News and Announcements

Students work in the Ambler Campus Greenhouse preparing plants for the 2019 Philadelphia Flower Show

Temple’s 2019 Philadelphia Flower Show exhibit, Hip Haven: Hangin’ Loose at a Home Refuge, is a tale of two environments — the reflective, hard surfaces of The Machine and the colorful, free-flowing refuge found in The Haven.

Learning about Natural Science

Temple University Ambler’s Freshman Year Experience is expanding to provide more opportunities for students making the transition from high school to college. Beginning in fall 2019, Natural Science — a perfect entry point for almost any science or computer science major — and General Science with Teaching will be among the dozens of majors students may select when beginning their Temple experience at the Ambler Campus.

Brooke Harkins: Developing Important Connections for Temple Ambler

Temple Owl Brooke Harkins didn’t have to go far to get far. She found her calling right at her alma mater. A newly minted alumnus who graduated in May 2018 with a degree in Communication Studies, Harkins has been appointed Development Associate at Temple University Ambler. In her new role, she will provide essential support for the Ambler Campus Office of Development and Alumni Affairs, the Ambler Arboretum of Temple University and the Ambler Campus Office of the Executive Director.

Dr. Kimberly Cooney, Manager of Student Success and Retention at Temple University Ambler

It wasn’t so very long ago that Dr. Kimberly Cooney was in the same position as the students she is dedicated to guiding in her new role as Manager of Student Success and Retention at Temple University Ambler. “I had to answer the same questions when I was an undergraduate at Temple. What is the right major for me? What profession? How do I achieve my goals,” said Cooney, who graduated with a degree in Psychology from Temple in 2006. “Each student has different needs, particularly when they are starting out; it can be a very complicated process. My goal is to help them determine how they got here and where they want to go.” As Manager of Student Success and Retention, a new position at the Ambler Campus, Cooney will work with the Office of Academic and Student Services to provide direct student services to all current and prospective transfer students at Temple Ambler from initial recruitment through graduation.

Dr. Randy Rosenberg explores The Musical Brain at Temple University Ambler

On Thursday, March 21, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Dr. Rosenberg will present The Musical Brain: Neurological Curiosities of Music, Musicians and the Rest of Us. He will bring his expertise in neurology and 50 years of musical performance to a conversation about who the brain decodes, interprets and, at times, corrupts the appreciation of music, melody and rhythms.

Michelle Lapp: Helping Our Gardens Grow

As the Ambler Arboretum’s new Horticulture Technician, Michelle Lapp performs a wide range of general garden maintenance and works with interns, volunteers and student workers on projects and gardening activities focusing on the gardens of Ambler Arboretum.

Dr. Chantel White, archaeobotanist at the Penn Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology.

On Wednesday, March 27, Dr. Chantel White will present “Plants with a Past: Botanical Archeology,” for the Ambler Arboretum of Temple University’s 2nd Annual Celebration of Women in Horticulture. Registration will begin at 6:30 p.m. with the lecture beginning at 7 p.m. in the Ambler Campus Learning Center Auditorium.

Temple University Ambler designated “Tree Campus USA” by Arbor Day Foundation

With a continued commitment to determining new and better ways to care for the campus’ tree collection, Temple University Ambler, home to the Ambler Arboretum of Temple University, has been awarded a “Tree Campus USA” designation by the Arbor Day Foundation in 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017. The Arbor Day Foundation recently announced the campus has also received the recognition for 2018.

EarthFest 2019 Takes Visitors on an Aquaponics Adventure

At EarthFest 2019 on Friday, April 26, visitors will be taken on an “Aquaponics Adventure” thanks to a collaboration between six organizations and schools, including the Temple University Ambler Aquaponics lab, to share a diversity of projects and activities being undertaken throughout the region.

Civil Engineering Students work to complete a 23-foot-long steel bridge.

Civil Engineering students have been involved several hands-on projects at Temple Ambler, which resulted in the creation of a concrete canoe and a 23-foot-long steel bridge.