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James Vavrek

James is a videographer and editor for WTIU News. James studies Psychology and Telecommunications at Indiana University and will receive his degrees in May of 2016. James likes writing and producing music, playing racquetball, and going to theaters and concerts.

Recent Posts by James Vavrek

March 10, 2017

 

An Indiana University student wears an IU Hoosiers shirt.

What Does The Word ‘Hoosier’ Mean? Indiana Researchers Find Out

Indiana residents are now federally known as Hoosiers thanks to efforts from U.S. senators Joe Donnelly and Todd Young.

March 3, 2017

 

The Lincoln Bridge (front) is a recent addition that includes a toll. The Kennedy Bridge (back) was recently renovated to include a toll.

New Ohio River Toll Changes Hoosiers’ Driving Habits

Three new bridges on the Ohio River near Louisville recently started tolling drivers, causing some Hoosiers to adjust their usual commuting routes.

January 14, 2017

 

Rusty Patched Bumblebee

Locals Hope Endangered Status Will Help Protect Bee Population

The Rusty Patched Bumblebee is native to the Midwest.

January 14, 2017

 

South Bend's downtown area is being revitalized through redevelopment.

Downtown South Bend Works Towards Significant Rebuild

The population of South Bend is increasing, partly because young professionals are moving in. The city is embracing what some are calling its renaissance.

January 10, 2017

 

The prow of the original USS Indiana battleship sits outside Memorial Stadium.

Navy Officials Visit IU Stadium To Learn About New ‘USS Indiana’

A new Virginia-Class submarine will be coined the USS Indiana, but it’s not the first vessel to be named after the Hoosier state.

December 16, 2016

 

Pre K

Officials Discuss Importance Of Pre-K At Bloomington Conference

State and local officials met at Summit Elementary in Bloomington Friday to discuss the importance of educating children before they even start school.

October 11, 2016

 

bees

Beekeeper Worries A Bee Disorder Caused Loss Of Two Hives

The orchard discovered two empty bee hives days before their sixth annual Cider Festival on Saturday.

September 30, 2016

 

 Lark Ranch in Loogootee opened an Indiana-themed corn-maze in celebration of Indiana’s bicentennial.

Lark Ranch Celebrates Bicentennial With Indiana-Themed Corn Maze

Lark Ranch in Loogootee opened an Indiana-themed corn-maze in celebration of Indiana’s bicentennial.

August 12, 2016

 

Hops grown on Mike Brooks' Nashville farm.

Farmers Pick Up The Pace On Local Hops Production

Indiana is known for its growing selection of craft beer, but growing hops locally has lagged behind.

July 3, 2016

 

A Bloomington deer spotted with a radio tracking collar.

Bloomington Residents Tackle Growing Urban Deer Population

Bloomington’s growing deer population continues to be a nuisance to many residents.

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