She's heard it since she was 9 years old: African-Americans don't play hockey, people tell her—and girls don't play either. But Tarasai Karega, the latest subject in our student profile series, has always defied stereotypes. Now this master's candidate in sport business has come to Philadelphia to be a role model to a new generation of urban youth.
November 27, 2013
The number of veterans at Temple has exploded in recent years. In honor of Military Appreciation Month, the Temple Made student profile series introduces you to Temple Veterans Association (TVA) President Silas Adams, an active duty Marine for eight years with two tours in both Iraq and Afghanistan. It's not easy reintegrating into a college setting after serving overseas. But TVA offers veterans a powerful tool: each other.
November 8, 2013
Public history master's candidate Erin Bernard has created a mobile museum to bring history to Philadelphia residents. Her Philly History Truck not only displays history, but also records the neighborhood memories of Philly residents. This month, the truck has been roving East Kensington, bringing a variety of events to the community — most recently, hosting a storytelling block party.
November 7, 2013
The Science Scholars Program provides highly advanced, incoming freshman with tremendous opportunities in advanced research. An initiative of the College of Science and Technology, the program offers selected students support, guidance and exposure to top research opportunities both across the university and internationally. For the 2014 academic year, CST selected 11 new Science Scholars, each of whom received $4,000 in summer funding for three years to conduct research projects.
There are plenty of good reasons to go to school in a world-class city. For one, that's where you'll find world-class zoos. Michael Madeja, the subject of the next student profile in the Temple Made series, has learned a lot from his two internships at the Philadelphia Zoo, the nation's first zoological park: his true calling in life — and how much fun it can be to hang out with goats.
Two School of Environmental Design graduates took a senior studio project and turned it into a successful exhibition featuring student and community ideas for ways to reuse the abandoned site of the Reading Railroad. For their work, they have been nationally recognized by the American Society of Landscape Architects.
If you met him when he was a sax player, you might not have known that he was dreaming about being an engineer. In the latest entry of our student profile series, meet C. Mark Halberstadt, co-leader of Temple's NASA Lunabotics Mining Competition team. This May, he and his team will take their robot to Cape Canaveral to compete against other colleges' robots. Will they win? Maybe, but to Mark, the fun part is the designing, the building and the testing.
Completing the New York Times crossword puzzle wasn't enough of a challenge for second-year history Ph.D. student Evan Birnholz, so he decided to start creating his own. Over the last several years, he worked tirelessly to perfect his trade with the hope that the New York Times might some day publish one of his own. Today, his hard work has finally paid off: Birnholz’s crossword puzzle is featured in today’s edition of the New York Times.
Temple senior media studies and production major BriaMarie Moss-Wilkerson has always been driven to make a career for herself in music. Her latest single, "Bye Boy," appeared on MTV.com, and has made her dream of becoming a recording artist real. Her success comes while juggling classes along with an internship at record label Ethical Music Entertainment.
In the latest installment of our student profile series, meet Evan Feinstein of the Cherry Crusade, Temple's die-hard student fan organization. Evan came to Temple as a prospective history major who had never attended a Division I football game. Now he's a sport and recreation management major, Cherry Crusade's vice president for marketing, Temple Student Government's director of university pride and tradition and the high-volume leader of Temple's student section.
Tia Solomon came to Temple prepared to study classical music. When she leaves, she'll be starting a job as a park ranger. In the first Temple Made student profile of the 2013-14 academic year, the criminal justice major from Philadelphia gives a tour of Valley Forge National Historical Park and explains how ProRanger — Temple's one-of-a-kind partnership with the National Park Service — changed her life by preparing her for a career in law enforcement.
Students from across the globe arrived on campus on Aug. 10 to become acclimated to Temple University and Philadelphia before the fall semester began. To help them adjust to their new life here, as well as introduce them to faculty, students, resources and services, the university’s Office of International Affairs held its first international student orientation.
Many Temple students are taking advantage of their break from classes to gain real-world experience through internships and other professional opportunities available in Philadelphia. An internship party hosted by Campus Philly Tuesday at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts brought out more than 100 interns from the region’s colleges and universities, including several from Temple.