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    NOVEMBER 4, 2004
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High-schoolers visit Podiatry School

Howard Hillstrom, director of the School of Podiatric Medicine’s Gait Study Center, demonstrates center equipment to students from the allied health program of Eastern Montgomery County.
The program, which serves Plymouth-Whitemarsh, Norristown and Upper Merion high school students, includes 16- to 18-year-olds who have expressed an interest and have the aptitude for a future career in health care.

For the second year in a row, students visited the School of Podiatric Medicine to get some introductory anatomical experience with assistant anatomy professor Raymond DiPrimio, as well as introductory experience into biomechanics and gait analysis with Hillstrom.
“In addition [to demonstrating gait lab equipment], I provide an overview of the different careers in health care and science in hopes of stimulating them to answer that all-important question: ‘What am I going to do when I grow up?’” Hillstrom said. (Photo by Andrea Hallowell)

Plans for Alter Hall announced

Temple Trustee Dick Fox, Fox School Dean M. Moshe Porat, Chairman and CEO of Advanta Corporation Dennis Alter, Gisela Alter and President David Adamany announced the Alters’ lead gift of $15 million toward The Fox School’s new building last week.

Construction of Alter Hall, expected to begin in early 2006, will be adjacent and connected to Speakman Hall, and will include the site where Curtis Hall currently stands.

The Alters’ gift is the largest in the history of The Fox School.






A cool thank-you

Last month, President David Adamany held an ice cream social in Sullivan Hall to thank staff members who had been closely involved in making the start of the semester a smooth and successful transition. Staff from offices and departments such as facilities, safety, housing and admissions took the opportunity to unwind and reflect on the results of their hard work — which in many cases began long before students arrived in late August.



Fox School gives leadership awards

In addition to the Musser Award, The Fox School recognizes outstanding faculty, students and friends each year with the Internal Musser Excellence in Leadership awards.
This year’s winners are (from left) Barry Braun, Goldenberg Rosenthal LLP managing partner, for alumni achievement; Paul Gaspari, U.S. Export Assistance Center international trade specialist, for student leadership; Helen Robinson, director of Undergraduate Student Services, for administrative service; Heibatollah Sami, accounting professor, for faculty service; Gary J. Blau, human resource management department chair and professor, for research; and Deanna Geddes, human resource management associate professor, for teaching. (Photo by Lisa Godfrey)

Temple hosts pharmacy society meeting

Pharmacy students from schools throughout the region joined their colleagues at Temple recently to address the profession’s visibility. The occasion was a meeting of Ro Chi, the national honor society for pharmacy students.
Full Circle Theater warmed up the crowd with an interactive performance (right). Two industry professionals, Michael Cinque, chief pharmaceutical officer of excelleRx. Inc., and Leigh Davitian, principal at a healthcare policy and advocacy law firm, addressed the students.
(Photo by Kelly & Massa Photography)

Army ROTC wins Ranger Challenge event

Dozens of ROTC cadets from Virginia, West Virginia, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and Pennsylvania colleges and universities discovered what it takes to compete in the Eastern Region ROTC 3rd Brigade’s Ranger Challenge from Oct. 15 to 17.
The annual event at Fort AP Hill, Va., pits 18 schools in a competition aimed at fostering camaraderie and testing individuals’ leadership abilities.
Ranger Challenge features the best cadets from participating schools. It covers eight events — the Army Physical Fitness Test, basic rifle marksmanship, construction and execution of a one-rope bridge, patrolling, weapons assembly, orienteering, a hand grenade assault course and a 10K road march. In addition, at the end of event, the cadets are challenged once again with a surprise event, the Commander’s Event, which Temple’s cadets won.
The focus at Ranger Challenge is less on individual achievement than it is on team success. Team scores for most events were the average of individual performances; other events were based solely on group times.
The Ranger Challenge plays an important role in furthering cadets’ development as leaders and future Army officers. (Photo courtesy SFC Thomas Wilkins)

Ellen Forman dance exhibit opens

Last week, the lobby of Paley Library became a stage for the Philadelphia Dance Heritage Symposium, where performances and an exhibit opening paid tribute to Philadelphia-based choreographer Ellen Forman, who was killed in a traffic accident in 1990. Temple’s Philadelphia Dance Collection recently acquired the archival collection of Ellen Forman and the company she founded, South Street Dance Co.
The exhibit, “Ellen Forman & South Street Dance Company,” will remain on display in Paley Library lobby through Nov. 30.
Above, Miriam Giguere, a doctoral student in dance, performs “Stabat Mater,” an excerpt from Bread Chronicles, choreographed by Ellen Forman in 1989.
Established in 2001, the Philadelphia Dance Collection functions as a collaborative initiative of the University Libraries, the Esther Boyer College of Music and Dance and the greater Philadelphia dance communities. More information about the Philadelphia Dance Collection is available at http://library.temple.edu/collections/special_collections/dance.htm.