Sustainability Action Day
Wednesday, March 27, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Temple University Ambler Campus Greenhouse, 580 Meetinghouse Road
Join Horticulture students and staff at Temple University Ambler and help remove invasive species and plant native shrubs in the Woodland Garden. This garden is an integral part of our campus — it was originally planted by the students of the Pennsylvania School of Horticulture for Women during the 1920s. Students and staff have begun the long process of removing the English Ivy that has spread throughout the Garden. By re-planting with native species, it will be harder for English Ivy to return. The new plantings will also give the Woodland Garden more biodiversity and will increase the teaching collection. All skill levels are welcome to participate! It will be a great opportunity to learn more about plants and meet people. Participants will meet at the Ambler Campus Greenhouse. Be sure to wear protective shoes and dress for the weather. Limited supplies of work gloves and tools will be available, and snacks and drinks will be served by Pi Alpha Xi, the National Honor Society for Horticulture. Information: 267-468-8168 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alumni Event + CEU Opportunity
OLIN Evolution — Thirty Years of Landscape Architecture
Skip Graffam and Chris Hanley — Partners at OLIN
Wednesday, April 3, 5:30 p.m. — Landscape Architecture Student Gallery of Work, Learning Center Room 104
6:30 p.m. — Lecture, Learning Center Auditorium
Cost: $18 (1.8 CEU credits are available for Landscape Architects only)/ Non-CEU attendees are welcome at no charge
Join Skip Graffam, RLA, and Chris Hanley, RLA, as they present “OLIN Evolution: Thirty Years of Landscape Architecture Practice.” OLIN is an 85-person landscape architecture, urban design and planning practice with studios in Philadelphia and Los Angeles. Since its founding in 1976, OLIN has experienced an ongoing evolution of thought and practice in the field of landscape architecture, informed by a continual and dynamic interaction with the Academy. The ethos of the practice — aesthetic vision, detail and craft, technical innovation, and social, economic and environmental sustainability — has been guided by over 30 years of built work and is now supported by the collaboration of the new Departments of Research, Technology and Green Infrastructure. Partner and Director of Research, Skip Graffam and Partner and Director of Information Technology, Chris Hanley will discuss OLIN’s evolving work as well as current practice and research collaborations and future explorations in design, visualization, and fabrication. Information or to register by March 29: email@example.com or 267-468-8001.
LifeLong Learning Society Begins
Wednesday, March 13, 9:30 a.m., Temple University Fort Washington
If you enjoy active, stimulating classes with great teachers, topics, and students, the LifeLong Learning series of classes is for you! Classes are designed for learners 50 and up, but adult learners of all ages are welcome. Spring 2013 classes include: From Prodigy to PET to All-Pervading Power: Computers in Our Society; A Forum on National and International Events; The Lives of Famous Artists; Korean History and Culture; The War for American Independence: Historical Myths, Distortions and Outright Obfuscations; I Can Do It Myself — Music and Lyrics; the new LifeLong Learning Society Computer Club (offered at Ambler on six Fridays) and the B. Batsheva Friedman Lecture Series — Lectures That Matter. Information: 267-468-8500. about the LifeLong Learning Society.
Ambler Campus Spring Blood Drive
Wednesday, March 27 and Thursday, March 28, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Bright Hall Lounge
In the time it takes for a lunch break, you could be saving three lives. That is how many people are helped with the donation of just one pint of blood. Here is your chance to make a difference. Temple University Ambler is hosting an American Red Cross blood drive. All donors should bring along proper identification. Please note that the Spring 2013 Blood Drive will be held on two days to accommodate all students, faculty, and staff who would like to donate. Co-sponsored by the Temple University Ambler Student Government Association and the Office of Student Life. Information: 267-468-8425.
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