College-bound teenagers--and their parents--often can be overwhelmed by the choices and requirements of college admission. What courses are important to take in high school? How significant are extracurricular activities, essays, test scores, recommendations and interviews?
The answers are right here on campus and available to Penn employees and their families, whether their children plan to apply to Penn or elsewhere.
The Undergraduate Admissions Office will host two seminars this week for Penn families whose teenagers are beginning the college search process. Participants can choose between sessions offered on Wednesday, September 8 and Thursday, September 9, both starting at 5:15 p.m. in College Hall, Room 200.
The sessions will focus on the college selection process for large and small, public and private colleges. Admissions officers will discuss what it takes to gain admission to a competitive college, how to get the most out of a campus visit, and other issues such as financial aid.
The seminars are free, and the office requests participants to RSVP to (215) 898-8587.
--Undergraduate Admissions Office
The School of Medicine's Office of Postdoctoral Programs will hold an orientation pro-gram September 16 for new postdocs (appointments beginning April 1999). The session, to be held from 3-5 p.m. in Austrian Auditorium of the Clinical Research Building, will feature representatives from Bioethics, International Programs, Lab Animal Resources, Environmental Health and Radiation Safety and more. Questions: (215) 573-4332.
--Elizabeth Ellington, Office of Postdoctoral Programs/Med
Saturday, October 9 will be Penn Family Day: 11:30 a.m., Picnic, entertainment
and children's activities on Hill Field (free with tickets); 1:30 p.m.,
Penn vs. Fordham University football game at Franklin Field ($2 per person
for family and friends); 1:30-3:30 p.m., Special Penn Family activities
at the University of Pennsylvania Museum (free with PENNCard). For more
details, watch for brochure and visit the website, www.hr.upenn.edu/quality.
To All Members of the Twenty-Five Year Club
Please note that the 1999 annual dinner is scheduled for Tuesday, December 7, 1999 in the University Museum--reception at 5 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m.
--Dr. Madeleine M. Joullie, Chair 1999-2000
--Dr. Helen C. Davies, Past Chair
--Alfred F. Beers, Past Chair
--Duncan W. Van Dusen, Secretary
Almanac, Vol. 46, No. 2, September 7, 1999