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• At 12:24 a.m. Saturday, Jacob Good, 19, Sinking Spring; and Jessica Roskow, 18, and Joseph Massott, 19, both of Huntingdon Valley, were cited by university police for underage drinking in Putt Hall. • Jordan R. Barber, 19, Lebanon, N.J., was cited by borough police for underage drinking in the 00 block of South Sixth Street at 1:56 a.m. Friday. • At 10:30 p.m. Thursday, Teneca Campbell, DuBois, was cited for publc drunkenness after university police observed her in an intoxicated state in the 600 block of Pratt Drive. • Tanya Wilson, 19, was cited at 8:03 p.m. Thursday at the KCAC by university police for public drunkenness and underage drinking. • At 12:35 a.m. Sunday, borough police observed Alysa Kunkle, 19, Butler, urinating along the 1000 block of Klondyke Avenue. Kunkle was cited for underage drinking and public urination.
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• At 12:01 a.m. Saturday, borough police responded to a report of drug activity and underage drinking at a residence at 335 Washington St. During the investigation, Kristen James, 20, Indiana, provided a false name to police. She was also found to be intoxicated. James was cited for false identification to law enforcement and underage drinking. When trying to enter the residence, police detected a strong odor of marijuana. Justin L. Moreau, 22, Indiana, attempted to prevent police from entering. Moreau was cited for obstruction of justice, possession of drug paraphernalia and disorderly conduct.
Nominations accepted for Chacivity Award By LATOYA CRUMP Staff Writer L.G.Crump@iup.edu
Nominations for the Spring Chacivity Award are being accepted by the Office of Student Housing. This award acknowledges IUP students who demonstrate civic leadership and the need to help others. The Spring Chacivity Award was founded in fall 2005 by Residential Assistants to recognize the positive and giving characteristics in students at IUP. Since 2005, a total of 145 students have received the award. “The word chacivity means character ‘cha,’ civility ‘civ,’ and integrity ‘ity,’” said Amber Sherman, Chairperson of the Chacivity Award Selection Committee. The Spring Chacivity Award is run by the Office of Student Conduct in association with the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs.
The judges of the award consist of a committee of personnel from the Center for Student Life, the Career Development Center, and the Office of Housing and Resident Life. “The number of winners [that will receive the Chacivity Award] varies from semester to semester based upon the qualifications and number of nominees,” Sherman said. All winners from the fall 2010 semester and spring 2011 will be honored at the Volunteer and Chacivity Award Reception on April 20, 2011. Winners will receive a plaque from the Office of Student Conduct. The award is open to any and all IUP students. If you would like to nominate someone to receive the Spring Chacivity Award, the application is online at iup.edu, through the Center for Student Conduct page. The deadline for all nominations is Friday.
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Award-winning poet, activist performed By ida arici
“I’ve always said that love poems are political poems, “Staying silent feels like death to and political poems are love poems. You can’t really have me.” Andrea Gibson, an activist, femi- one without the other.”
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nist and slam poet, gave a free performance Thursday in Pratt Auditorium. No issue or topic was taboo in her poetry. Gibson spoke of equal human and women’s rights, gender norms, sexuality, class, marriage, suicide, war and even her own home life. Through her poetry and throughout her performance, the audience learned that Gibson grew up in a Catholic household in the woods in Maine. She attended a Catholic college, also in the woods in Maine. Gibson spoke of how her mother finally came to terms with Gibson being a lesbian. In one poem, she spoke of how her father’s appetite was “raped away” by her haircut. Gibson spoke freely and honestly to the audience, leaving no stone left unturned. She is passionate about love and politics, both of which frequently showed up in her poetry. “I’ve always said that love poems are political poems, and political poems are love poems,” said Gibson. “You can’t really have one without the other.” Her poem “I Do (Queer Marriage Poem)” is a mixture
— Andrea Gibson, poet and activist of politics and love. This poem, Gibson told the audience, came out of a scene she witnessed as a preschool teacher. “Two little girls were sitting at a table playing,” Gibson said. “One little girl looked at the other and said ‘One day, I’m going to marry you.’ The other little girl looked at the first and said, ‘No, we can’t get married. We’ll go to jail.’” “I Do (Queer Marriage Poem)” is about a lesbian couple. The speaker of the poem talks about how in love she is with her partner; and all she wants is to be able to visit her dying partner 50 years from now in the hospital when it is visiting hours for family members only. “I do. I do. I do want to be in that room with you,” said Gibson. “When visiting hours for family members only, I want to know they’ll let me in. I want to know they’ll let me hold you.” Gibson was the winner of the 2008 Women’s World Poetry Slam, according to her website, andreagibson.org. She placed third on two
Contibuted Photo/andreagibson.org Andrea Gibson placed first at the 2008 Women’s World Poetry Slam and third at two International Poetry Slams.
International Poetry Slam stages and wrote a book of poetry titled “Pole Dancing to Gospel Hymns,” which won the DIY Poetry Book of the Year. “I have to write,” said Gibson. “I wouldn’t be alive if I didn’t. It’s the time when I feel most alive and most
connected to the world.” Gibson’s advice to aspiring writers is to write all the time as a daily practice. She also said to be a good listener. “I could write 10 hours a day and not write as well as if I listened for an hour,” she said.
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Finance committee denies The Penn’s 2011-2012 budget By VAUGHN JOHNSON Editor-in-Chief V.M.Johnson@iup.edu
As of today, The Penn has no budget for next year after the Student Co-op Finance Committee denied the publication’s budget for the 2011-2012 year. In addition, the committee decided March 17 to have an ad-hoc committee report to the finance committee, which will then make a recommendation to the Student Co-op Board of Director. The finance committee initially approved a request of The Penn for $30,000 so it would not fall into debt this year. The Penn’s budget last year was $50,000, and it did not ask for any more money for next year’s budget. That request was approved under the provision that The Penn present a better business plan to the finance committee along with the budget for next year. Joe Lawley, director of The Penn, submitted the plan, but it was deemed insufficient as it was a not a plan that showed how The Penn was going to restructure next year. “It was not a restructuring plan,” said committee member and Student Government Association president David Bivens said of The Penn’s business plan. Lawley said that he was asked to submit a business plan, not a restructuring plan. Bivens and Stayman said the word was “restructuring.” In it, Lawley said, he included a new plan for advertising and the rates of advertising. “To bring in revenue for The Penn is selling ads,” Lawley said. “That’s what we do. We sell ads to offset the costs of printing and for the other costs associated with doing The Penn.” “When we submitted our budget, we offered a copy of our advertising plan and our advertising rates information,” he added. Lawley also said that he presented 10 ideas to increase the advertising numbers. He said that the committee never presented any guidelines for the plan. The plan also included cutting circulation from 6,000 to 5,000. Committee member Christian Minich proposed an ad-hoc committee during a finance committee meeting March 3 with the purpose of letting experts determine whether The Penn’s business model was satisfactory or not. Minich was asked by Finance Committee member David Piper what the purpose of an ad-hoc committee would be. “When discussing the budget of The Penn, the finance committee came up against a lot of issues of
‘this isn’t our job,’” Minich responded. “It’s not our job to talk about a lot of these long-standing concerns we have because the Finance Committee is about approving budgets.” Piper inquired as to what restructuring needed to be done to The Penn. “What is [there] to restructure?” Piper said. Minich deferred to Bivens. The committee looked to make The Penn more “fiscally viable,” Bivens said, but that wasn’t necessarily the job of the committee. “I think the intent of the ad-hoc committee and somewhat the collective intent of the finance committee was it was not only a financial risk to the Co-op, but it’s also the structure of The Penn that needs to be re-evaluated,” committee member Andrew Longacre said. When asked what he meant by restructuring, Longacre said that the physical readership was down. He did not present any exact figures. He did point out, however, that he counted how many issues of The Penn were left in one residence hall on March 3. The issues he counted were from March 1. Longacre said that he feels the newspaper is something that can be produced solely online. He was then asked what the readership of The Penn had to do with finance committee. “That’s the whole reason the adhoc committee was formed,” Longacre said. “To make sure it’s produced in a way that it will not run into debt. It will be produced in a way that it will be viable to The Penn and the Co-op as a whole.” Bivens said that those concerns are important, but the main concern of the finance committee is to make sure that The Penn is not going to lose money next year. Committee Chair MarkStaczkiewicz posed the question of how it mattered to the committee whether The Penn was moved online. He was not given answer. Staczkiewicz asked Lawley if he had any confidence that The Penn would be able to operate next year. “If we are successful in selling ads and using those points that I gave, I believe we would be successful,” Lawley said. “I’m concerned that what you said about not having readership or not being valued by students is no way that an ad-hoc committee being able to restructure the finances,” Staczkiewicz said. “The ad-hoc committee would not be restructuring the finances, the finance committee would be dealing with finances,” Bivens said. “The adhoc committee would be dealing with the format of the paper.” “That doesn’t seem like our job at all,” Staczkiewicz said.
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Research Appreciation Week to showcase student work By scott frechione Staff Writer S.K.Frechione@iup.edu
Research Appreciation Week will take place from April 4-8 to celebrate the work of IUP faculty, graduate, and undergraduate work as students compete for scholarships and faculty for federal funding. The events, according to the IUP website, will include informal sessions for research, faculty and staff poster presentations, and recognition of outstanding achievements in research. Events will take place in numerous places across campus. Hilliary Creely, assistant dean for research at IUP said undergraduates interested in attending grad school one day could greatly benefit from performing research duties over the summer. “It is excellent preparation for grad school,” Creely said. “I would tell undergrads to ask your advisor or favorite professor about research opportunities”. Both the graduate undergraduate forums are open to the public as students present their original research,
scholarly activities, research posters, and original works of art. The inaugural Graduate Scholars Forum, sponsored by School of Graduate Studies will take place April 6 from 9 a.m. until noon at Sutton Hall. Five graduate students will be in participation. The Undergraduate Scholars Forum, in its sixth year, will take place Tuesday April 5 at the HUB from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and at Sprowls Hall from 4:30 to 6. More than 150 undergrads from a variety of majors are expected to participate. The event is sponsored by the School of Graduate Studies and the Office of the President. Further information on these events as well as other events happening during Research Appreciation Week can be found on the IUP website under the Research Appreciation Week section. This week of events happens every year during the spring semester. “I would recommend undergrads interested in grad school check out what other students have done [research wise] in case they wanted to participate next year,” said Creely.
Peer Mentor program to hold open house By john boddington Staff Writer J.M.Boddington@iup.edu
Students interested in becoming peer mentors are invited to attend the program’s open house Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. “There is no formal program,” said executive director of the Center for Student Success Rich DiStanislao. “We have invited academic department chairs, academic administrators, and some student development folks to see how they can learn more about the Peer Mentor program and make use of this resource in their retention planning for next year.” DiStanislao had the idea for the event, and is the one who designs
foundation for the Peer Mentor program. “The Peer Mentor program has been successful in working with first year undergraduate students, many of the university retention planners are still not aware that we have such a program,” DiStanislao said. The fall 2010 semester marked the beginnging of the Peer Mentor program. Everyone involved hopes to gain some notice from the rest of the campus community by holding this free event. “There is a lot of opportunity for new students to gain practical knowledge to be successful as a student through their guidance and assistance of great [upper-classmen] peers,” DiStanislao said.
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...shall make no law abridging the freedom of... By Megan guza Managing Editor M.S.Guza@iup.edu
The First Amendment to the United States Constitution guarantees a free press – a sentiment extended to student newspapers. There is a movement to deny The Penn the funding that allows us to exercise this right. As referenced in the article on page six, The Penn’s budget has been denied due to not meeting certain criteria or providing a detailed business plan. This is not the case. On Feb. 21, a member of the finance committee approached Joe Lawley, director of The Penn, wishing to discuss the newspaper’s budget. The Penn had previously been denied funding, and an appeal was in process. Vaughn Johnson, editor in chief of The Penn, was also present at this meeting. The member of the finance committee was asked what the main reasons were that the newspaper was denied funding. The member listed
the following reasons: •The quality of The Penn is poor •The types of stories covered are poor •The lack of student-written stories •The student-written stories are poor •There are copy editing mistakes •The number of student-written stories has been cut The committee member went on the say that many of the reasons The Penn has not fared well with the Finance Committee would be nonissues if the paper were to take care of the “editorial concerns” that members of the committee shared. Worth nothing are the following points: •In the Sept. 20, 2010 issue of The Penn, it was incorrectly stated that an off-campus housing fair was sponsored by the Office of Housing and Resident Life, when it was really a product of the Student Government Association. This was (quite harshly and unprofessionally) pointed out to the editors, and a correction was run. •A column ran in the opinion section Oct. 1, 2010. The column called
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SGA “dysfunctional” and raised other concerns regarding the association. •Several members of the SGA also sit on the Finance Committee. •Subsequently, The Penn was denied funding by the Finance Committee. This, folks, is unconstitutional. In the 1969 Supreme Court Case Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District, the court ruled that student expression cannot be censored unless it 1) Would result in a material and substantial disruption of normal school activities, or 2) invades the rights of others. Denying The Penn funding because we’ve upset you and you don’t like our content? That qualifies as censorship. In addition to the aforementioned court case, Bazaar v. Fortune established the fact that school officials cannot “censor or confiscate a publication, withdraw or reduce its funding, withhold student activities fees, prohibit lawful advertising, fire an editor or adviser, ‘stack’ a student media board, discipline staff members or take any other action that is motivated by an attempt to control, manipulate or punish past
or future content.” In addition, “student government officials are subject to the same First Amendment restraints as school administrators. For example, they cannot punish a paper’s staff or advisor or withdraw a publication’s funds for content-based reasons.” There. Glad we’ve got that taken care of. Going back to the meeting of Johnson, Lawley and the Finance Committee member, it was also mentioned that there would be a meeting that night to “discuss The Penn’s budget.” Further elaboration showed that this was not an official meeting of the Finance Committee – it was that of the SGA. The SGA and the Finance Committee are two separate entities. What business does the SGA, who has no hand The Penn’s budget, have discussing this matter? This begs the question of whether the SGA is punishing the newspaper via denial of funding by the Finance Committee. We ask these questions not only on behalf of The Penn, but on behalf of all of the student organizations that are funded by the Co-op. If all it takes to get denied funding is angering the SGA, thenwho could be next? Hypothetically, if an SGA member is offended by Sue Johanson coming to talk about sex, then will The Entertainment Network be attacked due to the fact that the Co-op-funded organization co-sponsored the event? As stated in the aforementioned page-six article, The Penn was told to come up with a “business plan” in which it would be laid out how it
intends to come out financially in the black next year. Despite a plan being drawn up and submitted, these are the “criteria” that were not met, and led to the denial of funding. Thus, a committee is to be formed to act as a liaison between The Penn and the Finance Committee, assumedly in order for the Finance Committee to be able to better understand the inner-workings of The Penn. Concern was voiced by a member of the Finance Committee, saying that The Penn should not be micromanaged. Don’t worry, was the reply. No such thing would happen. Is that not exactly what this committee would be doing? Members of the Finance Committee have openly voiced their disdain for the newspaper and its content. This ad-hoc committee would be the perfect avenue for them the swoop in and attempt to restructure. David Bivens, SGA president and Finance Committee member, expressed his dislike for The Penn at an SGA meeting Monday, March 21, according to the online publication The Hawkeye. Bivens, the publication said, was questioned as to why The Penn was denied funding (again, The Penn’s budget’s relevance to the SGA is…?). His response was quoted as follows: “‘They failed to meet certain criteria, and The Penn sucks,’ said Bivens. ‘And that’s on the record.’” But no, the denial of funding by the Finance Committee – on which certain members of the SGA sit – is not personal at all. Not at all.
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So how ‘bout that democratic process? By Emily Mross Copy Editor E.L.Mross@iup.edu
Pending the approval and adoption, the SGA minutes from March 21 at the next SGA meeting, they were unavailable to The Penn at the time of this writing. From Section 7.01 of the Student Government Association bylaws: “The SGA President, SGA VicePresident, members of the Student Co-op Board of Directors, and thirtysix (36) SGA Senators shall be elected in a university wide election each Spring semester.” And from Section 4.08 of the SGA constitution: “The President’s, Vice-President’s, Rules Committee Chairperson’s, Secretary’s, and Treasurer’s terms shall be for one year beginning at the end of the last meeting of the prior SGA at which they were elected.” However, it seems that if current sentiments prevail, SGA President David Bivens and SGA Vice-President Andrew Longacre would forego reelection procedures and extend the length of their terms of office by a six-month period. While actions have not yet been taken to formally adopt this motion, a preliminary vote was held. During this vote, the motion to allow the term extension was affirmed. The passing of such an amendment would effectively prevent
interested parties from running against the incumbent president and vice-president for the upcoming school year during SGA elections, which, according to SGA bylaws, must open on the first Wednesday of April. All other officers are to be elected on this day, even if the president and vice-president are not. It must be noted that candidacy declarations were due, according to SGA bylaws, by Feb. 1 – and there were possible opposing candidates. Petitions for these candidates were due yesterday, and it is as yet unknown if the possible candidates submitted the required amount of signatures. It stands that, in theory, Bivens and Longacre could run for reelection to their present offices, so long as they met the qualifications. The qualifications for the office of President and Vice-President do not prohibit current officers from running for another term, barring certain activities, which, according to the SGA constitution, include “internships, student teaching, and graduation.” Permitting a term extension could create a problem for Presidential and Vice-Presidential candidates when the actual election occurs. Will these new officers only be permitted to hold office for six months, or will the SGA ammend both its constitution and bylaws to change the term of office from the school year to the calendar year?
If the outcome is the former, is it fair to limit these new officers, who may be ineligible to run for office in the following year, to a shorter term than has been afforded previous administrations? According to The HawkEye, the IUP journalism news blog, Bivens said this extension is needed for improved administration transitions. If this is the case, would it not mean that elections must be held far prior to the end of this six-month term extension? Because if the new President and Vice-President are not named until the last few weeks of next semester, will that transition be any different from or an improvement on an administration change that takes place over the course of April and May? Section 10.02 of the SGA bylaws has provisions for “transitional training.” If this period of training for new officers was sufficient in the past, what extenuating circumstances prevent it from being enough for this administration? These questions need to be answered. Solid guidelines for the transition need to be presented, and legitimate reasoning for extending the term of office needs to be verified. If they are not, those who are supposed to be elected democratically and democratically serve as the voice of the students are only circumventing the democratic process and cheating their constituents, the students, out of a fair election.
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published from any one person, organization or about a particular issue. The Penn reserves the right to edit or reject any letters submitted. Submitted materials become the property of The Penn and cannot be returned. Deadlines for letters are Sunday and Wednesday at noon for publication in the next issue. Letters can be sent or personally delivered to: Editor in Chief, HUB Room 235 319 Pratt Drive, Indiana, Pa. 15701 Or e-mailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org Letters not meeting the above requirements will not be published.
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Annual Jazz Festival highlights famous soloist By imani dillard Senior Staff Writer I.J.Dillard@iup.edu
Jazz music has always found a way to influence others with its enticing sounds and words. Since 2000, IUP has made it an effort to introduce the sounds of jazz to campus. The Department of Music will present the eleventh annual IUP Jazz Festival 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Fisher Auditorium. According to IUPâ€™s website, the IUP Jazz Ensemble and IUP Jazz Band will perform, as will special guest Marvin Stamm, known for his trumpet playing and his working with famous musicians, such as Bill Evans, Quincy Jones and more, according to MarvinStamm.com In collaboration with the opening performance, a free concert will also be presented 2 p.m. Sunday in Fisher
Auditorium. It will feature the Indiana Junior High School Jazz Band and the IUP Wind Ensemble, along with guest performances by Marvin Stamm and Kevin Eisensmith. According to IUPâ€™s website, Kevin Einsensmith is the Professor of Trumpet and has published articles in such magazines as The Sinfonian, the Instrumentalist, the International Trumpet Guild Journal and the Bluegrass Music News. Tickets for the concert are available at the HUB box office and will also be sold at the door an hour prior to the start of the event. Tickets are $9 for regular admission, $8 for senior citizens and $6 for students and children. For more information about the festival contact the Lively Arts, located in the Performing Arts Center in Fisher Auditorium or by phone at 724-357-2547.
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Courtesy of OnStageAtIUP.com â€œSpring Awakening,â€? a Broadway play inspired by Frank Wedekindâ€™s 19th-century play, will perform April 27 at 8 p.m. in Fisher Auditorium.
â€˜Spring Awakeningâ€™ welcomes warmer season with Broadway By kiersen hoffacker Contributing Writer K.A.Hoffacker@iup.edu
With the feeling of newness in the air, you might want to take the opportunity to purchase your tickets for â€œSpring Awakening.â€? The Broadway musical â€œSpring Awakening,â€? presented by OnStage, will be performed at IUP 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 27 in Fisher Auditorium. Tickets go on sale today at the HUB ticket office. Tickets may be
purchased in person, by phone, or online at www.iuptickets.com. The winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical, â€œSpring Awakeningâ€? takes audience members on a familiar rollercoaster ride of transitioning from adolescence to adulthood that they will never forget. The show is based off of a controversial play written by Frank Wedekind in the late 1800s. It is about a group of late nineteenth century German students on a mission of self-discovery encountering
many awkward and intense situations along the way. According to cast member Mark Poppleton, who plays the roles of the adult men in the production, a major point of the musical is to create communication between kids and adults on the issue of sexuality. The show is uplifting and entertaining with incredible music. â€œItâ€™s like a rock concert with a story,â€? Poppleton said. â€œCome out and see the show,â€? Poppleton said. â€œEveryone can relate to at least one part of the story about growing up.â€?
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â€˜Into the Streetsâ€™ provides community service options for students By abbey zelko Contributing Writer A.M.Zelko@iup.edu
The IUP Office of Service Learning and IUPâ€™s Americorps representative will host â€œInto the Streets,â€? an opportunity to provide service to non-profit organizations in the Indiana community April 9. â€œThis is a one day event to get IUP students out into the community and help agencies complete projects such as painting, cleaning, yard work etc.,â€? Vanessa Gregorakis, IUP Americorp Representative, said. â€œIndiana community agencies provide us with projects that they would like completed at their agency, and we send IUP students out to
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A mandatory meeting for all individuals, organizations and groups that are participating will be 5 p.m. April 6, in the Monongahela Room in the HUB. A mandatory meeting for all agency representatives will follow at 5:30 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Office of Service Learning, Center for Civic Engagement and Student Leadership, Downtown Indiana, Indiana County Commissioners and Romeoâ€™s. According to Gregorakis, the event has been a success in the past. In the fall 2010 semester alone, more than 200 students participated. â€œIUP students continue to make a lasting influential impact on the Indiana County Community through this event,â€? Gregorakis said.
Pepsi develops plant-based bottle, encouraging â€˜going greenâ€™ By SANDY BAUERS The Philadelphia Inquirer MCT
Plastic bottles. Theyâ€™re everywhere. Theyâ€™re clogging storm drains, floating in our waterways and way too often being sent to landfills instead of recycling bins. As such, theyâ€™ve become one of the latest eco-culprits. The industry has responded by coming up with better bottles. For instance, theyâ€™ve made the bottles lighter, using less material. Earlier this month, PepsiCo unveiled its latest, a bottle that is â€œplant-basedâ€? and still recyclable. The raw materials for this new bot-
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Hawks lose second match of spring season the win in dramatic fashion, 8-6. “I thought we put our best effort in and competed,” Eaton said of the doubles loss. “It helps us feel really The IUP women’s tennis team suf- positive about the matches that are fered its second loss of the spring sea- ahead.” son Saturday to Concordia Despite the loss, IUP at the Ebensburg Tennis head coach Larry Peterson Center. was able to come away with The Clippers are the top a positive attitude. team in the East region this “This is a match that year and were coming off we’re using as preparatheir first loss of the season, tion for more meaningful issued by the PSAC tennis matches ahead of us like powerhouse Cal U Vulcans. conference rivalries and The 7-2 loss snaps IUP’s other matches inside the Mahto five-game win streak and region,” Peterson said. puts it at 10-3 overall this season. “There’s no substitution for pressure; Recording the only wins for the there’s no way to simulated it in pracCrimson Hawks were freshmen tice. Ranvita Mahto and Tabtip “The only way to get betLouhabanjong. ter at handling pressure is Mahto was the first to to deal with it. A match like prevail, doing so at No. 4 this is where they’re under singles over Concordia’s constant pressure and Maria Ortiz, 6-3, 6-3. that’s going to help them Louhabanjong, last get better.” week’s PSAC West Player of Peterson’s spirit wasn’t the Week, came away with the only one to remain high a third-set tiebreaker vicafter the loss. tory over the Clippers’ Yuliya Louhabanjong “We’re still positive,” Plevako, 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (7-5). said Eaton. “We’ve come Plevako ranks sixth in the East away with really good matches under region in singles. our belt and we don’t give up. We’re Both Ortiz and Plevako were unde- still competitive with these sorts of feated in singles this season prior to teams and they’re very good. We’re Concordia’s 8-1 loss to Cal really happy to have taken on Friday. away something like this.” IUP’s Katie Eaton fell IUP’s match against short to Concordia’s Ola West Liberty, rescheduled Roberts, who ranks third in for last Friday, was postthe East, 4-6, 6-1. poned again and will be But the real battle played at later date to be occurred at No. 1 doubles as determined. IUP’s team of Louhabanjong/ The Crimson Hawks Eaton were matched up return to action Wednesday Eaton against Concordia’s Roberts/ in Erie against PSAC West Juliana Frey, the top doubles foe Mercyhurst. tandem in the East region and No. 9 “We’re just hoping to continin the nation. ue with that level of confidence,” The Crimson Hawks duo fell to 4-1 said Peterson. “If we can approach early on but scratched back to being Mercyhurst with the same approach one point shy of forcing a tiebreaker. that we had for Concordia, I think However, Roberts/Frey served through we’re going to have opportunities to a double break point and pulled out succeed.”
By Mike Wilson Staff Writer M.J.Wilson3@iup.edu
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Gannon steals two victories from IUP of the season. Cooke finished with three strikeouts to end the game. The second game of the first douThe IUP baseball team dropped ble header was closer than what IUP both games against Gannon Sunday was hoping it would be, as it rallied in after winning two games against the sixth inning to pick up two runs to win, 3-2. them Saturday. IUP again got off to an early start IUP won the first game 6-2 after a with a run in the first inning, quick start, a good finish but Gannon bounced back and great pitching. with two runs in the fifth Aaron Lupia hit a twoinning to take the lead 2-1. run RBI in the first inning With the bases loaded, to push IUP to an early Dylan Songer was walked, 2-0 start. which brought in Sirolli for Gannon tied it up the tying run. in the third inning after Mike Lupia picked up an Evan Baglieri scored the unearned run after scoring first run after following Cooke on a passed ball. an error. Tim Lipp Gannon was unable to find hit an RBI double for the tying any runs in the seventh and run. Frank Sirolli hit a home run in the dropped two straight to IUP. The third inning to split the tie. IUP went two wins put IUP at 12-12 on the on to pick up three more runs in the season. Cooke picked up his second win of fifth inning. Where the Hawks had success at the season giving up zero runs off of the plate, the real story was IUP three hits after pitching the remainpitchers Greg Stewart and Stephen ing 2 and 2/3 innings. In the first game of the second Cooke. Stewart gave up two runs off of double header, IUP scored two runs in four hits and struck out 11 batters the first inning but gave up four runs in six innings during his third win to Gannon in the first two innings.
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IUP never recovered and lost, 5-2. Mitch Perez lost his second game after giving up four runs and three hits in two innings. Ben Weimer finished the game for IUP and gave up one run in four innings. IUP lost the second game of the second double header of the weekend 7-6, after going up 5-2. Vern Powell picked up an RBI single in the first to get IUP on the board. Two more runners came in off of Aaron Lupia’s RBI double. Songer finished the inning with an RBI single. Gannon had other plans, and picked up two runs in the first and second inning. The game was tied in the seventh inning where Michael Brosius pinch ran for Jordan Bergado. Terry Carson hit an RBI single to bring Brosius in for the winning run. Cooke picked up his third loss of the season after coming into the game in the fourth inning. When the game was tied, he gave up the winning run. The losses moved IUP (12-14, 4-4) back to third place behind Lock Haven (13-8, 4-2) in the PSAC West. IUP will hit the road and play Bloomsburg at 1 p.m. April 1.
IUP track athletes finish first in six events Liebold, the NCAA Atlantic Region a time of 54.11, finishing first bu Indoor Field Athlete of the Year, just missing qualifying for the NCAA placed first in the long jump with provisional by just .21 tenths of a a recorded jump of 17 feet, seven second. inches. The men’s 4x100 team IUP was back in action Placing second of Hopeton Bailey, Elijah over the weekend at behind Liebold Williams, Anthony Flowers Wheeling Jesuit, which was fellow IUP and Alex Patterson took hosted the Bill Van Horne athlete Laurie first place with a time Invitational. Ajavon, who 43.01 seconds. With yet another recorded a jump Other notable perforstrong showing for both of 17 feet, one mances from the weekend the men’s and women’s and one-fourth include Chelsea O’Hanlon teams, the track and field inches. placing fourth in the high team walked away with Bauer Long Along with jump with a mark of 5 feet, six titles. Liebold and Ajavon plac- 1 inch as well as Krista Matsko placAlong with two relay titles won this weekend, notables Brianna ing one-two respectively, Brooke ing second in the 400 meter hurdles Liebold, Brooke McDaniel, Jared Long McDaniel took home first place in with a time of 1:05.95. On the men’s side, Brandon Ford and Lauren Bauer finished first in the women’s 400 meter dash with a time of 57.71 seconds. placed second in the triple jump with individual events. McDaniel was also a part of the a mark of 44 feet, 11 and one-half 4x100 meter relay team that included inches, and Victor Costello placed Liebold, Ajavon and Laurie Niencamp, third in the 1,500 meters with a time taking first place in 49.30 seconds. of 4:05.94. Lauren Bauer flew around the The Crimson Hawks Track and track, crossing the line first in the Field team will be in action again 3,000 meters with a time of 10:48.40. April 9 at the University of Maryland Jared Long beat the rest of the field Invitational. April 17, IUP will host the in the 400 meter hurdles, recording Ed Fry Invitational.
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By Chris Dufresne Los Angeles Times MCT
Connecticut and Butler booked passage Saturday to the Final Four in Houston, with VCU (shockingly, over Kansas) and Kentucky (not as shockingly, over North Carolina) filling the final two slots Sunday. The names are Jamie Skeen, Joey Rodriguez, Bradford Burgess, Ed Nixon and Brandon Rozzell. They are coached by Shaka Smart, who graduated magna cum laude from Kenyon College, although none of the smart money this year was on him. Knocking Kansas out Sunday proved the Rams can head butt: Borrowing a line from the movie “Major League,” Smart said, “There’s only one thing left to do, win the whole . . . thing.” One national semifinal will pit Connecticut, the ninth-place team out of the Big East, against Kentucky, which needed a last-second shot in the opening round just to escape Princeton. Kentucky is making its first Final Four appearance since 1998. “We got Kentucky back,” forward Josh Harrellson said after Sunday’s East Regional victory over North Carolina. “And a lot of people doubted us this year. . . . A lot of people didn’t think we could be the team we are.” Connecticut missed last year’s NCAA tournament, and until about three weeks ago, it appeared Belmont was more of a threat to reach the Final Four. The coaching matchup box alone, Jim Calhoun vs. John Calipari, is layered with wins, nuance, NCAA inquiry and the kind of frost that could threaten a citrus crop. Butler vs. VCU is just, well, absurd. A No. 8 vs. a No. 11, with the winner playing for the national title? Butler had its “Hoosiers” ride last year when the Bulldogs made a historic run to the title game in their own city, Indianapolis. Losing storybook hero Gordon Hayward to the NBA was supposed to make Butler recede into the Hinkle Fieldhouse woodwork. VCU was a 350-to-1 shot to win the NCAA title when the tournament started. That made them nags, not Rams. VCU had to argue its way into the 68-team field, defeat USC in a preliminary game, and now hopes to become the first team to win seven games en route to an NCAA title. This is the Frozen (stare) Four. Connecticut needed five straight Big East tournament wins just to boost its seeding to a No. 3, while Kentucky (obviously) deserved better than its No. 4. This marks the first time since seeding began in 1979 that no No. 1 or No. 2 made the Final Four.
Becca Harmon IUP men’s lacrosse lost to SRU 9-8 and defeated UPJ 10-8 on Saturday.
Kim Moon MCT VCU defeated the University of Kansas, 71-61.
The averaging seeding, 6.5, is also an all-time low. Sports Illustrated’s preseason top five: Duke, Michigan State, Kansas State, Villanova and Pittsburgh. ESPN had 14 of its basketball junkies handicap the field. Twelve of the 14 failed to pick any of the schools that ended up in the Final Four. Dick Vitale, who anointed Ohio State, Louisville, Duke and Pittsburgh, went “oh-for-O’baby!” Two experts, Jay Bilas and Jay Williams, got one team right: Connecticut. The “expert” from the Los Angeles Times (me) had two teams still standing Saturday night - North Carolina and Kansas - before morning (and those teams) broke on Sunday. Never has a regular season been more irrelevant in forecasting success in the tournament. We invested five months of sweat and television toil and it came down to two wild whirlwind weekends that rendered the Bluegrass Boys, a breakeven Big East team, an at-large from the Colonial Athletic Assn. and the Horizon League tournament champion. VCU is only the third No. 11 to make the Final Four, joining Louisiana State in 1986 and George Mason in 2006. VCU, which just rock-shocked Kansas, lost to Georgia State on Jan. 3 by 10. And you thought Butler had a miracle run last year as a No. 5? Connecticut dropped four of its last five Big East games before embarking on a nine-game, 19-day rampage. Calhoun couldn’t resist poking fun
at CBS/TBS “round mound” analyst Charles Barkley, who has been critical of the Big East. “I’ve heard people call us the ‘Big Least,’” Calhoun said. “The large gentleman that called us that. The ninthplace team in the Big Least is now in the Final Four.” Kentucky’s win against Princeton came on star Brandon Knight’s only basket of the game. Butler appeared hopelessly lost when it lost to Youngstown State on Feb. 3. The Bulldogs haven’t lost since. Matt Howard and Shelvin Mack, two heavyweight holdovers from last season, have carried their team to Houston. Butler, though, might not have survived its NCAA opener against Old Dominion if not for Howard’s putback game-winner at the buzzer. It was Howard again to the rescue in that craziest-ever ending against Pittsburgh. Butler then muscled out a win over Wisconsin and outlasted Florida in overtime. “We kind of stayed together, stayed the course, figured it out, and just played resiliently and played,” Stevens explained Saturday after claiming the Southeast Regional. “The fun part of a coach at this time of the year is you know all that went into it. . . . You know what it was like after we got beat by Youngstown State and nobody on our bus really ducked their head or shied away from what appeared at the time to be tough sledding.” It’s not a sled anymore, Brad. It’s a bandwagon.
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Opening day set for April 1 By Rustin Dodd McClatchy Newspapers MCT
FIVE story lines to watch this season: 1. Pendulum swings in AL East After missing the playoffs last season, the Boston Red Sox laid the groundwork for another World Series run with a prolific offseason. The Red Sox signed the best position player available in Tampa Bay’s Carl Crawford, traded for an MVP candidate in San Diego first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, and waited for second baseman Dustin Pedroia and first baseman Kevin Youkilis to recover after injuries derailed their 2010 campaigns. Meanwhile, the New York Yankees lost out in the Cliff Lee sweepstakes and will have to hope that their aging lineup of All-Stars will make up for a patchwork starting rotation that currently consists of left-hander CC Sabathia and right-handers Phil Hughes, A.J. Burnett, Ivan Nova and Freddy Garcia. And, of course, the Tampa Bay Rays are still hanging around after losing Crawford, first baseman Carlos Pena and almost their entire bullpen. Tampa Bay signed outfielders Johnny Damon, 37, and Manny Ramirez, 38, on the cheap, and manager Joe Maddon reportedly responded by encouraging his new players to let their hair flow. Too bad it may take more than that to compete with the free-spending Red Sox and Yankees.
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MCT Roy Halladay went 21-10 and had a 2.44 ERA during the 2010 season.
2. Meet the new skippers Twelve managers will begin their first full season with their respective teams this week and the ripples of the managerial sea change will be felt around the game. Legends retired. Retreads were hired. And new blood was pumped into both leagues. Fredi Gonzalez replaced Atlanta’s timeless Bobby Cox, and Don Mattingly stepped in for Joe Torre in the Dodgers’ clubhouse. Former Indians manager Eric Wedge returned to guide the Mariners; Terry Collins is back in the dugout with the Mets; former Rockies manager Clint Hurdle will attempt to work miracles in Pittsburgh; and veteran skipper Buck Showalter has brought his no-nonsense style to Baltimore. And the list keeps going. Kirk Gibson is now in charge in Arizona; Mike Quade will lead the Cubs; Edwin Rodriguez moves forward with a young Marlins team; Ron Roenicke will endure pressure in Milwaukee; and former Red Sox pitching coach John Farrell jumps to division-rival Toronto. 3. Dawn of a new era? The evidence was glaring and quantifiable. In 2010, major-league hitters had their worst collective performance in almost two decades. Teams averaged just 4.38 runs per game and the leaguewide batting average was .257, the lowest marks since 1992. There were two perfect games, one “imperfect” game, and four more no-hitters, including a playoff masterpiece by Phillies ace Roy Halladay. So where does that leave us? Will pitchers continue to have the upper hand in the post-steroid era? Will offensive numbers go lower or will hitters strike back?
4. Phillies come up aces The Philadelphia Phillies, buoyed by a rotation that included All-Star starters Roy Halladay, Cole Hamels and Roy Oswalt, came just two wins short of their third straight World Series appearance last October. So, naturally, the Phillies sneaked in at the last moment and pulled the biggest coup of the offseason, signing Cliff Lee, arguably the best left-handed pitcher in the game, to a fiveyear, $120 million deal. So, if you’re counting at home, the Phillies’ embarrassment of pitching riches now includes 13 All-Star appearances, three Cy Young awards and one World Series MVP trophy. Before you print the championship T-shirts and plan the parade on Broad Street, it’s important to note that the Phillies have been plagued by injuries this spring, and second baseman Chase Utley will start the season on the disabled list because of a bum knee. But barring injury to their stable of aces, Philadelphia will send an All-Star starter to the mound in 80 percent of its games, making the Phillies the favorite to go back to the World Series for a third time in four years. 5. Opening day comes early If you’re baffled by why the Royals, and 11 other teams, are beginning the season on a Thursday, you’re probably not alone. In an effort to avoid the World Series spilling into November, Major League Baseball pushed up opening day from its usual Monday spot. Bad news: You won’t get a full plate of baseball in one sitting six games are scheduled for Thursday, while nine openers will be played on Friday.
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