A break from the norm
Spend spring break helping others with Habitat for Humanity.

Poets & Writers Series
Poet Tracie Morris
to perform her work.
'Choreomusical Worlds'
Temple professors, alumna to present dance concert.
www.temple.edu
October 21, 2004
Vol. 35, No. 9

Announcements
Settlement Reached in Medicare Billing Audit
    Temple University Physicians has reached a settlement with the Department of Health and Human Services regarding billing errors identified during a nationwide audit program initiated in 1996 called PATH (physicians at teaching hospitals). [more]

    Third candidate for the position of Vice Provost for University Libraries and Director, Paley Library, on campus Oct. 28–29
    On Thursday, Oct. 28, and Friday, Oct. 29, we will have a campus visit for the third candidate for the position of Vice Provost for University Libraries and Director, Paley Library, William Wakeling. [more]

  Temple named fourth-most connected campus
    Temple University has earned national recognition for its ongoing dedication to providing students, faculty and staff with consistent access to state-of-the-art technology. The Princeton Review named Temple the fourth-most "connected campus" in the United States in its annual "Top 25 Most Connected Campuses" survey. [more]

    Election Day shuttle buses to be provided to Temple residence hall students
    On Election Day, Nov. 2, 2004, Temple University will provide residence hall students with shuttle buses to local polling locations from the Main and Ambler campuses. [more]


 
Forum to address voter ignorance, apathy

Making Democracy Work: A Conference on the Responsibilities of Citizenship in America


    Just in time for the election, the American studies program is sponsoring a conference on a growing crisis in our democracy: Fewer and fewer Americans understand the most urgent issues of the day or how our political system works. And fewer and fewer Americans, particularly young people, get out to the polls and vote.
    Who’s to blame? Our educational system? The media? On Saturday, Oct. 23, at the National Constitution Center, “Making Democracy Work: A Conference on the Responsibilities of Citizenship in America” will bring together a group of leading scholars, activists and students to wrestle with those questions. [
more]

(at left) Craig Eisendrath, adjunct professor in American studies and a senior fellow at the Center for International Policy in Washington, D.C., co-organized “Making Democracy Work,” a conference examining problems in the American electoral process. Chanel Dennis (near left), an undergraduate Honors student, will be participating in a panel on citizenship education.

Spotlight | Trustee Theodore Z. Davis
    Perseverantia vincit. Perseverance conquers. It’s Temple’s motto, and Trustee Theodore Z. Davis is proof that it’s true.
    As a Camden high school student in the late 1940s, Davis never thought about going to college.
[more]

Ghost hunter to haunt Ambler
    For nearly 30 years, John Zaffis has made his life’s work out of the horrifying — experiences that most people would seek to avoid. Haunted houses, ghosts, poltergeists and demon possession are his stock in trade. He has investigated thousands of nightmarish incidents throughout the world. [more]

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This Week in Temple History
October 23, 1980

    The Temple Times reported that the University was about to open its third commercial theater — Randall Theater — an intimate 90-seat facility located in the Tomlinson Theater complex. The Randall Theater opened its season on Oct. 27-30 with Hitler Without Auschwitz, a John Willett adaptation of Bertold Brecht’s Fear and Misery in the Third Reich.