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  • Donations
  • Professional Development & Employment Opportunities
  • Events

Temple Operation Smile Needs Your Help!

Temple Operation Smile is hosting a toy and arts and crafts donation drive. Our organization raises funds for Operation Smile, a non-profit organization that performs cleft palate surgeries on children in third world countries. The toys and supplies will given to the children who are recovering after surgeries. Any donations will be greatly appreciated!

Approved donation items and drop off locations can be found in the link below:


Drive Ends December 16th

Also don’t forget that Operation Smile GBM, SAC 200A Wednesday December 3rd, 5:00 pm! Come ready with your best ugly Christmas sweater for the contest.

Professional Development & Employment Opportunities

Wish Everyone Could Read? Here's an opportunity for you

Volunteers Needed for Tree House Books' Winter Cycle Programs!

Tree House Books is a community of reader, writer, thinkers. We offer book-based programming and a giving library for families who live in North Philadelphia. We are located at 1430 W. Susquehanna Avenue.


Tree House Books’ Giving Library
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays. Commitment: preferably 6-12 hours/week]
Work in our volunteer-staffed giving library by organizing, inventorying, and packaging book donations. Be a part of thousands of books going out into our surrounding neighborhoods.

Book Camps, Winter or Spring Cycle
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays 2:30-­6:30pm. Commitment: 1 or 2 days/week]
Be a part of the intergenerational learning that happens during our 5-week exploration of a Life with Books.

Tree House Sprouts, Winter or Spring Cycle
Mondays and Wednesdays, 2:30­-6:30pm. Commitment: 1 day/week]
Support young people ages 4-6 as they begin to make meaning of text and become familiar with new books.


  • Complete a Volunteer Application.
  • Attend either of these Group Interview Sessions:
  • Attend a MANDATORY Training Session & Professional Development
    • Upcoming Session: Saturday, December 12th, 2015 9:30am-3:00pm

Peer Academic Coaches Wanted!

Are you an academically successful student who wants to help others grow and learn how to be better students? At the Center for Learning and Student Success (CLASS), we are looking for students just like you! The Peer Academic Coaching program is seeking qualified applicants for Peer Academic Coach (PAC) positions this spring. Go to our website to learn more about the program and what PACs do:http://www.temple.edu/class/coaching/. If you like what you read, learn more about the job and the application procedures at www.temple.edu/class/student-jobs/.


The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is looking for some assistance in filming some promo videos for one of the major events: THE BIG CLIMB.

If you're interested, please contact Emily Fiore of LLS at emily.fiore@lls.org.


Merit Scholar Stipend Info Session- TODAY 4 PM

TODAY- Tuttleman 103

Have a Merit Scholarship Stipend and no idea how to use it?

The first step is to learn a bit more about the stipend itself: what they are intended for, how you can apply to use yours, when you need to submit an application and to whom. If you've never attended an information session about your merit scholarship stipend, now's the time to do so! You can come to either of the sessions listed below. No need to RSVP - just show up!

Climate Change/Estuary Info Session- W/Coffee and Rod Coover

Wednesday, 12/2 @ 4PM
Honors Lounge

Professor Roderick Coover (Film and Media Arts) is leading a multimedia research project about the impacts of climate change on Philadelphia and the Delaware River Estuary this spring and summer. The work includes interactive mapping, environmental research, geography, history and design.

He will be accepting applications from honors students for both spring and summer to work with him either through course registration as "independent studies" or as non-credit interns. Honors applicants may also be considered for summer fellowships if eligible. Desired skills and experience may include:

  • Environmental studies (esp sea-level rise, industrial pollution, marshlands)
  • Mapping technologies and cultural geography
  • Geo-locative technologies and mobile media
  • Climate change studies
  • Regional and industrial history
  • Oral history
  • Local biology for marshlands and estuary shorelines habitation
  • Photography, Field Audio Recording
  • Digital design including HTML5 skills and/or Drupal skills