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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

Math Exam Proctors- $30

The Math Dept is looking for a total of 50 ultra-responsible and mature UNDERGRADUATE student workers to serve as proctors for the Math common exam.

DETAILS: The Math Common Exam is on Thursday, December 10, 2015 from 3:30pm to 5:30pm. You will need to be available from about 2:45pm to 5:45pm in order to pick-up/drop-off the exam section's material assigned to you.

If interested, please complete this. First come, first serve based on the time stamp of your reply. You must be currently working for Temple or have recently worked for Temple (i.e. have filled out your I-9 and W-4 forms and received a check within the past 6 months).

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



TODAY- 3:30PM in Kiva Auditorium

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

Social Archives Gallery Show Reception

Friday, December 4th | 3-5

Honors Lounge Gallery

As the semester comes to a close, join us in the Honors Lounge for art viewing and conversation this Friday. Light bites will be served.

From smartphones to LED billboards, technology is constantly feeding us visual stimulation that is practically unavoidable. Young artists are also being inundated with hundreds of images from art history, contemporary art magazines, and the walls of art school. How do these makers deal with the influx of imagery and parcel out what is important to their own work? How do these decisions play into the development of their self and their work? Social Archives explores these questions by asking students to document the social, political, and physical aspects of the world around them with their own unique vision.