Hosted by the Institute for Leadership and Service and the Career Center, the Out At Work panel came about due to the rise in individuals who openly identify as LGBT, but with this comes uncertainty, specifically about matters of safety. LGBT students at Valpo were voicing concerns about goi…
Two Valpo professors are campaigning together for this year’s city council race. Liz Wuerffel, associate professor of art, and Heath Carter, associate professor of history, are running for the two at-large city council seats.
Lizzie Heisler is a nursing major from Osceola, Ind. She currently serves as Vice President of Finance for her sorority, Pi Beta Phi, and is also involved in the Student Nurses Association, Chorale and works as a tour guide for the university. Heisler is also the 2018–2019 recipient of the “…
Welcome Project co-directors Liz Wuerffel and Allison Schuette received $100,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Digital Projects for the Public program to expand their project.
The Midwest is known to harbor cold winters, however last week saw the most extreme cold temperatures Valpo seen in decades.
On Jan. 23, 35-year-old Juan Guaidó swore himself in as Interim President of Venezuela. Guaidó recently became president of the opposition held National Assembly and essentially the standard bearer of the opposition movement in Venezuela. The event coincided with thousands of Venezuelans mar…
In years past, students who had an interest in majoring in music therapy had to take a variety of music and psychology classes to compensate for a major not yet offered at Valpo. However, the discussion of adding a bachelor of music therapy degree for the following school year has begun.
Valparaiso University will host the 66th annual Northwestern Indiana Science and Engineering Fair for the 13th year in a row. The fair will be from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23 in the Harre Union Ballrooms.
Recent donations have created two new programs for student aid, the Mark and Kathleen Helge Endowed Program for Students and Philanthropy and the Conrad Scholars program. The two programs will provide opportunities for student development and advancement within the Valpo community.
Trisha Mileham, director of research services and associate professor of library services, has recently assumed the role of interim dean of library services and has also been chosen to be part of the Library Senior Fellows program at UCLA in August. This prestigious program is very selective…
Several university publications, such as “Forever Valpo: The Campaign for Our Future” and the 2016-2017 Academic Brochure, recently received awards at the 2017 MarCom Awards and CASE District Awards.
Six students will soon be inducted to Pi Sigma Alpha, a very prestigious honor society.
Valpo alumna Kathryn Bearwald was recently given an award for her work in leadership and mentoring.
Alumni Jan and John Draheim ‘64 have created an endowed fund for faculty development in the College of Engineering, according to a Valpo News release.
Valparaiso University was named a top 10 master’s university in the nation by Washington Monthly, according to a Valpo News release.
Valparaiso University sororities celebrated 100 years of sisterhood during the month of October. The first sorority on campus, Alpha Phi Delta, was founded in October of 1917, which started a long tradition of thriving sorority life on campus.
With the New Zealand and German parliamentary elections in recent news, Britain and France’s elections in older news and Austria’s parliamentary election coming up, you may have a few questions. What’s a parliament? What’s the difference between a president and prime minister? What’s a chanc…
In the past, Homecoming Week has attracted some alumni back to Christ College to mingle with each other and catch up with some old faces. However, this year was different as the college celebrated 50 years of not only academics, but also 50 years of community.
An event targeted at helping children is making its way back to Valparaiso University after a short absence.
At least 58 are dead and nearly 500 are injured following Sunday night’s shooting in Las Vegas, Nev.
Valparaiso University received two endowments this summer, totaling over $1 million, which will be used to benefit student athletes and students in the Colleges of Business and Engineering.
With the fresh school year, this fall ushered in a new building access policy, affecting all academic buildings on campus.
The Center for the Sciences is officially open for classes.
After being officially chartered in February of this year, the Epsilon Beta chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha received their charter document this summer.
Over the summer, Valpo’s chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon received the Buchanan Cup at its Grand Chapter Conclave in Orlando.
The Valparaiso University Police Department conducted a number of training sessions over the summer with the aim of becoming more prepared for any type of emergency on campus.
Over the summer, an email was sent out to inform the students of Christ College that Jo Ellen Zromkoski would be stepping down from her position as office coordinator and would not be returning in the fall. Beloved by everyone, her presence will be missed in Mueller Hall and the Christ Colle…
Student Senate has finalized the budget for the 2017-2018 school year after the final slate, for tier one organizations, was approved during Monday’s meeting.
The Valpo Counseling Center has just received a $1.4 million donation from an anonymous alumnus’ estate. According to a university press release on May 1, the money will be used to establish an endowed fund intended to create ongoing support for Counseling Services.
After four years of serving as the Dean of Valpo’s Christ College, Peter Kanelos will be leaving the university at the end of the spring 2017 semester. He has accepted the position as President of Saint John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland, which he will begin in the fall of 2017.
Jennifer Kvasnicka and Andrew Brokaw were announced as the recipients of the Valparaiso University Student Senate Outstanding Leadership, Involvement and Service Award during Monday’s Student Senate meeting.
Valparaiso University Dance Marathon was recognized as the student organization of the year during Monday’s Student Organizations Awards ceremony.
Projections for international student enrollment for the coming fall are lower than usual at Valpo.
I was planning to live off campus with a couple of my friends next year, but recently found out they signed a lease for a house without me. They even found someone to replace me. Now, I have nowhere to live next year and have already cancelled my housing with the university. What should I do?
The Day of Giving is an annual fundraising initiative that works to raise appreciation and fundraising efforts both on and off campus.
Valparaiso University announced Tuesday plans to open the Innovation Hub at McMillan Hall.
Annually, Valparaiso University’s Student Senate awards two $500 scholarships to rising juniors who show initiative in leadership and service, strong tenants of the university’s mission. The award appears as an integral part of senate’s bylaws.
Student Body President Nura Zaki on Monday vetoed a senate resolution requiring a year of Student Senate experience for candidates running for student body president, arguing that students should be able to vet candidates themselves, and to ensure that all students have equal opportunity to serve.
Four Valpo seniors have accepted positions with the prestigious education corps “Teach for America” upon their graduation.
To The Torch staff and students of Valparaiso University:
Student Senate on Monday passed legislation that will require candidates for Student Body President to have prior experience in the organization, barely securing the 7/8 approval needed to pass.
Hussein Shahine and E.J. Dubinsky have been elected as Student Body President and Vice President, respectively.
This year’s student body presidential and vice presidential elections have created conversation across campus due to how highly contested they are.
Following two weeks of campaigning by six candidates, involving extensive interviews and debates, The Torch editorial staff endorses Hussein Shahine and E.J. Dubinsky for 2017-2018 student body president and vice president, respectively. We believe both Shahine and Dubinsky have presented th…
Filmmaker Julie Winokur never considered herself intolerant. In fact, she was concerned about politically divisive language years before the verbal battles of the 2016 election. However, after hearing her comment while watching FOX News, Winokur’s son called her “the most intolerant person” …
Meet your candidates for student body president and vice president. Elections for these positions will be April 3. Elections for senators will be April 10.
The Valpo community came together on Sunday to honor the life of sophomore Samantha Salvador, who passed away after a car accident on her way to her nursing clinical rotation on Feb. 23.
Applications are now open for Student Body President, Student Senate Vice President and for senatorial seats.
The contradictory words and actions coming from President Trump regarding LGBT policies, specifically toward students, has left LGBT community members in an increasingly anxious state.