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Volunteer With Temple Admissions This Weekend November 17, 2011

Posted by Matt Wargo in Haphazard Happenings.
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Undergraduate Admissions at Temple University is hosting their second Open House for Fall 2011.

The event kicks off from 9 a.m. and runs through 3 p.m. this Saturday, November 19th. Volunteers can join us beginning at 7:30 a.m. and stay until lunchtime or work through the conclusion of the program.

If you spare a few hours of  your Saturday morning, you may be assigned to help welcome guests or give directional support throughout main campus.

Yes! There are perks! Volunteers get hooked up with a free t-shirt, lunch, and a 15% coupon to the campus bookstore.

Interested? Email Adrianne Greth at amgreth@temple.edu to sign-up.

P.S. Prospective Owl Ambassadors should HIGHLY consider volunteering for this event.

Forget the ‘Freshman 15,’ More Like ‘Freshman 3,’ Study Says November 3, 2011

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Roll it…The list of  high-calorie foods served up on college campuses everywhere that allegedly contribute to the infamous “Freshman 15.” From beer kegs to fast-food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, college students face a big hurdle when it comes to eating outside the comfort of their own home.

A new study shows that college students might not tip the scales as much as we used to think. The study, conducted by researchers at Ohio State University, says first year students expand their waistlines between 2.5 and 3.5 pounds, not the stereotypical 15 pounds. This gain amounts to a half pound more than young adults not enrolled in college, according to the study.

The study did find one group of students who gained more weight than just by eating fried wings and pizza: heavy drinkers. Even then, the weight gain amouted to less than one pound.

Researchers studied 7,418 participants from 1997 to 2011. The team investigated all aspects of college inlcuding: full-time and part-time students, living on or off campus, and years of study.