Young Musicians
Temple Music Prep showcases talented youth at festival.

Lacrosse revival
New coach brings Owls back into the game.

Planting Seeds
EarthFest at Ambler continues to grow.

April 21, 2005
Vol. 35, No. 27


Postal Service standardizes return addresses on envelopes    Due to changes in Postal Service policy, Temple departments must comply with the standard placement of return addresses on business envelopes. [more]

Commencement Web Site Available
   Temple University's 118th Commencement Exercises will be held Thursday, May 19, at the Liacouras Center. Instructions, individual diploma ceremonies and other information is available at

Fun in the Sun

   The Spring Fling Street Fair and 80-degree weather brought thousands of students, staff and faculty outside Tuesday for food, physical challenges such as a Velcro wall and mechanical bull, carnival games and live music. Spring Fling events, sponsored by Student Activities (Division of Student Affairs), the Main Campus Program Board and other University organizations, continue through Friday, April 22. Visit for information about events.



Outstanding faculty honored
    On April 14, Temple honored nine outstanding educators and researchers at its 2005 Faculty Awards Convocation.

    Three were named Great Teachers, an award that carries a stipend of $15,000; Great Teachers also receive a commemorative sculpture created by professor Stanley Lechtzin of the Tyler School of Art, and their names are engraved in the wall of Founders Garden.

    Among the awardees were two psychology professors, including that department’s fifth Great Teacher in 11 years; two teachers from the School of Medicine, including the medicine department’s second Great Teacher in five years; and two teachers from the College of Science and Technology, including the math department’s fourth Great Teacher in 10 years. [more]

Around Temple
    A step into the world of professional presentations [more]


Lacrosse back in national spotlight [more]

Ethics symposium aims to tackle key issues [more]

EarthFest sprouts again at Temple Ambler [more]
Development’s Harned wins two CASE awards [more]

In Memoriam
In The News

Awards & Achievements
Research Notes


This Week in Temple History
April 26, 1984

  The Temple Times reported that on April 11, ’80s rock icon Cyndi Lauper gave a concert as part of Spring Fling with a set list that included “She Bop” and “Girls Just Want To Have Fun,” Lauper hits that have since become classics. The concert on Park Mall was part of the Grammy winner’s 111-date Fun Tour and one of three Philadelphia appearances.