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Creating Possibility: EPIC Scholarship Fuels Valpo Experience
Creating Possibility: EPIC Scholarship Fuels Valpo Experience
As Anna Bockman ’21 enters her second year of college, she has already engaged in critical research at Valparaiso University, playing a role in the...
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Coming Home: Proud To Serve And Driven To Succeed
While Dan Pelzel ’18 and Mark Galetti ’18 found their niche and a sense of purpose at Valpo, they also encountered challenges along the way. But...
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Unmatched Opportunity: The Valpo Experience Draws Students From Around The World
Unmatched Opportunity: The Valpo Experience Draws Students From Around The World
The irony was not lost on Claire Ehr ’19. The day she made her official visit to the Valparaiso University campus it was raining, which meant she...
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Eight Valparaiso University Seniors, Alumnae Receive Fulbright Awards
A record eight Valparaiso University graduating seniors and recent alumnae have received Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards for English Teaching...
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Always A Champion: Teacher By Day, Student-Athlete By Night
Always A Champion: Teacher By Day, Student-Athlete By Night
When each player on the Valparaiso University women’s basketball team was asked to share a favorite moment of the season at a recent team meeting,...
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Deeply Committed: Eric Smith ’17 Transforms Community Through Education
Deeply Committed: Eric Smith ’17 Transforms Community Through Education
Just months after graduation, Eric finds himself back in the classroom, but this time at the front, teaching seventh grade English at Tinley Prep, an...
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Unveiling History
Kevin Ostoyich, Ph.D., department chair and associate professor of history, has spent the past six years researching the history of the Shanghai...
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Promoting Equality: Valpo Faculty Receive Martin Luther King Jr. Award
Promoting Equality: Valpo Faculty Receive Martin Luther King Jr. Award
Since 1995, Valparaiso University has presented its Martin Luther King Jr. Award to individuals and groups within the Valpo community who have made...
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Boundless: Katie Willenbrink ’18 Studies The Course And The Stars
Boundless: Katie Willenbrink ’18 Studies The Course And The Stars
Whether it’s in the classroom, at the observatory, or on the golf course, anyone who encounters Katie Willenbrink ’18 is bound to take note of...
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Bon Appétit: French Majors Cook Up Final Project In The Kitchen
The recipe for success for two French language majors at Valparaiso University literally was a recipe. Jennifer LeCaptain ’16 and Andrea Sanchez...
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Valpo Faculty Members Awarded Wheat Ridge Ministries–O.P. Kretzmann Research Fund Grants
Matthew Becker, Ph.D., professor of theology, and Alex Capaldi, Ph.D., associate professor of mathematics and statistics, are recipients of...
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Authors Jennie Magiera And Kristin Ziemke Among School Technology Experts To Speak At Valparaiso University, Dec. 6
Valparaiso University’s Professional Educators Partnership (PEP) will host its annual Professional Learning Community (PLC) workshop at Valparaiso...
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Valparaiso University Announces Kapfer Research Award Recipient
Valparaiso University Professor Allison Schuette ’93, MFA, associate professor of English, has received the Philip and Miriam Kapfer Endowed...
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Valpo Faculty Members Receive University Research Professor Grants
Valpo Faculty Members Receive University Research Professor Grants
Slavica Jakelic, Ph.D., and Shirvel Stanislaus, Ph.D., will serve as University Research Professors at Valpo for the 2018–2019 academic year. The...
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“Remembering The Reformation” Talk Held At Valparaiso University
WHO: Tal Howard, Ph.D., Phyllis and Richard Duesenberg Chair in Christian Ethics, will give a talk titled “Remembering the...
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500th Remembrance Of Reformation Includes Valpo Choir, Special Music Composition
“Next to the Word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world.” — Martin Luther What started as a call to reform the...
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Valpo Forecast: Sunny And Successful
In the Midwest, many people say that if someone doesn’t like the weather, stick around a minute, it will change. But meteorology students at...
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Valparaiso University And Partners Receive $1.58M Grant To Advance STEM Education In Indiana
The Indiana Commission for Higher Education awarded $1,582,584 to Valparaiso University, Ball State University, Indiana University–Purdue...
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Public Meeting With Indiana State Superintendent To Be Held At Valparaiso University, Sept. 11
Valparaiso University’s Professional Educators Partnership (PEP) and the Department of Education on Sept. 11 will host a fall 2017 Teacher and...
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Valpo English Department Kicks Off Wordfest Series Sept. 14
Valparaiso University’s English department presents Wordfest, the annual reading, lecture, and discussion series presented by practicing writers...
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NIPSCO Recognizes Valpo’s Center For The Sciences For Energy Efficiency
The Center for the Sciences: Chemistry and Biochemistry will house classes at Valparaiso University beginning fall 2017, bringing 55,000 square feet...
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Endless Opportunity: Valpo STEM Students Pursue Multiple Passions
Thanks to the tenacity of Alison Norris ’17, Valpo is home to a chamber music ensemble nicknamed the “STEM-quintet,” enabling a group of five...
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A Path Of Discovery: Moved To Serve, Lead, And Explore
Being too far from home, becoming lost in the crowd, or standing out for not belonging. These are just a few of the many concerns Arielle Thomas...
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Breaking The Mold: Taylor Williams ’17 M.A. Brings Teaching Prowess To Korea
Late-night study sessions at the library. Afternoons spent mentoring classmates at the writing center. Classroom observation with international...
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Interdisciplinary Collaboration: Distinguished Faculty Spur Innovation
At Valpo, academic disciplines are blended together across campus, facilitating new pursuits and discoveries. Elizabeth Wuerffel ’00, MFA,...
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Valpo Alumnus Lowell E. Baier ’61 Receives Awards For Recent Book
Lowell’s book “Inside the Equal Access to Justice Act: Environmental Litigation and the Crippling Battle over America’s Lands, Endangered...
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Valpo Alumnus Earns NCAA Postgraduate Internship
Valpo Alumnus Earns NCAA Postgraduate Internship
Former Valparaiso University men’s golfer Matt Ward ’16 has been selected as one of 31 members of the 2017-18 NCAA postgraduate internship...
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A “Gregarious” Grad: Stefon David ’17 Shines As A Student Leader
A “Gregarious” Grad: Stefon David ’17 Shines As A Student Leader
A high school track star from Westampton, N.J., Stefon David ’17 came to Valpo with high hopes and big dreams four years ago, with little...
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Valpo Graduate Student Receives Fulbright Award To Study, Teach In South Korea
Valpo Graduate Student Receives Fulbright Award To Study, Teach In South Korea
Taylor Williams ’17 M.A., who earned her master’s degree in teaching English to speakers of other languages from Valparaiso University during its...
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Valparaiso University Students Receive Local, National Fellowships
The Institute for Leadership and Service at Valparaiso University has selected 20 Valpo current and graduating students for Calling and Purpose in...
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Valpo Professors Honored For Excellence In Teaching
Valpo’s Committee to Enhance Learning and Teaching has selected Jennifer Bjornstad, Danielle Lavin-Loucks and Kevin Ostoyich as the 2017–2018...
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Transcending The Competition: Kyle Dunn Drills His Way To The Top On The Court And In The Classroom
Transcending The Competition: Kyle Dunn Drills His Way To The Top On The Court And In The Classroom
Tennis balls fly back and forth across the net as young men run in zig-zag patterns to thwart their opponents hard driving serves. Tennis at Division...
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Man Of Influence: Using Music To Transform Community
Man Of Influence: Using Music To Transform Community
Growing up in West Englewood, on Chicago’s South Side, Andre Daniels ’08 was surrounded by violence, poverty, and drug abuse, with nearly every...
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Valpo Hosts Annual Soup Bowls For The Hungry Fundraiser
WHO: Valpo art students and faculty will auction creative, handmade ceramic bowls, drawings and prints in this annual community event. All proceeds...
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Lead And Serve: Valpo Students Thrive In Support Of Global Community
Lead And Serve: Valpo Students Thrive In Support Of Global Community
Drink. Bathe. Clean. Cook. These may be things you do daily, but for nearly one billion people across the world who lack access to clean water, these...
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Valpo’s Theatre Department Excels At College Theatre Festival
In January, 26 Valpo students, accompanied by four faculty mentors, traveled to Indianapolis to compete in the Kennedy Center American College...
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Valpo Honors Faculty With Martin Luther King Jr. Award
Since 1995, Valparaiso University has presented its Martin Luther King Jr. Award to individuals and groups within the Valpo community who have made...
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National Center For Women & Information Technology Awards Grant To Valparaiso University’s New Computer Science Association
In fall 2016, Valparaiso University’s new student chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery-Women (ACM-W) was awarded a $3,000 start-up...
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A Shared Mission: Valpo Faculty And Alumni Invest In Student Success
With a love for chemistry, the first time Brian Weaver ’17 stepped foot on campus was to attend a scholarship day hosted by the chemistry...
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German Academic Exchange Service Awards Valparaiso University Junior With Prestigious Scholarship
Nathaniel Griewe ’18, a Valparaiso University German and secondary education major, has been awarded an illustrious German Academic Exchange...
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Valparaiso University Student Competes In International Chinese Language Contest
Valparaiso University student Teshurah Lee ’18 was one of 150 students worldwide selected for the prestigious “Chinese Bridge” Chinese...
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Valpo Faculty Members Receive University Research Professor Grants
Valpo Faculty Members Receive University Research Professor Grants
Daniel Saros, Ph.D., and Julien Smith, Ph.D., will serve as University Research Professors at Valpo for the 2017–2018 academic year. The grants...
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Valpo Theatre Department Announces 2016–2017 Season
The theatre department at Valparaiso University will present seven productions during the 2016–2017 season, including comedies, classics and...
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Valpo Music Department Announces 2016–2017 Season
The music department at Valparaiso University presents the 2016–2017 performance schedule, which showcases the talents of students, faculty and...
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English Department Announces 2016–2017 Wordfest Speakers
Valparaiso University’s English department presents Wordfest, the annual reading, lecture and discussion series presented by practicing writers of...
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Discovering Purpose Through Leadership, Musicianship, And Scholarship
Discovering Purpose Through Leadership, Musicianship, And Scholarship
At Valpo, Emily Robinson ’17 has blossomed in countless ways — as a leader, collaborator, scholar, educator, musician, and motivator. Even though...
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Valparaiso University Graduate Named James Madison Fellow
Valparaiso University Graduate Named James Madison Fellow
Alexander Uryga ’15 has been selected as Indiana’s 2016 James Madison Fellow. Alexander, of La Porte, Ind., graduated from Christ College,...
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Driven To Succeed: Ashita Bhatnagar ’18 Finds Inspiration At Valpo
Driven To Succeed: Ashita Bhatnagar ’18 Finds Inspiration At Valpo
Traveling more than 8,000 miles, Ashita Bhatnagar ’18 arrived at Valparaiso University two years ago sight unseen to embark on what has proven to...
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Valparaiso University Student Receives Critical Language Scholarship
The United States Department of State granted Kathleen Salter ’19 a Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) to study Chinese this summer. The CLS...
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Valparaiso University Students Named Kemper Scholars
Claire Marie Ehr ’19 and Daniel P. Sukowicz ’19 have been selected from a group of national finalists to become two of 16 in this year’s...
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Leadership, Community, And Faith
Service. Leadership. Vocation. For Caleb Rollins ’15, these words defined his experience at Valpo and created his path to philanthropic work as...
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Valparaiso University Senior Receives Service Engagement Award
Indiana Campus Compact honored Cogan Blackmon ’16, of Anderson, Ind., with the Richard J. Wood Student Community Commitment Award for his...
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Valparaiso University Sophomore Named 2016 Newman Civic Fellow
Campus Compact honored Angelys Torres ’18 as a 2016 Newman Civic Fellow for outstanding civic engagement — offering a crucial voice and...
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Geography And Travel Club Hosts Earth Day Tree Planting Dedication
WHAT: Valpo’s Geography and Travel Club will host an Earth Day Tree Planting Dedication. Zach Mahan, club president, will speak on the everyday...
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Embracing Opportunities: Katie Merkling ’16 Finds Community In Valpo’s Math And Science Education Program.
Embracing Opportunities: Katie Merkling ’16 Finds Community In Valpo’s Math And Science Education Program.
Water boils over the stove at an old off-campus home awaiting uncooked noodles. A kitchen timer beeps, and giggles erupt from the kitchen table where...
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Valpo Professors Honored For Excellence In Teaching
Valpo’s Committee to Enhance Learning and Teaching has selected Zuhdi Aljobeh, Sandra Bleza, and George Pati as the 2016–2017 Valparaiso...
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Valparaiso University Introduces Data Science And Statistics Degrees
The College of Arts and Sciences at Valparaiso University has developed data science and statistics degree programs in response to an increased...
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Valpo’s Annual Soup Bowls For The Hungry Fundraiser Is April 1
WHO/WHAT: Valparaiso University’s art department will auction off original artwork at their sixth annual Soup Bowls for the Hungry silent auction....
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U.S. Department Of Energy And National Science Foundation Award Valparaiso University Funding For Physics Research
Valparaiso University acquired a $210,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and a $129,000 grant from the National Science Foundation...
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Valpo Offers Public Astronomy Programs
WHO: The physics and astronomy department at Valparaiso University continues its series of public astronomy programs for spring 2016. WHAT: Each...
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Valpo Hosts Dance Ensemble Feb. 11–14
WHO: Valparaiso University’s Dance Ensemble features faculty and student choreographers and dancers from nearly every college within the...
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Valpo Professional Educators Partnership Hosts 12th Annual Middle School Conference
WHO:  Valparaiso University’s Professional Educators Partnership (PEP) will host the 12th annual Middle School Conference. The PEP Partnership is...
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German Baroque Orchestra Joins Valpo Student, Faculty Performers For Limited-Engagement Midwest Tour
The Bach Institute presents Johann Sebastian Bach’s “St. John Passion,” performed by the Valparaiso University Chorale and Bach Choir, with a...
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American Chemical Society Awards Valparaiso University Funding For Chemistry Research In The Petroleum Field
Valparaiso University secured a $70,000 grant from the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund. Valpo obtained one of only 45 estimated...
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Valparaiso University Announces University Research Professor Grants
Valparaiso University faculty members Robert Elder and Carlos Miguel-Pueyo have received University Research Professor grants to continue their...
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Valparaiso University Announces 2016-2017 Kapfer Research Award Recipient
Valparaiso University Announces 2016-2017 Kapfer Research Award Recipient
Valparaiso University Professor Amanda Zelechoski has received the 2016-2017 Philip and Miriam Kapfer Endowed Research Award to continue work on...
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Valpo Students And Professor Debut Short Documentary At International Film Festival
A short documentary by Valparaiso University Assistant Professor Liz Wuerffel, recent graduate Saddam Al-Zubaidi, and digital media graduate student...
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Valpo Launches Online Archive Of Award-Winning Student Newspaper
Valparaiso University Archives and Special Collections announces archived issues of The Torch, the oldest and longest-running student-published...
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National Science Foundation Awards Valparaiso University Funding For Chemistry Research
Valparaiso University secured a $223,753 grant from the National Science Foundation under its Major Research Instrumentation and Chemistry Research...
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Valpo Theatre Department Announces 2015–2016 Season
The theatre department at Valparaiso University presents the 2015–2016 production season. Major performances include: “Godspell,” Oct. 8–9...
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Valparaiso University Breaks Ground On Science Facility Sept. 17
Valparaiso University Breaks Ground On Science Facility Sept. 17
Sept. 17 – Valparaiso, Ind. – Valparaiso University advances its long history of commitment to STEM education and expands facilities with a new...
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Valpo Music Department Announces 2015–2016 Season
The music department at Valparaiso University presents the 2015–2016 performance season, which showcases Valpo’s nationally and internationally...
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Storm Intercept Team Puts Meteorology Students Close To Storm Center
Storm Intercept Team Puts Meteorology Students Close To Storm Center
Photos provided by Adam Stepanek, VUSIT Convective Field Studies Valpo’s renowned meteorology program annually graduates budding weather experts,...
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Valparaiso University Announces Selection Of 2015 CAPS Fellows
The Institute for Leadership and Service at Valparaiso University has named 20 Valpo students and recent graduates CAPS Fellows for summer...
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Intersecting Passions: Kelsey Larson ’15 Explores Classroom And Community, Science And Art.
Intersecting Passions: Kelsey Larson ’15 Explores Classroom And Community, Science And Art.
As she sits alone in Valpo’s art studio, Kelsey Larson ’15 focuses intently on the project at hand, blocking out any other distractions or...
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Valparaiso University Contributes To NAC&U Publication Aiming To Increase Student Learning By Restructuring Faculty Workloads, Assessments
Teagle-funded project examines holistic departments; updated faculty evaluation process Faculty from Valparaiso University contributed to...
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Valpo Student Named Kemper Scholar
Tiffany Luehrs ’18 has been selected from a group of finalists for the incoming class of the prestigious Kemper Scholars Program. The program has...
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Margaret Lippert ’15 Receives Fulbright Award To Study, Teach In Taiwan
Margaret Lippert ’15 Receives Fulbright Award To Study, Teach In Taiwan
Margaret Lippert ’15, who earns her bachelor’s from Valparaiso University during its undergraduate Commencement ceremony on May 17, will spend...
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Indiana Commission For Higher Education Awards Valpo $149,109 For Persistence And Success Program
Valparaiso University has secured $149,109 from the Indiana Commission on Higher Education to fund a program to help more low-income students...
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Valpo Theology Professor Honored At Princeton University Conference
Valparaiso University Professor Gilbert Meilaender, Ph.D., senior research professor of theology, was invited to Princeton University to present the...
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Valparaiso University Honors Educators For Excellence In Teaching
Valparaiso University Honors Educators For Excellence In Teaching
The Committee to Enhance Learning and Teaching at Valparaiso University has selected Robert Clark, Ph.D., assistant professor of chemistry, and...
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Calling And Purpose: Grace Leuck ’15 Leads Through Service
Calling And Purpose: Grace Leuck ’15 Leads Through Service
During her time at Valpo, Grace Leuck ’15 has capitalized on every opportunity to hone her leadership skills while contributing to the greater...
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Valpo Professor Named President Of American Society Of Church History
The American Society of Church History has elected Ronald K. Rittgers, Ph.D., Erich Markel Chair in German Reformation Studies and professor of...
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Valpo’s Annual Soup Bowls For The Hungry Fundraiser Is March 27
WHO/WHAT: Valparaiso University students and faculty will display original artwork in the fifth annual Soup Bowls for the Hungry silent auction. In...
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Red Cross Brings Virtual Refugee Camp Experience To Valpo
WHO: Valparaiso University and the Northwest Indiana Chapter of the American Red Cross present “A Day in the Life of a Refugee,” hosted by the...
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Defining Moments: Fulbright Recipient Sterling Summerville ’13 Embraces Opportunities For Cultural Exchange
Sterling Summerville ’13 is a busy man. Take his time at Valparaiso University: He studied international service and gender studies, played running...
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Breaking Down Barriers: Valpo Students Attend Class Inside Prison To Explore Real-world Issues
Fifteen minutes. That’s 900 heartbeats and 180 breaths. It’s also the amount of time it takes students to board a bus at Valparaiso University...
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Valparaiso University Achieves Recognition As STEM Jobs Approved College
Valparaiso University has been designated a 2015 STEM JobsSM Approved College by Victory Media. The list is the first of its kind to rate...
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A Global Perspective: Experiential Learning Takes Valpo Filmmakers Around The World
For centuries, humans have used stories to connect with each other, and often, these stories have the power to spark emotions, create understanding,...
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Valparaiso University Announces 2015–2016 Research Professors
Valparaiso University has named Heath Carter and Jan Westrick the 2015–2016 University Research Professors. The program recognizes and encourages...
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A Crusader Family: Laura Becker ’15 Continues Her Family’s Valpo Legacy
Laura Becker ’15, a communication major with a sociology minor, always knew she would one day call Valpo her home. Coming from a long legacy of...
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Valpo Announces Emerging Teacher Award Recipient
Valparaiso University has honored Amanda Zelechoski, Ph.D., as the inaugural recipient of its Arts and Sciences Emerging Teacher Award, which...
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Department Of Theatre Presents Eurydice, Oct. 9-19
WHAT: Valpo’s theatre department presents “Eurydice,” directed by Lee F. Orchard, theatre professor and chair. Writer Sarah Ruhl reimagines the...
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Valpo Welcomes Award-Winning Author Lee Sandlin Saturday, Oct. 4
WHO: The Northwest Indiana Student Chapter of the American Meteorological Society presents award-winning non-fiction writer Lee Sandlin as guest...
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Valpo Hosts Coffee Hour With Art Collector Andrew Nunemaker ’91
WHO: Andrew Nunemaker ’91, a Valpo alum and current member of the University’s Board of Directors, has assembled a remarkable collection of fine...
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Department Of Theatre Announces 2014-2015 Season
The Valparaiso University Department of Theatre presents the 2014-2015 production season. Major performances include: Eurydice, Oct. 9-10 and 16-17...
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Valparaiso University’s Department Of Music Announces 2014-2015 Season
The Department of Music at Valparaiso University presents the 2014-2015 music season, which brings world-class musical talent to campus and to the...
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Valparaiso University Offers German Language Program To Local Children
Valparaiso University will offer “Kinder lernen Deutsch”, a German language and culture program sponsored by the Kade-Duesenberg German...
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Valpo Music Graduate Wins First Prize At Young Artists Competition In Boston
Valparaiso University alumnus Jonathan Rudy ’10 achieved the highest honor at the 2014 Young Artists Competition in Organ Performance on June 23 in...
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Good As Gold
Good As Gold
The late 90s represented the pinnacle of basketball fever at Valparaiso University. The Drew family cemented their legacy by coupling Valpo...
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White House Correspondence
White House Correspondence
Thousands have had their photo taken in front of the White House, countless visitors have toured the White House, but few can say they have spent...
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Valparaiso University 2014 Alumni Awarded Prestigious Fulbright Grants
Valparaiso University 2014 Alumni Awarded Prestigious Fulbright Grants
Two 2014 Valparaiso University graduates join an accomplished group of Fulbright grant recipients, bringing the total to 30 Valpo grantees in the...
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Whirlwind Ascent
Ginger Zuidgeest ’02 wakes up at 4 a.m. each weekday with resolve. “Since Valpo, I’ve been on this constant mission,” she said. “One of my...
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Valparaiso University Students Honored As Kemper Scholars
Christ College freshmen Victoria Bruick and Eric Smith have been selected from a group of finalists for the incoming class of the prestigious Kemper...
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Students Learn About International Humanitarian Law With New Red Cross Club
The earth shakes as another bomb hits the city. The explosion sends shards of glass and brick flying into the streets. Civilians run for cover. In...
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Valparaiso University Honors Educators For Excellence In Teaching
Valparaiso University Honors Educators For Excellence In Teaching
The Committee to Enhance Learning and Teaching at Valparaiso University has selected Professor Jan Westrick, Assistant Professor Stacy Maugans,...
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Valparaiso University Theatre Presents “Arcadia,” Opening April 30
Valparaiso University Theatre Presents “Arcadia,” Opening April 30 WHO: The Valparaiso University theatre department presents the final...
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Valparaiso University Hosts Annual Soup Bowls For The Hungry March 28
WHO/WHAT: Valparaiso University students and faculty will display original artwork in the fourth annual Soup Bowls for the Hungry silent auction. In...
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Studying Shanghai: Grant To Study In China Benefits Students And Faculty
Studying Shanghai: Grant To Study In China Benefits Students And Faculty
Professor of History Kevin Ostoyich was preparing to spend a year as Valparaiso University’s Study Abroad director in Hangzhou, China, when he made...
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Valparaiso University Mathematics Professor Receives Distinguished Teaching Award
Lara Pudwell has been named a 2014 winner of the Henry L. Alder Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Beginning College or University Mathematics...
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Working For Harmony
Dennis Cimbaljevich ’04 did not have to travel far from his hometown of Portage, Ind., to attend Valparaiso University, but his experiences as a...
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A Symphony Across Cultures: Valpo Student Finds Calling Through Confucius Institute
A Symphony Across Cultures: Valpo Student Finds Calling Through Confucius Institute
Avery Davis was still in high school when he was first introduced to the sheng — a traditional Chinese instrument made of bamboo pipes that looks a...
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Five Valparaiso University Students Receive Prestigious Gilman Awards To Study Abroad
Five Valparaiso University Students Receive Prestigious Gilman Awards To Study Abroad
The illustrious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program has honored five undergraduate students at Valparaiso University with awards to...
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The Dynamics Of Giving: Students Make Difficult Philanthropic Decisions In Buinicki’s Literature Course
Martin Buinicki’s voice cracks with emotion as he recalls the impassioned dialogue among students in his Traditions of Giving and Serving in...
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Making A Joyful Noise: Valpo Music Education Students Give Back To A Local Preschool
Tuesday mornings at Hilltop Neighborhood House are always a cacophony of excited rhythms as preschool students shake maracas, bang on cymbals, and...
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Valparaiso University Sophomore Honored As Outstanding First-Generation College Student
Valparaiso University sophomore Jonathan Cisneros is the 2013 recipient of a “Realizing the Dream” scholarship from the Independent...
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Grace Notes: Valparaiso’s Sacred Connection To The Work Of Johann Sebastian Bach
The work of Johann Sebastian Bach is a crucial part of any musician’s education. But at Valparaiso, where Lutheran character and academic...
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Beauty In Numbers: International Student Discovers The Music In Math
Beauty In Numbers: International Student Discovers The Music In Math
At Valparaiso University, Ruyue Yuan has found a connection between math and music that might surprise most people. “They’re both beautiful,”...
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The Search For Truth: Student Discovers Calling Through Alumni Connection
The Search For Truth: Student Discovers Calling Through Alumni Connection
The Rev. Joshua Burkholder ’02 and David Rojas Martinez’s paths first crossed because of a stained glass window, but it was a shared adoration of...
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Valparaiso University Presents “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street”
WHO: Sponsored by the Department of Theatre at Valparaiso University, the performance features students from across disciplines at Valpo. The show is...
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Valparaiso University Hosts Historic German Boys Choir Nov. 2
Choir Formerly Led by Johann Sebastian Bach is one of Most Prominent in Lutheran Music The Bach Institute at Valparaiso University is honored to...
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Veronica Fall ’13 Awarded Prestigious International Fellowship
Veronica Fall ’13 Awarded Prestigious International Fellowship
Valparaiso University alumna Veronica Fall, class of 2013, has been selected to participate in the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young...
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Valpo Alumni Report On Historic Oklahoma Tornado
Valpo Alumni Report On Historic Oklahoma Tornado
Michael Seger initially marveled as the storm developed in what the 2005 Valparaiso University graduate referred to as “textbook” fashion. Later,...
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Valparaiso University Students Receive Prestigious Fulbright Grants
Three Valparaiso University seniors have been awarded Fulbright grants to continue their international studies while making a contribution to the...
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Professor, Biology Club Restore Region’s Rivers
Professor, Biology Club Restore Region’s Rivers
Allison Meyer found a muddy shoe. Another student found a garden trowel. Valparaiso University’s biology club members made several unlikely...
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Valpo Professors Mark Budnik, Lissa Yogan, Kevin Jantzi Win Annual Excellence In Teaching Awards
Valparaiso University’s Committee to Enhance Learning and Teaching has selected Mark Budnik, Kevin Jantzi and Lissa Yogan as recipients of the...
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Valparaiso University Students Win Statewide Mathematics Competition
A team of three Valparaiso University students took first place in the Indiana Collegiate Mathematics Competition, which is sponsored each year by...
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Valpo Experience Begins Journey For Artist
Valpo Experience Begins Journey For Artist
When Caleb Kortokrax ’11 transferred to Valparaiso University during his junior year, he had anticipated majoring in art history. But a...
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Valpo Sophomore Receives Newman Civic Fellowship
Valpo Sophomore Receives Newman Civic Fellowship
Valparaiso University sophomore Caleb Rollins, of Bloomington, Minn., has been named a 2013 Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact for demonstrating...
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Rebuilding Lives In Haiti: Valpo Alumnus Helps In Earthquake Recovery
Rebuilding Lives In Haiti: Valpo Alumnus Helps In Earthquake Recovery
Micah Shields ’11 came to Valparaiso University with a desire to help others, inspiring his decision to study psychology as an undergraduate...
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Sopetti Enhances Valpo Experience Through Christ College
Sopetti Enhances Valpo Experience Through Christ College
Christ College has been an influential part of sophomore Michelle Sopetti’s college experience since she first showed interest at Valparaiso...
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Rachel Rockey: Scholar, Leader, And Christ College Student
Rachel Rockey: Scholar, Leader, And Christ College Student
Rachel Rockey has a clear vision of what she wants to do with her life: to teach mathematics to high school students and to be a motivational leader...
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Wuerffel, Schuette Foster Conversation With Welcome Project
Wuerffel, Schuette Foster Conversation With Welcome Project
Ask Liz Wuerffel and Allison Schuette to summarize the Welcome Project  in a brief statement, and they’ll do it in one sentence: How do we live...
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Chavez’s Valpo ‘dream’ Comes True
Kelli Chavez has wanted to attend Valparaiso University since eighth grade when her middle school class from nearby Merrillville, Ind., visited the...
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Valparaiso University Sophomore Honored As First-generation College Student
Valparaiso University has announced Erica Patton as its 2012 recipient of the Realizing the Dream award. Each year, the Realizing the Dream award...
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Valpo’s Foreign Language Program Ranked Among Top Universities
Valparaiso University has been named to The Best College’s list of the 10 Most Innovative Colleges for Foreign Language Study, ranking among...
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Fulbright Program Offers Opportunities For Three Recent Valpo Grads
The prestigious Fulbright award was given to three Valparaiso University recipients who will continue their international studies while making a...
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Graduate Students Present Innovative Digital Media Projects In Showcase
At Valparaiso University’s upcoming Graduate Digital Media Showcase, students’ Web design, video and audio production and editing, and...
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Chorale Germany Tour To Make Historic Stop At St. Thomas Church
Valparaiso University’s Chorale, under the direction of Dr. Christopher Cock, will return to Germany for its fourth residency at the St. Thomas...
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Valpo Students Help Improve Water Quality
Valparaiso University students have partnered with the Environmental Protection Agency and the City of Valparaiso to help improve water quality at...
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Music Professor Receives Prestigious Caterpillar Award
Linda Ferguson, professor of music, was recently announced as the winner of the 2012-2013 Caterpillar Award for Excellence in Teaching. This yearly...
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Student’s Environmental Essay Honored
A Valparaiso University student’s essay on the impact of the emerald ash borer infestation on North American forests has been honored for its...
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Students Assess Educational Equality In China During March Visit
A group of Valparaiso University students traveled to China in March to assess how the country’s education system is dealing with the equality...
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Valparaiso University Senior Presents Work At International Conference
Marissa Longoria, a Valparaiso University senior double majoring in political science and sociology from East Chicago, Ind., presented her project on...
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Department Of Theatre Presents Acclaimed Comedy “˜Brighton Beach Memoirs’
Valparaiso University’s Department of Theatre presents Neil Simon’s poignant comedy “Brighton Beach Memoirs,” starting...
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Valparaiso University’s German Program Honored For Excellence
Valparaiso University’s German Program has been designated a German Center of Excellence by the American Association of Teachers of German...
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Valpo Student Awarded Fellowship To Help End Malaria
Andrew Denecke, a sophomore psychology major who serves as chaplain for Valparaiso University’s Social Action Leadership Team (SALT), has been...
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Valpo Department Of Theatre Presents “˜Circle Mirror Transformation’
“Circle Mirror Transformation,” a journey through the lives of four theatre students and their teacher, will be presented by the...
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Baepler Professorship Offers Opportunities For Interdisciplinary Growth
Timothy Tomasik, associate professor of foreign languages and literatures, has been named to the Richard P. Baepler Distinguished Professorship in...
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Professor Receives National Endowment For The Humanities Grant
Gretchen Buggeln, associate professor of art history and humanities at Valparaiso University, recently received a prestigious National Endowment for...
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Valpo Professor Named Indiana World Language Teacher Of The Year
Sarah DeMaris, professor of German at Valparaiso University, was named Indiana World Language Teacher of the Year at the 2011 Indiana Foreign...
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First-generation College Student Honored
A sophomore English major from Crown Point has been selected as Valparaiso University’s 2011 recipient of the Realizing the Dream Award, which...
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Astronomy Program Receives $212,000 For Star Research
Undergraduate astronomy students at Valparaiso University will engage in research that will further astronomers’ understanding of the life and...
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University Awarded $500,000 Math And Science Teaching Grant
Valparaiso University has received a $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to increase the number of graduates in the science and math...
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From A Blueprint To The Blue Sky
When Valparaiso University art professor Liz Wuerffel saw a magazine article last year about an aerial photo device made with a kite, an idea was...
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Two Valpo Students Named Fulbright Scholars
Two Valparaiso University recipients of a prestigious Fulbright award will continue their international studies while making a contribution to the...
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Freshman Selected For Kemper Scholar Program
Valparaiso University freshman Michael Mead has been selected from a group of finalists for the incoming class of the prestigious Kemper Scholars...
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Students Give $10,000 To Community Through Philanthropy Course
Students in the Valparaiso University class “Traditions of Giving and Serving in American Life” witnessed the fruits of their labors as...
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Meteorology Department Makes Upgrades To Computer Systems
Thanks to the hard work of the IT department, the meteorology department was able to make some major updates to their computer systems allowing...
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Trip To Germany Celebrates Historic Ties To Valparaiso University
President Mark A. Heckler is traveling to Germany in early March to celebrate Valparaiso University’s partners in the state of...
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School Psychology Program Receives National Recognition
Valparaiso University’s Graduate School Psychology program has earned national recognition for its commitment to promoting the proper education...
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Buinicki Awarded Prestigious Friedrich Professorship
Martin Buinicki, associate professor of English at Valparaiso University, has been named the new Walter G. Friedrich Professor of American...
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