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Students volunteer for “Undy 5000”


Today at 3 p.m., Jacob Hashimoto, an artist who uses traditional kite-making techniques and forms for his 3-D wall works, will talk about the process for his new installation in Temple Contemporary. -Albert Hong

An organization of pre-med students supported the annual 5K to help raise awareness for colon cancer.


By HENRY SAVAGE The Temple News When it comes to raising awareness for colon cancer in the annual “Undy 5000,” it doesn’t matter what the walkers wear—be it boxers, capes or costumes. Having celebrated its eighth year on Sept. 12 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Undy 5000 is a walk/run fundraising event where runners compete against each other in their undergarments and other various apparel for the CCA, or Colon Cancer Alliance. Supporters from all over came to raise awareness, including Temple’s own SNMA-MAPS, or Student National Medical Association-Minority Association of Premedical Students. The student organization is a pre-professional health organization established in 1964, and Temple’s chapter is dedicated to encouraging students of color to get involved in medical and scientific careers. Elifnaz Okan, senior biology major and SNMA-MAPS’ community service chair and secretary, said the group aims to give members experience with seeing the survivors of the diseases and disorders they read about in their books. Starting with raising awareness for colon cancer, the organization plans to be a part of a different walk each month to support patients struggling with different diseases like lupus and Alzheimer’s. For the Undy 5000, there were sponsor and information tents on the grass field next to Paine’s Park, with an inflatable colon attendees could walk through. Meanwhile, teams of underwear-clad families, friends and survivors warmed up for a 5K that meant more than just a race. It was a day for those affected by colon cancer to come together and celebrate their surviving loved ones, while also remembering the people they’ve lost. Alex Mateo, the husband of a colon cancer survivor, was at the Undy 5000 cheering for his wife and taking pictures of the event. “My wife, three years ago, was diagnosed,” Mateo said. “It was something that she just wasn’t feeling right, went to the doctors and they caught it early enough.” According to the CCA, nearly 140,000 Americans are diagnosed with colon cancer each year, and the disease claimed more than 50,000 lives in the U.S. in 2014. Speakers from the CCA at the event stressed the importance of early diagnosis being the best way to beat this deadly disease. With more runs and awareness events for colon cancer planned, the organization

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done with your education, you needed to go home.” Ting’s father, who graduated from medical school in 1943, served in the U.S. military during World War II. The Second War Powers Act of 1942 allowed him to stay in the country since it stated that foreign nationals on active duty were automatically considered citizens. As a professor, he urges his students to know about their “immigration story” and the importance of studying their family history. According to, 27 per-

To celebrate the opening day of the “Uncommon Core” gallery in the Stella Elkins Tyler Gallery, the Tyler School of Art will offer free coffee and cookies to attendants. Tomorrow at 11 a.m., students and faculty are encouraged to visit the gallery, which features artwork by Temple’s medical school graduate students. -Michaela Winberg


Tomorrow at noon, the “Beyond the Notes” concert series will begin at Paley Library. Tomorrow’s session will feature “Domestic Tranquility,” with animation and music created by Maurice Wright, a professor at the Boyer College of Music and Dance. Students are encouraged to bring their lunch to the event and enter this year’s Beyond the Notes trivia contest. The next session, “Musical Gems in a New Setting with Jeffrey Solow (cello) and Elise Auerbach (piano),” will take place Oct. 21 at noon. -Michaela Winberg



The “Undy 5000” is an annual walk/run where runners wear undergarments, costumes and other apparel to raise awareness for colon cancer.

hopes people can start to learn the necessary knowledge to diagnose and treat their cancer early on. Altogether, the fundraiser brought in more than $47,000 in donations according to the CCA, and a large amount of the proceeds will go to support screening navigation programs at the Abramson Cancer Center, of the University of Pennsylvania Health System. The rest will go toward national prevention, research and patient support initiatives for the CCA. All the Temple students who were at the race to volunteer their time in the preparation and running were pre-professional health students, that in time will also meet people struggling with colon cancer.

“Most doctors and medical professionals are constantly exposed to people at their worst times in hopes that they can aid them to going back to their best,” Okan said. “However, participating in these walks lets us see all of the wonderful people who have been treated and cured, so it gives us a little glimpse of hope.” Their next walk will be the Lupus Loop Oct. 25 which is a walk to raise money and awareness for the autoimmune disorder Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. *

Jan Ting | Temple law professor

tion. “We’re in a democracy and the American people need to make up their minds about what they want,” he said. “For this reason, immigration is a hot issue because it is too hard of a choice to make.” “We are having a big immigration debate in our country

because people only have two choices, but they do not like either one of them,” Ting added. “They do not like open borders, but they do not like enforcing a numeric limit on how many immigrants we should allow in the country.”

The Student Center and Sodexo are teaming up to host dinner and a movie night on Thursday. Dinner will be provided by Sodexo and held in the Underground at 6 p.m., followed by a showing of “Magic Mike XXL” in The Reel at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 for students and are available at The Reel Box Office, which is open Wednesday-Friday from noon to 6 p.m. -Michaela Winberg

On Saturday, The Boyer College of Music and Dance will hold free introductory music classes for adults and dance classes for children. These classes will take place at Temple’s Center City Campus and they will be offered through Temple Music Prep, which is the non-credit division of Boyer. To register for the free classes, participants can visit, click “Courses” and search “MUSPREP0005.” -Michaela Winberg


Career Week will begin on Monday with Career Fair Prep and a university-wide Job & Internship Fair. Students can visit different stations at the event to meet with employers and learn about job interview preparation, like what to wear and how to research for the interview. The event will take place in the Student Center atrium from 4 to 5 p.m. -Michaela Winberg

* gail.vivar@temple.ed

Voice of the People | MEGAN SABATINO



“I’m an academic, and you are supposed to write about what you are teaching in order to make your teaching better.” cent of Americans do not know where their family lived before they came to the U.S., and only 50 percent of American families have ever researched their family roots. Recently, immigration has become a trending topic among the 2016 Presidential candidates, as well as a national conversa-

As a part of the Fall Provost Lecture Series, Mayor of Rome, Italy Ignazio R. Marino will visit Temple Thursday. There will be a reception with refreshments at 4:30 p.m. in Mitten Hall, and then Marino will speak at 5:30 p.m. in the Temple Performing Arts Center. Marino was a world-famous organ transplant surgeon who practiced in Philadelphia for four years, among other cities in the United States and Italy. In 2013, Marino was elected Rome’s mayor. The mayor’s lecture is entitled “Transplantation: From Surgery to Reviving the Eternal City.” Seating for this event is limited, and students are encouraged to register early at by clicking “Provost Lecture Series: Mayor of Rome, Italy, Ignazio R. Marino.” -Michaela Winberg

“What are your plans for the Pope’s visit?”






“I’m just kinda hanging around the city, not really doing much. … If it’s crowded, I’m staying on campus.”

“I was going to go downtown and try to take crowd shots for fun.”

“No immediate plans, I’m really just happy for the day off that we are getting!”


Volume 94 Issue 5  

Issue for Tuesday September 22 2015