SMC Aspiring Scholars Reception 2014

On Tuesday, April 1, 2014, SMC hosted a reception for undergraduate student scholars, celebrating their individual and collective accomplishments. SMC Aspiring Scholars are students recognized for their scholastic achievement through university-wide or SMC admissions scholarships, Lew Klein Excellence in the Media Scholarship, Philadelphia Club of Advertising Women Endowed Scholarship, Martha Menei Endowed Scholarship Fund, SMC General Scholarships, majors of distinction, and membership in Kappa Tau Alpha or Lambda Pi Eta.

Scholars shared an evening of food and conversation with their peers as well as SMC faculty and administration; Dean David Boardman, Lew and Janet Klein, and others were in attendance for last night’s festivities.

Apply for scholarships! You, too, could be recognized as an Aspiring Scholar!

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SMC’s Doing Priority Registration A Little Differently!

For the Summer and Fall 2014 Priority Registration period, SMC Student Affairs will be offering 2 options for students:

Option 1: Walk-In Advising

We will offer Walk-In Advising each weekday from April 3-April 16 from 9am until 4pm. However, Walk-In may be cut off earlier depending on the number of students waiting to be seen.

Option 2: Same Day Appointments

We will have a limited number of half-hour appointment slots available each day from April 3-April 16 for students who are unavailable to wait to be seen via Walk-In Advising. Students can schedule these appointments in the SMC Student Affairs Office (Room 9 Annenberg Hall) on a first come, first served basis from 8:30am until 3pm or until all time slots for the day are filled. Students are advised to arrive to our office early to ensure their spot.

Questions? Concerns? Call the SMC Student Affairs Office at 215-204-5273!

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Finals can be a drag…

…but with the Temple Writing Center, they don’t have to be!

Visit the Writing Center if you have questions/concerns about a paper for ANY class! They even have hours on Saturday!

Good luck on finals, Owls!


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Attention Future Study Abroad Students!

Applications are now up for the summer 2014 programs! This includes Dublin, London, South Africa, New York City, and more! Application deadlines are as follows:

London Summer:  March 1, 2014

South Africa Summer:  March 1, 2014

Dublin Summer:  February 1, 2014

International Internship Programs (Barcelona, Hong Kong):  February 1, 2014

New York City Summer:  February 15, 2014



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Education Abroad Fair!

Join Education Abroad this Wednesday, October 23rd for Temple’s annual Study Abroad Fair!


Discover academic, internship, and volunteer opportunities abroad, and learn more about the many study abroad programs available to Temple students.

Representatives from Temple programs and other external study abroad
organizations will be on hand to provide information about opportunities
around the world.

Event Details:
Date: Wednesday, October 23rd
Time: 10:00AM — 2:00PM
Location: Tuttleman Learning Center Lobby

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Withdrawal Deadline – TOMORROW!

This is a reminder that tomorrow, October 22, is the last day to withdraw from a Fall 2013 course.  If you are currently in good academic standing (not on Academic Warning or Probation) and do not have any holds on your account that would prevent making changes to your roster (ex. a financial hold) you can withdraw via Self-Service Banner (SSB) by following these steps.

1.     Click on the Student button.

2.     Click on the Registration button.

3.     Click on the Add or Drop Classes button.

4.     Select Fall 2013.

5.     Click the yellow Submit button.

6.     Under the action column select Withdrawal next to the class you would like to withdraw from.

7.     Click the yellow Submit Changes button.

8.     The status next to the class you withdrew from should now have changed to Withdrawn.

If you are unable to withdraw on your own due to being on Academic Warning, on Academic Probation or have questions about withdrawing before you withdraw, SMC Academic Advisors will be available for Express Advising on Tuesday October 22, 2013 from 9AM to 4:30PM to help you out.

If you have a hold on your account that prevents making registration changes you will need to have the hold removed before either you or a SMC Academic Advisor can process a withdrawal request. You can view any holds you have under the Student Accounts button on SSB.

Please keep in mind that a withdrawal can impact you in several ways, including the following:

-       Students remain financially responsible for all withdrawn courses

-       A withdrawal counts as one attempt; attempts are limited to two per course (possibly a maximum of three, with Temple permission)

-       A withdrawal is recorded on your transcript with the notation of “W

-       International Students: a withdrawal can affect your visa status; please contact your international services advisor prior to withdrawing

-       Student Athletes: a withdrawal can impact your eligibility; please contact your athletic advisor prior to withdrawing

For the full withdrawal policy, visit .

Please note that you should contact your instructor immediately if you have any uncertainty about your current standing in a course. If you have questions about the withdrawal process or how a course withdrawal may impact you, please come in during the Express Advising hours listed above on October 22, 2013.

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Midterms are coming up…

Feeling a little overwhelmed as midterms loom? Check out these quick tips to beat stress and conquer midterms!

  1. Find time for yourself – Studying is important, don’t get us wrong! But you should take some time for yourself. Grab a snack, or destress with a favorite show for awhile to clear your mind so you can get back to studying with a fresh mind!
  2. Time management is key! – Cramming for a midterm the night before is never a good idea. Give yourself some time to prepare. For example, the week before your exams, give yourself an hour or two each day to study your notes. That way, you’re ready for the big test! Giving yourself time to study also gives you the chance to ask your instructor if you have any questions.
  3. Don’t freak out! – Midterms can be stressful, but with the right amount of preparation, you can do it!
  4. Hold a study session with classmates – Finding it hard to concentrate on your own? Having trouble understanding something? Hold a study session! Who will know the material better than other students in the class (besides the professor)
  5. Take care of yourself – Eat right, exercise, and get plenty of sleep. This will help relieve any stress you might be feeling. Remember, it’s proven that students perform at their best when they are well-rested, well-nourished, and prepared!

Good luck with midterms, Owls!


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Career Center Events!

Feeling lost? Unsure of what career you see yourself having?

No problem! The Career Center has tons of events and workshops to help you find your calling. They hold mock interviews to help you prepare, provide resume building services, and much more! Be sure to check out their website, and be on the lookout for all their awesome opportunities.

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Spend a Semester in Washington, DC!

Washington Semester Info Session


Check out Temple’s all new program in Washington, DC! Click the picture for a closer look at how you can study in the nation’s capital! Don’t forget to check out the website for other great opportunities, too.

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SMC Student Org Fair!


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