RNC at Penn Update
Over the period of July 29 through August 4, Penn will become
host to approximately 2,500 guests who will be moving into various residence
halls and the three Penn hotel properties during the Republican National
Convention. In addition, tentatively scheduled RNC and corporate-sponsored
events will draw an estimated 4,500 visitors to campus. If you are interested
in helping Penn put its usual best foot forward, or if you have concerns
or questions about RNC at Penn, please e-mail us at email@example.com.
Look for the "RNC at Penn" logo for updates which will appear
in the next two editions of Almanac, and on Express Almanac.
--Lynn Rotoli, Chair, RNC at Penn, Communications Committee
Faculty and Staff Appreciation Days
The President, Provost, and Executive Vice President invite you to the
Penn Faculty and Staff Appreciation Days, June 7 and June 8, to celebrate
and appreciate your contribution to Penn.
Party on the Green, Wednesday, June 7, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., College Green
Join faculty and staff from across campus for a complimentary picnic
and concert on College Green across from the Library. Last year, 5,000 faculty
and staff had a great time. Don't miss this opportunity to enjoy good music,
good food, and good company under the trees on College Green! Tables will
be provided, but feel free to bring your own blanket for a true picnic experience.
You will receive a brochure about these events with a lunch coupon for
the Party on the Green. You must present the lunch coupon at the picnic
to receive the complimentary lunch.
Health Fair, Thursday, June 8, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at Penn Tower
How healthy are you? How can you build wellness into your life?
Come to the health fair and find out! Over 25 information tables and screenings
provided by representatives from UPHS and other health service providers
will be available. Sample screenings: cholesterol, vision, blood pressure,
oral health, and many more. You must present a Penn I.D. at the entrance.
For special needs or accommodations, contact Orna Rosenthal at (215)
898-5116 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
--Division of Human Resources
- If you have dependent(s) between the ages of 19 and 23 who are
full-time students in an accredited academic institution of higher education
and they are covered under your University medical plan,
- You are required to certify your dependent(s) continued eligibility
each year during Open Enrollment.
- If you failed to do this during the weeks of April 17 and April
28, your dependent(s) will not appear on your Confirmation Statement
(to be mailed on or about May 17). This means they are not covered under
your medical plan.
- You must call the Penn Benefits Center at 1-888-PENNBEN (1-888-736-6236)
by Friday, May 26 to certify your dependent(s)' continued eligibility.
--Division of Human Resources
Human Resources Annual Reports
Please note that the Summary Annual Reports for the University's plans
listed below will be available on the web starting tomorrow. The web address
is www.hr.upenn.edu (News).
- Retirement Allowance Plan
- Group Life Insurance Plan
- Dental Plan--Penn Faculty Practice Plan
- Dental Plan--Prudential (terminated 6/30/99)
- Health Care Expense Account
- Faculty and Staff Scholarship Program
- Long-term Disability Plan
- Faculty Income Allowance Plan
- Position Discontinuance & Staff Transition Plan
Christian Association Transition
On Saturday, May 20, alumni and friends of The Christian Association
will gather one last time in the building that has been the locus of Protestant
campus ministry at Penn since 1928. "This event marks a historic transition
in the organization's long history of involvement in the social issues on
campus and in the community at large," said Rev. Beverly Dale, the
CA's Executive Director.
The Christian Association closed on the sale of their building at 3601
Locust Walk on November 1, 1999, transferring ownership to the University
of Pennsylvania. In celebration of this sale, the Board of Directors and
Staff of the CA are planning a brunch reception from 9-11 a.m. and Program
at 11 a.m. in Memorial Hall. The program will feature a distinguished panel
of alumni and friends. They include: the Rev. Christine Berwanger '94, Dr.
Robert Miller '94, Erin Cross, Penn staff member, Rev. Bill Knox, former
CA director and Charles Howard '00. Panelists will discuss current issues
facing the church, suggesting how we can prepare students to lead the church
of tomorrow. The program will conclude with a Ceremony of Secularization
of a Consecrated building.
All friends of the Christian Association in the Philadelphia area are
invited to attend. For additional information or directions, please contact
Rev. Kaaren Nesmith at (215) 386-1530 or contact her via e-mail at email@example.com.
Almanac, Vol. 46, No. 33, May 16, 2000
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