International Dance & Fashion Show Participants Needed

International dance and fashion show participants are needed for Temple’s Celebration of Globalization on March 30, a biannual event that showcases Temple University and Philadelphia’s dedication to globalization.

Participants have the chance to win a grand prize of $1,000! Below are details for the international dance performance and fashion show. Interested participants are encouraged to submit proposals by February 6. The Celebration of Globalization form can found here.

INTERNATIONAL DANCE PERFORMANCE: Individuals dancers and dance groups are invited to perform a five minute routine and compete for a chance to win a monetary prize of $1,000!  Auditions will be held in mid-February.   If selected to perform, a panel of judges will determine the winner at the event. Second and third place prizes of $500 and $250 will also be offered.

PARTICIPANTS FOR THE FASHION SHOW:  Students are invited to participate by wearing a traditional international outfit that represents a particular country or culture.  A photograph of the traditional apparel will need to be submitted with the attached proposal form and participants will then be selected by the steering committee.  All fashion show participants will be entered into a drawing to win CASH PRIZES!

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Half-staff for Joe Paterno?

When I got news that Governor Corbett ordered the state’s flag lowered to half-staff in memory of Joe Paterno, I questioned myself, when it is appropriate to fly to flag half-staff?

And there is actually a flag code that exists.

“Section 7m of the Flag Code authorizes a governor to half-staff the US flag upon the death of a present or former official of the government of the state, or the death of a member of the Armed Forces from that state who dies while serving on active duty.”

So there’s a difference: According to Flog Code, the US flag can’t be lowered to half-staffed, but the state flag can be lowered at the Corbett’s discretion.

Do you recommend that the state’s flag be flown half-staff in his memory?

Kierra Bussey can be reached at

“SEPTA Sweethearts” share their stories

From now until February 6, SEPTA is calling for all couples who met on busses, trains or trollies to submit their love story to The public will vote for the most “moving” stories, pictures and/or videos and the “SEPTA sweethearts” with the most votes will receive prizes. One prize offers a ride on the “Love Train,” a decorated Market-Frankford Line train with a perfect view of the Mural Arts Program’s “Love Letters.”

United By Blue wants you!

On Sept. 5, 2011 The Temple News featured an article about a sustainable apparel company (see article here), United By Blue, founded by Brian Linton, Temple alumnus. UBB seeks to free our nation’s waterways of pollution and for every product sold a pound of waste is removed from waterways.

Now UBB is reaching out to Temple students to fill positions in their internship program. If you are a student who wants to pair an environmentally friendly mission with the opportunity to learn what it’s like to grow a sustainable business and pursue real projects, you are encouraged to apply. There are several positions available ranging from marketing to graphic design, film and photography to cleanup planning.

Through their unique application process you are only required to submit a cover letter. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, which means there is no deadline but when positions are filled, they’re filled. For more information and to apply click here.

Kierra Bussey can be reached at

Low state revenues leave Temple facing another budget cut

Due to a projected revenue shortfall of $486.8 million, Gov. Tom Corbett announced in a press release Tuesday that Temple—along with the other three state-related universities—will face a five percent funding cut for the 2011-2012 fiscal year.

The $25.7 million reduction in state funding comes after a year in which the four state-related universities saw their state appropriation cut by 19 percent.

The cuts are part of a plan to reduce spending across the board in order to make up for the revenue shortfall.  In addition to the state-related universities, Corbett ordered state agencies to curb spending by three percent and in some cases as much as ten percent.

For more on this, pick up The Temple News when it returns to newsstands on Jan. 17.

-Sean Carlin

Photography exhibit and sale Friday

From Aperture Agency:

EXPOSURE! A student photography exhibition and sale in the Annenberg Hall Atrium, 3-7 pm this Friday, December 2. Come view and perhaps purchase a beautiful, one-of-a-kind print from the artist him/herself. What better [insert the winter holiday you celebrate here] gift than the unique art of Philadelphia’s finest? Support artists, beautify your space, express yourself.