Friday, April 24, 2009

Finally Friday

Weather: The first of three gorgeous weekend days. It should be 70 by about 1 pm, and will hang in the mid 50's through the night. Enjoy!

big news this morning, Temple increased tuition by 2.9% for next year, the lowest increase in 13 years. As reported by the BAC and the Temple Times, the board of trustees approved the new rate at a meeting yesterday, and stated the low rate was to help students and families during the recession. University relations member Ray Betzner said that the average increase over the past 10 years was 5.9%.

Raw numbers in-state:
$10,858 to $11,174, out of state: $19,878 to $20,454.

Good stuff from the Temple Times:

Temple University Opera Theater: "Le nozze di Figaro": TODAY, 7:30 p.m., and SUNDAY, 3 p.m. Tomlinson Theater. Sung in Italian with English titles.

I know you all love the opera on a Friday night.

Helen Kwalwasser and Harvey Wedeen tribute concert: SATURDAY, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Rock Hall, auditorium. A tribute concert to honor two of the Boyer College of Music and Dance’s senior professors. Concert will feature performances by former students

Yay arts!!

EarthFest 2009: TODAY, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Temple University Ambler, Bright Hall circle, Commuter Parking Lot field, and the Ambler Learning Center commons. Featuring more than 90 exhibitors, including the Philadelphia Zoo, The Franklin Institute, the Academy of Natural Sciences, the Elmwood Park Zoo, the Insectarium and more."

Spring fling kinda took priority over Earth Day this week. Story of our generation, right? If ya can, check this out.

"Net Night": TODAY, 7-10 p.m. Student Pavilion, courts 1-4. Activities include volleyball, badminton and table tennis. Campus Recreation access required."

As always, go play some net games and watch as the b-ball players glare at you as they are kicked off the courts.

"Treasures of North Philadelphia Open House": SATURDAY, noon-6 p.m. Activities begin in the lobby of the Tyler School of Art. Explore the wealth of art and culture of central North Philadelphia, as over a dozen organizations open their doors to kick off the North Philadelphia Arts and Culture Alliance, an initiative of the Tyler School of Art's Exhibitions and Public Programs Department.

With so much going on in the arts and music scene today, the Tyler kids may take the cake with this one.

Sports at home: Baseball vs. Xavier @ Skip wilson field, 3 pm, Softball vs. Dayton @ Ambler field, 3 pm, women's lacrosse A-10 tourny, Geasey field. Men and women's track @ the Penn Relays. The Owls competed well yesterday, with several athletes making ECAC qualifying times. Whatever that means.

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