and videos in conjunction with the Chorale's May 17-31 Germany tour.
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Engineering students to refine wind turbines

April 22nd, 2010 — A team of Valpo senior engineering students will return to Nicaragua this May to test and improve three solar-powered wind turbines.
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Students to demonstrate engineering projects, celebrate new facility

April 16th, 2010 — More than 100 engineering students will demonstrate their technical skills and creativity during the annual Engineering Design Expo May 1.
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Students to present work at global conference

April 9th, 2010 — Two Valpo students will discuss their work to improve the quality of life for people in the African nation of Tanzania at the "Clinton Global Initiative University" conference.
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Students launch iPad game app

April 5th, 2010 — A team of Valpo seniors who created the iPhone Battery Go! application have now created a new game which is available for the iPad.
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Distinguished nonprofit leader, author to speak at commencement

March 25th, 2010 — Valpo's May 16 commencement ceremonies will feature an address by a distinguished leader in the nonprofit sector.
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Engineering teams win robotics awards

March 15th, 2010 — Two teams of Valparaiso University engineering students brought home awards from the 23rd annual Jerry Sanders Creative Design Competition.
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Engineering teams build robots to compete

March 4th, 2010 — Two teams of Valparaiso University engineering students will match their skill designing robots against nearly 20 teams in the renowned 23rd annual Jerry Sanders Creative Design Competition.
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Autism therapy device vying for Dell social innovation award

February 25th, 2010 — A therapeutic device designed and built by Valpo engineering students for people living with autism could get a $50,000 boost from a national innovation contest.
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$13 million engineering center to advance innovation

February 18th, 2010 — Valpo has announced plans for the Donald V. Fites Engineering Innovation Center, designed to provide a comprehensive education for future engineering leaders.
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Professor, students to conduct earthquake research

February 8th, 2010 — A Valpo professor and a team of engineering students have begun a project to help structural engineers design structurally safer and more efficient buildings.
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Students receive grants to conduct, present research

January 28th, 2010 — Seventeen Valpo students recently received grants to support undergraduate research in various subjects including psychology, science and the environment.
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University group to return to Tanzania to help village

January 27th, 2010 — Valpo's chapter of Engineers Without Borders will continue their efforts assisting a village that faces health problems and land degradation due to a failing canal system.
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Faculty receive grants for summer research

January 26th, 2010 — Eleven Valpo professors have received grants supporting their work on research and scholarly projects from the University's Committee on Creative Work and Research.
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Jobs, internships and networking available at career fair

January 22nd, 2010 — Valpo's annual winter career fair will take place Feb. 10 in Harre Union on campus.
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Senior engineering major wins Orr entrepreneurial fellowship

January 11th, 2010 — A Valpo senior electrical engineering major has been awarded a prestigious fellowship to work with one of the state's fastest-growing entrepreneurial companies.
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Travel grants help students merge faith and service

January 7th, 2010 — Valparaiso University students will deepen their faith and commitment to serving others during the coming months by participating in several projects supported by a grant program.
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New center helps students realize academic success

December 17th, 2009 — Valpo recently launched its new Academic Success Center, a location for coordinating a variety of services that promote and support student learning and academic performance.
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New book examines University's engineering history

December 17th, 2009 — The history of Valpo's College of Engineering is chronicled in a new book written by former dean Dr. Edgar J. Luecke.
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U.S. ambassador-designate named commencement speaker

November 24th, 2009 — The U.S. ambassador-designate to the Republic of Serbia will present the address at Valpo's mid-year commencement.
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Student-athletes' success demonstrated in NCAA report

November 18th, 2009 — The graduation success rate of Valpo's student-athletes is significantly higher than the national average and is the highest among Horizon League schools, according to a new NCAA report.
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Yellow Ribbon program draws veterans to Valpo

November 9th, 2009 — Valpo is currently hosting 10 veterans through the Yellow Ribbon Program, an expansion of the G.I. Bill that helps pay their tuition expenses.
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Valpo, Concordia-New York form partnership

November 3rd, 2009 — A strategic alliance between Valpo and Concordia College-New York will enhance their educational quality through a focus on global education, experiential learning and integration of disciplines.
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Engineers to give keynote at youth global water event

October 22nd, 2009 — Valpo's chapter of Engineers Without Borders will teach Indiana middle school science students about global water issues at a Nov. 13 leadership conference in Indianapolis.
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Women engineers win national, regional awards

October 20th, 2009 — Valparaiso University's female engineering students and faculty have won a national award for their activities through the Society of Women Engineers chapter on campus.
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150 most influential Valpo people announced

October 9th, 2009 — CEOs of Fortune 100 companies, a Super Bowl champion, prominent U.S. Senator, National Book Award winner and eye disease researcher are among those on a list of Valpo's 150 most influential people.
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Engineering program in China established

October 6th, 2009 — Valpo's College of Engineering is expanding its global presence with the launch of a new program that will allow engineering students to study and work in China.
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Mathematics research funded by federal grant

September 21st, 2009 — Valpo has received a $240,688 grant from the National Science Foundation to provide undergraduate students with intensive experiences in mathematics research.
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Students' work could help protect environment

September 18th, 2009 — Three Valpo students'research on an invasive shrub crowding out native species of plants and animals across the United States could help protect the environment.
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Enrollment rises to highest level since 1983

September 8th, 2009 — Valpo's enrollment is at its highest level in more than 25 years this fall, with new records set for enrollment in its graduate and law programs.
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In tough economy, career fair continues to draw major employers

September 3rd, 2009 — More than 60 employers including hospitals, local businesses and major corporations are coming to campus Sept. 18 to talk with students about career opportunities
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Valpo continues to be cited for excellence in U.S. News

August 20th, 2009 — For the 21st consecutive year, Valpo has been identified as a top university by U.S. News & World Report, which noted its outstanding teaching in this year's rankings.
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Valpo to welcome new students Aug. 22

August 12th, 2009 — A host of educational and entertaining events will help introduce Valpo's new students to the campus community during Fall Welcome, beginning Aug. 22.
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Dean's company produces one of 2009's top technologies

August 11th, 2009 — A company co-founded by Valpo's College of Engineering dean has won an award for a silicon carbide-based power module that could improve hybrid vehicles and renewable energy generation systems.
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Summer enrollment record set

August 6th, 2009 — Driven by a greater variety of online courses available to students, Valparaiso University has set a new record in summer enrollment.
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Solar energy researcher named to endowed chair

August 4th, 2009 — Dr. Robert Palumbo, one of the world's leading solar energy researchers, has been named to Valpo's Alfred W. Sieving Chair of Engineering in recognition of his outstanding teaching and scholarship.
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Research projects examine impact of invasive plant

July 30th, 2009 — Three Valpo students have spent the summer studying the environmental impact of an invasive shrub that is crowding out native species of plants and animals.
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Academic excellence cited in college guide

July 28th, 2009 — Valpo's outstanding academics, supportive campus atmosphere and active social life have received recognition in the new edition of Princeton Review's "The Best 371 Colleges."
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Successful campaign stages Valpo to achieve vision

July 24th, 2009 — Valpo's "Our Valpo, Our Time" comprehensive campaign recently concluded with gifts and pledges totaling more than $238 million, surpassing its goal of $200 million.
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iPhone users flock to students' battery app

July 9th, 2009 — Battery Go!, developed by three Valpo students this summer, has rapidly become one of the most downloaded iPhone applications since its July 5 release and was featured in the Chicago Sun-Times.
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