Race For the Cure
Join the Rena Rowan Breast Center at Penn's Cancer Center Race For the Cure® Team. The 5-K Run/ 5-K Walk, or a 1 Mile Fun Walk benefits Breast Cancer Research, on Mother's Day, May 13, at 8 a.m. at the Art Museum Circle. The Cancer Center's goal this year is to draw 500 participants to this event. The Center is offering a Rena Rowan Breast Center team T-shirt in addition to the Race for the Cure T-shirt to participants.
Registration forms cost $20 and must be returned to the Cancer Center by March 29. T-shirts and bib numbers will be delivered to participants at no cost. Registration forms returned between March 30 and April 19 will cost $23 and the participant will be responsible for picking up T-shirts and bib numbers.
Race For the Cure® is sponsored by the Breast Health Institute, the Rena Rowan Breast Center at the Penn Cancer Center. Registration forms are available at Penn Tower, 14th Floor Reception Desk or call me at (215) 662-7383.
--Patty O'Neill, Clinical Research Nurse, Cancer Center
AWFA: Nominations for Board
The Association of Women Faculty and Administrators (AWFA) seeks nominations for members of the board for the 2001-2002 academic term for four board members. Have you been a member of AWFA for awhile and enjoyed the connections with colleagues? Just joined recently and want to be more involved?
Consider nominating a colleague or yourself for Board membership. It is the only campus group dedicated to fostering professional connections among women faculty and administrators.
Submit nominations by March 25 to Nancy McCue, Secretary, AWFA Board, (215) 898-6641 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
New board members will be announced at the annual awards breakfast meeting on April 19.
--Nancy McCue, Secretary, AWFA Board
Volunteers for Focus Groups
How would you like to earn a free meal and gift just for telling us what you think?
We need your help. The Division of Business Services has launched an initiative to improve service delivery across its departments. In the coming weeks, we will conduct focus groups with students, faculty and administrators to find out exactly how we can serve you better.
Listed below are the tentative dates for the focus groups in a variety of areas. If you interact with any of the following departments or use their services, please consider taking the time to tell us about your ideas, expectations, concerns, complaints, and so forth. We are dedicated to serving you better but can only do so with your help.
All participants will have a chance of winning a special door prize.
If you are available for any of the sessions, please sign up by contacting Elise Miller at MillerE@dolphin.upenn.edu as soon as possible.
--Leroy D. Nunery, Vice President, Business Services
CANCER RACE | AWFA NOMINATIONS | VOLUNTEERS: FOCUS GROUPS | IN CASE SEPTA STRIKES
Contingency Transportation Plans
A strike against SEPTA's Philadelphia transit division has been averted as negotiations continue.
A strike may pose transportation problems for many Penn faculty, staff
and students. For Penn-provided transportation options, see www.upenn.edu/almanac/between/septa-2001.html.
Almanac, Vol. 47, No. 26, March 20, 2001