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Computer Connection Connectivity | November Volunteer Opportunities


Models of Excellence: November 7

Reminder: Models of Excellence nominations are due Thursday, November 7.

Human Resources is seeking nominations of outstanding staff member achievements--over and above job expectations--for Models of Excellence recognition (Almanac September 10).

Anyone can submit a nomination, whether a colleague, subordinate, supervisor or the nominee as a self-nomination.

Nominees can be individuals or teams.

Two references are required, with one from a supervisor of the individual or team activity.

For information about the program, go to and scroll down for instructions on how to prepare a nomination.

If you need assistance, call (215) 898-1012 or send an e-mail to

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Flu Shots for Penn Faculty & Staff: Winter 2002-03

Human Resources has arranged for on-campus flu shots for Penn faculty and staff, including those with high-risk conditions. The shots will be administered by Occupational Medicine at convenient locations across campus--SEAS, Wharton, and the School of Nursing.

The dates and times are:

Friday, November 15 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Monday, November 18 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Tuesday, November 19 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Pre-registration is required through the Human Resources Course Catalog. For details on how to register and reserve your time slot for the flu vaccine go to If you do not have access to a computer to register on-line, please contact Orna Rosenthal at (215) 898-5116.

Note: You will need a PennKey logon and password to register on-line. To register for a PennKey, please go to and follow the instructions.

Please bring the following to the flu shot site:

  • $10 cash for a co-pay (you may be eligible to receive reimbursement from your health care provider. Health insurance and pre-tax account reimbursement forms will be available at each flu shot site.)
  • Your PENN Card
  • The Confirmation Sheet (from the end of the registration process).

Please wear clothes with easy access to your upper arm.

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Snow Day Child Care

Human Resources' Quality of Worklife Programs, has arranged for Snow Day Child Care for winter 2002-2003. It is available for the children of Penn faculty and staff, aged 12 weeks through 12 years of age; the program will run from December 2, 2002 through March 28, 2003. It will operate when the University is open but the Philadelphia schools are closed due to inclement weather. Children attending schools in other districts also are welcome.

Snow Day Child Care will operate between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. in the Penn Children's Center at Left Bank Commons, Suite 100, 3160 Chestnut Street.

Pre-enrollment is required in order to participate. For the enrollment packet request form and additional information about this program go to (click on the Snow Day link), or contact Orna Rosenthal at (215) 898-5116 or .

-- Division of Human Resources

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Computer Connection Inventory

Due to quarterly inventory procedures, the Computer Connection will have special hours:

Friday, Nov. 8--8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday, Nov. 9-10--closed
Monday, Nov. 11--resume normal hours
See the website,
for information.

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November Volunteer Opportunities

Dear Penn Community,

Thank you for the support you give to our "Beloved Community." During the month of October, we cleaned and helped to beautify University City High School located at 36th & Filbert Street during Philadelphia Cares Day. Further, we participated in and made a donation to the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Five-Mile Walk.

Below is the most recent list of volunteer opportunities. If you would like to volunteer for any of the following programs, please call (215) 898-2020 or e-mail (

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

Thanksgiving Food Drive: Now through November 20. You too can make a contribution to help out during the Thanksgiving Holidays. Please join us in the Annual Penn VIPS Food Drive. Your canned and dry goods donations will be donated to area shelters and community service agencies to help families during the Thanksgiving season. Please see the list below for a convenient location to drop off your donations.

Women's Center

3643 Locust Walk

Gloria Gay


Af-Am Resource Center

3537 Locust Walk

Afi Roberson


Veterinary Medicine

Rosenthal Lobby

Trish diPietrae



107 Towne Building

Tanya Christian


English Language Programs

21 Bennett Hall

Anne Budd



120 Logan Hall

Kristin Davidson


Dental School

E2, 3rd Floor

Dee Stenton


Van Pelt Library

Shared Catalogue Dept.

Rachelle Nelson


Renal Division

700 Clinical Research

Yvonne McClean



265C 3401 Walnut

Doris Pate



1000 SH-DH

Jennifer O'Keefe


Nursing Education Bldg.

4th Floor Reception Desk

Donna Milici



13th Floor

Mary Jo Pauxtis


Political Science

217 Stiteler Hall

Marcia Dotson



203A Sansom West

Kathy Ritchie


President's Office

100 College Hall

Audrey Schneider


Houston Hall

Information Desk

Sarah Demucci



3611 Locust Walk

Patricia Ravenell


Faculty Club

3611 Walnut/Inn at Penn

Natalka Swavely


Facilities Planning

233 Blockley Hall

Telaria Hawthorne



133 South 36th/5th Fl.

Isabel Mapp


Graduate Student Center

3615 Locust Walk

Kate Robertson


Research Services

Franklin Bldg., Rm P-204

Yvette Acevedo


Cell & Dev. Biology

1157 BRB II/III Bldg.

Jill M. Agolino


Graduate Student Center

3615 Locust Walk

Danielle M. Bujnak


Volunteers Needed for Shadowing Day:
On Thursday, November 21, Philadelphia area businesses, and organizations will welcome ninth grade students from the Philadelphia School District into their workplaces to give them firsthand exposure to the everyday working world. Shadowing is an experience during which students are paired with employee mentors for a day (10 a.m.-2 p.m.) to learn about particular careers. Join other members of the Penn community as they host 9th graders from Kensington High School.

City Year Young Heroes Team Leaders: City Year is a non-profit service organization affiliated with Americorps. We are currently recruiting Team Leaders to lead these middle school students in powerful service. There is an application process and the commitment involves three, 8-hour (approx.) Saturdays a month from January to May 2003. A great opportunity to get directly involved with a group of about ten middle schoolers. There is also an opportunity to be a Team Leader Assistant, a commitment of only one Saturday per month. Deadline for applications is December 4.

Save Lids to Save Life: The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and Yoplait Yogurt are collaborating in the fight against breast cancer. The Center for the Study of Youth Policy is joining the fight. Yoplait Yogurt will donate 10 cents to the Foundation, for every pink lid from Yoplait yogurt cups & six-packs, or a certificate from the Yoplait Exprèsse Box that is collected and mailed to Yoplait before December 31, 2002. The Center for the Study of Youth Policy has created a team that we have named SWEATY-Social Workers Eat a Ton of Yogurt. Our goal is to collect as many lids as possible. Join in our effort to fight breast cancer by eating Yoplait Yogurt products and saving the lids/certificates. Send washed lids to: Lisa Colby, Center for the Study of Youth Policy, 4200 Pine St., 3rd floor, Philadelphia, PA 19104. Please spread the word and help promote change.

Computers, Volunteers and Your Support Needed: Is your department upgrading its computers? Would you like to donate your used computers to a worthy cause? Are they Pentium I or PowerPCs or better? Are you knowledgeable with Windows or Linux? Do you know web-design? Donate your computer or time to help teach computer literacy. Come help teach young students and adults resume writing or how to use Office suite software. Come help design and install computer labs in the community. See

Help Out at Saturday School held in the Dubois College House: Each week volunteers work with youngsters in the 6th and 7th grade in the areas of math, science and reading. The program is free of charge to the participants, and is in its 4th year. For information about the program, visit

Homework Help, Tutoring & Teaching Tai Chi: West Park Cultural and Opportunity Center is seeking individuals interested in tutoring children ages 6-18. The program is located at 4950 Parkside Avenue in Philadelphia.

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  Almanac, Vol. 49, No. 11, November 5, 2002