College News

This is our life’s work—and we’re working to share our life’s next chapter with you. Temple College of Liberal Arts students, alumni and faculty are forging new paths every day in dozens of exciting disciplines, and we want you to know about them! Read about their discoveries, accomplishments and events here and please contact us if you have a story you think we should tell. From Africology to Criminal Justice, from Psychology to Spanish, the College teaches its students how to see the world from new perspectives and make a meaningful impact in their chosen field. Follow their adventures here and see where their journeys lead them next.

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History major Alex Rocca, CLA ’17, says there are a lot of misconceptions about studying history in college. She learned vital career skills in her major and even took a professional development course that she credits with helping her land a job at a law firm.


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1st Prize: “Collapse” Jeremiah Reardon – Graphic Design

2nd Prize: “Student Loan Debt” Mayannah Beauvoir - English

Political Science

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College of Liberal Arts senior economics major Zimri Hinshaw recently won the grand prize at Fox’s annual Innovative Idea Competition with the Bucha Leather Company. Hinshaw credits the liberal arts with making him a better businessperson.


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Congratulations to Africology and African American Studies Chair Molefi Kete Asante on winning the National Communication Association’s 2019 Distinguished Scholar Award!

Africology and African American Studies

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Finals are almost here! Escape the noise and cozy up during study season in these three College of Liberal Arts spots.