|Making History Campaign Conclusion Event: April 19; Train and John Legend to Perform at Penn Park
April 9, 2013,
Volume 59, No. 28
The entire Penn community—students, alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and their families—is invited to Making History at Penn Park on Friday, April 19, from 5-9 p.m. to celebrate the tremendous success of the recently concluded Making History Campaign. The free event will feature world-class entertainment on three stages, including performances by student groups and Grammy-winning recording artists Train and John Legend.
Advance registration is required. Please bring a copy of your confirmation email and your PennCard to the event. Family members need to be included with registration information and adults will need photo identification. To register for the event, please visit: www.alumni.upenn.edu/timetoshine/
The seven-year Campaign raised $4.3 billion for student aid, endowed positions for faculty and staff, new and enhanced facilities for education and research, interdisciplinary programs, endowment and community and global outreach. To learn more about Making History: The Campaign for Penn, visit: finalreport.upenn.edu/
Among the many student groups slated to perform are the dance troupes Penn Dhamaka, African Rhythms, Onda Latina and Soundworks Tap Factory. The event will also include comedic performances by Bloomers and the stand-up comedy group, Simply Chaos and music by the Penn Glee Club, Penn Band and the a cappella group, Penny Loafers, among others. In addition, there will be exhibition matches played by men’s and women’s rugby, women’s soccer, men’s baseball and the co-ed tennis club; food and drink and other surprises.
After the student groups, Grammy-winning rockers Train, will take the main stage, followed by remarks from Penn President Amy Gutmann. The event will conclude with a performance by multi-Grammy-winning Penn alumnus John Legend who graduated with honors from the College in 1999, and was last on campus in January (Almanac, January 15, 2013) to deliver the 12th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture in Social Justice.