Faculty/Staff Appreciation Day:
Saturday, October 19

Penn's Faculty/Staff Appreciation Day is growing in more ways than one. It has a major new program feature--the University Museum's multicultural Halloween fêteand attendance is also rising: from 1200 in 1994 to 1800 last year, with some 2000 expected for the third autumnal observance of the Day, October 19.

The President, Provost and Executive Vice President have invited all Penn faculty and staff to bring their family and friends for the picnic and other activitieswhich begin at noon at Hill Field with entertainment by the Penn Glee Club, Penn Cheerleaders and Marching Band, and visiting clowns and face-painters.

President Judith Rodin will give the Welcoming Remarks at approximately 12:20 p.m.

The Picnic Lunch (of Santa Fe chicken, hot-dogs, pasta salad, Caesar salad, beverages and dessert) is from 11:30 a.m.1:30 p.m., at Hill Field, 34th and Walnut Streets (Rain location: Hill House).

At the University Museum, the Halloween spirit reaches out to the crowd with free family admission (with PENNcard), to its the Ghosts, Goblins & Graveyards event,noon4 p.m. The activity-filled afternoon has workshops and stories,face-painting and mask-making, fortune-telling and gallery visits to see the ancient Egyptian mummies--plus a special Halloween dance performance as the grand finale to this multi-cultural event. The Museum is at 33rd and Spruce Streets. For more information call 898-4000 or visit the website http://www.upenn.edu /museum/.

The Football Game: Penn vs. Lehigh, begins at1:30 p.m., at Franklin Field, 33rd and Spruce Streets. Admission for Penn faculty/staff is free and tickets for family and friends to attend the game are $2 each, available via campus mail if orders are received before October 11, or in person at Weightman Hall Ticket Office, MF, 10 a.m.4:30 p.m. Ticket Office: 8986151.


Beforehand: A Health Promotion Fair

Independence Blue Cross is supporting some Health Promotion activities for Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day on Saturday by bringing their Health Van on Tuesday, October 15, and Thursday, October 17, for special health screenings and to promote F/S Appreciation Day. The Health Van will be in the parking lot at 36th and Walnut Streets and offering:

October 15: Skin Analysis Screeningusing the Dermascan black light device, this analysis detects skin conditions on the face, including "invisible" as well as visible areas of concern from sun damage and/or Vitamin B deficiency.

October 17: Carbon Monoxide Lung/Breath/Blood Screeningusing the Smokerlyzer device, enables smokers to see the effects of their smoking habits.

On both days, educational materials will be provided on topics such as:

Smoking Stress Blood Pressure
At your Desk Exercises
Great Ways to Take Charge of Your Health
Preventing Keyboard Injuries and Fatigues
What to do about Colds and Flu
The 50 Greatest Weight Loss Tips
10 Alltime Favorite Stress Tips

Complimentary parking at the 34th and Chestnut Street Garage will be available with a PENNcard. This event is sponsored by the Division of Human Resources and supported by the Athletic Department. All services and materials are free and offered as part of the Quality of Worklife Program of Human Resources. For additional information contact Marilyn Kraut at 898-0380 or kraut@pobox.upenn.edu


Almanac

Volume 43 Number 7
October 8, 1996


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