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May Volunteer Opportunities

Dear Penn Community,

Following is our monthly posting of community service opportunities. As many of you know, each month, Penn Volunteers In Public Service (Penn VIPS) posts a list of volunteer opportunities. This list represents the many requests we get from the

surrounding community for assistance/partnerships.

During the previous month, Penn VIPS undertook its annual Penny Drive. This year, the $600 that was collected will benefit the VA Medical Center's Comfort House located at 41st and Baltimore Avenues.

Thanks for your support of this venture. Please contact me via e-mail, at sammapp@ or by phone at (215) 898-2020 to volunteer for any of the programs.

--Isabel Mapp, Associate Director, Faculty, Staff and Alumni Volunteer Services,
Director, Penn Volunteers In Public Service, Center for Community Partnerships

How would you like to help prepare a University City or a West Philadelphia high school student for the world of work? Hire them to do general office work and expose them to their areas of interest. We have students interested in the medicine, law, computers and much much more. Mentor a student. Hire a student to work in your department. Students earn academic credits and and are paid through the YouthWorks Program for their internship.

Is your department upgrading its computers? Would you like to donate your used computers to a worthy cause? The Center for Community Partnerships and a group of volunteers are working to provide computers to West Philadelphia schools, churches, families and nonprofit agencies. Join us by donating your used computers to this cause. Visit our website at:

Do you have a paid summer job for a student? Many Penn families are inquiring about summer jobs for their teenagers.

Move Out Drive Leaving campus? Travel light. Donate your clothing, bikes, computers and other articles. Bring donated items to: Isabel Mapp, Center for Community Partnerships, 133 South 36th St., room 504.

Development and Alumni Relations is seeking volunteers to help out at Alumni Weekend Events May 10-12. Help welcome back Penn alumni for their reunions. This is a perfect opportunity to service your community while enjoying good times and free food. Duties include greeting and registering guests and alumni as well as Attending receptions, picnics, parades, and taking part in other reunion festivities. Housing extensions are limited but all are welcome.

Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 33, May 7, 2002


May 7, 2002
Volume 48 Number 33

A memorial gathering will be held at noon today, in remembrance of Shannon Shieber who was killed four years ago today.

This year's Perkins Award goes to a long-time member of the GSFA faculty.
The School of Veterinary Medicine awards to seven members of its faculty.
The Penn's Way 2002 campaign raised over $400,000.
Speaking Out on Bicyclists vs Pedestrians, and Convenience vs. Confidentiality.
Death of Dr. Frederic Roll, emeritus professor of civil engineering.
Reports from the Senate Committee on the Faculty as well as the Senate Committee on Administration, along with Procedures Regarding Misconduct in Research and Policy for Postdoctoral Fellows.
Two faculty are named to the National Academy of Sciences and one to AAAS.
The expanded PENNCard Policy covers emergency events.
The Three-Year Academic Calendar covers through 2004-2005.