Temple ties strong at Miss America pageant
Miss Georgia Danica Tisdale, who earned a master’s degree at Temple, placed in the top 10 at the Miss America pageant Saturday. Tisdale, the first black woman to represent Georgia in the pageant, was also one of the winners in the preliminary talent competitions, singing “Please Send Me Someone to Love.” She did her undergraduate work at Spelman College in Atlanta and is currently working on her doctorate at Emory University in Atlanta.
Also representing Temple at the pageant was Miss New Jersey Erica Scanlon, who is set to begin her graduate studies at the University after graduating from West Virginia Wesleyan College. Scanlon sang “Glitter and Be Gay” from the musical “Candide” in the talent competition.
Voter registration deadline Oct. 4
Temple has sponsored a number of voter registration drives this month in anticipation of Monday, Oct. 4 — the registration deadline. Philadelphia-area residents can register with their county voter registration office, which will send back a voter identification card. (If you don’t receive your card within 14 days of the date you submitted the application, contact your county registration office.)
People from outside the Philadelphia area can travel home to vote or can register to vote here in the Philadelphia area, using their college residence as their address. (Any U.S. citizen who will be 18 on Election Day and will have lived in the area for 30 days before an election may register to vote here.)
Voter registration forms are available in post offices as well as online. Information about county voter registration offices and polling places is available at www.dos.state.pa.us/voting.
White coat ceremony
Students at the School of Pharmacy donned their first white coats at a ceremony last week at the Health Sciences Center. Pharmacy schools throughout the country have instituted the White Coat Ceremony to help instill professionalism in students at the start of their pharmacy studies. The students closed with a recitation of the Pharmacist’s Oath.