Hai-Lung Dai, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, directs Temple’s orchestra and chamber singers in Hallelujah from Handle’s Messiah during a holiday concert.
I got to hang out with SMC’s new dean, David Boardman. He came to Temple after being the executive editor at The Seattle Times. On Tuesday he met with students to discuss what they like about SMC and what they would like to see changed.
Charlene and Chris were married last Sunday. Full post here.
Did an engagement shoot for these lovely folks last Sunday. Full post here: abireimoldwedding.blogspot.com
Philadelphia Wedding Chapel on Friday night
I went with Temple News columnist Toby Forstater to Bridgid’s, a bar in Fairmount, which offers the “Sit down, shut up and eat” meal from 11-12 each week night where customers pay $5 for a snack of the chef’s choosing. Here’s Toby with some awesome banana bread.
Since the growing season at Rushton Farm has ended, Matt is starting an enterprise growing sunflower shoots indoors. Torben, a contractor who restores historic houses in Philadelphia, is letting Matt grow in his West Kensington garage. This morning Torben handed off the key to the place and talked over the details with Matt. Torben decided to support Matt’s endeavor because of how he was helped by others when getting his own business off the ground. “Whenever I would go to try to pay these people back, they would say, ‘Don’t pay me, pay it forward.’ So that’s what I’m trying to do.”
Kristen Sylvester, a certified yoga instructor, chooses to bring the practice to those who do not normally have access to it. She believes that all people deserve the oppertunity to learn and has been teaching classes to young folks at Families Forward Philly, a homeless shelter in West Philadelphia, for a year. Kristen is planning on taking yoga on the road in March when she will bike for 45 days to cities along the East Coast from Philadelphia to Miami providing yoga workshops to underserved communities. After class tonight, Kristen went straight to practice with her band Spirit and Dust.
Margaret and Charles were married at The Philadelphia Wedding Chapel yesterday.
Temple Men’s basketball lost by six points to Kent State tonight at the Liacouras Center.
Hung out with the classy Chelsea Reed and the Fair Weather Five today
Some portraits of some student honorees at Temple University College of Science and Technology Distinguished Faculty and Student Awards banquet.
Ali Vreeland, a junior theater major, practices having her partner disarm her during her Swordplay for the Actor class.
Dueling partners John Diferdinando and Matt Zarley are junior theater majors at Temple University. The two face off in front of the class after practicing their routine.
Some details from Rushton Farm taken on Friday