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    DECEMBER 15, 2005
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R.O.C.K. in CLA

Usually, they can be found teaching students, conducting research or making sure the College of Liberal Arts runs smoothly.


But on one evening in early December, some faculty, staff members, administrators and students in CLA strapped on their Stratocasters, picked up their horns, saddled up to their drum kits, and worked out some harmonies as they rehearsed for the college's annual holiday party for faculty and staff.

Assembled by acting dean/saxophonist Phil Alperson (far right), the group presented both classic rock and jazz tunes to 100-plus attendees at the Diamond Club the next day.

Joining Alperson in rehearsing The Beatles' "Twist and Shout," with a nifty "La Bamba" intro, are (from left) acting women's studies chair Lisa Rhodes and history professor Liz Varon.

- Barbara Baals


Health System donates more than $100,000 to hurricane relief

Chip Marshall (right), chairman and CEO of Temple University Health System, presents the final check to Michael Molloy, chief development officer for the Southeastern Pennsylvania chapter of the American Red Cross.

Temple University Health System (TUHS) recently presented the American Red Cross with a check for $109,224 to help with the hurricane relief effort.

Employees, physicians and volunteers contributed $54,612.

When matched dollar-for-dollar by the Health System, the TUHS family gave $109,224.  

"People often say that big organizations lack a feeling of family and camaraderie.  

I have seen that proven wrong here many times over the years," says Joseph W. "Chip" Marshall, III, chairman and CEO of TUHS.

"It's nice to know that in times of need, the Temple family really pulls together."

According to the American Red Cross, TUHS was the largest non-profit donator to the relief effort in Southeastern Pennsylvania.

- Amanda Haines