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    APRIL 27, 2006
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President’s Scholars honored

Photo by Joseph V. Labolito/University Photography

President David Adamany congratulates Tyler School of Art student Sara E. Craig at the President’s Scholars reception on April 24.

The ceremony recognized graduating seniors who have maintained a grade point average of 3.75 or higher during their first seven semesters at the University.

This year, 373 students qualified for this honor, the most to date.

Lofty eggs-pectations

Photo by Joseph V. Labolito/University Photography

Thirty-two Temple mechanical and civil engineering students launched homemade rockets on the Philadelphia recreational field at 11th Street and Cecil B. Moore Avenue on April 19 as part of their mechanics of fluids class. 

The students tested their engineering skills by designing and constructing the rockets out of plastic two-liter soda bottles, which were powered only by water and compressed air.

The rockets, which accelerated at between 20 and 30 G’s for about one-tenth of a second and reached an estimated height of 20 to 30 meters, had to carry an uncooked egg as high into the air as possible and then return the egg by parachute safely to the ground. The students were judged on the time of their rocket’s flight and distance between the launch site and where the egg landed. 

The class was taught by mechanical engineering professor Jim Chen (left), who watches as engineering students Jeff Kaye, Steve Metzler and Mark Kalyta launch their entry. Also pictured is KYW News Radio’s Paul Kurtz (between Metzler and Kalyta).

- Preston M. Moretz

Athletics hosts games, barbecue

Photo by Joseph V. Labolito/University Photography

Last Wednesday, the Athletics Department hosted two events at the Edberg-Olson Football Complex. Early in the day, third- through fifth-graders from Temple’s four Partnership Schools — Dunbar, Meade, Duckrey and Ferguson — participated in field day activities with help from members of each of Temple’s 22 varsity teams.

The student-athletes visited the elementary schools this spring to help promote literacy and positive behavior.

That afternoon, the football program hosted a barbecue social for Temple students, where free food, a live DJ and tours of the football complex generated buzz and excitement for the upcoming season. The football schedule for fall 2006 has been announced, and students can order their Wild Cherry Sports Passes for football and basketball at www.owlsports.com.

Spring in the air

Photo by Ryan S. Brandenberg/University Photography

Last Thursday, 80-degree weather and plenty of entertainment — including a stage for live music, an Xbox 360 game center that filled Founder’s Garden and a trampoline by the Bell Tower — turned Main Campus into a carnival of food, music, activities and socializing.