Temple University – ranked again as one of the Top 100 Places to Work in IT for the year 2008. This year we came in at number 53. The entire list is available at Computer World.
Yes, I got tickets to the Temple vs. Navy Football Game. Actually I got 4 tickets. I think I spammed most friends who had some connection with Temple but only got 4 people to say they’d come. Either way, students have been able to get free tickets since Wednesday and if you’re a staff member and were thinking of attending the game but didn’t want to spend money on ticket, it looks like they’re giving them away to staff for free as well, or at least they were when I picked up my tickets this afternoon.
As always, if you’re looking for media outlets to get hyped up about the game look to Temple Football Forever.
Amidst all the iPhone news from the past few days I just came across the following news release:
In a continuing effort to provide the best wireless service for local residents in Philadelphia, Verizon Wireless, the leading wireless company with the most reliable voice and data network, has expanded its network with a new cell site on Temple University’s campus. The new site increases coverage and capacity along N. Broad Street to W. Huntingdon and Master Streets, as well as Cecil B. Moore Avenue and North 8th Street.
Unfortunately, as a current
Cingular AT & T subscriber, I’m still experiencing pretty bad coverage. Perhaps it’s time for a new phone.
The Computer Services department at Temple University has been ranked again in the Top 100 places to work in IT. Last year we were placed at number 72 and jumped to number 67 on the list. I forgot to keep track of the number of education institutions on the list last year, but this year in addition to Temple University other education institutions on the list include University of Miami (Ranked Number 2), University of Pennsylvania (Ranked Number 8), Fairfax County Public Schools (Ranked Number 10), Cornell University (Ranked Number 40), Johnson County Community College (Ranked Number 47), Miami Dade College (Ranked Number 65), Creighton University (Ranked Number 95) and Duke University Health System Inc (Ranked Number 100).
In addition to overall ranking, Temple University was also placed in the Top 10 list of Best Places for Diversity.
Students at Temple University Japan have been producing a podcast since March 2006. According to the site, TUJPOD began as a student produced podcast on March 10, 2006. TUJPOD seeks to give students at the Temple University Japan Campus a voice in serving the university community and beyond.