Temple Harrisburg Graduation: 2010
On May 22nd, TUH May and August graduates gathered with friends and family in the Sunoco Theater for a graduation celebration. The event was a success and honored the graduates for their hard work and accomplishments. The speakers iincluded, Deborah Howe, Ph.D., FAICP, Professor and Chair, Department of Community and Regional Planning, Dr. Thomas Stapleford, Coordinator of Graduate Programs College of Education and Dr. Ronald T. Brown, Professor of Public Health and Dean, College of Health Professions and Social Work. The student speakers were, Jennifer Garcia, M.S. Community and Regional Planning, Melissa Grumbein, M.Ed. College of Education and Katie Kopco Warner M.S.W. School of Social Work. There were 36 TUH graduates that attended and there were nearly 300 guests in attendance.
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TUH hosted the 2nd meeting of FDC State Coordinators on April 27th in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. The meeting was well attended with 18 participants representing 10 states across the country. Highlights of the meeting were the group's election to change its name from National FDC Advisory Board to Temple University National FDC Board, to clarify it’s role as a governing body responsible for making decisions, establishing policy and developing an ambitious work plan, to move FDC forward.
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School Social Work Conference
On April 21st, a school social work conference was held at TUH with 15 participants attending two workshops titled "How to Facilitate Effective Groups in the School Setting" presented by Denise Caldwell, LCSW and "Teaching Social Skills to Groups: Age Appropriate Skills and Techniques" presented by Amanda Hummel, LCSW.
Comments from participants were very positive:
"I attended the School Social Work Conference training and found it not only to be interesting, but beneficial as well, as far as learning new interventions, techniques and approached to effectively run groups"
"It was very interesting to me to be able to discuss my experiences of groups that I have facilitated and learn different techniques that I may be able to use with future groups I may facilitate"
The Temple NEST - Nonprofit Evaluation Services and Training Center - will is scheduled to host the following workshops in June and July:
June 10, 2010: "Basic Grantwriting" with instructor David A. Zanis, Ph.D., 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM at Temple Univeristy Harrisburg, cost is $20. This event is designed to help nonprofit organizations identify new funding sources and increase their skills to develop competitive proposals.
July 13, 2010: "Essentials of a Nonprofit Website" with instructor Chad Harnish, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM at Temple University Harrisburg. This course will cover everything you need to know to start, or restart, a website for your organization. In 3 hours, we will cover the fundamentals of website design, tips and guidelines on creating content, and we will explore techniques and strategies to bring more traffic to your website. Throughout the course, you will be provided with a list of free resources that you can take advantage of right now that will make your website more successful.
To register for either or both of these events, please contact Tia Gilbert-Beverly at 1-866-769-1860 or visit the NEST website at www.templenest.org
Nicole Boice, a student in the masters of social work program at Temple University Harrisburg, died April 25, 2010 at the age of 30. Nicole, or "Nikki" as her friends and family called her, took part in many activities at Temple Harrisburg. She helped coordinate the Students For Strides event, which was a student walk for the fight against Breast Cancer. Nicole also took part in “Challenge Day”. This was a day-long program that brought students, parents, teachers, and community members together to discover what is possible when they have the courage to open their hearts and unlearn the lies that cause discrimination. Nicole organized other Temple students to accompany her to the event which was held in Philadelphia. Nicole did these things in her free time and volunteered tirelessly for these causes and many more. Nicole also worked with Congressman Patrick Kennedy, on Capitol Hill for the Introduction of the Federal Response to Eliminating Eating Disorders (FREED) Act, National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD). 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 believed in, fought for and voulnteered so much of her time for so many causes. Nicole will be remembered by fellow students, staff and faculty at TUH for giving of her time and self so willingly. To read Nicole obituary click the following link,
Claudia Dewane Published
Temple University Harrisburg School of Social Work Professor, Claudia Dewane, DEd, LCSW, was recently published in Aging Well magazine. Aging Well is a quarterly publication for professionals in the field of aging, including professional geriatric care managers, nurses and nurse practitioners, physicians and physician assistants, social workers, counselors, psychologists, and administrators who share a passion for working with adults in the second half of life. Aging Well takes a multifaceted approach to exploring the physical, social, psychological, financial, and legal challenges and opportunities in the lives of aging clients.” Dr. Dewane’s article is titled, "Understanding Hearing Loss". “Older adults’ hearing loss creates not only a communication barrier but also continuous stress over the inability to react and respond appropriately.” Click here to read Dr. Dewane’s full article
Dean McGuire held an Education Leadership Planning Session
Dean McGuire held an Education Leadership Planning Session at our Temple University Harrisburg campus to discuss critical issues directly related to student performance in surrounding school districts. We are bringing together a small, select group of visionary leaders and policymakers from central Pennsylvania to explore how our College of Education can play a central role in the education, leadership, support, and engagement of K-12 students, faculty and administrators. This planning session was held Wednesday, April 14th at the Harrisburg campus.
TUH Library and Better World Books
The Temple University Harrisburg (TUH) Library has jumped on the GREEN bandwagon! The Paley Library at Temple Main Campus has been sending withdrawn and discarded books to Better World Books for several years. Now, TUH Library has sent six boxes of withdrawn books.
Better World Books (www.betterworldbooks.com) sells the books online. The money raised goes back to the donor and to nonprofit literacy organizations worldwide. Better World Books recycles the unsold or unneeded book materials. The TUH Library’s donations benefit “Room to Read”, a program for education, especially for girls, in developing countries.
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