Up in smoke
Temple targets smoking on campus with new initiative
The man who cast the Net
Internet pioneer Vint Cerf to speak at Temple on Nov. 15


Hitting the stage
‘The Sea Gull’ and ‘Dialogues of the Carmelites’ open next week.

November 11, 2004
Vol. 35, No. 12

    Office of International Services   
The Peer International Educators of the Office of International Services invites the Temple community to host an international student for the Thanksgiving holiday. [more] 

    2004 Templar yearbooks available   
Temple's undergraduate students will have the opportunity to purchase the 2004 Templar yearbook this week at the bookstore in the Student Center. [more]   

2005 Freshman Summer Reading Project Nominations   
    The University community is invited to nominate books for the 2005 Freshman Summer Reading Project. [more]

    Temple University and the Brotherhood of University Employees have agreed on a four-year contract.  
    The membership of BUE, Local 612 of SEIU, AFL-CIO, ratified the agreement on Nov. 6.
    The BUE bargaining unit represents approximately 260 housekeepers, grounds workers, drivers, AV operators, mail carriers and storeroom clerks.


Anderson, ‘vital link’ to community, to retire

Tom Anderson to retire Dec. 31
    During his 31-year career at Temple, Thomas Anderson Jr. has come to embody the valuable relationship between the University and its neighboring North Philadelphia community.
    “Thomas is like family,” said Diane Gass, president of the nearby Norris Homes PHA Tenant Council. “He’s made a big difference and made a whole lot happen within Norris Homes. He’s going to be missed.”
Gass, like so many others whose lives have been affected by Anderson, is planning to say goodbye as he prepares to retire as the University’s associate vice president for community relations at the end of the year. [more]

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Thomas Anderson Jr. has worked for 31 years to foster good relations between the University and the community.

Grant to fund Dexter House documentary
    Two Temple anthropology professors are digging into the life of James Dexter, a leader among freed slaves in the 1700s. [more]

Spotlight | Trustee Frank Baldino Jr.
    “I always knew I would do something in science, but I had no idea I would be a businessman,” recalled the founder and CEO of Cephalon, Inc. With more than 2,000 employees in 14 countries and $1 billion in annual sales, Baldino sits atop one of the most successful biotech companies in the world. [more]

Around Temple
Temple to expand program pairing older adults, kids ... New dean of students welcomed ... Fox School honors researchers ... Temple dental students take trip back to middle school to teach on oral hygiene [more]


Temple Ambler breaks ground on high-tech Learning Center [more]

Temple looks to stamp out smoking on campus [more]

Temple names faculty affairs vice provost [more]

Faculty members present work
on problems in public health

Korns named director of Real Estate Institute [more]

In Memoriam
In The News

Awards & Achievements
Research Notes


This Week in Temple History
November 17, 1983

   The Temple Times announced that a contest began to name the Owl, the 7-foot mascot that was hatched at the Homecoming pep rally in September of that year. The bouncing baby bird was a descendant of Victor E. Owl, who was born in 1977. The contest would run through Dec. 16, and the winner would receive a portable color TV set and may be included in the “bi-owl-graphical” reference book Who’s Whooot! Sealed entries could be dropped off at the ticket office in the Student Center.
    On Jan. 17, 1984, both the winner and the winning name, Hooter, were announced during the Temple vs. Dayton basketball game.