News and Announcements

SLEPT Cadets Support Cancer Patients During No Shave November

During the month of November, cadets in Temple’s Seasonal Law Enforcement Training Program (SLETP), located at the Ambler Campus, forswore their razors to show support for cancer patients bravely undertaking chemotherapy treatments.

Exploring urban environments at a suburban campus

Dr. Laura Toran is using a controlled site at Temple Ambler to emulate the location of former building structures in urban environments in cooperation with Dr. Jonathan Nyquist and Gina Pope, who is pursuing her doctoral degree in geoscience.

Botanical Drawing with Wet Media

Coming this spring, adult artists of every experience level — including no experience whatsoever — are invited to take inspiration from the 187-acre Ambler Campus as Tyler offers a new, six-class non-credit workshop that takes full advantage of everything the Ambler Arboretum has to offer. Botanical Drawing with Wet Media will be offered on Saturdays, from March 2 through April 13 (no class on March 9) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Students and faculty from Temple's Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture spent months preparing for the 2019 Philadelphia Flower Show.

During the Philadelphia Flower Show, Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture students and faculty invite visitors to “get hip to living more responsibly.” Temple’s exhibit, Hip Haven: Hangin’ Loose at a Home Refuge, recognizes the stark contrast between the forces in the 1960s that were, and continue, to shape the nation. The exhibit has been recognized with a treasure trove of awards at the 2019 Philadelphia Flower Show!

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.

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.