Fall Public Safety Institute
The Division of Public Safety is accepting applications for enrollment
in the fall 2000 session of the Penn Public Safety Institute (PPSI), an
intensive, 12-week course designed to introduce the University community
to Penn's extensive public safety services and programs.
The session, which will be comprised of Penn students, faculty, staff
and neighbors, is limited to 20 applicants. The 12 sessions will run from
October 4 through December 6 and will take place on Wednesday evenings,
from 7 to 9 p.m, at the Division of Public Safety headquarters, 4040 Chestnut
The sessions, which will be conducted by members of Penn's Division of
Public Safety, will cover such topics as the criminal justice system, security
technology, fire and occupational safety, firearms safety, victim support
and domestic violence. Participants will also be offered the opportunity
to ride along with Penn Police on patrol.
Applications may be obtained on-line at www.upenn.edu/police/institute.htm
or by calling the Penn Police Department at (215) 898-9003. The program
will be offered twice a year.
The PPSI is modeled on citizen police academies, which are offered at
many police departments in the region and throughout the nation. However,
Penn is unique in that additional services--such as fire and occupational
safety, and security technologies--are integrated into one central operation.
For more information call the Division of Public Safety at (215) 898-9003.
Anxiety Disorder Screenings
To help individuals learn about anxiety disorders, their symptoms and
effective treatments, the Mood & Anxiety Disorder Section will hold
a free program and screening on May 3 at 3600 Market Street 8th floor from
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. as part of National Anxiety Screening Day. The program
includes viewing a video, receiving information about various anxiety disorders
and other mental illnesses, completing a screening questionnaire, meeting
a mental health professional to review the questionnaire and receiving a
referral if necessary. For additional information call 800-422-7000.
Twenty Five Year Club Dinner
The University of Pennsylvania Twenty-Five Year Club 2000 Dinner is scheduled
for Thursday, October 5, 2000 in the Chinese Rotonda of The University of
Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology. Schedule is: 4:30 p.m.
Tour of University Museum, 5 p.m. Receptions; 6 p.m. Dinner.
If you have served the University of Pennsylvania for more than twenty-five
years please put the date on your calendar. If you have any questions please
e-mail Duncan W. Van Dusen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
or Margaret Harsch (email@example.com).
His telephone number is 3-5958 (1-215-573-5958).
--Karen C. Gaines, Chair, Twenty Five Year Club 2000-2001
--Dr. Madeleine M. Joullie, Chair, Twenty Five Year Club
Reminder for Full-time Weekly-paid Staff
Retirement Plan Decision: June 1
If you are a full-time, weekly-paid staff member and a current Retirement
Allowance Plan (RAP) participant, you have an important decision to make
by June 1, 2000. You have a one-time opportunity to change
from your current retirement plan (RAP) and become a participant in the
Tax-Deferred Retirement Plan. You recently received a retirement decision
kit which included the forms needed to make this decision. All election
forms must be received by the University of Pennsylvania Retirement Call
Center no later than June 1, 2000.
If you have not yet returned your completed forms, we urge you to complete
and return them as soon as possible. Remember that if we do not receive
your election forms by June 1, 2000, you will remain in the RAP and lose
your opportunity to join the Tax-Deferred Retirement Plan.
Many group and individual counseling sessions have been conducted to
help you make this important decision. If you still want to ask questions
and get more information, TIAA-CREF consultants will be on campus the week
of May 15 through May 26 at the Funderberg Information Center and at the
Medical School Class of '62 room from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. They can answer
your questions and provide on-the-spot individual counseling. In addition,
you can call the University of Pennsylvania Retirement Call Center at 1-877-PENN-RET
(1-877-736-6738), and a representative will be available Monday through
Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to answer your questions.
--Division of Human Resources
Almanac May Schedule
Almanac will publish on these dates in May:
- May 9--Deadline for Update (two weeks May 17May 30)
- May 16--Deadline for Summer At Penn
- May 30--Final spring semester issue
Contributors are urged to plan ahead, since space will be limited.
The Computer Connection will be closed Saturday & Sunday, May 6 &
7 for inventory. The store will resume normal hours Monday, May 8, 8:30
a.m. to 9 p.m. Please visit our website at www.upenn.edu/ccx.
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