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Temple Honors Veterans During Military Pride Month 2013

Temple's Office of Veteran Affairs has designated November as Military Pride Month, an opportunity for the university community to honor veteran students, faculty and staff who have served or are serving in the U.S. armed forces. As part of the month-long recognition, Temple will host Military Appreciation Day on Monday, Nov. 11th Ceremonies will take place at 11 a.m. in the Learning Center auditorium at Temple Ambler and in the Founder’s Garden on Main Campus. The ceremonies will include the singing of the National Anthem and a color guard representing all branches of military service. There will also be a wreath-laying service commemorating those who lost their lives in the line of duty. The November programs are an extension of Temple’s commitment to active military and veteran students. Over the past several years, the university has established a robust infrastructure to help them achieve their educational goals and address issues that affect their lives.

Temple helps to ease the transition from military life to campus life by voluntarily participating in the Yellow Ribbon Program, which allows veterans who are fully eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill to apply for additional educational benefits such as tuition support and stipends for housing and books.

In addition, the university’s Veterans Task Force Committee plans and implements educational and social programs for Temple veterans. The Office of the Registrar has streamlined the application process to ease veterans’ transition to college, and the Office of Veteran Affairs hosts virtual information sessions for military personnel who are still in active duty but are considering higher education.

The university’s Disability Resources and Services office assists veterans with physical or mental disabilities and student-veterans have access to the Temple Veterans Association (TVA), a student organization run by student-veterans that hosts guest speakers and organizes career fairs, employer panels and networking and social events.

Temple has been nationally recognized for its support of veteran students, faculty and staff. For the fifth consecutive year, the university was named to G.I Jobs Magazine's Military Friendly Schools list recognizing the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that offer the most support to America’s military servicemembers and veterans. The list is compiled through extensive research and a data-driven survey of more than 12,000 schools nationwide approved by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Additional Military Pride Month events

November 10 - WOD (Workout of the Day) for Warriors on Sunday, November 10th in honor of Veterans Day.
11:00am- Art Museum
Register at
https:// teamrwbphilly.eventbrite.com/

A social will follow immediately after the event.

Temple Veterans Association (TVA) will host a luncheon, networking and discussion with Lincoln Financial Group.
12:00pm - 1:00pm -Alter Hall 231

CAREER SERVICE CENTER -LinkedIn Profile Photo - November 15
Veterans students can get a free headshot photo to be used on LinkedIn profile.
12:00pm - 2:00pm- Alter Hall. No reservation needed. Come dressed to impress.


Please join us for the Temple University Veterans Welcome Program Congratulations on your acceptance to Temple University! Please plan to join us on Thursday, July 25th, from 2:30pm -5:30pm at the Howard Gittis Student Center located at 1729 N. 13th Street, Main Campus for the Veterans Welcome Program designed with you in mind.

This event is for all admitted Temple veterans, active-duty service members, and their spouses and dependent students attending Main, Ambler, Temple University Center City, Health Science Center or Harrisburg Campuses. Registration is required. Eventbrite - Temple University Veterans Welcome Program



Important Information for the Temple Newly Admitted Students

Important New Changes to the Certification Process
The Office of the University Registrar has implemented a new electronic process that will notify the Certifying Official of your GI Bill Benefits. You will no longer need to submit a veteran roster card or notification of change to your enrollment (add/drop). However, you will need to have a certificate of eligibility on file. To obtain a copy of your certificate of eligibility you must contact the VA at http://www.gibill.va.gov/, click on "Submit a Question" or call 1-888-GI-Bill1.

Processing benefits will begin for registered students after tuition is posted to your account from the Bursars Office (see www.temple.edu/bursar or call 215.204.7269 for more information on tuition amounts and due dates). If you need more information call Lori Thompson, Temple Veterans Certifying Official at 215.204.7378.


Graduation 2013- Honoring Our Graduates

Mission Complete. Terrence Harrington- Planning the Safety of our Soldiers

After more than 10 years of service in the military, Terreance came to Temple Universiy Ambler to pursue a degree in Community and Regional Palnning. But that didn't mean he was leaving the military. He stayed on and even did serveral tours overseas-while working towards a degee. Now, he's made it. An, it all started with an episode of Seinfeld..


Would You Like to Access Your VA Records From Any Computer? Now you can! Just ask your VA Counselor to enroll you in eBenefits today.

With an online eBenefits account, you can:

For more information go to www.ebenefits.va.gov



Service: When Come Marching Home-Documentary Preview on Wednesday, March 26, 2013, at Alter Hall Auditorium from 5:30pm - 7:30pm. Join us for a reception at 4:30pm. This is an event that you don't want to miss!


Temple University Fox School of Business online MBA program is number 11 nationally in a new ranking of America's Top Online MBA Programs by business school website Poets & Quants. For more information click here.