Temple Honors Veterans During Military Pride Month 2014
Temple's Office of Veteran Affairs has designated November as Military Pride Month, an opportunity for the university community to honor veteran students, faculty and staff who have served or are serving in the U.S. armed forces. As part of the month-long recognition, Temple will host Military Appreciation Day on Tuesday, Nov. 11th Ceremonies will take place at 11 a.m. in the Dining Hall at Temple Ambler and in Rock Hall Auditorium on Main Campus. The ceremonies will include the singing of the National Anthem and a color guard representing all branches of military service. There will also be a wreath-laying service commemorating those who lost their lives in the line of duty. The November programs are an extension of Temple’s commitment to active military and veteran students. Over the past several years, the university has established a robust infrastructure to help them achieve their educational goals and address issues that affect their lives.
Temple helps to ease the transition from military life to campus life by voluntarily participating in the Yellow Ribbon Program, which allows veterans who are fully eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill to apply for additional educational benefits such as tuition support and stipends for housing and books.
In addition, the university’s Veterans Task Force Committee plans and implements educational and social programs for Temple veterans. The Office of the Registrar has streamlined the application process to ease veterans’ transition to college, and the Office of Veteran Affairs hosts online information sessions for military personnel who are still in active duty but are considering higher education.
The university’s Disability Resources and Services office assists veterans with physical or mental disabilities and student-veterans have access to the Temple Veterans Association (TVA), a student organization run by student-veterans that hosts guest speakers and organizes career fairs, employer panels and networking and social events.
Temple has been nationally recognized for its support of veteran students, faculty and staff. For the fifth consecutive year, the university was named to G.I Jobs Magazine's Military Friendly Schools list recognizing the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that offer the most support to America’s military servicemembers and veterans and is No.24 on U.S. News & World Report's list of Best Colleges for Veterans. The list is compiled through extensive research and a data-driven survey of more than 12,000 schools nationwide approved by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
TEMPLE MADE VETERANS ROCK!!
Additional Military Pride Month Events
September 6 -Navy vs. Temple Owls- 1:00pm- Temple Owls will take on Navy during the Owls home opener on Saturday, September 6, at 1:00pm. at Lincoln Financial Field. Go Temple Owls!
October 4 - The GIs of Comedy Show hosted by Temple Veteran Affairs and Temple Veterans Association (TVA)- Come enjoy a special evening of laughs with The GIs of Comedy on Saturday, October 4 from 6:00pm - 9:00pm. Temple University Main Campus, Owl Cove, Mitten Hall, Broad & Berks Street, Philadelphia, Pa. These Veterans are still serving our country one joke at a time. All of the proceeds from the ticket sales will be donated to these Veteran (Comedian) Entrepreneurs! Show your support and enjoy a laugh at the same time! Greater Philadelphia Veterans Network will host a networking/cocktail reception event prior to the performance. Stay tune for registration information.
October 11- Tulsa vs. Temple Owls -Alumni and Homecoming Weekend/Veterans Tailgate Party (Lincoln Financial Field)- Tailgate Party (10:00am - 12:00noon)-
November Military Appreciation Month (University-Wide Events) www.temple.edu/veterans
Important Information for the Temple Newly Admitted Students
Important New Changes to the Certification Process
The Office of the University Registrar has implemented a new electronic process that will notify the Certifying Official of your GI Bill Benefits. You will no longer need to submit a veteran roster card or notification of change to your enrollment (add/drop). However, you will need to have a certificate of eligibility on file, and check "yes" on your veterans declaration page in your TUPortal account. To obtain a copy of your certificate of eligibility you must contact the VA at http://www.gibill.va.gov/, click on "Submit a Question" or call 1-888-GI-Bill1.
Processing benefits will begin for registered students after tuition is posted to your account from the Bursars Office (see www.temple.edu/bursar or call 215.204.7269 for more information on tuition amounts and due dates). If you need more information call Lori Thompson, Temple Veterans Certifying Official at 215.204.7378.
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