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IU Northwest Chancellor Bruce Bergland to host luncheon at St. Anthony Medical Center Feb. 22

Bergland to discuss Universityís health and human services initiatives, other programs at informal Crown Point gathering

Indiana University Northwest Chancellor Bruce Bergland will meet with IU alumni, St. Anthony Medical Center employees and other area citizens during a Feb. 22 luncheon at the hospitalís Crown Point campus. All IU Northwest graduates, students, parents, and anyone else who is interested in the University are invited to attend this open and informal event, which will run from 12 p.m. until 2 p.m. in the hospitalís Marian Center.

IU Northwest is proud to serve the educational needs of students and communities across Northwest Indiana, and the Chancellorís St. Anthony luncheon is part of the Universityís continuing effort to reach out to our diverse constituency. Chancellor Bergland looks forward to discussing IU Northwestís present successes, ongoing initiatives and future ambitions with the Universityís many area alumni and other supporters.

As a leader in health education in Northwest Indiana, IU Northwest takes great pride in the many qualified healthcare professionals who graduate from IUís Gary, Ind. campus each year. This region has a continuing need for qualified nurses, medical technicians and other health professionals, and IU Northwest is committed to providing area healthcare providers with caring, compassionate and highly trained employees.

St. Anthony Medical Center currently employees more than 100 IU Northwest graduates, and hundreds more of our past and current students work at other healthcare facilities throughout Northwest Indiana.

This is an exciting time at IU Northwest, as the University pursues its mission of excellence in health and human services. University officials continue to investigate the possibility of creating a College of Health and Human Services, which would involve an ambitious reorganization of existing healthcare-related programs into a cohesive academic unit. Such a move would give IU Northwest healthcare students exciting new opportunities for interdisciplinary learning.

On Feb. 22, Chancellor Bergland will bring news of this and other initiatives to our alumni and supporters in Crown Point and surrounding communities. The Chancellor is very interested in hearing ideas from IU Northwest constituents about how they believe the University can continue serving their educational needs and the needs of the areaís healthcare community.

Although it begins at noon, the Feb. 22 IU Northwest luncheon is an open two-hour event. People are encouraged to drop by as their schedule allows for a great lunch and a chat with the Chancellor.

For more information on Chancellor Berglandís visit to St. Anthony Medical Center, contact IU Northwest Alumni Relations Director Paulette LaFata-Johnson at (219) 980-6769.



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Christopher Sheid
Specialist, OMC

Michelle Searer
Director, OMC
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