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Journalism Professor to Present on Her Travels Through Cuba, September 19

Laurie Miller, a faculty member in the Department of Journalism, will present “Cuba: Where thePast Meets the Present” on Tuesday,September 19, 2017, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., in Room B-11 of the Humanities and SocialSciences Building.

Posted on 9/8/2017 4:08:57 PM

Framed History Shared by Political Science and Journalism and PR Departments

If news media are the first draft of history, then the fourth-floor lobby of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences building provides a crash course in twentieth-centurycurrent events written on its walls.

Posted on 8/15/2017 10:03:36 AM

Journalism Intern Covers State Capital

Logan Hullinger, a rising senior in the IUP Journalism and Public Relations Department, applied in late spring for a competitive summer internship at the PennsylvaniaLegislative Correspondents’ Association in Harrisburg.

Posted on 7/28/2017 9:11:34 AM

Journalism Professor Sends Postcard from Cuba

Journalismand Public Relations Department professor Laurie Miller spent nine days in Cuba, May 16–24,on a “people to people” educational tour, interacting with the Cuban people andobserving the changing landscape and political environment in the islandcountry.

Posted on 6/28/2017 1:34:00 PM

Papakie Hosts IUP Administrators at 171st Air Refueling Wing

Michele Papakie, chairwoman of the Journalism and Public Relations Department, recently invited IUP’s leadership to see what she does in her “other job” as a lieutenant colonel in the Air Force National Guard.

Posted on 5/11/2017 11:06:46 AM

HawkEye Wins Keystone Awards

A statewide press association on Tuesday honored twoIndiana University of Pennsylvania journalism students for their reporting intwo categories—public service/enterprise and ongoing news coverage.

Posted on 3/9/2017 10:22:08 AM


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Posted on 12/14/2016 6:47:01 AM

A Public Forum: “Pre-Election B.S. Detection”

This public forumon Thursday, November 3 will discuss the 2016 election as a teachable moment in truth and falsehood.

Posted on 10/31/2016 8:49:55 AM

Paula Reed Ward: Author Presentation and Book Signing

The Journalism and Public Relations Department will host a presentation on Friday, October 14, by Paula Reed Ward, alumna and author of “Death by Cyanide: The Murder of Dr. Autumn Klein.” Ward will discuss her book, and the audience will have an opportunity to ask questions.

Posted on 10/11/2016 10:22:19 AM

Journalism and Public Relations Department Members Attend Modern Muckrakers Symposium

Twomembers of the Department of Journalism and Public Relations Department attended a September 27–28symposium on investigative journalism in Titusville, home to legendary investigative reporter Ida Tarbell, in whose memory the eventwas held.

Posted on 9/30/2016 11:50:03 AM

High School Honors Students Attend Summer Boot Camp for Media

High school honors students from around the country sampled a smorgasbord of local news and communications operations during a two-week course in journalism and mass media sponsored by the Cook Honors College and the Department of Journalism and Public Relations.

Posted on 7/25/2016 10:33:40 AM

Jake Williams Scholarship Awarded to Andrea Mowers

Thefirst winner of a Jake Williams Scholarship is Andrea K. Mowers, an IUP Journalism andPublic Relations Department major and SPJ member who recently accepted a Washington Center internship in Washington D.C.

Posted on 4/18/2016 11:17:24 AM

Tenth Annual Journo-Palooza Boosts Scholarship Funds

The 10th annual Get Down at the Brownfundraiser featured three rock bandshelping to raise funds for two scholarships for Journalism and Public Relations Department majors at IUP. The scholarship funds are managed by the IUP chapter of theSociety of Professional Journalists.

Posted on 3/30/2016 8:31:14 AM

Lewis “Jim” Fogle, Jailed for Crime He Didn’t Commit, Visits News Reporting Class

Journalism students paid rapt attention as Indiana County native Lewis “Jim” Fogle summarized his 34years in prison for a crime that DNA evidence recently proved he did notcommit.

Posted on 3/28/2016 7:58:57 AM

Reconsidering Reassessment and the Property Tax

On April 19, 2016, from 5:00–6:30p.m. in the Ohio Room of the Hadley Union Building on the Indiana Universityof Pennsylvania campus, the topic of local tax reassessments will be discussed as part of a publicdiscussion about Pennsylvania’s property tax.

Posted on 3/10/2016 8:47:48 AM

Event to Benefit IUP Student Veterans Organization

IUP’sPublic Relations Student Society of America chapter has organized an event to benefitthe IUP Student Veterans Organization and veterans in need. Spaghetti Benders will host a free-to-enter trivia night on March14 and will donate20 percent of the proceedsfrom food and drinks to the SVO.

Posted on 3/9/2016 2:12:37 PM

Police Chief Visits News Reporting Class

Indiana borough police chief William Sutton visited theNews Reporting class taught by David Loomis on Wednesday, February 24, to discuss the Pennsylvania Rightto Know Law and the state’s Criminal History Record Information Act.

Posted on 2/29/2016 7:31:11 AM

Civic Project Story Wins Another Keystone Award for the HawkEye

The HawkEye online newspaper has won another award for its public-service investigative reporting for a story by Andrew Milliken on a student with mental illness who struggled with her diagnosis and her schoolwork as she worked toward her graduation in spring 2015.

Posted on 2/26/2016 8:41:05 AM

Journalism and Public Relations Department Welcomes Back Miller

Laurie Miller taught at IUP as a full-time temporary facultymember from 2005 to 2008 in what was then the Journalism Department. Now, the former newspaper journalist has returned tothe renamed Journalism and Public Relations Department as an assistantprofessor.

Posted on 2/4/2016 9:00:34 AM

The “HawkEye” Hires First Staff Reporter

The “HawkEye,” an award-winning, independentonline newspaper published in the IUPDepartment of Journalism and Public Relations, has hired its first staffreporter: Logan Hullinger, a sophomore journalism major from Clarion.

Posted on 1/28/2016 8:01:54 AM

“HawkEye” Publishes Fall 2015 Investigative Stories

Six investigative stories focusing on current issues facing the IUP community have been published in the “HawkEye,” the award-winning online newspaper published by the university’s Department of Journalism and Public Relations.

Posted on 12/29/2015 1:01:55 PM

Esposito Speaks to Students About Career in Music Industry

Music-industry mogul John Esposito (’78), a 2011 recipient of an IUP Distinguished Alumni Award, summarized his long career in the entertainment business on Oct. 16 to Journalism and Public Relations Department majors.

Posted on 10/19/2015 8:31:35 AM

Alumna Ward Speaks About Reporting on Murder Trial of Pittsburgh Medical Researcher

PaulaReed Ward, IUP Journalism and Public Relations Department class of ’96, spoke to News Reporting students on Friday, Sept. 18,2015, in Davis 409, the computer lab.

Posted on 9/21/2015 11:13:50 AM

2014 Pro Football Writer and IUP Alumnus Ed Bouchette to speak

Ed Bouchette, voted by his peers from around the country as the 2014 pro football reporter of the year, will speak at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, April 17.

Posted on 4/10/2015 12:38:23 PM

Seventh Annual SPJ J-Jobs Boot Camp

How do you start that media career for which you spent years in college? Two recent IUP journalism grads tell how at theJ-Jobs Boot Camp on Wednesday, April 29, sponsored by the IUP chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

Posted on 4/7/2015 8:13:57 AM

IUP Society of Professional Journalists Event Boosts Scholarships

An annual IUP Society of Professional Journalists benefit at the Brown Hotel this month raised the most money for the organization’s two scholarship programs that any previous such event in the student journalism group’s nine year existence.

Posted on 3/24/2015 7:50:25 AM

Papakie Selected as a Golden Key Honorary Member

Congratulations to Michele Papakie, chairwoman of the IUP Journalism Department, for being selected as a Golden Key Honorary Member this year.

Posted on 3/6/2015 8:34:34 AM

Civic Project Story Wins Another Keystone Award for the “HawkEye”

The “HawkEye” online newspaper has notched another award for its reporting, the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association announced late last month. Journalism student Cody Benjamin won honorable mention for sports reporting.

Posted on 3/4/2015 10:37:08 AM

Papakie Participates in Philanthropy Day

On IUP Philanthropy Day 2015, Michele Papakie spoke from her experiences as a student, an alumna, a faculty member, a chairwoman, and a parent as she participated in thanking those who support IUP students through philanthropy.

Posted on 2/26/2015 2:31:31 PM

Papakie Named Business Communicator of the Year

Michele Papakie, Department of Journalism, was honored as the Business Communicator of the Year by the Pittsburgh chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators.

Posted on 9/25/2014 1:39:07 PM

Lauber Does Radio Interview About Parenting Article

Erick Lauber, applied psychologist and Journalism faculty member, was recently interviewed on the Lon Woodbury Reports radio show.

Posted on 8/25/2014 9:06:43 AM

Mukasa Attends Summit on Africa at US Congress

Journalism professor Stan Mukasa was among those invited to Congress for the Growth and Opportunity in Africa Forum on August 5, 2014.

Posted on 8/15/2014 2:49:28 PM

Spring 2014 Civic Project Stories Published in the “HawkEye”

The online newspaper has published a fresh batch of investigative stories reported by students in the Journalism Department’s News Reporting classes.

Posted on 6/13/2014 11:30:01 AM

Mukasa Discusses Involving African Diaspora in Educational Development

Stanford Mukasa, Journalism Department, discussed strategies for involving African diaspora in educational development and capacity-building in their home countries at the 2014 International Conference on ICT for Development, Education, and Training.

Posted on 6/12/2014 10:06:50 AM

Lauber Featured in Second Episode of “In Class at IUP”

Journalism students learn practical skills that will put them out in front of the competition in Erick Lauber’s Media Convergence class.

Posted on 4/21/2014 12:28:54 PM

Reporters for the “HawkEye” Continue Winning Ways

Journalism Department students Rachel Jones, Caitlin Birch, and Angela Lupinetti were honored at the 2014 Pennsylvania News Media Association Collegiate Keystone Awards luncheon on April 2 in Hershey.

Posted on 4/16/2014 8:21:10 AM

Journalism Symposium Discussed Media Ethics

The Journalism Ethics in Local News Media: a Public Symposium on March 28, 2014, included local news media editors defending their coverage of recent IUPatty’s disturbances near the IUP campus.

Posted on 3/31/2014 8:07:33 AM

Civic Project Stories Win Another Keystone Award for the “HawkEye”

TheHawkEye online newspaper has won an award for its public-service reporting for a multimedia package of stories on rowdy fall 2013 IUP Homecoming celebrations.

Posted on 2/27/2014 8:33:20 AM

Journalism Students Revive Award-Winning Newscast

In February 2014, student journalists revived an award-winning local-news program that airs on WIUP-FM.

Posted on 2/24/2014 12:03:55 PM

Mukasa Discusses Capacity Building in Somali Universities

Stan Mukasa, Journalism Department, shared his 10-year project in capacity building in Somali universities at the 2013 Conference of the African Studies Association’s African Diaspora Program.

Posted on 12/4/2013 1:38:33 PM

Two Winter Courses Offered in Journalism

The Journalism Department is offering two courses during 2013 Winter Session: JRNL 102 Basic Journalism Skills, required for the Journalism major; and JRNL 223 Photojournalism, Journalism elective.

Posted on 10/29/2013 8:16:20 AM

Journalism Majors Receive Advice at J-Jobs Boot Camp

The Journalism Department’s Society of Professional Journalists hosted its fifth annual Journalism Jobs Boot Camp forjournalism majors pondering professional prospects. Tweets tell the tale.

Posted on 10/2/2013 1:21:01 PM

Lauber Presents Digital Storytelling at National Speakers Association

Erick Lauber, Journalism Department, recently presented a talk entitled“Digital Storytelling” at the national conference of the National SpeakersAssociation (NSA) in Philadelphia, July 2013.

Posted on 9/10/2013 10:06:06 AM

Journalism Rolls Out MoJo Project

Two Journalism Department faculty members this fall are initiatinga cutting-edge news-reporting practice called MoJo, for mobile journalism.

Posted on 9/10/2013 9:52:04 AM

Spring 2013 Civic Project Stories

The online newspaper the HawkEye has just published a fresh batch of stories in its long-running, award-winning Civic Project series of public-service enterprise reports by students in the Journalism Department’s News Reporting classes.

Posted on 6/14/2013 1:32:36 PM

Students Complete First IUP Life Framing Leadership Academy

Seven students recently completed the first IUP leadership academy, in collaboration with the Center for Student Life.

Posted on 5/1/2013 3:32:29 PM

Journalism Scholarships Awarded for 2012–2013

The Journalism Department awarded more than $3,000 in scholarships to three journalism students.

Posted on 3/15/2013 2:31:01 PM

Three IUP Journalism Students Win Investigative-Reporting Award

The Pennsylvania Newspaper Association announced on March 4, 2013, that it will award one of its top collegiate prizes for watchdog reporting to three IUP Journalism Department students.

Posted on 3/8/2013 10:06:14 AM

Teaching Excellence’s Reflective Practice Team Attends High Impact Practices Conference

Seven team members from IUP, who represented the Center for Teaching Excellence’s Reflective Practice Project, attended Clarion University’s High Impact Practices Conference in February 2013.

Posted on 2/20/2013 10:30:07 AM

“Mike’s Hike” Chronicled in HawkEye

The HawkEye, the online newspaper published by the Journalism Department, inaugurated a new series on February 6, 2013, reporting on chemistry professor Mike Briggs as he walks 2,185 miles of the Appalachian Trail.

Posted on 2/7/2013 9:35:51 AM

Journalism Majors Embed with ROTC Field Training: Video

Watch this video about five IUP Journalism students who were embedded as reporters while 140 IUP ROTC cadets took part in field training exercises at Camp Dawson, W.Va.

Posted on 11/12/2012 2:02:55 PM

Journalism Students Support Caffe Amadeus Candle Night Fundraiser, October 5

Journalism Department students, led by IUP Journalism professor Michele Papakie, are partnering with a local coffee shop to raise money for the Momma Mary Foundation for ALS.

Posted on 10/2/2012 1:30:40 PM

Journalism Majors to Participate in Military Field Training Exercise

Journalism Department majors will “embed” with ROTC cadets as they take part in a training exercise at Camp Dawson, W.Va., October 5–7, 2012.

Posted on 10/2/2012 1:14:56 PM

HawkEye Interviews President Michael Driscoll

The HawkEye, the online newspaper published by the Department of Journalism, has posted a multimedia interview with IUP President Michael Driscoll.

Posted on 10/1/2012 8:54:40 AM

Indiana Gazette and Journalism Department Cohost High School Journalism Workshop

The Indiana Gazette and the IUP Journalism Department cohosted the annual High School Journalism Workshop for area middle school and high school students and their teachers on September 21, 2012.

Posted on 9/26/2012 2:06:29 PM

Heilman Discusses “The Rapid Rate of Change in Journalism”

Pat Heilman, Journalism Department, presented “The Rapid Rate of Change in Journalism (Future Shock to the 100th Power)” at the PASSHE Collegiate Media Summit held at Bloomsburg University September 22–23, 2012.

Posted on 9/26/2012 12:43:26 PM

Civic Project Series for Spring 2012 Concludes in the “HawkEye”

The Spring 2012 Civic Project series published in the HawkEye, an award-winning online newspaper published by the Department of Journalism, wraps up this week with these investigative stories.

Posted on 6/18/2012 8:54:10 AM

Excerpts from Speech by Snyder '85, Pulitzer Prize Winner, at Journalism Department Commencement Available Online

Excerpts from Snyder's speech, “Persistence and Drive Will Win the Race for You,” are available in the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Posted on 6/11/2012 9:50:27 AM

Papakie Invited to Join Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

Michele Papakie, Journalism Department, has been selected for membership in Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s chapter of Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society.

Posted on 5/24/2012 10:58:45 AM

Pulitzer Prize Recipient to Speak at Journalism Department Commencement Ceremony

Journalism alumna Susan Snyder, a member of the investigative reporting team of the Philadelphia Inquirer that won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, will be the speaker at the Journalism Department's Commencement ceremony on May 12.

Posted on 5/8/2012 2:18:55 PM

Monica Rizzo ’87, Senior Writer for “People” Magazine, Discusses Magazine Industry and Hollywood

Journalism alumna Monica Rizzo will tell what it’s been like covering TV shows such as American Idol, Dancing With the Stars, and Lost when she tells her life’s story on Wednesday, April 25, 2012, in Beard Auditorium in Stouffer Hall.

Posted on 4/18/2012 8:48:18 AM

Snyder '85 Wins Pulitzer as Part of “Inquirer” Team

Susan Snyder, a 1985 IUP Journalism graduate, was part of a team at the Philadelphia Inquirer that won the Pulitzer Prize for public service on April 16, 2012.

Posted on 4/17/2012 11:57:38 AM

Journalism Major Wins IUP Women’s Leadership Award

Journalism and English major Kelsey Gross was one of three seniors to win the IUP Women’s Leadership Award.

Posted on 4/5/2012 2:01:26 PM

Annual Journalism Jobs Boot Camp, March 26

On Monday, March 26, 2012, Journalism alumni Rob Boston ’85 and Kari Andren ’08 will speak at the annual Journalism Jobs Boot Camp.

Posted on 3/21/2012 3:01:39 PM

Alumna Snyder Wins Weiss Award for Investigative Reporting

Susan Snyder  won an award for a multimedia investigation of violence and unsafe learning conditions within Philadelphia public schools.

Posted on 3/21/2012 1:41:50 PM

New News in the “HawkEye”

The HawkEye has two new items of community interest: the DEP hearing on the Homer City coal-fired power plant, and a preview of the Appalachian Studies Conference at IUP.

Posted on 3/20/2012 3:24:39 PM

“HawkEye” Features Possible Rise in Health-Care Fee

The HawkEye, the online newspaper published by the IUP Journalism Department, has fresh local news. Check out these stories!

Posted on 2/27/2012 3:25:20 PM

“HawkEar” Debuts on WIUP-FM

The HawkEar, a brand new local news program with a distinguished journalistic pedigree, airs Thursday, February 2, 2012, on WIUP-FM.

Posted on 1/31/2012 1:35:45 PM

Photo Essay of Eberly Demonstration Published in “HawkEye”

The HawkEye, IUP’s online newspaper, has published a photo essay of the October 12, 2011, demonstration in front of the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology.

Posted on 10/26/2011 10:11:04 AM

Bonfiglio Wins People's Choice Award in International Photo Contest

Brenna Bonfiglio, a senior Journalism major at IUP, won the People’s Choice Award in the International Photo Contest on Monday, October 10, 2011.

Posted on 10/14/2011 9:04:39 AM

Asamoah and Jesick Receive My Boss is a Hero Award

Dr. Yaw Asamoah, dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and Randy Jesick, chair of the Journalism Department, each received the My Boss is a Hero award on June 2, 2011.

Posted on 6/6/2011 8:53:26 AM

Spring 2011 Civic Project Series Concludes in “HawkEye”

The Spring 2011 Civic Project series published in the HawkEye, an award-winning online newspaper, wraps up this week with more investigative stories.

Posted on 5/31/2011 3:01:59 PM

Papakie Warns Students of Bias

Journalism professor Michele Papakie warned about expressing bias in writing at the high school reporters’ luncheon hosted by the Indiana Gazette on May 6, 2011.

Posted on 5/9/2011 10:16:02 AM

Farabaugh Presents Research on Carl McIntire and the Fairness Doctrine

Pat Farabaugh, an assistant professor in the Journalism Department at IUP, discussed his recently published book, Carl McIntire and His Crusade Against the Fairness Doctrine.

Posted on 4/20/2011 3:40:01 PM

Sweeney Symposium Addresses News Media and Social Media

On March 23, 2011, the Journalism Department hosted a symposium focusing on social media and news media—how they connect and spark a new kind of news and a new kind of audience.

Posted on 4/11/2011 12:02:39 PM

“Global Alert” Focuses on “Penn” Controversies and Aramark

On Sunday, April 3, 2011, the funding and the future of IUP's campus newspaper the Penn will be featured on the Global Alert radio news show on WIUP-FM.

Posted on 4/1/2011 12:02:23 PM

Carlton Wilkinson Lecture and Show Scheduled

The African Male Museum Series: A Photographic Exploration of the Spirit of African-American Men, by Carlton Wilkinson, is scheduled for Wednesday, March 30.

Posted on 3/25/2011 12:13:36 PM

Papakie Shares her Deployment Experience in “IUP Magazine”

Michele Papakie, a Journalism associate professor and lieutenant colonel in the Pennsylvania Air National Guard, shares her experiences while serving 179 days at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.

Posted on 3/24/2011 10:25:58 AM

“HawkEye” Covers SGA and Student Co-op Association Actions

The HawkEye is a project of students in the Journalism Department at IUP. Undergraduate Journalism majors report and write investigative stories focused on their campus, their community, and their county.

Posted on 3/23/2011 2:32:07 PM

Journalism Experts to Debate Social Media and Their Impact on News Media

The Journalism Department will host a symposium, “Social Media, News Media—‘We’ Media,” on March 23, 2011, from 7:00–8:30 p.m. in HUB Ohio Room.

Posted on 3/16/2011 9:19:26 AM

Journalism Alumna Lash Discusses Online Local News Initiative

Cindi Lash ’80, a graduate of IUP’s Journalism Department, returned to the university February 23, 2011, to talk to current Journalism students about her role with

Posted on 3/3/2011 2:44:01 PM

Top Statewide Press Award Received by Two IUP Journalism Students

The Pennsylvania Newspaper Association announced on February 21, 2011, that it will award its top collegiate prize for investigative reporting to two IUP Journalism Department students.

Posted on 3/1/2011 11:00:26 AM

Francie Brown, Journalism Alumna, a Dialect Coach

Francie Brown ’82 discusses her career as a dialect coach in the Indiana Gazette.

Posted on 2/28/2011 10:50:20 AM

Papakie Discusses Communicating with Loved Ones in Military

Dr. Michele Papakie, a professor in the Journalism Department and lieutenant colonel in the Pennsylvania Air National Guard, was featured in an article in the Beaver County Times.

Posted on 2/25/2011 3:02:07 PM

Problem Solving in Public Relations Class Supports Indiana Free Library

The Journalism Department’s Problem Solving in Public Relations class, taught by Dr. Michele Papakie, recently created a partnership with the Indiana Free Library to promote library services to IUP students throughout the semester.

Posted on 2/8/2011 1:32:18 PM

Civic Project Series Concludes in “HawkEye”

The Fall 2010 Civic Project series published in the HawkEye online newspaper wraps up this week with these investigative stories.

Posted on 1/19/2011 3:39:01 PM

Tom McMillan, Pittsburgh Penguins VP, to Speak

The Journalism Department’s local chapter of Public Relations Student Society of America will host an evening with Tom McMillan, vice president of Communication for the Pittsburgh Penguins, on Monday, January 31, 2011, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Posted on 1/6/2011 10:59:51 AM

Farabaugh Discusses Misinformation by Talk Radio Commentators

Pat Farabaugh, an assistant professor in the IUP Journalism Department, recently wrote a guest editorial for the Johnstown Tribune-Democrat newspaper (January 2, 2011) on the importance of talk radio commentators avoiding the dissemination of misinformation on their broadcasts.

Posted on 1/6/2011 10:37:02 AM

Fall 2010 Civic Project Series Starts in “The HawkEye”

The first of the Fall 2010 investigative stories in The HawkEye online newspaper, written by students in the Journalism Department’s News Reporting class, reports on former President Tony Atwater’s personal spending during his final year at IUP.

Posted on 12/9/2010 11:11:25 AM

Alumna Lash Visits Online Journalism Class

Cindi Lash, 1980 IUP Journalism alumna, spoke on Friday, November 12, 2010, to about two dozen Journalism Department students in the Online Journalism class taught by Dr. David Loomis.

Posted on 11/16/2010 11:22:54 AM

Alumna Johnston Speaks to Students in Magazine Course

Pittsburgh Magazine web editor Kaitlyn Johnston, a 2009 graduate of IUP’s Journalism Department, returned to campus on October 28, 2010, to speak to students in two sections of Pat Farabaugh’s Introduction to the Magazine Industry course.

Posted on 10/29/2010 8:04:02 AM

“Global Alert” Previews Marcellus Shale Symposium

On October 24, 2010, Global Alert previewed the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Marcellus Shale Symposium, scheduled for venues on campus and around Indiana on November 3-5, 2010.

Posted on 10/25/2010 10:31:34 AM

“Global Alert” Program Focuses on Two Environmental Projects at IUP

The third show of the Global Alert fall season fell on October 10, 2010: 10/10/10. This day coincided with worldwide environmental demonstrations coordinated by, a nonprofit environmental group devoted to action on global climate change.

Posted on 10/14/2010 8:38:17 AM

Student Government Association's President and V.P. on WIUP-FM Global Alert News Program

IUP Student Government Association president Bivens and vice president Longacre will be interviewed live on WIUP-FM during the Global Alert news program on Sunday morning, September 26, 2010.

Posted on 9/23/2010 11:14:17 AM

President Werner Interviewed on WIUP-FM “Global Alert”

An audio recording of a September 12, 2010, interview with David Werner, IUP interim president, is available on the website of The HawkEye, an online newspaper published by the Journalism Department.

Posted on 9/16/2010 8:18:09 AM

President Werner on WIUP-FM Global Alert News Program

David Werner, interim IUP president, will be interviewed live on WIUP-FM during the Global Alert news program on Sunday morning, September 12, 2010. Questions from listeners will be invited.

Posted on 9/8/2010 10:31:42 AM

Heilman Examines Journalism of Nellie Bly and Jane Grey Swisshelm

Pat Heilman, Journalism Department professor, will be on sabbatical this Fall, examining the original journalism of Nellie Bly and Jane Grey Swisshelm.

Posted on 8/26/2010 12:04:03 PM

Papakie Speaks from Afghanistan to Journalism Graduates

The graduation ceremony for the Department of Journalism featured guest speaker Michele Papakie ’93, a Journalism professor and a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force, speaking over the Internet from Afghanistan.

Posted on 5/19/2010 3:25:58 PM

“Global Alert” Producers Collect Broadcast Award

The producers of Global Alert, a live, hour-long Sunday morning news program on WIUP FM (90.1), have received the 2010 award for Outstanding Radio Public Affairs Program from the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters.

Posted on 5/11/2010 1:06:34 PM

“Global Alert” Radio Show Wins Statewide Broadcast Award

Global Alert, a live hour-long Sunday-morning news program on WIUP-FM (90.1), was honored for excellence by the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters.

Posted on 3/31/2010 9:17:56 AM

Senior Jessica Brown Inducted Into Mortar Board

Congratulations to Jessica Brown, a senior Journalism Department major of Armagh, who will be inducted into the Mortar Board honor organization March 21, 2010.

Posted on 3/16/2010 3:51:15 PM

Farabaugh, Journalism Department, Successfully Defends Doctoral Dissertation

Pat Farabaugh, a full-time temporary faculty member in the Journalism Department, successfully defended his doctoral dissertation February 26, 2010. His thesis is “Carl McIntire and His Crusade against the Fairness Doctrine.”

Posted on 3/11/2010 1:46:17 PM

Journalism Alumni Give Job Advice to Undergraduates

Two Journalism alumni who graduated during the recession in the late eighties told Journalism majors at a January 27, 2010, career-planning workshop to make use of skills they acquire in classes today.

Posted on 2/19/2010 12:51:13 PM

Karns City High School Students Visit Papakie’s Writing for Print Media Class

A Karns City High School journalism teacher and eleven of her students participated in a JRNL 220 Writing for Print Media class in the IUP Journalism Department on February 18, 2010.

Posted on 2/19/2010 11:29:28 AM

Get a Job! Society of Professional Journalists Boot Camp

On Wednesday, January 27, 2010, two IUP Journalism Department alumni will lead a seminar in how to get and hold a job after graduation amid a recession.

Posted on 1/21/2010 12:14:54 PM

Journalism Alumnae Help Local Businesses Grow

The Journalism Department’s alumnae Stephanie Rosenberger and Kris Levan went into business for themselves after being laid off from a local company last fall.

Posted on 1/20/2010 8:49:53 AM

Journalism Students Survey Indiana’s Image

The Journalism Department’s Problem-solving in Public Relations class will be working with borough officials this spring to develop a public relations plan for Indiana.

Posted on 1/19/2010 10:17:23 AM

Journalism Alumna Johnston Teaches Layout and Design Workshop

Kaitlyn Johnston, a 2009 graduate of IUP’s Journalism Department, taught a workshop to Indiana Area Senior High School journalism students on November 16, 2009.

Posted on 12/4/2009 1:54:32 PM

Journalism Alumna Rizzo Shares Experiences in Entertainment and Journalism

Monica Rizzo, a 1987 graduate of IUP’s Journalism Department, shared her experiences about her career in entertainment and journalism at a presentation to students, staff and faculty on October 21, 2009. Rizzo also spoke to several IUP journalism classes during her visit.

Posted on 11/3/2009 2:34:37 PM

High School Journalism Workshop Hosted by Indiana Gazette and Journalism Department

Dozens of students from five area high schools participated in a journalism workshop on October 8, 2009, sponsored by the Indiana Gazette’s Newspaper in Education program and IUP’s Journalism Department.

Posted on 11/3/2009 1:38:39 PM

Fun 5K Run Walk Benefiting Kristen A. Stormer Memorial Scholarship

The Fun 5K Run/Walk will be held on Sunday, November 1, 2009, from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Memorial Field House track.

Posted on 10/28/2009 8:11:03 AM

Showing and Discussion of “All the President’s Men” Hosted by Journalism Department

IUP’s Journalism Department will host a showing of All the President’s Men at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 27, 2009, in Beard Auditorium in Stouffer Hall, in preparation for Bob Woodward’s visit to our campus on November 4.

Posted on 10/19/2009 10:13:57 AM

Discussion about Journalism for TV, Entertainment, and Print by Alumna Rizzo from “People” Magazine

What do the TV shows American Idol, Dancing with the Stars, Lost, and Sex and the City have in common? Monica Rizzo, a 1987 IUP Journalism Department alumna.

Posted on 10/19/2009 9:58:59 AM

Farabaugh Presents on Carl McIntire and Fairness Doctrine

Journalism Department instructor Pat Farabaugh presented his dissertation project, titled “Carl McIntire and his Crusade to Topple the Fairness Doctrine,” at the annual national conference of the American Journalism Historians Association.

Posted on 10/16/2009 3:02:36 PM

“Global Alert” on WIUP-FM (90.1) Hosted by IUP Student Professional Journalists

Tune in to Global Alert on WIUP-FM (90.1) on Sunday, October 11, 2009, from 11:00 a.m. to noon for the second of two shows on White’s Woods, the forest near the IUP campus that offers recreation to students and citizens alike.

Posted on 10/9/2009 8:20:09 AM

Fun 5K Run Walk to Benefit Kristen A. Stormer Memorial Scholarship

The Fun 5k Run Walk will benefit the Kristen A. Stormer Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Posted on 10/8/2009 7:55:07 AM

Journalism Major Beatty Lands Feature and Byline in Indiana Gazette

Congratulations to Jorden Beatty, a Journalism Department major from Butler, Pa., whose article “Women Compile History of Brush Valley” was published September 28, 2009, in the Indiana Gazette.

Posted on 10/6/2009 1:07:23 PM

Journalism Major Brown Lands Feature and Byline in Indiana Gazette

Congratulations to Jessica C. Brown, a Journalism Department major from Vintondale, Pa., whose article “Mother, Daughter Dive into New Hobby” was published October 6, 2009, in the Indiana Gazette.

Posted on 10/6/2009 1:02:20 PM

“90210,” “Melrose Place” Red Carpet Screening Party

IUP’s chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America, with the help of Dr. Michele Papakie’s Entertainment Public Relations students, are hosting a screening party for the CW’s 90210 and Melrose Place on October 13, 2009, from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Posted on 10/6/2009 12:07:06 PM

Alumna Rizzo from “People” Magazine to Speak on Journalism for TV, Entertainment, and Magazines

The event will take place at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 21, 2009, in Beard Auditorium in Stouffer Hall.

Posted on 10/5/2009 10:25:23 AM

Jesick Talks about Basic Journalism Skills at National Conference

Journalism Department chairman Randy Jesick spoke about “The Role of Basic Journalism Skills in the Age of Media Convergence” at the annual national conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication in August 2009.

Posted on 9/28/2009 10:26:50 AM

Journalism Major Bazemore Attends Third Annual PNA Conference

The IUP Journalism Department’s Society of Professional Journalists Secretary Ticairra N. Bazemore, a sophomore Journalism major from Philadelphia, attended the third annual conference of PNA’s Student Editors Interest Group on September 17, 2009.

Posted on 9/21/2009 9:21:23 AM

Journalism Department Hosts Showing and Discussion of “All the President’s Men”

IUP’s Journalism Department will host a showing of All the President’s Men at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009, in Beard Auditorium in Stouffer Hall, in preparation for Mr. Bob Woodward’s visit to our campus on Nov. 4.

Posted on 9/14/2009 3:24:39 PM

Journalism Professor Lands Byline in “Washington Daily News”

Congratulations to Dr. David Loomis of the Department of Journalism, whose article “Former Editor Regains His Affinity for Newspapers” was published September 9, 2009, in the Washington Daily News.

Posted on 9/9/2009 2:23:19 PM

Journalism Chairman’s Life Experiences Featured in Tribune-Review

IUP Journalism Department’s Randy Jesick was featured in the Pittsburgh Tribune Review.

Posted on 9/1/2009 11:23:26 AM

Journalism Department Computer Lab Undergoing Major Transformation

The Department of Journalism computer lab is undergoing a major transformation and expansion from a photojournalism to a visual journalism lab in 2009.

Posted on 8/31/2009 10:54:56 AM

IUP Journalism Supports Cook Honors College Summer Program

Approximately a dozen high school students from several different states participated in a two-week summer workshop in the IUP Journalism Department from July 13 through July 25, 2009.

Posted on 8/31/2009 9:27:23 AM

Journalism Department Establishes Kristen Stormer Memorial Scholarship Fund

To memorialize Journalism graduate Kristen Stormer and pay tribute to her hard work in the department, fellow student and good friend Ashley DiMaio took the initiative to set up the Kristen Stormer Memorial Scholarship Fund in 2009.

Posted on 8/30/2009 2:54:29 PM

Journalism Major Kimberly Siverling Named McNair Scholar

Siverling presented her research proposal June 26, 2009. The title of her project is “Shot and Wounded: How Journalism’s Magic Bullet Theory is Crippling the Business.”

Posted on 6/29/2009 11:49:06 AM

Journalism Department’s Student-Run Public Relations Agency, Lasting Impressions, Officially Recognized as PRSSA Chapter

The IUP Journalism Department’s student-run public relations agency, Lasting Impressions, received big news at the end of last semester. It was officially recognized as a chapter of the national organization Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA).

Posted on 6/29/2009 10:19:08 AM

IUP Journalism Department Mourns Loss of Alumna Kristen Stormer

Journalism Department graduate Kristen Stormer '09, of Hollidaysburg, was killed on Tuesday, June 23, 2009, in Ocean City, Md., when she was hit by a soft drink delivery truck while crossing the Coastal Highway at 33rd Street on her bicycle.

Posted on 6/26/2009 2:47:19 PM

Mukasa Presented at International Conference in Dakar, Senegal

Dr. Stanford G. Mukasa of the Journalism Department attended the International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Education, Training, and Development held in Dakar, Senegal, from May 27 to May 29, 2009.

Posted on 6/24/2009 8:20:01 AM

Journalism Alumni Participate in First J-Jobs Boot Camp

IUP Journalism alumni Daniel T. Feldbusch (Class of ’03) and Michael Henninger (Class of ’06) participated in the IUP chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists’ first annual J-Jobs Boot Camp held April 17, 2009.

Posted on 6/23/2009 1:15:53 PM

RoadTrip IUP

During Spring Break 2009, four undergraduate students traveled to New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C., to film interviews with six IUP alumni about their experiences in college and in their professional and personal lives. The result is RoadTrip IUP. Come watch the video!

Posted on 5/13/2009 12:06:50 PM

Taste of Class Magazine Launched

Journalism students launched the print and on-line versions of their magazine Taste of Class, the results of a semester-long class project, on April 27, 2009. The students explored every facet of magazine creation and design, including concept, articles, photography, art, editing, design, and production.

Posted on 5/13/2009 12:01:38 PM

April—National Donate Life Month

Are you an organ donor? If not, have you ever considered it? If you sign up in April 2009 via the internet—it only takes ninety seconds of your time—you could help IUP win a statewide campus challenge!

Posted on 5/13/2009 12:00:48 PM

Journalism Majors’ Work Recognized at Undergraduate Scholars Forum

Two Journalism majors were recognized at IUP’s 2009 Undergraduate Scholars Forum for Outstanding Paper Presentation and Honorable Mention.

Posted on 4/14/2009 7:57:46 AM

Journalism Majors Receive Honorable Mentions in Sunshine Week Essay Contest

IUP Journalism majors Brenna Bonfiglio and Brad Weltmer received Honorable Mentions in the Andruss Library Government Documents Unit 2009 Sunshine Week Essay Contest.

Posted on 3/2/2009 9:54:28 AM

Papakie Participates in “VIP Serve” to Benefit Lifesteps Fund

Michele Papakie-McCoy participated in the annual event hosted by H.B. Culpeppers as a “VIP Server” which benefited Lifesteps’ Family Caring Fund. The VIPs working alongside Culpeppers’ servers donated their tips to support Lifesteps’ programs and services offered in Indiana County.

Posted on 2/27/2009 1:54:02 PM

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