ROTC commander promoted
Temple ROTC battalion commander James Markert was promoted by the U.S. Army from the rank of major to lieutenant colonel during a ceremony at the Student Center on Jan. 17.
Assisting him during the pinning ceremony with the changing of his shoulder boards, which designate his new rank, are his sons James (left) and Sean (right) Markert.
Retired Lt. Col. Lee Hojnicki (far right) led the ceremony, and Markert’s parents and wife, Karin, also attended.
- Ted Boscia
|Photo courtesy Yolanda Adams
Gospel music fans have the opportunity to hear Yolanda Adams when her “Today” tour comes to the Liacouras Center on Thursday, Feb. 2, at 7:30 p.m.
Adams, whose recent album Day by Day has earned her praise from fans and critics, will be joined by Camden–based gospel singer Tye Tribbett.
Tickets are $29.50–$35.50, available at the Liacouras Center box office (cash sales only), online at
www.liacourascenter.com or by telephone at
African American Heritage Month
Image courtesy Where’s the 1? Productions
Bernard Woma (right), one of Ghana’s foremost musicians, will help launch African American History Month at Temple on Thursday with a lecture and performance on the Dagara xylophone and other traditional instruments.
Hear Woma at the Underground in the Student Center Annex on Feb. 2 at 7 p.m.
Other celebrations of African American History this week include a special Paley Library online exhibit from the Urban Archives (http://exhibitions.library.temple.edu)
and an “African American Marketplace” in the Student Center atrium beginning Monday.