Volunteers Needed for Student Performance

Tyler student Anna Trieu is looking for volunteers to help her create her BFA thesis performance on Friday, April 12:

SOS Performance

Join us and be a part of this SOS performance piece to spread awareness to help others. This is a great opportunity to make a difference, make new friends, serve a worthy cause, and connect with the community. Food and drinks will be served after the performance. 

WHAT: A performance piece where people will be standing together spelling out the symbol SOS to support for human rights.

WHY: To spread awareness about human rights in issues related to immigration, refugee, women, and LGBTQ rights.

WHEN: Friday,  April 12, 2019 at 6pm

WHERE: Tyler School of Art in the courtyard area. (Located on Temple University’s main campus).

Address: 2001 North 13th Street Philadelphia, PA 19122

HOW: Once everyone shows up at Tyler School of Art around 6pm, the performance will start from the cafeteria area at 6:30pm where everyone will get into positions and be guided by a few coordinators out in the courtyard. Everyone will stand together for a duration of 15-20 minutes once the SOS symbol is complete.

MORE WHY: My senior thesis performance piece is driven by the experience and heritage of Vietnamese refugees and immigrants, this SOS performance piece aims to inspire a mission and vision in building a stronger society based on the principles of justice and equity for all. The performance takes an active approach that aims to support immigrants and refugees and other politically, socially, and economically marginalized communities as they seek to advance the conditions of their lives in America.

In 1986, my mother gathered my two older siblings in her arms, and hastily boarded a ship to escape the ravages of the Vietnam War. They were left stranded at sea for weeks, until they were rescued by a Thai freighter. People on board had tried to increase the visibility of the ship by waving flags made from the shirts on their backs, and some had laid down on the floor to spell out SOS with their bodies.

This performance is inspired by the events that my parents and others have experienced during their escape from Vietnam. Through their actions, they provided me the opportunity to live the life I am fortunate enough to live today. By sharing the story of the hardship they endured, I see a chance for myself to provide an opportunity to those around me, while simultaneously paying homage to my parents for their sacrifice.

The long-term goal of this performance is to strengthen and support the underserved communities of refugees and immigrants from around the world, and unite us all with other socially and economically marginalized communities as we all seek to advance the conditions of our lives. One of the major obstacles in the way of this advance is visibility, so what I envision for this performance is to bring light into the shadows of underrepresented people in the United States. Many people in this country know nothing of the hardships and atrocities experienced by refugees and immigrants on their way to make a better life here. Similarly, many people don’t know anything of what it’s like growing up as a minority, or growing up poor, or LGBTQ, or even growing up being told you’ll never amount to anything. I’m playing the role of the ship that rescued my mother  and father and siblings after they cried out for help and visibility.

Please contact Anna for any questions by email: trieu27@gmail.com or text: 610-999-0628.

Nominate Your Faculty for the Lindback Award!

The Lindback award recognizes highly talented and dedicated faculty for outstanding teaching.  Consideration is given for mastery of subject matter, innovative teaching methods and materials, effective relationships with students, development of new courses, achievements of students, and continuous efforts to improve teaching.  All full-time faculty who have taught at Temple for at least three years are eligible.

Undergraduate, graduate, and professional students are invited to nominate an instructor for the Lindback with a letter of nomination that includes specific examples of teaching excellence during any academic year or years. Send nomination letters electronically to strommen@temple.edu by April 10.   Contact Prof. Strommen with questions.  Thank you.

Image credit: Socrates teaching PeriklesNicolas Guibal  (1725–1784)

CampusPhilly Virtual Internship Fair

The Best Time to Find your Dream Job:
March 19-29, 2019

Our VIRTUAL career event, Intern Philly, is kicking off on March 19! Employers from all over the Philadelphia region will post jobs and internships for which they’re currently hiring from March 19-29 on the Campus Philly Launch Site – the best spot for college students like you to find your perfect fit.

We’ve rounded up everything you need to know about the Launch site on the Campus Philly blog – check it out + create an account today (it’s easy)!

Help Carver High School Fund a New Mural and Horticulture Project!

Tyler Community Development Major Jon Fiamoncini is coordinating this fundraiser next month to help our neighbor Carver High School with a new mural. If you’re over 21, go and support this worthy cause!

Art History Symposiums

In conjunction with Tyler’s Annual Undergraduate Show, come and hear what the undergraduate Art History students have been working on! These pop-up talks are held in the Tyler Lobby (atrium by Admissions) on Thursday, March 21 and Thursday, March 28 from 11 am – 12:20 pm.

13th Annual Global Temple Conference NEW DATE

Please join us for Temple University’s 13th Annual Global Temple Conference on Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019. The conference is an excellent opportunity for you to become more involved in Temple’s globalization mission and to experience the variety and quality of international work produced by Temple students, faculty and staff.

Sessions and Panels
10:00 am – 3:00 pm | Howard Gittis Student Center, 2nd Floor

The conference will feature panel and poster sessions focusing on a wide range of topics and world regions, and a global resource fair.

International Affairs Lecture
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm | SERC 110A/B

The conference will conclude with the spring International Affairs lecture
U.S. World Policy: America First vs. Global Diplomacy, featuring Ignazio Marino, former Mayor of Rome and member of the Italian Senate, and Senior Vice President, Professor of Surgery, Jefferson University; and Trudy Rubin, foreign affairs columnist and editorial board member for the Philadelphia Inquirer.

All sessions and the lecture are free. Conference registration is not required, but please R.S.V.P. to attend the lecture.

Please join us as your schedule permits and encourage your students to attend; they will be inspired and informed by the research their peers are conducting. If you would like to give extra credit for attendance, please let us know and we will provide sign-in sheets for your students.
For more information, visit our conference website.

Fullbright Week: March 25-29

The Fulbright US Student Program provides funding to carry out research or creative projects, pursue graduate study, or teach English for an academic year abroad in over 140 countries. Open to US citizens who are rising seniors, graduating seniors, recent alumni, and currently enrolled graduate students.

This is the second year is a row that Temple has been named a Fulbright Top Producing InstitutionWhere will the Fulbright take you?

Want to learn more? Come to one of the information sessions or walk-in hours during Fulbright Week, March 25-29. If you don’t which type of Fulbright interests you, come to one of the Overview sessions. All sessions are in Tuttleman Learning Center 201.

  • Fulbright Overview SNEAK PREVIEW: Thursday, March 21, 4-5:00: Register here


  • Fulbright Overview: Monday, March 25, 4-5:00. Register here
  • Fulbright Overview: Tuesday, March 26, 4-5:00. Register here
  • Fulbright Research/Study/Arts Grants: Wednesday, March 27, 5-6:00. Register here
  • Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships (ETA): Thursday, March 28, 4:15-5:15. Register here
  • Fulbright Walk-In Hours, no appointment needed: Friday, March 29, 9:00-12:00 and 1:30-4:30

Questions? Contact Barbara Gorka, barbara.gorka@temple.edu in Fellowships Advising.

Free Bus Trip to NYC/AIPAD, Saturday, April 6

Tyler’s last free field trip will go to New York City for the AIPAD Photo Show on Saturday, April 6. The bus will leave from 13th & Diamond Streets at 9 am sharp and return around 7:30 pm.  If you don’t want to go to the Photo Show, the bus will make a stop at 55th and 8th Streets in midtown Manhattan (north end of the Times Square area, about 3 blocks from the Museum of Art and Design and 7 blocks from the Museum of Modern Art). The bus trip is free. Tickets to AIPAD are $20 for students. You may do anything you like in NYC.

You must be back at 55th & 8th St (morning drop off location) at 4:45 pm OR Pier 94 (AIPAD show) at 5 pm to board the bus; otherwise, you will be left behind.

If you require a wheelchair-accessible bus, you must register and email miss.kari@temple.eduno later than 4 pm on Friday, March 29 so a wheelchair-accessible bus may be ordered.


You may only register once–if you have a friend who wants to go, they need to be logged into their email account–if you try to register a friend your registration will be overwritten. If you find you can’t go, please email miss.kari@temple.edu to cancel your registration so someone from the waiting list will be able to go.  Only the first 54 people can come, after that, you will be placed on the waiting list. Assume you are registered for the trip unless you hear from me within 48 hours.


Creative Salary Negotiation Workshop

You probably heard that there’s a gender pay gap; women typically earn 80% of what men earn. And it’s not just that men and women choose different jobs, with women typically choosing lower-paying professions; female registered nurses, an occupation that’s overwhelmingly female-dominated, earn only 92% of what male registered nurses earn! This is a persistent problem throughout the American work force, and it needs to be addressed. It has not changed much despite other changes in diversity in the last several years. The statistics are even worse for men and women of color.

Often this is because women don’t negotiate their salaries when they get new jobs. We are hoping to address this by offering a workshop to give students tools they need to negotiation their starting salaries in their first jobs after college.

On Tuesday, April 9, Tyler and TFMA will be co-sponsoring a Creative Salary Negotiation Workshop at 6 pm in Architecture 104. This will be an active, experiential workshop. You are welcome to BYOD (bring your own dinner); we will provide coffee, tea, hot chocolate and cookies.

This workshop is designed to acquaint students with the basics of salary negotiation, specifically geared to those seeking creative careers. Learn the secrets to figuring out how much you need to earn to survive, what your skills/experiences are worth in the marketplace and how to successfully negotiate a fair salary/rate.

All students (both men and women) are invited to attend regardless of major. This is geared towards creative careers and freelancing will be addressed.

Please REGISTER HERE so we know you’re coming and have a workbook for you!

Interdisciplinary Conversation Series

Organized by Tyler Graduate Student Austen Weymueller with a grant from Tyler’s Interdisciplinary Fund, this is an opportunity to share your practice/work/research with a small group of faculty and students from different disciplines, and provide one another with feedback, questions, knowledge, and resources. It is intended to be a casual conversation where you can gain perspectives on your practice from outside your own discipline, give insight to others, and find future collaborators.

It is not necessarily a space to present work that you deem ‘successful’ – it is also intended to be a space where you can talk about work you are struggling with and feel would benefit from outside perspective! Bring questions and thoughts you want to have a conversation about. Each session will be co-facilitated by a faculty member and one graduate student, occurring for
2 hours during an evening. Each will be located in different buildings around the Temple campuses, coinciding with the department of the faculty member. Dinner will be provided!

Sign up to participate in one or all of the sessions here.

Session #1 (Tuesday, March 12th, 7pm-9pm, Ritter Annex 999)

  • Primary discipline: Communication Science (College of Public Health)
  • Faculty facilitator: Dr. Jamie Reilly
  • General topic: Memory & Cognition (Understanding Abstraction)

Within the overarching topic of Memory & Cognition, we will be looking at the ways in which humans process abstract images and concepts. Does your work concern the use of symbols/symbolism as descriptors or signifiers, abstract imagery, cognition linking language and image, the role of memory in understanding a present moment? Please bring your voice to the conversation.

Session #2 (Sunday, March 17th, 6:30-8:30pm, Annenberg Hall, Room 310)

  • Primary discipline: Media & Communication
  • Faculty facilitator: Magda Konieczna
  • General topic: Communication & Representation (Ethics of Interaction)

For anyone who works with other humans as the focus of their work (journalist, psychologist, anthropologist, sociologist, artist, filmmaker, scholar, etc.), representation becomes of utmost importance. Does your work concern communication, engagement and observation, civic responsibility toward your surroundings and its’ inhabitants, representation of people unlike yourself? Please bring your voice to the conversation.

Session #3 (Thursday March 28th, 6:30-8:30pm, Tyler School of Art, Arch. 104)

  • Primary discipline: Architecture
  • Faculty facilitator: Seher Erdogan Ford
  • General topic: Built Spaces (Sensory Structures)

An architectural work creates a phenomenological experience through a complex of sensory impressions intertwining light, sound, texture, and smell. Does your work concern architecture as expanded to include the bodies it affects, the perception of the body in public versus private space, architectural space as a register of memory and identity? Please bring your voice to the conversation.

Session #4 (Tuesday April 2nd, 7:15-9:15pm, Boyer, room TBD)

  • Primary discipline: Music
  • Faculty facilitator: Dr. Matthew Greenbaum
  • General topic: Tonal Aesthetics & Illusion

Regarding music as structural allows us to speak about sound in aesthetic terms – what happens when those structures are collages, assemblages, surreal, or illusory? Does your work concern illusion as it can be applied to auditory sensations, translation between sound & image, rational structures rendered surreal? Please bring your voice to the conversation.

Session #5 (Sunday April 7th, 2-4pm, Ambler Campus, room TBD – also, transport will be provided!)

  • Primary discipline(s): Photography & Landscape Architecture
  • Faculty facilitator: Byron Wolfe (Photo) & Kate Benisek (Landscape Architecture)
  • General topic: Landscape (Setting, Scenery, Surrounding and the Self)

‘Landscape’ oftentimes refers to the natural world as experienced from a human perspective, indeed as framed and defined by this specific point-of-view. Does your work concern human & landscape relationships, cultural landscapes, the environment as a framed, shaped or built space? Please bring your voice to the conversation.