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    Black History Month Window Now On Display

    James Watta (MCSLE student programmer) is a passionate collector of all things that help shape the African American story, including items from records to sculptures. He has blended his personal collection with objects from the university archives to create a display to celebrate Black History Month. This year’s exhibition showcases album covers, wooden sculptures, photographs, posters, and coins. The center of the display focuses on books written by African American authors that help make up “The New York Public Library’s Books of the Century.”

    Watta has quite a bit of experience creating window displays, and this year marks his third exhibition for Black History Month. Additionally, he works alongside Leslie Coates, assistant director for Multicultural Affairs and Student Success (MASS) within MCSLE, to coordinate a wide variety of events to celebrate Black History Month at IUP. All of these events are viewable on IUP’s Diversity Calendar.

    Above all else, MCSLE encourages everyone to stop by the library to check out this year’s Black History Month Display. As an added bonus, students who take a “selfie” in front of the exhibition and post it to Twitter using #MCSLE will be entered for a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card. And, better still, the Center hopes visitors will feel inspired to read one of the books that are in the window’s display. After all, that is precisely why they were included: to inspire, educate, and provide perspective to all of us during Black History Month.
  • Thu, 12 Apr 2018 23:44:18 +0000

    How a Different Type of Company is Leading Innovation

    Assistant Editor

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  • Thu, 12 Apr 2018 23:44:19 +0000

    What Women Really Think of Their Shifting Status in Higher Education

    Regional Contributor

    It was fitting that when I started writing this article, I was reading Dorothy Sayers’ “Gaudy Night,” a mystery set in a women’s college at Oxford in the 1930s. Woven through Sayers’ intricate mystery is the theme of women in academe, their personal lives — or lack thereof — and the challenges of being a great woman in a sometimes mediocre world.

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  • Thu, 12 Apr 2018 23:44:35 +0000


    By Holly RiddleBut

    For young and ambitious females entering today’s workforce, the outlook is bright.

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  • Thu, 12 Apr 2018 23:44:35 +0000

    Constructing Success


    Ahead of the Right Here. Right Now. Thought Leadership Summit on Entrepreneurship event presented by Startup Alleghenies, Women in Business caught up with one of the featured panelists, Chelsea Mihalko Trimbath of Mihalko’s General Contracting, to learn more about her career path, industry and advice for other women.

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  • Thu, 12 Apr 2018 23:44:37 +0000

    Decoding the Gender Pay Gap and Landing a Raise


    “Women get promoted based on performance. Men get promoted based off potential,” Elizabeth Soroka states. “…you have to be willing to be your own advocate, and that’s something women haven’t been socialized to do.”

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  • Thu, 12 Apr 2018 23:44:39 +0000

    Centre County Woman Turns Her Nightmare into a Community’s Salvation

    MBA, President and Founder of the Jana Marie Foundation

    Life has a way of taking us on unexpected journeys and leading us down paths that we never imagined. At times, these experiences are joyous and remind us what a beautiful world we live in. Other times, these experiences open our eyes to the trials and hardships that exist in our world.

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  • Thu, 12 Apr 2018 23:44:41 +0000

    Female Professionals Driving Placemaking


    Female professionals are driving Placemaking, the reinvention and reinvigoration of public spaces.

    Katherine Loflin is the foremost authority of the placemaking movement. Loflin earned her PhD in social work, and went on to focus her dissertation on civic engagement and social capital, the ways in which community and economy are inter-reliant.

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  • Thu, 12 Apr 2018 23:44:43 +0000

    Sparking a Fire for Giving

    Founder, A Soldiers Hands

    Sometimes, unexpected blessings arise when you least expect it. Because of a chance meeting on a flight home on Aug. 1, 2007, thousands of folks have been helped by volunteers dedicated to serving. While sitting next to a young man, middle seat empty on an overbooked flight, I noticed his hands were a mess; sunburned on the top with massive blisters on his palms.

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  • Thu, 12 Apr 2018 23:44:44 +0000

    Women in Business: We Asked, You Answered


    Women in the workplace are breaking the mold (and the glass ceiling), but success comes with its challenges and sacrifices. We asked you what you felt were the biggest issues facing women in the workplace today, and you had a lot to say. Equal pay, disrespect from your peers, confidence issues, work-life balance, family issues – it all popped up in your responses.

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  • Thu, 12 Apr 2018 23:44:47 +0000



    . April 18 – 8:15 a.m.

    WiNGs Monthly Meeting

    Patton Township Municipal Building – State College

    Join the WiNGs Women’s Network Group for women entrepreneurs, as they discuss the topic of “Tackling the Social Media Giant.”

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  • Mon, 23 Apr 2018 18:50:27 +0000

    What will be lost with nuclear power plant closings? NEI says environmental benefits

    It comes as a new report by The Brattle Group estimates that the potential retirements of Beaver Valley in Shippingport and three other nuclear power plants will be a blow to the region's clean-energy efforts.
  • Mon, 23 Apr 2018 18:28:24 +0000

    Bidding wars for houses in Pittsburgh? Yes, and the number of bidders may be increasing

    Recent housing reports reveal a significant jump in house prices as inventory levels reach historic lows in a Pittsburgh with a reputation for affordable housing.
  • Mon, 23 Apr 2018 17:50:09 +0000

    Nine West Holdings to close eastern Pa. facility, laying off nearly 100

    The company that has Nine West, Anne Klein, and Gloria Vanderbilt brand filed for bankruptcy protection on April 6.
  • Mon, 23 Apr 2018 17:48:53 +0000

    Nine West files for bankruptcy

    The parent company behind apparel brands Nine West, Anne Klein and Gloria Vanderbilt has filed for bankruptcy protection. Nine West Holdings Inc., which announced a restructuring plan earlier this year, announced the measure as a means of facilitating an auction. "This is the right step to address our two divergent business profiles," said Nine West Chief Executive Ralph Schipani. "We will retain our strong, profitable and growing apparel, jewelry, and jeanswear businesses and continue to operate…
  • Mon, 23 Apr 2018 17:31:51 +0000

    Feds highlight growing natural gas production in Pennsylvania

    The U.S. Energy Information Administration is calling attention to Pennsylvania's natural gas production that rose 3 percent in 2017 to 15 billion cubic feet per day. That's a record for the commonwealth, which between 2012 and 2013 surpassed Louisiana and Oklahoma as the second-biggest producer of natural gas in the U.S. behind Texas. Pennsylvania's natural gas industry represented 19 percent of the nation's production in 2017, according to a news release Monday by the U.S. Energy Information Administration. As…
  • Mon, 23 Apr 2018 17:30:38 +0000

    Pittsburgh, Philly offices settle wagers as Pens advance in NHL playoffs

    Companies put pastries, beer and face-painting on the line when teams on either side of Pennsylvania squared off in opening round.
  • Mon, 23 Apr 2018 16:41:38 +0000

    Pittsburgh International passengers up almost 15 percent in March

    The Allegheny County Airport Authority reported that passenger traffic at Pittsburgh International Airport increased 14.8 percent in March. Passenger numbers have also increased 12 percent through the first quarter of 2018, according to a news release. The airport saw 824,647 travelers in March 2018, compared with 718,077 in March 2017. Holiday travelers for Easter on April 1 contributed to those figures, the release said. Year-to-date, more than 2 million passengers have come through Pittsburgh…
  • Mon, 23 Apr 2018 15:51:50 +0000

    Alcoa stocks affected by talk of Russian competitor's reprieve from sanctions

    Alcoa's stock dropped 12 percent with the announcement of an extension for a Russian competitor for penalties. The aluminum company was affected after the U.S. Treasury Department issued the reprieve for Rusal, according to CNBC. Sanctions, which would include freezing all of the company's U.S. assets, stem from its former leader Oleg Deripaska and special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. Presidential election. The delay allows Rusal to review the penalties. Aluminum…
  • Mon, 23 Apr 2018 15:38:01 +0000

    Metallurgical coal exports up double-digits in 2017

    Not every part of the coal industry is hurting. While thermal coal has seen better days, metallurgical coal — the kind used in the steel-making process — has seen a strong uptick in production and sales. The boost in metallurgical coal is due in large part to the amount of exports, which jumped 35 percent to 55.2 million short tons in 2017, according to recently released data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Where is the coal going? Canada, Japan and Ukraine were the biggest…
  • Mon, 23 Apr 2018 15:36:22 +0000

    New AHN surgical chair stresses innovation at health system

    Dr. Ngoc Thai is an 11-year veteran of AHN, a transplant surgeon who is director of the Center for Abdominal Transplantation at Allegheny General Hospital.
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