are only three issues of Almanac remaining
in the spring semester (May 6, May 13 and May 27--which
will include Summer AT PENN), so if you anticipate
a need to publish information of concern to faculty
and staff, please contact Almanac promptly
to reserve space.
the summer there will be a mid-July issue. --Ed.
the front page of last week's issue, amidst
the ten newest recipients of the 2003
Lindback Awards and Provost's Awards,
a photograph of the late Dr. Alvin H.
Johnson, associate emeritus professor
of music, (Almanac March
28, 2000) inadvertently appeared where
there should have been a photograph of Dr.
Alan T. Charlie Johnson, associate
professor of physics and astronomy. The
Lindback winner's photo appears here. Almanac regrets
the error. --Ed.
Finals: Escorts from Library
in past years, the Division of Public Safety, working
with the Undergraduate Assembly, has reinstituted
the Public Safety Walk-back Program. During finals,
from Monday April 28 through Thursday May
8, an Allied Security Officer will be posted
at the Button' on Locust Walk from 12
a.m.--3:30 a.m. Approximately every 1/2 hour
the officer will enter Rosengarten Library to determine
if any student would like an escort. The Penn Walker
will then perform the escort and return to repeat
Division of Public Safety is providing this service
in addition to its normal Walking Escort Program.
Escorts to campus locations are provided by specially
trained uniformed Allied security officers. Escorts
are dispatched by radio and will accompany you from
one campus location to another, to a Penn Transit
Stop or to an on-campus SEPTA regional transit stop.
Escorts are available, 7 days a week, from 8 a.m
to 3 a.m. To request a Walking Escort, call (215)
Security & Technical Services
Club Annual Meeting: May 7
Faculty Club Members:
come to the Annual Meeting of the Faculty Club on
Wednesday, May 7, in the Harrison Room. The
meeting will begin at 4 p.m. and should be finished
by 5 p.m., to be followed by a reception for all
in attendance. This meeting provides both information
and opportunity for you to discuss Club business
with Board members and comment on the matters before
the group. It is also an opportunity for you to
support your colleagues who act on your behalf to
keep the Club functioning.
issues before us are financial and functional. You
have read about them in the Newsletter over the
past few months. The Board works with Marie Witt,
Associate Vice President of Business Services, to
keep costs for the Club as low as possible but it
continues to require subsidy. Negotiations and conversations
with the Executive Vice President and Provost reveal
that the University will agree to provide subsidy
up to a certain amount, but no higher. We want to
continue functioning at the level we have come to
expect and need your input in making important decisions.
trust that you appreciate that the Board is working
to do its job of being good citizens, responsible
for managing the Faculty Club with limited resources.
We are always open to comments and suggestions to
make the Club a better place for all its members.
look forward to seeing you at the meeting.
L. Ramsden, Chair, Board of Governors
PPSA Nominations: May 15
Penn Professional Staff Assembly
(PPSA), an organization of administrative
and technical staff who serve
the teaching, research and
business missions of the University, has the following
positions on its Executive
Board available for the coming
year: Chair-Elect, Vice-Chair
Elect, and three positions
for Members-at- Large.
monthly-paid staff are asked
to self-nominate or submit names for
consideration to firstname.lastname@example.org no
later than Thursday, May 15, 2003.
home department and campus
extension of the nominee should be included.
A supporting statement can
be included, if desired.
The nominating committee will review the names and contact
the nominees. A list of candidates
will be prepared and distributed
to the PPSA membership
prior to the election
which will occur during the
annual meeting on May
29, in Houston Hall.
on the nominating and election
process? Contact email@example.com.
Vice Chair, Penn Professional Staff Assembly
n' Tina's Wedding Tickets
Penn faculty and staff are invited to join the Association
of Business Administrators Steering Committee on
Friday evening, May 9 for a special showing of Tony
n' Tina's Wedding at The Venice Plaza,
18th & Snyder in South Philly. For info., see: www.tonylovestina.com
family and friends to share the occasion. This would
be a great Mother's Day gift. Tickets are $30
(normally $59) which includes parking, hors d'oeuvres,
dinner, open bar, show, and dancing to a live band.
reserve tickets, contact Janice Brown (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Almanac, Vol. 49, No. 31, April 29, 2003