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STUDENTS TIED UP, ROBBED IN OFF-CAMPUS HOME INVASION Residents said the armed men targeted one of their roommates, who was hit in the back of the head with a pistol.


Drew Katz joins Board of Trustees Lewis Katz’ only son was elected in an Oct. 14 meeting.

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olice are investigating the home invasion and armed robbery of six students on the 1900 block of 18th Street that occurred on Sunday around 7:30 p.m. Philadelphia and Temple police said two men followed a 20-year-old student into his home and bound him and his roommates – four 18-year-old females, one 19-year-old female and one 19-yearold male, all Temple students – with zip ties and held them at gunpoint. The offenders, described by police as two men – one about 6 feet tall who wore a brown Bucks County Community College sweatshirt – demanded for a student to open and hand over the contents of a lock box. They then “pistolwhipped” that student in the head. That student sustained a mild head injury and was treated at Hahnemann University Hospital for minor cuts and bruises, police said. To his roommates’ knowledge, he was still infirmed as of 1:30 p.m. on Monday. Tenants of the house who were not victims of the robbery said the suspects, who were wearing bandanas and hooded sweatshirts to cover their faces, escaped with around $100 in cash and a few thousand dollars worth of personal property – mostly electronics, including laptops and two video game consoles. The suspects took wallets and cell phones from all the victims, the tenants said. A TU Alert was sent out about the

community since 1921.

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Junior film and media arts major Billy Denham sits outside his front door on the 1900 block of 18th Street. On Sunday, two armed men allegedly tied up his roommates and fled with cash and electronics. Denham said he was not home for the incident.

incident on Sunday around 9 p.m, describing the suspects and urging anyone with information to contact 911. Two of the other victims stayed elsewhere on Monday, said Billy Denham, a junior film and media arts major and resident at the robbed property who was not present during the incident. Denham said he returned from work after seeing the alert to find several po-

lice cars outside of his house. “I was relieved to see there wasn’t any blood or damage to the house, but people’s stuff was taken,” Denham said. “I feel like my house is marked,” Denham later added. “That would completely suck if they tried to rob us again.” Paul Krueger, an undeclared sophomore who lives in the house, didn’t know it was robbed until he received a text ask-

ing if he was OK. Krueger said he was in his bedroom wearing headphones while playing the online strategy game League of Legends

ROBBERY PAGE 3 ONLINE - Residents react Watch roommates of the victims talk about their reactions to the Oct. 19 invasion of their home on 18th Street at temple-news.com/multimedia.

Drew Katz refuses to turn off a football game if his team is losing badly. So when his wife wanted to turn off the TV as Temple’s loss to the University of Houston unfolded before them on Friday night, he stopped her. “We’re watching this all the way through,” he said to her. Early in the third quarter, Temple quarterback P.J. Walker fumbled the ball just inches outside of the end zone, missing a chance to tie the score. Houston scored 14 unanswered points afterward to round out a 31-10 victory at TDECU Stadium. The George Washington University and Stanford Law School graduate couldn’t take his eyes off the game. “Notwithstanding the fact that I didn’t go to Temple, I am a Temple fan,” Katz said. In an Oct. 14 general body meeting, Katz was elected to a four-year-term on the Board of


the SERVICE issue

Blocks receive touch-up

Studio brings art and community together The PaperMill offers studio spaces at reasonable prices. VICTORIA MIER The Temple News There is no heat in the old building on Ormes Street. The overcast skies and strong winds outside buffet its brick walls, looking for a weak spot to gain entrance. The former warehouse should feel more austere than it does, considering its rickety wooden stairs that protest loudly beneath each footfall, its mostly bare walls and the views from its windows encompassing the Kensington area. Yet there is powerful warmth within the current

home of The PaperMill Studio, Community for Artists. The building’s five floors are filled to the brim with every kind of art imaginable. PaperMill offers studio spaces and community for all – and at a comparatively reasonable price of around $100 per studio. “This is my baby,” Karyn Vetter, the property manager at PaperMill, said as she looked fondly around the first floor. Vetter had long been in the business of fixing up forgot 10 spaces and then renting or selling the property post-renovation. When she saw some of her tenants create studio spaces in another one of her buildings, Vetter was inspired. “We decided to do it big,


“Adopt-a-Block” lets students clean streets off campus. LIAN PARSONS The Temple News COURTESY TEMPLE ATHLETICS

Fran Dunphy speaks to a group of international students at a basketball seminar in October 2013.

Someone you ‘want to play for’ Fran Dunphy will soon participate in Coaches vs. Cancer. “It’s part of why you have your jobs,” Dunphy said. “I feel like I’m the most fortunate guy ever. Any time I can give back, I want to do it. Fran Dunphy’s roof hasn’t leaked in 15 years. I have a difficult time saying no. And when opThe coach of the men’s basketball team, who portunities present themselves I want to be in. It’s easy to do and when you see the results of people earns nearly $1 million per year coming together and making these days, once had a roof put other people feel good, it’s a over his head by a man he used pretty nice thing to do.” to mentor in a community outDunphy and the team reach organization. will take part in the Coaches Dunphy’s service to the vs. Cancer Classic this year, community started for Big an event in which the coaches Brothers Big Sisters of Ameridon suits on the sideline, but ca in the 1970s while coaching complete their outfits with Fran Dunphy / men’s basketball coach high school basketball. A cursneakers instead of dress rent member of the Board of shoes. The event is put on by a joint effort of the Trustees for the organization, Dunphy has shown National Association of Basketball Coaches and that climbing the collegiate ranks of coaching


“Any time I can give

back, I want to do it. I have a difficult time saying no.


PaperMill artists make their work available to their neighbors.

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hasn’t stopped him from giving back.

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Schools request more funding

NCOW festival held on Main Campus

Artist residency gives more than art

The University of Pittsburgh and the governing body for public universities in Pennsylvania are both requesting additional funds. PAGE 3

The university’s annual National Coming Out Week festival came to a colorful close on Oct. 17 in the Student Center atrium. PAGE 7

SPACES invited young artists to jump-start their careers and live in its studio this past summer. PAGE 9

OPINION - PAGES 4-5 Preachers vs. students

Eva Gaymon, a longstanding resident of the 1800 block of Norris Street, said her neighborhood has changed a lot over the years. She has been a resident of the neighborhood for 55 years. Her children and grandchildren were raised in the same house she has lived in all of those years. “There are no kids or [elderly] living here anymore,” Gaymon said. She said that Temple parties and other weekend activities contribute to the trash in the area, although she added “the parties don’t bother me really – I was young once too.” Adopt-a-Block is one of Temple Student Government’s service initiatives. For the program, now in its second school year, organizations are recruited to clean a designated block near Main Campus once a month. “It’s a day where Temple


Owls dropped by Houston, 31-10





Cosby, four other trustees re-elected After last week’s Board meeting, two committees grew. BOB STEWART The Temple News



Board of Trustees Secretary Michael Gebhardt sits with President Theobald before an Oct. 14 trustees meeting in Sullivan Hall.

Trustees review their agendas at last Tuesday’s meeting.


he Board of Trustees held a general body meeting on Oct. 14 in Sullivan Hall to approve the recommendations of its committees and hear reports from university administrators. One of the early orders of business was the election of a new Board member to replace the seat left vacant by Lewis Katz, who died in a May 31 plane crash in Bedford, Massachusetts. Upon the recommendation of the Trustee Affairs committee, the Board elected Drew Katz, Lewis Katz’s son, to fill his father’s seat for the next four years. Katz did not attend the meeting. Chairman Patrick O’Connor was re-elected to his position for the coming year. The Executive Committee welcomed two new members, Scott Cooper and Leon Moulder. Both trustees joined the Board within the last two years. The Athletics Committee ballooned from seven members to 13. All previous members stayed on, and joining them are Katz, Cooper, Theodore Davis, Theodore McKee of the Third Circuit of the United States Court of Appeals, James S. White, and Michael Stack, a state senator representing Northeast Philadelphia who is running for Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania with gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf. O’Connor named two new committee chairs for this aca-

demic year. Solomon C. Luo will take over Campus Life and Diversity. Anthony J. McIntyre will oversee the Student Affairs committee. As The Temple News reported last week, the College of Health Professions and Social Work will be reorganized and renamed The College of Public Health, as recommended by the Academic Affairs Committee. The move allows for a potential increase in outside funding. The College of Public Health will house the School of Social Work. Other Board members were up for reelection, including comedian Bill Cosby, who was eelected unanimously. After the election, Trustee Robert Rovner spoke about Cosby’s accomplishments. “Trustee Cosby was the Jackie Robinson of television, the first African American to be on a weekly show,” Rovner said. Cosby was not present at the meeting. Also re-elected for fouryear terms were McKee, White, Nelson Diaz of Dilworth Paxson LLP and Mitchell Morgan of Morgan Properties. Morgan and White are both the namesake of two residence halls on Main Campus. Christopher McNichol, of Citigroup Global Markets, Inc., was reappointed by Pennsylvania Speaker of the House Sam Smith earlier this month. McNichol presented the Facilities Committee report. Several buildings on different campuses needed safety and infrastructure upgrades, he said. The trustees approved a major safety upgrade for Ritter Hall valued $10.75 million. The project will install a sprinkler system and upgrade the fire alarm system. Additionally, the existing

ceiling will be replaced along with the lighting system. Fire suppression and life safety system upgrade design services were approved for Annenberg Hall and the Tomlinson Theater on Main Campus and the Medical Research Building on the Health Sciences Campus. Those were not to exceed $250,000 and $150,000, respectively. Electrical switchgear equipment at several Temple buildings no longer meets the requirements of modern technology. To address this, the Board approved design services for eventual upgrades and replacement at Kresge Hall and the Medical Research Building on the Health Sciences Campus, the School of Podiatric Medicine and Pearson, McGonigle, Wachman and Speakman halls on Main Campus. According to the proposals in the references for the Facilities agenda, the equipment was upgraded due to being obsolete, expensive to maintain or falling short of current electrical demands. Kresge Hall, originally designed for classrooms, now has a robotics lab. The design cost totals are not expected to exceed $975,000. The Board also approved a long term sublease of the East Park Canoe House, which will serve as the home of Temple’s crew and rowing teams. The renovation cost will be $5.5 million, with $2.5 million coming from the City of Philadelphia and $3 million via a donation from trustee H.F. “Gerry” Lenfest, who joined the Board in 2013. The Board is scheduled to meet again on Dec. 9. * robert.stewart@temple.edu


650 TVs purchased for patients at Temple Hospital pCare TV broadcasts medical information to Temple patients. KAYLA OATNEAL The Temple News Inpatients at Temple University Hospital now have access to educational information regarding their stay due to the hospital’s recent contract with pCare Interactive Systems to install 650 32-inch flat screen TVs. pCare TV is an interactive program, which offers a variety of viewing options for patients to choose, including informa-

tion about different aspects of their stay at the hospital. “With pCare, there’s information about what to expect from your hospitalization,” said Joan Dauhajre, senior director for Patient Experience at TUH. “There’s information about safety. There’s information about people’s care plan. It’s educational material that’s diagnostic based.” Dauhajre said informing patients about their condition and their stay was a critical part of providing hospitality. “Our main goal was to offer patients as much information as possible through their television while they were with us so that they could learn about their bill

of rights, discharge planning and care while they were in their room,” Dauhajre said. The educational component of the interactive system educates patients on their personal conditions and aspects of their care like dietary needs, how to deal with a diagnosis and how to care for themselves following a surgery. Dauhajre said nurses selected videos to help educate patients about their condition and hospital staff can review material with patients. “The more control you give people over their care, the more compliant they can be, the better they’ll be able to take care of themselves at home,” she said.

Dauhajre added that in order to ensure safety and maintain health following a patient’s stay, there are also preventive modalities which patients can access and are encouraged to utilize during their stay. This is necessary to prevent patients from requiring readmission. Patients also have access to a stress management program and relaxation channel for illness-induced stress which incorporates practices like yoga. In addition to the healthbased educational programs, inpatients have access to entertainment, including a variety of movies they can choose to watch. “Every two months, we’re

able to take 10 movies,” Dauhajre said. “What we did was we had the patients choose 10 movies they would like so that they would have participation. Patients can choose On Demand movies as well, based on regular selection.” Those lounging in the lobbies and waiting rooms also benefit from the newly installed TVs, which broadcast news and announcements of upcoming events. Although the TVs have just been implemented, there are already plans to expand the capabilities of the program. In the future, patients may have access to their electronic health records via PCare TV.

“For instance, if you get certain videos prescribed for your diagnoses in order to learn more about your care, you can also review your medical records … which is very important,” Dauhajre said. “People love the flat screens and the interactive abilities,” Dauhajre added. “They like the relaxation channel. They like the fact that there’s so much information on the TV now other than just turning on channel two, four or six. It’s become an educational tool and a way of communicating in addition to entertainment.” * kayla.oatneal@temple.edu

Last service approaches for Bright Hope’s pastor In July, Rev. Kevin Johnson announced his resignation. MARIAM DEMBELE The Temple News A chorus of “amen” echoed through half of the congregation as the guest pastor at Bright Hope Baptist Church commended the outbound Rev. Kevin R. Johnson during his sermon on Sunday, Oct. 12. The other half remained silent, eyes fixed ahead. Johnson, the fifth senior pastor at the Baptist church on Cecil B. Moore Avenue, is due to leave at the end of the month. He announced his resignation during the Sunday morning mass on July 20; he said his departure comes after the Lord telling him to move on.

“Our decision to transition is solely because we believe that God has ordered our steps,” Johnson wrote in a letter to the congregation. “As a family, this has not been an easy decision, and to be quite honest not one we looked for, but one that we truly believe God has ordained.” Throughout the letter, Johnson spoke fondly of the church and of the community which he said warmly embraced him and his family. However, articles released by the Philadelphia Daily News cited growing discontent between the congregation and Johnson as the reason for his departure. According to the Daily News, some of Johnson’s congregation has been critical of his management of church funds. Johnson allegedly refused to provide details about the church

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financials and ignored past requests for an audit. In July, the Daily News reported that Johnson agreed to an audit after deacons confronted him about ignoring their audit requests. In addition, Johnson rescinded plans to build a school and community center in the John Wanamaker Middle School property, instead choosing to work with the Bridge of Hope Development Corporation and the Goldenberg Group to build the $100 million student housing complex, The View at Montgomery. Johnson also came under fire after announcing he was running for mayor in January. Parishioners said that when he was hired he pledged he would stay away from politics. Shortly after his announcement in which he withdrew from the race, the Daily News

reported that Johnson had used connections to get his children admitted to the Penn Alexander School, a K-8 school which is outside of the school district where he and his family live. Furthermore, the Daily News reported some parishioners were angry about the unexpected resignation of the assistant pastor, Reverend George F. Taylor, who has served for 48 years, after a meeting with Johnson. Johnson and staff members did not respond to multiple requests for comment. Larry Pinder, who has attended services at Bright Hope for the past 11 years, said he he enjoys the church’s relationship with the community. “[Johnson] is a good pastor and great man, and I’m sure the next pastor will be just as great,” Pinder said.


John Lolley, a senior journalism major, said he started attending masses after moving from Chester to Philadelphia. “It is a great church with positive energy and nice people,” Lolley said. “I hope the best for the pastor after he leaves.” There will be a reception for Johnson at “The View,” a banquet venue at 800 Broad St., on Oct. 30 at 6:30 p.m. They will honor his seven years of service at the historical church. Tickets to attend the event are $40. The 103-year-old Bright Hope Baptist church has become a cornerstone for the community, and has hosted many famous guests like Martin Luther King Jr. in 1963. In addition, it has launched many community programs such as Operation Lifeline, which aids senior citizen members, and the Bright Hope Survival Program, which

addressed the needs of the poor and homeless. It also established a sister Bright Hope church in Moyamba, Sierra Leone. Under Johnson’s leadership he launched several new ministries including the The Arc of Save Haven HIV Ministry, which supports affected with HIV or AIDs, and the Business Owners Ministry, which supports the growth of spiritual and ethical business of church members. In 2007, Johnson and Bright Hope also hosted the first Democratic Presidential Forum in North Philadelphia which Hillary Clinton and other candidates attended. Details about the next pastor of the church have not yet been publicly released. * mariam.dembele@temple.edu Sonji Milburn contributed reporting.




State-relateds ask for additional funding The University of Pittsburgh has had its state funding cut in eight of the past 12 years. JOE BRANDT News Editor


Undeclared sophomore Paul Krueger stands outside his home on 18th Street. He said he was not aware of the robbery until police arrived.

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and talking to friends on Skype. He said he looked out his window and saw the emergency vehicles before a police officer entered the residence and informed him of the situation. “Everything’s a little stirred up now,” Krueger said. “It’s kind of an uneasy feeling.” Jordan Sivick, a sophomore public health major and resident of the house, said he will commute from his home outside of Philadelphia for at least the next week. He was in his hometown Sunday night and was preparing for a job interview on Monday when he received the TU Alert. “It’s very unsettling,” Sivick said. “All sense of security is gone. It’s just not pleasant.” “It was just a very stressful night,” he added. “I was very worried about the health of my housemates.” Sivick, Denham and Krueger all said they believed the hospitalized roommate was targeted. They did not reveal his full name. “It seemed like [the suspects] knew what they were coming for,” Denham said. “They knew where [his] room was.” Sivick agreed.

“It seems way too specific,” he said. “It’s like it was a planned attack.” Temple Police said it was unlikely the invasion was a random incident. The landlord for the property, Eric Greene of Newport Property Group, declined to comment specifically on whether or not the hospitalized student knew the suspects. “Some attraction was brought to this place by people in the neighborhood,” Greene said. He added that a resident “may” have let non-tenants into the house whose motives he considered questionable, but he would not confirm it. “People look around, they see stuff they want,” Greene said. “Don’t let strangers into your home. That’s how stuff like this happens.” David Feinman, a senior entrepreneurship major who lives two doors down from the property, said he would not let Monday’s incident or other crime around Main Campus change his behavior in his second year at Temple. “I try not to be afraid of it, but just know the threat’s there,” said Feinman, who lived in Morgan Hall last year. In March 2013, a similar incident took place one block south of Sunday’s

robbery. The Temple News reported that two armed men tied four female students’ wrists with duct tape and threatened them before searching their home and taking some of their property. The most recent robbery comes about a month and a half after Temple Police extended its patrol zone farther off Main Campus. The robbery occurred in the newly-covered zone. The new patrol zone is bound by 18th Street to the west, Susquehanna Avenue to the north, Ninth Street to the east and Jefferson Street to the south. Kyle McCloskey, a sophomore kinesiology major who lives next door to the robbed property, noticed the lights from the police cars shining through his window. He said he saw a student, who he believed to be injured, being helped down the stairs by emergency responders. “It’s definitely concerning,” McCloskey said. * jbrandt@temple.edu ( 215.204.7419 T @JBrandt_TU

Patricia Madej and Patrick McCarthy contributed reporting.

Road construction leads to traffic jams on Main Campus Drivers said the closure of a gate on 13th Street has caused delays. CHRISTIAN MATOZZO The Temple News With construction closing the block of 13th Street between Norris and Diamond streets, traffic has frequently bottlenecked on Main Campus. To reduce additions to the bottleneck, Temple Police has frequently been closing 13th Street off with a metal gate near Cecil B. Moore Avenue. Melissa Sartori, who commutes to Temple for her job at FOCUS, a program in the Newman Center, sat in her car Friday with her 1-year-old daughter in standstill traffic at the intersection of 13th and Norris streets. “It took me an additional 15 minutes, standing still, not moving in traffic during an afternoon commute from Port Richmond,” Sartori said. She said the delay almost doubled her commute. “What we found happens during the day [is that] cars get backed up and people get very upset because they can’t go anywhere,” said Charlie Leone, executive director of Campus Safety Services. “It becomes a real bottleneck up there, and then we have class changes and it becomes a nightmare for pedestrians crossing. So we close it so [drivers] have an option on Cecil B. Moore [Avenue] and then our students don’t have to worry about crossing through cars.” Leone said road construction would be finished soon and streets would be re-opened to traffic. Laura Trzaska, a sophomore environmental studies major, said the road closures combined with one-way streets make travelling difficult for her. “All I can really say about the 13th Street clo-

sure is that it can be really disorienting, especially at night,” Trzaska said. “It’s hard to find ways around it,” she added. Recently, the 13th Street gate has also been closed overnight to traffic, but Leone claims this was a mistake on the part of Temple Police. “That was just an oversight,” Leone said. “The captains talked to everyone. You’ve got to make sure that once the afternoon rush is over to open the gates back up. We just messed up.” Leone added that it is difficult to discern when to keep the street open and closed. “It’s hard sometimes to get it perfect,” Leone said. “It gets sporadic sometimes with lunch breaks and people walking back and forth. It can get pretty scary sometimes.” That can lead to stories like Sartori’s, when drivers are stuck in standstill traffic. “I was very disappointed and frustrated that they couldn’t direct traffic more smoothly,” Sartori said. Charlie Cappelli, a senior management and information systems major, said the closures lengthened a trip from Broad and Diamond streets to 6th and Berks streets to about 20 minutes. According to Google Maps, this trip can be made in five minutes, depending on the time of day. “It’s just a major inconvenience,” Cappelli said. Leone said past closures have even led to SEPTA re-routing its buses. While the construction on 13th Street is set to end soon, future construction will not. According to a Temple press release, Diamond Street between 13th and Broad streets have been closed to through traffic since Oct. 20, due to a sewer replacement project. * christian.matozzo@temple.edu

The University of Pittsburgh will request a 14.7 percent increase in state funding for its next operating budget, a Pitt spokesman said last week. This increase amounts to $20 million, of which $11 million would help avoid a larger tuition increase, $7 million would make up for inflation and $2 million would be spent on programs relating to economic growth, according to Pitt Chancellor Patrick Gallagher’s cover letter from the appropriations request. “The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has been a critical partner in our ability to provide Pennsylvania students with the opportunity to receive the highest quality university education,” Gallagher wrote. “One important component of that partnership has been the ability to use Commonwealth funding to offer substantial tuition discounts to Pennsylvania students.” If the appropriations request is approved by the state legislature and signed by the governor, Pitt’s state funding would jump to about $156.3 million for the Fiscal Year 2016. The governor who signs that request will be the winner of November’s upcoming gubernatorial election. Pitt is the third state-related university to ask for a funding increase for the coming fiscal year of more than 3 percent, which would account for inflation. Temple asked for a 5 percent increase in its Commonwealth appropriation to cover expenses and make up for money lost from inflation combined with three years of flat state funding. Penn State requested a 6 percent increase to cover a new “entrepreneur-in-residence” program and additional funding for the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania. A Lincoln University spokesman did not return multiple requests for comment on the school’s requested state appropriation. Pitt, like Temple, has recently received cuts in state funding. According to the university’s financial documents, it received eight reduc-







THE UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH’S REQUEST FOR ADDITIONAL STATE FUNDING tions in state funding between 2000 and 2012. In 2010, Pitt halted all salary increases for faculty and staff and canceled numerous construction projects. Temple has cut $110 million from its budget since its state funding was cut. Corbett proposed cutting Temple’s funding by more than half in 2011. If passed, it would have been the biggest cut in Commonwealth appropriations since the state-related system was created more than four decades ago. Instead, there was a 20 percent cut in funding, or roughly $32 million. The year following those cuts, Temple received a five percent rise in commonwealth appropriations. Since 2012, Temple has seen level funding at $139.9 million. After cuts in funding, Pitt, Temple and Penn State raised tuition: Temple by 3.69 percent, Penn State by 2.73 percent and Pitt by 3.3 percent overall and 3.9 percent for students attending class at the Pittsburgh campus. In addition to the state-related schools, the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, the entity which governs Pennsylvania’s 14 public universities, requested a 12 percent increase in funding on Oct. 9, according to the Pittsburgh PostGazette. The $49.9 million increase would raise PASSHE’s budget to $462.7 million. PASSHE’s budget was cut 18 percent for the 2012 fiscal year and it has not received an increase in seven years. Its state appropriation currently sits at slightly less than $413 million. * jbrandt@temple.edu ( 215.204.7419


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Trustees and appointed to the Athletics committee, which has grown to 13 members after seating seven last year. At the meeting, Joseph Marshall III, who serves on the Trustee Affairs committee, introduced a recommendation to elect Katz to a four-year term, which the trustees approved unanimously. Gov. Tom Corbett, who is responsible for appointing three of Temple’s 36 trustees, called Katz to ask him about being his new selection, the trustee said in a phone interview Saturday. Katz instead asked permission to fill the seat of his father – trustee and alumnus Lewis Katz, whose seat was left vacant after his death in May, just days after he and fellow trustee H.F. “Gerry” Lenfest won ownership of The Inquirer, Daily News and philly.com. In mid-June, Drew Katz sold his inherited shares to Lenfest, which he attributed in a statement to the “extraordinary and completely unanticipated circumstances” of his father’s death. Katz said he will spend the coming months continuing a tradition and fulfilling commitments his father made, which includes sitting on the Athletics committee. “I think my father would find no greater honor,” Katz


Drew Katz said he will honor the commitments his late father, Lewis Katz, made.

said. Katz said he will honor his father’s $25 million donation pledge to Temple’s School of Medicine, the largest in the university’s history. The elder Katz made the donation in November 2013 after receiving an award from the Fox School of Business but did not give a specific purpose for it until May, when he requested the money go to the School of Medicine. Temple responded by naming the school after Katz. Katz declined to comment on the Athletics committee’s growth in membership, but said he will “learn more about what I can do to help” at the committee’s first meeting on Dec. 8. He said he has already reached out to football coach Matt Rhule and basketball coach Fran Dunphy, and will speak to Dunphy’s class “Management, Theory & Practice:

From the Locker Room to the Board Room” this year. The new trustee serves as CEO of Interstate Outdoor Advertising, which manages advertisements for more than 1,000 billboards and other outdoor advertisements. Anthony McIntyre, a member of the Athletics committee and former Temple football player under coach Wayne Hardin, expressed excitement at Katz joining the Board. “We’re excited he wants to continue a legacy,” McIntyre said. “You know, he could get involved with a million other things, so we’re glad to have him here at Temple.” Patrick O’Connor, who chairs the Board, was also enthusiastic about Katz’ election to the Board. “I believe he will become one of the great trustees Temple has,” O’Connor said. “He shares his father’s visions, his father’s values and his love for Temple.” While Katz said he was ready to take his father’s spot on the Board, he still would rather be called “Drew” than “Mr. Katz.” “There was only one Mr. Katz, and that was my father,” he said. * jbrandt@temple.edu ( 215.204.7419 T @JBrandt_TU

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A dedication to service

For the third year in a row, ment with charity work. The Temple News is dedicatOne op-ed calls students ing an October to be wiser issue to show- This week marks the third with their leftannual service issue. casing charity over meal work by both swipes. Temple students and PhiladelLifestyle highlights sevphians. eral organizations and events, Although some Temple including National Coming students leave Philadelphia Out Week. It also profiles 10after graduating, it’s more im- 10-10, a charity developed by a portant than ever that students marketing class and Friendship make the community their con- Circle, a student organization cern, no matter how long their for autistic children. stay is. And finally, A&E covers Throughout this issue, Co-Action Dance Collective, readers will find a total of nine which gives performances for stories focused on service. the community. The section A few of these articles also profiles SPACES, an artare on Page 1. Temple Student ist residency that helps to kickGovernment kicked off Adopt- start careers of Philadelphia A-Block, a program that allows artists. students to be involved with the We hope that reading about off-campus community. In ad- these service projects both on dition, there is a feature on an and off campus will inspire affordable art studio in Kens- students to be more involved ington and a profile on Fran in the well-being of their home. Dunphy’s consistent involve-

A call for safety

Last week, the university In March, four students confirmed that Temple Police said they were attacked off are looking for two teenage campus in three separate asgirls in connection with an as- saults by a group of youths. sault on a female Temple stu- One of the beatings was carried dent who was punched in the out by a brick. No TU Alert back of head. was sent out The university should The stuthen, either. consistently use the TU dent was Last month, Alert system to keep walking down Temple anstudents informed. the center nounced an exsidewalk of tension of its 13th Street near Oxford Street safety border. Officials said the on Wednesday around 2:45 spring attacks and a desire to p.m. The university’s 1300 improve the TU Alert system Residence Hall is within eye- were factors in the patrol insight of where the altercation crease. took place. So for the university to Jim Stix, who lives on downplay the seriousness of an the 1500 block of North 13th attack on a student and shield Street, said he witnessed the in- itself behind the fact that the atcident. He said one of the teen- tack allegedly took place, bareagers built her momentum as ly, off campus is both irresponshe ran toward the alleged vic- sible and counterproductive. tim and landed a “roundhouse” Stix said he found the fact punch. that no TU Alert was sent out to Stix said he later assisted be troubling. the student, who was crying We agree. and shaking while the two alThe university needs to releged assailants ran away. define and reexamine its methDespite an ongoing in- ods for sending out TU Alerts vestigation and two allegedly in order to effectively keep the violent teenagers roaming the community safe and informed streets near Main Campus, the about these types of incidents. university did not issue a TU On Sunday night, the uniAlert. A Temple spokesperson versity alerted students of the said this was due to the lesser off campus robbery on North severity of the crime and be- 18th Street – five blocks further cause it occurred off campus. off campus than last week’s asThe university’s website sault. The message instructed defines the TU Alert system anyone with information to as a method for communicat- alert the authorities. ing “information regarding an This is how TU Alerts incident that occurs on campus should work – and utilizing the and is deemed an emergency system more often and with requiring immediate action on more consistency would only the part of the campus commu- help the community. nity.”

CORRECTIONS In the Sports briefs section on Oct. 14, it was reported that the field hockey team lost 6-3 to Villanova on Friday, Oct. 10. Temple won the game by a 6-3 score. In an article run in Lifestyle on Sept. 23 entitled “Students take over the Bell Tower with an open mic night” referred to College of Liberal Arts freshman student Kayla Raniero as “she/her.” Raniero’s preferred pronouns are “they/them.” The Temple News strives to be a newspaper of record by printing factually correct and balanced articles. Accuracy is our business, so when a mistake is made, we’ll correct it as soon as possible. Anyone with inquiries about content in this newspaper can contact Editor-in-Chief Avery Maehrer at editor@temple-news.com or 215.204.6737.


Nov. 27, 1979: A Temple News reporter attended a press conference for Fleetwood Mac, which had just released its 12th album, “Tusk.” The group, known for its conflicts between members, is currently reunited and touring. It performed in Philadelphia at the Wells Fargo Center on Oct. 16 and will play the venue again on Oct. 29.


In light of National Coming Out Week, respect gender nonconformity Preferred pronouns are an important part of transgender and agender acceptance. On Sept. 23, an article entitled “Students take over the Bell Tower with an open mic night” was published by the Temple News. A very well-written article, it talked about an open mic that I organized and performed at, along with a host of other musicians and spoken-word performers. However, I noticed that I was referred to throughout the article with she/her pronouns, even though I am an agender person who uses they/them pronouns. I would like to take this opportunity to educate our student body about why it is so important to be conscious of respecting the gender pronouns and identities of others. For those who aren’t familiar with agender identities, to be agender, simply put, means to internally not feel female or male. The word “agender” is often used interchangeably with the words “genderqueer” and “non-binary.” Many of us identify as people under the transgender umbrella. While a pronoun may seem like a minor detail, to respect a person’s gender pronoun means to repect that person’s gender identity. In the case of many agender/trans people, respecting our gender identities can mean acknowledging and showing appreciation for all the hardship that most of us go through before we feel safe and secure enough to come out about these identities. Speaking from personal experience, I didn’t come out as agender until I came to college and started a new life. Before this, I remained closeted for fear of being ostracized. This means that I lived with the dysphoria and depression of living as the wrong gender for more than 18 years of my life. Everything in my life was tainted by this huge secret that I was carrying around. This is not an uncommon narrative. According to a study conducted by The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force in collaboration with the National Center for Transgender Equality, 41 percent of respondants reported attempting suicide, as compared to 1.6 percent of the general population. This means that if you meet an out, proud trans person, they have most likely overcome a series of huge hurdles to get to the point they are at today. Self-acceptance is something that all people struggle with in some way or another. For people who are often bullied and discriminated against just for their gender identities, this can make the journey to self-acceptance that much

more difficult. In my case, I went from thinking I didn’t have a place in the world to learning to love and embrace myself, gender identity included. As I grew to respect myself, I realized that I didn’t deserve the suffering that came with being closeted. I learned to love myself enough to trust that I was born this way for a reason. I realized that just like everyone else, I deserve happiness and fulfillment. This concept of respect is a big reason why it is important to respect the pronouns of trans people. By respecting those pronouns, you’re showing us that you respect us and see our identities as valid. When I was still closeted, I couldn’t find any outspoken agender people in the public eye. If I had people like that to look to, my journey to self-acceptance and coming out would have been a lot easier. This is why I’ve asked you to publish this letter. I want to use the platform I’ve been given as a musician to demand respect for trans people who aren’t yet out. My journey to self-acceptance took a lot of time, patience and hard work, but I want everyone to know that it is very possible. I want more and more agender people to feel safe enough to come out, and when they do, I want their identities to be welcomed into society with open arms.

“If you meet an out, proud

trans person, they have most likely overcome a series of huge hurdles to get to the point they are at today.

Kayla Raniero is a freshman in the College of Liberal Arts. They can be contacted at kayla.constance.raniero@temple.edu.

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Commentary | religion

Students, preachers battle under Bell Tower Open discussions are vital to campus life – whether we like it or not.


im Jong-Il, who until his recent death was the Supreme Leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea – or North Korea – once made an almost superhuman five holes-in-one in a single round of golf. His final score of 38-under par still stands as a world’s best for a regulation par-72 golf course. And, get this – it was his first try. Golf was not Jong-Il’s only demigod-like talent. He could also, as just one example, control the weather through his emotions. Flood? He was annoyed. Drought? Stubbed KEVIN TRAINER his toe. Sunshine? A laughing baby. He was also a global fashion phenomenon, invented the hamburger and, if you can believe it – I still can’t – never once defecated. We’ve come to know these facts as mere propaganda extolled by a dictatorial regime. But a subtlety persists: how do we know? We know because here, unlike in North Korea, inquisition and dissent are existential aspects of everyday life. That is why the questions raised by eccentric groups from the Christian right who spent time last week proselytizing students underneath Main Campus’ Bell Tower, should be vigorously safeguarded. The Bread of Life Fellowship, along with associated groups, visits colleges nationwide propounding a message in support of the traditional definition of marriage, the biblical interpretation of the creation of the world and the belief that a child’s life begins at conception. Or to some, a message that is antigay, anti-reason and anti-freedom-tochoose.

Or, as for many, somewhere in between. The questions they raise are important not just for their intrinsic value, but also for the substantive conflicts they address, many of which remain unresolved. Same-sex marriage, for instance, has been legal in Pennsylvania for all of five months. Just 18 years ago, a near-unanimous Congress and a Democrat named Bill Clinton elected to define marriage as between one man and one woman. Ninety-seven percent of scientists agree that evolution is correct, according to the Pew Research Center, but a 2014 Gallup poll found 42 percent of Americans believe that “God created human beings pretty much in their present form at one time within the last 10,000 years or so.” And there is perhaps no greater debate at present than whether the Federal Constitution protects a woman’s right to terminate her pregnancy. Are these really the debates worthy of suppression? It is perhaps a dispositive irony that the question of whether some people can say certain things, objectionable though they may be, is being posed in an institution of higher learning like Temple – whose very existence depends on controversy. Truth will never be determined by some neutral arbiter, a la the wise man standing in the corner at a dinner party, but will always be – or at least should always be – the byproduct of a roll-upyour-sleeves open marketplace of ideas. Whether the forum chosen is the center of Main Campus or the pages of a newspaper, open and honest debate should be supported and encouraged. I’m confident in my stance on the topics raised by the Fellowship – but not that confident. And certainly not confident enough to sacrifice my ability to at some point think otherwise. * kevin.trainer@temple.edu T @KevinPTrainer

Do religious protestors have the right to debate on Main Campus?

The preachers’ tactics are both disruptive and offensive to students.


houts could be heard as a large crowd gathered near the Paley library. On Oct. 3, a group of six evangelists came to Main Campus to preach the Gospel. They stationed themselves around one of Temple’s main hubs of activity – the Bell Tower. A controversial exchange between the preachers and Temple students ensued. Temple students, known for our tolerance and diversity, did not kindly receive the “Good News,” though. Of course, this may be because this news attacked the majority of JENNY ROBERTS the student body. “They were talking about the evil of Islam and the inferiority of women and gays,” said Jonathan Tate, a freshman history major. Temple students of all backgrounds challenged the statements of the evangelists, but to no avail. “Their minds were as closed as safes,” Tate said. The radical evangelists did nothing to win converts or encourage civilized dialogue. Instead, arguments broke out. Of course, the preachers chose to address controversial topics, like abortion, premarital sex and evolution – which I believe was in the hopes of stirring chaos. And it did. Around 100 students held up signs, shouted and even danced to distract the preachers. Students were simply responding to the dense logic and distasteful evangelization techniques of the preachers. “Street-corner preaching may bolster group morale, among the preachers that is, but is a poor way to win converts,” said Lucy Bregman, a professor in the Department of Religion. “[It]

comes through as obnoxious, especially when it is done aggressively and by amateurs.” The evangelists’ outing was not successful, but I’m also not even sure it was entirely legal. At the least, this forum was a breach of peace, but their speech also closely resembled fighting words, which are not protected by the First Amendment. Hate speech offends, threatens or insults groups, based on race, color, religion, sexual orientation or other traits. The preachers definitely crossed this line by damning all gays to hell. Freshman english major Darrek Mislivets said some evangelists also claimed that the Holocaust happened for a legitimate reason and made emotionally and culturally insensitive comments about slavery. “At one point he said ‘What’s wrong with slavery?’” Mislivets said. I don’t believe these so-called men of God would choose such emotionally charged topics unless they wanted to provoke a negative response. These preachers shouldn’t be able to walk on to Main Campus and start a screaming match in front of our library, just because Temple is a public university. They also shouldn’t be able to insult students or disrupt their route to class. If a student organization wants to station at the Bell Tower, they must go through the process of submitting a request to the Student Activities Office, according to University Scheduling and Space Management Policy. And once there, if they yelled intolerant claims the way these preachers do, they would be in some serious trouble – the most notable instance of this was the altercation between students over politics during Temple Fest this year. So why are we letting extremists disguised as holy men get away with it? * jennifer.roberts@temple.edu T @jennyroberts511


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Swiping away North Philadelphia’s hunger crisis One student organization donated unsued meal plan food to charity.


ot sure what to do with all those unused meal swipes? You could consider giving them to someone in need. Many Temple students bite off more than they can chew when selecting meal plans. I, for one, had no idea what to do with the 25 swipes per week I was paying for during my first semester as a freshman. Using the leftovers to buy snacks seemed like a good plan until I had more packets of instant noodles than I could ever use. Michael Zaykaner found a more productive use for extra meals. In 2014, the sophomore biology major started the SWIPES for Service program, a food drive that received 100 percent of its donations from students’ leftover meal swipes. SWIPES, which stands for Students Who Increase Philadelphia’s Food Supply, stationed all of its drives outside of the Night Owl, a now-decommissioned cafeteria in the basement of 1300 TYLER HORST Residence Hall, on Sunday nights and encouraged students to use their remaining swipes to buy food which would be donated to Philabundance. “It seemed like a very simple idea,” Zaykaner said, and when the first week went by and he and several friends had donated 300 pounds of food, he “knew it was an idea that was going to stick around.” Unfortunately, it wasn’t able to stick around for long. The Night Owl closed at the start of the 2014-15 academic year and Zaykaner

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hasn’t been able to start SWIPES anywhere else yet. Even so, this kind of innovative service should inspire other students to rethink how they use their excess meal swipes. Nate Quinn, unit marketing coordinator for Sodexo at Temple, said he would be willing to assist students looking to do these types of drives in the future. Quinn said Sodexo donates unused food from dining halls to Boys’ & Girls’ Clubs of America, but drives like SWIPES could help bolster local food assistance programs. Although some students are diligent about using all of their meals, buying a plan with a greater number of meal swipes encourages students to buy food just for the sake of getting what they paid for. Zaykaner said his own wastefulness inspired him to start SWIPES. “On Sunday nights I would have six or seven meals left over so I would go to the Night Owl and stock all the food under my bed, but I never planned on eating it,” he said. Rather than paying for more meals than they can actually eat, students would do better to give what they don’t need to those who do. Philabundance works year-round to alleviate hunger in the Delaware Valley, and it’s only with community involvement that they are able to keep going. Stephen Schaeffer, the food drive coordinator at Philabundance, said smaller drives like SWIPES help the organization to get

through the year. Donations peak around the winter holidays, when Schaeffer said “people are in a giving spirit,” but hunger doesn’t go away in the intervening months. Smaller donations, put together by many smaller efforts, add up to a big help. “We contacted Philabundance because they’re the largest food bank in the area and the North Philly location is just five minutes away,” Zaykaner said. There are people and organizations right outside students’ front doors that could make better use of food than dorm-dwellers stockpiling it in a minifridge. The idea is so simple that it’s not hard to see it catching on again, and not just here at Temple. Other universities in the area could follow the same example. “Those guys came up with a really great model,” Schaeffer said about Zaykaner and his friends. “I want to start that in other schools.” SWIPES can only start again at Temple with the help of students. For the drive to be successful, there not only have to be students willing to use their swipes – which are lost to the ether after the turn of each week anyway – to buy the food, but also the manpower necessary to collect and deliver the goods to food banks. It would be a team effort, but it wouldn’t be difficult. With SWIPES donation collectors in every dining hall, neither food nor meal swipes would have to go to waste. It’s better than buying five meals’ worth of donuts just because you feel like you have to.

“Using the leftovers to buy

snacks seemed like a good idea until I had more packets of instant noodles than I knew what to do with.


* tyler.horst@tenple.edu





Temple Police are looking for two teenage girls in connection with the punching of a female Temple student in the back of the head as she walked down the center sidewalk of 13th Street near Oxford Street around 2:45 p.m on Oct. 15, a university spokesman said. The spokesman, Brandon Lausch, said the student was walking down 13th Street when the two teenagers came up behind her, and one of them landed the punch. He said there was an altercation after the alleged victim turned around after being hit. No motive has yet been identified. Jim Stix, who has lived on the 1500 block of North 13th Street for the past three years, said he saw from his property one of the teenagers run toward the alleged victim, landing what he called a “roundhouse” punch with her momentum thrown into it. “She didn’t really stop running as she punched,” he said. Stix said that as soon as he saw the contact, he shouted and ran over to the student who was punched, who was crying and shaking. The other two girls ran away, he said. He went outside and notified officers in a passing Temple Police car after bringing the student into his home and letting her sit on his steps. The student reported neck soreness but did not require medical attention, Lausch said. Lausch said no TU Alert was sent out to the Temple community because of the location and lesser severity of the crime. He said police are reviewing surveillance camera footage for leads, but believes they have “good information” to act upon. “It’s just really troubling,” Stix said. “I think it’s disgusting that Temple did not alert the student body of the attack, especially since the two girls were not found,” Stix said in a follow-up email. “They could have resurfaced with bricks on the other side of the campus.” Zaria Estes, the 15-year-old girl who hit a Temple student with a brick in March, pled guilty Oct. 14 to charges of aggravated assault, conspiracy and possession of an instrument of crime. “This s--- doesn’t surprise me,” Stix said later. “This is just kids with nothing better to do. There’s a lot of anger out here.” -Joe Brandt


Texas State Technical College will base its future state funding requests on the number of students who find a job, and the amount of money they earn above minimum wage, according to a recent article published by The Chronicle of Higher Education. Under this “returned value” system, students with a minimum of nine credits are compared and calculated based on their salaries after they leave college. While most colleges seem skeptical about this system, Andrew P. Kelly, director of the Center on Higher Education Reform at the American Enterprise Institute, told the Chronicle he liked the practicality of the idea. “At least rhetorically, the system is saying, ‘You’re funding us for success,’” Kelly said. The idea was first conceived about eight years ago, when the Texas State Legislature began showing greater interest in this “accountability funding” system. -Maryvic Perez


A Yale University official told The Chronicle of Higher Education that despite a recent Ebola scare, the university will continue sponsoring student trips to West Africa. Students and employees panicked as a graduate student was sent to Yale-New Haven Hospital on Oct. 15 with Ebola-like symptoms. The doctoral student tested negative after a 24-hour wait, but was left hospitalized “out of an abundance of caution” and to continue checking his low-grade fever. Precautions against Ebola are being taken on other campuses as well. An employee from Louisiana State University’s Baton Rouge campus was asked to leave his job for three weeks after he returned from training police officers in Liberia. The LSU employee had no contact with anyone infected with Ebola. LSU health officials check his temperature and health twice a week as he works from home. -Maryvic Perez


According to observations made by various schools’ career counselors, there will be an increase in available jobs for graduates with a bachelor’s degree in 2014-15, according to an article in The Chronicle of Higher Education. This conclusion was reached on Tuesday after 5,700 employers were interviewed by the Collegiate Employment Research Institute at Michigan State University. There had been minor improvement in previous years, but the Michigan survey reveals an increase of 16 percent on jobs for all degrees. The Chronicle reported that large employers are more frequently visiting college campuses and connecting with underclassmen. The change is a result of an uptick in the economy and recent success from American companies. Moreover, more people have retired, resulting in additional available jobs. -Maryvic Perez


Empty cups and a cigarette pack sit in grass near Main Campus. 28 alcohol citations were issued during Homecoming weekend.

‘A difficult time’ Homecoming parties led to alcohol citations for both students and non-students. CINDY STANSBURY The Temple News Prior to the start of Homecoming weekend, students were issued an email from President Theobald urging them to behave in areas off campus. This was a letter that some students chose to ignore. Homecoming weekend brought a marked increase in the number of alcohol citations compared to other weekends this year. Parties were held all around the Temple area. Executive Director of Campus Safety Services Charlie Leone said there was a student party held in the 2200 block of Broad Street. “It was over 1,000 people, definitely over 1,000 or somewhere around there,” he said. Leone said the bash was titled the “official” Homecoming party and students came in on school buses from other universities to attend. The party was shut down about an hour after it began. “There was people everywhere – [Temple Police], Philadelphia police – Liquor Control Enforcement was involved,” Leone said with exasperation. “We ended up shutting southbound Broad Street traffic for almost an hour while we were trying to get the crowd to disperse.” Other large pockets of parties, Leone

said, were on 17th and 18th streets. These are streets that he described as a “big challenge.” “At one point it was like one in the morning and I was coming up 18th Street and on 18th and Arlington – I don’t know how many students, but they had the whole street blocked and they were just blasting music and dancing in the streets,” Leone said. Senior media studies and production major Andrew Sandefur said he was unsurprised to hear of the parties, citing Homecoming as an excuse for students to go crazy. “Students might just be trying to prove a point, which is that Temple can throw a giant rager,” he said. University students seem to have proven this point to surrounding schools, as it has become apparent to Leone that more nonTemple students are utilizing the university as a place to party. “We seem to get an average of 45 to 50 percent of those intoxicated to be not from Temple,” Leone said. “Last year we were about 35 percent, so the numbers have been increasing.” During Homecoming weekend there were 28 alcohol related citations issued, but only eight were to Temple students. Senior strategic communications major Chanel Ross said she believes that since Temple students are so close to the city, they have other options than drinking for weekend entertainment. Although others may view the university as a party school, she added that Temple does have more to offer. “Temple does house kids from other schools to come to our parties,” Ross said. “However, as Temple students we have more

of a choice than isolated schools known for a party culture.” Though Homecoming weekend may have been all smiles for some, for others it brought more stress. “One student ended up getting part of their teeth knocked out,” Leone said. “I think they may have been implants or something like that but nonetheless and then another student got a gash by his eye.” The two students described by Leone were involved in two separate assaults in the off-campus areas. He believes that alcohol was likely involved. “That’s the kind of stuff that just, you know, that and sexual assault worries the hell out of me,” Leone said. Some local residents in the area were also less than pleased with the results of the Homecoming weekend. Leone said he received a “few phone calls.” “It just makes for a difficult time for people to live together,” he said. Sandefur agrees that student parties must be upsetting for the neighbors, but explained that the level of annoyance varies depending on where you live. “The higher the concentration of students on a given block, the more crazy that block is on a Friday or Saturday night,” Sandefur said. While Leone admitted he is unsure if student-neighbor relations are actually getting worse, he said the fact neighbors are still complaining at a steady rate is an issue in itself. * cindy.stansbury@temple.edu

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ADOPT-A-BLOCK dedicates a day to beautify and build a relationship with the North Philadelphia neighborhoods,” Aaliyah Ahmad, director of local and community affairs, said. Ahmad recruits organizations to participate and organizes the time and place of the day. Eileen Bradley, project coordinator and captain of special services, contacts residents of the neighborhoods who act as block captains to maintain their streets, provides supplies and recruits administrators to get involved. Ahmad said that TSG recruits different organizations that may not have gotten to know each other initially, thus fostering a more collaborative environment. “One of the challenges is making sure people come out,” Ahmad said. “We always want as many people as possible.” The Sept. 27 Adopt-a-Block day covered the 1700 and 1800 blocks of Norris Street, and an alleyway on Willington and Berks streets. Adopt-a-Block has been focusing more on alleys and side streets this year, as opposed to main thoroughfares. “In previous years, we started closer to Broad Street, but that [area] wasn’t really the problem,” Ahmad said. “The only way to see improvement is if you go to the areas that need to be improved.” TSG places an emphasis on not only cleaning up trash and planting flowers, but also on building a connection with the communities and neighborhoods surrounding Temple. “[Temple] is slowly forging good relationships,” Bradley said. “It’s really important that the neighborhood sees that students want to give back to the community where they live.” “It’s a way for Temple students to


Temple Student Government members clean a street as part of the Sept. 27 Adopt-aBlock day.

show our respect for the community already there,” Ahmad said. Tau Kappa Epsilon participated in September’s Adopt-a-Block day on the 1800 block of Willington Street. According to Chris Konowal, a brother of TKE, 18 people from the organization participated. “It’s a good way to have a more consistent effect on the community,” Konowal, a marketing and economics major, said. “By the time we were finished, it felt good. A resident came out and said she really appreciated us helping.” For Gaymon, Adopt-a-Block is not just what Temple should want to do, but need to do. She said her neighborhood “needed to be cleaned up.” Bradley said that for future cleanups, organizations are expected to pass on their “adopted” block to the next board of the organization. “The ultimate goal in the spring is to get

plaques and put them on the streets,” Bradley said. “We want to give the organizations a sense of legacy.” “We’re out here to make a difference,” Konowal said. “My legacy is that I want Temple to have changed for the better since I’ve been here.” “[We want to] create an identity for Temple students and this is one way to introduce us in a positive way,” Ahmad said. “We want to always make sure we keep that relationship going and we want the community to know we’re always there to help out.” The next Adopt-a-Block day will be held on Oct. 25. * lian.parsons@temple.edu T @Lian_parsons





Dr. Jean Wilcox teaches an entrepreneurial marketing class that requires students to create business plans and raise money for charities. PAGE 16

Senior graphic design major Jess Ruggierio is one of three students chosen for the Tyler School of Art’s new “Hatchery” program. PAGE 17




An event to be held Oct. 28 aims to measure and understand diversity in the city and on Temple’s Main Campus. PAGE 17 PAGE 7



Kristen Welser, Tom Grey, Janie van der Toorn and Safiatou Dagnoko held a booth for the Wellness Resource Center at the university’s National Coming Out Week event on Friday Oct. 17.

NCOW Fest promotes inclusivity on Main Campus The week-long celebration concluded in the Student Center on Oct. 17.


ALEXA BRICKER Assistant Lifestyle Editor

hen Myra Taksa’s son was 16 years old, he came out to her as gay. She said she had no idea how to be the parent of a gay child. “Thanks to him, I’ve met the best people in the world,” said Taska, the former president of Philadelphia’s chapter

of Parents, Friends and Family of Lesbians and Gays, and an employee in Temple’s computer service department. “I’ve learned so much from the LGBT individuals and from the parents there. I think I’ve really become educated, and thats what we try to do now – is to educate other people.” PFLAG was one of many organizations participating in Temple’s 2014 National Coming Out Week Fest. In the afternoon on Oct. 17, students entered the Student Center atrium through an archway of rainbow balloons, where Philadelphia and Temple student organizations gathered to conclude a week of LGBTQ awareness and acceptance. Michael Horwath, sophomore marketing major and vice presi-

Bike Temple to host spooky ride As part of Sustainability Week, Bike Temple will host a Halloween bike ride on Oct. 25. SIENNA VANCE The Temple News On the evening of Oct. 25, Wonder Woman and many other pop culture characters will be cruising through the city on bike. Bike Temple, a university-wide program sponsored by Temple University's Office of Sustainability, will commence its annual Halloween Bike Ride as a part of Campus Sustainability Week – a weeklong celebration held annually to promote green living in the Temple community. Bike Temple has recently been heavily involved with the Temple community through its new Bike Surplus program, which debuted this fall as a way to provide low-cost bikes to Temple students. Blake Larson, the Bike Temple Coordinator, said he hopes to see an increase in students participating in the Halloween Bike Ride this year. Larson said Campus Safety is providing participants with free helmets they will be able to decorate to their own preference.

“The Halloween Bike Ride gives bikers a way to get out and have fun while looking goofy,” Larson said. “I love seeing people watching who are getting a kick out of a guy dressed as a dinosaur on a bike.” Larson said the riders will meet at the Temple Bell Tower on Main Campus and will embark on a 12-mile ride to the Laurel Hill Cemetery. “What most people don’t realize is that we actually ride through the cemetery,” Larson said. “It’s beautiful – most people wouldn’t expect it to be so scenic.” Although the ride attracts experienced bikers, Larson said the route is also friendly to beginners. “There are a minimal amount of obstacles, and everyone is easily able to dodge the buses,” Larson said. “For 12 miles in the city, there’s no real training.” Though Larson said he plans to grab his costume, put on his helmet and meet at the Bell Tower, other bikers who may participate prefer a more extensive training regimen. John Giordano, the 35-year-old founder of Big Blue Bridge, a technology consulting firm based in Philadelphia, is one of them. Giordano was able to learn more about the event through the Halloween Bike Ride’s Facebook page.

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dent of external affairs for the Residence Hall Association, said students from residential life have a tradition of sponsoring NCOW. This year the association is working to raise awareness for a gender inclusive proposal to reserve a floor in residence halls where students can choose their roommate without gender constraints. “There was someone very personal in my life that came out last year because Temple does this event,” said Annabelle Recierdo, a sophomore psychology major and member of the Residence Hall Association. “He actually went through a scenario where his roommate was not okay with him being gay, so this proposal means a lot to me,



The Friendship Circle’s co-founder Rachel Schweon with her partner, Annie.


Organization creates lasting friendships The Friendship Circle pairs students with special needs children and teens. JULIA CHIANGO The Temple News The Friendship Circle is Temple’s only currently active student organization working with students with special needs. “Basically you get partnered up with a child or a


teenager who has autism and then we get to do various activities with them,” said Rachel Schweon, a junior speech pathology major and co president of the organization. The Friendship Circle is an organization that works with special needs children ranging from 10-17 years old. Each child gets partnered up with a volunteer. At the “Sunday circle” meeting the kids and volunteers work together to complete a wide range of activities. “I found out about it through Temple Halal because





Two students enjoyed cotton candy and various other treats at the National Coming Out Week Fest on Friday Oct.17 in the Student Activities Center atrium.


Annual NCOW festival sees a sucessful end NCOW PAGE 7 because had we had it before he wouldn’t have had to go through that emotional distress.” For students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning, the week is a chance to call attention to LGBTQ rights on Main Campus. “I think a big purpose is that it’s a gesture on behalf of the university to show that [it] is still paying attention to the LGBTQIA community, but I think it’s also a reminder of the work that people are doing,” said Morgen Snowadzky, a junior women’s studies major and an employee at the Wellness Resource Center, a sponsor of NCOW. Snowadzky, the recipient of Temple’s 2014 MarcDavid LGBTQ Scholarship, said that even for students who are not members of the LGBTQ com-

munity, NCOW is a chance to support their friends and get involved. “Education is obviously important, especially for allies and people who don’t identify within the community,” Snowadzky said. “But I think [NCOW] has the potential to appeal to the student community who are not necessarily involved in LGBTQIA [organizations], to make them feel more a part and to make people feel like they have a space on campus.” While the week offered a variety of entertaining activities, like the Drag Show held on Oct. 13, it also touches upon more serious issues in the LGBTQ community. “We have a lot of gay youth out there who are in homeless shelters who go through abuse on a day-today basis,” said Pedro San-

Students came together in support of National Coming Out Week at the final event held on Oct. 17.

tiago, a member of Y-HEP Philadelphia, an organization that works to empower young people in the city. Halley Balkovich, Snowadzky’s colleague at the Wellness Resource Center, agreed

that while NCOW is a fun experience, it is also important to raise awareness for problems that LGBTQ youth may experience. “The Wellness Resource Center and NCOW really try

to touch on all aspects of being young and being LGBTQIA,” the junior public health major said. “[These are issues] that get swept under the rug, unfortunately, and though these issues aren’t as fun, they


are still relevant.” * alexa.bricker@temple.edu

Bicyclists don costumes for haunted Halloween ride BIKE PAGE 7 “Long, strenuous bike rides and bicycle races are a very common event in my life,” Giordano said. “I always take the time to stretch patiently, drink plenty of water, before during and after the rides, and to pack a few Kind bars and energy shots in my jersey.” Giordano said that a nervous, stiff or hungry rider can be a very dangerous one. Giordano began cycling when he was a little boy and became more competitive in his teenage years. Currently, he said that he is an amateur competitive cyclist. “I ride and train at least three times a week on and off the road,” Giordano said. “Cycling is an incredible way to cross cultural and age borders. The Halloween Bike Ride

seemed like an excellent activ- Thorn said. “Not only am I inity to support here in Philadel- terested in celebrating the holphia and participate in whole- iday, but I am also interested in group biking.” heartedly.” After graduCarolyn ating in May, Thorn, a TemThorn said that ple alumna she recently exwho majored perienced a hitin music therand-run while apy, hopes to biking. Though participate in she said that the the Hallowincident caused een Bike Ride her to become as a way to more nervous stay connectwhile riding, she ed to the unibelieves that this versity. Thorn Halloween Bike also discovered the event Ride will help John Giordano / cyclist through Faceher overcome her book, like fears. Giordano. “The Halloween Bike “I started cycling my Ride should help my nerves in sophomore year of college as a community sense, and give a means of transportation,” me a chance to bike in a cape

“I ride and train

at least three times a week on and off the road. Cycling is an incredible way to cross cultural and age borders.

as Wonder Woman,” Thorn said. “I also think that it is important that I’m staying involved with the Temple community.” Katherine Ament, a senior environmental studies major and outreach assistant for the Office of Sustainability, said that most participants should feel comfortable during the ride since it is medium paced and geared toward beginners. Ament began biking her freshman year at Temple after attending an Urban Riding Basics course sponsored by Bike Temple. Since then, Ament has commuted every day from her homes in South Philadelphia and Fairmount for the past few years. “I’ve done the Halloween Bike Ride for the past few years, and it’s really fun,”

Ament said. “It’s really cool to see people around campus out of their work and school clothes. Some people even decorate their bikes.” Larson said that the participants in the ride are a spectacle. “It’s really an attraction for everyone—you get a ton of people watching,” Larson said. “The bikers are also really able to see the city.” Larson said riders will pass by historic sites in Philadelphia like the Art Museum and Boathouse Row. Giordano said he will surely take advantage of the beautiful scenery and hopes that other participants will also. “The Halloween Bike Ride seems like a great alternative to self destructive behavior people participate in by

drinking excessively, causing mischief and standing around pretending to party on Halloween,” Giordano said. “One thing we can all agree on is that a bicycle is a simple, cost effective and fun way to get around and see the sights of this incredible place where we live,” Giordano said. “Philadelphia is an incredible city filled with incredible diversity. I am looking forward to the ride.” * sienna.vance@temple.edu



The artists in The PaperMill Studio strive to make art more affordable to the surrounding neighborhood and reach out to anyone who wants to be part of an art community. PAGE 1

The FirstGlance Film Festival celebrated its 17th annual event, which was held at the Franklin Institute and featured local filmmakers’ short films, documentaries, animations and feature length movies. PAGE 14




Filling in the spaces Service

The Village of Arts and Humanities showcased the work of young artists in its SPACES program on Oct. 12. BRIANNA SPAUSE The Temple News



The People’s Paper Co-op takes criminal records, tears them up and turns them into blank paper. With that blank paper, the individuals write about how having a record has impacted their lives, along with attaching a Polaroid photo of themselves to it.

Ensuring privacy for journalists

usic rang out on Germantown Avenue, bouncing off the reflective mosaic sculptures in Meditation Park and drawing in the curious. The Village of Arts and Humanities hosted an open house and block party on Oct. 12 to showcase the artist-in-resident projects of SPACES, where three renovated row homes on North Adler Street first opened their doors to young artists last summer with a social conscience. “It was our chance to showcase all of the work people had done over the summer,” Lillian Dunn, the SPACES program manager, said. “We thought it would be fun to have all three residencies operating at once so people could get a sense of the crazy energy of it all.” Through SPACES, community driven concepts have been executed in the Fairhill neighborhood. The Village Table, The Stoop and People’s Paper Co-op were born, and teamed with neighborhood artists to facilitate relationships and a true cultural immersion that could inspire social change. “The mission of SPACES is to create belonging in the neighborhood,” Dunn said, emphasizing a sense of community power. “It’s really important to us that artists approach this as not only the ability to come in and fix something, but the opportunity



Mike Tigas held a workshop on Oct. 14 concerning the importance of making privacy a priority for journalists.


t’s common sense to lock your doors when leaving for school or work if you don’t want somebody to stroll in and take your belongings. More often than not though, modern journalists are leaving their digital doors wide open for hackers to steal valuable information that could be used against them. Mike Tigas, a news application developer at ProPublica, held a workshop on Oct. 14 called “Digital Security for Journalists” in conjunction with the Center for Public Interest Journalism, to shed some light on the dangers of “unlocked” computer doors. While Tigas’ expertise deals more with computer science, he worked with newspapers at the University of Missouri and also ALBERT HONG after graduating. Geeking Out Now, he delves into both industries by developing and reporting for ProPublica’s mission of public interest journalism, as well as educating journalists on the issue of digital security. “Everything we do is using computers and digital," Tigas said. “A lot of people work on their stories and they email drafts back and forth. It's a lot of issues that play into the way we use technology that not everybody necessarily thinks about.” As simple as it may be for a hacker to invade your privacy through something as simple as email, there are tools for basic protection that anybody can use and apply to their technology. A password manager, like the free 1Password, is one tool Tigas explained, which is designed to generate random passwords and store them for the various sites and services journalists may use.

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Other preventative measures include regular software updates, fulldisk encryption, anonymous Internet browsers like Tor and OTR, the acronym for “off the record,” and encryption of instant message communications. The most basic way for any journalist to approach digital security, as Tigas put it, is with threat modeling, which involves the pre-evaluation of any possibly dangerous situation by asking “who, what, why and how.” “Just stopping and thinking before signing up for a random service or entrusting your pictures and work documents to that,” Tigas said. “You don’t want to be an easy target.” This digital security workshop is the first of what Andrew Mendelson, director of the Center for Public Interest Journalism and Assistant Director Jim MacMillan hope to become a continuing series looking into the different tech trends arising in the industry. It was actually at last year’s Online News Association Conference where Mendelson and MacMillan knew that these kinds of issues had to be touched upon, especially with the threats they could have to journalists’ integrity. In April of last year, hackers took over the Associated Press’ Twitter account in order to post untrue information that President Obama had been injured after the White House was bombed. This caused the stock market to drop instantly. “When we think about getting your platforms hacked, what that does to your integrity or your identity as a reliable source?” MacMillan said. “The ramifications of poor digital hygiene are very serious. Be responsible, don’t cause problems for your colleagues, your news organization and your profession.”



Coaction Dance Collective members Julee Mahon (left), Emma MacDonald and Gracianna Coscia practice in a studio on Main Campus.

Dance company makes big moves Coaction Dance Collective aims to engage the community through dance. ALEXA ZIZZI The Temple News Temple alumna Gracianna Coscia, Emma MacDonald and Julee Mahon have been dancing together for only five years, but their body language shows a sense of lifelong sisterhood within its movement. Throughout their college career in the Boyer College of Music and Dance, the three built a strong friendship and collaborated together. After graduating in 2013, they performed at the Philadelphia Fringe Festival with a group of other Temple graduates. Soon after the festival, they decided to keep their creativity alive. They concluded the best way to do that would be to

keep collaborating. “So it’s been a process, we’re “We decided we wanted to contin- learning, we just had our first show and ue to do it, but without the fringe this got together after to speak about what time,” MacDonald said. “It’s a little the next one will be and what it really expensive and just a lot of red tape, means to make a collective,” Coscia so we decided to all said. get together and figure Coaction Dance something out.” Collective held their Although many premiere performance, of their classmates “The Long and Short moved after graduaof it” this past Saturtion, Coscia, MacDonday Oct. 11 in Pig Iron ald and Mahon decided Studio at Crane Old to stay in Philadelphia School. Coscia, Macand continue to pursue Donald and Mahon dance locally. This past each performed indiJulee Mahon / co-founder May they formed Covidual pieces telling a action Dance Collecpersonal story through tive, a new modern-based dance group variations of both choreographed and with a mission to engage in the com- improvisational dance. They collabomunity of Philadelphia and reach out rated with local artists, including other Temple alumni, who contributed to to local artists for collaboration. “Our collaboration is more in various forms of art in the show. The terms of the creative process of putting artwork ranged from dance perforit all together,” MacDonald said. COACTION PAGE 12



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The CPIJ has already held workshops and discussions on topics like watchdog reporting, solutions journalism and monetization while also partnering with other groups like the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association to talk about healthcare in the LGBTQ communities. This push for public interest journalism clearly involves many different layers, and one goal is to allow journalists to be able to use technology for stories that can incite change. Tigas’ works with Tabula, a free tool for extracting data from PDF files for use in Excel, which allows journalists to access information that may not be easily accessible. “Real investigative work takes a while to come together. While it may not be the most ‘poppiest’ looking story on somebody’s front page, these are really important stories,” Tigas said. “We actually almost care more if a judge will see something we write about corruption or an official will see something that we write and make better decisions based on that.” Tigas said technology will continue to be more of a part of nearly all careers and it’s a responsibility to know more about what we’re getting ourselves into. “I think that technology in all fields are merging in really unusual ways that we couldn’t have thought of even 10 years ago,” Tigas said. “It affects more than just journalists.” * albert.hong@temple.edu


Finch and Maps & Atlases played at Underground Arts on Oct. 19. Finch is currently on tour with support from Maps & Atlases, Wounds and Helen Earth Band.


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BRIGADOON October 15 - October 26 Tomlinson Theater

Book & Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner & Music by Frederick Loewe Directed by Peter Reynolds When Tommy falls for a village girl from the mythical Brigadoon, he is forced to choose returning to the world that he knows or giving up everything for a chance at life and love.

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A Day Without Love Brian Walker, 25, is the man behind the solo alt rock and emo project, A Day Without Love, which came together in 2013. Walker now lives in Glenside and works in Old City.

A Day Without Love recently released a split with local band Uncle/Father Oscar. JARED WHALEN The Temple News Brian Walker, 25, grew up in Germantown, Philadelphia and moved away when he was 14. He has since returned, frequently treating local audiences to his very sad songs under his alternative rock project, A Day Without Love. With lyrics drawing from abuse, heartbreak, loneliness and a plethora of other cheery subjects, Walker’s songs attempt to embody the human condition. A Day Without Love’s music is characterized by clever song structure, deep and powerful vocals and guitar melodies that resemble both alt rock and emo. A Day Without Love came together as a full band in 2013, but it announced in September that it will continue as a solo project fronted by Walker. A Day Without Love recently released a split with Uncle/Father Oscar. Outside music, Walker is a published author and is heavily involved with local scene promotion. He earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a focus in business at Penn State and a Master’s degree in industrial organizational psychology at Hofstra University in Long Island, New York. The Temple News: What came first, guitar or lyric writing? Brian Walker: I’ve been writing poetry and lyrics since I was 11, but I didn’t put the two together till I was 19. TNN: When did the idea for A Day Without Love begin to take shape? BW: That started around my sophomore year of college. I wit-


I wanted. And I don’t mean that in professional level; I mean like traveling, touring and things like that. He voiced that he didn’t think that this was the band that you need to travel places. I said, “Hey, I can definitely understand that.” He says he still wants to stay the producer. The other two dudes agreed. ... So, maybe at a different point in our lives we may play again but for now it’s a solo project till I find another live band to play with. TTN: Outside of music, you’re an author. You wrote two books, correct? BW: Yeah. So I’m writing a book now call “Apathy.” That’s a much slower process when you’re older than I’ve anticipated. That book is just pretty much about [how] modern technology is numbing the human soul. It’s like sci-fi book. And I’ve written a book called “The Hurt the Horney: The High School Nerd,” and that was a very angry, terrible book I wrote when I was 16 and I got published at 18 and now I still get royalties off that which is pretty cool. And that’s pretty much like “Superbad” but a book. TTN: As someone who writes stories, how does that play out in your song lyrics? BW: It hasn’t yet, but one day I want to pull a Coheed and Cambria and write a book that’s also an album, cause that’d be cool. TTN: What’s the value of a local scene to you? BW: One, it gets people to get to know each other from a networking perspective about what people are writing songs like me, so it helps you help your craft. Two, it provides definition to the city you live in. You might talk to someone from Chicago and say I’m from Philly, and if they listen to punk music, they’ll be like, “Whoa, that’s the Mecca of punk,” and you’re just thinking, “This is my lifestyle.”

nessed an episode of spousal collegiate abuse and I stopped it. The whole incident was pretty much, the two individuals were cheating on each other and I wrote about it. The name of the poem was “A Day Without Love” and it was around the idea of losing yourself to a point that you lack respect for yourself and other people. So that’s what A Day Without Love is about. Telling those stories of human behavior. TTN: When you first started A Day Without Love, what was your intention: band or solo project? BW: When I first started playing music and calling it A Day Without Love, I did not think people would ever play with me. I did not think people liked me. I was just saying sad stories – they’re really bad – at open mics. And then my junior year going into my senior year, I got better at songwriting and I started having guitarists or fill-in drummers play with me at various sets here and there, but I knew that wasn’t going to last for a long time since it’s college. And then in New York, A Day Without Love was pretty much just a bedroom thing. I recorded in my bedroom but I never played publically. But I still networked with a lot of people, which was really cool. When Hurricane Sandy happened, that’s when I say, I guess, A Day Without Love was “reborn.” Jake Detwiler [Fresh Produce Studios], who’s been a friend of mine for a really long time, just graduated recording school and I hit him up with a bunch of demos from my cell phone and poorly recorded laptop recordings and said, “Hey man, I want to record these full band.” In three days we recorded “Island” and I guess that’s where A Day Without Love as most people know it was born. Even though it’s been years in process, it’s really just a year old. TTN: Recently you announced that ADWL would be returning to a solo project. What happened? BW: It wasn’t anything bad. Jake was always the producer and guitarist of the project and he wasn’t able to play at the level that

* jared.whalen@temple.edu

Boyer professor makes it on the radio Professor Terell Stafford represented Temple on WRTI’s classical and jazz radio station. ANGELA GERVASI The Temple News When Temple’s director of jazz studies and chair of instrumental studies began playing music as a child, he was not particularly enthused. “I was awful on viola,” professor Terell Stafford said. Stafford stumbled upon what would soon be his passion when he realized his interest and admiration for the trumpet sitting temptingly in his grandparents’ home. “I loved the way it looked and I loved the way it sounded,” Stafford said. “I was always fascinated with how you could get so many notes out of only three valves. I was addicted to it.” When Stafford began lessons at age 13 – later than most of his fellow trumpeters – he focused primarily on classical pieces throughout high school and college. Eventually, Stafford was drawn into a strange and different dialect of trumpet music when he had to perform a piece using improvisation. For a musician so used to playing in a structured, exact manner, he said improvising wasn’t easy. Less than two weeks ago, Stafford

represented the music scene of Temple by hosting the “Philadelphia Music Maker’s Program” on WRTI, Philly’s classical and jazz radio station. With a colleague and close friend, Bruce Barth, Stafford performed several pieces that he felt represented important aspects of his life. On a whim, Barth and Stafford composed and performed a piece “on the spot”– an affirmation that Stafford no longer fears the task of improvisation. “We didn’t know what song we should play, so we just made one up,” Stafford said. “It was probably more fun than anything we played in the session. I thought I could buy a book and just learn things out of a book and that would help me to improvise, but when I got in front of jazz musicians, they harshly reminded me that that’s not how you do it.” Comprised of trumpeters, singers, harpists and pianists, the Philadelphia Music Makers program on WRTI aims to educate, entertain and inspire the public through the showcasing of these talented artists who currently reside in Philly. The episode series airs on Sunday evenings at 6 p.m. on 90.1 FM and allows musicians to tell their stories before performing several pieces. Depending on who is hosting the show, the playlist ranges from classical opera by Mozart to the warm, widely performed jazz piece, “Autumn Leaves.” Stafford moved to Philadelphia

to work in jazz duets and quintets, ter and receiving her Master’s degree and soon he found himself playing the in Maryland, Lennick was searching same jazz music that he’d once found for a new home when she acquired an so difficult for Bill Cosby’s television apprenticeship in a Center City opera show, “You Bet Your Life.” Motivated theater. She jumped at the opportunity by his new career path and pleased by to move to Philadelphia and soon bethe sights and sounds of Philadelphia, came involved in numerous local comStafford did not want to travel too far panies, like the Concert Operetta Thefrom his new home. ater of Philadelphia. “And then Temple came up,” Staf“In Philadelphia it seems like at ford said. every level of experience there is a Jessica Lennick, a place for you to be. freelance soprano opAnd there’s so many era singer and member people creating great of the program, had to music,” Lennick said. search for her path as When Philadelwell. phia Orchestra’s prin“I originally went to cipal harpist, Elizacollege for drama,” Lenbeth Hainen, got to nick said. “I thought I skip school as a young was going to be a serious girl to see her father theater actor. It did not Elizabeth Hainen / harpist play violin in “The suit me.” Nutcracker,” she sat After a year, Lennick left school by the orchestra pit and obediently and returned home, unsure of what her watched the ballerinas dancing, until future held, until her mother convinced she heard a sound that would change her to audition for West Chester Uni- her life completely. versity’s music program. Lennick had “And I looked down and it was a been singing for enjoyment since the harpist playing and I really hardly took eighth grade, when her music teacher my eyes off of her, every entrance she discovered that she had an impressive, played I was just looking at her and not four-octave vocal range, but wasn’t the dancers anymore,” Hainen said. sure if she wanted to make a career out She soon started lessons, and like of it – until she tried it. Stafford with the trumpet, was hooked. “All of the sudden it was like ‘Of “I had been playing piano and viocourse this is what I was supposed to lin up until that point so I was studying be doing with my life,’” said Lennick. music but really was the harp that capAfter graduating from West Ches- tivated me,” Hainen said.

“It’s the

orchestra that chooses you. And the city comes with it.

She’d been performing in worldclass venues like the Kennedy Center and was about to join the Atlanta Symphony when she found out that she’d gotten into the Philadelphia Orchestra among hundreds of other harpists who’d auditioned. “It’s the orchestra that chooses you,” Hainen said. “And the city comes with it.” George Fu, another artist and pianist with the “Philadelphia Music Maker’s Program” was drawn to Philadelphia after being accepted into the Curtis Institute’s music program – an establishment that has been referred to as one of the best in the world. “The program is an interesting chance for listeners to get to know the musicians in the city,” Fu said. “Philly has a great classical music scene – any city would be proud to have institutions like Curtis, the Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society.” “Philadelphia is a great place for young musicians,” he added. “It has a world-class art and music scene, a vibrant culture, fun things to do and a lot of food. These are all important things for inspiration, because you have to live a little to make good art.” * angela.gervasi@temple.edu


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mances, music, a visual gallery and poetry to the artist’s handmade scarves and jewelry that was also incorporated. Coscia, MacDonald and Mahon said that CDC’s mission statement is to reach out to the community in a way that inspires fellow artists to keep their creativity alive through all art forms. “All of us have this really big love for Philadelphia and the community, so we wanted to figure out a way to try and keep that revolving in keeping the community together,” Mahon said. “We not only wanted to inspire ourselves, but to inspire other artists and the community, hoping to bring everyone in every aspect together.” “We weren’t trying to make it about just our work,” Coscia said. “We thought it was really important to reach out to other people who were interested in what we are interested in, collaborating to make work and a whole show with them and what it means to have all these different types of artists who are working around a central theme, like being together.” Along with reaching out to other local artists for collaboration, Coaction Dance Collective also plans to take action toward service and charity involvement in the Philadelphia community. At its show, the organization displayed information and provided a donation jar for Street Tails Animal Rescue in Northern Liberties, where Mahon used to volunteer. MacDonald said that was also a small step toward what the group intends for the collective’s mission statement.


“That’s a direction we are trying to go in, to make sure that we’re not just involving the artists of the community, but also the people of the community and what’s going on there,” MacDonald said. She said they were happy to have filled all the space for their first show and plan to expand to a larger area for future performances. “It’s exciting for us considering it was our premiere performance and I think it is because we involved so many different artists and people of the community,” MacDonald said. “We were able to bring the community together because we were bringing artists together, because we brought ourselves together.” The dance style of Coaction Dance Collective is based off personal stories and inspirations in the girls’ lives. Coscia, MacDonald and Mahon said their performances each tell an individual story expressing feelings, emotions, family, heritage, along with social and political issues. “We each have our own way of moving, all people do,” Coscia said. “Even the way people walk, that’s their way of moving. We definitely all have different ways of moving in the world that nobody else has. I think that’s what makes bodies in general so wonderful.” Coaction Dance Collective is currently working on the girl’s first trio piece and hopes to present another show, as well as, reach out to the Philadelphia community in the near future. * alexa.zizzi@temple.edu


Gracianna Coscia (above) stretches in the studio. Other members of Coaction Julee Mahon and Emma MacDonald practice.

Kensington studio aims to make art affordable PAPERMILL PAGE 1 and do it here,” Vetter said. When Vetter found the space on Ormes Street, she immediately knew she had stumbled onto something special. “It was a complete shell,” Vetter said. “It was totally trashed. We had to gut it, put in electric and plumbing. There was nothing.” In fact, the building still ran on a gas-powered generator when Vetter purchased it. “I would be in my office, and all of a sudden my computer would die on me,” Vetter said. “And I’d have to go to Wawa and get five gallons of gas and start it up!” When PaperMill first got started, Vetter would invite artists to visit the empty, yet-to-berenovated rooms to “chalk out” precisely the space they wished to use as a studio. From there, PaperMill grew rapidly as Vetter oversaw the renovation of each floor, creating more studio spaces as more artists became interested. Now, Vetter has more than 40 artists renting spaces in the building. Vetter called it “an affordable space for anybody,” which she thinks is important because it attracts a wide array of artists who may not realize they can actually afford a studio space. Though Vetter originally wanted to focus on creating spaces for newly graduated artists, PaperMill began to attract “fully grown adults, people who are working their real job, but have always been an artist,” Vetter said. Marek Danielewski, an artist that has been at PaperMill for more than two years, said the minimal price for a studio is “a lifesaver.” “If you want to be able to make work at a professional level, the affordability definitely gives you a chance to do it,” Danielewski said. Marie Tosto, another artist


The PaperMill building still runs on gas-powered generators that property manager Karyn Vetter purchased. When the studio first started, Vetter invited artists into the empty space to try and picture the kind of studio they wanted to have. Vetter calls PaperMill an “affordable space for anybody.”

at PaperMill, is employed not only as a high-end makeup artist, but also at MuralArts. With all her responsibilities, Tosto said that she feels “split up and all over the place.” PaperMill, she said, makes working on her own art possible. “It’s very reasonable,” Tosto said. “Especially when you’re a single parent and a freelance artist. And [Vetter] will always

work with you. She’s wonderful and so dedicated.” In addition to easing financial strain, both Danielewski and Tosto said that the community at PaperMill is special. Danielewski said he was able to meet a lot of interesting people and even make new friends. “It also gives you a chance to exchange ideas and get feedback, which I think is one of the

most important parts of the studio experience,” Danielewski said. Vetter excitedly recounted how the area has grown within the arts community – and how it brings her a lot of pride. “There’s been an enormous change,” Vetter said. “Once we started putting windows in this building, everybody started putting windows in and painting

their houses and sweeping. And the neighbors love us. We have a really good relationship with all of them.” Vetter said PaperMill is a tight-knit community, one that continues to grow and spread goodwill where it can. Both Vetter and her artists said PaperMill is about building connections and relationships through art. “One artist painted a pic-

ture and passed it to another artist and told them to add something,” Vetter said. “Eventually, seven to 10 artists in the building added something. I had to have it, so I did. It’s still hanging in my house.” * victoria.mier@temple.edu

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to learn a great deal from the people they are working with. This isn’t just a neighborhood to be fixed, it’s a place with many gifts and insights.” The idea of a residency was redefined by the SPACES program which, through creative place making grants from the Knight Foundation and Art Places America, offered not only a place to work, but also a living space to the artists. “It’s a good look for the neighborhood,” local resident Dru Aiken said. “It’s good for the community and the kids to realize that being a part of something is always better than being a part of nothing. I like to see stuff like that in my neighborhood.” The People’s Paper Co-op employs the art of papermaking to provide freedom. West Virginia based papermakers, artists and activists Mark Strandquist ADVERTISEMENTS

and Courtney Bowles work with Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity to provide expungement clinics at no cost to the participant. “[Criminal records] create barriers in employment, housing, student loans,” Strandquist said. “Expungement regularly costs $1,500 per charge, so there’s a class barrier in who has access to clearing these records. We help people take their old record, tear it up and they turn it into a blank piece of paper.” The newly clean paper is then used for the individual to write a story about how their record has affected their lives, and a Polaroid photo of themselves is attached to the bottom. When completed, the public art project will be 100 feet wide and serve as a paper quilt. “We are taking the legal transformation, and turning it into a physical and personal transformation,” Strandquist said. “This will be a quilt of experiences and history.” Four aspiring DJs involved with the residency called The



Families and neighbors of The Village of Arts and Humanities gathered for an open house and block party on Oct. 12.

Stoop practiced their weekly listening parties. “The Stoop is a place where everybody comes to create our own music,” said Tamara Dill, a 16-year-old DJ. “We started by just creating beats, and then we started writing lyrics too so that we could start our own label.” While their residency with The Village is coming to an

end, the young artists will continue working with Brit on an internet radio broadcast, Laid Back Radio, and will continue to promote their album, Strong and Independent, that is being released on Oct. 25. “It [has been] a tremendous opportunity for us to learn a new program, a new set of equipment and how to have an ear

PAGE 13 for the musical side of things as far as the beat making process goes,” Buck said. “I have been enjoying myself.” Amber Art Collective dreamed up a creative response to the lack of fresh, healthy foods in North Philadelphia with its project, the Village Table. The project directly engages the community in the planning and execution stage of their monthly communal meal in Meditation Park. Recipes are first collected from neighbors, then ran past a team of nutritionists from The Food Trust and health professionals at Jefferson Hospital to ensure a healthy experience. “With those recipes, we look to create a catalog of the culinary culture of the area right now,” collective member, Kier Johnston said. “For a lot of people, their family recipes are like their history. It’s very intimate; it’s their experiences, how they were raised and who they are.” The menus are then created and executed by two local chefs that were chosen for the

meal. Produce is sourced locally from Common Market and the meal served out of their temporary home on Adler Street by a youthful staff of neighborhood kids, ages 12-16. By turning in a recipe, helping to build a table from found wood in the neighborhood, or painting ceramic plates to be used in the event, is a means for entry. “Through exchanges and means of alternative currency we have culminating meals where it’s really based on service to the community,” Johnston said. “Most of the people in this neighborhood are not used to situations where they are being served a four course, fine dining meal. It’s about creating a community over table and conversation over food.” * brianna.spause@temple.edu





FirstGlance Film Festival celebrates 17th year The FirstGlance Film Festival held an event at The Franklin Theater this past weekend. JEANIE DAVEY The Temple News It’s uncommon to find a person who has watched more than 6,000 films, but Bill Ostroff considers it part of his job description. Ostroff is the director of FirstGlance Film Festival, an independent festival that celebrated its 17th year, at the Franklin Theater in Philadelphia this past weekend. The three-day event hosted many varieties of films: feature films, short films, web-series, animated and other types by independent filmmakers. Ostroff, a 1993 graduate from Temple’s School of Media and Communication, traces his passion for the festival to his love of film. “My goal in going into college was to learn about filmmaking. I enjoyed the courses on film theory,” Ostroff said. “It was what I wanted to do – and still what I want to do.” As the first person in his family to graduate college, Ostroff spent a lot of extra time working on projects to make sure he knew how to be well-rounded in the real world. He began working for local production companies, filming industrial projects and shooting events like weddings and Bat Mitzvahs, which Ostroff said gave him the opportunity to learn the essentials of filmmaking. At Temple, he teamed up with a few other students, Penn State filmmakers and “theater folks” to create a small group called Independent Film and Theater. The group put on theatrical plays and musicals at small venues. However, after realizing there was a lack of film involved, Ostroff suggested creating a film festival. He secured space in the basement of the Philadelphia Bourse Building by borrowing money. Ostroff said the first festival of 30 shows was fairly successful.

“At that point, I didn’t think any more of it,” Ostroff said. “Then, I started getting phone calls and people were asking me at school when the next one would be, and at that point I realized that I should do another.” Seventeen years later, FirstGlance has become a bicoastal festival, with events taking place in Philadelphia and Los Angeles. Since its start, the festival has grown to showcase its talent in state-of-the-art theaters that show digital screenings in 3D. While it has gained a strong following, the festival strives to provide a more personal setting for filmmakers and attendees. “We don’t sugar-coat or make [the festival] seem bigger than it is,” Ostroff said. “It is a festival that is only possible due to the filmmakers that are involved in it. I create the space, and they fill it up with great projects.” Andrea DiFabio, who has worked with the festival for 15 years, deals with the relationships between the festival and the filmmakers. She takes time to personally call filmmakers, congratulate them on their work and see if they have any questions. “It’s so nice to talk to them and hear the excitement in their voice about being in the festival and talking to them about their individual projects,” DiFabio said. “They work very hard and look forward to letting their stories be seen and heard by people.” The festival’s goal is to help young and student filmmakers network with other professional filmmakers. Some well-known directors and actors have come through FirstGlance festival, like “Kick Ass 2” director Jeff Wadlow and “Twilight” stars Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart. This year, FirstGlance tried something completely new. It has been running online contests for more than eight years, but this year it will give out a cash award, which will allow filmmakers to make money while their films are competing online.

CENTURY 21 ARRIVES AT GALLERY Century 21 will be opening its first Philadelphia store on Oct. 28 in The Gallery at Jefferson Station (formerly Market East Station). The high-end discount store is part of a larger plan to redevelop The Gallery’s stores and clientele. More retailers are expected to join The Gallery by Center City developers in the coming years, with the aspiration to bring more revenue to the area. The Philadelphia store will have a ribbon-cutting ceremony on 11 a.m. on Oct. 28, and the first 300 guests are set to receive gifts. -Paige Gross

DILWORTH PARK TO CELEBRATE OCTOBERFEST Center City will continue to celebrate OctoberFest at Dilworth Park this weekend with a cash-only beer garden hosted by Rosa Blanca Cafe. The park will also have vendors, live music, and family oriented activities. On Oct. 25, the park will host DJ Statik and Matthew Law of the Illvibe Collective and Son Little in front of City Hall and the Franklin Institute will also have hands-on science demonstrations. Face painting will be provided by Zipcar and Mural Arts Program will have pumpkin painting and button-making. -Paige Gross



Temple alumni William Ostroff and Andrea DiFabio curated and organized the 17th annual FirstGlance Film Festival.

During a 30-day period, films that cannot make the festival will be online for fans to watch and vote. Watching and voting comes with a two dollar fee – a dollar of which goes to the winning filmmaker. The winning filmmaker keeps the voting money and prizes, and their film will be shown at the next festival. “We really try to be a big supporter of short films because there aren’t a lot of places that people can go see short films or get their short films screened,” DiFabio said. This process is the first of its kind for the filmmakers. Ostroff is working with a technology company, “It’s A Short” in hopes that the contest can be done for any indepen-

dent film festival in the country. Ostroff hopes to give light to eager filmmakers. “If you really want to be a filmmaker, start making films,” Ostroff said. “Don’t wait. Don’t hope. Write something that you think is good. Find good collaborators, editors, actors and put something together because you never know if you’re a filmmaker unless you make a film.” * jeanie.davey@temple.edu

Runway of Love, an attraction by Patrick Kelly at the Art Museum will close Nov. 30. The late designer was known for dressing many prominent people in the 1980s, like Bette Davis and Vanessa Williams. The exhibitions also included a range of programs like a fashion film series and a conversation about Patrick Kelly and his fashion designs and experience in his career with supermodel Pat Cleveland, writer Michael Gross and fashion journalist Carol Mongo. -Paige Gross

WXPN’S ‘FREE AT NOON’ EVENT SET FOR THIS FRIDAY Guests of all ages are invited to WXPN’s “Free At Noon” sessions. Every Friday at noon WXPN and World Cafe Live hosts free concerts. Past acts include Derek Trucks Band, Peter Bjorn & John, Marianne Faithfull, Indigo Girls & Shemekia Copeland, Dr. Dog, Adele and John Legend. Seats are limited, but guests can RSVP. This week, World Cafe Live is hosting a double header, featuring Sylvan Esso and Kindness. Both bands are electro-pop groups and will perform until 1 p.m. Sylan Esso will also perform at the local venue, Union Transfer, on Oct. 24. The show opens with Psychic Twin, doors open at 8 p.m. and the show starts at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $15-17. The show is open to fans of all ages. -Emily Rolen

FOOD TRUCKS AT FILM FESTIVAL Food trucks will take over Sansom Street on Oct. 23 as a part of the Philadelphia Film Festival. The 10-day film festival teamed up with The Food Trust’s Night Market Philadelphia to hold the event at PFS Roxy Theater on 2023 Sansom St., where an American Independent film directed by Lawrence Michael Levine will play. “Wild Canaries,” follows a Brooklyn couple’s “harebrained investigation” of the mysterious death of their neighbor. -Brianna Spause

FirstGlance Film Festival, a three day event, took place Oct. 17-19. It is the longest-running independent film festival in Philadelphia.


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@MetroPhilly tweeted on Oct. 16 that Dilworth Park will open a skating rink to the public on Nov. 14. Admission will be $4 and skate rentals will be $8.

@ThingsToDoPHL tweeted on Oct. 19 a guide to dogcentered fall events held throughout the city. Many of the events are costume-themed for dogs and people alike.

30 UNDER 30 CONFERENCE BEGAN IN PHILLY THIS PAST WEEKEND @Phillydotcom tweeted on Oct. 19 that the 30 Under 30 conference has “proved everybody has figured out Philly is a cool place to live.” The summit invites influential business leaders and mentors in the tech industry to Philadelphia from Oct. 19-22 to, “create partnerships that will change the world over the next 50 years.”

NEW EXHIBITION OPENED TO BENEFIT CANCER CENTER @PaperClips215 tweeted on Oct. 18 that the ARTnude exhibition opened on Oct. 18 and will run until Oct. 31 to benefit the Abramson Cancer Center.





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Marketing project raises thousands for charities

Dr. Jean Wilcox has turned a student project into a way to raise money for charity. JANE BABIAN The Temple News

Marketing professor Dr. Jean Wilcox has had a dog named after her and a gorilla adopted in her name. JANE BABIAN TTN Wilcox, an assistant professor in the departMarketing professor Dr. Jean Wilcox started a student project, 10-10-10, which has raised more than $200,000 for charity since its beginning in 2010. ment of marketing and supply chain management in the Fox School of Business, has been teaching zes,” Wilcox said. “That’s how they get a cancer. entrepreneurial marketing for the last six years. In $55,000. “I thought it was a good opportunity,” she grade.” TUDB has a set goal of $2,500, but has raised 2010, she put a spin on her teaching styling and said. “I was at a point in my life where I wanted to Knowing that her classes raised a total of only $50 so far this semester. Still, members reshe thinks it has made a major impression. The original project Wilcox enacted asked give back, but I don't have a lot of money to donate $230,426 since the 10-10-10 Program began isn’t main hopeful that their events at Maxi’s Pizza, the only reminder of how successful this project Subs and Bar and Masters Bar and Restaurant will students to devise a product and marketing plan. or time to work with a lot of charities.” The money raised does not just come as cash is, Wilcox said. A group in a previous semester raise more money. After having a conversation with a donations. In what Wilcox calls partnered up with Canine Partners for Life, a nonJennifer Yaksich is part of a group raising colleague about social media, she “kind” donations, goods are do- profit organization that trains puppies to become money for the Philadelphia chapter of Cradles to came up with a way to reinvent the nated in place of money. service dogs. After raising more than $1,000, the Crayons. Her group chose this charity because class. “So, for example, if Philabun- group was able to re-name a puppy after their pro- “they give back directly to the young children in “I had this idea for a project dance has a food drive they col- fessor. [the Philadelphia] community.” to actually have the students go do lect cans,” she said. “That’s called In 2012, another group partnered with the The members have a set goal of $1,000 and something in the real world where ‘in kind.’ They are valued at the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund. They were able to raise have connected with a church to collect children’s they had to raise money for the market value of the things that are enough money to adopt two gorillas, Kubaka and items. community or charity,” Wilcox Urahirwa, under Wilcox’s name. collected.” “It feels amazing knowing that … what we said. “After proposing the idea to Students are allowed to choose their own contribute to C2C can change a child’s life for The students aren’t graded the class the energy level explodby how much money their team charities. the better,” senior marketing major Yaksich said. ed. “They had to pick something in which they “Every child deserves to feel valued and is enraises, but rather by how much The project became known as had an interest or a passion about,” Dr. Wilcox titled to a rewarding education.” they learn. the 10-10-10 Program. The class is “A team could raise $5,000 said. Wilcox said the class has been very rewardDr. Jean Wilcox / professor split into 10 teams and each team is Many charities are reused every semester. ing overall. but not get a very good grade on given $10. Students are instructed anything else because they may Kyle Morris is in a group called TU Dudes for “I really believe that in this crazy world we to multiply this amount of money Boobs, which raises money for breast cancer live in today that change is going to come from through marketing by a factor of at least 10, or just have gotten lucky,” Wilcox said. Wilcox said group grades come from various research. It is a recurring group in the class that the bottom,” she said. “I think what moves me $100. In her first semester running the project, Wil- aspects of the project, like table events and track- “came with a pre-made Facebook, Wordpress and most is that these students have done things. And Twitter,” said Morris, a senior marketing major. they feel good about it.” cox had two sections and 20 teams total. She ex- ing financials. The charity was chosen because three memBesides the group project, “there is an acapected students to return with a total “of maybe $2,500,” but to her surprise they came back with demic component and the students do quiz- bers of the group have ties with fighting breast * jane.babian@temple.edu

“I was at a

point in my life where I wanted to give back, but I don’t have a lot of money to donate.


“What do you think of

the religious protestors at the Bell Tower?



“Everyone has the right to express themselves, but the Bell Tower isn’t the right time and place.”



“Whatever improves and betters your life is fine with me, but just don’t push it on me.”


“They can preach whatever they want, but I feel that it makes me feel bad about myself if I don’t believe in what they believe in.”






Examining diversity on Main Campus Imagining and Re-Imagining Diversity rethinks issues of race and ethnicity. VINCE BELLINO The Temple News Dr. Kimmika Williams-Witherspoon said Temple has been called the “diversity university.” But she wants to take a harder look. Imagining and Re-imagining Diversity, an event to be held on Oct. 28, aims to measure and understand the diversity at Temple. “With a new president and a new administration, this is an opportunity for us to begin to look at ourselves in a very different kind of way, rather than being told that we are the ‘diversity university,’ said Williams-Witherspoon, an associate professor of urban theater and community engagement. “We get to get the lived experiences of individuals who live and work in the university community.” The event will feature speakers like Mayor Nutter and organizers including geography and urban studies professor Dr. Elizabeth Sweet said they hope to address and facilitate discussion on

student and faculty diversity, the climate for a diverse workforce and the university’s relationship with its neighbors. “We take the information, the data, the experiences, the questions about diversity [students have] to small groups and try to come up with ‘action plans,’ or real, concrete plans to try to improve diversity at Temple,” Sweet said. Students are instructed to write comments and ideas at booths. The idea, organizers said, is to give participants the maximum voice and avoid having anyone give a predetermined definition of diversity. Mayor Nutter will present his ideas and experiences about diversity in Philadelphia at the symposium. “As one of the pivotal universities in the city, you can’t really talk about diversity at Temple without talking about diversity in Philadelphia,” Williams-Witherspoon said. “As the mayor of the city, Mayor Nutter is responsible for pushing that discussion ... forward.” Ken Lawrence, senior vice president for Government, Community, and Public Affairs and Joyce Wilkerson, senior advisor to the president for Community Relations and Development, will both speak at the event, as two of Temple’s most publically involved faculty members.

The type of diversity discussed will not be limited – discussions are invited about diversity in race, gender, sexuality and disability as well as transfer students and others in an unfamiliar environment. The discussion will include students, staff and faculty, but the decision was made for the inaugural symposium to exclude non-Temple affiliated members of the North Philadelphia community. “We felt we really needed to get a handle on who we are and what our thoughts are ... Next year ... we are thinking about expanding the voice, but it is important to take a step back internally before we reach out,” said Karen Turner, Director of the Academic Center on Research in Diversity. Turner pointed out some Temple staff members live in North Philadelphia, but said their position is not the same as a regular member of the community. All three professors said that diversity affects everyone at Temple – staff, students, administrators and neighbors. Turner said that many of her students list the diversity of Temple as one of their main reasons for coming to the college, but she said diversity still needs to be addressed. “How many people who don’t look like you do you know?” Turner said. “Just coming on campus and seeing a rainbow of people does not nec-

essarily mean you truly have diversity.” Data collection of participants will help administration to determine in what aspects the diversity of Temple is thriving and where it could be improved. The information gathered will eventually reach administration in order to determine policy and events at Temple. “It is not just anecdotal,” Turner said. “We are capturing real data.” Members of the Temple community are invited to stop by the event throughout the day to participate. Those who participate in the smaller group discussions will be able to enter into a raffle to win a tablet. “Throughout the day, we are hoping that faculty, staff, administrators, students and student organizations talk across the table to each other,” Turner said. Turner is hoping Imagining and Re-imagining Diversity at Temple will begin to improve the university climate as well as give students valuable skills for when they leave the university. “As we become increasing a multicultural, multifaceted society, having these conversations in a safe place is really important,” WilliamsWitherspoon said. * vince.bellino@temple.edu

The Hatchery showcases student designs Tyler’s entrepreneurial design program has created a “student design incubator” The Hatchery. EMILY SCOTT The Temple News Jess Ruggierio stood outside the Tyler School of Art in a green parka. Her outfit was simple, but her deep blue, square-framed glasses stood out. The senior graphic and interactive design major doesn’t have much of an interest in accessories. She doesn’t have her ears pierced. As an artist, she’s inspired by functionality in design, particularly that of clocks. Ruggierio said she wasn’t a “soccer kid” growing up. Her parents enrolled her in art classes, and she found an interest in doodling. Her dad is a graphic designer, but she never thought she would follow in his footsteps. But she began to understand that graphic design and functionality go hand-in-hand. Ruggierio was one of three to be included in the first round of “Hatchery” students – part of Tyler’s new entrepreneurial design program. Tyler professor Bryan Satalino created The Hatchery to teach artists how to become entrepreneurs. Beginning last semester, Satalino met with the students once or twice a week to bring their designs to the table. “We’ve learned to make things through industrial design instead of just graphic design,” Ruggierio said. Members of The Hatchery wanted to incorporate a farm aesthetic-type style into students’ de-

signs. The early product ideas had a very agricultural base, Ruggierio said, which is where she drew inspiration for a simple chicken-shaped clock that has hands shaped like a beak. At the Tyler Art Market on Oct. 10 and 11, The Hatchery students sold their products for the first time. In what resembled a clear incubator, the products were displayed with a minimalistic design and grabbed the eyes of many, like President Theobald, who stopped in. There was a steady stream of sales throughout the two days and the first 10 hand built clocks sold out the first day. “It’s amazing to see someone take your design away because they want it,” Santalino said. Ruggierio recalled several people asking her why the clock was something that has never been done before – a compliment to any designer, she said. But Ruggierio, a Delaware County native, said it wasn't easy to choose the product she would develop. “I wanted to design something that gives information and was well-designed,” Ruggierio said. “It took many tries to get every curve right.” Ruggierio wanted to make a clock that was quirky, simple and minimalistic. “Everything still has this farm-fresh local design feel,” she said. Other first-round “Hatchlings” are Max Vandenberg, who created typography wooden coasters and phone cases, and Lauren West, who designed the “Rise & Shine” clothing line. Ruggierio said The Hatchery taught her how to transform her graphic design skills into industrial design skills. She said it was difficult to think about what a consumer might want in a product,


Jess Ruggierio, a Tyler student, features her chicken clock in The Hatchery, a student showcase.

rather than think of the design as strictly artistic. “I think we had a happy medium with the design we ended up with,” Ruggierio said. Satalino said he hopes to enter the clock in some sort of industrial design competition for student work. The clock designer is currently working on a second project, which she never would have done if it weren’t for her involvement in the Hatchery, she said.

Ruggierio is making a whole series of clocks for one of her upcoming projects, and she hopes to brand her products and make a website. “She is really talented when it comes to what sells and is visually appealing,” Vandenberg said. In the future, Ruggierio said she wants to stray from her minimalistic style and create some gold and hot pink clocks with glitter. * emily.scott@temple.edu

Jess Ruggierio, a student in Tyler’s entrepreneurial design program, holds her chicken clock in The Hatchery, a new showcase of student designs which opened on Oct.10.







Chilton Davis Varner will present the 2014 Herbert Kolsby lecture, “Reflections on Atticus Finch and Scout: Lessons Learned in the Law,” on Friday from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Varner is a senior partner from King & Spalding law firm and served as the President of the American College of Trial Lawyers. She has been named to the short list of the best female litigators by the National Law Journal, Chambers, Law 360 and Benchmark. Her discussion will take place in the Duane, Morris LLP Moot Courtroom in the Klein Law Building. The event is free and open to all. –Jessica Smith

ICONICITY OR DISCURSIVITY? Dr. Robert Williams will be leading the discussion “Iconicity or Discursivity? Devotional Imagery in Italian Renaissance Art” on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. in Anderson Hall Room 7. He will discuss the recent revival of interest in Renaissance devotional imagery and what it signifies for modern artistic values. The Department of Art History, Tyler School of Art and the University General Activities Fund are sponsoring the discussion. This event is free and open to all. –Jessica Smith


The Hatchery, Tyler’s student design incubator, opened on Oct. 10 as part of the Tyler Art Market.

In honor of National Food Day, the Green Council is hosting a panel discussion tonight from 5:30-7:30 p.m. with grassroots organizations working for food justice in Philadelphia. The event will feature speakers from Sunday Suppers, Rebel Ventures, Norris Square Neighborhood Project and Temple’s Public Health Department. The discussion is free and open to all. –Jessica Smith

MAPPING THE SUSTAINABLE CITY Temple University Libraries is hosting a panel, “Mapping the Sustainable City,” on Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Paley Library lecture hall. The greenSTEM Network and Open Data Philly are groups that use maps and other data visualization tools to help Philadelphians understand that their communities. These panelists will discuss these projects and teach how accessible, transparent information is an important factor of social justice and a crucial element in establishing a sustainable city. This event is open to all, but first come, first serve. –Jessica Smith


Max Vanderberg, a senior graphic design major, sold his designs at The Hatchery’s pop-up Market held on Oct. 10-11.


Student organization Friendship Circle joins volunteers with special needs youth FRIENDSHIP PAGE 7 they are the ones who run it, its through their ing for volunteers. They have several upcomprogram and no one has been doing it recent- ing events, including an AIDS walk later ly,” Schweon said. this month and the meeting in December. “I love the organization because it cre- The organization has a website where more ates a great environment for information can be found for kids with different disabilities people who want to volunteer to come together,” said Emand even for parents who are ily Simons, junior social work looking to find out more about major and co president of The the organization. Friendship Circle. “It incor“My brother has special porates Judaism and Tzedakah needs, so that is also a driv[social action] in one place.” ing force as to why I am doing Schweon and Simons have what I’m doing with my life both previously volunteered for and why I wanted to get inthe organization in different lovolved with it,” said Schweon, cations. They both have a pasan aspiring speech patholosion for working with special gist for children with autism. needs children and their goal is “They are the most honest, Emily Simons / co-founder to expand the organization furopen people. It’s great.” ther onto Temple’s campus. “I’ve always wanted to go The organization is Jewish in a profession that works with based, but anyone is welcome to join. At the children with special needs,” Simons said. “I Sunday meetings, the volunteers try to switch worked in the Life Skills classroom in high up the routine by completing activities like school and worked at a Jewish day camp that singing, baking and arts and crafts. partnered with an organization that brought “Hanukkah is around December, so we children with special needs to day camp. It’s might be doing something for the Jewish always been a passion of mine.” holiday,” Schweon said about the groups upThe meetings are normally held at a vencoming meeting in December. ue just outside of Philadelphia. The children Schweon said that the group is still look- and the volunteers are randomly assigned and

“It creates

a great environment for kids with different disabilities to come together.

often they are paired up differently at each meeting. As of right now, The Friendship Circle is the only active organization on Temple’s Main Campus that works with special needs children. Both Schweon and Simons have been working hard to expand the group that they began to start back up last Spring. “I think it’s a great program for the kids because it’s a safe place. It brings together children with different disabilities together,” Simons said. “Also, it allows them to learn about Judaism and interact with friends through games, crafts, songs, mainly fun. It’s not a typical school or learning experience.” * julia.chiango@temple.edu

The Temple Law Review will hold a symposium, “The (Un)Quiet Realist: Building and Reflecting on the Contributions of Bill Whitford,” on Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. It will examine the studies in corporate or consumer bankruptcy of Whitford, an emeritus professor from the University of Wisconsin. Whitford’s work has been influential in describing the boundaries between consumers and businesses. University experts will engage Whitford’s work through a series of panel discussions. Registration is required and accessible through the Temple Law website. –Jessica Smith

LASER TAG There will be a laser tag event at the third floor Pearson and McGonigle Halls recreation court 3FC on Friday night from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Registration is required and can be completed this week at the court. This event is free and open to all through Campus Recreation. –Jessica Smith





Board approves 20-year EPCH lease BOATHOUSE LEASE APPROVED

Temple will enter into a 20-year sublease agreement with the Philadelphia Authority for Industrial Development to renovate the East Park Canoe House, where the crew and rowing teams store their boats. The Board of Trustees’ general body approved the decision at a Tuesday meeting in Sullivan Hall on Main Campus. The university expects the project to cost $5.5 million, $2.5 million of which will come from the City of Philadelphia. H.F. “Gerry” Lenfest donated the remaining $3 million in February, which coincided with the city’s initial announcement of the renovation. The expense report for the project, a part of the public agenda from the meeting, was signed by President Theobald on Sept. 17. The lease for the Boathouse Row property includes two 10-year renewal options and would require Temple to provide and maintain public restrooms on the property. -Joe Brandt



Former University of Massachusetts player Jesse Morgan is still awaiting a ruling from the NCAA that will determine if the 6-foot-5, 190-pound guard is eligible to play for Temple in the spring semester. Morgan is only eligible to play until the start of the second semester in January 2015, when his fiveyear eligibility period runs out. After he was dismissed from UMass as a junior for disciplinary reasons in Spring 2013, he transferred to Temple that summer. His career soon appeared to be largely over, though, as an eligibility appeal from Morgan was denied last year, making him unable to play in the 2013-14 season in adherence to the NCAA’s transfer policy. If Morgan’s appeal is denied, he’d be ineligible to play until the start of the Spring 2015 semester on Jan. 12. -Andrew Parent



A member of this year’s lacrosse team participates in a scrimmage against La Salle.



Temple fell back a spot in week six of the Penn Monto/NFHCA Division I National Coaches Poll, coming in at the No. 16 spot. The Owls also fell back three spots in the NCAA’s RPI (ratings percentage index) rankings heading into this weekend, placing at No. 10 after coming in at No. 7 last week with what was determined to be the second toughest schedule in the nation, according to fieldhockeycorner.com. Temple’s strength of schedule is now ninth in the nation. -Nick Tricome


With seven goals in two games last weekend, it comes as little surprise that senior forward Amber Youtz was named the Big East Offensive Player of the Week for the second time this season. Youtz came up with a four-goal performance in

Friday’s 6-3 win against conference rival Villanova, then produced another hat-trick in Sunday’s 5-1 defeat of La Salle. The Dauphin, Pennsylvania native leads the team, and the conference, in scoring with 21 goals and 45 points. Her 2.81 points per game average is fourth in the nation, while her 1.31 goals per game average leads the nation. The senior has 63 goals, 22 assists and 148 points in her career to this point. She ranks fourth all-time in goals and points for the program, needing five more goals and 16 more points to tie Monica Mills (1981-84) for third in each category. There are three games remaining in the regular season. Youtz also earned Corvias ECAC Field Hockey Offensive Player of the Week and the Phila Field Hockey Attacker of the Week honors last Wednesday. -Nick Tricome

Alumni Alli Lokey (2004-07), a former Atlantic 10 Offensive Player of the Year, was inducted into the Elizabethtown Area High School Hall of Fame. As an Owl, Lokey scored 37 goals and 95 points for her career, which are both good for eighth alltime in the program. She was also named to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association All-America Second Team to go along with her conference offensive player of the year award in her senior year. Lokey earned four varsity letters in field hockey and basketball in high school, and two more in softball, making the Lancaster-Lebanon League all-star team at least once in each sport. She also earned a first team Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association all-state selection for field hockey in her senior season. -Nick Tricome



Temple wrapped up its fall on a high note Sun-

day. The Owls competed in exhibition play against Drexel, La Salle, St. Joseph’s and Villanova in the eighth annual Philly 5 tournament at Geasey Field, an all-day event that coach Bonnie Rosen said came with the team’s most complete performance. “We were all very excited to see what we could do,” Rosen said. “I was really thrilled with the way the team played. We saw a lot of really good individual performances. But more importantly, I think it was the best collective play that we had all fall, and some of the best play I’ve seen out of this team over the past couple years.” Temple finished 6-10 last season, falling just short of making the Big East Tournament in the regular season finale. -Nick Tricome

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Coach Matt Rhule is 6-12 in his first 18 games at the helm. The second-year coach was ‘surprised’ at the game’s final score due to his team’s turnovers.

Owls fail to protect football in loss WALKER PAGE 22 pen]. The third one was a tipped ball, probably a little bit high. So one bad decision, one probably on [Shippen], giving him a chance to make a play, and then one was just a bad pass.” The Owls scored a season-low 10 points, nearly 30 points less than their season average heading into the contest. Given the way his team played, Rhule said he didn’t expect the game to end as closely as it did. “We knew that coming in that [committing turnovers] was what couldn’t happen and it happened,” Rhule said. “I’m surprised it was that

close, to be quite honest.” omore running back Jahad Thomas, The Owls’ offense sputtered who has started the last two games. throughout the game, failing to match Thomas’ 146 yards on respecthe Houston attack led by Ward Jr., a tive screen plays of 72 and 74 yards converted wide receiver who amassed accounted for 56 percent of Walker’s 268 passing yards and two touch- passing yards. downs while completing Thomas said UP NEXT 29 of 33 passes. his team came out Walker, on the other Owls at Central Florida tense in the first Oct. 25 at 5 p.m. hand, threw for 259 yards, half and strugbut completed just 41 pergled as a result. cent of his passes in a 12-of-29 perfor“In the first half it seemed like mance, and threw three interceptions everyone was uptight and we weren’t to go with his one touchdown strike. playing our brand, our style of footWalker’s yardage total came pri- ball,” Thomas said. “In the second half marily from long screen runs by soph- we settled down a little bit and started

playing our brand. Throughout the whole game we just weren’t playing Temple football.” “If it wasn’t for the turnovers we definitely would have had a better chance of winning the game, but we still had a shot in the fourth quarter,” Thomas added. The Owls will remain on the road next Saturday against Central Florida, which edged Tulane 20-13 last Saturday for its fourth win of the season. * esmith@temple.edu ( 215.204. 9537 T @ejsmitty17

er said. Recalling her time at Twin Valley High School, Kroener said she always took a mentality of being willing to play wherever the coach needed her, even though she knows her strengths probably lie best at midfield. But for a few games, she was needed to step in at defensive center back. Shronk injured her right thumb off a deflected shot during a 5-0 win against Kent State on Sept. 27. Although Shronk was able to play through the injury, making the start the next day against American University, she rotated in and out of the center back spot with Kroener. “It worked well,” Shronk said. “[Kroener] knows the game, she can see the field as well, she knows the spots. For her to drop back there, it definitely helps out the team because she does a great job, back there, especially if I can’t be in there to help out.” “It was pretty seamless,” Shronk added. “Nicole’s a great defender in the midfield, so naturally she is a great defender in the backfield.” It ended up being a move that, even though it was at a position she doesn’t have as much experience in, Kroener was able to pull off. Transition isn’t anything new to her. “I kind of like playing defense a little bit more, because I can sit back and see the whole field,” Kroener said. “I also played defense in soccer in high school as well. I’ve played a lot of sports in different positions, so transition for me is not that hard of a task.” Both players have since returned to their usual positions, with the team looking to limit its mistakes and fix up any holes as the postseason begins to draw near. At 11-5 (2-1 Big East), with three regular season games left, the goal is still the same from the start of the season: get to the NCAA tournament. “We were so close last year,” Kroener said. “I don’t see the season ending until we make it to the [NCAA tournament] and go as far as we can.” * nick.tricome@temple.edu @itssnick215





Long travels presenting challenges The volleyball team has already gone to six different states. GREG FRANK The Temple News The Owls thought it was tough before. Traveling to schools in states like South Carolina and Rhode Island was one matter, but the radius of schools in the American Athletic Conference has posed a different type of challenge for the volleyball team during the past two seasons. Temple opened its season with a tournament in Syracuse and later on in the non-conference part of the schedule played a tournament in Brooklyn. Those two trips were two of the shorter ones all season for the Owls. Temple opened play in The American traveling to Connecticut and East Carolina. The team then flew to Florida for a two-game slate against Central Florida and South Florida. This past weekend, Temple traveled to Texas and then New Orleans for matches against Houston and Tulane, respectively. With longer trips in The American, and weekend matches often taking place on Fridays and Sundays, junior libero Alyssa Drachslin said the trips can pose an additional challenge aside from the in-game competition. “Wednesday night we’re prepared to leave [for the weekend],” junior libero Alyssa Drachslin said. “We don’t get back to Philly until Sunday at maybe midnight and so bouncing back to school is the hardest part.” Senior middle blocker Jennifer Iacobini agreed. DONALD OTTO TTN “Flying’s tough on your Junior libero Alyssa Drachslin leads the team with 72 sets played during the year. body, too,” Iacobini said. “We get really exhausted and then ers on the roster who have been team uses the heavy traveling other on the airplane, we’re eatwe have pracw i t h time as a useful bonding experi- ing together, warming up toUP NEXT tice, so we have Tem- ence. gether, going to bed together, Owls vs. Southern Methodist p l e to be ready to “We’re always together you switch roommates so you Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. get going.” for a when we’re away,” Drachslin get to know different people on However, year or less, Drachslin said the said. “We’re sitting next to each the team so I definitely think for a team that has 11 of 16 play-

that it helps with the bonding aspect.” For coach Bakeer Ganes, sport science plays an integral role in ensuring his team is able to hold up through the long trips and can be fresh once it’s time to hit the court. “We make sure they eat right and that they drink enough fluids,” Ganes said. “We try to monitor their sleep to make sure they have enough rest which is very important in the recovery phase and then we monitor practices and the amount of practicing.” After a morning lifting session and an afternoon practice on Tuesday, Ganes said he and the staff ease up the intensity of training during the remainder of the week leading up to the team’s weekend action. Ganes has different expectations for the road portion of the schedule as opposed to when the Owls are in playing at home in McGonigle Hall. “To compete on the road is much harder,” Ganes said. “We try to spilt on the road and if we do that, I think that’s a pretty successful weekend. At home, we try to win every match because we are comfortable to the environment and we should be a little more rested than the opposing team.” With eight matches completed in The American, Ganes is content with his team’s current standing at 14-6 (5-3 The American) and nearing the halfway point of the conference schedule. “I think we’re pretty solid,” Ganes said. “It could have been better, but it could have also been worse.” Coming up, Temple will play six of its next eight conference matches at home, beginning with matchups against Southern Methodist and Tulsa this weekend. * greg.frank@temple.edu T @G_Frank6

Former players remember beginnings of club MURRAY PAGE 22 termined,” said Blaszczyk, who took in his friend’s puppy, a cairn terrier named Karma, after Murray passed. Jenks explained how Temple’s ice hockey club was originally comprised of a few college students who rented the ice to play the sport they grew up with. At the time, they weren’t a structured team. “It was back in 1977 when a group of us decided to join a league,” Jenks said. The group joined the Delaware Valley Collegiate Hockey Conference and hit the ice. If this group of college players were going to form a legitimate regulation team, they needed money, jerseys, helmets, mouthguards and, of course, players. Jenks registered himself and his friends, including Blaszczyk, set up a schedule of 30 games – 14 of them nonleague contests and 16 league matchups – and hosted tryouts. “Once we had a program together and a league team, we started attracting great talent,” Jenks said. The group charged around $10 for each potential player as a way to get the team’s funds going. About 40-50 players came out, Murray being among them. Jenks still remembers the first time he saw Murray play, describing him as “really good” during tryouts and easily making the team. Jenks said the time spent together as teammates led to a strong friendship between him-


The men’s ice hockey club served as an outlet for members to not only play, but to encourage each other to excel academically.

self and Murray. “We evolved not only as friends, but as teammates,” Jenks said. “We became a solid core team.” Occasionally without a coach, or financial support, the team was forced to put in significant effort to maintain the

program. “We really just coached each other,” Jenks said. “Most of the time we financed ourselves. … I’m proud of what we started.” Three years later, the team went on to make the playoffs in 1980, Jenks and Blaszczyk’s se-

nior year. Cited as a “big part” of the success, Murray was with the team all three years and ended up finishing as one of its leading scorers. About 15-20 of the team’s original members are expected to attend Sunday’s ceremony from all over the country.

Jenks said he is hoping to start a scholarship in his teammate’s name, as well as making the memorial game in Murray’s name an annual event. * chelsea.ann.rovnan@temple.edu

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the American Cancer Society. According to the Coaches vs. Cancer website, coaches have helped contribute more than $87 million since 1993. Temple is one of four host schools for the tournament, and while the opportunity to face national-powerhouse Duke in the Barclays Center is attractive, the event eyes a bigger picture. “The Coaches vs. Cancer program has meant a lot to all of us in particular in Philadelphia,” Dunphy said. “We are grateful to have the opportunity to be in it, and we are doing whatever we can to raise awareness and support for the Coaches vs. Cancer program.” The opportunity to be placed on a national stage and draw attention to cancer research is why Dunphy said his job is so important. Beyond the element of coaching basketball teams, he said he knows that his position of status is one that he cannot take lightly, and he tries to impress the same image onto his players. “We have to look at ourselves and say to ourselves that we are a lucky group of people,” Dunphy said. “We are very fortunate to do what it is that we do.” “[Dunphy’s community service] means a lot,” senior guard Will Cummings said. “It shows us that there is more to life than what we do on the court.” Even though Dunphy typically plays a proactive role in seeking out ways to better the community, he recently demonstrated his willingness to oblige being in the background as well. When junior forward Jaylen Bond said he was taking part in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk of Philadelphia, his coach was happy to just tag along. Bond’s aunt passed away from breast cancer. As someone who has yet to play a minute in a game for Dunphy, Bond said it speaks volumes about the kind of coach he plays for. “I knew he was a great character guy and that’s someone that I wanted to play for,” Bond said. “Even if things aren’t going well on the court I know he’s going to be there for me.” With a maximum of five years to mentor and coach a player, community service isn’t the focal point of his job description. But it hasn’t stopped Dunphy from showing his players the right way to think about – and conduct – their business. “He has shown us that we have it easy,” Cummings said. “Other people are going through much greater things than we are going through. When we complain, we think about people who are going through other things, and that there’s much more to life than just basketball.” While Dunphy is coming off his worst season at Temple, the team has added significant pieces to help prevent it from happening again. But for Dunphy, his impact off the court is almost as crucial as his impact on it. “Perspective is a good way of looking at this,” Dunphy said. “It gives you time to reflect on what really is important in life. * ibrahim.jacobs@temple.edu T @ibrahimjacobs




conference play | women’s soccer

Sophomore midfielder Elaine Byerley pursues South Florida midfielder Kate Loye during last Sunday’s game against the Bulls. The Owls lost 2-0, their fourth conference loss of the season.


After 2013 conference struggles, Owls rebound The squad was picked second-last in The American preseason rankings. OWEN MCCUE The Temple News Even the team didn’t see it coming. The Owls, who were picked to finish second-last in the preseason American Athletic Conference Coaches Poll, currently sit in the seventh spot behind No. 18 Central Florida and Memphis. The women’s soccer team was ranked fifth in the Northeast region by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America last week, and has a 10-6-1 record through 17 games. “I knew that we had seri-

ous potential for this season but I wouldn’t have been extremely confident in saying that we would be this successful,” senior defender Alyssa Kirk said. Junior goalkeeper Shauni Kerkhoff, who has five shutouts on the season, shared a similar sentiment. “I thought that we would eventually get to this point, but I thought it wouldn’t be for a couple of years,” Kerkhoff said. “I never thought that we would be fifth in the region before I left Temple. It just amazes me thinking about how far we’ve come since I came in.” Coming into the season, several players said they felt they were an improved group from a year ago. A historic seven-game win streak to start the season helped back that up in the early going, as the Owls had six wins total

and just one victory in confer- around with a roster that resembles last year’s team. ence play last season. O’Connor said the physiAfter back-to-back losses to Delaware and La Salle to cal step up his players made in end its non-conference sched- the offseason is one reason why ule, though, it was still unclear Temple has been able to comhow Temple would fare in The pete in what he thinks is an improved conference. American. “We were so out of it ath“At the start of the year, even as good as we were doing letically last year,” O’Connor said. “This year up until that point UP NEXT with the same it was still like, ‘Alright. This Owls at Delaware State players we are Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. one of the most is about to get athletic teams.” real. This is Mental toughness is also a about to get different,” coach new factor that O’Connor said Seamus O’Connor said. This team, which sports a he has seen in his team. The 3-4-1 conference record thus Owls have been able to bounce far, has made the leap from the back from adversity as they basement of The American to a have yet to drop back-to-back conference games. competitor in the conference. Kirk agreed that whether While transfers Kayla Cunningham and Gina DiTaranto it is bouncing back from lethave contributed, the Owls have ting up a goal or losing games, been able to make the turn- her team’s ability to continue to

fight is something she has never seen before. “We literally never lose our fight, we might go down a goal but we immediately are right back in the game getting momentum back,” Kirk said. “It’s something I’ve never seen out of this team and the ability to fight back like this is such a dangerous strength, and probably our biggest strength at this point.” Kerkhoff said she believes the team’s willingness to fight late in games has played a major role in the team’s success. “The biggest strength for our team is our physicality and toughness for sure,” Kerkhoff said. “Our Philly attitude is what separates us from other teams.” Already with their best season on paper in recent memory, the Owls said they are not fin-

ished yet. With a strong RPI and competing with teams in the conference, players said they are prepared to make a run in the conference tournament, as well as an appearance in the NCAA tournament. Kirk, who has three goals this year, said there is no other way to think in her final season with the program. “Our goal is to win the conference,” Kirk said. “I can’t think about anything else at this point. For me, it’s do or die this season so my goal is absolutely winning the conference and going to the NCAA tournament. We just need to stay confident and focused, and keep finding ways to put the ball in the net.” * owen.mccue@temple.edu

golf spotlight | brandon matthews

Quinn: Matthews the ‘greatest’ in school history The senior has had a strong start, posting four Top 7 finishes. MICHAEL GUISE The Temple News Coach Brian Quinn calls Brandon Matthews an eraser. His ability to consistently post a low score is something the golf team has come to expect of the junior tri-captain. His consistency helps alleviate a teammate’s mistake. “Since he’s been on this team, he has played the same. … Everyone knows Brandon is going to do his deal and pull his weight,” Quinn said. Since Matthews stepped on Main Campus three years ago, success has followed him. In his first tournament as an Owl, he won the Hartford Invitational with an eagle on the first playoff hole. To this day, Matthews said he still feels the effects of the result. “Probably one of the best, if not the best shot of my life,” Matthews said. “It got my college career jump-started and gave me a lot of confidence

that I know I can come through when it matters.” As a freshman, Matthews won three tournaments and finished in the Top 10 in eight of 12 tournaments. As a sophomore, Matthews won one tournament but had eight Top 5 finishes and lowered his stroke average from 72.5 as a freshman to 71.5. These results are not surprising to Quinn, who believes Matthews is a special player. “I think he is one of the greatest talents in the country,” Quinn said. “He is without a doubt a ‘phenom.’ … You are awestruck when you watch him do what he does.” This year, Matthews has continued his success. This season, Matthews has posted four straight Top 7 finishes, including a first-place finish at the Temple Invitational. Dating back to last season, Matthews has finished in the Top 7 in seven out of his last eight tournaments. “For me it is an absolute privilege to be his coach. … He is a once in a lifetime player,” Quinn said. “What he has and what he can do with the golf ball … there are only a few people can do it.” Quinn said he believes

Matthews’ busy summer, in which he competed in the U.S. Amateur Championship and the British Amateur Championships, is one reason Matthews has continued his strong play. The constant travel and playing time allowed Matthews to learn more about himself and the game of golf. Quinn said it was the “greatest teacher for him.” “This summer was a great summer for [Matthews],” Quinn said. “He got to travel. He never traveled in his life … but he learned a lot. … It really showed him the value of taking care of your body, time management and efficient practice.” Matthews is focused on improving and preparing himself for a potential professional career. He knows it’s great to win, but he sees the whole picture. “It’s not that I’m expecting myself to win more tournaments. It’s more of making less mistakes and growing as a golfer,” Matthews said. Matthews said he attributes his development as a golfer to all the work Quinn has done with him. During the last three years, no one has had a bigger influence on Matthews than Quinn.


Brandon Matthews has improved from a 72.5 stroke average his freshman year to a 71.5 average.

“Over the past three years … I’ve learn how to play the game,” Matthews said. “Coach Quinn has helped me immensely over my last couple years and taught me how to play golf.” The extensive time the two have spent together has led to a special bond between them.

Quinn called Matthews a “part of my family.” As the team comes close to wrapping up their fall schedule, Quinn has seen enough of Matthews to know he is already in a special category. “In my opinion, he is the greatest golf talent that has ever

played at Temple right now,” Quinn said. * michael.guise@temple.edu T @MikeG2511


Despite last year’s struggles and a low ranking, the women’s soccer team has started conference play with three wins. PAGE 21

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The volleyball team has traveled to various states in the beginning of its season during play in The American. PAGE 20

The lacrosse team scrimmaged against Big 5 schools, East Park Canoe House lease approved, other news and notes. PAGE 19




field hockey

Kroener grows in final season 60 minutes a game. The center-mid spot is a two-way position, however, and Kroener, especially during the past few weeks, has held up well defensively. In matchups against Villanova and La NICK TRICOME Salle last weekend, both teams The Temple News struggled to move the ball up through the middle of the field, Nicole Kroener is a perfec- with Kroener seemingly on top of any pass that came across. tionist. “When I step into a posiBut through her first two tion, I usually think ‘OK, what years at Temple, she admitted are the responsibilities and the to taking that too far toward the roles that I’m supposed to do? realm of extreme. What main objectives do I need “Freshman and sophomore to fulfill?’” Kroener said. “So year was definitely trying to when I go into center-mid, I hold myself to a standard, but think of it as I’m a distributor, not let it debilitate me,” the seand a passer nior co-captain and a playmaksaid. “If I make er.” a mistake, I just That job need to recover comes with right away and having to not let it show on handle how the field. Those the team tranare some of the sitions from things I really defense to ofhad to overcome Nicole Kroener / senior midfielder fense. to make sure I “Getting was improving the ball from one side of the my play.” field to the other,” Kroener said. She has become the anchor “Not necessarily taking on five of Temple’s midfield since. players, but maybe eliminating Kroener has started in all of Temple’s games for the past one person, drawing another four years. She has started in girl’s defender and distributing every game since the beginning her.” “And as a defensive [cenof her freshman season. tral midfielder], most of the She played less than 60 time I’m marking one of the minutes in three games during forwards,” Kroener added. the 2012 season, with 48 min“Helping [junior defender Tayutes being her lowest, and just lor Shronk] mark one of the once in 2013, logging 54 minforwards to keep the ball out of utes in a 4-0 shutout of Appalaour defensive 16, so that backs chian State. don’t have to deal with that.” During those two seasons, All while providing supthe Morgantown native racked port up front when needed. up eight goals and 20 assists in 41 starts. Fourteen games Basically, “it’s a whole mix of into this season, Kroener added roles that I need to do,” Kroenthree goals and six assists to her KROENER PAGE 19 career, playing in no less than

Since her freshman campaign, Nicole Kroener has become a staple on her team.

“If I make a

mistake, I just need to recover right away.


The men’s ice hockey club poses for a team photo in the early years of its existence. Mark Murray was an original member of the club, which was formed in 1977.

Honoring a ‘brother’

The late Mark Murray, an original member of the ice hockey club, will be honored by alumni this weekend. CHELSEA ROVNAN The Temple News


efore his death, Mark Murray decided he didn’t want to be dressed in a suit for the day of his funeral. He wanted to wear

his jersey. An operative part of the creation of the men’s ice hockey club, the 58-year-old 1980 Temple ice hockey alumnus passed away of multiple myeloma, a severe type of bone marrow cancer, on Sept. 11. He will be honored by the club on Oct. 26 during its game against Penn State. Murray and his friends were given the news of his disease in July 2013. This past January, Murray received a bone marrow


Former ice hockey player Mark Murray.

transplant in hopes of bouncing back. However, the former forward relapsed instead – fighting all the while. In his final

days, Murray told his loving and supportive girlfriend of 18 years, Barbara Christon, his final request: to be buried in his Owls jersey. “That hit me pretty hard,” said Mike Jenks, who graduated from Temple the same year as Murray and was his longtime friend and teammate. To Jenks, Murray’s last wish was a display of camaraderie. Murray’s decision showed just how much respect he had for the friendships he made on the team and how he truly loved the players, along with their time spent together. When Jenks heard of the heartfelt request, he took action. “He was not only a friend, but a brother,” said Joe Blaszczyk, a Temple alumnus who was close friends with Murray ever since their time with the team. “He was a leader on and off the ice.” Blaszczyk said he and Murray held phone conversations daily during Murray’s battle with his illness. “He was somebody that was very de-



Turnovers plague Walker, Owls in loss to conference foe Walker threw three interceptions and fumbled in the loss. EJ SMITH Sports Editor

Sophomore quarterback P.J. Walker has thrown seven interceptions in 2014, one less than his total from last year.

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P.J. Walker re-enacted the Cougars’ greatest nightmare. Inches away from the goal line, the Owls’ sophomore quarterback fumbled away a chance at the game-tying score, keeping the scoreline at 17-10 in the third quarter. The Cougars faced a similar fate two weeks before, when their sophomore quarterback, Greg Ward Jr., fumbled the ball inches away from the gamewinning touchdown against Central Florida. Coach Matt Rhule pointed out the emphasis the Temple coaching staff has placed on not jeopardizing the football for the sake of the extra yard. “We don’t reach the ball on the goal line for a reason,” Rhule said. “Houston learned that the hard way a few weeks ago against UCF. We did some things that are uncharacteristic of our team. One of those was

reaching the ball over, and you see what happens. When you do things you are not trained to do, you see what happens. You fumble the ball away.” Walker’s fumble was one of four turnovers he was responsible for on the night, as he threw three interceptions, one of which was returned for a touchdown. Walker’s three interceptions increased his season total up to seven, just one shy of his total during a 2013 season in which he compiled roughly 100 more passing attempts than he has through the first six games of the 2014 season. Despite the lackluster interception total, Rhule attributed the turnovers as the result of compounding factors. “I thought the first one, [Houston junior defensive back Trevon Stewart] made a great play on the ball,” Rhule said. “On the second one, [Walker] threw the ball where it was supposed to go, and it was one-onone down the sideline. [Houston junior defensive back William Jackson] took the ball from [junior receiver Brandon Ship-


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Volume 93 Issue 9  

Issue for Tuesday October 21, 2014.

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Issue for Tuesday October 21, 2014.


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