Learn about volunteer opportunities on 9/15
Photo by Sarah Schultz
|Temple students Nicole Clause, Erika Melecio, Antron Watson and Neal Santos helped remove weeds from the roof of Dunbar Elementary School last year as a part of Philadelphia Cares Day, one of many volunteer opportunities where Temple students make a difference in the community.
The Office of Community Service will host its second annual Volunteer Fair on Thursday, Sept. 15, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Great Court at Mitten Hall.
The fair allows campus and community organizations to promote their programs, recruit new volunteers and network with other groups that are working to promote sustainable community development.
More than 50 organizations will be present.
Temple students are encouraged to attend and learn about different service opportunities in the area.
Last year, a record number of Temple students participated in community service projects, with more than 2,000 students providing 18,570 hours of service during the academic year.
For more information, contact Jason Riley, assistant director for community service, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Program to mark Constitution Day on 9/15
In recognition of the newly created national Constitution Day, Craig Eisendrath, a lecturer for the American studies and master of liberal arts programs at Temple, will speak on “The U.S. Constitution: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow.”
Eisendrath is co-founder of the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, serving as its executive director from 1987 to 1990.
Currently, he is a senior fellow at the Center for International Policy in Washington, D.C.
Everyone who attends will receive a copy of American Legacy: The United States Constitution and Other Essential Documents of American Democracy, courtesy of the Provost’s Office.
When: Thursday, Sept. 15, 10:30 a.m.
Where: Liacouras Center, Fox-Gittis Room.
Welcome to the neighborhood
Temple students Laura Trecona (far right) and Jeannie Sabaroff (second from right) greet their classmates Matthew Sherer (far left) and Benjamin Simhon at their home on 16th Street as part of the annual Welcome Wagon program.
The program, coordinated by Tuttleman Counseling Services and Campus Safety Services, allows administrators and student leaders to get acquainted with students living in the neighborhoods adjacent to Main Campus.
Armed with trash cans, recycling bins, cleaning supplies, food items and other household necessities, the group visited close to 75 student homes last week.
They also advised students on local ordinances, gave tips for safe partying and made them aware of dates for trash and recycling pickup.
The Welcome Wagon program is in its sixth year.
- Ted Boscia
Pa. Senate committee meets at Temple
The state Senate Labor and Industry Committee, including (from left) Sens. Jim Ferlo, Tina Tartaglione, Joe Scarnati and Robert Thompson, held a forum on campus last week to hear testimony about the minimum wage.
Among those offering comments was professor William Dunkelberg in his capacity as chief economist for the National Federation of Independent Business.
Philly Fed chief speaks at TUCC
Anthony Santomero, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, spoke at Temple University Center City on Aug. 31 as part of a lecture series sponsored by the Jewish Business Network.
Santomero told the group and reporters in attendance that Hurricane Katrina’s effects will not stall the national economy’s continued growth long term.
Temple team to ‘run the distance’
A number of Temple students and employees will “run the distance” this Sunday, Sept. 18, in the Philadelphia Distance Run half marathon.
Watch for them: They’ll be sporting Temple T-shirts with “TEMPLE RUNS THE DISTANCE” on the back as they make the 5K trek from the Philadelphia Museum of Art to Independence Hall and back, beginning at 7:45 a.m.
This is just one activity of a new running group that emerged over the summer; members are already planning to run as a Temple team in the Broad Street Run next spring.
If you’re a running enthusiast, Spencer Rand from the Law School and Hunt Bartine from Human Resources, who set the group in motion, suggest you stop by the track by the Liacouras Center parking lot any Wednesday at 7 a.m. for their weekly interval trainings.