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Mosaic Professors Announced

The moment (some of) you've been waiting for: Mosaic Professors are now in the course guide!

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VISUALIZING URGENCY (Tyler School of Art 1911.01, CRN: 28493)

Days/Times: Wednesday; 5:30 to 8:00 PM
Professor: Robert Blackson, Sarah Biemiller

About: Temple Contemporary is the visual art gallery at the Tyler School of Art. Every year we offer a new class in the gallery whose curriculum is responsive to a topic of local relevance and international significance. This year Visualizing Urgency will focus on the question, “How and why do we fix things?” From the designed obsolescence of a DustBuster to apartheid reparations in South Africa, we will be addressing the question of what can be “fixed” from a range of historic, social, and consumer perspectives. A range of speakers will address Visualizing Urgency from their first hand experiences. We will visit various sites throughout the city to see some of the ways artists, designers, historians, repair professionals, and civic leaders are working within the context of our disposable culture to make lasting and meaningful repairs within our fractured society.

About the Professors: Blackson (Director of Temple Contemporary) and Biemiller (Assistant Director of Temple Contemporary) have undertaken a number of projects addressing issues of contemporary social relevance within Philadelphia. Most recently, Temple Contemporary commissioned reForm – a two-year commission embedded within the Fairhill neighborhood of Philadelphia. In 2013, Fairhill Elementary was closed along with 23 other schools by the School District of Philadelphia due to budget cuts. Since then, Temple Contemporary has been working with artists, residents, and former students from the school to re-imagine “public” education. In 2014, Temple Contemporary curated Funeral for a Home – a project rooted in the proud African-American community of Mantua, in West Philly that addressed the issue of deteriorating housing stock with residents living in the neighborhood.

Employment & Professional Development Opportunities

Prizes for doing things you should be doing anyways!

Prize Opportunities Abound For Temple Students! This semester the Career Center is awarding weekly prizes to Temple students who apply for jobs and internships on the OwlNetwork. All you have to do is take a screenshot after you apply and tweet at us, or tag us on Instagram (@templecareers), and you’ll be entered to win a pair of Temple branded smartphone gloves! That’s right, you can land your dream job/internship and win some sweet Temple gear all in one trip to the OwlNetwork. The Career Center is also giving away prizes to attendees of each and every event this semester! By simply attending our professional development events, employer meetups, and Career Fairs your name will be entered into our weekly drawings. Has winning free stuff ever been this easy AND productive?

CST Peer Advisors wanted

The College of Science & Technology (CST) Office of Student Services is currently seeking applicants for our peer advising team. The primary role of peer advisors will be to assist CST students with academic questions. This position will also provide support at academic events such as New Student Orientations, Graduations, and Open Houses. This is a paid position of $10 per hour during a given semester. A GPA of 3.0 and above is preferred. Mandatory paid training is anticipated to be held in August. Completed applications are due by April 8.

Please contact Stephanie Ballard (sballard@temple.edu) if you have any questions about this position via email. Application materials can be located on the CST website.

Fox Business Communication Center Now Hiring!

The Fox Business Communication Center is now accepting applications for tutors to begin training Summer or Fall 2016. Attached are two job postings: one is for regular tutors and one is for tutors who work with culturally and linguistically diverse students.

When you read the ideal qualifications, know that taking BA2196 and passing is required only if are a Business major. If you are not a business major, you aren't required to have taken or passed the class. Ruth asked! See attached descriptions below.


UK & Ireland Graduate Degree Fellowships

Do you have a high GPA and significant leadership experience? Come learn about prestigious awards to earn a graduate degree in the UK or Ireland. These information sessions will focus on the Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell, and Gates awards.

Thursday, March 24, 1-2:00, 201 Tuttleman

Tuesday, April 5, 12-1:00, 209 Tuttleman

Tuesday, April 12, 10-11:00 am, 201 Tuttleman

Tuesday, April 19, 1-2:00, 209 Tuttleman

For questions or more information, please contact Barbara Gorka (barbara.gorka@temple.edu), Director of Fellowships Advising.