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OnLine Learning Program celebrates 10 years

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Last week, psychology professor Donald Hantula (at right) was one of 70 Temple faculty members to receive a computer camera and headset, donated by Logitech to the distance learning department.

During the April 4 Breakfast with the Deans in the Student Center Underground, the cameras and headsets were distributed by OnLine Learning Program director Dominique Monolescu Kliger (far left) to faculty members who are currently teaching online courses.

Later that day, technology and management expert John Seely Brown shared his views on “Leading and Learning in the 21st Century” with faculty, staff and students.

Brown, currently a visiting scholar at the University of South Carolina and former chief scientist for Xerox Corp. and director of Xerox’s Palo Alto Research Center, has written numerous books on organizational structures and worker behaviors.

The April 4 events were part of the OnLine Learning Program’s 10th anniversary celebration.
Since its creation in 1995, Temple’s OnLine Learning Program has grown to offer 100 course titles per year from across the University.

The program enables students to take courses via computer (e-mail, listservs and the Web), voice- and videoconference, or a combination of the two. For more information, visit
www.temple.edu/distanceandsummer.

Boyer students jam with jazz greats

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Photo by Ryan S. Brandenberg/University Photography

Jazz performance major in the Boyer College of Music and Dance Matt Scarano (left), along with fellow performance majors Brandon May (piano) and Leon Boykins (bass), got the rare opportunity to play with a living jazz legend last week, in a master class with Joe Wilder.

Wilder and Clark Terry were on campus prior to their gig with the Temple Jazz Band at the Kimmel Center on April 8.

The legendary jazz trumpeters worked with Temple students on stage and answered questions from packed audiences during their master classes on Friday and Saturday mornings.

Sunny and clear at TECH Center

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Photo by Joseph V. Labolito/University Photography

Students up early checking their e-mail and studying got to see Fox 29’s Sue Serio broadcast the weather every nine minutes form the TECH Center last Thursday morning.

The “Good Day” program ran live from the center from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m., showing the hum of activity common to the TECH Center since its opening in January.

‘Hamlet’ playing at Randall Theater

Photo by Joseph V. Labolito/University Photography

With Corey Sorenson (right) as the tortured Danish prince, Luigi Sottile and Elena Bossler play Laertes and Ophelia in the Temple Theaters chamber production of Shakespeare’s masterwork Hamlet.

Performed in an abstract, minimal stage setting with an ensemble cast, Hamlet runs through April 22 in Randall Theater.

Single tickets: $13 senior citizens, students and Temple employees; $18 all others. Temple students free with TUid, as well as a current confirmation card w/GAF codes. Tickets are available at the Liacouras Center box office (cash sales only), online at www.liacourascenter.com, or by telephone at 1-888-OWLS-TIX. For more information, visit www.temple.edu/theater.

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