Posted January 23, 2013

Office of Government Affairs plans student events in Harrisburg

Joseph V. Labolito
As they did last March, members of the Temple community will travel to the State Capitol in Harrisburg to showcase the many sides of Temple to Pennsylvania's elected officials as part of Cherry and White Week.

As part of the university’s efforts to help Pennsylvania’s elected leaders get to know Temple and its students better, the Office of Government Affairs will hold this year’s Cherry and White Week in Harrisburg during the week of March 18.

This year’s programming will include several activities:

  • March 18 is Undergraduate Research Day, when undergraduate students from across the university and throughout the Commonwealth will showcase their research projects to members of the General Assembly and visitors to the Capitol Building. Students are being selected to participate by the Office of the Senior Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies.
  • March 19 is Owls on the Hill Day, during which students and alumni will descend on the Capitol to visit the office of each member of the legislature and share their Temple stories. Temple Student Government has partnered with the Office of Government Affairs to recruit students to participate. Registration information will be announced in the coming weeks.    
  • On March 20, Temple Made Day, students from Temple’s arts and athletics programs will showcase their talents along with representatives from several schools and colleges.

“Cherry and White week is a great opportunity for students to use their voice and advocate for their education,” said Kenneth E. Lawrence, senior vice president for government, community and public affairs. “Elected officials appreciate the opportunity to hear from their constituents about the importance of commonwealth support for Temple and higher education.”

For more information on Cherry and White Week, follow the Office of Government Affairs on Twitter @TuGovtAffairs.

-Andrew McGinley