Archives for March 18, 2014

PNC Places First Among “Best Colleges For Students With Children”

Purdue University North Central earned first-place recognition on a national list of “Best Colleges For Students With Children” compiled by the web resource

In ranking Purdue North Central first on its national list of “Best Colleges For Students With Children,” made special mention of the PNC affordable tuition rate, the on-campus Panther Cubs Child Care service open to all enrolled students and faculty members, the Saturday MBA program offered at PNC – Porter County in Valparaiso and the University Park Apartments located directly across from the PNC campus on U.S. 421.

The site notes “more than 1,500 colleges, universities, and vocational schools offer child care for not only students, but also faculty members with children. Some schools have gone to even greater lengths than the rest to further support their student parent population.”

“To be recognized as first in the nation on the “Best Colleges For Students With Children” list is a tremendous accomplishment that highlights the type of campus culture that we’ve built at Purdue North Central,” said PNC Chancellor Dr.  James B. Dworkin. “We work very hard to make PNC and a Purdue University degree accessible for all students. Our tuition rates, financial aid, class schedule, campus child care, tutoring services, even our PNC – Porter County location, are all factors that help our students succeed.

Second on the list is the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor. Other Indiana universities making the list are Indiana University-Southeast – New Albany listed at 14 and Ball State University at 28. makes information available to prospective college students and their families so that they may make an educated choice about their future. The web site notes, “Through the use of student surveys, faculty surveys, independent research, ranking systems and the input of highly credible and authoritative sources, we have created a database of schools to help students and their families learn more about their best options for higher education.” The survey methodology and a list of the nations’ most child-friendly college campuses can be found at

Information about Purdue North Central and all that it offers is available at

PNC – Porter County Hosts MBA Information Session

Purdue University North Central will host a Reception and MBA Information Session for those interested in earning a PNC Master of Business Administration degree on Tuesday, April 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Purdue University North Central – Porter County Graduate Building, Room 10, at 600 Vale Park Road, Valparaiso.

Students interested in pursuing a Purdue North Central MBA will have the opportunity to attend an informational session about the newly accredited degree program and plan of study, meet faculty members, receive informational materials and learn more about financial aid opportunities.

Prospective students may begin the admissions process now. The PNC MBA class schedule is designed to meet the needs of working adults, with classes conveniently offered on Saturdays. Students, regardless of their baccalaureate field will be able to complete their degrees in less than two years.

Classes will meet on Saturdays at PNC – Porter County where students will utilize state-of-the-art educational and business technology and have full access to the University libraries, online resources, computer systems and other forms of academic support. All faculty members are certified by the Graduate School in West Lafayette and are supported by the full teaching resources of Purdue University.

To RSVP or to obtain further information, contact the program office at 219-785-5557 or Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact the program office.

PNC American Sign Language Club Game Night April 8

Purdue University North Central American Sign Language Club will host an ASL Game Night on

Tuesday, April 8 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in the PNC Library-Student-Faculty Building, Room 144. The event is free and open to the public.

Snacks and drinks will be served starting at 5:30 p.m. A Children’s Hour will begin at 6 p.m. with ASL games for children and adults. Hearing and deaf children are invited to attend.

This will be a casual, fun evening with a fun atmosphere featuring ASL humor, storytelling and games for all to enjoy through participation or as an observer. Children are welcome to attend with a parent or an adult. Guests with all ASL abilities are welcome – whether a beginner, fluent, or simply interested in knowing more. This is an appropriate time to practice ASL and learn some new signs to better communicate with friends, co-workers or family members.

Information about the Purdue North Central ASL Club may be found at Information about other events in the community is posted at:

Further information about this event may be obtained by contacting Karen Donah, PNC continuing lecturer and Coordinator of American Sign Language, at 785-5200, ext. 5432 or The PNC ASL Club is featured on Facebook, search for PNC ASL Club.

Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Donah.