Francois Couperin visits Temple Contemporary

Okay, not the REAL François Couperin (1668-1733), since he’s been dead for 285 years. Instead Boyer doctorate keyboard students studying in Dr. Joyce Lindorff’s Seminar in Early Keyboard Instruments Class are organizing a marathon concert of Francois Couperin’s works in Temple Contemporary on Friday, December 7th from 9am-6pm.

If you have work influenced by Baroque works, Raphael, or classical music, you’re welcome to display it in Temple Contemporary that day! We are looking for art students who would be willing to create art work either based on specific compositions by Francois Couperin or influenced by his music. Contact Emiko Edwards, Olena Haviuk-Sheremet, or Benjamin Katz to arrange for your work to be shown.

You are also invited to visit the gallery during the marathon to sketch or draw while you listen to the music!

Additional multidisciplinary activities during the day will involve…

  • 2-3 Lectures one of which will be given by Dr. Joyce Lindorff on the relationship between Raphael and Couperin.
  • A demonstration of Baroque dances given by Boyer dance students (Menuet, Passepied, Rigadon, Chaconne, etc.)
  • A rolling slideshow of Baroque Art
  • A Book display created by Paley Library
  • Performances of Couperin’s works by Boyer students on harpsichord

Come take a break and enjoy live music!

Image credit: F. Couperin. Organiste de la Chapelle du Roy, Etching by Jean-Jacques Flipart, after painting by André Boüys of François Couperin (1668-1733), composer. Wikimedia Commons.

Bok Design Competition

A competition to explore innovative interventions of underutilized spaces

December 2nd – February 4th: Corridor Reuse Design Competition. This is a Design competition to explore innovative interventions for underutilized spaces. The competition is based at Bok in South Philadelphia. The winning team will receive a $2,500 prize! Please register* online (free). We’ll send you the full details when they’re released.

More information about the contest and registration is here.

* Registration is free and non-committal. Registering guarantees that you will receive the full competition brief and all updates

Food Drive for Campus Hunger Awareness Week

Temple Student Government is hosting its first annual Campus Hunger Awareness Week Monday, November 12 to Friday, November 16.

Last semester, a survey from Sara Goldrick-Rab found out that 35% of undergraduate students on Temple’s campus have experienced food insecurity. Fortunately, the university implemented the Cherry Pantry, but there is more work to be done. Campus Hunger Awareness Week aims to destigmatize food insecurity and inform students of resources they have access to.

Throughout the week, TSG and local partners are offering different events centered around food insecurity. If you can’t make it, from Monday to Wednesday, there will be a food drive competition at the Bell Tower from 11a.m. to 2p.m.

However, Temple Student Government wants to take the food drive to the next level. We are hosting a food drive competition, where each college competes against the others to see who receives the most canned goods.

Other Campus Hunger Awareness Week events are as follows:

  • Monday, November 12, 2018: “Understanding Food Insecurity and the Resources on Campus”, Student Center 200A, 4-5 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 15, 2018: “How to Combat Food Insecurity”, Student Center 200A, 12:30-2:30 p.m.
  • Friday, November 16, 2018: Potluck and Presentation on Food Waste, Student Center 200A, 1-3 p.m.

You Are Welcome Here Week

Returning This Fall!

Monday, November 5 – Friday, November 9

In 2016, Temple spearheaded a national #YouAreWelcomeHere campaign to let international students from all over the world know that they are welcome on U.S. college campuses. This past spring, our very first You Are Welcome Here Week was a huge success, bringing together both international and domestic students to celebrate our diversity.

This fall, You Are Welcome Here Week is back! Join us for a whole week of globally-inspired events. International and domestic students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend.


#YAWH Week Kickoff
11:30 AM – 1 PM, Bell Tower

Help us proclaim “You Are Welcome Here” at our fall-themed kickoff at the Bell Tower! Get a lesson in tai-chi, enjoy autumn inspired foods and crafts and learn about our packed week of events.

Intro Tai-Chi Class
12 – 1 PM, Beury Beach

Learn the basics of Yang-style tai-chi at this beginner class led by Temple alum and tai-chi expert August Korn. Originally developed for self-defense, tai-chi is practiced today to enhance calm, improve balance, increase energy and more.


International Student Coffee Hour: Japan
11 AM – 1 PM, HGSC The Underground

Celebrate Japanese culture and heritage with tastings of Japanese snacks, sushi making demonstrations, Japanese language learning, Kimono dressing, Ikebana (Japanese art of flower arrangement) origami making, and more!

International Movie Night
5 – 8 PM, The Reel (219M Student Center)

Gain a fresh perspective by seeing the world through a different lens.  The feature film “The Namesake” tells the story of the Ganguli balancing the traditions of their native India while blending into American culture. A discussion will follow the film.


Working with International Students: Workshop & Cocktail Hour
You Are Welcome in My Course: Strategies for Inclusive Teaching
4:30 – 6:30 (Cocktail Hour begins at 5:45), Fox Gittis Room (Liacouras Center)

The first half of this session will explore strategies to create a class environment where all students feel welcome. The second half of the session will focus specifically on considerations for international students and methods that make lessons more inclusive. Cocktail hour will follow the workshop.


Think Global, Eat Local” Philly Food Tour
6 – 8 PM, Restaurant List Coming Soon

Did you know that Philly offers a variety of good eats from all over the world? Try new cuisines and join us for a food tour! Temple students will be leading small-group excursions to restaurants around the city to learn about different cuisines. Sign up for the country and cuisine you’re interested in trying. Participation requires covering one’s own meal (approximately $15 – $25 depending on what you order, tips, and tax) as well as subway fare to and from the restaurant.



TempleLingo: A World Language Adventure
1:30 – 3:00 PM, Morgan Hall D301

Are you curious about learning new languages? Meet speakers of languages from around the world and learn the basics in a fun and interactive environment. Enjoy light refreshments, win prizes and make new friends.


Global Gala
4 – 7 PM, Mitten Hall Great Court

Join us once again for our student-run event that showcases the amazing range of diversity that Temple has to offer. The Gala will feature both traditional and modern performances, cultural activities, opportunities to get involved with student organizations, and lots of global cuisines.

Call for proposals: Interdisciplinary Funds for Spring 2019

Proposal Form

Tyler made an initial call for proposals for our Interdisciplinary Fund for this academic year in the spring. We have some funds left over for projects to be funded in the spring semester. These are funds from our allocation of General Activity Fees (GAF), and projects can be proposed by any member of the Tyler community (i.e., faculty, including adjuncts, staff, and students).

The next deadline for this funding will be Monday, November 26.  You will be notified if your application is successful before the end of the Fall semester.  If you were successful you will have the semester break to collaboratively prepare your event with colleagues.  If you do not have time to submit an application this Fall there will be other opportunities in the Spring for the next academic year (2019-2020).

After the proposals are in, students from the Dean’s Student Advisory Council will review the proposals and decide which projects to fund. At this point the fund has a budget of just under $5,000 to fund additional projects for spring.

Because we are using GAF money, there are specific guidelines any proposal must follow in order to receive funding:

  • Proposed projects must be open to any student at Temple University. Projects geared mainly to grad students or undergrad students are less likely to get funded. Projects should have a broad appeal. Projects with limited participants are allowed as long as any Temple student has an equal chance of participation, but the more students for whom the project appeals, the higher the chance for funding. Projects may be open to the public.
  • Proposed projects should be interdisciplinary in nature. You are specifically encouraged to involve non-Tyler departments in your planning. Non-Tyler departments are not required to provide funding, but should contribute input to increase the chances of a broad appeal to students.
  • GAF funds may be used for honorariums, bus trips open to any student, books/tshirts/prizes as long as any student has an equal opportunity of getting/winning, travel for speakers, and receptions that are open to anyone.
  • GAF funds may not be used for closed events, dinners, and anything where alcohol is served.
  • GAF funds may not be used for student group events, although students IN a specific student group may propose an event that is open to all students (example: TUFMA is planning a Halloween Movie using GAF funds this week. Students in the group are planning the movie, but any student at Temple may attend. GAF funds are used for the food at the event).

Use this form to make your proposal by Monday, November 25 at 5 pm. You do not need to have everything nailed down in order to propose a project–you just need to propose the project. Planning assistance will be provided to students to organize a project if needed.

Just to recap:

  • Applications for fall programming will be due Monday, November 26 by 5 pm.
  • Successful applicants will be notified before the end of the fall semester.
  • The selection of successful applicants will be made by the Dean’s Student Advisory Council.

Examples of projects funded this semester:

  • Chloë Bass Residency
  • The Present & Future of U.S. Latinx Art
  • Sana Musasama Lecture & Workshop
  • Public Lecture: Ariella Azoulay
  • Halloween Movie Night


Temple Political Cartoon Contest

The Temple Department of Political Science invites Temple University undergraduate students to submit original editorial cartoons and graphic illustrations that examine and confront current political and social issues. We welcome single panels or sequential art. Diverse styles are welcome! Last year’s contest was won by a Tyler student!

Submission requirements: Open to all Temple University undergraduate students. All work must be submitted digitally via this Google form. The form must be filled out completely. Digital work must be at least 300dpi JPEG, 1MB or less. Each student can submit one (1) illustration. Collaborations are welcome; however, prize money will be split.

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: November 15, 2018

1st Prize: $500
2nd Prize: $250
3rd Prize: $100

Entries will be exhibited in the Department of Political Science in Gladfelter Hall, 4th Floor. Winners will be announced at an event on December 10th. Entries will be judged by Signe Wilkinson, editorial cartoonist for

Questions? Contact

For more information and to submit your cartoon: Go here!

Halloween Costume Ride

Join Bike Temple  on a costumed group bike ride to Laurel Hill Cemetery for Halloween! Anyone can come- all you need is a bike, a helmet, and a costume!

Here’s a link to the Facebook event! Bring your friends!

Save a life this Halloween!

Tyler Dean’s Student Advisory Committee is sponsoring a
Vampire Blood Drive
Monday, October 29
11 am – 4 pm in Architecture 104.

You can give blood to the American Red Cross while enjoying vampire movies. We’ll have special vampire-themed fun prizes, free t-shirts, fun times, and you get a vampire bite on your neck to show you gave blood! The blood donation process from the time you arrive until the time you leave takes about an hour. The donation itself is only about 8-10 minutes on average.

Blood is the most precious gift that anyone can give to another person — the gift of life. A decision to donate your blood can save a life, or even several if your blood is separated into its components — red cells, platelets and plasma — which can be used individually for patients with specific conditions.

Make an appointment today! 

Never given blood before? Learn more about the process here.

You can also make things quick and easy by downloading the RapidPass Blood Donor App. The award-winning blood donation app has many exciting features including:

  • Find local blood drives and donation centers quickly and easily
  • Convenient, easy appointment scheduling and rescheduling
  • Complete your RapidPass®
  • Get notified when your blood is on its way to a patient
  • Keep record of results from your mini-physical
  • Receive appointment reminders
  • Keep track of total blood donations
  • Receive special blood shortage alert messages
  • Join or create a lifesaving team, recruit other blood donors and view rankings on the Blood Donor Teams Leaderboard

The app is free and available for download on iPhone® and Android™ devices.

Create Philly!

Tuesday, October 23 is our next in-person Launch event – Create Philly – the best way for students to meet the local creative and cultural community.

Highlights include:

  • Panel of diverse young professionals from Comcast, IKEA, Publicis and Fringe Arts.
  • Network after with our panel + professionals from Hero Digital, Hoffman Design , RecPhilly, Reflect Organization and Seer Interactive.
  • Dinner is on us, we’ll have free food from sweetgreen and honeygrow!

Register now! 

The 2019 Bertha Anolic Memorial Visual Arts Israel Travel Award

WHAT IS THE AWARD? The sum of $2,000 will be awarded to a Jewish student who has a particular interest in the visual arts and in Israel, to explore and develop that artistic interest through an independent study trip to Israel.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE? Any Jewish student (junior, senior, or graduate), studying in a Jewish studies college program, department of fine arts, or an academically accredited art school. While applicants must demonstrate a sincere interest in the visual arts (by avocation or profession), and a Jewish perspective towards the creative process, you do not have to be an art student to apply.

WHAT WILL THE AWARD FUND? The award is to be used for independent study in the visual arts in Israel. The award may be used towards funding: museum visits, independent art historical research, studio work, materials, professional consultation, art travel, air fare, etc.

WHAT WILL THE AWARD NOT FUND? The award will not pay for tuition for any program or course of study. The award is NOT for performing arts.

WHAT AN APPLICANT MUST SUBMIT: Applicants are to submit an essay of up to 500 words that is as detailed and specific as possible. The essay must detail why the applicant wants to visit Israel – what he/she expects to accomplish and how. The award is for independent travel. It may not be used to fund the tuition of a formal program. No letters of recommendation are to be submitted.

WHAT IMAGES ARE REQUIRED? In addition to the written proposal, students must also submit up to 10 images of recent work – which need not show any Jewish imagery – in JPEG format. Please list the title, dimensions, and materials used on a separate list.   

WHAT ELSE DO I NEED TO KNOW? The award is $2,000. Of that amount $1,750 will be paid immediately. The final $250 will be paid after the trip once a brief written report is submitted.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 19, 2019. Award will be announced May 31st.

WHAT ELSE? Any image or research published or exhibited that was facilitated by the Anolic Family Award program must acknowledge the Anolic Family Award. Note that Tyler alumna Cheryl B. Harper won this award in the past! 


Contact: Rita Rosen Poley, Anolic Family Award Administrator, Phone: (215) 901-2656. Rita will help you craft a winning application!


For more information about the Anolic Family Awards visit: 

This award is administered by the Jewish Campus Activities Board  Philadelphia PA