All that jazz
Author James McBride
entertains, inspires.
Homecoming 2004
Check out all the events marking
Temple’s homecoming this week.

Man on a mission
Presidential hopeful John Kerry speaks at Temple.
September 30, 2004
Vol. 35, No. 6

  Candidate for the position of Vice Provost for University Libraries and Director   
Nancy Kranich is the former Associate Dean of Libraries at New York University and former President of the American Library Association. [more   

  Temple University Adverse Events Tracking System Mandatory Training and Authorization Registration  
Training sessions have been scheduled to allow all Principal Investigators and their designated reporters (Study Coordinators) to gain access to the system. [

  Candidate for the position of Vice Provost for University Libraries and Director   
From Tuesday, Sept. 28, through Thursday, Sept. 30, we will have a campus visit for the first candidate, Larry Alford.

Welcome to the neighborhood

Forging the ties that bind
    The University is making steady strides in reaching out to and forming partnerships with its neighbors in North Philadelphia.
    For John DiMino, director of Tuttleman Counseling Services, all of Temple’s interactions with its North Philadelphia neighbors ought to flow from the same construct: gardening.
    In the most literal sense, he’s already succeeding. As co-chairman of the Division of Student Affairs’ Civic Responsibility committee, DiMino is leading an effort to nurture a garden in what was once an abandoned lot near the Sonia Sanchez mural at Carlisle and Diamond streets. On Sept. 4, Sanchez blessed the idea when she and nearly 100 others were guests at a barbecue that Temple hosted near the garden for local residents.

headline photo
Alexandria Hill (left), a senior psychology/advertising major, shares a laugh with Kristine DeJesus (second from left), a counselor in Tuttleman Counseling Services; Jeremy Frank (second from right), coordinator of Tuttleman Counseling Services’ Campus Alcohol and Substance Awareness unit; and Campus Safety Capt. Jeffrey L. Chapman after receiving some practical items through Temple’s Welcome Wagon program.

Tuttleman Counseling Center gets
    Ahead of Tyler’s move to Main Campus, young artists are displaying their work at a new exhibit in Sullivan Hall. [more]

Spotlight | Trustee Theodore McKee
    “Temple works hard to ensure we get good students without penalizing some who may have had to work a job during high school or could not afford to take a battery of SAT preparation courses,” he said. [more]

Around Temple
Presidential hopeful John Kerry speaks at Temple ... Ambler groundbreaking [more]


New poll: Bush, Kerry in dead heat in Pa. [more]

New tool captures classroom experience [more]

Novelist Lethem discards his cape to mentor students [more]

In Memoriam
In The News

Awards & Achievements
Research Notes


This Week in Temple History
October 6, 1983

     The Temple Times reported that construction had begun on a $6 million project for SEPTA subway station improvements and a plaza on Main Campus. The plaza, which was to be officially named the Columbia Avenue Subway Plaza, was planned to be on two levels stretching back to Park Mall (now Liacouras Walk) from Broad Street. In addition, the plaza would contain a grid of 20 trees, with Chinese elms in the center and callery pear trees along Columbia Avenue (renamed Cecil B. Moore Avenue by the City Council in 1986).