VACATION GETAWAY

OUTERBANKS, NC – Classes are cancelled this week which can only mean one thing, SPRING BREAK! Temple students will be soaking in the rays at warm weather destinations like the one pictured above. You can’t see any in this picture, but the Outerbanks in North Carolina is home to nearly 100 wild mustang horses that freely roam the off terrain areas on the island. Here’s a story I did on location in the Outerbanks on those wild horses.

TERROR BEHIND THE WALLS

Eastern State Penitentiary

PHILADELPHIA, PA


OWLS LEAVE THE NEST

Tears, hugs and lots of goodbyes could only mean one thing… Move in day is one of the busiest times of the year here on Temple University’s campus and a hectic time for Residential Life Director Kevin Williams. Last week Kevin along with the rest of his staff and student volunteers helped acclimate just over 5,000 students to their new homes. Temple University has 11 residence halls ranging from traditional suite style, to spacious apartment style setups.  Outside the sidewalks on Broadstreet were cluttered with mini mountains of student belongings including disco balls, TV’s, posters, refrigerators and lots of clothes. Students and their families pitched in to help speed up the move in process and by the end of the day sweat wasn’t the only thing streaming down the faces of many parents. Tears of joy and tears of sadness streamed down the faces of many parents like Temple mom, Genna Kundrati, who said, “it’s bittersweet, we’ll be teary-eyed and it’ll be quite an adjustment more for me than for her.” Students like Freshmen Fleche Jones felt confident about the transition to college, “If I can manage my time like in high school I’ll be fine.”  The Pittsburgh native is pursuing her dream of becoming a celebrity lawyer and with a smile says she’s got it all figured out.

For related information about Temple Housing check out these previous blog posts:

CREATIVE SPACE PT: 2

CREATIVE SPACE PT: 1

THEATRE OF LIFE

PHILADELPHIA, PA – It was a perfect fit as Temple University’s newest class of medical students tried on their white lab coats for the first time, marking the start to an exciting career ahead. This relatively new tradition, known as a white coat ceremony, is considered to be a rite of passage in the medical field. Dean of the Temple University School of Medicine, Dr. Larry Kaiser, helped cloak the class of 2015 in their new set of white threads saying, “From the moment you put on that coat, you will become part of a great profession and all that goes with it. It’s almost a living thing … this kind of educational process.”This year’s white coat ceremony was Dr. Kaiser’s first as Dean of the School of Medicine and helped welcome in all 211 first year medical students.

8.5 MINUTES

8.5 MINUTES  – 510 SECONDS – is all it takes to travel into outer space according to Dr. Bernard Harris who made the trip twice over the course of his career. Dr. Harris is the first African American to enter the dark abyss and now the former astronaut is energizing students on the importance of math and science through his own summer science camp hosted by Temple’s college of Science and Technology. Last week Dr. Harris shared his first hand space experience with over 50 wide eyed middle schoolers full of questions. In addition to recounting his space adventures Dr. Harris also expressed the educational importance of math and science by saying, “There is no limit to what you can learn, around here the sky is the limit.” Dr. Harris also led the middle schoolers in a “Space Suit Challenge” where students competed in teams to create  a mock space suit out of ordinary household materials such as masking tape, paper plates, and aluminum foil. You can hear what space was like from Dr. Harris by watching the video below!

TEMPLE UPDATE SHOW 11/18

Here’s the latest Temple Update show taped before Thanksgiving break. I got back safely from my Eurotrip yesterday so I’ll be posting pictures soon. Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!

FROM THE ANCHOR DESK…

As a Temple student I frequently find myself wondering where the time goes. It’s crazy to think I’m almost halfway done with my junior year of college! Here is the latest episode of Temple Update which was taped Thursday November 4, 2010.