Born in Northwest Indiana, Laura's a graduate of River Forest High School (home of the Ingots) and got her bachelor's degree from Purdue and a master's from Indiana University [we think she roots for both even when they play each other].

Her work has won several awards from the Indiana Broadcasters Association, Society of Professional Journalists/Indiana Chapter, and Network Indiana. She has also had academic papers selected for presentation at national conferences like the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication and Broadcast Education Association.

Laura watched her share of game shows growing up and one summer while in California, she's chosen to be a contestant on "Sale of the Century". Her TV favorites include The Honeymooners, Project Runway, Seinfeld, The Big Bang Theory, Doctor Who and Star Trek (TNG and the original). She also enjoys crossword puzzles and when asked what some of her favorite places to visit are she says -- office supply stores.


Partial Eclipse in the Region

Laura's Blog

Amazing photos of last night's partial eclipse as seen from the Region Sunday night.    Here's a link to the Indiana Dunes State Park Facebook page  https://www.facebook.com/#!/INDUNES . (Click Read More for the link)

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Valparaiso University says the event was an annular eclipse of the Sun, where the sun is not totally 'covered', leaving an annulus of light showing like a bright ring around the dark moon.  The shadow of the total annular eclipse moved from the coast of China, through Japan, across the North Pacific Ocean and through northern California to western Texas.  We weren't in the shadow region, so we saw a partial eclipse. 

From our location, the partial eclipse started with the Sun low in the western sky, setting as the eclipse was increasing.  VU says it was the first annular solar eclipse visible in continental United State since May 10, 1994, and the next one will not be until October 14, 2023. VU also says a total eclipse visible from the US is coming up August 21, 2017.

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