Honors Bulletin

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I visited the Temple Rome campus last week and next week, I'll be hosting an info session in the Lounge at 5PM on Wednesday, to tell you why you should too.

If you're at all interested in going abroad to Rome, even the slightest inkling, I'll persuade you.

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MEDIA AND SOCIETY (Advertising 1901.01, CRN: 31151)

Tuesday & Thursday, 2:00 to 3:20 PM
Professor: Dana Saewitz (dsaewitz@temple.edu)

The average adult consumes 15.5 hours of media each day. Media surrounds us in all of our daily activities (including when many of us are sleeping!) In this course we will examine ethical issues and the power and influence of media. We'll study the history of each form of media, but we'll spend most of our time looking at current events to see how they are framed and shaped by media's influence. We'll examine: •the ascendency of digital media and the rapid decline of traditional media •the impact of media on women's body image •children's media and representations of race, gender, and power •media and the political process (this will be quite interesting during the 2016 Presidential election) •the danger of media conglomeration •the future of books, libraries, and universities as well as the future of the TV, radio, music and film industry and much more. This class will be highly interactive and discussion-based. Current events will play a key role in shaping the class discussions. Students will choose their own research topic which they can explore in depth throughout the semester. About the

Professor: I have been teaching at Temple for over 11 years. This is my first time teaching in the Honors Program, and I am really looking forward to interesting and eye-opening class discussions with Honors students. I am very proud to have won the Junior Faculty Teaching Award from the School of Media and Communication in 2011. I am also a member of the Board of Governors of the Philly Ad Club and I am Co-Chair of the Philly Ad Club Students Committee. Prior to coming to Temple, I spent fifteen years working in the advertising business. I earned a Master's Degree at the University of Pennsylvania with a concentration in Media and Society. In my free time, I am a voracious reader and I actively participate in four separate book groups.


TODAY- IT'S Peanut Butter Jelly Time

TOMORROW- March 16, 1-4 PM
Morgan D301

In order to pay it forward to our local community, we will be dedicating March 16 to making PB&J sandwiches for the no-/low-income families in our Philadelphia-Camden area. It's a good opportunity to do good for others while hanging out with your friends and meeting new people! The value in leadership is taking care of others, so please join and serve your community for a day! Stop in at any time! (If you know of any soup kitchens willing to travel to Temple in order to take donations or part of a whole organization that wants to participate, please contact Trina Van at trina.van@temple.edu.)

Gradfest today 3-7 PM

Join us for the inaugural GradFest at Temple University on March 16th from 3-7 p.m. in Mitten Hall! GradFest is your official kick-off to graduation season. The event is open to seniors on track to graduate in May 2016.

At GradFest, you can:

  • Purchase your cap and gown and get a FREE Class of 2016 t-shirt.
  • Get a professional photo taken for your LinkedIn page or your website.
  • Talk with alumni and learn how to stay involved after graduation.
  • Get your photo taken with HOOTER!
  • ...and more!

GradFest makes getting ready for graduation EASY and CONVENIENT, bringing all of your grad and post-grad needs into one event that celebrates not only your academic accomplishments, but your exciting venture into the workforce and your successes in the years to come!


Want to work in the music industry?

Wednesday, March 23rd 5:30-7:30 PM
Mitten Hall Owl Cove

The Career Center is hosting an evententitled “Career Talks: Music Production and Performance” featuring panelists who recruit musical talent professionally, perform internationally, and own their musical studios. Students will get a chance to hear how these amazing professionals have navigated the music industry and then have an opportunity to network with them afterward. The “Career Talks: Music Production and Performance” networking event is surely an event not to miss.

To see the event information and the featured panelists, please see the attached flyer. Although RSVP is not required to attend the event, students can RSVP at the following link to become eligible to win some Temple Career Center SWAG: Career Talks - Music.