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May 3, 2012

shmacked.jpg  A scene from "I'm Shmacked, The Movie: A weekend @ Indiana University of Pennsylvania 2012," posted on YouTube

The HawkEar's final radio-news show of the spring season featured:

--- IUP gets "shmacked": A series of short videos posted on YouTube, including one purported to feature students at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, shows undergraduate college students behaving like, well, undergraduate college students. Local reaction has ranged from shock to shrugs. Crispin Havener discusses his reporting on the subject for The HawkEye online newspaper, where his story, with co-author James Zackal, is scheduled to be published.  Reporter: Sean Yoder.

--- IUP SGA elections raise questions -- again: On March 28-29, Indiana University of Pennsylvania's Student Government Association sponsored elections for its top officers. Preliminary figures for voter turnout indicated a substantial increase in voting participation, although the actual number of student voters remained small. What inspired IUP's usually apathetic student electorate?  Other questions are arising from the electoral tea leaves. Such as, why did the March 28 email signaling students to start voting look like spam? Sounds familiar: Such questions have surrounded SGA elections in years past. Fred Speaker discusses his reporting on the issue for The HawkEye online newspaper.  Reporter: Sean Yoder. 

--- Is PC-based IUP going Mac? Recent trends at Indiana University of Pennsylvania suggest that students and faculty are pushing the predominantly Microsoft-based campus toward Apple's operating systems and products. Case in point: the new Apple iPad3, a tablet dominating the market and creeping into classrooms and academic departments campuswide. Andrew Hesner discusses his reporting on the issue for The HawkEye online newspaper. Reporter: Sean Yoder.

Listen to the HawkEar April 26.mp3

May 3, 2012

The HawkEar's fourth radio-news show of the spring season featured:

--- How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice, practice, practice. Exhibit A:  IUP music professor Henry Wong Doe is scheduled to perform a solo piano recital at the legendary New York City music venue on March 26. Reporter: Jeremy "J" Hartley.

--- Church and state: Rob Boston [IUP JRNL '85] is a senior policy analyst for Americans United for Separation of Church and State in Washington, D.C.  On March 26, he revisited his alma mater to discuss his career with students at a Journalism Jobs Boot Camp event sponsored by the campus chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.  For The HawkEar, he spoke of constitutional church-state  issues in the context of the 2012  presidential-primary season. Reporter: Jake Williams.

--- Sports wraps. Reporters: Adam Harring, Chris Galiszewski.

Listen to the HawkEar March 29.mp3

April 18, 2012

Anthony Frazier.jpg  Anthony Frazier


The HawkEar's fifth radio-news show of the spring season featured:

--- Trayvon Martin: A Local Perspective: Indiana, Pa., civic activist, faith activist and radio announcer Anthony Frazier discusses issues surrounding the Feb. 26 shooting death of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin by white neighborhood-watch patrol coordinator George Zimmerman in Sanford, Fla. Reporter-producer: Sean Yoder. Live.

--- Pittsburgh sports roundup. Reporter: Chris Galiszewski.

Listen to the HawkEar April 12 WAVE.mp3.

March 20, 2012

The HawkEar's third radio-news show of the spring season featured a preview of the 35th Annual Appalachian Studies Conference scheduled for Indiana University of Pennsylvania on March 23-25, 2012.

Interviewees include IUP English professor James M. "Jim" Cahalan, an organizer of the event, and Si Kahn, singer-songwriter and conference keynoter.  Hear Kahn's songs "Government on Horseback" and "Talking Politician" from his "Politics" recording.  Reporters:  Jake Williams and Charlene Wilson-Adams.

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett's proposed 2012-2013 K-12 school-funding budget means adjustments for Indiana County public school districts, including Penn's Manor and Indiana borough. Reporter: Sean Yoder.

Sports coverage included a roundup of IUP hoops, reported by Chris Galiszewski.

The HawkEar's next show is scheduled to air March 29, 2012, 4-5 p.m. For more information, contact Dr. David O. Loomis at the IUP Journalism Department, phone (724) 357-4411 or email doloomis@iup.edu .

Listen to the show.HawkEar March First.mp3.


HawkEar March First.mp3

February 22, 2012

The HawkEar's second radio-news show of the spring season featured reports on:

The HawkEar's next show is scheduled to air March 1, 2012, 4-5 p.m. Features include a preview of the 35th annual Appalachian Studies Association national conference, March 23-25, hosted by IUP. Guests include conference organizer James M. Cahalan, IUP English professor, and Si Kahn, singer, songwriter and conference keynoter.

For more information, contact Dr. David O. Loomis at the IUP Journalism Department, phone 724-357-4411 or email doloomis@iup.edu .

Listen to the Feb. 16.mp3 show.

February 7, 2012

Sean Yoder.jpg

Sean Yoder, host, The HawkEar, inaugural broadcast, WIUP-FM, Feb. 2, 2012. Photo by David Loomis.

















The HawkEar, a new student-produced local -news program with an award-winning pedigree, debuted on WIUP-FM (90.1) on Feb. 2, 2012, anchored by journalism major Sean Yoder. Featured reports included:

  • A review of recent Indiana Area School District board action, including swearing in of new members, grappling with a new budget crunch and losing to retirement a veteran superintendent. By Sean Yoder.
  • Sports reviews and previews of IUP men's and women's basketball games, plus a roundup of the state's professional  teams. By Chris Galiszewski and Adam Harring.

The HawkEar, like its predecessor radio-news programs dating to 2006, is sponsored by the campus chapter of the national Society of Professional Journalists. In 2010, an earlier version of the program won top honors from the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters.

The HawkEar's next show is scheduled to air Feb. 16, 2012, 4-5 p.m. For more information, contact Dr. David O. Loomis at the IUP Journalism Department, phone 724-357-4411 or email doloomis@iup.edu .

To listen to the Feb. 2 show, click hawk ear feb 2.mp3.

Editor's note: Following is text of the Sports Wrap segment of The HawkEar show of Feb. 2, 2012.


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