Bits&PCs
OWLnet updates, where to find wireless access on campus, and more
Summer programs
People of all ages come to Temple to learn and grow

Cosby 101
Bill Cosby welcomes new students on Sept. 1.

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August 26, 2004
Vol. 35, No. 1

Announcements
The parking schedule for University lots has been posted for the Fall 2004 semester, effective Aug. 30.

HRMatters
Full-time administrative and staff employees who are not represented by a bargaining unit will be able to use their vacation time in the same year that it accrues
(8/26)

Editor'sNote
New look, more content
     This new academic year brings with it a new Temple Times!

Some of the changes—the new “flag” or title atop Page 1, frequent expansion to eight pages and a redesign throughout the paper—are immediately obvious. Other improvements—more stories about Temple, its people and campus life generally—will become more apparent over time.[more]

 
NewsBriefs
Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs Linda Mauro steps
down

     Laura M. Mauro stepped down as vice provost for faculty affairs, effective Aug. 30, Provost Ira M. Schwartz announced.
 
Athletics department
names two coaches
     Jennifer Ulehla has been hired to coach the women’s lacrosse team, joining Temple after eight seasons leading James Madison University, Director of Athletics Bill Bradshaw announced.
 
Student Affairs head departs; search to fill positions continues
     Interim Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Ron Martel announced earlier this month that he would leave Temple effective Aug. 16.
 
More NewsBriefs...

 
‘Caucasia’ author to visit Main Campus
Temple sets tone of ‘Color and Character’
with summer reading choice for new students
  

   Many colleges across the country use summer reading programs to orient incoming freshmen to college life. At Temple, however, project organizers have broadened that concept by folding their book selection, Caucasia by Danzy Senna, into a “Color and Character” theme for first-year students during the fall 2004 semester.

The project peaks on Sept. 14 when Senna visits Main Campus. She will give a Universitywide address, sign books and discuss the creative writing process during a lecture sponsored by the English department. [more]

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Student Affairs takes measures
to improve customer service

Taking the lead on President David Adamany’s call for a Universitywide commitment to customer service, the Division of Student Affairs is partnering with an outside consultant to evaluate its efficacy in meeting the needs of students, faculty, staff and other customers. [more]

Spotlight | Trustee Lewis Katz
Like many graduates of predominantly commuter universities, Lewis Katz lost touch with his alma mater. But as is probably true for many Temple alumni, the University continued to exert an influence on his life [more]

Bits&PCs
Find out about OWLnet enhancements and where to find wireless access in this new special section [more]

   
RESEARCH

 

New Housing
To meet the needs of its burgeoning residential population, the University has unveiled two privately managed housing options on the perimeter of Main Campus: Oxford Village, located at 15th Street and Cecil B. Moore Avenue, and University Village, at 10th Street and Montgomery Avenue. [more]

 

   
This Week in Temple History
September 1, 1994
 
The University cleared the last obstacle in the way of its plans to build Temple Children’s Medical Center, receiving City Council’s approval for zoning changes at the site on North Broad Street between Venango and Tioga streets.
Temple broke ground in October 1994, and the $39 million facility opened in 1998 with 60 beds, since increased to 74. The hospital also brought the Shriners Hospital for Children, a longtime Temple partner, into its fold. The Shriners Hospital had sought to move from its home on Roosevelt Boulevard.