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Reception for EVP Cliff Stanley
President Judith Rodin as
she welcomes Executive
Vice President Cliff Stanley to
Penn on Thursday, November 14, noon-2
p.m. at Blanche
Levy Park on College Green. There
will be live music, and light
refreshments will be served. Rain
location is Houston Hall.
there is inclement weather, check
Almanac's web site to find out if
the rain location is being used.
Involvement Award Nominations: December 2
honor of Martin Luther King, Jr., Penn is once again sponsoring
Community Involvement Awards. The Awards honor members of the
Philadelphia community whose community service best exemplifies
the ideals Dr. King espoused. Four awards in total will be
presented; two will go to members of the Penn community (students,
faculty or staff), and two will honor members of the broader
community. The awards will be presented on January 23, 2003
as part of the University's commemoration of the King Holiday.
seek your help in nominating individuals whose work most merits
recognition. Please share this information with others in your
schools, departments, and organizations, so that we may identify
those most deserving of this award. Nomination forms may be
submitted through Monday, December 2, 2002. The nomination
form is available on-line at www.upenn.edu/aarc/Nomform.html and
should be submitted to the African American Resource Center.
more information call (215) 898-0104. If you wish to submit
the form on-line, please send it to Machamma Quinichett at firstname.lastname@example.org.
-- Anita Gelburd,
Co-Chair, Community Involvement Awards Committee
about your health and welfare or retirement benefits? The Division
of Human Resources wants to make sure you have all the information
you need when you need it. Access benefits information on-line
24 hours a day, 7 days a week; or contact one of our call centers
during business hours to speak to a representative directly.
the Human Resources web site at www.hr.upenn.edu to
view in-depth information on benefits, as well as to access
benefits forms. Or log on to the on-line benefits enrollment
web site at www.pennbenefits.upenn.edu to
review your current health and welfare benefit elections or
to make a change to your benefits due to a life event change.
Both sites are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
you need to speak to a representative directly, contact one
of our call centers for assistance:
general questions on medical, dental or other health and
welfare benefits, contact the Penn Benefits Center at 1-888-PENNBEN
(1-888-736-6236), Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
general retirement questions or issues, contact the Retirement
Call Center at 1-877-PENN-RET (1-877-736-6738), Monday-Friday,
8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Division of Human Resources
Time to Attend Council
the University Community:
University encourages both citizenship and service to the broader
organization. To support that effort, it is strongly encouraged
that maximum flexibility and release time for staff attendance
at the meetings of University Council Committees is provided.
We encourage staff members and their supervisors to work together
to allow release time while recognizing that the operational
needs of the school/center take precedence. We encourage staff
members serving on University Council Committees to provide
as much notice as possible for the need to schedule release
time for attendance at Council Committee meetings.
Route: New Route to 40th and Midday Express
service has increased to every 20 minutes (from every 30
minutes). A number of stops were eliminated, but passengers
can now expect more "express" from the Express.
Green Loop service has been restored during midday. The
new route extends to 40th Street for better access to the
parking garage and Freshgrocer as well as to The Bridge
cinema de lux and the other new amenities in that area.
Gold Loop routing goes west to 42nd Street. The changes
take effect on Monday, November 18. See www.golucy.org and ucityphila.org.
Paper schedules will be available Thursday, November 14.
loops through University City serving 30th Street Station,
Penn, Drexel, the Science Center, PennMedical Center, Presbyterian
Medical Center, CHOP, Childrens Seashore House, and
VA Medical Center. LUCY runs Monday-Friday, (except major
holidays) 6:10 a.m. to 7 p.m. It leaves 30th Street Station
every 10 to 30 minutes. Employees and students of Penn,
UPHS, and VA Medical Center only need valid institutional
ID. Trans or TrailPass, transfer, or $2 base fare for others.
LUCY has a wheelchair lift and two wheelchair tie-downs.
Off the Penns Way Campaign
information about the Penns Way 2003 Campaign call
(215) 746-GIVE or e-mail email@example.com or
visit the campaigns web site on line at www.upenn.edu/pennsway.
1 Raffle Prizes
will be eight winners in the first of the weekly raffle
drawings. Pledge cards must be returned by noon on November
15 to be eligible for the first drawing. Winners will
be contacted November 22.
winners: the book, A Photographic Portrait, from
winners: $30 certificate for The White Dog Café and
$10 for The Black Cat.
winner: six $5 certificates from Izzy and Zoes.
winner: two sets of two tickets to two wrestling matches,
1/19/03 vs. Penn State, and 2/22/03 vs. Princeton.
wrong name was listed as coordinator for the Executive
Vice Presidents Center; this years coordinator
is Tanya Christian. There were two prizes that were not
described correctly: the Epson printer is model C-66 and
the grand prize is an IBM Think Pad laptop computer.
Institute of Contemporary Art has internships or volunteer opportunities
for the spring semester in: Curatorial, Development, Public Relations,
Education and Administration. Candidates must be detail-oriented,
possess strong people skills and available during the work week
hours. Some positions require some evening hours for special
events. Excellent experience for people seeking involvement in
the contemporary arts. These are all unpaid positions. Hours
contact Denise Berry, Special Events and Sales Coordinator
at firstname.lastname@example.org or
mail cover letter/resume to ICA, 118 South 36 Street, Philadelphia,
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Almanac, Vol. 49, No. 12, November 12, 2002