With Rocky reference, sophomore wins Peanut Chews contest:The first time that Andrew Arbitell heard about the Peanut Chews billboard writing contest was in professor Joe Glennon’s Introduction to Copywriting class.

App helps with advising: Fox School of Business launched the first version of its mobile application to students last February, and in January, an update was released, upgrading features.

Donation to create social justice center: Scheduled to open in the spring of 2013 at the Student Center, the Stephen and Sandra Sheller Social Justice Center will be a place for law students and young alumni to work together with faculty and practicing lawyers and receive training in legal research, advocacy and policy development.

First recipient of LGBTQ scholarship named: When he first learned that he was the recipient of The MarcDavid LGBTQ scholarship, Michael Busza was ecstatic.

Parking garage on east end of Main Campus nears completion: Almost a year after Temple started work on a four-story parking garage on the east end of Main Campus, construction on the project is nearing completion.The garage, located at 11th Street and Montgomery Avenue, is expected to be completed by May, James Creedon, senior vice president for construction, facilities and management, said.

Political expert leads post-election discussion: Three days after Election Day, a teach-in was held in Anderson Hall to discuss the events following the results of the re-election of President Barack Obama.

Design yet to star on library: Construction for a 21st-century library is in the beginning stages with the recent closure of the Student Pavilion, which is scheduled to be demolished in May 2013.

Database and Fox partners: LexisNexis and the Fox School of Business have formed a new partnership in order to support the university’s newly released media index to track and score the presidential, U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives and gubernatorial campaigns throughout the country, across social, broadcast and print media.

Facilities management making due despite cuts:Facilities management recently took the forefront in cost cutting as part of a university-wide elimination of previously vacant positions in order to tighten the institution’s budget.

Paley discontinues laptop loan program: Paley Library has been offering students the opportunity to check out laptops on loan for years, but because of budget cuts and a lack of student interest, the library has ceased the program.

Schools realigned by Board of Trustees: In a move to showcase its fine arts and media programs, the Board of Trustees approved the establishment of the Center for the Arts and the School of Media and Communication this summer, which shifts departments between the schools.

Theobald formally approved as university’s next president: Indiana University administrator Neil Theobald was formally named Temple’s 10th president after the Board of Trustees approved him at a meeting at Sullivan Hall Tuesday afternoon.

Two defendants charged in killing of alumnus granted bail reduction: Bail was reduced yesterday, July 2, for two men charged in the Jan. 14 beating and killing of 2010 Temple alumnus Kevin Kless.

Board approves realignment, acting president, at latest meeting: At the Board of Trustees meeting on Thursday, June 21, the board realigned some schools and formally announced the new acting president, but left university’s budget for fiscal year 2012–13 still undecided.

Wifi4Owls to shut down next month: Computer Services will be shutting down the Wifi4Owls wireless network on July 5, in an effort to improve wireless service and security, according to an email sent out to the university yesterday, June 13.

Shooting on North Gratz Street leaves one man dead: A 23 year-old man is dead after he was shot on the 2200 block of North Gratz Street Wednesday, May 30, according to police

Commencement: Kathryn Knauth: Graduating senior Kathryn Knauth said she did not know what to expect during her first few interviews when applying for a position with Amazon’s A2Z Research and Development group.
The mathematics and computer science major said that it took time to get over her nervousness, but received great advice from the professors and mentors who assisted her at Temple.

Graduates entering the workforce should be proactive: As graduation is quickly approaching for seniors, many are anticipating finding their dream job in an effort to succeed in the ever-changing job market and fluctuating economy.

Preliminary hearing held in Old City beating of alumnus:A preliminary hearing for the beating and killing of Kevin Kless, a 2010 alumnus, was held today, April 4. Kless was killed Jan. 14 after being beaten on the steps of the Second Bank of the United States on Chestnut Street.

University leases business space: Temple’s Office of Research and Business Development leased incubator space at the University City Science Center in West Philadelphia as part of the Science Center’s Port Business Incubator and will serve as a launching point for new businesses and technologies developed by Temple faculty.

New blog explores volunteerism throughout Philadelphia: Lovemyhood.com was created in October 2011 to share the volunteer experiences of friends, David Kwon and Joanne Yoon, throughout Philadelphia at local nonprofit organizations.

Organizations, groups benefit from SwoopText: Aimed at providing a means of communication for student organizations, SwoopTEXT went live on Main Campus in Fall 2011. Since its inception at Temple, student organizations have found success in utilizing the program to connect with members.

Tensions brewing: A student took his concerns to Sodexo, which does not permit students in its union.
In September 2011, management at the TECH Center Starbucks began enforcing a policy prohibiting the tipping of baristas, due to policies put in place by Sodexo, Temple’s food-service provider that licenses the store.…

Fraud calls for new real-estate law: Judy F. Berman explains why a new real-estate law against fraud is necessary and how owners can protect themselves

Community member reflects on history: Christine Whaley, restorative practice program manager of the Honickman Learning Center and Comcast Technology Labs, wants America to remember the contributions of African-Americans during the years, and not the senseless violence and negative stereotypes that are sometimes associated with them.

Ceasefire program introduces modified initiatives: In the first month of the New Year, Philadelphia experienced 25 murders, including that of alumnus Kevin Kless on Jan. 14 in Old City. Philadelphia CeaseFire, based at the medical school’s Center for Bioethics, Urban Health and Policy, seeks to reduce the number of shootings and killings in the 22nd district of North Philadelphia.

Thriving lunch truck to open brick-and-mortar store: U Got Munchies will open a restaurant on Broad Street in the coming weeks. U Got Munchies, a popular food truck that made its way to Main Campus last semester, is slated to open its first restaurant this semester next door to the Owl’s Nest.

High violence rate accompanies new year: In the New Year, the city of Philadelphia experienced 25 murders. Including the death of 2010 alumnus, Kevin Kless, who was beaten to death on the steps of the Second Bank of the United States in the Old City section of Philadelphia on Jan. 14.

Project raises awareness in honor of late Friend: Students raising awareness in honor of the late Roswell Friend.

Warm Hearts offers help, warmth for homeless: Fareeda Mabry, founder of Operation Warm Hearts, recognizes the need to keep Philadelphia’s homeless warm this winter through organizing blanket drives.

Job bill supported by business owner: Local business owner wants Washington to support new job bill.

Store owner relocates to South Philadelphia: After being denied space near Main Campus, former Tristan owner found a location for his 24-hour café.

City’s youth need outlets and discipline: Helen Brown expresses how she feels about the Philadelphia flash mobs and the mayor’s reaction