May 8, 2014 |
WHEN TEMPLE University president Neil Theobald assesses the challenges facing the university, he can consult with senior administrators, faculty, trustees and a cadre of donors and alumni. But the university's 10th president, whose tenure began in January 2013, also has other valuable resources: 22 freshmen in his "Organizational Change at Temple University" course, which wrapped up Monday. The yearlong course examines challenges facing the school and asks students to identify and address other obstacles, such as campus safety, student health needs, dining services and financial literacy.
March 22, 2005 |
According to Temple president David Adamany, John Chaney will remain the school's basketball coach next season. Adamany said just that in a telephone interview yesterday, stating: "He will be coaching Temple basketball next season. " Adamany said that he expected there would be a discussion with Chaney about "whether he wishes to go on coaching beyond next year," but that discussion will be held in the fall, a time when the contracts of all of Temple's coaches are regularly reviewed.
November 9, 1988 |
Peter Liacouras, president of Temple University, yesterday hailed Bill and Camille Cosby's $20 million gift to Spelman College in Atlanta as "an absolutely wonderful event. " Cosby is a Temple graduate and serves on the university's board of trustees. In 1986, Bell of Pennsylvania and General Foods Corp. each gave Temple $50,000 in scholarship funds in the Cosbys' name. Cosby is a Conwell Fellow at Temple, which means he has personally donated in excess of $10,000 to the school.
June 25, 2000 |
A Philadelphia sports era is ending. Temple president Peter Liacouras, who will officially retire on Friday, put more emphasis on sports than any other modern college president in this region. He began his 18-year reign by saying he expected Temple's football team to get to the Sugar Bowl. The jokes still haven't stopped about that one. Liacouras hired John Chaney, now a Philadelphia icon, to be Temple's basketball coach, fought to build the school's new basketball arena, and had a sports-loving former Temple trackman and freshman football player named Bill Cosby buy out the contracts of a couple of Owls football coaches.
March 23, 2013 |
With Temple to play Indiana Sunday in the NCAA tournament, Neil D. Theobald didn't pause Friday when asked where his loyalties lie. "There is no doubt on that one," the Temple president said from Dayton, Ohio, where he watched the Owls beat North Carolina State. "I'm all in for the Owls. " That's not surprising for a Temple president, except that this one used to be an Indiana Hoosier as recently as December. Theobald became Temple's president in January after working for 20 years in Indiana, most recently as the school's senior vice president and chief financial officer.
November 4, 1999 |
Reuben "Ruby" Greenberg, 83, a longtime Burlington County dairy farmer, died Sunday at Cooper Hospital-University Medical Center, Camden, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident Sept. 5. Mr. Greenberg was born in Williamstown and raised in Mount Holly. A second-generation farmer, he got his start in the business after school, when he would work on the family's Vincentown dairy farm. In 1948, he purchased his own farm in Columbus, where he continued to farm until becoming ill in 1995.
July 3, 2010 |
The president and chief executive of Temple University Health System will step down, he said Friday. Edmond F. Notebaert's announcement comes barely two months after Temple settled a long, acrimonious, and expensive labor dispute with 1,500 of its nurses and allied health professionals. While Notebaert, 66, who will also leave his post as senior executive vice president of health sciences at Temple University, counts the dispute as the most disappointing aspect of his tenure, he said that no one was forcing him from the job. "I love Temple," he said.
September 26, 2007 |
Almost 30 years of Eyewitness News is coming to Temple. CBS3 will donate its vast archive of more than 20,000 videotapes to the university's Paley Library, CBS3 president Michael Colleran and Temple president Ann Weaver Hart are to announce today in a joint news conference. The tapes date from 1977 to 2004 and feature coverage of such seminal Philadelphia moments as the MOVE bombing in 1985; the Phillies winning the World Series in 1980; and the visit of Pope John Paul II in 1979.
September 24, 1999 |
It's not quite "Temple University-New Jersey," but Camden County College yesterday moved toward easing the path for students who transfer from the two-year community college to Temple. Officials from the two schools signed an agreement ensuring that the Camden County College associate's degree curriculum will satisfy nearly all of Temple's core curriculum, meaning students there who transfer to the Philadelphia university will not have to worry about retaking introductory classes.
November 11, 1986 |
Romas Viesulas, professor of printmaking at Temple University and an internationally recognized designer and printmaker, died Thursday in Rome of heart failure. He was 68 and formerly lived in Glenside, Montgomery County. Viesulas, a professor at the Tyler School of Art of Temple University, started the printmaking program there and was chairman of the department for 20 years. He had been teaching at Temple's Rome campus since July 1985. A member of the Temple faculty since 1960, he was honored last year when his design was selected by the Vatican for a stamp commemorating the fifth centenary of the death of St. Casimir, patron saint of Viesulas' native Lithuania.