January 2011 Archives

January 14, 2011

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Rep. Dave Reed, R-Indiana, in his district office, 550 Philadelphia St., Indiana, Nov. 22, 2010. Photo by Kenneth C. Oldham.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Kenneth C. Oldham

 

INDIANA -- The clicking of heels against a hardwood floor fills the high ceilings of the home office of state Rep. Dave Reed, R-Indiana. A narrow walkway leads past a reception area and pamphlets and into Reed's inner sanctum. Courtroom fashion dominates the room with leather chairs, a sprawling desk and U.S. and Pennsylvania flags.

 

Here, Reed addressed the severance tax, legislation that proposes to tax the extraction of oil and natural gas in the state, among other issues.

 

Corporate giants like Chevron Corp. and Exxon Corp. are paying billions to acquire stakes in the Marcellus Shale, a vast natural gas deposit under Pennsylvania and other Appalachian and Northeastern states. Pennsylvania counties such as Indiana must prepare for the natural gas industry rush already underway, developers and environmentalists agree.

 

January 13, 2011

A Civic Project story

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The Indiana Walk-In Clinic, 7 S. Fifth St., Indiana, Pa. Photo by David Loomis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Lindsey Rodrian

 

INDIANA -- A student at Indiana University of Pennsylvania resisted eye contact as she recalled her fight with addiction. Her long blond hair fell over her shoulder, draping down her arm. As she pulled at her American Eagle sweater, she revealed a bruised, yellow-ish inner arm, a mark of intravenous drug use.

 

"The last thing I remember saying is, 'I've never felt this good,'" said IUP senior Mary Williams -- not her real name -- in a Nov. 16 interview as she described the moments leading to her heroin overdose seven months earlier.

January 13, 2011

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Thomas Norris, West Nile Virus Control Program assistant for Indiana County, at a wetland site off Wayne Avenue, Oct. 5, 2010. Photo by Lindsey Rodrian.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Lindsey Rodrian

 

INDIANA -- In a mosquito-breeding wetland off Wayne Avenue, Thomas Norris sinks his work boots into stagnant water in a fight against West Nile virus on what may be the front lines of global climate change.

 

Norris, a state West Nile virus control program assistant and an Indiana University of Pennsylvania graduate, has been setting traps for mosquitoes in Indiana County since 2002. And he has been finding the flying insects carrying the potentially deadly virus.

January 12, 2011

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IUP Geoscience Department Chair Steven A. Hovan, Ph.D., discussed global climate change in his office, 115 Walsh Hall, Oct. 14, 2010. Photo by Kenneth C. Oldham.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Kenneth C. Oldham

 

INDIANA - Fossils of a bonefish and a juvenile ichthyosaur adorn the wall. A hanging plant and two Apple computer screens burst with life. The prehistoric past, the bustling present and a questionable future share the office space in 115 Walsh Hall, where Steven A. Hovan, Ph.D., heads the Geoscience Department at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

 

Earth's fate is the question, global climate change is the prompt, and Hovan is deliberate in his answer.

 

 "If you look at the data, it is hard to argue that human induced climate change is not real," said Hovan in an Oct. 7 office interview. "It is happening."

 

Hovan knows the science. He contributes to it.

January 11, 2011

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Lisa Grosch, executive director, Indiana County Humane Society. Photo by Ida Arici.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




By Holly Bloom

INDIANA -- Megan S. Alexander, a junior fashion merchandising major at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, adopted a kitten advertised in the local newspaper during her freshman year in 2008. She did not realize what it took to care for the cat.

"I adopted my kitty when I got on campus for my first year of college," said Alexander during a Nov. 1 interview at her North 6th Street apartment. "After I adopted her, I realized I didn't have the time or money to keep her. I had her give her up."

Alexander is not the first IUP student to face the facts of life with pets - and to force local animal shelters to face the facts of life with students who abandon pets.

January 10, 2011

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IUP student Coby C. Brubaker. Photo by Ida Arici

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Marissa E. Young

INDIANA - Whenever Coby C. Brubaker, 23, a senior psychology major, steps into one of the on-campus dining facilities at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, his first thought isn't about food. It's about money.

 

Like many college students, he doesn't have a lot of it. But Brubaker's stretched finances are notable for a couple of reasons:

 

He can't afford a campus meal plan. And he survives on food stamps.

January 4, 2011

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David C. Bivens, president, IUP Student Government Association, Sept. 26, 2010. Photo by David Loomis


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Brittany Malone

 

INDIANA -- Students are not getting what they paid for at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, according to David C. Bivens, president of the Student Government Association. Record enrollments have swelled class sizes to levels larger than advertised.

 

"Students came to IUP because of the small class sizes," said the political science major in a Nov. 1 interview at Eberly College of Business and Technology.

 

Interim university President David Werner agreed and said the concerns are warranted.  

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