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A Happy Return: Language Instructor Comes Back After Decade Away
August 28, 2014
Leticia "Lety" Temoltzin is currently on the Juniata campus to work as a Visiting Language Instructor and also as this year's sabbatical replacement for Spanish professors Holly Hayer and Henry Thurston-Griswold. Unlike many of Juniata's visting language experts, Lety already knows the ways of the college because she is returning to campus after 13 years away. In 2001, Juniata hired her for her first job after earning her certification as an English as a Second Language instructor. Lety reflects on her return.
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Educating Students, Faculty About Sexual Assault
August 27, 2014
Last year, the American Association of University Women (AAUW) sponsored the showing of a film called "The Line." Created by a woman who is a victim of sexual assault, the film challenges the popular notion that women need to be "perfect victims" in order for their assault to be taken seriously by others and even by themselves. Kate Brown, then president of AAUW, led the discussion about sexual assault at Juniata. She organized a committee to amend Juniata's policy and hopes to educate students and faculty through speakers and discussions.
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The Partner Degree Program at Juniata
August 13, 2014
The Partner Degree Program at Juniata offers students an opportunity to have two degrees after studying abroad for a year. Although this program benefits students in several areas, it is at the same time, a challenge.
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Lab Tab: Student Researcher Numbers Bloom in Summer
July 28, 2014
Acute observers of the Juniata College campus during the summer months have noticed there seems to be markedly more science researchers striding the halls of the von Liebig Center, BAC, and elsewhere than in years past. Biologist Vince Buonaccorsi offers some hypotheses on why more students are working in Juniata labs.
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The Evolution of Social Media
July 7, 2014
It all started with the Big Bang (as some believe). Others have a different approach. The planets were formed, the oceans and the sky were separated, and man becomes the dominant species of Earth. Then AOL Instant Messenger was created as people could log onto "chat rooms" and talk to pretty much anyone anywhere in the world. Next was Myspace where people would add others and create a "Top 5" to post their best friends in a ranked order as they wrote on each other's walls. Then the dawn of the Facebook era, followed closely by Instagram, Pinterest, Gmail, Vine, and. of course, Twitter. Now, practically everyone has a Twitter handle and/or a Facebook page and can easily talk to and converse with anyone at any hour. Juniata students walk us through their personal evolution of social media and give us an insight to where they see the social media craze evolving.
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Climate Change Debate Sparks Political Heat
July 2, 2014
This interview ran originally during the very cold winter of 2014. With torrential rains in the Midwest, hurricanes forming in the Atlantic, the issue of global warming is still in the news. Student reporter Zach Lemon talked to associate professor of geology, Matthew Powell.
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Is Conscription More Democratic than a Voluntary Military?
June 23, 2014
Conscription in the United States was abolished in 1973 following the Vietnam War. Though the Selective Service still remains in place, military service in the United States is voluntary; or is it? Emil Nagengast, professor of politics, explains the social and political repercussions of a voluntary military and advocates for a reinstatement of the draft.
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The Church in A Lurch: Reasons for the Declining Attendance Among Youth
June 16, 2014
According to the Hartford Institute on Religion Research, less than 20 percent of Americans actually attend church on a regular basis and between 4,000 and 7,000 churches are closing every year. Reverend David Witkovsky, Juniata's chaplain, provides insight into this trend away from religion based on research and his experiences at Juniata.
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Digging Out of Debt: Obama Takes on Student Loans
June 9, 2014
According to Forbes, student loan debt now accounts for $1.2 trillion of the national debt. In his second term, President Barack Obama has turned his attention to student loan reform as a way to strengthen the economy and ease the debt burden for students. To this end, he has been campaigning for this idea at colleges and universities throughout the US. James Lakso, former provost for Juniata College and professor of economics, talks about what might be in store for college students and their increasing debt.
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Blue, Gold...and Green!
June 4, 2014
Emily Harakal, a senior at Juniata and a co-president of Environmental Coalition, speaks about some of the club's activities and goals to promote a greener future for Juniata.
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