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Temple partners with city to create education and training opportunities for North Philadelphia
Temple will commit $1 million in cash and in-kind resources to create educational programs and career training for the Norris Homes community in North Philadelphia.
July 17, 2014
'Funeral for a Home' leads to continued community engagement
In May, Temple Contemporary's community history, art and engagement project, “Funeral for a Home,” culminated in the celebration of the life of a single Philadelphia rowhouse—before it was demolished.
July 3, 2014
Temple hosts annual Community Job Fair
This morning Temple University will host a community job fair to provide employment opportunities for members of the Philadelphia community-at-large. Held this year from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Pearson-McGonigle Hall’s gymnasium, the event will include 70 employers.
May 21, 2014
Temple runs Broad Street
As 40,000 runners made their way down Philadelphia’s main thoroughfare for the 2014 Independence Blue Cross Broad Street Run May 4, Owls gathered at Broad Street and Polett Walk on Main Campus to cheer on race participants.
Temple Ambler EarthFest 2014 welcomes more than 7,000
More than 7,000 guests visited Temple University Ambler April 25 for EarthFest 2014 on Temple’s Ambler Campus. Students from across the region viewed exhibits that supported EarthFest’s theme of “sustaining our communities” and this year’s special focus on water.
Fox students sport shaved heads to fight childhood cancer
Thirteen members of Gamma Iota Sigma-Sigma Chapter—the academic fraternity for students in risk management, insurance and actuarial science—served as “shavees” for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation during the Insurance Society of Philadelphia’s Philly I-Day, April 9 in the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
Graphic-design thesis project inspires seventh-grade class
Graduate students from the Tyler School of Art partnered with seventh-graders from St. James School, located in North Philadelphia, to create a series of colorful posters that represent the school pledge.
'Funeral for a Home' celebrates shared lifetimes in a neighborhood on the rise
Temple Contemporary and a host of community organizations are undertaking a yearlong project designed to honor the city’s forgotten homes.
Temple hosts Carver Science Fair for Philadelphia students
More than 600 Philadelphia public, parochial, charter and home-schooled students in grades 7 through 12 showcased their science and engineering skills at Philadelphia’s largest annual science fair, held in Temple’s Athletic Pavilion.
Cherry On!
Whether gearing up for a game, heading to the office or hanging out with friends, Owls everywhere start their weekends by showing Temple pride. Every friday, students, alumni, faculty and staff sport their best cherry and white attire for Cherry On Fridays. Use the hashtag #CherryOn on social media to show your pride today!
Fox alumnus partners with Temple Harrisburg for college-prep program
Pete Gurt, FOX ’89, senior vice president and chief operating officer of the Milton Hershey School (MHS), has worked with several colleges and universities to ensure that higher education is a reality for low-income families. Now, Gurt partners with Temple University Harrisburg on the College and Career Transition program, which will offer a full semester of college classes to seniors at MHS.
Bringing justice to those with disabilities
For people with intellectual or developmental disabilities, navigating the criminal-justice system is difficult. That is where the Criminal Justice Project in the Institute on Disabilities at Temple comes in: The project helps individuals with disabilities, their families and others understand the justice system.
MLK Day of Service
This week, Owls commemorated the life and legacy of a civil rights icon by joining in a national community service effort. On Monday, Jan. 20, Temple University served as one of many sponsors for the 19th Annual Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service—the largest King Day event in the nation.