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In The Numbers: Success On Campus Translates Into Career
In The Numbers: Success On Campus Translates Into Career
At Valparaiso University, student-athletes are afforded chances academically that are found at few Division I institutions. Rather than being told...
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Valparaiso University Alumna Honored By Tau Beta Pi
Valparaiso University Alumna Honored By Tau Beta Pi
Recent Valpo graduate Krista Stribling ’18 has been named a 2018 Laureate of the Tau Beta Pi Association, one of just two students across the...
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Inspiration Found: Brauer Museum Sparks Career That Bridges Past And Present
Inspiration Found: Brauer Museum Sparks Career That Bridges Past And Present
Fewer than 60 miles south and east from the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) in Chicago hangs a painting — which at one point stood sentry over a...
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Gift From Kempf Estate Leads Hilltop Gym Renovation Project
Gift From Kempf Estate Leads Hilltop Gym Renovation Project
One of the most historic buildings on the Valparaiso University campus, Hilltop Gym is currently in the midst of a two-year, $600,000 project as the...
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Coming Home: Proud To Serve And Driven To Succeed
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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Valparaiso University Academic Year Concludes With Commencement Ceremonies May 19–20
More than 900 undergraduate, graduate and law students participated in Valparaiso University’s May 2018 commencement ceremonies, capping an...
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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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Endowed Fund For High-Need, High-Ability Students Established By Valpo Alumni
Valparaiso University announces the establishment of the Conrad Scholars, made possible by the generosity of Linnea Conrad ’84 Roberts and the...
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Alumni Generosity Is Catalyst For Valpo Student Program
Valparaiso University alumni Rev. Mark ’71 and Kathleen Koepp ’71 Helge have generously committed $2 million to establish the Mark and...
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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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Valparaiso Athletics Announces Hall Of Fame Class Of 2018
Three individuals and one team will be inducted into the Valparaiso University Athletics Hall of Fame on Saturday, Feb. 17. Amy Cavanaugh ’00...
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A Journey Home: Professor Reva Johnson ’09 Spurs Student Research In Bioengineering Field
A Journey Home: Professor Reva Johnson ’09 Spurs Student Research In Bioengineering Field
In fall 2017, Reva Johnson ’09, Ph.D., assistant professor of mechanical engineering and bioengineering, began her third year with the College of...
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Valparaiso University Receives $1.1 Million For College Of Engineering Faculty
Valparaiso University has received more than $1.1 million from the estate of Dale F. Kempf ’62, a longtime faculty member in engineering and...
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A Solid Foundation: Valpo Alumna Primed To Build A World Of Difference
Travel the world one day and build it the next. The architecture across Europe inspired Rebecca Otte ’95 to work to preserve historic structures in...
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Alumni Establish Endowed Faculty Support For College Of Engineering
Jan and John Draheim ’64, M.S., have committed funds to support the College of Engineering and the Valpo Fund. Jan and John established an endowed...
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From Tasty Bakery To Peanut Butter: David Aronson ’03, MBA, Finds Recipe For Success
From Tasty Bakery To Peanut Butter: David Aronson ’03, MBA, Finds Recipe For Success
More than 20 years ago, David’s career began at the Aronson family business, Tasty Bakery in Naperville, Illinois. The bakery became a foundational...
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Valparaiso University Alumni Fund Endowed Scholarships
Valparaiso University Alumni Fund Endowed Scholarships
Valparaiso University alumni Julie Tiede ’96 Winkler and Jason Winkler ’96 have generously committed $500,000 to fund endowed scholarships for...
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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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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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Alumni Support Forever Valpo: The Campaign For Our Future
Valparaiso University alumni Sue Heitmuller ’70 Zimmerman and Larry Zimmerman ’70 have committed $625,000 to fund multiple areas of interest at...
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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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Valparaiso University Receives $1.4 Million For Counseling Services
Valparaiso University has received $1.4 million for Counseling Services from the estate of an alumnus who wished to remain anonymous. The gift will...
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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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Valparaiso University 2015–2016 Alumni Achieve 96 Percent Graduate Placement Rate
Valparaiso University 2015–2016 Alumni Achieve 96 Percent Graduate Placement Rate
Graduate Placement Exceeds 90 Percent for 24 Consecutive Years More than 90 percent of recent Valpo graduates are employed or enrolled in graduate...
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Valpo Alumni Commit $1 Million To University Writing Center And College Of Engineering
Valparaiso University alumni Judith “Judy” Rockett ’60 Beumer and Richard “Dick” Beumer ’59 have committed $1 million to establish...
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Valpo Athletics Announces Hall Of Fame Class Of 2017
Three individuals will be inducted into the Valparaiso University Athletics Hall of Fame on Saturday, Feb. 11. Lubos Barton ’02, Rod Moore ’68,...
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Valparaiso University Receives $1.4 Million Endowed Commitment To Support College Of Business
Valparaiso University alumna Deborah “Deb” A. Tschetter ’71 Spannraft has generously committed nearly $1.4 million in support of the College of...
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Former Olympian: Coach Tom Pukstys ’16 M.S. Motivates New Generation Of Athletes
Two-time Olympian and six-time U.S. javelin champion Tom Pukstys brought his talent and knowledge to Valparaiso University. Shortly after he...
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Valparaiso University Receives $1.1 Million Commitment For Unrestricted Endowment
Valparaiso University Receives $1.1 Million Commitment For Unrestricted Endowment
Valparaiso University alumnus Lesley “Les” K. Chapman ’77 has generously committed $1.1 million to support the University’s unrestricted...
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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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Transforming Lives: Valpo Alumna Pursues Unique Calling
Dawn Trautman ’94 is a woman of impact among her friends, within her community of faith, and throughout her professional world. Equipped with a...
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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 Graduate Placement Exceeds 90 Percent For 23 Consecutive Years
Valparaiso University Graduate Placement Exceeds 90 Percent For 23 Consecutive Years
More than 90 percent of recent Valpo graduates are employed or enrolled in graduate school for the 23rd straight year. The overall placement rate for...
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Valpo Men’s Basketball Coach Bryce Drew Accepts Position At Vanderbilt University
The long history of the men’s basketball program at Valparaiso University will begin a new chapter in 2016–2017, as head coach Bryce Drew ’98...
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Endowed Scholarship For Wounded Veterans Established At Valparaiso University
Valparaiso University students who are veterans of the U.S. Armed Services and suffered significant wounds or disabilities during their service will...
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Valpo Athletics Inducts Hall Of Fame Class Of 2016
The Valparaiso University Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2016 will be officially inducted in a ceremony on the Valpo campus Saturday, Feb. 13. The...
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Valparaiso University Men’s Basketball Program Receives $2M Commitment To Endow Recruiting
The Valparaiso University men’s basketball program has received a significant boost to its recruiting efforts from the generosity of Jan Sievers...
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Man On A Mission: Bryan Manalo ’11 Uses Valpo Education To Improve Health Of Children Around The World.
Man On A Mission: Bryan Manalo ’11 Uses Valpo Education To Improve Health Of Children Around The World.
Garbage and rubble still line the streets, remnants of a catastrophic earthquake that occurred more than five years ago, signs there is still much...
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Valparaiso Athletics Announces Hall Of Fame Class Of 2016
Four individuals will be inducted into the Valparaiso University Athletics Hall of Fame on Saturday, Feb. 13.  Steve Bartholomew, Bert Bleke, Liz...
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“Legendary Lloyd” McClendon ’81, ‘05H To Deliver Valparaiso University Commencement Address
Valparaiso University will celebrate Winter Commencement on Sunday, Dec. 13, at 2:30 p.m., conferring degrees upon 245 undergraduate, graduate, and...
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Friendship: One Of Valpo’s Great Traditions.
Friendship: One Of Valpo’s Great Traditions.
On a sunny day in September 1964, two freshmen were studying in the cafeteria in Wehrenberg Hall. They casually struck up a conversation, and the...
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Valpo Alumna Discusses Intersection Of Technology And Life
WHAT: Valparaiso University presents the Computing and Humanity Speaker Series, which invites women working at the forefront of both computing...
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Valpo Alumni Commit $3 Million To Establish Endowed Director Position For Institute For Leadership And Service
Valparaiso University alumni Peter ’65, ’70 M.A. and Bonnie Thalacker ’70 Raquet have generously committed $3 million to establish the Endowed...
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Valparaiso University Alumnus To Establish Emergency Scholarship Fund
The generosity of Valparaiso University alumnus Andrew Nunemaker ’91 will establish an endowed fund to assist students faced with emergency...
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Alumni Commit $3 Million To Valparaiso University For Study Abroad Scholarships
Valparaiso University students who participate in Study Abroad programs will be eligible to receive scholarship support thanks to the generosity of...
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Valparaiso University Receives $2 Million Commitment For Faculty Fellowships
Thanks to generous alumni, Valparaiso University has received a $2 million commitment for endowed faculty fellowships in the College of Nursing and...
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Altruism Through Umpiring: Reid Lester ’02 Combines Passion For Sports With Sense Of Service To Improve The Lives Of United States Veterans.
Sitting at his desk inside the office of a major financial institution, Reid Lester ’02 shifts his gaze toward the television. His beloved team –...
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A Dream Job: Daniel Blood ’10 Expands Valpo’s Mission Through Engineers Without Borders
By the time he reached his teens, Daniel Blood ’10, Ph.D., had an intimate understanding of the value of American goodwill in the poorest parts of...
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Valparaiso University Graduate Placement Exceeds 90 Percent For 22 Consecutive Years
Valparaiso University Graduate Placement Exceeds 90 Percent For 22 Consecutive Years
More than 90 percent of recent Valpo graduates are employed or enrolled in graduate school for the 22nd straight year.   The overall placement...
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A Global Influence: Entrepreneur Jumah Al-Mazrooie ’02 Answers Dubai’s Engineering Challenges
A Global Influence: Entrepreneur Jumah Al-Mazrooie ’02 Answers Dubai’s Engineering Challenges
As director of project delivery in Dubai Aviation Engineering Projects, Jumah Al-Mazrooie ’02 solves some of the most complex engineering puzzles...
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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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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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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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2014 Crusader Fund Coaches Classic
The Crusader Fund, in conjunction with the Athletics Department and Office of Alumni Relations, invites you to join us for the Crusader Fund Coaches...
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Valparaiso University Placement Rate Exceeds 90 Percent For 21 Consecutive Years
Valparaiso University celebrates the 21st consecutive year of placement rates higher than 90 percent, with 92.5 percent of 2012-2013 graduates...
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Valparaiso University Announces First-Ever Day Of Giving
Generous Alumna Pledges to Add $50 to First 600 Gifts Valparaiso University is celebrating its first-ever day of giving, encouraging alumni,...
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Cultural Ambassador
With 200 trees planted, $5,000 raised, and three cleanup activities executed, Taiz, Yemen, is flourishing with a greener landscape, increased funds...
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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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Valparaiso University Alumna Named IEEE Fellow
Valparaiso University graduate Cheryl Schrader ’84 E.E., Ph.D., has been recognized as an IEEE Fellow for her leadership and contributions in...
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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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An Honor Of A Performance
An Honor Of A Performance
E.J. Ramos ’04 still gets emotional when he thinks about the moment he realized how important music is to him. He was studying with Valparaiso...
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Valparaiso University Signs Bryce Drew To Long-Term Contract Extension
Valparaiso University Signs Bryce Drew To Long-Term Contract Extension
Valparaiso University and head men’s basketball coach Bryce Drew, a 1998 Valpo graduate, have reached an agreement on a new, 10-year...
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Valparaiso University Athletics Announces Hall Of Fame Class Of 2014
Six individuals will be inducted into the Valparaiso University Athletics Hall of Fame on Saturday, Feb. 22. Rachel Janssen, Brittany Malicoat,...
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Valparaiso University Alumni Honored Among Law Bulletin Publishing Company’s 40 Under Forty Top Attorneys
Valparaiso University alumni Joshua Lee ’98 and Benjeman Nichols ’99 have garnered recognition from the Law Bulletin Publishing Company...
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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 Hosts Inaugural Jochum Chair Lecture With The Rev. John Nunes, Featuring Panelist Martin Marty
WHO: The Rev. John Arthur Nunes, Emil and Elfriede Jochum Professor and Chair at Valparaiso University and former President and CEO of Lutheran...
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Institute For Leadership And Service At Valparaiso University Welcomes Philanthropist, Entrepreneur Andrew Nunemaker To Campus
CEO of Dynamis Software to Kick Off New Speakers Series on Oct. 17 Valparaiso University’s Institute for Leadership and Service will launch its...
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Andrew Nunemaker: Leadership And Service In Action
Andrew Nunemaker ’91 will speak at the inaugural event of the Institute for Leadership and Service’s new speakers series on Thursday, Oct....
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Reflect The Crusader Light
Reflect The Crusader Light
Valparaiso University’s Homecoming and Reunion Weekend 2013 was filled with exciting celebrations, inspiring speeches, a thrilling football game,...
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Homecoming And Reunion Weekend
Homecoming And Reunion Weekend
We hope you will join us on campus September 27-29. For those with a class year ending in 3 or 8, it is your reunion year! The weekend’s...
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Valparaiso University Alumnus Honored As Tau Beta Pi Laureate
Valparaiso University Alumnus Honored As Tau Beta Pi Laureate
Valpo’s College of Engineering is Only College in Country to Have Three Laureates Named in Past Four Years Valparaiso University alumnus Ben...
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Lutheran Deaconess Association Celebrates 70-year Partnership With Valpo
Lutheran Deaconess Association Celebrates 70-year Partnership With Valpo
Louise Williams ’67 shakes her head and laughs now when she thinks about it. She wasn’t even 30 years old but had been given the reins of a...
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Grads Document History Of Downtown Valpo Neighborhood
Grads Document History Of Downtown Valpo Neighborhood
Nestled among overgrown evergreens and deciduous trees on the south side of campus sits Mueller Hall — home to Christ College, one of the...
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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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Alumni Association Tour
President Mark Heckler and First Lady Veronica Heckler will tour the United States throughout the 2013-2014 academic year.  Attend an event at a...
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Placement Exceeds 90 Percent For 20 Consecutive Years
Valparaiso University has achieved a 95.7 percent placement rate for 2011-2012 graduates, marking the 20th straight year of placement rates higher...
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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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Time Remains To Take Part In Spirit Of Valpo Challenge
The Spirit of Valpo Challenge was made possible by two generous alumni, Tim ’76 and Leslie (Hallman ’77) Paul, loyal alumni and parents of a...
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A Common Calling: Valpo Grads Working As Doctors To Provide Care To Same Underserved Area
A Common Calling: Valpo Grads Working As Doctors To Provide Care To Same Underserved Area
Bonded by their passion for service, Chris Weber ’04, Ellie (Goetsch ’05) Eichman, and Lisa (Holmes ’04) Zittergruen are currently working for...
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Valpo Alumni Invited To ‘Read A Book’
Every year, the Department of English brings noted writers to campus through Wordfest, the University’s annual reading series. Writers read...
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Clark Returns To Valpo In Alumni Relations Role
Jill (Dierberg ’06) Clark recently began her work at Valparaiso University as associate director of alumni relations. She graduated from Valpo with...
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Nunemaker Speaks At Valpo’s December Commencement
Nunemaker Speaks At Valpo’s December Commencement
Andrew N. Nunemaker, the CEO for Dynamis Software Corporation, which provides optimization tools for insurance brokers, served as the speaker at...
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Homecoming Concert Features An “˜eclectic, Engaging Blend’ Of Music
The 16th Annual Homecoming Concert will kick-off an exciting year for the Valparaiso University Symphony Orchestra as they prepare for their tour of...
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Valpo Grad Named Alumni Relations Director
Valparaiso University has announced that Linda J. Roettger will join the University as the Director of Alumni Relations. Roettger is a Valpo alum,...
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Community Leaders, Noted Scientist Among Honorary Degree Recipients
A highly regarded educator and scientist and two Valparaiso University graduates with a long history of service to the local community were awarded...
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Graduate Placement Rate Tops 90 Percent For 19th Consecutive Year
The placement rate for Valparaiso University graduates from the classes of December 2010 and May and August 2011 was 96.1 percent, the 19th...
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Duesenbergs Make $5 Million Gift To Help Fund Welcome Center
The long history of commitment to Valparaiso University by Phyllis and Richard Duesenberg was carried forward Saturday, April 28, when the University...
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Former Valpo Coach Homer Drew Receives Award At Final Four
Former Valparaiso University men’s basketball coach Homer Drew was honored as the recipient of the 2012 Coach John Wooden “Keys to...
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Valpo MLK Award Winners Recognized For Service
NaTasha Henry, Ivan Bodensteiner, and the Black Law Students Association were honored at Monday’s 23rd annual Martin Luther King Jr....
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College Of Engineering Releases IPad App
The Valparaiso University College of Engineering has released a new digital magazine for the iPad, which will connect the college to many...
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Valpo MBA Graduate, Engineering Professors Honored For Innovation
A recent graduate of Valparaiso University’s Master of Business Administration program and a team of College of Engineering faculty were...
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Donald V. Fites Engineering Innovation Center Dedicated
Leaders at Valparaiso University joined with community members to dedicate the $13 million Donald V. Fites Engineering Innovation Center, a state of...
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Valpo Graduate Selected For Lilly Graduate Fellows Program
The Lilly Fellows Program announced the selection of Philip Forness as one of 16 Lilly Graduate Fellows. Forness, a student in Christ College,...
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Valpo To Honor Alumni At Homecoming
The Alumni Achievement Award, honoring alumni who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their chosen career or area of professional life, will...
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Valpo To Honor Alumni For Achievement, Service
Recipients of the Alumni Community Service Award, which honors alumni who have enhanced the prestige of the University by virtue of their character...
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World-renowned Violinist To Perform With Symphony Orchestra
The 15th anniversary of the Valparaiso University Homecoming Concert, featuring the University’s Symphony Orchestra, will include a special...
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Alumni And Faculty Perform With Concert Band At National Convention
“Windiana: Professional Concert Band of Northwest Indiana” performed for the national convention of the Association of Concert Bands on...
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