BEYOND THE CLASSROOM
Valparaiso University Ranked Among Best in the Nation
Valparaiso University continues its amazing, three-decades long legacy of being recognized as one of the best choices in higher education by U.S. News & World Report. In the 2022-2023 Best Colleges rankings, Valpo has been named number 176 out of 440 of the most elite public and private institutions in the nation.
Beacons in Your Backyard — Nicole Moy ’22
A Valpo education goes far beyond our campus borders, and Valpo students are always eager to showcase what that means. Our “Beacons in your Backyard” series is meant to shine a light on the great things that our Beacons are accomplishing in and around Valpo.
A Big Grant to Tackle a Microscopic Problem
Microplastics — tiny fragments of plastic materials that have shattered into microscopic size pieces over time — have been making headlines in recent years for the sheer amount of it being found in all parts of the world. A brief glance at the headlines shows growing concerns about the concentration of this pervasive form of pollution in our oceans, our crops, and even our bodies.
Valpo’s Beacon Blog
Valpo’s recently launched Beacon Blog is a place where students, faculty, and anyone who wants to learn more about our life here at Valpo can come and explore. Our student writers offer a view of the University from their day-to-day experiences, and our faculty and staff shine a light on what really goes into making the revered “Valpo experience.” Our community is doing great things and the Beacon Blog is here to house them.