The Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees has approved a proposal by Temple Education Support Services to prepare and submit a bid for a 50-year lease and construction of a building in Tokyo. The move was submitted by TESS’ Board of Directors for the “Japan Akasaka Building Project” last week.
Tyler School of Art hosted a closing reception Sunday, Dec. 2, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., for student teachers to showcase artwork they have done with their respective K-12 students during the semester.
Student teachers showed off their students’ work, including hand-crafted jewelry, ceramic creations, paintings, sculptures and even strategically designed cardboard chairs.
The final show was put together by the faculty of the art education department and the student art teachers.
According to an email Art Education Program Head Jo-Anna Moore sent out to the art teachers, K-12 students and their families after the event, approximately 400 people were in attendance.
This Saturday, Feb. 11 show your Temple spirit by attending the basketball doubleheader at the Liacouras Center. Both Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams will be playing, with the Women’s team starting at 5:30 p.m. against UMass. The Men’s team will take on A-10 rival Xavier at 9 p.m. in a nationally televised game on ESPN2. And don’t forget to wear your white!
Every Temple student is eligible to receive a free ticket to the doubleheader, as long as tickets last. Just show your ID at the Liacouras Center Student Entrance the night of the games.
For non-Temple affiliates, visit the Temple Basketball website at www.owlsports.com
Been on Facebook recently? Yeah, don’t lie, we know you have. But if you’re among those few and far between diligent students who actually studies (psh), then let The Temple News fill you in on the meme-frenzy that’s filling up our Facebook feeds and making us double over in laughter.
Following a growing trend of college-specific memes, Temple students hopped on Photoshop (or Paint, as some of them look) and went to town, logging Main Campus’ colloquialisms, complaints and inside jokes. For more Cherry & White memes, hit control+T and type in “Facebook.” Or, hop on the bandwagon and create your own. There’s a whole world of squirrel memes yet to be explored.
Lynda.com, a website focused on creating quality how-to content with 900 courses and more than 56,000 tutorials, has recently swept the hearts of Temple students.
Computer Services signed a contract with Lynda.com, a website providing free tutorials organized by subject software and expert instructors on video editing, business, photography, web design, graphic design and much more.
The organized and easily navigated website it now conveniently located on all current student’s TUportal pages. With this availability, students – especially “technologically-deficient” ones like me – might spare a few headaches, tears, Advil and sleep-deprived nights at the TECH center.
The inaugural South Africa 2011 summer program, led by journalism professor Dr. Shenid Bhayroo, achieved more than Temple’s SCT ever thought possible.
Eleven journalism and research students conducted stories, produced news videos and documentaries, while completely embracing an entirely new culture more than 15,000 miles away.
News stories were published on the Department of Journalism’s news website, www.philadelphianeighborhoods.com, and the series itself was a finalist for the EPPY (Editor & Publisher) award in the Best College/University Journalistic or Documentary Report category. Research students presented final projects at the Global Temple Conference and student documentary work is still planned to be broadcasted on TUTV.
According to the South Africa Press Release issued this week by the dean’s office, Bhayroo and director of study away programs Erin Palmer, “conflicting commitments” have suspended the program for summer 2012.
The majority of South Africa Study Away alumni — me being one of them — are disappointed at the thought of suspending the program, and even have written several letters to the coordinators expressing our feelings toward the unfortunate decision. It truly was a life-changing opportunity that has given us so much real-life field experience. It is sad to see others unable to have the same chance.
I have high hopes that SCT reincorporates the program for 2013. It is too good to lose.
Earlier today, Gawker posted a competition for all readers, roommates and resentful ex’s to submit their worst roommate stories in return for a prize. According to the writer, your prize could be a super-tricked out million dollar apartment or a slightly-expensive bottle of booze. Either way, good deal!
But, don’t get your twin sheets in a jumble just yet, my sweet cooped-up cohabitants; there are some rules:
- Roommate stories must be submitted as a comment to the post; click here to sign up if you’re not already.
- Stories must be about roommates, not family members or significant others.
- Brevity is the soul of wit.
- Submit by noon, Thursday Jan. 26.
- For the full contest rules, click here.
Having a hard time finding something to do in your “oh so often” free time?
Then Qwicklr, a new nationwide social event planner, might be for you.
Today as I was leaving the Student Center, a nice man holding the door for me handed a blue and white business card with www.qwicklr.com written on it.
Instead of throwing it on the ground like everyone else, I figured I’d take a look at what it has to offer.
Qwicklr features social events posted by students and was created to “enhance your college experience.”
This is a great idea to get the word out about school-wide events, especially for students who don’t have Facebook or other social media accounts.
Check it out today!
Yumtown USA has come to Temple Town, PA, bringing some new lunch truck offerings to Main Campus. The truck was parked up at 13th and Norris today, outside Beury Hall. Though the daily menu’s pretty limited, they’ve got some seriously unique dishes. If you’re looking for a slice of pizza or french fries, head to the food pad because this place won’t be able to hook you up. But if you’re looking to treat yourself to a more gourmet-style lunch, be sure to check it out. I don’t think there’s anywhere else on Main Campus that serves sweet potato bisque, or anything that includes herbed goat cheese or pear compote.
Even though the sandwiches are a little pricey -$7 each – splurging the extra dollar or two (as compared to a sandwich or wrap from pretty much anywhere else on Main Campus) could be worth it. One of this week’s selections is “The Joy” — a mouthwatering combination of beer-braised pulled pork, pickled jalapenos, red cabbage slaw, cilantro lime mayo and spicy BBQ sauce, piled on a baguette. Or if you’re feeling a little less carnivorous, give the Edgar Allan Potatoes a try — roasted sweet potato, black bean hummus, crispy tempeh, cheddar cheese, spinach and Sriracha on a baguette.