Temple Project Haiti seeks donations

Temple Project Haiti

The purpose of Temple Project Haiti is to provide service to the community of Saint Francis Xavier Orphanage in Artibonite, Haiti, through our personal skills and financial contributions. Also to share in the faith and hope held by the impoverished people of the Saint Francis Xavier Orphanage. We strive to strengthen the link between the community of Saint Francis Xavier Orphanage in Artibonite, Haiti and the students of Temple University.

During spring break members of Temple Project Haiti volunteer to travel to Saint Francis Xavier Orphanage in L’Artibonite Haiti to meet the children at the orphanage and also help with some in the orphanage. This last spring break we were able to collect donations such school supplies, medical supplies and toiletries to bring to the orphanage. During the trip we strayed at the orphanage. Our project for this year was rebuilding the orphanage fences to increase security and paint the boys shelter. We are currently raising money to help the orphanage buy a new water filtration for the kids.

Artist for Haiti

Artists for Haiti was born in the hearts of Temple students who work to improve the living conditions of the St. Francis Xavier Orphanage in Haiti. This event is the most effective fundraising initiative created by Temple Project Haiti, a student organization that operates under the belief that a few hands together can make a large impact.

With Old City’s First Friday as a backdrop, Artists for Haiti will combine philanthropy with artistic talent in a fun and generous environment. It’s an opportunity to involve a larger community in Temple Project Haiti’s efforts to better the lives of children from an underdeveloped nation.

All year round, TPH figures out what the orphanage needs and executes a plan that accommodates this need. Over the past five years, their work has resulted in the installation of solar panels, a running water system, a kitchen, and a latrine. They have also created a skill-based project that teaches the children how to raise their own chickens. All of these projects have been accomplished with help from people like you who donate to the organization. Every year during Spring Break, a select group from the organization travels to Haiti and implements their latest mission while building life-long connections with the children.

Member feedback from the trip

“Going to Haiti was the best thing I could have ever done with my Spring Break. I was not only able to help the beautiful kids of SFX Orphanage, but I also got to truly connect to my culture This trip was my first time being in Haiti, and as a first-generation Haitian American I felt so connected to my roots. I was finally able to put my Creole skills to proper use, and I was finally able to put an actual picture of what it means to be Haitian. Living in the orphanage, I felt so at home and welcomed. Everyone from the nannies to the children made sure all of Project Haiti felt at home. I had the best time interacting and made connections with the kids. These connections I hold close to my heart which made it so much harder to leave. This trip really took me out of my comfort zone and challenged me.  This experience was nothing I expected but everything I needed.” Annissa Juste (Temple Project Haiti TSG Rep)

How you can help

Members of Temple Project Haiti will be in the Tyler Lobby collecting donations of artwork during the week of Thursday, March 22 and Thursday, March 29 from 2-4 pm daily. Your donated artwork will be shown at a gallery show in Old City during April First Friday and auctioned off to raise funds for next year’s trip. This is always a great event and raises quite a bit of money for the kids in Haiti!

You’re Invited: “The S Word” Screening

The College of Public Health brings this powerful documentary to Temple to raise awareness about suicide as a critical public health issue. The documentary focuses on suicide attempt survivors, in addition to their families and communities, as they tell stories of resilience, hope, and reconnection. Together, they are advancing a movement to fight the silence that often surrounds suicide, to discuss mental health without fear of shame—and to let others know that they are not alone.

APRIL 2, 6 – 8 p.m.

Howard Gittis Student Center
Room 200AB
1755 N. 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122


Join us for a screening of the “The S Word” followed by a discussion. The event is open to the University-wide community. Sponsored by the Temple University College of Public HealthIDEAL, the Temple University Wellness Resource Center and the Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion.

Let’s Connect Philly

Let’s Connect” invites artists living or working in Philadelphia to create a new work inspired by the Barnes collection for a chance to win a residency at the Barnes. REGISTER TO PARTICIPATE

…Let’s Connect invites artists living or working in Philadelphia County to create a new work inspired by a painting or object in the Barnes collection, to be included in a group exhibition this spring. All participating artists will then have a chance to be selected for a three-month residency at the Mural Arts Studio at the Barnes, an ongoing collaboration between the Barnes and Mural Arts…

During the open call to artists, taking place March 19–April 30, 2018, artists will receive unlimited free admission to the Barnes once they register on the Let’s Connect website. Artists are then invited to submit their collection-inspired work for a public display at the Barnes, on view May 21–June 4, 2018. MORE INFORMATION

March 19–April 30, 2018

During the open call period, the Barnes will host information sessions to provide artists details about the project as well as background on the Barnes method and the collection. Artists are encouraged to attend at least one session, but participation is not required. The meetups are scheduled to take place at the Barnes during the following times:

Friday, March 23, 2018, at 3 pm
Saturday, April 7, 2018, at 3 pm
Saturday, April 21, 2018, at 1 pm

May 21–June 4, 2018
All works submitted by Philadelphia artists who have registered online will be displayed at the Barnes from May 21–June 4, 2018, during the Barnes’s usual hours of 11 am–5 pm, Wednesday–Monday. The public’s selections will be weighted equally with the curators’ selections. More information.

July 1, 2018–June 30, 2019
The four selected artists will be invited to participate in three-month residencies at the Mural Arts Studio at the Barnes. This small building, located just off 20th Street, is uniquely situated at the edge of the Barnes’s Parkway campus and has become an ideal place for art activations that function as a critical bridge to nearby communities. The selected artists will be provided an expense allowance of $1,000 per month, given come-and-go access to the Barnes, and they will host open studio hours to connect with the community. Residencies will begin July 1, 2018, and run for an entire year, through June 30, 2019.

The project is organized by Shelley Bernstein, deputy director for audience engagement and chief experience officer at the Barnes Foundation. Lindsey Rosenberg is the Let’s Connect project manager for Mural Arts Philadelphia.

Pertinent dates are below:

Artist Open Call: March 19–April 30, 2018
Exhibition: May 21–June 4, 2018
Artist Announcement: June 14, 2018
Artist Residencies: July 1, 2018–June 30, 2019

Register Here

Seizing Opportunities: Taking the Paths Less Travelled

Join Temple Alumni on Friday, March 23 for two very special events:

10:30 am, Tyler Student Lounge Gallery (lower atrium): Panel Discussion

Temple alums talk about their surprising jobs that don’t really match their majors. Small brunch provided. Scheduled to appear:

  • Jordan Spector, a Temple football player and Kinesiology Major running his own art business SpectorArt
  • Holly Quinn, Photography major now a journalist for Technical.ly Delaware
  • Mellissa Hamilton, Creative Writing graduate and now Director of Community Engagement at Cultureworks
  • Ryan Sun, Film and Media Arts graduate now working for integrated media content firm Alkemy X

Tyler Senior Fiona Fackler will moderate the panel. Come hear these panelists share their wisdom and learn how they got from Temple to their awesome job now!

11:30 am – 1 pm, Tyler Lobby: Eat & Greet

Meet Temple Alums and others who are working creatively, and find out about their paths and how YOU can get there too. Informal: come as you are. Cookies and lemonade provided. This is a great networking opportunity to learn what kinds of things creatives do to earn money after college.

Check out who’s coming so far:

  • Alkemy X
  • Atomic Production & Design
  • Barnes Foundation
  • Blender Box
  • Chris Kendig Photography
  • CultureWorks
  • Darien Fripps AKA Mighty Flipside esq
  • DaVinci Art Alliance
  • Gravers Lane Gallery
  • Greater Philadelphia Film Office
  • InLiquid Art & Design
  • Iris Creative
  • Jordan Spector
  • Leslie Barbaro, a photographer
  • Love Me Do Photography
  • Philadelphia Film Society
  • Queerality
  • Technically Delaware

Philly Art Schools Red Goes Green Team

Be part of our Philly Art Schools Red Goes Green Team at the Phillies game on Thursday April 19th 2018!

The Red Goes Green Team consists of volunteers from local schools, volunteer organizations and environmental groups, who help with recycling efforts by collecting recyclable plastic and aluminum bottles during Phillies home games.

We are participating as Philly Art Schools – so there will be people from Moore, University of the Arts, Tyler, and PAFA all working together!

As a volunteer, you will receive the following:

  • Our group recognized pre-game as our volunteers for the game
  • Free parking (up to 10 passes)
  • Meal ticket
  • View of the game while collecting recyclables
  • Option to stay for the remainder of the game after the 7th inning

We need at least 30 volunteers in order to participate. If you are interested, you must be able to commit to help collect recyclable plastic and aluminum bottles through the 7th inning of the game. You will need to be at Citizens Bank Park by 6:30pm on Thursday 4/19.

Please email me – emjohnson@moore.edu – by Monday April 9th at 5pm with your name and phone number if you would like to be put on the list. If your name is not on the list you will not be permitted into the ballpark. I will send detailed information to those who sign up the week before the game. You may also bring up to three guests (I just need their names and phone numbers as well)!

Let me know if you have any questions and I hope you will join us as we support the home team and help make the world a cleaner place!

Women TechConnect–RESCHEDULED

Why should you go?

  • Do you love your major but are not sure what you can do when you graduate?
  • Have you always been a little interested in what careers in technology are all about?
  • Are you thinking you might like to add either a minor in technology or better yet a certificate  – which is only 3 courses!!!
  • Are you looking for an opportunity to learn how to network in a safe, welcoming, on-campus environment?  Remember it is often who you know not what you know.

If any or all of these things interest you–you should come to the Women Tech Connect.

We are inviting all female students  – regardless of major to come and meet over 20 professional women who are in a variety of technical fields.  Many of these women did not get a degree in technology but are now working in technology.

Come meet with them and other students to learn how you can take your major and use it in the Tech field – one of the fastest growing job markets today.

DUE to inclement weather, this event has been rescheduled to Tuesday, March 27, 6-7:30 pm, SERC Mezzanine


AIAS Photo 50/50

Submit a photo (or 5 or 10 or 20) and enter for a chance to win half the night’s profits!

Participate in 3 easy steps:

  1. You will first have to purchase a “first photo” submission ($5) and as many “supplementary photo” submissions ($1 per) as you want on squareup.com/market/tuaias
  2. Next step is to email any submissions to tu.aiaschapter@gmail.com by March 25th.
  3. Go to the reception, vote, and have a good time! It will be on March 27th all day

RSVP here!

Call for nominations: Diamond Award!


The Diamond Award is the highest recognition by Student Affairs given to a Temple University undergraduate student.  This recognition is based on a holistic evaluation of the student’s accomplishments and is reserved for those who have demonstrated superior leadership, academic achievement, service to the University, and impact on a community (local, regional, or global).  Through their leadership, it is clear that they are especially deserving of this unique honor.  Award recipients are recognized at the Annual Diamond Award Ceremony. Please encourage students who meet the following criteria to apply or feel free to nominate a student you feel is an outstanding member of the Temple community:

  • Applicants must be classified as junior (60-89 credit hours) or senior (90+ credit hours) status.
  • Applicants must have been enrolled at Temple for at least one academic year.
  • Applicants graduating during the term of application must be enrolled for at least the number of hours required for graduation.
  • Applicants must be free of University disciplinary sanctions.
  • Undergraduate applicants must have a minimum cumulative 3.00 GPA.

To learn more about nominations and applications, please visit:

Please direct any questions about the process to Dr. Michelle Martin at mi.martin@temple.edu.

Diamond Award Applications are due by Friday, March 23, 2018.

The Diamond Award Ceremony will be held Wednesday, May 2, 2018.

Lavender Graduation Nomination

Accepting Nominations Through April 13th

Lavender Graduation is an annual commencement ceremony honoring the achievements and contributions of graduating LGBTQIA+ students. The event provides an opportunity for us to come together to honor those among us who have worked to make Temple University a better, more inclusive place.

Please nominate a graduating student by the approaching deadline, April 13th, 2018. We welcome graduating students to nominate themselves, as many students might not receive a nomination from a peer or faculty/staff member, but may be doing work toward LGBTQIA+ inclusion at Temple University and in the larger Philadelphia community.

The ceremony is open to undergraduate, graduate and professional students and will take place on Tuesday, May 1st, 2:00-4:00PM in The Underground at the Howard Gittis Student Center.

Once nominations are submitted, we will contact students and confirm their willingness to be recognized at the ceremony.

As well, if you wish to join us in celebrating the students being recognized, please use this link to RSVP for the ceremony: https://goo.gl/forms/rc6M98V118ncK9RU2


Creative Arts, Research & Scholarship (CARAS) Program Grants

The Temple University Office of the Provost and the Deans of Temple University’s Schools and Colleges are pleased to provide a funding opportunity to encourage and support undergraduate students engaged in scholarly, creative, and research projects that contribute to advancing their field of study.

The Creative Arts, Research And Scholarship (CARAS) Program makes two types of grants:  Research/Creative Project Grants and Travel Grants.  Research/Creative Project Grants provide undergraduate students grants of up to $4,000 in support of scholarly, research or creative arts projects undertaken with the supervision of a Temple faculty mentor.  Travel Grants provide funding support for undergraduate travel to conferences to present original research or creative work.  The maximum Project Grant award is $4,000; maximum Travel Grant award is $1,000. Requests may be modified based on an assessment of the budget proposal and/or the availability of resources.

Research/Creative Project Grant applications submitted in the fall should be for projects to be undertaken during winter break and/or spring semester; those submitted in the spring should be for projects to be undertaken during summer break and/or fall semester. Maximum Project Grant is $4,000. Successful applications will provide a clearly focused project addressing a significant issue, concern, or aspect in the student’s field of study, include a detailed budget proposal, and be endorsed by a full-time Temple faculty mentor and the Designated CARAS Project Reviewer of the student’s school or college.

Special Call for Project Proposals: The Environment and Sustainability
Temple University’s Office of Sustainability is pleased to provide additional CARAS funding to support projects related to any aspect of the ENVIRONMENT and SUSTAINABILITY.  Students interested in undertaking such projects are especially encouraged to submit a project application.  Research/creative projects from any disciplinary perspective are welcomed.

Eligibility for CARAS Project Grants: Current full-time undergraduates from all schools/colleges are eligible to apply.  Applicants must return to Temple for at least one full-time semester after project completion. Complete applications must first be presented to the student’s Dean’s Office for review. Only applications endorsed by the designated CARAS Project Grant Reviewer in the student’s school/college Dean’s office will be eligible for funding.

Academic Year Deadlines (for submission to your Dean’s Office):

  • October 15* for projects during Winter Break and Spring
  • March 15* for projects during Summer and Fall

*when deadline falls on weekend or holiday, submission due next business day

Travel Grant applications to present a research/creative project at a conference are accepted on a rolling basis; please submit at least four (4) weeks before the scheduled travel.  Maximum Travel Grant is $1,000, including group travel as co-authors/presenters.  Travel arrangements are subject to Temple’s travel policy and procedures.

Eligibility: Current full-time undergraduates at the time of application and travel are eligible to apply. Travel to a conference is supported only when the student is presenting.  Applications for Travel Grants can be submitted without notification of acceptance to present, but grant decisions will not be made until notification of acceptance to present has been provided.

How to Apply:  Please use the application form linked below to apply for Travel Grants.  Complete applications must first be presented to the student’s Dean’s Office for review. Only applications endorsed by the Designated CARAS Travel Grant Reviewer in the student’s home school/college Dean’s office will be eligible for funding. Applications submitted retroactively will not be considered.  Applicants are typically notified within ten (10) business days.

Travel Grant Application and Guidelines (PDF)

Designated School/College CARAS Travel Grant Reviewers (PDF)

CARAS grants are competitive and limited to approximately 50 awards per year (20 Project Grants and 30 Travel Grants).

One half of the CARAS grant is provided by the Office of the Provost and a matching half is provided by the student’s School or College. The program is administered by the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies.

If you have questions, please contact:

Emily Moerer
Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies
500 Conwell Hall