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December 2014



Tourism and Hospitality Management School hosts semi-formal

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       The School of Tourism and Hospitality Managment will be holding a networking semi-formal event on Dec. 12. The event will feature a professional setting for students, parents, faculty, alumni, sponsers and business professionals to unite to discuss opportunities in the industry.

There will be food, drinks and a DJ. The event will be held from 6-10 p.m. at the Four Seasons Hotel Ballroom in Logan Square.



April 2014



Avitae to Main Campus

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Over the next few weeks, students will begin to see a new brand of energy drinks in dining halls and vending machines around Main Campus.

This new drink, called Avitae, looks and tastes just like water but has added caffeine.

Norm Snyder, a representative for Avitae, said that while the company is not trying to replace any morning cups of coffee, he believes their energy drinks offer a healthy alternative.

“A lot of people load up their coffee with cream and sugar, and they turn a low calorie beverage into an extremely high calorie beverage,” Snyder said. “So instead of having that second or third cup, or fourth cup, go to the ninety milligram, or you could drink the 125. There is something for everyone.”

The drink comes in three different levels of caffeine, a 45 milligram which is equivalent to half of a cup of coffee, a 90 milligram, at a full cup of coffee, and a 125 milligram, which is about a cup and a half. None have calories and are free of carbohydrates.

While Avitae was started in the Midwest, Snyder said the company has begun to move through Philadelphia and is now sold in places like Whole Foods, Wegmans and Walgreens around the city.

“Now with the help of Sodexo, we are now going to go to places like Temple, Villanova, St. Joes and Drexel, and go through the ‘Big Five,’” Snyder said. “And have some fun with it, it’s a brand you can have fun with.”



March 2014



Philadelphia artists honor bicycling

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In honor of the growing community of bicyclists in Philadelphia, the city’s Arts, Culture and Creative Economy Department will be holding an art reception on Wednesday, April 9.

The reception is being held to highlight the work of winners from last summers competition, which was held by the department. The competition challenged artists all over the world to create intricate and creative bike racks.

After the winners were selected, artists from the greater Philadelphia area were also encouraged to submit their own pieces to help represent the bike culture of the city and sustainability.

Two of the artists chosen from Philadelphia include Donnell Powell and Eric Mozes, 2012 graduates of Temple University, whose mixed media sculpture entitled, “Boundaries Therefore We Brake”, will be on display on the second floor of City Hall for the next four months.

The reception on April 9 will take place from 5 – 7 p.m. on the first and second floors, as part of the Art Gallery at City Hall.

Doors will officially open to the public starting at 6 p.m. but guests who arrive early may sign in at the northeast corner of the building, near the office of the Mayor.



February 2014



Tyler professor concludes art display at Tiger Strikes Asteroid gallery

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This weekend marks the end of visual studies and foundations assistant professor Nichola Kinch’s exhibit at the Tiger Strikes Asteroid art gallery.

Her piece, entitled Down the Drain, opened on Feb. 7, as part of her larger body of work, Lithophane Electrotachyscope, but will end this Sunday.

Kinch’s exhibit is also accompanied by a film, which was funded in part by grants from the university.

The piece is centered around an essay written by Matthew Borgen, a professor at Arcadia University. It describes in great detail the environment of Kinch’s bathroom.

Different parts of the exhibit were created to reflect the images he encountered and specifically reflect the movement of water going down the shower drain.

The TSA, located in Suite 2H, at 319A N. 11 St., in the city, is open Saturdays and Sundays from 2-6 p.m., and there is no fee to enter the gallery.



February 2014



Tyler Ph.D. candidates present research

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In preparation for their upcoming research presentations, Tyler students Laura Igoe, Heather Castro and Amy Gillette will present their research in front of the Temple community this Wednesday, Feb. 5.

Igoe, Castro and Gillette, all Art History Ph.D. candidates, are scheduled to give presentations of their research at upcoming conferences across the country, but will give special readings of their papers beginning at 4 p.m. in room B-081 of the Tyler School of Art.

Castro, who will be presenting at the 2014 Far West Popular Culture Association Conference in Las Vegas, NV from Feb. 21-23, will give her discussion entitled “28 Hours Later: Influences of Hoof and Mouth Disease in 28 Days Later.”

Both Gillette, whose paper focuses on the depiction of musical angels in Monastic art, and Igoe, who will discuss her paper on Benjamin Latrobe’s Philadelphia Waterworks, will be speaking at the College Art Association’s Annual Conference in Chicago from Feb. 12-15.

The speeches on Main Campus taking place on Feb. 5 are free and open to the public.



November 2013



Designing for career opportunities

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This Wednesday, Nov. 20 from 5 – 6:30 p.m., members of the Tyler architecture community are invited to partake in “Design Your Future: Creating Value In Your Career.”

The event will take place in the Tyler Architecture Gallery, Room 104. Students in attendance will receive one point toward their AIA learning unit.

This seminar will help architecture students better understand the licensing processes, provide tips for transferring skills into the workplace, update students on changes to the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards programs and explain how to get through the internship process with ease.

It also seeks to education students on the importance of the value of the NCARB certificate.

Speakers will include Jared Zern, professional architect and instructor of architectural technology,and members of both the American Institute of Architects and the NCARB. After the presentation there will be a Q-and-A session.