A panel presentation dealing with the topic Caring for Older Parents will be sponsored by The Association of Women Faculty and Administrators at Penn (AWFA) on Tuesday, February 20, 4-6 p.m., The ARCH Auditorium, 2nd fl., 3601 Locust Walk (enter from 36th St.).
The presentation will feature a discussion of issues and considerations in the care of older relatives. Panelists represent expertise from the perspectives of healthcare, the impact of parent-caring on work-life, and access to support services. The panelists are Dr. Sarah Kagan, Assistant Professor of Gerontologic Nursing; Dr. Mary Ann Forciea, Clinical Assistant Professor of Geriatric Medicine; Brian Duke, Director of the Regional Initiative in Geriatrics at Penn's Institute on Aging and President, Board of Directors, CAPS (Children of Aging ParentS); and Marilyn Kraut, Manager of Quality of WorkLife at Penn. Please join us for dialogue on this area of growing importance.
--Nancy McCue, Secretary, AWFA
The Penn Professional Staff Assembly, A-3 Assembly and Human Resources, is proud to present Mary Mitchell of Mitchell and Associates, also known as Ms. Demeanor. Ms. Mitchell is a columnist with The Philadelphia Inquirer, and recognized expert in the field of business etiquette. On February 21, Ms. Mitchell will share the secrets of how to network and work a room, the proper way to introduce someone in a business setting, e-mail etiquette, business dining and entertaining and various other topics regarding etiquette in the workplace. Networking is critical to career advancement and Ms. Mitchell will give tips on how to do it correctly. In addition to the presentation, representatives from various schools and administrative offices will be available to share information and answer questions about employee-friendly educational opportunities, tuition benefits, and training and development opportunities.
The presentation will be from 12:15-1:15 p.m. You are invited to visit the educational fair either before or after her presentation. The event will take place on February 21 in the Terrace Room, lower level, Logan Hall for Ms. Mitchell's presentation and the Art Gallery, Logan Hall for the educational fair.
--Anna Loh, Chair, PPSA
The Penn Computer Connection announces that from February 18 - 25, 2001, individuals may buy a personal computer tax-free. Selected computer-related products purchased along with the computer are also exempt from taxes. Eligble Penn staff may qualify to make monthly payments by payroll deductions through Penn's Federal Credit Union. Further details can be found at www.upenn.edu/ccx.
Almanac, Vol. 47, No. 22, February 13, 2001