On Tuesday, Her Campus Temple hosted Student Health Awareness Day as part of an effort to promote wellness among students and members of the North Philadelphia community. The event featured speakers, food and contests, and a visit by Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson, whose foundation promotes awareness of pancreatic cancer.
May 2, 2013
During a trip to Washington D.C. last month, 30 Philadelphia middle and high school students who are part of Temple Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement's Mobile Apps/Technology Initiative heard presentations on the importance of cybersecurity from members of the White House National Security Staff, the U.S. Navy and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service.
April 22, 2013
In remarks last Wednesday at a luncheon gathering of the Center City Proprietors Association, Temple University President Neil D. Theobald discussed how Temple seeks to enhance its research excellence, prepare real-world ready graduates and work to control student debt.
April 18, 2013
Ofo Ezeugwu, a senior Temple Student Government officer and entrepreneurship major in the Fox School of Business, has developed a project intended to show local school children the opportunities higher education makes possible. Through the Kids-to-College program, Ezeugwu and a rotating group of students discuss the benefits of college with children at high schools and community centers across North Philadelphia.
A project launched by Temple Computer and Information Sciences Associate Professor Justin Shi and four students through Temple’s Urban Apps and Maps Studio is designed to help users find and develop vacant lots into viable urban farming projects. The project was recently selected as a runner-up for a Judge’s Choice Award in the Google Places API Developer Challenge, a competition among 87 teams of developers and programmers from 27 countries.
For the fourth consecutive year, Temple has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest national recognition a college or university can receive for its overall commitment to service. The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has administered the award since 2006.
More than 200 Temple students visited the state Capitol in Harrisburg last week as part of Cherry and White Week, organized by Temple Student Government and the Office of Government, Community and Public Affairs to give Pennsylvania's elected leaders a chance to get to know Temple through its students. Events concluded with Wednesday's Temple Made Day, during which Temple dancers, singers, artists and athletes demonstrated their talents throughout the Capitol building.
Two Tyler School of Art students worked with Philadelphia’s Mural Arts Program last semester to help restore a faded sign for the Henssler Locksmith Company, at 13th Street and Girard Avenue. Restoring such ghost ads has become a popular pursuit for preservationists across the U.S., and Tyler students hope to play a larger role in Philadelphia.
Last month, about 15 recent graduates of the College of Education were able to pick up free folders, binders, construction paper, pens, pencils and other office supplies for their classrooms as part of the Computer Recycling Center’s Office Supply Swap project.
A $1.75 million gift to the Kornberg School of Dentistry from UnitedHealthcare and the United Healthcare Foundation will fund a new initiative designed to improve children’s access to oral health care. Project ENGAGE is a new health promotion system that will reach out to at-risk children and families to remove barriers to dental care. Currently, fewer than 30 percent of children under 6 living in the area surrounding Temple's Health Sciences Center have access to proper dental care.
In recognition of the 18th Annual Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service, on Monday, Temple’s Office of Community Relations and the Computer Recycling Center set up 26 refurbished computers and helped paint and clean recreation areas at Bright Hope Baptist Church. Temple students were also among the record 110,000 volunteers at Girard College, the city's host site for the Day of Service.
On Monday, as part of a city-wide initiative to increase the number of Philadelphians who have access to online resources, Temple’s Office of Community Relations and the Computer Recycling Center will deliver and set up 26 refurbished computers at the Bright Hope Baptist Church. The project is one of several involving Temple students, staff and alumni on the 18th Annual Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service.
Temple is partnering with Global Citizen and MLK 365 to sponsor the 18th annual Greater Philadelphia MLK Day of Service on Monday, Jan. 21 — the day before the spring semester begins. Students, alumni, staff and faculty can volunteer to serve on a variety of service projects. For more information, contact Andrea Swan, community and neighborhood affairs director, at 215-204-7409.