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Owls kick off season Sept. 1


Temple football’s season opens at Arizona State on Thursday, Sept. 1, at 10 p.m.

The game will be broadcast on Fox Sports Net Arizona and Philadelphia’s “The Big Talker” 1210 AM WPHT.

Temple’s home opener will be Sept. 17 at 1 p.m. against Toledo at Lincoln Financial Field in South Philadelphia.

The game against the Rockets will also be the Owls’ first contest against a Mid-American Conference opponent as a MAC affiliate member.

For tickets, including Wild Cherry student passes ($50 gets students guaranteed free access to lower-level seating at all Temple home football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball games), visit the Liacouras Center box office, call 215-204-5040 or e-mail klyko@temple.edu.


Take a tour of the murals of Philadelphia

Photo by Betsy Manning

The Office of Student Activities hosts many events throughout the academic year, from educational to healthy to relaxing.

This Saturday, Sept. 3, Student Activities has organized two walking tours of the murals that beautify Philadelphia from Center City to North Philly, such as the tribute to Grover Washington Jr. at Broad and Diamond streets by Temple’s campus.



Civil engineering major receives White Scholarship


Anthony Munoz (right), a senior civil engineering major from Harrisburg, received the 2005 James S. White Scholarship, a $1,000 gift given annually to returning resident assistants, during a ceremony on Aug. 22.

Typically, the award is split between two students, but this year the scholarship committee singled out Munoz for recognition.

Established in 1999 when Temple named a residence hall in honor of former Executive Vice President James White (left), the award is given to students who mirror White’s “personal integrity, professional excellence and patient compassion.” White currently serves on Temple’s Board of Trustees.

“Receiving the scholarship meant more to me than money,” said Munoz, who boasts a 3.46 grade-point average. “It made me feel greatly appreciated and gave me even more motivation to work just as hard, if not harder, this year.”

Munoz will again serve as an RA at White Hall this year. He said he came to Temple because of its connection to Philadelphia and that his top goal is to create “a sense of one community between students and the residents of North Philadelphia.”

The first member of his family to attend college, Munoz has worked since age 14 to contribute to his family. Though he has a year of school remaining, he intends to work for Gilbane Construction Co. after graduation.

- Ted Boscia

Paulos makes Broadway debut

Photo by Stan Horwitz

Mathematics professor John Allen Paulos had his name in lights along New York’s Broadway on Aug. 7, as an ABC News marquee touted his monthly online commentary, “Who’s Counting.” 

His August column was titled “Why Medical Studies Are Often Wrong,” and the scroll across the marquee read “John Allen Paulos Explains How Bad Math Haunts Health Research.”



Undergrad research fund receives $20K gift


Antonio Giordano, director of Temple’s Sbarro Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine, presents Provost Ira Schwartz with a $20,000 gift earmarked for the University’s Undergraduate Research Incentive Fund.

The URIF, created by the Provost’s Office in January, is meant to familiarize undergraduates with research by subsidizing deserving student projects.

Giordano’s gift was awarded on behalf of the Sbarro Health Research Organization, an independent charitable organization established in 1993 by Giordano and Mario Sbarro, owner of the Sbarro’s restaurant chain.

- Ted Boscia