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    MARCH 30, 2006
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A fair assessment


Keyshamar Correa (at right), 15, a student at the Philadelphia Military Academy at Elverson, listens intently as Temple electrical and computer engineering professor and judge John Helferty (left) discusses her project during the 27th annual George Washington Carver Science Fair hosted by the University on March 7. Looking on is Uche Ofoegbu, a doctoral student in electrical and computer engineering at Temple, who also served as a judge at the fair.

More than 500 Philadelphia public, parochial, private, charter and home-schooled children in grades 7–12 competed in more than a dozen categories, including botany, engineering, mathematics, biochemistry, computer science, medicine and other scientific areas in this year’s fair.  The top three winners from grades 7–8, 9–10 and 11–12 in each category were presented with the George Washington Carver Science Medal, while the top winners in each category will represent the Carver Fair at the Delaware Valley Science Fair in April.

- Preston M. Moretz

Golden, football team hit the field


On Monday afternoon, new football head coach Al Golden held his first practice at the Temple helm. The Owls hit the ground running: Their recruiting class was rated the best in the Mid-American Conference by CollegeFootballNews.com, and efforts are under way to change the culture of Temple football.

Some of that change is already tangible at the football complex through improvements such as murals highlighting the city of Philadelphia and the Temple football experience and recognition signs highlighting the team’s “Community Service Leader of the Month” and “Student-Athlete of the Month.”

More importantly, the players look physically different under the direction of first-year strength and conditioning coach Tony Decker; an enthusiasm radiates. The speed and tempo of the drills have an infectious effect.

“We talk to our guys about finishing every rep ‘Philly Style,’” Golden said. “We use the term because it refers to being street tough and street smart. Not a cheap shot artist, not a talker, but a physically, mentally and competitively tough team on every play. We want to be known around the country and the MAC for being a physical team that will play anyone, anytime and anywhere.”

Student Affairs meet-and-greet


What does the Division of Student Affairs do?

How does it affect student life on campus and off, from housing and student activities to career development services and disability resources?

On Thursday, March 30, from noon to 1:30 p.m., Vice President for Student Affairs Theresa Powell will open her doors and answer students’ questions about her and the division’s role at Temple.

Meet Powell in the Student Center, room 220C.

For more information, contact Mosheh M. Gains at 215-204-5926 or visit www.temple.edu/studentaffairs.




OnLine Learning


In celebration of the OnLine Learning Program’s 10th anniversary, technology and management expert John Seely Brown will share his views on “Leading and Learning in the 21st Century” on Tuesday, April 4, in the Student Center. Brown, currently a visiting scholar at the University of South Carolina and former chief scientist for Xerox Corp. and director of Xerox’s Palo Alto Research Center, has written numerous books on organizational structures and worker behaviors, including The Innovative Enterprise with Peter Drucker.

Temple’s OnLine Learning Program enables students to take undergraduate- and graduate-level courses via computer (e-mail, listservs and the Web), voice- and videoconference, or a combination of the two. Since its creation in 1995 with five course offerings, it has grown to offer 100 course titles per year from across the University. It also offers a Transitional Doctoral Program, entirely online. For more information, visit www.temple.edu/distanceandsummer.

To register for the April 4 lecture, call 215-204-2712 or e-mail online@temple.edu by April 1.

WHERE: Student Center, the Underground.
WHEN: Register by April 1. Lectures held April 4, 10–11 a.m. (staff and faculty only) and 1:30–3 p.m. (open to all).

The afternoon session will be followed by a panel discussion with student, faculty and administrator representatives of online programs.