Donald Odita’s Pan-Am (1999), from the exhibition Against the Wall: Painting Against the Grid, Surface, Frame at the ICA through Feb. 10.

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Events of interest—on campus and around the world.

Highlights for Jan/Feb 2002.
For more detailed listings, please see Alumni Calendar
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REGIONAL EVENTS

Atlanta. The Penn secondary-school committee will hold its annual Regular Decision interview day on Saturday, Jan. 12. If you are interested in interviewing applicants, please contact the SSC chair Kathe Brown at (770) 955-3698 or <kathebrown@postmark.net>.

Southern California.
The local Wharton club is holding a post-holiday reception in late January. All Penn alumni living in or visiting the Los Angeles area are invited join any of the Wharton-club events. For more information, check out the Web site (www.whartonsocal.com), click on Events.


Seattle Penn Alumni Club
members will gather on Saturday, Feb. 2 for a snowshoeing trip near the Alpental Ski Area. And the club will host a dinner party at Buca DiBeppo on Friday, Feb. 22. For more information, contact Alexa Chiang at (206) 250-3020.

 

ALUMNI SOCIETY

Alumni Trustees
Alumni are invited and encouraged to suggest candidates, who must be degree-holding alumni, for two At-Large Alumni Trustee positions. Appointees to these positions will serve five-year terms, commencing in January 2003. Suggested candidates will be given consideration by the Nominations Committee of the University of Pennyslvania Alumni Society.

Alumni Award of Merit
Alumni are also encouraged to suggest candidates to receive next year’s Alumni Award of Merit, to be presented during Homecoming Weekend 2002. The award is given for outstanding service to the University of Pennsylvania and can be presented to non-alumni. Suggested candidates will be given consideration by the Awards and Resolutions Committee.

Names of candidates, for both the Alumni Trustee positions and the 2002 Alumni Award of Merit, should be sent by January 15, 2002 to: The University of Pennsylvania Alumni Society, c/o Executive Secretary, E. Craig Sweeten Alumni House, 3533 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6226 or <alumni@ben.dev.upenn.edu>.



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Mask & Wig Tour 2002
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Norfolk, Conn.—March 15
Greenwich, Conn.—March 16

PENNFEST

Penn Club of SoCal
Produces PennFest

The University of Pennsylvania Alumni Club of Southern California, consisting of many of Penn’s most successful professionals in the film and music industry, hosts numerous events centered around its vibrant Penn Hollywood community. New club president Matt Rosler C’96 has created PennFest, at The Knitting Factory in Hollywood on Feb. 19. The event will be a celebration of Penn’s talented rising filmmakers and musicians with 500+ Penn Club members and friends expected to attend.

Throughout the evening, films will be playing on screens throughout the club, interspersed with musical acts on the main stage. The works of our talented alumni to be presented include a 2001 Academy Award Nominated Short Film, films broadcast on the Cinemax and Showtime Channels, and films showcased at the Sundance Film Festival. Musical acts include bands featured in film and television programs, including NYPD Blue, as well as bands that have opened for Harry Dean Stanton and Guster.

Matt says, “The purpose of this exciting event is to provide our talented community with an opportunity to share their accomplishments and to form associations with other like-minded alumni.”

Currently the planners are looking for companies or individuals to help sponsor the event, in return for
featured advertising on mailings and promotional materials during the event. If your company might be interested in sponsoring this event, contact Scott Glosserman C’99 at <pennfest@onebox.com>. For information on submitting your work for this year’s PennFest, contact Deborah Lintz C’99 at <pennfest@onebox.com>.