April: 2009 / Capital T is a monthly newsletter from Temple University Harrisburg (TUH) designed to share the events and news of Temple's involvement and activities in the capital region. | View this newsletter online

Temple Harrisburg joins as a sponsor of the Nonprofit Innovations Award
Temple Harrisburg joins as a sponsor of the Nonprofit Innovations Award

Dr, Linda Mauro, SSA Interim Dean and Link Martin, TUH Director congratulates Temple alumni, Theotis Braddy (MSW 88), on his acceptance of the Brand Identity/Unique Marketing Campaign award for The Center for Independent Living of Central Pa at the Nonprofit Innovations Awards. Mr. Braddy is the Executive Director of the Center.

TUH's Nonprofit Development, Evaluation Services and Training program (NEST) was a major sponsor of the Central Penn Business Journal's 2009 Nonprofit Innovation Awards. TUH faculty and staff joined over 400 staff and board members from midstate nonprofits April 2, 2009 to recognize organizations and staff in five award categories. Dr. Linda Mauro spoke representing TUH at the event and participated in the awards ceremony.


Temple University Career Fair College of Education News at TUH

Dean C. Kent McGuire from Temple's College of Education is co teaching a course with Professor Vivian Ikpa this semester in Harrisburg. The course is Pro-Seminar in Education Policy. The Pro Seminar is designed to introduce students to signification issues and problems confronting education policymakers. It is a blended format and includes monthly meetings and online interaction through blackboard. One of the required readings for this course is a book edited by Dean McGuire and Dr. Ikpa. The book, entitled Policy, Leadership, and Student Achievement, has chapters written by former Temple University Harrisburg students and adjunct professors. David M. Gates and Diane Bowen -Lipscomb are two of the professors that contributed to the book. Roger Cadenhead, graduate of the M.Ed program and Charylene C. Pinckney, current doctoral student, provide chapters for this book as well. Congratulations are in order for Dean McGuire and Dr. Ikpa for incorporating Temple professors and students into their book. This book helps put Temple on the map as a research institution.


Continuing Education

Members of the COE community at TUH have been asked to provide Act 45 administrator training to the York Suburban School District in May. This training--focusing on data-driven decision making for administrators--will enable the district to complete its required training cycle for the 2005-2009, and YSSD has already asked TUH to provide continuing staff development experiences through 2013. Four additional school districts plan to participate in the workshops, and we are excited to begin this new venture in the COE's programming at TUH


Upcoming Events at Temple University Harrisburg:

Social Work Spring Series

Social Work Student Alliance

  • April 14 5pm - 6pm: Social Work Student Alliance meeting, all students, staff and faculty welcome.
  • April 23rd 5pm - 6pm: Temple Harrisburg's Social Work Student Alliance hosting a Licensure Panel

TUH graduation dates

  • May 16th , Temple University Harrisburg
  • May 11th , Pottsville Social Work cohort
  • July 11th , Juniata Social Work cohort
  • August 8th , Lancaster Social Work cohort
Header Nicole Boice working on Capitol Hill with Congressman Patrick Kennedy

TUH Social Work Student, Nicole Boice working on Capitol Hill with Congressman Patrick Kennedy (RI)

For the introduction of the Federal Response to Eliminating Eating Disorders (FREED) Act, National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD) advocacy volunteer and Temple Harrisburg Social Work student, Nicole Boice goes to Washington, D.C. to see Congressman Patrick Kennedy (D) from Rhode Island announce the bill and speak about his commitment to the eating disorders community. She was able to meet with fellow members of ANAD, and even Congressman Kennedy himself, who is a strong supporter of mental health research, prevention, and treatment. Hearing women speak about their own battles with bulimia and anorexia, as well as Congressman Kennedy's personal struggles and dedication, Nicole was reminded of the magnitude of the cause, as well as the emotional implications for those who know someone battling or have themselves struggled with eating disorders. Nicole plans on joining Rep. Kennedy again on April 1st and 2nd to lobby at the Capitol.


Temple MSW Student, Stephanie Rakoczy Speaks at Legislative Advocacy Day

Stephanie-Rakoczy-MSW-student-at-Temple-Harrisburg Stephanie Rakoczy, MSW student at Temple Harrisburg's Huntingdon program site, shared the speaker's platform with several state legislators and the Secretary of the PA Department of Public Welfare at a rally in the rotunda of the state capitol building on March 31, 2009. The rally was the culmination of the National Association of Social Workers- PA Chapter's Legislative Advocacy Day. The NASW Legislative Day in Harrisburg brings together social work students from all of the college/university social work programs in Pennsylvania. Stephanie, a child welfare caseworker at Bedford County Child & Youth Services, spoke in favor of a bill in the legislature to create a bachelor's level licensure for human service workers. Stephanie was joined by students from Temple Harrisburg's MSW programs in Harrisburg, Huntingdon, Pottsville and Lancaster.