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Capital T is a new monthly electronic newsletter from Temple University Harrisburg (TUH) designed to share the events and news of Temple's involvement and activities in the capital region.

President Hart and Link Martin President Hart hosts reception at TUH

President Hart held her annual Commonwealth Reception at Temple University Harrisburg on Monday, January 26th ,2009. The day began with a display of thirteen Temple undergraduate student's research in the East Wing rotunda of the Capitol from 10:00AM to 3:00PM.

The President's Commonwealth Reception was held at Temple University Harrisburg from 5:00 PM to 6:30PM. President Hart and Temple students spent the evening mingling with legislators and their staffs discussing the student's research.

Temple University in HarrisburgAnnouncing the All New "Pennsylvania Capital Semester"

Temple University Harrisburg and the College of Liberal Arts's Institute on Public Affairs have collaborated to form the all new "Pennsylvania Capital Semester." Beginning in fall 2009, The Institute for Public Affairs is sponsoring an internship semester in Harrisburg.

Temple undergraduate students have the opportunity to explore government affairs, policymaking and implementation first-hand while being full-time students and staying on track toward graduation. All students will be involved in a semester long internship in state government.

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Upcoming Events at Temple University Harrisburg:

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  • "Child Protective Services Law: What Mandated Reporters Need to Know" A Social Work and Act 48 Continuing Education workshop, February 16, 2009, 12:30PM to 5:00PM
  • "Dual Relationships: The Rubik's Cube of Social Work Ethics" A Social Work Continuing Education workshop, February 20, 2009: 1:00PM to 4:15PM
  • Temple University Harrisburg Career Fair Wednesday, February 25th from 5:30PM to 7:30PM

TUH staff involvement in the community. Northern Dauphin Human Services Center

Virginia Teter, TUH School of Social Administration Field Education Specialist joins Dauphin County Commissioners Jeff Haste, Nick DiFrancesco and George Hartwick III; state Sen. Jeff Piccola, state Sen. John Gordner, Rep. Sue Helm, and other area leaders and human service providers in cutting the ribbon on the newly completed Northern Dauphin Human Services Center on January 14.

The center was conceived and designed to meet the growing demand for better, more convenient and more centralized services to the residents of northern Dauphin County through an easily accessible "one-stop shop." Virginia Co-Chairs with Commissioner Hartwick the Northern Dauphin County Human Services Advisory Panel and was Co-Chair of the Location/Image Subcommittee.

Student Spotlight

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Masters of Social Work student, Christina Olenchek has an article in the fall 2008 issue of The Pennsylvania Social Worker, "Disparities in Autism Services: Why all children with autism deserve proper care." The Pennsylvania Social Worker is a publication of the National Association of Social Workers, Pennsylvania chapter.

Leadership for Student Learning

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The College of Education has launched at TUH a new professional development program "Leadership for Student Learning" for school district administrators. The Act 45 compliant initiative is a two year program requiring 30 hours of participation from program participants each year. It is designed to take place on evenings and weekends in collaboration with the needs of local school districts.