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US Air Force Senior Master Sergeant Rex Temple & Afghanistan children
Afghan School Supplies
The husband of a USF professor is wrapping up his fourth military tour of Afghanistan, and he’s come up with a way to help the children there through a school supply drive. Now USF is getting involved, thanks to his wife, an adjunct professor at the School of Mass Communications. This week’s University Beat on WUSF-TV has more.

On the Radio

Afghanistan class in a make-shift school
Afghan School Supplies

WUSF 89.7 FM has been telling you about how Air Force Senior Master Sergeant Rex Temple and his wife, Liisa, are trying to help children in Afghanistan through a school supply drive here at home. This week’s University Beat tells you how USF is getting involved in the effort.

Program Schedule

Radio - During "Morning Edition" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday after the 6:45 AM and 8:45 AM newscasts | During "All Things Considered" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday at 5:44 PM | After "Florida Matters" on WSMR 89.1 Monday just before 10:30 PM
- Tuesdays at 11:55 AM and 8:55 PM, and various times throughout the rest of the week

Video extras

USF Adjunct Professor of Mass Communications Liisa Temple says her husband, USAF Sr. Mstr. Sgt. Rex Temple, came up with the Afghanistan school supply drive during a humanitarian mission this past June.

Liisa talks about what her husband is doing during his fourth (and final) tour of duty in Afghanistan.


Nicole Johnson, Director of Education & Outreach at the USF Diabetes Center, talks about her recent trip to visit the troops in Afghanistan with fellow former Miss Americas. Nicole, a USF graduate, was Miss America 1999.

Liisa, who’s currently on leave from USF, says she appreciates all the help she’s received from USF, both personally and with the school supply drive.




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