Resources

The Tyler School of Art and the Landscape Architecture & Horticulture Department provide students the resources they need to create and succeed. Students will have access to the latest technology and design media, important connections to the gardens on the Ambler Campus, and opportunities to join student organizations.


Student Organizations
 

Temple University Landscape Architecture and Horticulture Association (LAHA)

This organization, which incorporates a Pennsylvania/Delaware Student Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), holds annual fundraising events, such as plant sales, and sponsors a student-mentoring program. LAHA consists of students actively involved in the Landscape Architecture or Horticulture major concerned about bettering their campus, community, and environment. Meetings are held monthly to discuss current issues, competitions, and plan various activities. Association-sponsored events include fundraisers and community volunteer work. Volunteer service includes watershed cleanups, community planting in conjunction with the local Civic Association, and support of incoming students through programs like the Freshman Trunk and Packet. New student leaders will be elected in Fall 2016.  

Temple University Pi Alpha Xi National Honor Society (PAX)

This organization is a national honor society for students of Floriculture, Landscape, and Ornamental Horticulture. To be admitted to the society, a student must be a junior or senior, have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.75, and have a grade point average of at least 3.0 in all horticulture courses. Pi Alpha Xi annually supports the Spring Plant Sale in conjunction with the Ambler Arboretum of Temple University, an event that dates back to the earliest days of the campus. New student leaders will be elected in Fall 2016.  

Temple University Society for Ecological Restoration Student Association (TU-SER)

The Society for Ecological Restoration is a national organization with a chapter at Temple University Ambler.  Comprised of students in the Master of Landscape Architecture program (MLArch) at Ambler, the organization focuses on promoting sustainability and protecting and preserving natural environments. The Temple University Society for Ecological Restoration Student Association was established in 2012 in Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA.  The Association meets weekly to discuss recent conferences, new developments in the field of ecological restoration, and recent group activities. Recently, the group created a native plant nursery and since organized a student-led record keeping system for the nursery.  Future activities include a speaker series, field trips to local restoration sites and native plant nurseries, and attendance at future SER regional and international conferences.

  • To join the Temple University Ambler Campus, SER Student Association contact Anne Brennan at anne.brennan@temple.edu
     

The International Honor Society of Sigma Lambda Alpha for Temple University

This organization, the Alpha Rho Chapter, is a national honor society for Landscape Architecture students. It is the honor society for landscape architecture majors. To be admitted to the society, a student must be a junior or be in the fifth semester of their program and have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.2. A student who does not qualify in the junior year may be elected in the senior year. Students must be of junior standing to join this organization. 

Temple University Green Council

The Green Council is an eco-friendly coalition of student organizations that meets monthly to discuss sustainability initiatives on campus.  At Green Council meetings, representatives from an array of student organizations come together to share ideas and plan events aimed toward making Temple's campus a better place.  Any organization is welcome to attend Green Council meetings. Green Council began hosting a series of Potlucks with a Purpose, "a delicious monthly discussion with a crew of experts from the Philadelphia area," with each potluck focusing on a different campus related sustainability topic.  Events have featured topics such as composting on campus, Temple's Energy Conservation Campaign, migratory bird collisions, fair trade, student run cooperatives, local food and urban farming, vegetarian and vegan lifestyles, and food justice. Each potluck features guest speakers to jumpstart the conversation followed by an open forum discussion.  These events are casual, free admittance, and open to all.  


Technology
 

Media Output Center 

Located in Tyler building room 202, where you can create archival quality printing up to 64 inches wide. Students are able to print on a variety of materials such as matte, luster, gloss, watercolor, canvas, silk, acetate and cotton. Be amazed at the largest cutting surface on campus and enjoy the use of our large format scanner and self-service print stations. We also have two discounted self-service printing stations for sheet printing. We do not offer cutting or mounting services but we have a very large cutting table available for use. 

Visual Resource Center

Located inTyler building room B10 where trained consultants can help you use our scanners and self-service printers. We also have a large format 42-inch poster scanner for scanning in large drawings. It's a great quiet space to get some of your digital work done and is open to all Tyler students. It has six computer workstations, two with scanners, there is also a black and white and a color printer available, as well as a large format scanner. The VRC also has rental equipment available to Tyler Students and faculty. (Temple University’s Digital Image Database) hosts the Art & Art History Collection of over 40,000 high-quality digital images. These art, art history, and architectural images are provided by the VRC for use in both Temple University classroom instruction and individual student study. Please contact the VRC for the following services. 

Digital Fabrication Studio

Located in Tyler building room B20. Students can feel free to make use of several 3D printers, 3D scanning, vinyl cutting, laser cutting and a ten-needle embroidery machine. Students are also able to borrow equipment from the DFS for projects and exhibitions such as Projectors, DSLR Cameras, Video Cameras, Speakers, DVD Players, Pedestals, Drawing Tablets, and a googols worth of wires, adapters, and extension cords. We have several printers to suit students' different design needs and budgets. Please note that the 3D printers may take several hours per job, to better ensure your job is completed by a certain date please submit files well in advance. 

Temple University Technology Resources

Lynda.com -- Provides free online software training. Free, unlimited access to an online library of high-quality instructional videos on the latest software tools and skills. Over 2,500 courses taught by industry experts for all levels of learners. 24/7 training for current Temple faculty, students and staff. New courses added every week. Access to exercise files to follow along as you learn. Closed captioning and searchable, time-coded transcripts. The option to watch complete courses or individual videos as needed. 

Secure File Transfer -- Is offered through TUsafesend which is a resource that makes it easy to securely send and receive files from within and outside the University.

AccessNet Accounts -- An AccessNet Account is required to log in to the Temple computer networks. Learn more about setting up an AccessNet Account.

Cherry and White Pages -- Temple University’s Cherry and White Pages, an online phone and e-mail directory, helps you locate a student, faculty, or staff member at Temple University.

E-mail -- All Temple University Ambler students may obtain e-mail accounts through the University. New accounts will be provided to all incoming students upon paid admission. For questions regarding e-mail accounts, please see a consultant in the Ambler Campus Technology (ACT) Center, Learning Center Room 106.

Facebook -- We are on Facebook!  Keep up to date with ongoing events and activities by "liking" us for the latest news and events. Direct link to the page HERE!


Gardens
 

The Ambler Arboretum of Temple University

The Ambler Arboretum of Temple University is a historic public garden encompassing the 187-acre Temple University Ambler campus. Its mission is to serve as a living laboratory that promotes love and knowledge of horticulture, understanding of the relationship between people and the environment, and awareness of both the need for and means to achieve greater environmental responsibility. The grounds include a diverse range of learning gardens, from formal perennial gardens to a greenroof garden providing a rich diversity of experiences. Students, faculty and staff use the grounds for teaching and learning. Visitors are welcome to visit the arboretum and stroll the grounds. From full-credit degree programs to non-credit opportunities, to work and learn in our gardens, the Ambler Arboretum is the perfect environment for educational advancement.

 

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