Spend spring break helping others
The Office of Community Service invites students, faculty and staff to join the Temple team on its fourth annual alternative spring break trip to Florida on March 5–12 as part of the Habitat for Humanity Collegiate Challenge. Applications, which can be obtained from the office on the third floor of the Student Center, are due Friday, Oct. 22.
Last year, Temple volunteers traveled to two cities in Florida to help Habitat for Humanity build homes for the needy and will return this year. Team members will begin meeting Nov. 16 to coordinate trip details and begin fundraising.
The office will also oversee its first-ever international trip, a visit to Tijuana, Mexico, on Jan. 9–15 to assist Los Niños, an agency with a 25-year history of community development in Mexico.
For more information, visit the Office of Community Service Web site at
- Ted Boscia
Poet Tracie Morris to perform
Multidisciplinary poet Tracie Morris will perform her work as part of the creative writing program’s Poets & Writers Series.
Morris has worked in print, theater, dance, music and film and is the author of two poetry collections, Intermission and Chap-T-her Woman. She made a name for herself in the 1990s at the Nuyorican Poets Café and has had poetry published in 360 Degrees: A Revolution of Black Poets, Listen Up!, Aloud: Voices from the Nuyorican Poets Café, and The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry and Soul. She also recently completed a musical CD, Sonic Synthesis.
Morris will perform her work on Thursday, Oct. 28 at 8 p.m. at Temple University Center City, 1515 Market St., room 222. The performance is free and open to the public.
For more information, contact Jena Osman, director of creative writing, at 204-3014 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.temple.edu/creativewriting/events.
Dance concert to feature Temple professors, alumna
The choreography of Temple professor Eva Gholson, guest artist Ana Sanchez-Colberg (pictured, left), a Temple alumna and professor at the Laban Center in London, and Temple assistant professor Kun-Yang Lin will be featured during a concert on Thursday and Friday, Oct. 21 and 22.
Sponsored by the Boyer College of Music and Dance, the performance is part of Choreomusical Worlds, a four-day symposium featuring internationally recognized dancers, composers, choreographers and educators.
The concert program will include Mahler’s Fifths, excerpts from
For the Love of One, Brush and Thought.
Performances begin at 8 p.m. at the Conwell Dance Theater, fifth floor of Conwell Hall, Broad Street and Montgomery Avenue.
Tickets are $10 for general admission and $8 for students and seniors. Temple students with a GAF sticker are admitted free. Cash-only, advance ticket sales are available at the Liacouras Center box office, 1776 N. Broad St., Monday through Saturday between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
For credit card orders, call Ticketmaster at 215-336-2000 or log on to www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets will also be available on performance nights at the door.
- Gina Carson