Seminars | American
Heart Walk | Direct
Deposit Bank Fair
Signs | Reminders:
Recognized Holidays & Academic Cal.
Seminars for Penn Faculty/Staff Families:
teenagers and their parents often can be
overwhelmed by the choices and requirements
of college admissions. What courses are
important to take in high school? How significant
are extracurricular activities, essays,
test scores, and interviews?
answers are right here on campus and available
to Penn faculty and staff and their families,
whether their students plan to apply to
Penn or elsewhere.
Undergraduate Admissions Office will host
two seminars this week for Penn families
whose teenagers are beginning the college
search process. One session will be held
at 5:15 p.m. on Wednesday, September
3 in Bodek Lounge of Houston Hall;
another will be repeated on Thursday, September
4, also at 5:15 p.m. at the same location.
sessions will focus on the college selection
process for large and small, public and
private colleges. Admissions officers will
discuss what it takes to gain admission
to a competitive college, how to get the
most out of a campus visit, and other issues
such as financial aid. The seminars are
free, and the office requests participants
to RSVP to (215) 898-8587, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
University of Pennsylvania Health System
is looking for walkers and/or team captains
to join us in the 2003 American Heart Association's
Heart Walk. This Walk supports an extremely
important cause that impacts all of us
in some way. Here are some important facts
diseases rank as America's No. 1 killer,
they claim the lives of over 40% of the
nearly 2.4 million Americans who die each
year. 61.8 million Americans have some
form of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Americans
will pay about $330 billion in 2002 for
CVD-related medical costs and disability.
The American Heart Association spent about
$382 million during FY 00-01 on research
support, professional and public education
and community service programs. Last year,
the AHA awarded UPHS over $2.3 million
dollars to UPHS to support research grants.
year's Walk was a huge success, HUP raised
over $45,000 and UPHS raised over $65,000
with 800 walkers. This year's walk will
be held on Sunday, September 28 at Memorial
Hall in Fairmount Park at 9 am. As you
may know, this is our fourth year of participation.
In 2000, HUP raised $794; the next year,
HUP raised over $22,000. Our goal this
year is to raise $55,000.
order to successfully meet this year's
challenge, we are looking for volunteers
to become Team Captains or to simply walk
with us on September 28. Being a Team Captain
is not very difficult or time consuming,
it involves recruiting 10--15 people to
walk on September 28. Your team members
can be family, friends or co-workers. Each
member of your team should try to raise
$150. There will be some great prizes,
and we are purchasing long sleeve baseball
shirts for every walker.
contact Denise Montgomery if you are interested
in becoming a Team Captain or a walker
at email@example.com or
by telephone at (215) 662-7781. If you
are unable to participate this year, please
help us by passing this information along
to others. Thanks for your support of this
very important cause that touches us all.
of Pennsylvania Medical Center
Deposit Bank Fairs
Treasurer's Office is hosting Direct Deposit
Fairs for faculty, staff and student employees
to sign up for direct deposit of their
paychecks. Several local banks will be
available to meet with you to discuss signing
up for direct deposit between 11 a.m.2
p.m. on September 10 and October
1 in the Hall of Flags at Houston
Hall, 3417 Spruce Street. If your bank
is not represented there, a representative
from the Payroll Office will be available
to meet with you.
refreshments for your enjoyment will be
served. Also you will have a chance to
win a free lunch or a bookstore certificate
by completing a payroll questionnaire.
no more waiting in long bank lines to cash
your paycheck once you register for direct
deposit. If you have any questions, please
call (215) 898-7258 or (215) 898-9844.
We look forward to seeing you.
Vital Signs--Breast Cancer
medicine, the future is dependent upon
a team of experienced, knowledgeable scientists,
doctors and nurses, whose common goal is
to offer you the best possible care and
treatment. Nowhere is that more evident
than in the fall episode of PennVital Signs,
the health system's medical television
show. Breast cancer can change your life
in an instant. Follow the story of Donna
Avolio as a team of cancer specialists
from the Abramson Cancer Center of the
University of Pennsylvania assemble to
give her a fighting chance against the
disease that, without treatment, could
take her life. For your health, or the
health of someone you love, tune in to
Penn Vital Signs on WPVI--TV/ Channel
6 ABC or log on to pennhealth.com,
Breast Cancer: Saturday, September 20,
7:30 p.m. and Sunday, September
21, 5:30 a.m.
Holidays:The Special Winter
Vacation has been extended for FY04 to include Friday, January
2004. See the July
15 issue for details.
3--as indicated in the revised
Academic Calendar for 2003-04 through 2005-06
in the July 15 issue.
Almanac, Vol. 50, No. 2, September 2, 2003