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                                                                                                                 Left: The career center will help bring alumni to campus
                                                                                                                 to speak to students, much like Daily News sports writer
                                                                                                                 Phil Jasner, JOUR ’64, did during the fall 2009 semester.
                                                                                                                 Below: The center will organize career workshops
                                                                                                                 throughout the academic year.




                                                                                                                                                                                  FALL 2009

SCT offers ally in professional development
Even in the best economic times, fully under-            And that’s where the School of Communications           While work continues to create a space for the
standing the intricacies of the job-seeking process      and eater hopes to help.                                center on the ground oor of Annenberg Hall,
is a great way to stand out over the competition.                                                                programming is already happening. When fully
                                                         In an e ort to assist its students with the transi-
                                                                                                                 operational, the center will be managed by aca-
But faced with ever-rising unemployment rates,           tion into the working world,        is in the process                                                                BOARD OF VISITORS
                                                                                                                 demic advisor Patrick Gordon,         ’ , who also
many current students are concerned about life           of developing a Center for Student Professional                                                                      Lew Klein, Chair
                                                                                                                 works as a freelance writer. Programming will
a er graduation. Just ask Jackie Hopkins, a com-         Development to act as a supporting force to the                                                                      Jane Creamer Sullivan ’70,
                                                                                                                 include career development services and activi-
munications and history major set to graduate in         university’s Career Center.                                                                                              Co-chair
                                                                                                                 ties, workshops on the graduate school application           Steve Capus ’86
January      .
                                                         “ e Career Center does an excellent job in assist-      process and tips on getting involved in research             John P. Connolly ’79
Hopkins hopes to land a job at a public relations        ing       students,” says Assistant Dean for Student    opportunities.                                               Tom Conti ’82
agency, a nonpro t organization or an institute of       A airs Kimberly Guyer. “ is will allow us to take                                                                    Bill Daly ’77
                                                                                                                 Faculty members have already demonstrated an                 Johanna DeStefano
higher learning.                                         it to the next level.”
                                                                                                                 interest in the programming, and Gordon hopes                Jason George ’96
“I worked (and am still working) extremely hard              e    center will be able to provide special         excitement about the center spreads even further             Bill Giles
                                                                                                                 so he can help        students “capitalize on the fac-       Joanne Harmelin
throughout my college career, gained experience          insight into matters unique to the types of jobs
                                                                                                                                                                              H. Chase Lenfest
through internships, networked, and even though          its students are seeking, such as how to compile a      ulty’s ties to the students’ future elds,” he says.          Brian S. Mattes ’77, ’84
I am graduating a semester early, the current sta-       portfolio, the preferred way to display clips or how                                                                 Stephen P. Miskin ’91
                                                                                                                 Guyer sees the center as a great way for alumni to
tistics and situation seem to say ‘it is not enough.’”   to organize a theater resume.                                                                                        Arlene Notoro Morgan ’67
                                                                                                                 o er their expertise to current     students. In a
                                                                                                                                                                              Sharon Pinkenson ’69, ’71
                                                                                                                       survey circulated to     alumni, percent               Shirley M. Powell ’88

Message from the Dean’s Office                                                                                   of respondents indicated an interest in sharing
                                                                                                                 their career experiences with current students.
                                                                                                                                                                              Bernie Prazenica ’79
                                                                                                                                                                              Merrill Reese ’64
                                                                                                                                                                              Denise R. Rolfe ’81
Thomas Jacobson, Interim Dean, School of Communications and Theater                                              “[I] rmly believe in the importance of the school            Roy Shapiro
                                                                                                                 providing professional development,” said an                 Tony Summerlin
As Temple’s Access to Excellence campaign draws          the toughest job markets this country has ever seen.    anonymous        graduate whose donation is
                                                                                                                 partially funding the center. “I see resumes from            ALUMNI EXECUTIVE BOARD
to a close at the end of    , I encourage you to         I applaud the work of the Student A airs O ce and
provide support to the university in its th anni-        look forward to seeing      students bene t from        people who clearly could have used some help                 Fred Maher ’85, ’01, President
                                                                                                                 from their schools.”                                         Leslie Banks ’98
versary. ere is still time to participate in what        the program and its new facility in Annenberg Hall.                                                                  Catie Borzillo ’09
has proven to be a very successful campaign and                                                                  Guyer agrees. “We want to make sure students                 Kara Deniz ’03, ’05
                                                         Stay tuned to Intercom and to    ’s newly rede-
to help ensure that we continue to provide a strong                                                              are aware of their options and know what it’s like           Cathy Engel ’93
                                                         signed web site at www.temple.edu/sct for more big                                                                   Trish Furman ’06
education for our current and future students. Just                                                              to work in a certain eld early in their academic
                                                         news as the      –     academic year progresses.                                                                     Michael Lear-Olimpi ’91
visit www.accesstoexcellenceattemple.com.                                                                        careers.”                                                    Letizia Rubino ’03, ’06
To help maintain and grow the educational                                                                        Alumni who wish to get involved in programming               Tamica Tanksley ’00
experience for      students, Assistant Dean                                                                                                                                  Brian Torrence ’01
                                                                                                                 opportunities should contact Patrick Gordon at
                                                                                                                                                                              Student Representatives:
Kimberly Guyer and the Student A airs O ce                                                                       pgordon@temple.edu or - -            .                       Jackie Hopkins (COMM)
have worked hard to establish a career development                                                                                                                            Karl-Lydie Jean-Baptiste (JOUR)
center that will prepare     students to enter one of




2    Lew Klein
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                          3     Transition
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                                                         4   Faculty Pro le:
                                                             Carolyn Kitch
                                                                                    5     Alumni Voice:
                                                                                          Joe Medeiros,
                                                                                                                 9     SCT
                                                                                                                       Welcomes
                                Dean’s Of ce                                              RTF ’75                      Three New
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                                       Board of Visitors Spotlight
                                       JOHANNA DESTEFANO                                                                                             NBC’s Matt Lauer, five alumni
                                                                                            during this time that she met Ralph, who she
                                                                                            quickly learned was her “soul mate,” she says,
                                                                                                                                                     honored at 2009 Lew Klein
                                                                                            even though it took him a little longer to accept
                                                                                            the fact that he didn’t fall in love with a city girl.
                                                                                                                                                     Alumni in the Media Awards
                                                                                            A er she earned her PhD from Stanford, the
                                                                                            couple moved to Ohio in         when Johanna
                                                                                            accepted a faculty position at e Ohio State
                                                                                            University. “ is was going to be a stepping
                                                                                            stone for my career,” she says. “I retired from
                                                                                            there years later.”
                  2                                                                         While in Ohio, Ralph, an entrepreneur, rekindled
                                                                                            his love of radio and built three radio stations —
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                                                                                            one      and two      stations. He and his partner
                                                                                            found great success in broadcast radio and
                                                                                            electronic media in Ohio and Maryland.
                                                                                            During this time, along with a few experiences
                                                                                            as a police o cer, Ralph grew to understand the
                                       Unlike many of her counterparts on the Board of
                                                                                            power of the press and the importance of the
                                       Visitors, Johanna DeStefano’s relationship with
                                                                                            First Amendment. Ralph, who passed away in
                                       Temple University’s School of Communications
                                                                                                 , wanted to ensure the freedom of the press
                                       and eater isn’t a direct one, but a result of her
                                                                                            and looked back to Temple as a venue for the
                                       husband’s passion for First Amendment rights.
                                                                                            study of the First Amendment. e couple estab-
                                                                                                                                                     Matt Lauer spends a moment with Lew Klein following a question and answer session with
                                       Her husband, Ralph DeStefano,         ’ , earned     lished      ’s Johanna S. and Ralph V. DeStefano
                                                                                                                                                     more than 300 students in the Joe First Media Center in Annenberg Hall.
                                       a degree in English literature while working as      Endowed Fund for Media Policy, which supports
                                       a Philadelphia Police o cer. But his interest in     research and scholarly activities pertaining to
                                                                                                                                                       e School of Communications and eater celebrated the accomplish-
                                       radio, which was sparked during his service in       First Amendment rights and communication for
                                                                                                                                                     ments of its alumni and the potential of its current students at the ninth-
                                       the U.S. Army, led him down a di erent path.         social change.
                                                                                                                                                     annual Lew Klein Alumni in the Media Awards Oct. .
                                       Johanna, an Oregon native, earned her      and       With this new relationship with     , former
                                                                                                                                                     As part of the event, Matt Lauer, co-host of   ’s      , received the
                                           from Stanford University. She moved to           Dean Concetta Stewart approached Johanna to
                                                                                                                                                     Excellence in the Media Award. As thanks for sharing the story of his success,
                                       the San Francisco Bay area to teach, and then        further the connection and bring her knowledge
                                                                                                                                                          gave Lauer a framed map to pay homage to his annual “Where in the
                                       relocated to Philadelphia, where she taught in       of higher education to the Board of Visitors. She
                                                                                                                                                     World is Matt Lauer?” segment, during which he travels the world, reporting
                                       a North Philadelphia elementary school. It was       has been a member since       .
                                                                                                                                                     from a di erent venue each morning. He joins the ranks of previous honorees
                                                                                                                                                     like Maria Bartiromo of        and Ed Bradley of Minutes.
                                       Sherman Lecture features Hearst TV president                                                                      Assistant Professor Amy Caples served as master of ceremonies, while
                                                                                                                                                            ’s Terry Ruggles served as moderator for a Q&A session following
                                       David Barrett, the featured speaker at the                                                                    Lauer’s acceptance of the Excellence in the Media Award.
                                       Charles and Elaine Sherman Lecture, had some
                                       advice to give.                                                                                                  e awards, named in honor of Lew Klein, who has served as an adjunct
                                                                                                                                                     professor for nearly years and is chair of       ’s Board of Visitors, were
                                       And, coming from the president of Hearst                                                                      established by H.F. (Gerry) and Marguerite Lenfest and Walter and Leonore
                                       Television Inc., the audience was eager to listen.                                                            Annenberg through the Annenberg Foundation. Proceeds from the annual
                                                                                                                                                     event directly bene t     students, allowing them to pursue internships,
                                       Approximately        students, faculty, alumni and
                                                                                                                                                     study abroad or create their own independent projects. is year,
                                       friends packed Mitten Hall Sept. for the
                                                                                                                                                     students received more than     ,    to assist in their studies.
                                       annual lecture, which was established to
                                       encourage an ongoing dialogue about broadcast-
                                       ing, cable and satellite in a free society.                                                                                                 2009 Alumni in the Media Award winners:
                                       Barrett spoke of the “media revolution” and how                                                                                             Addie Collins-Zinone,             ’ , Founder, Pro vs.
                                       it has impacted his company’s media outlets, as                                                                                             GI Joe Inc.
                                                                                            Left to right: Interim Dean Thomas Jacobson,
                                       well as how students about to enter the eld need                                                                                            Phil Jasner,         ’ , Sports Writer, Philadelphia
                                                                                            Elaine Sherman and David Barrett.
                                       to adapt. He urged those in the audience to be                                                                                              Daily News
                                       comfortable with all types of media platforms,
                                       as “that will make you more employable down          He also advised future media professionals to read                                     Bernie Prazenica,          ’ , President and General
                                       the road.”                                           a lot to see how news is being communicated and                                        Manager,       -
                                                                                            to perfect their storytelling abilities.
                                       Barrett said the Hearst companies’ coverage of                                                                                              Irv Randolph,        ’ , Managing Editor,
                                       elections typi es the need for diverse experience.   Barrett exuded a love and passion for his work                                            e Philadelphia Tribune
                                       National campaigns are covered on television,        — another key, he said, to being successful in
                                                                                                                                                                                   Steve Sansweet,   ’ , Director of Content
                                       online and through on-demand services so the         the media.
                                                                                                                                                                                   Management and Head of Fan Relations,
                                       public can choose “the way that they want to
                                                                                            “I’m really pleased to be in an industry where                                         Lucas lm Ltd.
                                       consume media.”
                                                                                            what we do matters,” he said.
                                                       Stewart also listened: “At rst, I talked to people
                                                       at all levels, and they all wanted the same thing:      …I say hello
                                                       greatness for the school. Not for themselves—for
                                                       the school. ey were all about the students.”            With momentum heading in the right direction, omas Jacobson, the new
                                                                                                               interim dean of the School of Communications and eater, says he’s going
                                                       Remembering students is key, but when asked to          to build on the vision of his predecessor, Concetta Stewart, who accepted a
                                                       advise her as-yet-unknown permanent successor           position as dean of Pratt Institute’s School of Art and Design in New York.
                                                       at Temple, Stewart goes further: “You need to
                                                       broaden your view. It’s not just students or faculty.   Jacobson, who was named interim dean in July, values Stewart’s accom-
                                                       Don’t forget the alumni, the corporate commu-           plishments. As head of the school until a full-time dean is named, he vows
                                                       nity, the civic community. And Philadelphia is          not only to “keep the trains running on time” but also to continue to pro-
                                                       the fourth-largest media market in the country —        vide the leadership needed to produce knowledgeable students skilled in the
                                                       media professionals are your public.”                   communications professions.
                                                                                                               Jacobson says he and the faculty provide exible programs designed to




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                                                       In assembling her team, Stewart sought people
                                                       who could supply knowledge she lacked. By               prepare students for the rapidly changing landscape of the communications
                                                       the time she was named dean, she had been at            industry. As technologies merge and communicators begin using mul-
                                                       Temple a little more than six years. Still, she did     tiple platforms to get their message heard,       will continue to encourage
                                                       not feel that she knew the region or the local          collaboration among its departments. Some courses already reach across
                                                       media well enough, so she sought the support            boundaries. For one example, six graduate playwrights and students from                 3
                                                       and counsel of veteran broadcaster and adjunct          the graduate acting and directing classes in the eater Department worked
                                                       professor Lew Klein, who later became chair             with nearly undergraduate students from the                 Department to
                                                       of the school’s Board of Visitors. “One of the          produce a ve-episode serial in one of       ’s television studios. Plans are in
Concetta Stewart is seen at her old desk at SCT.
                                                         rst things we worked on was the Lew Klein             the works to repeat this project in the near future.
                                                       Excellence in the Media and Alumni in the
You say goodbye…                                       Media awards,” Stewart recalls. “We built that
                                                       event to become the signature of the school, and
                                                                                                                   departments are also encouraged to look outside of the school for col-
                                                                                                               laborative educational ventures. e Journalism Department and the Tyler
                                                                                                               School of Art have teamed up for the “In loving memory of…” project. A
When she le Temple this summer to become               it did. e reception before the ceremony is now          multidisciplinary community arts project, it is led by Tyler’s Pepon Osorio
dean of Pratt Institute’s School of Art and Design,    as important as the ceremony itself. e Klein            and      ’s Karen M. Turner. Its goal is to broaden the awareness of the
Concetta M. Stewart took with her happy                Awards get in uential alumni to come back and           impact of youth violence in North Philadelphia’s Latino community. e
memories and a ra of accomplishments.                  remember their time at Temple.”                         students tell the stories of seven families through installation art, photog-
                                                       By         ,     was awash in well-quali ed appli-      raphy, audio and video, and enable the families to memorialize their loved
In years of Stewart’s leadership, the School of
                                                       cants, ambitious and talented students, nation-         ones. Tyler Community Arts Program students started the project in Fall
Communications and eater became more
                                                       ally known scholars and skilled sta . Alumni                 , and journalism students joined the e ort in Spring         .
visible, more celebrated and more exciting to the
Temple University community, the city and media        were rediscovering their Temple roots, potential        In a similar vein, Jacobson hopes to review and strengthen  ’s
professionals across the country, many of whom         employers understood the value of an          degree,   Communications major, which provides a venue for students to acquire
are      alumni. Enrollment and faculty doubled,       and even in a recession, benefactors remained           skills across the various specialties taught in the school.
a Board of Visitors was created, and the Lew Klein     supportive. So why choose this moment to leave?
Alumni in the Media Awards were established,           “I was dean for years and at Temple for years.          Additionally, he says there can never be too much support for the research
becoming       ’s highest honor and signature event.       at’s a long time,” Stewart explains. “Change        and creative activities of    faculty.
Leading technology was incorporated across             is good for institutions and individuals. I served      Rekindling and maintaining relationships with alumni will also be among
curricula, cybermedia were embraced, and an            Temple well and enjoyed my time there. e                Jacobson’s priorities during his tenure in the dean’s o ce. He will continue
energetic fundraising program was initiated,           school is strong, so I felt comfortable leaving.”       to encourage       alumni to maintain a connection to the school, whether
generating more than        . million pledged or       Adding to her comfort is the fact that Pratt and        it’s by giving time in the classroom, making a nancial commitment or
given directly to      during Stewart’s tenure.        Temple are markedly similar. Both are urban             networking with new graduates.
Not bad for a self-described “unlikely choice.”        and of a similar age: Pratt was founded in              “Much like it takes a village to raise a child, it takes an alumni network to
As Stewart says, “Let’s face it—I was not a likely     in Brooklyn, Temple in       . Founder Charles          build a school,” he says.
choice at the point [then-Temple President] Peter      Pratt was a carpenter’s son who couldn’t a ord
Liacouras chose me. Just months before, I had          to complete his education at Wesleyan Academy.          Jacobson says communications and theater programs continue to attract
been an untenured assistant professor, he saw          A er making his fortune in oil, he founded a            students to Temple, as enrollment is up to percent this year. “We at
something in me and took a chance. I will always       trade school that has become a center for art           invite students in to get a good education so they can anticipate going out
be grateful to him.”                                   and design education. At Pratt, students learn          and making interesting careers for themselves.”
                                                       professional skills and develop critical judgment
She vividly recalls her rst day in January        ,    through liberal arts study. Sound familiar?
when, knees trembling, she hesitated at the o ce
door. Marianne Galvin, who assisted numerous              e School of Art and Design is Pratt’s largest,
deans over a -year career at       , looked up from    with more than ,        graduate and undergradu-
her desk at her newest boss and calmly said, “You      ate students and degree programs. “Pratt has
better get in here darlin’. We have a lot to do.”      fashion design, Temple has costume design.
                                                       Pratt has interior design, Temple has set design,”
“I made the decisions, but when I needed to know       Stewart continues. “It is an open campus in
how things got done or who did them, Marianne          a diverse community, and as much a part of
told me. I like to say that she raised me,” Stewart    the city as Temple is in Philadelphia. From the
says. “We did great things together.”                  moment I got here, I was at home. I felt I knew
Her secret as dean, she says, was the people at        how to make a di erence here.”
    : “You have all these talented, smart people       Judging by the di erence Concetta Stewart made                                                     Thomas Jacobson chats with Bernie
there. Leadership is about giving people the           at    , Pratt is in good hands.                                                                    Prazenica, RTF ’79, president and general
opportunity to succeed. I provided a vision and                                                                                                           manager of WPVI-TV, at the Lew Klein
focus, and then I got out of their way.”                                                                                                                  Alumni in the Media Awards.
                                       Faculty Profile:
                                       Carolyn Kitch, Journalism Professor and Director of the Mass Media and Communication Doctoral Program

                                                                                       In the quest for a comprehensive knowledge of         And, from the reactions of two former students, it appears Kitch made the
                                                                                       Pennsylvania’s connection to its industrial past,     right call in her career switch.
                                                                                       Carolyn Kitch is nearing the end of a several-year
                                                                                                                                             “Not only is she brilliant—and I have literally heard people in our eld refer
                                                                                       adventure that has taken her from Philadelphia
                                                                                                                                             to her as such—in her work on collective memory, magazine scholarship
                                                                                       to Erie and everywhere in between.
                                                                                                                                             and cultural studies, but she also has proven herself to be de at teaching,
                                                                                          e journalism professor and director of the mass    administration, advising and collaboration,” says Sue Robinson,         ’ ,
                                                                                       media and communication doctoral program has          who is now an assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s
                                                                                       been gathering research for a book examining the      School of Journalism and Mass Communication. “I took several classes
                                                                                       festivals, monuments and museums throughout           from her, and each was well organized and relevant in a very real way to her
                                                                                       the Keystone State that honor the industries that     students, both as media consumers and as communication scholars.”
                     4                                                                 used to keep Pennsylvanians working.
                                                                                                                                             Rick Popp,   ’ , is now an assistant professor in the Manship School of
                                                                                       Former steel industry hot spots like Pittsburgh       Mass Communication at Louisiana State University.
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                                                                                       and Bethlehem were obvious destinations for
                                                                                                                                             “It would be hard to overstate Dr. Kitch’s in uence on me,” he says. “Really,
                                                                                       her, but so were lesser-known events like the
                                                                                                                                             my whole approach to scholarship comes out of my dissertation experi-
                                                                                       annual Williams Grove Historical Steam Engine
                                                                                                                                             ence with Dr. Kitch. I learned how to take a loose set of phenomena that
                                                                                       Association’s show in Cumberland County. (It’s a
                                                                                                                                             interested me and turn it into something concrete that could be systemati-
                                                                                       hot attraction —thousands of people attend every
                                                                                                                                             cally investigated. is sounds pretty basic, but when you’re working in a
                                                                                       year to check out mid-century farm tractors or
                                                                                                                                              eld like cultural history, where everything seems to be connected in some
                                                                                       ride on an old steam locomotive from the early
                                                                                                                                             way, just guring out where to begin and which questions to ask feels like
                                                                                          th century.)
                                                                                                                                             an almost impossible task as a novice.”
                                                                                       She’s examining why people are so nostalgic about
                                                                                                                                             Looking back at her career so far, Kitch says, “It looks as if I planned it, but
                                                                                       these industries and how their sentiments are
                                                                                                                                             I didn’t.” She’s a rm believer that life—both personally and profession-
                                                                                       interpreted into modern memorials. “It’s interest-
                                                                                                                                             ally—led her to the right place. And she’s learned how to trust her instincts
                                                                                       ing to see how a lost lifestyle is interpreted when
                                                                                                                                             when looking ahead.
                                                                                       the people who lost it are still alive,” she says.
                                                                                                                                             “ ere are always new questions to ask in the future—too many. But you
                                                            Kitch’s interest in this topic sparked from how the media covered the
                                                                                                                                             need to be able to gure out the questions worth answering,” she says.
                                                            Quecreek Mine incident, in which nine miners were trapped for hours
                                                            following a cave-in in the Pittsburgh-area’s coal country. As the media
                                                            awaited their rescue (all nine survived), Kitch says reporters treated the
                                                            miners and their families like a di erent culture—one from a time past.
                                                               eir coverage was generally interlaced with a nostalgic tone, she says.
                                                            Kitch admits to being on the receiving end of wry comments or furrowed             Temple News Reunion
                                                            eyebrows when she rst discusses her new book, but the person inevitably
                                                            pipes in with a “Hey, you should go to this event,” which she says helps
                                                            prove her theory of the pervasive in uence of these industries on the people
                                                            of Pennsylvania.
                                                            Kitch is in her th year teaching at Temple’s School of Communications and
                                                               eater. Before entering the world of academia, she used her degree in jour-
                                                            nalism from Boston University to work in magazines, including Reader’s
                                                            Digest, McCall’s and Good Housekeeping. She earned her doctorate at
                                                            Temple and then taught at Northwestern University. She returned to Temple
                                                            in      —this time as a professor and director of the magazine sequence.
                                                            “Actually, I was the magazine sequence,” Kitch says.    ere are now three
                                                            professors who teach magazine writing.
                                                               e switch from practicing journalism to teaching it seemed like a natural
                                                            progression. During her internship at Reader’s Digest, Kitch learned “the
                                                            power and value of mentorship. I was among a network of people who
                                                            taught me the value of paying it forward and backward.”
                                                               roughout her career, Kitch would volunteer to be the intern director or sit
                                                            down with a college student for an informational interview. at mentor-
                                                            ship eventually led to time as an adjunct professor at New York University
                                                            and Seton Hall University, where she taught magazine writing.
                                                            Somewhat mired in the world of magazines, Kitch says teaching the subject          Current and past staffers celebrated their work as student journalists at The Temple
                                                            brought back the magic of journalism that inspired her to want to be a             News reunion Oct. 16. During the event, a scholarship honoring longtime journalism
                                                                                                                                               professor Jackie Steck was announced by her nephew, Danny Bonaduce, and sister,
                                                            writer in the rst place.
                                                                                                                                               Betty Steck Bonaduce. Shown are (L-R): Lee Carl, SCT ’52; Stephen Zook, SCT ’10,
                                                                                                                                               editor of The Temple News and reunion co-chair; Betty Steck Bonaduce, SCT ’47;
                                                                                                                                               Danny Bonaduce; and Mike Sisak, SCT ’63, reunion co-chair.
Alumni Voice
Joe Medeiros, Midair Rose Productions


                                                                                            What drew you to the story of the theft of the “Mona Lisa”? Why do people
                                                                                            still care?
                                                                                            I was years old when I happened to crack open a book about Leonardo
                                                                                            da Vinci to a page on the “Mona Lisa,” where I read that it had been stolen.
                                                                                            I had never heard that, so I went to the library to do research and the story
                                                                                            has fascinated me ever since.
                                                                                            It happened a long time ago, but the themes are pretty universal. Here we




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                                                                                            have the thief, Vincenzo Peruggia, a skilled immigrant worker who is living
                                                                                            in Paris where he’s not appreciated —in fact, he’s put down and kept down
                                                                                            by the French. He wants to get even with them and, at the same time, strike
                                                                                            it rich so he never has to work again. How many of us have wanted to show
                                                                                            other people that we’re better than they think we are?                                                                      5
                                                                                            Unfortunately, his plan is half-baked, so he ends up with a little jail time
                                                                                            and a lot of notoriety.
Above: Joe Medeiros and his camera spend some time with the mystifying “Mona Lisa” at the
Louvre in Paris.                                                                            What has been your biggest challenge in creating a piece of documentary
                                                                                              lm? Is it tough not being able to script what your subjects are saying?
Joe Medeiros,     ’ , spent years as the head writer for e Tonight Show                     I’m a decent video editor. I learned by cutting the “Jaywalking” segments
with Jay Leno. When Leno made the move to primetime with his new show,                      and other pieces for e Tonight Show—mostly unscripted pieces, so I love
  e Jay Leno Show, Medeiros became a writer and segment director. He’s                      that. e biggest challenge for me in making the lm is managing the
putting a new focus on lmmaking through his company, Midair Rose                            information. We have thousands of documents from the French and Italian
Productions.                                                                                archives, plus hundreds of hours of interviews. I have to si through that
                                                                                            and try to put it together in a way that’s coherent and fun to watch. It’s like
Medeiros and his wife, Justine, have teamed up to produce a documentary                     a     ,      piece jigsaw puzzle.
called e Missing Piece, which examines the       the of the “Mona Lisa”
from the Louvre Museum by Vincenzo Peruggia. e documentary is due                           What popular historical artifact would you want to steal?
out in    . Check out the lm’s web site at www.monalisamissing.com.                         Obviously, the Declaration of Independence, so I can nd the treasure map
                                                                                            on the back.
How did you end up in working with Jay Leno?
I was an advertising copywriter, but I had been writing and selling jokes to                How did your time at Temple prepare you for your career?
comics and disc jockeys for about four years. In the summer of       ,                      Temple is where I got a chance to make lms and learn that I loved editing.
I went to a comedy conference in Los Angeles that was run by Gene Perret,                   I studied with Jim Ambandos, who taught me a lot about lmmaking.
Bob Hope’s head writer. Someone there told me that Jay Leno was buying                      Temple was also where I discovered I had some writing ability. I took
jokes. When I got back to Philadelphia, I saw that Jay was appearing at the                 several advertising courses with Howard Rice. He actually encouraged me
Valley Forge Music Fair, so I wrote a bunch of jokes for him, and my wife                   to go into advertising—which I did. In fact, I was in advertising for years.
drove them out to the box o ce. At : a.m., a er his show, he called me                      Howard Rice had a tremendous in uence on me.
up—woke me, in fact. He invited me to start sending jokes to him. Within
a couple months, he had        hire me to write for him because he was guest
hosting for Johnny Carson on e Tonight Show. So for four years, I faxed
jokes to Jay from my home in Glenside, Pa. When Jay took over the show
in     , we moved to . I’ve been with Jay ever since.

Was it hard to be funny every night, even on bad days?
Yes, especially when there’s nothing in the news. But you can always
count on a politician or a celebrity doing something stupid, and then the
 oodgates open.

What was your favorite topic to write jokes about during your time at The
Tonight Show?
It’s hard to say. ere have been so many. Bill Clinton was a good topic.
Bush and Cheney? A goldmine. en we had the O.J. Simpson trial —
we got a lot of material out of that.




                                                                                            Joe Medeiros poses with the subject of his new lm,
                                                                                            the “Mona Lisa.”

                                                                                                                                                 Joe Medeiros meets with Celestina Peruggia, the daughter of the man
                                                                                                                                                 who stole the “Mona Lisa.”
                                       School of Communications and Theater Honor Roll of Donors
                                          e School of Communications and eater is grateful to all the individuals and organizations              Laura H. Carnell Associates                         Peter R. Reynolds,       ’ *                        Barbara Donaghy
                                                                                                                                                 $500 to $999                                        Howard M. Rice                                      James J. Donaghy
                                       whose generosity allows the school to maintain its tradition of excellence and educate the next                                                               Pat Rocchi,      ’ ,       ’ ,
                                                                                                                                                 Al Business Solutions              *                                                                    William G. Double,                   ’
                                       generation of leaders in the eld. On these pages, we salute those who have had a direct impact            Jane F. Allsopp                                              ’                                          Doubletree Hotel*
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Marie Rocchi                                        David F. Dougherty,                    ’
                                       thanks to their contributions to the School of Communications and eater in the scal year                  AOL Time Warner
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Dolly Beechman Schnall,         ’
                                                                                                                                                 Ivy R. Buchdahl                                                                                         Tracey Quinlan Dougherty,                         ’
                                       2009 (July 1, 2008, to June 30, 2009). Although space limitations preclude us from listing all            Micah U. Buchdahl,             ’ ,            ’     Nathan Schnall,        ’                            Teresa A. Durkin,                  ’
                                       contributors, the school is grateful to everyone who made a gi this past scal year.                       Amy Lee Caples,         ’                           Ira Schwarzwald                                     John Dwyer
                                                                                                                                                 Maryellen Carew,          ’                         Irvin M. Shapiro*                                   Marybeth Dwyer
                                                                                                                                                 John P. Connolly,        ’                          Ellen Schwartz Siegel,      ’                       e Bond*
                                       The Russell H. Conwell Society                                                                            Eaton Corporation
                                                                                                                                                 Eugene R. Eisman,             ’ *
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Renee G. Simon,
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                                                                                                                                                    omas E. Eveslage                                    orp Reed & Armstrong         *                   Frances M. Fehr,             ’
                                         e Russell H. Conwell Society is a circle of leading donors who provide vital support to the school                                                          Steven M. Weiss,       ’ ,
                                                                                                                                                 Richard Garabedian,                ’                                                                    Brian Carl Feldman,                    ’
                                       and the university and set an example of philanthropy inspiring to their fellow alumni and friends.                                                                   ’ ,      ’                                  Norman A. Felsenthal
                                                                                                                                                 Eileen Gluck
                                         e School of Communications and eater sincerely appreciates those who have made an invest-                                                                   Wistar Institute
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                                                                                                                                                                                                     Marilyn K. Wright*
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                                       ment of ,      or more this past scal year.                                                               Betsy Winter Hall,           ’                                                                          Mary Beth Flynn,                ’
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Samuel Richard Zolten,        ’                     Sandra A. Foehl
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                                       Trustees’ Circle                  Friends                             Sandra K. Kyrish,    ’              Robert Hedley                                       Second Century Associates                           James Russell Fox,                ’
                                       $100,000 or more                  $2,500 to $4,999                                                        David Ingram                                        $100 to 249                                         John F. Foy III,       ’
                                                                                                             Lenfest Media Group*                                                                                                                        I. Gary Fried
                                       Estate of Martha Menei*            abc       -                                                            Lynne Innerst*                                      Act II Playhouse*
                                                                                                             Ann M. Liacouras,      ’            Stacy Innerst*                                      Rosemary M. Alexander,                       ’      Susan Fried
                                       Kal Rudman,       ’               Joseph Adams*                                                                                                                                                                   Martin L. Friedman,                     ’ *
                                                                                                             Peter J. Liacouras                  Johnson & Johnson                                   Gabrielle A. Alford*
                                       Lucille Rudman                    Stephen A. Capus,      ’ *                                              Kirby E. Kean,       ’ ,              ’             Matthew Alford*                                     Michael J. Friel,        ’
                                                                                                             John Henry MacDonald,                                                                                                                       Jonathan E. Fuller,               ’ ,
                                       Kal & Lucille Rudman                                                                                      Leroy E. Kean,        ’                             David Beas Allan,             ’
                                                                         CBS Sports*                                  ’ ,     ’                                                                                                                                    ’ *
                                          Foundation                                                                                             Sukbin Kim*                                         Eric A. Amada,         ’
                                                                         William J. Daly,    ’               Karen R. Malchione                  Susan M. Lander,           ’                        David Richard Apt, USA,                      ’      Judith Gagnon
                                       Founder’s Club                    Margaret Ellis                      Ann M. Martin*                      Law O ces of Arthur Pomerantz*                         omas P. Armstrong,                   ’           William Gagnon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Catherine C. Gandolfo,                        ’
                                                                                                                                                 Jonathan D. Libby,           ’                      Annemarie Carroll Armstrong,
                                       $50,000 to $99,999                Richard C. Ellis,    ’              Eugene L. Martin,     ’ ,           Fred Maher,       ’ ,              ’                         ’                                          Gannett Foundation
                                       David Haas,     ’ *               Denise M. Marino                             ’ *                        Leonard Mellman,              ’                     Carla Lancellotti Auld,                  ’          Evelyn Gay,       ’ *
                                       Otto Haas Charitable Trust    *   Gary J. Marino                      Virginia M. McDowell,               George W. Miller III                                Bruce A. Austin,          ’                         Gordon R. Gera,                ’ *
                                                                                                                                                 William J. Mooney                                   Ford Austin,      ’                                 Jan Gera*
                                       Philadelphia Foundation           Arlene Notoro Morgan,      ’                 ’
                                                                                                                                                 Sharon Pinkenson,               ’ ,             ’   Marlene L. Bagley,              ’ *                 Meredith Henry Geringer,                        ’
                                       Robert Wood Johnson               Pennsylvania Association            Joseph Michael Medeiros,            Arthur Pomerantz,              ’ ,            ’ ,   Edward W. Baker,              ’                     Walter Gershenfeld,                     ’ *
                                         Foundation                         of Broadcasters                           ’                                   ’                                          Jana E. Baker,      ’                               Margaret M. Gibson,                        ’
                                       Verizon Foundation                                                    Justine Medeiros                    Barbara G. Pomerantz,                ’              David S. Barteck,           ’                          omas M. Gibson,                      ’
                                                                         PGA of America                                                          Anita Rubin*                                        Sally Berlin                                           eresa A. Glab,           ’
                                                                         Leonard T. Rencevicz
                                       President’s Council                                                                                       Lorraine A. Ryan,
                                                                                                                                                 Stephen Sansweet,
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                                                                                                                                                                                      ’              Harvey N. Bernstein,
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Paul E. Biava,      ’
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ’             David J. Goldberg,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Eve R. Goldberg,                ’
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                                       $25,000 to $49,999
                                                                         Members                             Philadelphia Phillies               Chris Skopinski                                     Aaron R. Bitman,               ’                    Samuel H. Goldberg,                      ’ *
                                       Youth Empowerment                 $1,000 to $2,499                                                        Elsie Lindeman Spangler,                 ’          Doris G. Bitman                                     Sandra E. Goodstein,
                                         Services Inc.*                                                      Philadelphia Sports Writers         Joseph Marshall Sterling,               ’              orir Bjornsson*                                            ,     ’
                                                                         AT&T Foundation                        Association*                     Daniel O. Stram,          ’                         Fran Blaess*                                        Christopher Grady-Troia
                                       Fellows                           Mark E. Blitman                     Joan O. Pinnock*                    Pavlova Suschenra Stram,                  ’         John Blaess*                                        Linda Grady-Troia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Scott Gratson
                                       $10,000 to $24,999                Esther F. Carlitz*                     omas Pooley                      Karen M. Turner                                     Russell W. Blatt,        ’
                                                                                                                                                 Anthony R. Vellner,              ’                  Bruce S. Bobbins,            ’                      Greater Philadelphia Tourism
                                        C Media*                         CBS Radio                           Shirley M. Powell,        ’         Walt Disney Company Foundation                      Robert F. Bonner,            ’                      James F. Greco,         ’
                                       Comcast Corporation               CBS Television Stations             Bernard A. Prazenica,         ’     Zelma H. Weisfeld,              ’                   Veronica Bosier*                                    Aaron D. Greer,           ’
                                                                                                                                                 Joseph H. Weiss,         ’ ,                ’       Daniel P. Boylen                                    Alan S. Gross,        ’ *
                                       Dow Jones Newspaper               CBS /CW Philly                      Cynthia Lax Reese,          ’
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Christine C. Brady,               ’                 Alan S. Gruber,          ’
                                         Fund Inc.                       Tom Conti,       ’                  Merrill Alan Reese,         ’                                                                                                               Je Guaracino*
                                                                                                                                                 Diamond Associates                                  Omar L. Branch,            ’ *
                                       ExxonMobil Foundation             Carolyn Daniels                     Denise M. Rencevicz                 $250 to $499                                        Bonnie L. Strunk Brasted,                     ’     Derek L. Guiley,           ’
                                       Paul Schipper                                                                                                                                                 James E. Brasted                                    Eleanor Gural*
                                                                         Johanna S. DeStefano                Barry I. Sankey,      ’             Al Security Solutions Inc.*                                                                             John Gural*
                                                                                                                                                 Anne Klein Communications Group                     Michael K. Brehm,                ’
                                       William Penn Foundation           Disney Worldwide Services Inc.      Anne C. Scardino,          ’ *                                                          David Henry Breimhurst,                       ’     Joyce A. Hadley,           ’
                                                                         Norman Byron Fein,       ’          Claire Coleman Schweiker,                                                               Bristol Riverside eatre*                            Eve Saievetz Hanker,                     ’
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                                                                                                                                                 Leslie Esdaile Banks,
                                                                                                                                                 Raymond Betzner
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                                                                                                                                                                                                     William Britten,          ’                            omas D. Harmer,                   ’
                                       $5,000 to $9,999                                                                                                                                              Samuel S. Brylawski,                 ’              Richard C. Harris,                ’
                                                                                                             Richard S. Schweiker,           ’   Elsa G. Black,     ’
                                                                         Jason Winston George,      ’                                                                                                Edward R. Bu man,                   ’               Candace Hart*
                                       Derek Freese Film Foundation                                                                              Katherine M. Buena or,            ’ *
                                                                         William Y. Giles                    Roy Shapiro                                                                             Ronald Steven Burns,                   ’ *          Eugene Hart*
                                                                                                                                                 Cabrini College
                                       Brian E. Forman,        ’                                                                                 Eric Cushing*                                       James F. Byrnes III,              ’                 Lee Henderson,            ’
                                                                         Rachell Maidenbaum Gober*           Jennifer L. Simon,        ’                                                                                                                 Nicole Herndon,              ’ *
                                       Julia D’auria Forman                                                                                      Paulette Joy Douglas,        ’                      Lee M. Carl,      ’
                                                                         Greater Philadelphia Film           Roberta Sloan                                                                           Antonio Caroillo*                                   John H. Hilger,        ’
                                       Pamela J. Forsythe,       ’                                                                               Sharon Lee Dunwoody,            ’ *
                                                                            O ce                             Stephen Sloan                       Rosemary K. Edmonds,             ’ *                Jon C. Caroulis,        ’                           John S. Hoey,       ’
                                       David W. Freese                   Arline P. Green,     ’ *                                                Freeport-McMoran Inc.*                              John P. Caul eld,           ’ *                     Matthew S. Ho man,                         ’
                                                                                                             Concetta M. Stewart                                                                                                                         Laura E. Horn,         ’ *
                                       Kenelm Foundation                                                                                         Carolyn Rowe Hale,        ’                         John Chaney*
                                                                         Jerome Murray Green,       ’ ,         omas A. Summerlin                                                                    Melinda Chichester                                  Craig M. Hoyer,            ’
                                       H. Lewis Klein                                                                                            David A. Hale
                                                                                 ’ *                         Andrea D. Swan,         ’                                                               Richard Chichester                                  Leigh Jackson
                                                                                                                                                 Nancy L. Henning*
                                       Janet S. Klein                    Green Foundation*                                                       Robert F. Henning*                                  Jonathan Chorney,                ’                  S. Robert Jacobs,            ’ *
                                                                                                             Dave E. Swan                                                                            Linda Caputi Chorney,                      ’ ,         omas Jacobson
                                       H. F. (Gerry) Lenfest,       ’    Joanne Harmelin                                                         Hess of Harford Inc*
                                                                                                                e Suzanne F. Roberts             Barbara Coyle Hilsee,         ’                                ’                                        Douglas Jerzycke*
                                       Marguerite Lenfest                Harmelin Media                         Cultural Development                                                                 Lisa Yeadon Christy,                ’ *             Joyce Jerzycke*
                                                                                                                                                 Ann Ingram
                                       Larry Magid,      ’               Harold E. Hirsch Foundation            Fund*                                                                                Barbara Cohen                                       Emely Karandy
                                                                                                                                                 Junction Networks Inc.*
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Carol Colao                                         Sylvia Kauders*
                                       Brian S. Mattes,       ’ ,           Inc.                                    -                            Jan L. Krawitz,      ’
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Rosanna Conners*                                    Marie Kelly,       ’ *
                                                ’                        Heery Casting Inc.                                                      Maureen J. Kuhar,      ’
                                                                                                             Paula F. Yudenfriend,          ’    Dolores Rocco Kulp,         ’ ,                     William Conners*                                    Cheryl Gordon Kersky,                         ’
                                       Terry McCa rey*                   Patricia C. Hutton                                                               ’ *                                        Alix Boyle Copel,            ’                      Stuart Kersky, PHR ’
                                       T. J. Mo ett                                                                                              John D. McLaughlin,         ’                       Judith Luthran Cowan,                      ’ *      Terence L. Kindlon*
                                                                         William J. Hutton                                                                                                                                                               John Freeman Kircher,                        ’
                                                                                                                                                 Laneshe L. Miller,     ’                            Durand C. Davis,             ’
                                       Robert A. Patterson               Independence Blue Cross                                                                                                     John A. Davis,        ’ *                           Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg
                                                                                                                                                 Mobivox USA Corporation*
                                       Robert and Elizabeth Patterson    Jewish Federation of Delaware                                                                                               Carol Deagler*                                          & Ellers
                                                                                                                                                 Anne M. O’Brien,       ’
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Daniel Deagler*                                     Joel A. Kline,      ’
                                       Elaine L. Sherman,         ’      Dorothy I. Kirsch,     ’                                                Richard L. Papiernik,        ’
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Bernice J. Koplin,                ’ ,             ’ ,
                                                                                                                                                 Krysta D. Pellegrino,       ’                       Carmen Denaples*
                                       Vanguard Group Inc.               Gerhart Leopold Klein,      ’ ,                                                                                             Roxanne Denaples*                                            ’
                                                                                                                                                 PFM Asset Management                                                                                    Anne Koza
                                       University Film & Video                    ’                                                              Police Athletic League of                           Timothy J. Detwiler,                ’
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Raymond Reede Didinger,                         ’   Steven Koza
                                          Foundation                     Ronald A. Krancer                                                          Philadelphia Inc.
                                                                                                                 Dean’s Circle                                                                                                           Lee R. Levico ,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Ann M. Liacouras,
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                                                                                                                     e Dean’s Circle is a community of alumni, parents and friends who                                                   Brian Lockman,            ’                                    Janet Roberts,        ’
                                                                                                                 share a commitment to the School of Communications and eater.                                                           Margaret A. Lowell,               ’                            Renee Louise Roberts,                         ’
                                                                                                                 It recognizes those who have loyally supported the school for three                                                     John Henry MacDonald,                                ’ ,       Marie Rocchi
J. Scott Kramer,             ’ *                            Richard Rothacker                                                                                                                                                                      ’                                                    Pat Rocchi,       ’ ,                    ’ ,
                                                                                                                 or more consecutive scal years. is group has truly made its                                                             Larry Magid,        ’                                                     ’
Mary Beth Kramer,                    ’ *                    Letizia Rubino,          ’ ,                  ’
Michael Krippendorf,                         ’              Robert P. Ru n,             ’ ,                      impact felt in every department and program.                                                                            Fred Maher,        ’ ,              ’                          Maria T. Rodriguez,                    ’
                                                                     ’                                                                                                                                                                   Eda Manrodt                                                    Christopher J. Rohner,                        ’
John R. Krobock Jr.,                   ’                                                                          abcWPVI-TV/DT                                                 Deborah Ann Ebbert,                        ’             Julia Marron                                                   Evan A. Rosenberg,                    ’
Janet Kuna*                                                 Dana Karasik Saewitz                                                                                                                                                         Robert Marron                                                  Jack Edward Rossin,                     ’
                                                                                                                 Louis C. Adelman                                               Norman Byron Fein,                       ’
Stanley Kuna*                                               Adisak Sakdiponephong                                Bernard Adelsberger,                      ’                    William H. Fi eld,                  ’                    Deborah J. Marshall                                            Penny Cylinder Roth,                        ’
Judith A. Lancioni,                 ’                       Patti Sakdiponephong                                 Aetna Foundation Inc.                                          Patrick J. Fisher,          ’                            Liz Matt,      ’                                               John William Rowe,                     ’
Richard A. Lancioni                                         M. Harris Schae er,                  ’ ,             David Beas Allan,              ’                               Mary Beth Flynn,                 ’                       Brian S. Mattes,         ’ ,                     ’             Letizia Rubino,          ’ ,                        ’
Jaewon Lee*                                                          ’                                           Jane F. Allsopp                                                Abbe E. Forman, CST ’                                    E. Robert Maurer,              ’                               Edward E. Russell,                 ’ ,                      ’
Janice Lelache*                                             John J. Schlesinger,             ’                   Anthony M. Amendola,                            ’              Brian E. Forman,                 ’                       Kathy McClellan                                                Ruth R. Russell,          ’
Mark Lelache*                                               William H. Seesselberg,                     ’        AOL Time Warner                                                Julia D’auria Forman                                     Michael McGahey,               ’                               Lorraine A. Ryan,              ,                 ’
                                                            Laurie Shanks*                                       David Richard Apt, USA,                            ’           Robert A. Fox                                            C. Dean McGowan,                  ’                            Dana Karasik Saewitz




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David J. Lesko,          ’                                                                                       Bruce A. Austin,           ’                                   David W. Freese                                          Mike McGrath,           ’                                      Fay Kaufman Sanders,                          ’
Jack J. Lewis,      ’                                       Marci Shatzman,             ’
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Patrick R. Leyden,                ’                         Janet Shepherd*                                                                                                                                                              Jeanne M. McHale Waite,                              ’         Richard P. Scala,           ’
                                                                                                                 Leslie Esdaile Banks,                   ’                      Susan Fried
Philip Lipkin, CST ’ *                                      Allen Shrier,      ’                                 Peter J. Bannan,         ’                                     Leonard A. Galane,                    ’                  Jill McLelland,       ’                                        Sandra Cherrey Scheinin,                               ’
Susan Lipkin*                                               Ruth Shrier                                          Kim Bantle-Taylor                                              Charles A. Gale,            ’                            Gerard J. McPhillips,               ’                          Paul Schipper
Mona Astra Liss,               ’ *                          Soma Sil*                                            Paul N. Barone,         ’                                      Linda Gallagher                                          Patricia McPhillips                                            John J. Schlesinger,                ’
Robert J. Livengood,                     ’                  Samindra Sil*                                        David S. Barteck,            ’                                 Catherine C. Gandolfo,                         ’         Bethany S. Meadows,                  ’                         Nanette Bendyna Schuman,                                    ’      7
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Timothy D. Logan,                           ,          ’                                                                                                                        Richard Garabedian,                      ’               Lynn Meltzer                                                   Richard S. Schweiker,                         ’
                                                            Robert W. Smedley,                  ’                Harvey N. Bernstein,                     ’
Gerardo A. Lorenzino*                                                                                            Frank D. Bertucci,               ’                             Karen A. Garraway                                        Marc Meltzer                                                   Bill Scott,     ’
Judi Walsh Loughlin,                       ’                Albert L. Smith Jr.,            ’
                                                                                                                 Raymond Betzner                                                Wayne Garraway                                           Barbara E. Michelman,                    ’                     Susan Kubik Scott,                 ’
Patricia J. Ludwig,               ’                         Richard D. Soltan,              ’ *                                                                                                                                          David L. Miller,         ’                                     Carol J. Seelaus,         ’
                                                                                                                 Terry Alan Bickhart,                    ’                      Meredith Henry Geringer,                          ’
Cynthia McGee Marini,                             ’         Karen Soroca,         ’                              Elsa G. Black,       ’                                            eresa A. Glab,            ’                           George W. Miller III                                           Carnell Deloatch Sessoms-Jones,
Richard A. Marini,                  ’                       Michael L. Southwell,                    ’ ,         Russell W. Blatt,        ’                                     Eileen Gluck                                             Mark C. Miller,         ’                                               ’
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Deborah J. Marshall
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Gregory A. Martin,                   ’
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Kyle P. Martin,          ’ *                                                                                                                                                                                                             Jane S. Moore,        ’                                        Roy Shapiro
                                                            Joyce M. Stein,         ’                            Nadine Bonner,           ’                                     Stanley M. Goldstein,                      ’
Liz Matt,       ’                                                                                                Robert F. Bonner,             ’                                Morna McEver Golletz,                           ’        Mary Moran                                                     Richard Sharga,           ’
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Michael McGahey,                   ’                                                                             Nina Marie Borgia,                  ’                          Carlene M. Granieri,                     ’               Arlene Notoro Morgan,                        ’                 Elaine L. Sherman,                    ’
                                                            Nancy A. Ta era-Santos,                        ’
Kathy McGrath                                                                                                    Albert Borzillo                                                Scott Gratson                                            Tasha E. Morris,           ’                                   Jack Sherzer,      ’
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Mike McGrath,              ’                                                                                     Virginia T. Borzillo                                           John J. Gray,        ’                                   Ronald P. Moser,            ’                                  Terry Jay Siman, JD                 ,                ’
                                                            Kathleen M. Taylor,                 ’                                                                               Matthew T. Gray,               ’                         Melvin L. Moses                                                Jennifer L. Simon,               ’
Jeanne M. McHale Waite,                              ’                                                           Catherine G. Boyea
                                                            Tele ex Foundation                                   Robert A. Boyea                                                Greater Philadelphia Film O ce                           Tanya N. Moses,              ’                                 Charlene R. Simonian,                           ’ ,
Jill McLelland,         ’
                                                            Rubin Tendai,         ’ *                            Barry Robert Brait,                 ’                          Aaron D. Greer,            ’                             Mary Mueller Mumper,                     ’                              ’
James M. McMorris Jr.,                          ’
                                                            Richard Teplitsky,            ’                      James E. Brasted                                               Donna Louise Greytok                                     Karen Murphy                                                   Roberta Sloan
Je rey Peter Meade,                    ’ *
                                                               e Rittenhouse Foundation*                         Bonnie L. Strunk Brasted,                           ’          John Greytok                                             Margaret Mary Murphy,                            ’             Stephen Sloan
Beth Sender Michlovitz,                           ’                                                                                                                                                                                      Robert Murphy                                                  Albert L. Smith Jr.,               ’
                                                            Patricia omas                                        Lynn Marie Braz,              ’                                Alan S. Gruber,           ’
Richard Michlovitz,                    ’                                                                         William Britten,           ’                                   Derek L. Guiley,            ’                            Kathleen Murray-Allain,                          ’             Linda M. Soltis,          ’
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Tracey A. Mills,            ’ *                                                                                  James eodore Brotherton                                        Dennis Gutkin                                                                                                           David W. Spaulding, ,                               ’
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Vaun K. Monroe,                 ’ *                                                                              Samuel S. Brylawski,                    ’                      Joanne Harmelin                                          Anne Glassmyer Ness,              ’
                                                            Nancy Bates ornton,                       ’          Ivy R. Buchdahl                                                Harmelin Media                                           Edward Craig Ness,          ’                                  Joyce M. Stein,         ’
Jane S. Moore,          ’
                                                            Paul A. Tocci,        ’                              Micah U. Buchdahl,                  ’ ,                   ’    Harold E. Hirsch Foundation Inc.                         Stephanie M. Nichols,           ’                              Joseph Marshall Sterling,                            ’
Alonzo Moreland
                                                            Antoinette Toczylowski,                      ’       Christine L. Buck,              ’                              Neill A. Hartley,           ’                            Lyndrey Arnaud Niles,               ’                          Concetta M. Stewart
Lisa Moreland
                                                            Carol A. Tomlinson                                   Eileen P. Burgess                                              Robert Hedley                                            Anne M. O’Brien,         ’                                     Brian and JoAnn Stover
Ronald P. Moser,               ’                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Jo Ann Stover
                                                            Charles W. Tomlinson Jr.,                        ’   M. Keith Burgess                                               Robin E. Hemmons Davila,                             ’   Beatrice C. Olinger,        ’
Motorola Foundation                                                                                                                                                             Lee Henderson,             ’                             Jane Oliver                                                       omas A. Summerlin
                                                            Patricia K. Tracy                                    Gregory Caiola,          ’
Margaret Mary Murphy,                             ’                                                              Bernard A. Canter,                 ’                           Barbara J. Hennessy,                    ’                Robert H. Orenstein,          ’                                Konrad S. Surowiec,                     ’
                                                            Clare Travaglini
Kathleen Murray-Allain,                            ’                                                             Amy Lee Caples,             ’                                  Gail Brown Hicks,                  ’                     Marc L. Orton,       ’                                         Scott L. Sussman,              ’
                                                            Nick Travaglini
Jennifer L. Musser-Metz,                           ’                                                             Maryellen Carew,              ’                                Terrence H. Hicks                                        Ronald Osokow,         ’                                       Felicia Swain,       ’
                                                            Brigitte P. Trevidic,             ’                                                                                                                                          Cheryl R. Overton,         ’                                   Nancy A. Ta era-Santos,                              ’
Kevin M. Nadolski,                   ’                                                                           E. Nevin Carman,                ’                              Christina J. Hilsee,                ’
                                                            Janice Trevisani                                     Jon C. Caroulis,         ’                                     Rose Alice M. Hoerst,                       ’            Mary B. Padilla                                                Eugene F. Taggart,               ’
Martha Susan Nase
                                                            John Trevisani                                       John J. Carr Jr.                                               Brooke L. Honeyford,                       ’             Bruce S. Parkinson                                             Daniel C. Taylor,            ’
National Adoption Center*
                                                            Robert Tulini,        ’                              Marianne Carr                                                  Enid D. Horowitz,                  ’                     Michael F. Patterson,         ’                                Kathleen M. Taylor,                   ’
Barry R. Nemco ,                  ’
                                                            Barbara W. Turman,                    ’              June L. Castiglia                                              Alice R. Houriet,               ’ ,                 ’    Robert A. Patterson                                            Richard Teplitsky,              ’
Albert J. Neri,       ’                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Robert and Elizabeth Patterson                                    omson Financial
                                                            George D. Van Rossum*                                CBS Radio                                                      John W. Houriet,               ’
Anne Glassmyer Ness,                           ’                                                                 CBS Television Stations                                        Craig M. Hoyer,             ’                                                                                           Antoinette Toczylowski,                            ’
                                                            Deborah E. Veney,               ’
Edward Craig Ness,                    ’                                                                             omas and Yvonne Cheek                                       Patricia C. Hutton                                       Dale W. Peifer                                                 Claudia B. Townend,                        ’
                                                            Vringo Inc.*
New York Times Company                                                                                           Jonathan Chorney,                  ’                           William J. Hutton                                        Krysta D. Pellegrino,           ’                              Barbara W. Turman,                      ’
     Foundation                                             Susan Walla,        ’                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Frank R. Ursone
                                                                                                                 Linda Caputi Chorney,                         ’ ,              David Ingram                                             Pennsylvania Association of
Hope P. Nichols*                                            Cecilia C. Watson,              ’                              ’                                                       omas Jacobson                                            Broadcasters                                                Deborah E. Veney,                 ’
Amy S. Oller,          ’ *                                  Cathey White*                                        Melanie A. Cissone,                   ’                        Joseph D. Juliano,               ’                       Barbara A. Perzel                                              Verizon Foundation
Richard S. Oller,            ’ ,                      ’ *   Cathleen White*                                      Todd F. Conard,           ’                                    John D. Kahler Jr.,               ’                      Robert J. Perzel                                               Dora L. Villani
Richard Ost                                                 Bernard Williams,              ’                     Gayle D. Conley                                                Emely Karandy                                            Bruce Petchesky                                                Nancy Clarke Vizzard,                         ’ ,
                                                            Winston Williams                                     John P. Connolly,            ’                                 Saundra E. Kau man,                         ’            Diane E. Petchesky                                                        ’
Cheryl R. Overton,                   ’
                                                            L. Keith Williamson, CHP ’                           Tom Conti,        ’                                            Bernadette A. Kearney,                         ’ ,       Robin J. Petty,     ’                                          Margaret E. Wallace,                     ’
Mary B. Padilla                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Philadelphia Foundation                                        Helma N. Weeks,               ’
                                                            Robert H. Witten,             ’                      Catherine Conway                                                         ’
Shonee W. Palacio                                                                                                Alix Boyle Copel,             ’                                Kenelm Foundation                                        Philadelphia Phillies                                          Ruth Leon Weiman,                       ’
Bruce S. Parkinson                                          Marvyn H. Wolf,             ’
                                                                                                                 Colleen E. Crone,              ’                               Janet R. Kenney,             ’                           Sharon Pinkenson, CHP ’ ,                                  ’   Zelma H. Weisfeld,                   ’
Michael F. Patterson,                    ’                  Shirley Poriles Wolf,                 ’                                                                                                                                      Bruce Plotnick                                                 Joseph H. Weiss,              ’ ,                        ’
                                                                                                                 Philip F. Crosland,              ’                             Kelvin Keraga,         ’
    omas W. Pentz,               ’ *                        Diane M. Wolfe*                                      Laura J. Daly,      ’                                          Cheryl Gordon Kersky,                          ’         Karen T. Plotnick                                              Alyson Hendrickson Wentz,                                    ’
Bruce Petchesky                                                omas M. Wolfe*                                    Stephen P. Daly,         ’                                     Stuart Kersky,         ’                                 Peter R. Poillon,     ’                                        Marc Alan Werlinsky,                        ’
Diane E. Petchesky                                          Robert A. Wol                                        William J. Daly,        ’                                      Dorothy I. Kirsch,                ’                      Police Athletic League of                                      Stephanie A. Whitnell,                         ’ ,
Philadelphia Pharmacy Inc.*                                 Fred Young                                           Kim Geller Davidson,                        ’                  Cheryl H. Klear,            ’                               Philadelphia Inc.                                                      ’
                                                            Peter S. Zakro ,           ’ ,                  ’    Susan L. Demskey-Horiuchi,                                 ’   Gerhart Leopold Klein,                         ’ ,       Arthur Pomerantz,            ’ ,                               L. Keith Williamson,                       ’
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                                                                    Dugald MacArthur receives Lifetime Achievement Award
                                                                                                                                                            “No one has done more over the years to establish Philadelphia’s reputation
                                                                                                                                                            in the nation at large than Dugald,” McMahon says in his nomination letter.
                                                                                                                                                            “Temple University’s eater Department owes much of its national reputa-
                                                                                                                                                            tion to Dugald’s guidance. e growing quality of work on Philadelphia
                                                                                                                                                            stages owes much to the contributions of artists whom Dugald trained.”
                                                                                                                                                            MacArthur has trained theater artists who have found success in
                                                                                                                                                            Philadelphia, as well as those of national acclaim, including Bill Irwin, Tom
                                                                                                                                                            Sizemore, Dan Strickler, Ben Lipitz and Gerry Bamman.
                                                                                                                                                            MacArthur had rst set his sights on a career in business, earning a
                                                                                                                                                            from Dartmouth College and an        from Harvard University.
                                                                                                                                                            “I thought I was going to love the business world,” he says.
                     8                                                                                                                                      It wasn’t until MacArthur saw a production by Paul Baker at Baylor
                                                                                                                                                            University in Waco, Texas, starring Burgess Meredith and Charles
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                                                                                                                                                            Laughton, that he knew he wanted to make theater his life. He went on to
                                                                                                                                                            earn an      in theater at Baylor. It was his moment of “epiphany.”
                                                                                                                                                            MacArthur was able to “pay it forward” when it came to moments of clarity,
                                                                                                                                                            as least for John Connolly,      ’ ,     , the executive director of the
                                                                                                                                                            Actors’ Equity Association, who presented him with the award.
                                                                    John Connolly, THEA ’79, MFA, and Dugald MacArthur on the red carpet.                   Connolly had been a working actor in Philadelphia and was recruited by
                                                                                                                                                            MacArthur to act in the previously mentioned Moby Dick Rehearsed, an
                                                                    Dugald MacArthur is credited by many for helping to lead the Philadelphia               easy sell a er Connolly had seen his version of Hamlet at  .
                                                                    theater scene out of the barren years of the    s and     s, and into a                 A er a successful run, the two men continuously crossed paths.
                                                                    region in which theater professionals can earn a living and audiences have a
                                                                    wide variety of choices.                                                                “Over the next year, every time Dugald would see me, he would give me a
                                                                                                                                                            nudge” to pursue his        in theater, Connolly says. “Finally, he hooked me.
                                                                    It’s for this vision and his work as an educator that the former theater                It was the single best decision I ever made as an artist.”
                                                                    professor was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the
                                                                    Barrymore Awards for Excellence Oct. at the Walnut Street eatre in                      Connolly describes his mentor as “an interesting, articulate and energetic
                                                                    Philadelphia.                                                                           director. I was always fascinated by him. In this externally compact body,
                                                                                                                                                            he was bursting with energy and ideas.”
                                                                    During his -year career at Temple, he recruited and trained many actors
                                                                    who continue to work and thrive in the profession. He directed many pro-                Having never received formal theatrical training before entering ’s
                                                                    ductions at Temple eaters, including Moby Dick Rehearsed, which won                     program, Connolly appreciated the patience MacArthur a orded him as he
                                                                    Best Ensemble at the Kennedy Center American College eater Festival in                  learned the intricacies involved with honing his acting skills.
                                                                    Washington, D.C.                                                                        He says MacArthur, the director, and MacArthur, the teacher, were in many
                                                                    MacArthur was nominated for the honor by Charles McMahon, the artistic                  ways the same in that he would “challenge you to really open your mind,
                                                                    director at Lantern eater Company, where MacArthur has worked since                     your heart and your spirit” in both roles.
                                                                    retiring from Temple as a director, consultant and board member.                        McMahon says MacArthur’s work as a director “ranks with those at the
                                                                                                                                                            very top of the profession anywhere in the world.” In addition to Temple
                                                                                                                                                            productions, he has directed shows at Venture eatre, Act II Playhouse and

                                       Convocation 2009                                                                                                     Lantern. He was twice nominated for a Barrymore Award for Best Director.
                                                                                                                                                            “ roughout everything he has achieved, he has always born himself with
                                                                                                                                                            exemplary modesty and decency; expressed himself with such intelligence,
                                                                                                                                                            wit and originality; and shown such unfeigned a ection and commitment
                                                                                                                                                            to those coming into his in uence that he is without doubt the most univer-
                                                                                                                                                            sally beloved person I have met in a profession o en marked by fragile egos
                                                                                                                                                            and overreaching pride,” McMahon says.
                                                                                                                                                               ese personality traits shine in MacArthur’s reaction when he found out
                                                                                                                                                            he was to receive this honor.
                                                                                                                                                            “How could I deserve this? Me?” he says. “It is a pleasure to receive it,
                                                                                                                                                            although it was never expected.”




                                       Advertising majors meet their department chair, Michael     Scott Gratson, Communications program director, poses
                                       Maynard (R), and Professor Dana Saewitz at the Aug. 30      with Tamica Tanksley, JPRA ’00, who spoke to incoming
                                       convocation ceremony.                                       freshmen at the Aug. 30 convocation ceremony in Mitten
                                                                                                   Hall’s Great Court.
Three new SCT department chairs take their seats
Three departments in the School of Communications and Theater
welcomed new department chairs to Temple this year.
                                                                                                                                                                     From left to right:
                                                                                                                                                                     Nora Alter is chair of Film and
                                                                                                                                                                     Media Arts Department.
                                                                                                                                                                     Deborah Cai is chair of the Strategic
                                                                                                                                                                     and Organizational Communication
                                                                                                                                                                     Department.
                                                                                                                                                                     Patrick Murphy is chair of Broadcasting,
                                                                                                                                                                     Telecommunications and Mass Media
                                                                                                                                                                     Department.




                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Intercom
Nora M. Alter — Film and Media Arts                                       Alter’s husband is an art historian at Barnard College and              She earned a     in political science from the University
Returning to Philadelphia, where she earned a PhD in                      Columbia University. ey have two children. She enjoys                   of Michigan, a master’s degree in intercultural studies          9
comparative literature from the University of                             traveling, going to the beach, swimming and tennis.                     from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Illinois and a
Pennsylvania, Nora M. Alter has taken up residency in                                                                                             doctorate in communication with a focus on intercultural
the Film and Media Arts Department as its new chair.                      Deborah A. Cai — Strategic and                                          communication and persuasion from Michigan State
                                                                          Organizational Communication                                            University, creating a college sports rivalry in her
Most recently, she was a professor in the English                         Deborah A. Cai only had to cross one state border when                  education much like the schism of loyalty between
Department at the University of Florida.                                  she transferred to Temple’s    from her last position as                the Spartan and the Wolverine fans in her family.
She is the author of Vietnam Protest eatre: e                             a professor in the Department of Communication at the
                                                                          University of Maryland. But her career in education and                 Cai says the eld of intercultural communication is a
Television War on Stage, Projecting History: Non-Fiction
                                                                          in communication has taken her across many more.                        relatively young one, which has allowed her to compile
German Cinema and Chris Marker, and co-editor with
                                                                                                                                                  a four-volume book highlighting the best research on
Lutz Koepnick of Sound Matters: Essays on the Acoustics                   She worked closely with Vietnamese and Cambodian                        the subject.
of Modern German Culture. She has published more than                     immigrants during her time in a congressman’s o ce in
   essays on a broad range of topics including lm and                     Washington, D.C., and taught English at a university in                 Cai is married and has three children, one of whom is a
media studies, German and European studies, cultural                      China for two years (during which time she directed a                   freshman in      ’s eater Department. In her spare time,
and visual studies, and contemporary art. She has been                    production of Our Town in English).                                     she enjoys playing the French horn.
awarded yearlong research fellowships from the National
Endowment for the Humanities, the Howard Foundation                       Cai hopes to bring the international air of her career                  Patrick Murphy — Broadcasting, Telecommunications
and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. In          ,                  and her expertise in intercultural communication,                       and Mass Media
she was awarded the         Prize for Distinguished                       persuasion and organizational communication to t                        It’s the con uence of theory and practice in   ’s
Scholarship in German and European Studies.                               and its students. To that end, she hopes to create a t                  program that attracted Patrick Murphy’s attention.
                                                                          presence at Temple’s overseas campuses to allow students
She currently serves on the editorial board of e German                   to gain rsthand experience communicating with people                    A native of the Pittsburgh area, Murphy returns to
Quarterly, is completing a new book on the international                  from other cultures.                                                    Pennsylvania to lead the department, charged with
essay lm and has begun research on a new study devoted                                                                                            creating the next generation of broadcasting and new
to sound.                                                                                                                                         media specialists.
                                                                                                                                                  Most recently, Murphy was the chair of the Department
                                                                                                                                                  of Mass Communications at Southern Illinois University.
                                                                                                                                                     ere, the department had close ties to the St. Louis media
                                                                                                                                                  market like        has with Philadelphia media profession-
                                                                                                                                                  als. “ ere was a recognizable feel to it,” he says.
                                                                                                                                                  Murphy earned a       in communications at Cleveland
                                                                                                                                                  State University and an     in international a airs from
                                                                                                                                                  Ohio University. He rounded out his education with a
                                                                                                                                                  doctorate in telecommunications at Ohio University.
                                                                                                                                                  He specializes in global media.
                                                                                                                                                  Murphy understands there is “a crisis in this eld” and
                                                                                                                                                  will do all he can to prepare           students to enter the
                                                                                                                                                  work force by instilling the key to all successful commu-
                                                                                                                                                  nicators — the ability to tell a story while being socially
                                                                                                                                                  responsible and ethically sound. “We’re not just produc-
                                                                                                                                                  ing replacement parts for an industry,” he says of
                                                                                                                                                  the students.
                                                                                                                                                  His wife and two of his three children join him in
                                                                                                                                                  Philadelphia, where the family is enjoying the city’s
                                                                                                                                                  history, parks and culinary delights.

  School of Communications and Theater alumni Jane Brodsky Altschuler, RTF ’69, and Barry Levine, JOUR ’81, were inducted into Temple’s Gallery
  of Success Oct. 16. Each year, two alumni from each of Temple’s schools and colleges are honored at the event for making signi cant
  achievements in the professions for which they prepared at Temple.
                                       SCT Notes
                                                                                                                               Stephen M. Katz,         ’ , was named Newspaper               Anna Goldfarb,          ’ , , was selected by the web
                                                                                                                               Photographer of the Year by Pictures of the Year               site DatingOnline as one of the top dating experts to
                                                                                                                               International at the National Press Photographers              follow on Twitter. She is the founder and editor of the
                                                                                                                                                                                              web site ShmittenKitten.com.
                                                                   Alumni                                                      Association’s Northern Short Course in
                                                                                                                               Photojournalism in March        . Katz is a sta
                                                                                                                               photographer for e Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk, Va.,            Richard Popp,         ’ , won the Margaret A.
                                                                         s                                                     where he has worked since       . See his work online          Blanchard Doctoral Dissertation Prize, given annually
                                                                                                                                                                                              by the American Journalism Historians Association to
                                                                   Michael Elkin,         ’ , was awarded a        Keystone    at www.stephenkatzphotography.com.
                                                                                                                                                                                              recognize the best doctoral dissertation on journal-
                                                                   Press Award for Headline Writing. He works for the                                                                         ism and mass communication history in the coun-
                                                                                                                               Laurie Seidman,         ’ , won the Audience Award
                                                                   Jewish Exponent. e awards reinforce excellence by                                                                          try. He received the award, which recognizes his
                                                                                                                               for Best Short Film at the Nantucket Film Festival for
                                                                   individuals in the newspaper profession by recogniz-                                                                       Temple dissertation “Magazines, Marketing, and the
                                                                                                                               her lm, Abuelo. During the summer, screenings were
                                                                   ing journalism that consistently provides relevance,                                                                       Construction of Travel in the Postwar United States,”
                                                                                                                               set for Palm Springs ShortFest, LA Shorts Fest, the
                                                                   integrity and initiative in serving readers and furthers                                                                   at the annual       conference in Birmingham, Ala.,
                                                                                                                               Rhode Island International Film Festival and the New
                                                                   First Amendment values.                                                                                                    in October       . He is now a tenure-track assistant
                                                                                                                               York International Latino Film Festival.
                                                                   David Wood,           ’ , reported from Afghanistan                                                                        professor of journalism at the Manship School of
                                                                                                                                                                                              Communication at Louisiana State University.
                     0                                             in helmet and ak jacket on the intricacies of the U.S.              s
                                                                   war e ort for     ’s Politics Daily web site. He previ-     Olivia Antsis,         ’ , was recently appointed
                                                                   ously was the national security correspondent for e         the director of the Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival.
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                                                                   Baltimore Sun.                                              She is a video artist who was a cinematographer and              IN MEMORIAM
                                                                   Carl Cherkin,       ’ , is vice president of commu-         editor for professor Barry Vacker’s digital lm Space
                                                                   nications for the Philadelphia Union, the expansion         Times Square. In       , she earned her     from e
                                                                   Major League Soccer team that will start playing in         University of the Arts.                                          Daniel A. Baker, ’73
                                                                   a new stadium in Chester, Pa., in spring       . In his     Justin Blasi,      ’ , has been hired as the assis-              Russell B. Barclay, ’51
                                                                   position, Cherkin is involved with all of the team’s        tant promotion director at radio station     in
                                                                   messaging through news releases, the web site, new                                                                           Maureen P. Carroll, ’70
                                                                                                                               Philadelphia.
                                                                   media like Twitter and Facebook, and close contact                                                                           Patrick W. Cherry, ’78
                                                                   with reporters. He is part of a larger team at the Union    Daniel M. Kalai,       ’ , premiered his lm                      Albert N. DeCola, ’81
                                                                   that works to ensure a fan-friendly experience in an        Committed starring Michael Rady,           ’ , at the
                                                                   environment that mirrors soccer venues in Europe and          th-annual LA Shorts Fest in July. Shorts International         Stephen T. Dugan, ’86
                                       Department and              South America.                                              has also acquired rights to the lm for worldwide dis-            Karl S. Goodstein, ’56
                                       Major Codes                                                                             tribution through iTunes and ShortsTV. Temple alum
                                                                   Tracy Ho man,          ’ , vice president of Niemczyk       Rachael Kemery,          ’ , and Gina Donaghy,                   Otto J. Horvath, ’88
                                            Advertising            Ho mann Group Inc., a regional advertising, market-                ’ , also appear in the lm.
                                                                   ing and web development rm located in Reading,                                                                               Theresa Stevenson Johnson, ’84
                                              Broadcasting,        Pa., was named the       –     Chairman of the Board        Brandon Lausch,           ’ , has been named assistant           Theresa S. Lear, ’84
                                       Telecommunications          for the Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce and             director of public relations for the Fox School of
                                       and Mass Media                                                                                                                                           James Gordon Long, ’49
                                                                   Industry. Ho mann has worked in several positions           Business and the School of Tourism and Hospitality
                                               Communications      within the marketing eld since graduation, found-           Management at Temple University. He is the lead                  Francine E. Perrine-Wittk, ’86
                                            Film and Media Arts    ing Niemczyk Ho mann Group with his partner,                writer, editor and project manager for all internal              John P. Rice, ’80
                                                                   Ted Niemczyk, in      . Ho mann is also a partner in        and external communications on behalf of the Fox
                                             Journalism            Company Heritage Books, a publisher of history books        School and the School of Tourism and Hospitality                 Andrew Roberts, ’74
                                              Journalism, Public   for companies, organizations and institutions.              Management, and works closely with the University                Neil L. Rubinstein, ’76
                                       Relations and Advertising                                                               News and Media Relations team.
                                                                                                                                                                                                Arthur A. Schaffer, ’58
                                            Mass Media                    s                                                    David Gambacorta,          ’ , Krystle Marcellus,
                                       and Communication           Ron Bishop,        ’ , professor and director of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                John Belford Shepherd, ’75
                                       Doctoral Program
                                                                                                                                     ’ , and Regina Rahill,         ’ , have been
                                                                   communication program in the Department of Culture          awarded various        Keystone Press Awards, which              Justin C. Shronk, ’05
                                            Radio, Television      and Communication at Drexel University, has had his         reinforce excellence by individuals in the newspaper
                                       and Film                    book, When Play Was Play: Why Pick-Up Games Matter,         profession by recognizing journalism that consistently
                                                                                                                                                                                                Mary D. Zulick, ’40
                                        t   Strategic and          published by the State University of New York Press. e      provides relevance, integrity and initiative in serving
                                       Organizational              book explores the cultural signi cance of unstructured      readers and furthers First Amendment values.
                                       Communication               play through an in-depth analysis of interviews and                                                                          Paul Spindler, JOUR ’52, a former member of the
                                                                   written narratives about pick-up game memories from         John P. Gelety,      ’ , won a        Mid-Atlantic               School of Communications and Theater Board of
                                                eater                                                                          Emmy Award as a producer and video production
                                                                   more than     people from around the world.                                                                                  Visitors died Nov. 9, 2008. He was 77.
                                                                                                                               manager in the Advanced Media/Breaking News
                                                                   John George,         ’ , received three       Keystone      category for DelawareOnline.com’s coverage of Vice               Mr. Spindler was honored by SCT as one of the
                                                                   Press Awards in the categories Business or Consumer         President Joe Biden. Gelety is a second-year Master of
                                                                   Story, Sports Beat Reporting and News Beat Reporting.                                                                        recipients of the Lew Klein Alumni in the Media
                                                                                                                               Media Studies student at e New School in New York.
                                                                   He works for the Philadelphia Business Journal. e                                                                            Awards in 2003 and was inducted into the school’s
                                                                   awards reinforce excellence by individuals in the news-     Liam Dean,           ’ , has been honored for his skills         Hall of Fame.
                                                                   paper profession by recognizing journalism that con-        as an oil artist by being named the feature artist at Old
                                                                   sistently provides relevance, integrity and initiative in   City’s Blink Art Gallery in June        where he held            He was the president of Paul Spindler Company,
                                                                   serving readers and furthers First Amendment values.        three shows, and the July       Artist of the Month in           a marketing communications rm based in Los
                                                                                                                               the window display at Da y’s department store at th
                                                                                                                                                                                                Angeles. He was previously an editor, reporter and
                                                                                                                               and Chestnut streets. His painting, “Tempest,” is on
                                                                          s                                                    display at the Starbucks in Jenkintown, Pa., and another         columnist for several newspapers and was a public
                                                                   Ross Katz,       ’ , and Christopher Manley,                is on display at Zot Restaurant near Penn’s Landing.             relations executive for two New York Stock Exchange
                                                                   ’ , were nominated for        Primetime Emmy                                                                                 companies before entering the consulting eld.
                                                                   Awards. Manley was honored for Outstanding                  Johnny Gill,       ’ , won the Hayden lms . Online
                                                                                                                               Film Festival Grand Prize for Best Short Film for My             He is survived by his wife, Gail, ve children and
                                                                   Cinematography for a One-Hour Series for Mad Men.
                                                                   Katz wrote and directed the       feature lm Taking         Turtle’s Name is Dudley. e award was presented Aug.              10 grandchildren.
                                                                   Chance, which was nominated for Primetime                     in Los Angeles at the HollyShorts Film Festival.
                                                                   Emmys, including Outstanding Director, Outstanding
                                                                                                                               Heidi Saman,          ’ ,     , has screened her thesis          Correction:
                                                                   Writing, Outstanding Made for Television Movie,
                                                                                                                                lm, e Maid, at the Philadelphia Independent Film
                                                                   Outstanding Art Direction and Outstanding Lead                                                                               Because of an error in the information provided by an
                                                                                                                               Festival in      , the Cannes Film Festival in May         ,
                                                                   Actor. e lm won for Outstanding Single-Camera                                                                                outside rm, T. Christian Roach, ’92, was incorrectly
                                                                                                                               the Dubai Film Festival in December          , Slamdance
                                                                   Picture Editing for a Miniseries or Movie.
                                                                                                                               Film Festival in Park City, Utah, in January      , and at       listed as deceased in the Winter 2008 edition of
                                                                                                                               the Bibliotheca Alexandrina for its Egyptian premiere.           Intercom. The School of Communications and Theater
                                                                                                                                                                                                apologizes for the error.
Mark Anskis,          ’ , was named sports information       Tom Jacobson, interim dean, and Leanne Chang,                 Barry Vacker’s,         , essay, “Lone Stars, Lost Amidst
director at Swarthmore College. Anskis, who worked                  ’ ,        , wrote an article, “Measuring              the Big Bang,” was selected as the text for Signs, the
as a graduate assistant in the Temple University Sports      Participation as Communicative Action: A Case                 latest photography book by Peter Granser. Published
Media Relations O ce the past two years, is respon-          Study of Citizen Involvement in and Assessment of             by the German art book publisher Hatje Cantz,
sible for the promotion and statistical management           A City’s Smoking Cessation Policy-Making Process,”            Vacker’s text is in both German and English. Photos
of the college’s Division III varsity sports. He also        which has been accepted for publication in the Journal        from Signs have been featured at the Museum of
serves as a liaison between the Swarthmore College           of Communication. e article is based on Chang’s               Contemporary Photography in Chicago, as well as
Department of Athletics and the local and national           dissertation. Chang is now an assistant professor in          several galleries in Germany.
media through the college’s web site, publications,          the Communications and New Media program at the
press releases and new media technologies.                   National University of Singapore.
Marian Cooper,          ’ ,      , was selected out of       Eugene Martin,           , was awarded a ,       fellow-
                                                                                                                           Students
applicants for a residency at the Shakespeare eatre          ship for documentary and narrative work in media              Chinonye Chukwu,           , received the          Princess
Company of Washington, D.C. She will be the assistant        arts from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. is            Grace Award, the top student lm award in narrative




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designer and will serve as the liaison for the nationally    prestigious award is given only to artists from all             lmmaking. Chukwu, a second-year MFA candidate,
known guest costume designers hired by the theater next      disciplines across the state. Martin is currently in post-    is an American citizen who was born in Nigeria. As
year. Cooper was also the winner of the National             production on his feature length documentary, e               a screenwriter and director, her images are rich with
Barbizon Costume Design Award as part of the Kennedy         Bloodlines Video Diary Project, and is also editing his       cultural nuances, o en dealing with the complex and
Center American College eater Festival competition.          television show, e Beirut Boys, for            ’s original    contradictory issues of ethnic identity, dual identity,
                                                             series, Philadelphia Stories.                                 cross-cultural and cross-generational interaction.
Sarah Ja e,          ’ , , was selected for a highly                                                                       Chukwu submitted her recently completed production
competitive, paid summer internship at e Nation              Nancy Morris and Renee Hobbs,              , worked           Igbu Kwenu! and a proposal for her thesis lm that will
magazine. e Nation, America’s oldest weekly maga-            as principal and co-principal investigator on                 be shot in Nigeria in December          . It is also the recip-
zine, is a journal of politics and culture that focuses      “Interpretations of Health Messages among North               ient of a      Subsidy Grant from the independent lm
primarily on foreign and domestic policy, civil liber-       Philadelphia Latinos,” a study of how Philadelphia            community and both the Best Motion Picture Award
ties, literature and the arts. Ja e has been a freelance     Puerto Ricans interpret media messages about                  and Best Screenplay Award at the            Diamond Screen
writer since       . She returned to school in       to      smoking. is project was also called “Speaking of              Festival. Craig Bazan,         , received the award in the-
polish her journalism skills and devote herself to writ-     Health/Hablando de Salud.” It was funded through a            ater and playwriting as part of a -week apprenticeship
ing full time.                                               Pennsylvania Department of Health grant to Temple             at e Shakespeare eatre of New Jersey in Camden.
                                                             from the money that the tobacco industry is paying            Temple’s previous Princess Grace recipients include
Karthika Muthukumaraswamy,             ’ , ,                 states to settle health-related lawsuits. Over the course
published her rst academic journal article, “When the                                                                      Karen Carpenter, ’ , whose lm My Scarlet Letter also
                                                             of the four-year project,      graduate students Dawn         won the Hamptons International Film Festival, and
media meets crowds of wisdom: How journalists are            Gilpin, Melissa Lenos, Suman Mishra, Pamela Poe,
tapping into audience expertise and manpower for the                                                                       Heidi Saman, ’ , whose lm e Maid was selected for
                                                             Tom Polcari and Silvia Valkova also participated in           the Cannes Film Festival.
processes of newsgathering,” in Journalism Practice.         this research.
                                                                                                                           John Church and Michelle Amazeen,            , won rst
                                                             Donnalyn Pompper, t , published “Gauging
Faculty                                                      Outcomes of        s Social Equality Movements: Nearly
                                                                                                                           and second place, respectively, in the Pennsylvania
                                                                                                                           Communication Association (         ) Writing
                                                             Four Decades of Gender & Ethnicity on the Cover of            Competition. As winners, they were scheduled to present
Sherri Hope Culver,          , and James Sequin
                                                             the Rolling Stone Magazine” in e Journal of Popular           their papers, Church’s “ e Best Seven Months of Our
authored Media Career Guide: Preparing for Jobs in
                                                             Culture and “Using feminist standpoint theory to              Lives: e War in Iraq and the Battle in Hollywood” and
the st Century. e guide helps students prepare
                                                             discover Latinas’ realities in public relations organiza-     Amazeen’s “Making Meaning of the Dole ‘Godless
for and conduct a successful communication-related
                                                             tions,” in Race/Gender/Media: Considering diversity           Americans’ Ad” to the Top Graduate Competitive Papers
job search. e guide bridges the gap between what
                                                             across audiences, content, and producers, nd ed. She also     panel at      ’s    convention in Latrobe, Pa.
students learn in the classroom and real world
                                                             presented two papers—“Fi y Years Later: Mid-Career
applications.
                                                             Women of Color Against the Glass Ceiling in                   Satarupa Dasgupta,        , presented “Revulsion versus
Gregg Feistman, t , has released his rst novel,              Communications Organizations” and “Methodological             Reverence: Swastika and its Symbolic Signi cance” in
   e War Merchants. e book, published by Strategic           Issues Associated with Researching Di erence” — at the        the Intercultural Communication division at the
Book Club, follows a public relations executive and a        Association for Education in Journalism & Mass                annual conference of the International Communication
business reporter as they attempt to expose a plot to        Communication (           ) convention. Featured on the       Association in Chicago in May       . Satarupa also
use Nazi gold to control the global economy before its               blog page is Pompper’s research ndings about          presented “Gender Di erences in the Impact of Direct
next phase begins — the takeover of Russia. Feistman         how middle-aged women of color navigate public and            to Consumer Advertisements of Prescription Drugs on
has had a long career in public relations and corpo-         private sphere challenge. Also at this conference were        the Healthcare Seeking Behavior of Male and Female
rate communications. He has been a playwright and            two research panels that Pompper organized. One was           Undergraduate Students” at the        New Jersey
freelance reporter, and is a nationally recognized           moderated by Associate Professor Karen Turner,            ,   Communication Association Annual Conference at
motorsports photographer.                                    and featured      alum Charmie Snetter,          ’ , of       Kean University.
                                                                e Boston Globe—“How E ective Classroom ‘Di erence
Paul Gluck,         , has joined the faculty as an associ-   Training’ Once Communication Students Enter the               Dianne Garyantes,       , defended her doctoral
ate professor of practice. Gluck is a      alumnus           Workplace?” e second panel included               alum        dissertation on Aug. . e title of her dissertation is
of     and, for more than years, has played key              and Temple’s assistant vice provost and director of           “Toward a New Norm of Understanding: A Culturally
management roles at three of Philadelphia’s major            distance and summer programs, Dominique Monolescu             Competent Approach to Journalism.” e members of
broadcast organizations. Gluck also served as executive      Kliger, and was called “Welcome to the New Millennium:        her dissertation examination committee were Nancy
director of the Kal and Lucille Rudman Institute for         Teaching Mass Media Courses Online and in Hybrid              Morris (Chair), Fabienne Darling-Wolf, Andrew
Entertainment Industry Studies at Drexel University,         Formats.” Pompper also has been elected to head               Mendelson and Elfriede Fursich (Boston College,
where he also oversaw its television station,       . He     the Mass Communication & Society division of                  outside reader).
was responsible for increasing student production of         for      –     .                                              Wan Peng,        , won the grand prize at the Winton
university-related content for distribution on television
                                                             Peter Reynolds,        , directed John Logan’s Never          Train International Film Festival in Prague for his lm,
and broadband.
                                                             the Sinner, e Leopold and Loeb Story in August                My anksgiving. Peng is from the People’s Republic of
Chris Harper,     , has been named to the Al D a             for the Mauckingbird eatre Company. e produc-                 China and is in his third year of the graduate program.
advisory committee. Al D a is the largest Spanish-           tion cast and crew includes eater Department Head             As a project in Temple’s Doc/Fiction Workshop and
language newspaper in the Philadelphia area.                 of Design Marie Anne Chiment, Head of Acting Dan              Screen Directing under Professor Warren Bass, Peng
                                                             Kern, adjunct instructor Patricia Taylor, six alumni,          lmed and directed the production in Philadelphia’s
Chris Harper and Linn Washington,           , had                                                                          Chinatown with a Chinese-American cast. My
                                                             two current students and one incoming         student.
presentations accepted for the     Convergence                                                                               anksgiving is available for preview on the
and Society Conference at the University of Nevada,          Je Rush,       , is continuing his pioneering work on         Department’s             of selected student work.
Reno. e titles for the presentations are “Partnering         interactive narrative. He presented a paper titled
with Community News Organizations: e Good,                   “A Network of Intentionalities: Transitional-Synthesis
the Bad, and the Ugly” and “Under Attack: A Case             and Narrative in First-Person-Shooters” at the
Study in How to Respond to Criticism in an Online            Philosophy of Computer Games           Conference in              Learn about the expanded Los Angeles Internship program at
World.” Both draw on their work with the journalism          Oslo, Norway, in August.
department’s capstone course, the Multimedia Urban                                                                             www.temple.edu/sct.
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