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Valparaiso University Students Receive Local, National Fellowships
The Institute for Leadership and Service at Valparaiso University has selected 17 Valpo students and recent alumni for Calling and Purpose in Society...
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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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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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Society Of Black Engineers Established At Valparaiso University
The College of Engineering at Valpo has a new professional development and experiential learning opportunity for students, thanks to a student-driven...
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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Valpo Launches Cross-Cultural Engineering Program In Dalian, China
Through a partnership with Dalian Jiaotong University, Valparaiso University will equip the next generation of engineers with necessary...
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Unexpected Discoveries: Nursing Student Gains Cultural Awareness While Pursuing Passion For Global Health Care
When Kelsey Fader ’16 first stepped foot on Valpo’s campus, she had no idea just how her passions would collide. But that is exactly what...
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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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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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Caterpillar Foundation Awards Funding To Valparaiso University To Support Study Abroad In China
Valparaiso University has received funding from the Caterpillar Foundation to support study abroad in China, as a partner in the United States...
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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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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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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 Joins Generation Study Abroad
National Initiative Aims to Double Number of Students Studying Abroad by 2020 Continuing its commitment to present students with global...
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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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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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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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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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An Education Without Borders: Engineering With A Global Perspective
An Education Without Borders: Engineering With A Global Perspective
Andrew Schrader was in seventh grade when he decided to pursue a career in humanitarian engineering. “I went on a mission trip to Mexico to help...
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Calm Under Pressure: Nursing Student Acts With Grace And Compassion
Calm Under Pressure: Nursing Student Acts With Grace And Compassion
Lily Salinas dreamt of becoming a nurse since she first stepped foot on Valparaiso University’s campus as a freshman, but she never imagined how...
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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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Graduate Student Interns At United Nations
Graduate Student Interns At United Nations
Valparaiso University graduate student Wissam Shahin, a Fulbright Scholar from Syria, is working as a summer intern with the Regional Bureau for Arab...
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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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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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Commemorating Civil Rights: Students Reflect On Social Justice
Commemorating Civil Rights: Students Reflect On Social Justice
Nearly 30 Valparaiso University students, faculty, and staff seized the opportunity to travel to Selma, Ala., during spring break to learn more about...
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Valpo Biology Club Continues Restoration Work March 24
For the last 14 years, Valparaiso University’s Biology Club has been one of the regions’ most effective environmental improvement organizations,...
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Observatory Open Houses
Located at the southeast corner of the Valparaiso University campus, the Valpo Observatory houses a 16 inch, computer-controlled reflecting telescope...
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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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Law Students Help Prepare Taxes
Elderly and low-income taxpayers who need help preparing their tax returns will again be able to turn to the Valparaiso University Law School VITA...
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Meet Kyle
Meet Kyle
Valparaiso University offers programs and facilities often only found at much larger institutions. With all of that come opportunities that are hard...
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Singh’s Valpo Experience An Agent For Open Dialogue
Singh’s Valpo Experience An Agent For Open Dialogue
2013 MLK Award Holly SinghWhen Moninder “Holly” Singh speaks to an international student about life in the United States or life on the...
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Valparaiso University Receives Caterpillar Funding To Support Study Abroad In China
The Caterpillar Foundation has selected Valparaiso University as one of five universities nationwide to receive funding to support study abroad in...
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11/29/2012 – ‘The House Of Bernarda Alba’ In Chicago
Valparaiso University students will have the unique chance to perform with theatre artists from the Chicago-based theatre group Silk Road Rising in...
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11/28/2012 – ‘The House Of Bernarda Alba’ In Chicago
Valparaiso University students will have the unique chance to perform with theatre artists from the Chicago-based theatre group Silk Road Rising in...
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Study Abroad At Valpo Celebrates 45 Years
Study Abroad At Valpo Celebrates 45 Years
Celebrating 45 years of tradition, the Cambridge and Reutlingen study abroad programs have reached an important milestone. Established in 1968, these...
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Valpo To Perform Modern Adaptation Of “˜The House Of Bernarda Alba’
The Valparaiso University Department of Theatre will be performing Federico Garcia Lorca’s masterpiece “The House of Bernarda...
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Valpo Chapter Of Phi Beta Lambda Attends National Conference
The Valparaiso University chapter of Future Business Leaders of America – Phi Beta Lambda recently participated and competed in a National...
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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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AEA China Workshop Offers Students One-of-a-kind Opportunity
A first-of-its-kind workshop in China is but one example of the distinctive opportunities provided by the Valparaiso University Graduate...
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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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DECA Students Celebrate Success At International Competition
On April 20, 2012, nine undergraduate College of Business students traveled to Salt Lake City, Utah, to compete in Collegiate DECA’s...
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Christ College Students Attend National Research Conference
Fifteen Christ College students had papers accepted by the 2012 National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR). The students traveled to the...
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Annual Engineering Conference Features Undergraduate Research Projects
The American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Illinois/Indiana Section held its annual conference at Valparaiso University on March 17. Scott...
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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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Valparaiso University Project To Be Featured At International Conference
A Valparaiso University student project to bring fresh water to a remote African village will be highlighted at the Clinton Global Initiative...
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Valpo Independent Robot Team Competes At Annual Jerry Sanders Competition
The Valparaiso Independent Robot Team (VIRT) competed in the 25th Annual Jerry Sanders Creative Design Competition at the University of Illinois at...
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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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Faculty Grants To Benefit Students’ Academic Experiences
A number of grants awarded to faculty at Valparaiso University will be used to conduct innovative research, enhance educational opportunities for...
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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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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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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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Engineers Conduct Environmental Work In Africa
Members of Valparaiso University student organization Engineers Without Borders recently embarked on a journey to remote areas of Tanzania to work on...
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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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Engineering Students Win National Awards
Four current and former Valparaiso University College of Engineering students have received prestigious awards from the National Science Foundation...
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University’s International Lab Moving Forward With Strategic Plan In Mind
Members of Valparaiso University’s American Council on Education International Laboratory are making strides as they proceed toward goals in...
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Student Business Team Honored With Regional Win
The Valparaiso University SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise) team was named a Regional Champion at the SIFE USA Regional Competition on March 28 in...
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Germany Trips Planned For 2012
On the heels of a successful relationship-building trip to Germany by President Mark A. Heckler in March, plans are being made for next year when the...
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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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