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Penn's Way 2002

Dear Penn Family Members:

We would like to thank those who have chosen to participate to-date in the Penn's Way 2002 Campaign. For other Penn community members, we want you to know that, at the mid-point of the campaign, we would be grateful for your support in reaching our campaign goal. We know that all "Penn people" have an abundance of compassion, generosity, and commitment to serve others that is reflected in this year's theme: "Commitment to Our Community". Many of you have given generously to help those deeply affected by our national tragedy of September 11 and its aftermath. In addition to the numerous challenges that have resulted from this tragedy, we encourage you to support, through Penn's Way, the on-going significant needs of our local communities.

In addition to helping others, we also want to let you know that all who participate have an opportunity to win some great prizes. It's not too late to participate: the drawing on December 17 will include two airline travel certificates! Also, remember that the grand prize is an Apple iBook laptop computer! For a list of the weekly raffle prizes awarded to-date, please see the website,

Again, please join us in supporting Penn's Way 2002. We need you!

--Dr. Valarie Swain-Cade McCoullum --Dr. Mitchell Marcus

Week Two Raffle Winners

  1. Six tickets to the Stimulus Children's Theatre ("A Wooly Bully Itch")--Monique Betterson, School of Medicine
  2. Free month of parking--Jeff Rusling, Business Services
  3. Household membership to U. of P. Museum--Stuart Donaldson, Career Services
  4. Overnight stay w/breakfast at the Inn at Penn--Mark Iseltine, ISC
  5. One-year household membership to Morris Arboretum--Dave Curran, ISC/AIT
  6. $25 gift certificate to Morris Arboretum plant sale (spring 2002)--Neville Strumpf, Nursing
  7. $20 gift certificate to Shula's--Joanne Spigonardo, Wharton -Communications
  8. Book of ten passes to the Class of 1923 Ice Rink--Julia Miller Vick, Career Services
  9. Photographic Portrait Book--Brian Donlen, President's Office
  10. $10 gift certificate to Houston Market--Kathy Cassidy, Provost's Office

Week Three Raffle Winners

Winners will be listed in next week's issue.

Week Four Prizes

  1. Two United Airlines Travel Certificates*
  2. Five CDs from WXPN
  3. Two one-day passes to the Katz Fitness Center
  4. Two one- hour sessions on the Levy Tennis Court
  5. Two tickets to the Penn Relays (Spring 2002)
  6. Two one-hour personal training sessions
  7. Two Aerobics class passes
  8. $20 gift certificate to University Jewelers
  9. Picture frame from the Paper Garden
  10. Two $10 gift certificates for Houston Market

* For domestic coach tickets within the 48 contiguous states. Valid through 6/14/02

Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 15, December 11, 2001


December 11, 2001
Volume 48 Number 15

More SAS endowed chairs: Dr. Randall Wright, is appointed to the Ronald Lauder Endowed Term Chair, and Dr. Richard Schultz is the Patricia Williams Term Chair.

Provost Robert Barchi and Executive Vice President John Fry will be part of an Open Form for the University's Strategic Plan on January 15.

Dr. Helen O. Dickens, a pioneer in women's health has died at the age of 92.
UPHS Bond rate has been revised to stable by Moody's Investors Service
Ben Financials begins its countdown to launching of new services on January 2.

Women of Color Scholars Awards applications are due on January 21

Penn Press has a collection of books just right for the holiday gift giving season. If you prefer there are Gifts of Involvement or ideas in the neighborhood from the Holiday Shopping Guide.
During the holidays, there are simple Safety Tips to keep in mind while you work and shop.
As always volunteer opportunities abound available throughout the community.
Researchers receive $1.26 million to study microfluidic systems; Penn has received $2.84 million to improve reliability of computers; the Center on Adult Literacy has received $2.4 million for technology; are part of Research Roundup in this issue.