The Fox School of Business has been maintaining an excellent blog titled Alter Hall Blog primarily focusing on construction updates for the new Alter Hall. This week they’re also running a contest to anyone who posts a comment on the best description of a construction term called ‘waler’.
I think the blog and contest are great ideas on reaching the community (students and alumni) and the contest an even better way to continue to attract new visitors to the site.
In case you’re looking for help with the contest, try attending the Contractor School.
Temple University has become an even more attractive place to work at thanks to the new holiday break schedule announced in the Winter Holiday Break memo from Dr. Hart. A very nice way to make my Christmas.
This is by no means official and is merely a test at using SIMILE Timeline. The SIMILE Timeline is a DHTML-based AJAX widget for visualizing time-based events. The live example linked below illustrates the various events that have happened or that relate to the TECH Center. Pan the timeline by dragging it horizontally.
TECH Center Time Line
I just noticed a new website for the Temple University Japan Campus. Did you know that Temple University was the first American university to establish a campus in Japan? Did you also know that the Executive MBA program at the campus was also the first of its kind in Japan and in 2005 was also designated as the first Foreign University, Japan Campus, in Japan by Japan’s Ministry of Education , Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT).
Mike Gibson has just posted a quick primer on Temple’s opening football game at the University of Buffalo. For the longest time since I can remember, I’ve always been a soccer fan. Growing up in Zambia, it was ‘the’ game to watch. In fact, I only started watching football after I moved to Philadelphia. A close friend of mine currently living in Texas started this small ‘Eagles’ vs. ‘Cowboys’ rivalry which slowly helped me get into the sport. However, I’m not the person you want to turn to when it comes to reciting game statistics or rules. I wasn’t standing outside waiting for EA Sports’ Madden NFL 2007 either. Nevertheless, the energy behind the game, especially at a university level is amazing. Reading through some of the pages on 2006 Temple University Football Media Guide, you get a sense for how much has changed or will change in the years to come. I’m not sure if I can post the contents of the first page of the media guide, so I’ll only list 4 items that may amaze you at how much happens at the university level:
– Temple plays in a $512-million stadium with the largest home seating capacity of any MAC program (68,532)
– Temple is a program that leads the MAC with 10 current players in the NFL.
– Temple has a strength and conditioning coach that won the 1998 National Strength Coach of the Year Award.
– Temple has teamed with one of the world’s premier providers of sports apparel. Adidas got a glimpse into the future of Temple football and signed a deal to become the team’s official outfitter. The Owls join UCLA, Tennessee and Notre Dame in the Adidas football family.
If you take a second to read through the media guide you may leave with a new perspective of Temple University Football. As for the games ahead, keep an eye on Mike Gibson’s blog.