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Honors students recognized


Sophomore Lisa Gibbings shares a laugh with University Honors Director Ruth Ost at the biannual Honors Certificate Ceremony in the Diamond Club on March 1.

Gibbings is a business administration major from Bridgewater, N.J.

The certificates, awarded to nearly 100 students, designate that a student has completed the requirements of the Honors Program, which call for students to take eight Honors courses, including two sections of intellectual heritage.



Women’s basketball captures A-10

Photo by Harvey Levine

On March 7, the women's basketball team extended its 24-game winning streak with a victory over George Washington, clinching an NCAA Tournament spot. The Owls took home their third Atlantic 10 title in four years and finished the regular season ranked 15th in the nation.

Junior Candice Dupree was voted the A-10 Conference's Player of the Year, the Defensive Player of the Year and the Most Outstanding Player of the Tournament. Head coach Dawn Staley garnered her second straight Coach of the Year award and sophomore Kamesha Hairston was named the A-10's Most Improved Player.

The Owls received a No. 6 seed in the Philadelphia regional for the 2005 NCAA Tournament. The Owls will take on 11th-seeded Louisiana Tech (20-9) in the first round Sunday, March 20, at Gampel Pavilion in Storrs, Ct. This will be the teams' first meeting.

Temple will host the NCAA Tournament's Philadelphia Regional on March 27-29. All-session passes are currently on sale for $50 at the Liacouras Center Box Office.

Ambler scores a perfect 100


In its fourth straight year to win a major exhibitor award, Temple won Best of Show in the Academic Educational category at the 2005 Philadelphia Flower Show earlier this month.
The exhibit earned a perfect score of 100 from the judges. The exhibit was additionally honored with a Special Achievement Award in Horticulture from the Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania.

Temple Ambler landscape architecture and horticulture students and Landscape Arboretum of Temple University Ambler volunteers won for their detailed presentation "Progressive Women in Horticulture: A Driving Force in Philadelphia -- 1904 to 1924."

The exhibit included three fully realized "garden vignettes" -- gardens that signify the achievements of the Garden Club of Philadelphia, the Garden Club of America, the Pennsylvania School of Horticulture for Women and the Woman's National Farm and Garden Association.

The display includes a colonial revival garden, a greenhouse and a war garden (later called victory gardens) that visitors had the opportunity to walk through while learning about the historical significance behind them.

For related story:
Ambler explores women’s history with Philly Flower Show exhibit

Honored by the Harlem Globetrotters


On March 12, the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters honored Head Coach Dawn Staley and the Owls with a game ball at halftime of their game against the New York Nationals. 

Staley also received a special invitation to sit on the Globetrotters bench for the second half.