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!

Diamond Research Scholars Program


Application now OPEN. Deadline: February 8, 2019.

The Diamond Research Scholars Program provides Temple undergraduates the opportunity to engage in a focused, mentored research or creative arts project during the summer and fall.  The program requires that students participate in the all-day Undergraduate Research Institute, devote ten weeks during the summer to develop a research project in their area of interest under the direction of their faculty mentor, and complete the project during the fall semester while registered for an independent study/research course.


  • Current full-time undergraduates from all Temple schools and colleges
  • Minimum 3.25 cumulative GPA
  • Rising Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors
  • Full-time undergraduate enrollment at Temple during the fall of the academic year following the summer research experience–preference will be given to applicants also enrolling in the spring
  • Attendance at the required all-day Undergraduate Research Institute May 10, 2019
  • Have identified a full-time Temple faculty member who has agreed to serve as their faculty mentor for the entire length of the program
  • Ability to devote full-time work on the research/creative project during the 10 week summer program (no additional job, internship or summer coursework is permitted)
  • Students with a Merit Scholarship Stipend available may apply but must use stipend for the program

Undergraduate Research Institute Activities

  • Overview of the Diamond Research Scholars program
  • Introduce students to research methods and design
  • Developing the research question
  • Research seminars with experts in the field
  • Work with mentor in establishing a timeline and expectations for the project

General Timeline for Project – Summer/Fall

  • Focus on project for 10 weeks (roughly mid-May to Aug. 1)
  • Preliminary Presentation on project in late July or early August
  • Register for a 1-3 credit independent study/research course during fall semester
  • Fall update meeting
  • Final papers/projects are due to mentors by December.  Revised, polished versions are to be submitted to the Symposium for Undergraduate Research and Creativity.
  • Gather in December with mentors for a celebratory reception


  • Diamond Research Scholars receive a $4000 stipend for the 10 week summer program


Information for faculty mentors can be found here. All applicants should share this information with proposed mentors and recommenders.

How To Apply

The online application is linked below. Applicants will typically be notified of their status by mid-March

Diamond Research Scholars application

Students are expected to present their project at various events both formal and informal throughout the year.  Revised versions of the completed work shall be submitted for the spring semester Symposium for Undergraduate Research and Creativity (formerly TURF-CreWS). Students should strive to publish their research papers, or present their creative works in a public forum.

If you have questions, please email:

Program Contacts:

Emily Moerer
Associate Vice Provost
Undergraduate Studies

Kerry Milch
Assistant Director for Undergraduate Enrichment
Undergraduate Studies

Creative Writing Contest at the Libraries

image of distorted facesTemple University Libraries invites all Temple students, faculty, and staff to participate in a creative writing contest to commemorate the new Charles Library and the launch of our Short Edition story dispenser.

The theme of the contest is transformation, and submissions must be short stories or poems of less than 8,000 characters, spaces included.

You may have already seen the Free Library’s short story dispensers around Philadelphia, and we are excited to debut Temple’s first dispenser in the Student Center this April. We hope you will join us in celebrating short fiction and poetry across campus.

Learn more at

*Cash prizes*

Submissions open: January 14–March 8

Diamond Peer Teachers Program

Fall 2019 application NOW OPEN with an application deadline of March 1.

The Diamond Peer Teachers Program is a competitive program providing upper division undergraduates at Temple the opportunity to experience the challenges and rewards of college-level teaching, to develop their own pedagogical skills by working closely with their faculty mentors, and to provide supplemental instruction in lower-level and GenEd courses.


  • Current full-time undergraduates from all Temple schools and colleges.
  • Ordinarily be a declared a major in the field; however, students interested in being a Peer Teacher in subject areas closely related to their major are also selected.  Students in any major may peer teach in GenEd.
  • Have a cumulative GPA 3.25 at the time of application.
  • Have completed at least two years of college-level study by end of the semester in which they are applying.
  • Have earned at least an A- in the course for which they are applying to be a Peer Teacher.
  • Attendance at the required all-day Peer Teaching Institute held the Friday before the semester begins.
  • Have identified a full-time Temple faculty member who has agreed to serve as their faculty mentor and in whose class they will peer teach.

Peer Teachers may apply to work in any first- or second-year course in their major or in any GenEd course; students in the following disciplines are especially encouraged to apply: Accounting, Biology, Chemistry, CIS, Economics, Mathematics, MIS, Physics, Psychology, Sociology, and Statistics.

Approximately 40 positions will be available per semester, 15 of which are reserved for GenEd courses.

Program Requirements

  • Attend the all-day Peer Teaching Institute held the Friday immediately before the beginning of the semester.
  • Commit 12-15 hours per week during the semester to:
    • Attend the class in which they are a Peer Teacher;
    • Provide regularly scheduled tutoring / class contact for students in the class (one-two hours for every hour of class);
    • Keep two hours of “office hours” per week to meet individually with students;
    • Attend weekly meetings with their Faculty mentor;
    • Attend scheduled meetings with other Peer Teachers.
  • Submit a mid-term self-assessment.
  • Submit a report / self assessment on their experience at the end of the semester.

Stipends and Credit

  • Peer Teachers receive a stipend of $2,250 for approx. 15 weeks (including the pre-semester Peer Teaching Institute).
  • Peer Teachers are also eligible for tuition remission for the one (1) credit hour Peer Teacher Internship (credit that exceeds 18 s.h.).


Information for faculty mentors can be found here. All applicants should share this information with proposed mentors.

How To Apply

Please use the online application linked below to apply. Applicants will typically be notified within 20 business days of the deadline.

Diamond Peer Teacher Application

If you have questions, please email:

Program Contacts:

Emily Moerer
Associate Vice Provost
Undergraduate Studies

Kerry Milch
Assistant Director for Undergraduate Enrichment
Undergraduate Studies

Temple’s Be Your Own Boss Bowl!

Be Your Own Boss Bowl

Temple University
Innovation and Entrepreneurship Institute

Temple University’s Be Your Own Boss Bowl Competition® started in 1997 and is now one of the most lucrative business competitions in the country, with a prize package of more than $200k — with prizes ranging from $5k to $60k!


  • Temple University student, alumni, or faculty/staff
  • Have a business or business idea that is less than two years old as of January 30, 2019
  • Have raised less than $50k in capital funding and had less than $100k in gross sales
  • Have won less than $20k in pitch competitions


Once you register for the competition, you’ll receive important information about how to receive a mentor, sample pitch decks and other resources from past winners, and more information on future BYOBB. Questions?


Livingstone Undergraduate Research Awards

Apply Now!

We are now accepting applications for the 15th annual Livingstone Undergraduate Research Awards. The application deadline for the 2019 Livingstone Awards is Monday, February 18th.

Announcing the Livingstone Undergraduate Research Awards

The Livingstone Undergraduate Research Awards are prizes of up to $1000, awarded for the best research project(s) in each of the following categories:

  • Livingstone Undergraduate Research Award in the Humanities
  • Livingstone Undergraduate Research Award in the Social Sciences
  • Livingstone Undergraduate Research Award in the STEM Disciplines
  • Livingstone Undergraduate Research Award in Creative Works and Media Production
  • Livingstone Undergraduate Research Award in Diversity and Social Justice (sponsored by Gale, part of Cengage Learning)
  • Livingstone Undergraduate Research Award for General Education Courses

Application Deadline: February 18, 2019

We will be accepting applications for the Livingstone Undergraduate Research Awards through February 18th, 2019 at 11:59p.m. Only online applications will be accepted.

Please contact lura@temple.eduwith any questions.


Barnes 24th Annual Graduate Student Symposium

Co-organized by Temple University with Bryn Mawr College and the University of Pennsylvania Free tickets required for keynote lecture and symposium. Reserve online or call 215.278.7200.

All events held in Comcast Auditorium at the Barnes Foundation.

Keynote Lecture

Thursday, March 28, 6:30–8 pm

The Palace of Sans-Souci in Milot, Haiti (c. 1806–1813): The Untold Story of the Potsdam of the Rainforest

Gauvin Alexander Bailey, Professor and Bader Chair in Southern Baroque Art at Queen’s University

One of the least-studied neoclassical buildings in the Western Hemisphere, Haiti’s opulent Sans-Souci palace towers over the agricultural town of Milot. Construction began around 1806, a few years after Haitian independence, under Henry I, the Americas’ first black king. The massive structure, built to demonstrate Haiti’s importance on the world stage, has been the subject of much mythmaking and speculation. Using unpublished archival sources and a 2017 photographic survey, this lecture will examine the circumstances, influences, and builders of this extraordinary monument, showing its central position at the dawn of Caribbean and Latin American independence.


Friday, March 29, 10 am–4:30 pm

This symposium brings together graduate students from nine mid-Atlantic colleges and universities to present current research in the field of art history. Each session includes presentations followed by a moderated discussion.

Session One, 10–11:45 am
Moderated by Gauvin Alexander Bailey, Professor and Bader Chair in Southern Baroque Art, Queen’s University

  • Extending Cultural Capital: Gregory XIII’s Project for the Apostolic Stairs
    Tiffany Lynn Hunt, Temple University
  • Rig Herenn and Christus Rex: The High Cross as Expression of Christian and Irish Kingship
    Caitlin Hutchison, University of Delaware
  • “My eye glances at nothing unless it gives my heart delight”: Physiological Poetics in a Late Medieval Coffret
    Lauren Maceross, Johns Hopkins University
  • Form Is Function in Roman Retrospective Statuary
    Daniel Healey, Princeton University

Lunch break

Session Two, 1:15–2:20 pm
Moderated by Martha Lucy, Deputy Director for Research, Interpretation and Education, Barnes Foundation

  • On Duels and Designs: French and German Modernism at the Deutscher Werkbund Exhibition, Paris 1930
    Alisa Chiles, University of Pennsylvania
  • Reflections for Sale: Making Sense of Eugène Atget’s Bon Marché Photographs, 1926–27
    Keri Mongelluzzo, Penn State University

Coffee break

Session Three, 3–4:30 pm
Moderated by William Perthes, Bernard C. Watson Director of Adult Education, Barnes Foundation

  • The Stranded Spectator of Douglas Gordon’s 5 Year Drive-By
    Taylor Hobson, Bryn Mawr College
  • Alfredo Jaar’s The Geometry of Conscience (2010) in the Context of the Chilean “Memory Boom”
    Florencia San Martín, Rutgers University
  • Earth/Body: Corporeal Connection to the Natural World in Ana Mendieta’s Tree of Life (1976)
    Melanie Nguyen, University of Maryland

Spring Study Abroad Fair!

Join Education Abroad and Overseas campuses for the Spring Study Abroad Fair

Wednesday, January 23, 2019
11:30am to 2:30pm
Tuttleman Lobby

This fair provides the opportunity to learn about Temple’s academic year, semester and summer study abroad programs around the world. You’ll have the chance to talk with returned students, staff, and program faculty. You can also find out about a variety of internships abroad and scholarships available to Temple students.

So, get ready to come with your questions about Temple programs, from our campus programs in RomeJapan, and Spain, to faculty-led summer programs in France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Korea, Northern Ireland, Serbia, and Spain, and External Programs around the world. See you there!

Inclusive Leadership Conference

How Can YOU Be More Inclusive?

Inclusive Leadership Conference
Saturday, February 9  |  9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Howard Gittis Student Activities Center

Join more than 400 college students from all over the region at the annual Inclusive Leadership Conference. This year’s theme is “Random Acts of Inclusion.” There’s always an opportunity to help and include others at school, work, and in your everyday actions. 

The Inclusive Leadership Conference strives to build a better Philadelphia by giving college students from around the region the chance to enhance their leadership knowledge and skills through presentations, workshops, dialogues, and panels on topics related to inclusive leadership and social change. This year’s conference will focus on how one can find, advocate, and teach others to find their voice.

What can you do now with what you have? 

• $10 for Temple University students, faculty, and staff



  • 9:00am – Check-in opens in the Student Center Room 200 Lobby
  • 10:00am – Introduction and Keynote Speaker
  • 11:15am – Workshop Session #1
  • 12:15pm – Lunch
  • 1:00pm – Workshop Session #2
  • 2:00pm – Workshop Session #3
  • 3:00pm – Closing Activity and Award Winners