Thursday rundown: Pence visits Indiana, HPV most common STI, Athletic director on game day, IU to turn gases into algae

Pence visits Indiana

Vice President Mike Pence speaks at the Wylam Center of Flagship East on Sept. 22. Pence will make his second visit to Indiana this Thursday. Evan De Stefano Buy Photos

Vice President Mike Pence will attend a round table discussion on tax code overhaul Thursday in Plainfield, Indiana. He’ll be joined by the U.S. Secretary of Labor and Gov. Eric Holcomb.

President Trump visited Indianapolis in September, also to discuss taxes. In his speech, the president threated Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Indiana, with tough opposition campaigning in next year’s senate race if he didn’t support the administration's tax efforts. Read more here.

HPV most common STI

The IU Health Center is located at 10th Street and Jordan Avenue. The center offers services for medical, psychological and other concerns.  Emily Eckelbarger Buy Photos

Human papillomavirus, usually abbreviated HPV, is the most common sexually transmitted infection known to humans today. Having sexual intercourse increases the chance of more than 40 different types of HPV to infect genital areas of both men and women, regardless of age, according to Planned Parenthood’s website. 

“A lot of people are unaware that they have it," Kayla Tejada, a representative at Planned Parenthood, said. "It can go away on its own based off of how strong your immune system is." Read more here.

Athletic director on game day

IU Athletics Director Fred Glass talks from the second floor of the Excellence Academy in August. Glass has a schedule of events he follows each time IU football plays a home game at Memorial Stadium.  Josh Eastern Buy Photos

Fred Glass stays active during each IU football home game. From participating in “The Walk” to mingling among alumni, Glass barely has a chance to sit down and watch his IU football team on the field. Read more here.

IU to turn gases into algae

Flower beds decorate the border of Showalter Fountain. Stephen Glaholt, a professor and researcher in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, and Mark Menefee, assistant director for utility services at the IU Central Heating Plant, are co-leading a project to turn greenhouse gases released from the central heating plant into fertilizer using algae.  Sofia Hay Buy Photos

IU’s Central Heating Plant will begin turning greenhouse gases into algae at the end of May. The endeavor will save the University $4,000 in flowerbeds alone. Read more here.

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