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Wachman Award winners honored


Six undergraduates were honored for their impressive academic performance and leadership in co-curricular activities at the 2005 Adeline and Marvin Wachman Awards luncheon on Oct. 5. Each year, students receive scholarships from the Wachman Fund, created by former Temple President Marvin Wachman and his wife.

Receiving the three $1,500 scholarships were the School of Communications and Theater’s Marisa Coyne (second from left), the College of Liberal Arts’ Traci Doughery (second from right) and the College of Science and Technology’s Lamar Wallace (far right).

Seth Degginger (far left), a College of Liberal Arts student, won the prize for the history major with the highest grade-point average during the previous three years to be used in their fourth year.

Gayle DaCosta (third from right), of the School of Communications and Theater, was awarded the Adeline L. Wachman Endowed Scholarship in Theater, given to a theater major pursuing the “acting emphasis.”

College of Liberal Arts student Ginger Davis (not shown) received the Marvin Wachman Endowed Research Fellowship in History, which is awarded to help support graduate students affiliated with the Center for the Study of Force and Diplomacy with expenses incurred while conducting research.

Evelyn Oates Transfer Scholars recognized

Photo by Karen Shuey

Each year, two talented transfer students from the Community College of Philadelphia receive the Evelyn Oates Transfer Scholar Award, which offers the students $1,000 per year for up to three years.

Last week, scholarship recipient Elizabeth Jean (center), an elementary education major, was honored at luncheon ceremony by members of the Oates family and Timm Rinehart (far left), vice president for enrollment management. Also attending were Valerie Friday, assistant director for admissions, and Karin West, associate director for admissions.

Evelyn Oates was the first coordinator for transfer student credit evaluation at Temple and worked in the Admissions Office for more than 30 years before dying of cancer in 2002. The other winner this year is international business major Olga Ivanova, who was unable to attend the award luncheon.

- Karen Shuey

Thrills and chills at Temple Ambler

Photo by Jim Duffy

Last year, students turned Cottage Hall on Temple’s Ambler Campus into a fearsome walking tour through the interior and exterior of the building.

On Friday and Saturday evenings, the Landscape Architecture and Horticulture Student Association will transform Cottage Hall at Temple University Ambler into a house of horrors with inventive scenes of their own design. Tickets are $7 with TUid, $8 for the general public and $6 for children under 12.

The Ambler Haunted House is one of several Halloween events this week, from a horror double feature in Annenberg Hall on Friday to a “Night of the Living Philosophers” talk presented by philosophy department faculty on Monday afternoon, Oct. 31. See the calendar for details.

Critic to speak on Philly’s comeback

Photo courtesy The Philadelphia Inquirer

They say Philadelphia is back. Is the city’s urban renaissance for real? If so, how long will it last, and what will the city look like when it’s over?

On Nov. 2, in her first public appearance at Temple, Philadelphia Inquirer architecture critic Inga Saffron will tackle these and other topics of interest to anyone who cares about Philadelphia’s built environment.

“During the half-dozen years that I’ve been writing about buildings, I’ve always tried to look at architecture and planning with a civilian’s eye,” Saffron said recently. “If an artist exhibits a bad painting in a museum, no one forces you to go see it. But when designers and developers put up a building in a prominent spot in your city, all of us have to live with it.”

Saffron is the author of the Inquirer’s “Changing Skylines” column and frequent feature stories — and now she even has her own blog, “Skyline Online,” at http://changingskyline.blogspot.com. Her presentation, “Philadelphia’s Urban Comeback,” is sponsored by Temple’s American Studies program and the Society of Fellows in the Humanities.

WHEN: Wednesday, Nov. 2, at 2:30 p.m.

WHERE: Women’s Studies Lounge, 821 Anderson Hall.

- Hillel J. Hoffmann

‘From Talent to Venture’


The Temple University Council on Entrepreneurship will host its first event, the Conference on Entrepreneurship in the Arts: “From Talent to Venture,” on Friday, Oct. 28, from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. in Tuttleman Learning Center. The goal of the conference is to inform students who want to pursue careers in the visual and performing arts that there are other options for them.

Panelists include Bill Johnson, managing director at WRTI (above, in his office at 1509 Cecil B. Moore Ave.), who is also an accomplished musician and an entrepreneur; and Fox School alumna Rebecca Davis (’04), artistic director of the Rebecca Davis Dance Company. The moderator is Tom Kaiden, COO of the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance. (For a complete list of presenters and topics, visit http://sbm.temple.edu/iei/ArtsConference.html.)

Also on Friday, TUCE will host a free conference in the Engineering and Architecture Building, “Entrepreneurial Engineers Are Not Robots.” See the calendar for details.