Spring training
Football team hits the ground running.


Well connected
Faculty helped in planning for Wireless Philadelphia.
  Leadership Summit
Volunteer leaders got to know each other — and Temple — better.

March 30, 2006
Vol. 36, No. 25


Spring break from the ordinary

Temple students (from left) Chelsea Heck, Jenna Grasley and Emily Nadav help clear a home ravaged by Hurricane Katrina during a spring break community service trip to New Orleans.

    Eighteen students and four administrators spent the week gutting seven homes, some of which had been left completely untouched since the hurricane struck in August.

   Trip organizer Peter Seltzer, a former University of New Orleans student who transferred to Temple after the disaster, solicited campuswide donations of everything from gas masks to gas money.
   But New Orleans wasn’t the only place where Owls made a difference this month. In Texas, Florida and North Philadelphia, Temple students built Habitat for Humanity homes and volunteered with community organizations.

   Student leaders initiated two of the four trips, allowing more students than ever to participate in spring break community service this year.


Infants learn language as early as 10 months
   “We found that you could look at one of the objects, pick that object up and even move it, but the baby naturally assumes that the word you’re speaking goes with the object that they think is interesting, not the object that you show an interest in,” said co-investigator Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, the Lefkowitz Professor of Psychology and co-director of the Temple Infant Lab at Ambler. [more]

Around Temple
   A fair assessment ... Golden, football team hit the field... Student Affairs meet and greet... OnLine Learning [more]


Inaugural Leadership Summit a success [more]
Students help keep Recreation Services running smoothly [more]
Symposium showcases undergrad research [more]
Temple helps Philly become one of first wireless U.S. cities [more]

Awards & Research
In The News

In Memoriam

  This Week in Temple History
April 3, 1970

   The Temple University News announced that Howdy Doody would appear in Mitten Hall to a sold out crowd. For $2 students relived the nostalgia of seeing the 50s most popular puppet perform.

Information courtesy of the Templana Collection, http://library.temple.edu/collections/special_collections/tem.htm.