May the best stories win
Pitt Magazine has some good news to report. We were big winners at the District II conference of the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education* (CASE), which was held in early February in Toronto, Canada. In the category Best Articles of the Year, CASE awarded us the following:
Gold medal for the March 2001 article, How Old Is Old? by Kris B. Mamula, senior editor.
Silver medal for the September 2001 article, Chips Ahoy, also by Kris.
Bronze medal for the September 2001 article, Upward Mobility, by David R. Eltz, our former associate editor (who is now senior editor of Pitt Med, the School of Medicine magazine).
While we are understandably proud of these awards, we want to hear what you think about our stories, the big ones and the small ones, too. Dont hold back in letting us know what were doing right and what were not. You can drop us a line via e-mail or the good old postal service. (Were not picky.)
The Primanti Brothers Award
Regarding page 38 in Decembers Pitt Magazine, the Charles Hartwig Award went to the senior athlete who promoted the best interest of Pitt Athletics (now the Blue and Gold Award, I believe). The winner in 1952, as illustrated, is Jack Hardman, who played tennis and swam while at Pitt. V-Day, and Im guessing here, is Varsity Day, when awardees to the Varsity Walk are recognized. I am a Pitt alum, and have always been interested in the history of my Alma Mater. Thanks for the fine magazine, and Hail to Pitt!
Bruce D. Mountjoy
College of General Studies, 91
Editors Note: Thanks to everyone who responded to our request for information about what was going on in that classic photo we published last issue. Bruce Mountjoy was the first of the many written responses we received, which means hes wonas promiseda Primanti Brothers sandwich. For those who lost out, dont despair. Now there's a chance to win a hot dog and fries from the Original Hot Dog Shop.
No place like home
Please let me commend the Pitt Magazine staff on the December 2001 issue of Pitt Magazine. I read most (not all) of the content and found it to be a refreshing mix of well-sculpted information, reports, nostalgia, and just plain verve and elan! Its typically Pittsburghesque (I was a city resident for 58 years) in that respect and I hope the rhythm and flow continues.
Most interesting stories of Dr. Posvar, Heinz Field and its fans, and stress busting. The reading, en toto, made me feel quite homesick.
John E. Hartman
Enjoyed the magazine, fun articlesand of course, I look for any information about my contemporaries such as Bebe Moore Campbell (Education 71), a successful writer! Just to set the record straight, Professor Monty Culver taught creative writing at Pitt in the 60s. Im sure there are other published and equally successful alums from his excellent courses. And didnt Edwin Peterson also teach writing? We were so lucky to have the wonderful English department then, Id hate for people to forget Monty Culver and Charles Crow.
Arts and Sciences 68
Half Moon Bay, California
The article Tahk of the Tahn (in the December 2001 issue) hits home for me. As I am a native of Pittsburgh, I have heard many mispronunciations! Ive always found it curious that some speak the most drastic form of Pittsburghese, while others (as myself) dont at all. I do enjoy the magazine that you publish, and it is nice for some memories to be refreshed.
Laurie A. Vergato
Arts and Sciences 96
Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
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This spring the doors officially swing open for the College of General Studies Center for Nontraditional Student Success. The centerlocated on the Cathedral of Learnings fourth-floorwas made possible by a $650,000 gift from F. James McCarl III and family. In 1973, McCarl earned a BA in economics from CGS, not Arts and Sciences, as incorrectly noted in the December issue.
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