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Conference targets gerontological nurses


With the support of a $25,000 grant from the Arcadia Foundation, Albert J. Finestone (center) recently coordinated a new two-day conference, “The Geriatric Patient: Current Modalities in Gerontology Nursing,” for Licensed Practical Nurses. The conference, which awards a certificate of completion to participants who attend both days, will be held twice per year. The conference addresses various topics for LPNs who care for geriatric patients, including helping elderly patients to maintain their dignity and dealing with various psychological conditions in the elderly.

Faculty from the School of Medicine and nurses from Temple University Hospital lectured. Finestone, who is director of the Institute on Aging, associate dean emeritus of continuing medical education, and adjunct professor of medicine the School of Medicine, planned the conference with help from registered nurses Maria Toth (right) and Carol Thomas Douglass (left).

- Tyana McAllister

Portrait of the trustee as a VP


On March 14, after a meeting of the Board of Trustees, Vice President for Student Affairs Theresa A. Powell and Juanita White (second and third from left) helped unveil a portrait of Trustee and former Executive Vice President James S. White (right of portrait) in White Hall, as President David Adamany and former President Peter J. Liacouras (far left and far right, respectively) looked on.

When White retired from Temple in 1999, the “new” residence hall at 2108–50 N. Broad St. — a major construction project he had led — was renamed James S. White Hall.

The portrait now hanging there commemorates White’s service to the University as an administrator, leader and friend, as well as a support to students through the annual $1,000 James S. White Scholarship for resident assistants.

‘Madea’ coming to the Liacouras Center


Actor, writer and director Tyler Perry brings his latest stage production Madea Goes to Jail to the Liacouras Center through March 26.

Madea, played by Perry, is back, and the continuing saga of her trouble with the police finally ends in jail.

Coming off his successful movie Diary of a Mad Black Woman, Perry’s performance focuses on family and delivers an interesting twist on patience and love.

Tickets, $49–$62, are available at the Liacouras Center Box Office (cash only), online at www.liacourascenter.com and at 1-888-OWLS-TIX.


‘A Lesson Before Dying’


Temple Theaters’ Philadelphia premiere of A Lesson Before Dying, being performed in Randall Theater through March 25, features M.F.A. in acting candidate student James William Ijames as Grant Wiggins, a plantation schoolteacher.

Living in the Jim Crow South in the 1940s, Grant connects with an innocent black death row inmate to teach him to die with dignity.

Tickets, $13–$18 free for Temple students with TUid, as well as a current confirmation card w/GAF codes, are available through the Liacouras Center box office.

See the “Ongoing” listing for more information.




M.F.A. exhibitions


Work by M.F.A. candidate Kevin Curran is on display in Temple Gallery March 29 through April 1.

Each week through May 20, Temple Gallery in Old City Philadelphia and Tyler and Penrose galleries in Elkins Park will feature solo exhibitions of new work by some of the country’s brightest emerging artists. 

Exhibitions comprise painting, sculpture, glass, printmaking, metals, graphic design, fibers, photography, ceramics and more.

For gallery hours and a calendar of exhibitors, visit www.temple.edu/tyler.