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AWFA Awards Breakfast: April 9

The Association of Women Faculty and Administrators (AWFA) announces the Annual Alice Paul Awards Breakfast on Wednesday, April 9, from 8-9:30 a.m., at the Sheraton University City Hotel. All AWFA members are invited to attend.

A donation of $10 is requested. Donations will go to support the Alice Paul Awards program fund.

This event honors exceptional women of the Penn community. The following awards will be presented: The Alice Paul Awards, The Lynda Hart Award, the Leonore Rowe Williams Award, and The Robert E. Davies Award.

For more information about AWFA and its awards, visit

--Nancy McCue, AWFA Secretary

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April Volunteers Opportunities

Dear Penn Community,

The following is a list of the 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. These opportunities are developed from the many requests we get from the surrounding community for assistance.

The Center for Community Partnerships is hosting an International Conference on "Universities, Communities and Schools: Partners for Effective Education, Community Building and Democracy" on April 7-8, as part of its 10th anniversary celebrations.

Please join the center as it celebrates its anniversary by registering for the conference.

Registration information is available by calling us at (215) 746-0214 or e-mail for more information.

Please contact me via e-mail ( or call (215) 898-2020 to volunteer for any of the programs. Thank you for your continued support.

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

Take Our Daughters & Sons To Work Day/1,000 Girls and Boys Are Waiting Thursday April 24, 2003. Volunteer to "adopt"/host a high school student who would not otherwise have an opportunity to spend the day in a workplace setting. Take your student to the many events that will be held around campus and share with them information about your career. Students will meet mentors on Penn's campus around 9 a.m. and will be dismissed around 2 p.m.

Volunteer to help out at the Penn Relays. Sun., April 13--Penn Relays Distance Classic from 7 a.m.-noon.; Wed., April 23--registration in The Palestra from 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Thurs., April 24--registration in The Palestra from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. The Relays will continue until 11 p.m.; Fri., April 25--registration in The Palestra from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. The Relays will continue until 5:30 p.m.; Sat., April 26--registration in The Palestra from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. The Relays will continue until 6 p.m.

The Annenberg Center's Children's Festival this year is April 30-May 4. We have had great turn out from the Penn community the last few years, thanks to you. We are looking for people Wednesday through Friday between the hours of 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m.-3 p.m. We have positions for gift shop, artist hospitality, ushering, and PlayWorks.

Become a Food Stamp Advocate. The Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger needs your help this summer to reach out to low-income people who may be eligible for food stamps. We are recruiting and training volunteers who will engage in food stamp pre-screening and assist clients in filling out food stamp applications. This outreach will be done at food cupboards, grocery stores, libraries, community centers and schools.

If you are a student at a local college or university, you may be eligible for funds through the work-study program or through campus scholarships to support summer research and service work. Both summer interns (more than 8 hours/week) and summer volunteers (2 or 3 hours/week) are needed.

Volunteers Needed for Summer Program ‘Your Child's World Learning Center' is dedicated to the betterment of inner-city children. We are interested in responsible, caring, and dedicated individuals who are willing to volunteer in order to receive professional experience and enhance a summer enrichment program.

May Preview

Move Out Drive Leaving campus? Travel light. Donate your clothing, computers and other articles. Bring donated items to: Isabel Mapp, Center for Community Partnerships, 133 South 36th Street, Room 515, on the 5th Floor.

Operation Shoebox A collection is being taken for our troops overseas to show our support and appreciation for their bravery and dedication.

Below is a list of items needed that they are requesting. Please drop your off donations in Room 212 Franklin Bldg. With your help and continued generosity, this collection will continue until our servicemen/women come home. Please provide items in trial or travel sizes.

Batteries (AA, D)

Disposable cameras

Granola Bars

Tapes, CD's

Waterless Hand Sanitizer

Power Bars

Videos Facial Tissue Cookies
Nasal Spray Instant Coffee Fly Swatters
Model cars/planes Individual Rolls of Toilet Paper Tea Bags
Local Newspapers Tylenol (Individual packets) Soap
Cushioned Socks Cold Water Wash (Woolite) Mouthwash
Wash Rags Candy, hard candy Stamps
Shampoo & Conditioner Cereal in small boxes Deodorant
Hairbrushes/combs Gum -- no sticks Eye Drops
Crossword Puzzles Hot Chocolate Calling Cards
Black Sunglasses Ramen Noodles Slim Jim's
Nail clippers Powdered Drink Mixes Beef Jerky
Stationery & Post Cards Instant Oatmeal Magazines
Shaving Cream & Razors Coffee Creamer Cotton Balls
Hand & Body Lotion Foot & Body Powder Dental Floss
Sunscreen/Sunblock Decks of Cards Baby Wipes
Lip Balm/Chapstick Toothpaste & Brushes Q-Tips
Gel Insoles/Odor Eaters Travel Games -- chess, checkers Board Games
Sunflower Seeds Clothes Pins After Shave
Koolaide Feminine Hygiene Products  
Paper Back Books (used ok) White Tube Socks  

Have your children and family members write a little note or draw pictures to them. They are encouraged and appreciated. Call Yvonne Giorgio at (215) 898-4210 with any questions.

Note: Reports in the newspapers say do not send packages blindly. This is an organized effort and all materials will reach service personnel.

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College Houses Offices and Housing Services Move

On April 9 and 10, 2003, the Office of College Houses and Academic Services and the Department of Housing and Conference Services, will be relocating to the following address:

Stouffer Commons
3702 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6027

Please note this change of address in your directory.

Telephone, fax, e-mail and Web addresses will be unchanged.

Please call us before visiting or sending mail, as there will be a brief transition period.

College Houses and Academic Programs: (215) 898-5551

Housing and Conference Services: (215) 898-3547

Thank you in advance for your patience. Our goal is to continue to support and serve Penn's students, faculty and staff without interruption as we transition to our new "residence".

--Sue Smith, College Houses and Academic Services

--Amanda Bednar, Housing and Conference Services

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More PENN Vital Signs

Watch PENN Vital Signs, the University of Pennsylvania Health System's medical TV show on WPVI-TV/Channel 6 ABC. Come inside the world of medicine and learn how robotic surgery improves heart conditions and how these less invasive techniques reduce the patients' pain and recovery time. Also, follow PENN doctors as they care for patients with the chronic illness of diabetes. Follow them from diagnosis to treatment and see how it affects their lives everyday. For your health or the health of someone you love, don't miss PENN Vital Signs.

Cardiology: Sunday, April 13, 5:30-6 a.m.; Sunday, April 20, 1:30-2 p.m.
Diabetes: Saturday, April 19, 7-7:30 p.m.; Sunday, April 20, 1-1:30 p.m.


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PRISM Week Now-April 6

PRISM Week celebrates and investigates the plethora of religious groups on campus by putting together programs, forums, discussions, and lectures to stimulate interest and discussion throughout the entire University community. For a complete listing of events see


  Almanac, Vol. 49, No. 27, April 1, 2003