For Immediate Release
All Zones
January 3, 2000
For More Information Contact:
Roxane M. Geraci at (219) 980-6686
Indiana University Northwest
Office of Marketingand Communications
Chancellor Bergland Announces Community Input Meetings

After several months of meetings with the IndianaUniversity Northwest campus community, ChancellorBruce Bergland and the IU Northwest SharedVision Team have scheduled community input meetings throughoutJasper, Lake, LaPorte, Newton, Porter, Pulaski and Starke Counties duringthe month of January. 

“We want to hear from members of the community in the seven countieswe serve as a university,” says Bergland explaining that the meetings willserve as a forum of ideas and thoughts on how IU Northwest can serve thecommunity better in the New Millennium. During the meetings, proposalsgenerated by the IU Northwest Shared Vision process will be introduced.“We are encouraging input and will carefully listen to what community membershave to say, ” Bergland adds. 

IU Northwest Shared Vision community meeting dates include:

Jasper County

  • January 14, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. (CST), Devon’s Restaurant, 732 S. College, Rensselaer
  • January 14, 5-7 p.m. (CST), Jasper County RensselaerPublic Library, 208 West Susan St., Rensselaer
Lake County
  • January 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m. (CST), (IU Northwest Alumni only), RadissonHotel – Palace Room, I 65 & US 30, Merrillville
  • January 15, 2–4 p.m. (CST), Ivy Tech’s East Chicago De La Garza Campus,Room 205, 410 E. Columbus Drive, East Chicago
  • January 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m. (CST), St. Timothy Community Church, 1600 W.25th Ave., Gary 
  • January 22,10 a.m.-Noon (CST), Munster Branch Library, 8701 Calumet Ave.,Munster 
  • January 22, 2-4 p.m. (CST), LakeCounty Public Library, 1919 West 81st (US 30), Merrillville 
LaPorte County
  • January 19, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. (CST), Holiday Inn, 5820 S. FranklinSt., Michigan City
Newton County
  • January 24, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. (CST), Kentland Community Center,300 N. 3rd St., Kentland
Porter County
  • January 15, 10 a.m.-Noon (CST), PorterCounty Public Library, 103 Jefferson St. Valparaiso
  • January 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m. (CST), Portage High School West, Cafeteria,6450 US Highway 6, Portage
Pulaski County
  • January 11, 11 am-1 p.m. (EST), South Forty Restaurant, 1550 S. 50 E.,Winamac
  • January 11, 5-7 p.m., (EST) Winamac Fire Station, 120 W. Main St., Winamac
Starke County All members of the community are invited to attend a meeting in their area.Refreshments will be served. For more information contact the IU NorthwestChancellor’s Office at 219-980-6988. For more information on IU Northwestgo to their  website is at

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