Tyler’s TUFMA Student Group Hosts LinkedIN Workshop

TUFMA (Temple University Facilities Management Association) is hosting a LinkedIn Workshop on Monday, February 18th, 2019 from 3-5pm in Architecture 304. All majors are welcome and encouraged to attend!

We will be having two FM professionals and a Career Center representative join us in our workshop and help students on the spot to update their LinkedIn profile as well as Handshake. We will also be providing headshots for LinkedIn.  We highly encourage students to bring their own laptops for the workshops in order to help students more efficiently

Temple Global Conference

Please join us for Temple University’s 13th Annual Global Temple Conference on Wednesday, February 20, 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.

10:00 am – 3:00 pm
The conference will feature panel and poster sessions focusing on a wide range of topics and world regions, and a global resource fair.

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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.

Sessions will take place in the Howard Gittis Student Center South, Room 200.You do not need to attend the entire conference; please join us as your schedule permits.

View the schedule and a complete list of sessions

For more information, visit our conference website.

Follow the conference on social media: #GlobalTemple19


Business Entities for Artists Workshop

On Tuesday, February 19 from 6:30-8, Tyler will be presenting an online workshop with NYFA (New York Foundation for the Arts) on Business Entities for Artists. The presenter, Lawyer Zak Shusterman, contributed to the legal chapters of The Profitable Artist (Allworth Press, 2018), which is NYFA’s great book on making money as an artist.

The workshop will be streamed into Tyler B-89 from 6:30 – 8 pm for students. Coffee, tea and cookies will be served; you’re welcome to bring a brown-bag dinner if you like. You will be able to ask questions as part of the workshop, although we have to ask as a group.

Workshop Description:
If you’re earning even part of your living as an artist, designer, or maker, you should consider whether forming a separate business entity is the right decision for you. This workshop will review the questions you need to ask yourself at the beginning of this decision-making process. Then, we’ll move on to discussing the most common business structures for artists, from remaining a sole proprietor to limited liability companies, the standard corporation types, and the new benefit corporation option. To help you determine which structure is best for your particular situation, we’ll review several important considerations, including the complexity and costs of formation, ongoing responsibilities, and tax treatment.

Zak Shusterman advises a range of entrepreneurs, creatives, and organizations in both the for-profit and non-profit sector at all stages of their development. His clients include individual artists and producers, arts councils, arts centers, and world-renowned entertainers. A twice-recognized “Rising Star” in the nonprofit sector, Shusterman regularly presents workshops for artists, entrepreneurs, and nonprofits. In addition to his legal practice, he helps run Bethany Arts Community, a large arts center in Westchester; produces a Moth-style storytelling series called “Pros(e) of Pie;” and experiments in woodworking and metalworking.


Architecture & Environmental Design Career Fair!

Please join us at the Architecture and Environmental Design Career Fair! It will be held on the main campus in the Architecture Building on February 19th from 4:30-7:30pm

Employers will be on campus looking to hire students from all AED majors. Please sign up on Handshake here before the event. Registering in advance allows you to see all of the employers attending and what positions they are hiring for. We will have over 45 employers in attendance.

Professional attire is required.

(If you did not attend the career preparation session but would still like to attend please email Miranda)

If you have any questions please email Miranda Westrick at miranda.westrick@temple.edu

Submit your work!


Free Workshop! Understanding Taxes for Artists

Click [here] to RSVP
FEBRUARY 13 // 5:30-7:30PM
Leeway Foundation (1315 Walnut Street, Suite 832)

Tax season can be scary, especially for artists, sole-proprietors, and small businesses. We’re here to help!

Whether you’re receiving grants, financially profiting from your art, self-employed or have an LLC, you must file taxes. But, what are the best filing options for your situation? CultureWorks Greater Philadelphia, Leeway Foundation, and Vision Driven Artists have teamed up to help demystify tax season!

With over 25 years of experience working with artists and small businesses, tax consultant Christianne Kapps will offer instruction and advice, and help explain some of the more confusing tax subjects for artists. In addition, Christianne will break down the City of Philadelphia’s Business Income and Receipts Tax and how it affects artists.

PLEASE NOTE: Although CultureWorks, Leeway, and VDA are conducting these sessions in parternship, there are different locations for each one. The info presented in these workshops will be identical + all spaces wheelchair accessible.


MARCH 27 // 12:00-2:00pm
CultureWorks (1315 Walnut Street, Suite 320)

These workshops are FREE, but space is limited so RSVP is required.

Free Bus Trip to Queens, NYC on FEBRUARY 16

The next Tyler field trip will be Saturday, February 16, and will leave from 13th and Diamond Streets at 9 am SHARP. This bus will go to 3 art attractions in Long Island City, Queens, NYC:

You may go to any place in NYC you want as long as you’re at the MoMA PS1 by 5 pm to board the bus home. Ticket signup is online starting at 9 am on Monday, February 4. (Note that you can only register once. If you have a (TU) friend who wants to go, they need to register themselves. If you register them you will overwrite your own registration. Registration is limited and first come/first served.)

If you need a wheel-chair accessible bus, please email miss.kari@temple.edu no later than 4 pm on Friday, February 8 so an accessible bus can be ordered.

Enter your artwork in Transform!

The Binder Project, curated by Tyler student Grace Harmer, seeks artwork from creatives for a physical and virtual exhibition concept that promotes change and growth. This will not only be done as a physical show but also following the mission of Binder as an online platform. The materialized show will be recreated in a virtual reality for the world to see on our website. All creatives are welcomed to send in original pieces in any medium that constructs a sense of transformation or change of any kind.

Guidelines for submissions

  • Name and Social Media
  • Title or working title of your piece
  • Dimensions
  • Medium
  • Artist Credits (give credit for non-original content used within your own piece)
  • General Description or Motivation behind your piece
  • Image of the work
To submit work please email binderprjt@gmail.com

Showcase your innovative ideas at Temple’s WhatIf Festival

This is the fourth year for Temple’s whatIF festival, which showcases all the great innovative things Temple students and alumni are doing! Artists and Designers are particularly welcome, so come and show the world what you’re doing. It’s free and easy and we give you a table.

This year’s event will be held on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 4:30 PM. Each showcaser will have the opportunity to share their business, project, or organization with Temple students for two hours in the SERC lobby. Tables and table covers will be provided. All applications must be received by February 20, 2019. Accepted applicants will be notified by February 28, 2019.

Register here today!


Become a HEART Peer Educator!

Applications for the Fall 2019 Class are now open!  Join other Temple students passionate about health promotion and social change.

The deadline to apply is Friday, February 22, 2019.

Please note the application is a Google Form – you will need to be logged into your Temple Google account to see the questions and content.

Peer education gives students an opportunity to promote well-being, cultivate community, elevate their voices, and be agents of change on our campus. Temple students receive influential messages from peer educators who facilitate wellness programs, participate in campus outreach, and support Wellness Resource Center initiatives.

Here’s what you need to know about becoming a Health Education Awareness Resource Team (HEART) Peer Educator:

  • Peers are nationally certified after taking SBS 2304, a 3-credit course held at the WRC on Wednesday evenings during the Fall and Spring semesters. Learn about mental well-being, alcohol and other drugs, sexual health, interpersonal violence, and other wellness topics that impact college students.
  • The course and peer meetings help students gain practical experience through several experiential learning hours and one office hour per week outside of class time.  You’ll be given the opportunity to assist with event planning and implementation, campus outreach, and raising awareness on campus through resource tables.
  • Receive training in two established peer facilitated programs so you can facilitate important conversations with fellow Owls and student groups. 
  • Take the Certified Peer Educator (CPE) exam at the end of the semester to become a nationally certified peer educator.

What are some characteristics of an effective HEART Peer Educator?

  • You consider yourself a team player
  • You are reliable and responsible
  • You have a willingness to speak in front of an audience or to develop public speaking skills
  • You are interested in health promotion and creating a healthier and happier campus community
  • You strive to be a non-judgmental role model (and role model does not mean perfect!)

What are some reasons to become a HEART peer educator?

  • You want to elevate your voice around important health and wellness topics impacting your friends and peers
  • You are exploring ways to enhance your resume with new and in-demand skills
  • You are interested in receiving training in wellness content areas, as well as public speaking and facilitation skills
  • You want to expand your personal and professional network and develop additional supportive relationships

The opportunities continue beyond successful completion of SBS 2304.  HEART Peer Educators are offered multiple ways to stay engaged and create positive change:

  • Peer meetings on Wednesdays from 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm – this is an opportunity to learn more about trends in health promotion, celebrate successes with fellow HEART peers, and learn about campus events and resources. 
  • Assist with the development of WRC programs, workshops, and events
  • Promote and participate in programs, events, and campus outreach opportunities
  • Facilitate peer programs and workshops

Ready to Become a Peer Educator?!

  1. Just complete the application
  2. You will then be contacted regarding an interview held at the WRC
  3. Once accepted, you will enroll in the next available offering of SBS 2304
Promote well-being and cultivate community by becoming a HEART Peer Educator!