PNW Pridecast: Middle for Wholesome Dwelling opens its doorways

PNW Pridecast: Middle for Wholesome Dwelling opens its doorways

November 16, 2022

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The Middle for Wholesome Dwelling at Purdue Northwest is an on-site well being and wellness clinic being developed for PNW college, employees and college students!

Greetings, Purdue Northwest colleagues!

We’re again with one other episode of the PNW Pridecast, your inside college and employees information podcast. I’m your host, Kale Wilk, Communications Specialist in Advertising and marketing and Communications. I’m wanting ahead to bringing you extra information and updates as we dive into subjects highlighting the opening of the Middle for Wholesome Dwelling, how college and employees can proactively be concerned with the Profession Middle, and methods to study extra about your Lionhearted Leaders.

Middle for Wholesome Dwelling opens its doorways

The Middle for Wholesome Dwelling is right here and has began a phased opening for the PNW neighborhood.

Advantages-eligible college and employees can make the most of a variety of well being care providers all at a handy on-campus location. The middle’s employees features a doctor assistant, medical assistant, follow coordinator, and well being coach who’re prepared to offer help with therapy for widespread sicknesses, preventive care, and to advertise total well being.

The middle is positioned simply south of 173rd Road on the Hammond campus and west of the Health & Recreation Middle. To study extra details about well being providers and hours of operation, please go to

Right here’s Colleen Robison, affiliate director of advantages, with a bit extra:

“The explanation why we’re doing that is to enhance the well being of our inhabitants,” stated Robison. “We would like our staff to be wholesome, and a method to do this is to assist them get the sources and the providers they should assist them discover out about sicknesses they might have sooner, and preventive care choices to make the most of in a handy method.

Frequent sicknesses like sinus infections, ear, nostril and throat infections, minor pores and skin situations, and allergy symptoms might be taken care of on the heart. Main care choices, resembling screenings, allergy pictures, and immunizations are additionally accessible.

Workers collaborating within the Wholesome Boiler Incentive program can full physicals on the heart too, which might be seamlessly utilized to 1’s well being portal.

Should you’re trying to make a change or adjustment along with your well being care or life-style, well being teaching may even be an choice staff can make the most of, resembling dietitian providers, remedy remedy administration, threat issue counseling, and tobacco cessation. Instructional workshops may even be provided sooner or later.

The middle additionally provides complete lab providers for non-emergency medical exams as a Tier 1 Lab, which might present more cost effective lab work for workers on college medical plans.

Right now, benefits-eligible college and employees, together with spouses and dependents on a Purdue well being plan, in addition to Retirees and long-term incapacity former staff on a Purdue Anthem plan, are eligible to make use of the middle.

Providers will develop to non-benefits eligible college and employees and college students in early 2023.

Once more, go to to browse providers and cost logistics based mostly in your well being care plan.

Profession Middle welcomes college and employees collaborations

The PNW Profession Middle employees is keen to collaborate with college and employees to attach college students with profession recommendation and employers.

The Profession Middle organizes a number of massive profession festivals and expos through the tutorial 12 months, a few of the widespread ones together with Pleasure Skilled Growth Evening, the STEM Business Honest, and fall and spring Profession Expos. The middle’s employees may even collaborate with the educational faculties to tailor particular occasions for these faculties, such because the latest Senior Engineering Design Panel and School of Nursing Meet-and-Greet.

Apart from massive profession and recruiting occasions that welcome in employers to community with college students, alumni, college, and employees, the Profession Middle employees can also be keen to schedule appointments with lessons to ship shows and session for college students in getting ready for his or her subsequent steps of their skilled journey to create worthwhile, productive connections with employers earlier than and after commencement. The employees has facilitated greater than 30 classes with lessons this fall semester.

Joelynn Stephen, interim director of the Profession Middle, says college members usually show to be pivotal skilled figures for college students who can function pleasant conduits for profitable networking and constructing confidence. 

Right here’s Joelynn with extra:

“We hear from employers so much that in addition they just like the reference to college as a result of that offers them a extra direct line to particular lessons and particular majors.

 “We (profession heart employees) can push and encourage college students, however one thing about their direct college member saying ‘it is best to actually go speak to so-and-so’ or whichever firm it’s, it tends to work effectively in that method once they (college students) are having the encouragement from either side: college and our employees.”

To study extra data, go to, the place you possibly can join with Profession Middle employees, register on digital platform Handshake, and extra.

Lionhearted Leaders on the prowl

They train, they mentor, they influence! For the second 12 months in a row 19 PNW college members are being honored all through the educational 12 months as Lionhearted Leaders.

The Lionhearted Leaders initiative is produced by the Workplace of Educational Affairs to acknowledge excellent college who’ve gone above and past of their tutorial coursework, scholarly analysis, and neighborhood involvement. Every division at PNW has chosen one one who has confirmed distinctive of their efforts with the intention to acknowledge their onerous work and contributions to our college.

By visiting you possibly can see all of the honored college members for the 2022-23 12 months and browse their tales, together with their analysis pursuits, what motivates or evokes them of their work, and some enjoyable information.

As much as three college every month will likely be launched and shared on-line on the Lionhearted Leaders touchdown web page and on social media by means of April. Please additionally look ahead to commercials within the Pioneer pupil newspaper recognizing the school all year long. 

A number of college additionally volunteered to document minute-long movies explaining their analysis. Right here’s Ezra Mutai, assistant professor of Meals and Diet, one of many college members acknowledged in October:

“Do you know that seven out of each 10 Individuals are obese or overweight? This sounds grim, however we will all have an effect on our chance of dying of power ailments by consuming more healthy.

My identify is Ezra Mutai. Rising up in Kenya, I noticed my household embrace natural medication of their every day lives. As a Ph.D. pupil on the College of Nebraska, I grew to become fascinated with the function lively meals compounds play in prevention and therapy of power ailments resembling weight problems and coronary heart ailments.

This fall, I’m main a analysis research at Purdue Northwest on the large well being advantages of hibiscus tea in decreasing coronary heart illness and hypertension. As a diet professor, I provide weekly neighborhood seminars in LaPorte and Lake counties on the American Coronary heart Affiliation’s Important 8 Suggestions for Wholesome Life.

It’s not straightforward to appreciate your family are proper, however my analysis is exhibiting the biochemistry and knowledge behind my household’s clever practices.”

As soon as once more, to study extra please go to

Current information

We now have just a few information highlights we’d moreover prefer to share.

CIVS researching blast furnace vitality consumption discount

Tyamo Okosun, analysis affiliate professor with the Middle for Innovation by means of Visualization and Simulation (CIVS), is main a group researching and designing a multi-component instrument for blast furnace operation within the steelmaking business through the use of the Rosen Middle for Superior Computing Bell computing cluster at Purdue West Lafayette to refine its fashions.

Okosun says that whereas high-performance computing can considerably speed up the computational fluid dynamics fashions used to foretell blast forces, high-performance computing isn’t quick sufficient to permit for real-time file-tuning by the operators on the plant. To resolve that downside, the mission group is growing a machine-learning mannequin on physics-based simulation information by operating a big database of various working situations on the Bell cluster.

The mission is funded by a $7 million award from the U.S. Dept. of Power and goals to cut back vitality consumption in blast furnaces and downstream processes by as much as 10 %.

Philosophy professor’s ebook acknowledged

David Detmer, professor of Philosophy, not too long ago acquired a nod from famend tutorial, linguist, and social critic Noam Chomsky. Former New York Occasions international correspondent Chris Hedges, who hosts “The Chris Hedges Report,” a section on “The Actual Information Community,” not too long ago interviewed Chomsky on a number of subjects.

Chomsky complimented Detmer’s 2018 ebook (go to minute 14:23 within the video) Zinnophobia: The Battle over Historical past, Schooling, Politics, and Scholarship. Detmer’s ebook provides a background on historian and social critic Howard Zinn and an evaluation of his critics.

Advertising and marketing and Communications earns awards

PNW’s Workplace of Advertising and marketing and Communications not too long ago earned two awards for promoting marketing campaign artistic paintings and web site touchdown pages for its Energy Onward promoting marketing campaign. Particular congratulations go to Katie Stompor, director of Digital and Artistic Media and James Seidler, director of Net Providers, because the workplace took dwelling a Silver Award by the Davey Awards within the Built-in Advertising and marketing Marketing campaign class, and the Gold Instructional Digital Advertising and marketing Award by the Instructional Digital Advertising and marketing Awards within the digital promoting marketing campaign class.

Because the launch over two years in the past of the Energy Onward model platform, Advertising and marketing and Communications has earned a dozen awards for its work.

Additionally from Advertising and marketing and Communications, James Seidler took dwelling a “finest in observe” “Pink Stapler” award in October for his presentation on the 2022 HighEdWeb convention in Little Rock, Arkansas. Seidler’s speak, “By the Numbers: Constructing a Versatile Reporting Framework with Google Information Studio!”, mentioned methods to use the free Google Information Studio visualization instrument to create versatile, real-time web site studies for shoppers throughout the college, from Sinai Discussion board to senior management.

Seidler stated he’s honored to be acknowledged by HighEdWeb’s neighborhood of net professionals and is grateful to all of the collaborators at PNW who assist make the web site grea


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That is Kale Wilk signing off, and I’ll join with you once more subsequent month.