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

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

On Sunday, April 3, 2011, the funding and the future of IUP's campus newspaper the Penn will be featured on the award-winning Global Alert radio news show on WIUP-FM. The show airs 11:00 a.m. to noon on 90.1 FM.

Featured guests:

  • David C. Bivens, president of the IUP Student Government Association and member of the IUP Student Cooperative Association board. Bivens has been at the forefront of recent controversies surrounding the troubled newspaper.
  • Patricia Heilman, PhD, a senior member of the IUP Journalism faculty, will recount recent history of the eight-decade-old campus publication.
  • Additional reporting will focus on Aramark, the IUP food service contractor, and its policies affecting students with food allergies.

Global Alert encourages listeners to submit questions to featured guests. Call the WIUP-FM listener line at 724-357-7971 between 10:45 a.m. and noon on Sunday. Or submit questions in advance to Dr. David Loomis, the Global Alert faculty adviser, at doloomis@iup.edu.