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Happy Thor's Day

Thursday's name is derived from Old English & Middle English words meaning Thor's Day, so pick up your hammer and make some lightning.

Bulletin Contents
  • Course of the Day
  • Employment Opportunities
  • Events

Honors Course of the Day


Days/Times: Tuesday & Thursday, 3:30 to 4:50 PM
Professor: Kyle Burke

About: In contemporary political debates, both in the United States and the wider world, the label of extremism generally signifies an ideology that operates on the fringes of mainstream politics. But most historians would argue that what constitutes an extremist position or ideology has changed over time, often quite dramatically. This course will help students make sense of the shifting nature of political extremism in the modern age by examining it not as an abstract and unchanging concept but instead as a product of particular historical circumstances and power relations. To do so, we will focus on a series of political extremisms that shaped US and global history in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries-- ethnic nationalism, white supremacy, fascism, communism, neoliberalism, Islamism, and several others. As we move through that history, we’ll also explore how people have employed violence to realize their political ambitions as well as the resistance that violence provoked. Along the way, we’ll consult historical scholarship and a variety of primary sources including journalism, speeches, memoirs, images, and films. This approach will allow us to not just simply compare and contrast different kinds of extremism but rather to explain where extremist ideas and assumptions came from, how people harnessed them for particular ends, how they changed over time, how they influenced each other, how they helped define mainstream politics, and how they have shaped our present world.

About the Professor: This is my first time teaching in Temple's Honors Program, and I'm very excited to get to know all of you. I received my PhD from Northwestern University in 2015, where I specialized US and global history in post-1945 era. I am currently at work on a book about right-wing mercenaries and paramilitaries in the Cold War. When I am not teaching, I like to play soccer, watch lots of films, and spend time with my partner and our 10-month old baby

Employment Opportunities

Graphic Design Internships

The Graphic Design Intern will lend support to the Chief Executive Officer focusing on layout and design of various internal and external print + digital collateral. The intern will have the opportunity to be directly involved in the day-to-day marketing initiatives for a new start-up in Philadelphia. This is an unpaid internship but a travel and coffee stipend will be offered. Rally is a unique space that combines the resources of a creative agency, the buzz of artisanal cofee and the active ambience of an event space. Open daily, Rally redefines “co-working space” with a casual environment for work and cofee and dedicated tables that can be reserved in advance for meetings, team projects, and co-working. Using connections to creative professionals, Rally staf act as a resource hub, linking customers to a full suite of creative and marketing services

• Communicate and present design concepts for various branded marketing collateral based on an existing brand look and feel
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Well-organized and able to multi-task
• Proficient in all Adobe Creative Suite, especially Illustrator + InDesign
• Illustration and hand-lettering skills a plus, not required
• Social media content ideas a plus, not required
• Must have their own computer with Adobe Suite
• Flexible weekday schedule, four to eight hours per week
• Must be able to start immediately

CONTACT: meredith@heyrally.com Please include resume + Portfolio samples

Resnick Center Academic Mentor Positions Open $$$

The Resnick Academic Support for Student-Athlete Center is looking to hire academic mentors for the fall 2016 semester. The Resnick Center provides academic support to student-athletes in the manner of tutoring, academic mentoring, study hall, academic meetings and monitoring of NCAA academic eligibility. The academic mentor position is an integral part of the center and the academic mentor serves as an extension of the academic advisor. See below for additional position details:

  • Academic Mentors work to ensure that student-athletes utilize the resources necessary to build the skills essential for pursuit of a degree.
  • Academic Mentors serve as role models, study skills instructors, and guides for student-
  • athletes. This position requires constant feedback to students, Learning Enhancement and Academic Development specialists, and academic advisors to monitor student-athlete progress and performance.
  • Academic Mentors should have good interpersonal and communication skills, be able to direct the session and keep the student-athlete on task.
  • Academic Mentors should display strong time management and organizational skills.
  • Academic Mentors do not need to know all of the answers, but should be able to direct student-athletes to the tools and resources necessary to be successful.
  • Academic Mentors should have a minimum cumulative GPA of a 3.2 and be of sophomore standing or higher.

This is a paid position with an hourly rate of $8.50.

Anyone interested in applying should send an e-mail with a resume attached to Tara Evans (tuf32757@temple.edu) by Wednesday, April 20th.


Bring us your bleeding hearts! Comm. Development/Human Rights/Education/ Social Issues Program Info Session

Thursday, April 14th, 5 PM
Honors Lounge

Learn about SEALNet. The Southeast Asian Service Leadership Network, SEALNet, is a non-profit organization founded in Stanford University, dedicated to service leadership and working with Southeast Asian communities around the world.

AND AIESEC. In collaboration with AIESEC Drexel, you have the opportunity to be paired with an outgoing exchange program in Beijing (China), Sao Paolo (Brazil), Calculta (India), Torino (Italy) and many more destinations to work on community development, human rights, children education and social issues with local AIESEC chapters.

Contact Anh Nguyen (tuf88528@temple.edu) for more information.

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Are you planning a career in radio? If so, you don't want to miss the opportunity to meet some of the best professionals in the business atWHIP's Radio Networking Summit Wednesday, April 13, in room 217 AB of Temple's University's Howard Gittis Student Center.

During this one-day event that starts at 9:30 a.m. and wraps up at 3 p.m., you’ll have a chance to connect with professionals who work both on-air and behind the scenes in Philadelphia, the fourth-largest media market in the country. Learn about their careers and how to start yours while having the opportunity to ask questions and make contacts that could impact your future. There is no registration fee, and the event includes breakfast and lunch!

Keynote speaker: John DeBella – 102.9 WMGK

Other panelists include:

· Casey Reed – On-air, Q102

· Cherri Gregg – On-air/reporter, KYW Radio and CBS-3TV

· Jay Sterin – General Manager, Philly Weekly

· Mark Lipsky – President and CEO of the Radio Agency

· Jon Marks – On-air, 97.5 The Fanatic.

· Marc Farzetta – On-air, 94WIP Sports Radio.

· John Vettese – On Air/Editor/social media, WXPN.


How to Not Be a Tourist When You Feel like a Tourist (with pizza)

Friday, April 15, 1 PM
Honors Lounge

Join HPM Gaelen McCartney for a workshop on studying abroad and immersing yourself beyond the classroom. Pizza will be provided, wisdom will be shared.