Boston. Join the Penn Club of Boston for any one of our great upcoming events: Jan. 20, Penn-Princeton-Yale Happy Hour; Jan. 23, the Book Club discusses the Penn Reading Project’s pick The Tipping Point; Feb. 4, Penn vs. Harvard men’s basketball pre-game reception; Feb. 24, Happy Hour with the Duke Club of Boston; March 5, Mask & Wig in Boston; April 28, All Ivy wine-tasting event. And in the spring, date TBD, a panel discussion on gay marriage sponsored by the Club and PennGALA! For more information on these events and the Penn Club of Boston visit ( or contact Kristina Martin C’91 at <>.

Chicago. We are planning a February evening at the United Center to watch the Bulls; visit our website calendar ( and look out for e-mails for more details on this and other events.

Dallas/Houston. Join us for a Provost Faculty Seminar with Interim Provost Peter Conn, Dr. Art Caplan, the Emanuel and Robert Hart Professor of Bioethics and director of Penn’s Center for Bioethics, and Dr. Janice Bellace, associate provost and the Samuel A. Blank Professor of Legal Studies in the Wharton School, for a discussion of ethics in academics, medicine, and business, on Wed., Feb. 2, in Houston, and on Thurs., Feb. 3, in Dallas. More details are available at (

Fairfield County, Conn. The Penn Club of Fairfield County, with the Penn Club of New Haven, is going to cheer Quaker men’s basketball on to victory over Yale on Sat., Feb. 19, and then celebrate the victory at Mory’s eating club at Yale. For more information, contact Joanne Kahan W’84 at <>.

First Coast, Fla. The First Coast Penn Alumni Club (northeast Florida) held its first event of the year on Nov. 9, featuring Mike Huber W’53 ASC’61, who delivered his famous Penn Then & Now slide show following cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Karen Chance C’99, associate director, Alumni Relations, along with Mike and 40 local alumni and their spouses closed with “Drink a Highball,” “The Red & Blue,” and, without malice, “Hang Jeff Davis.” To join the club and learn more about future activities, please contact club president Bill Sulzbacher C’67 at <>.

Hampton Roads, Va. On Feb. 3 there will be a cocktail party, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.; location tba. For more information on the Penn Club of Hampton Roads, contact club president Joel Nied C’90 at (757) 687-7540 or <>.

Los Angeles. PennClubLA is happy to a host a special birthday party this month: Please join us on Wed., Jan. 26, when we celebrate Ben Franklin’s Birthday. In February, look for our co-sponsored event with GALA and Penn in Pictures. Visit our website ( for more information about these and other upcoming events. Look forward to seeing you there. The PennClubLA site has become more user-friendly; you can search for jobs, post announcements, and learn about upcoming events. All with a click of a button. Join today to receive exclusive members benefits such as discounted rates, priority seating at events, and more!

Metropolitan New Jersey. The Penn Club of Metro New Jersey invites all members with children in grades 7 to 11 to attend an informative evening on “Navigating the Selective College Admissions Process,” with staff from Penn’s Alumni Council on Admissions. This event will be on Tues., Jan. 11, in Essex County, and Thurs., Jan. 27, in Bergen County. “Investing in 2005” will be the topic presented by guest speaker Robert Kapito W’79 at a brunch on Feb. 13 in Alpine. Join us for “Basketball on Broadway” as we cheer on the Quakers vs. the Columbia Lions on Sat., Feb. 26; a post-game get-together will follow. For more information on these or any other upcoming events in New Jersey, please contact club president Dale Bell MT’81 at <> or visit our website at (

PennNYC. Please join Steve Hamilton from Penn’s Alumni Council on Admissions to discuss “Navigating the Selective College Admissions” on March 3 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Penn Club of New York. The evening is designed to help parents of children in grades 7-11 learn about the admissions process and what lies ahead. Space is limited, so RSVP to <>. If you would like more information on joining PennNYC, our website address is (

Northeastern Pennsylvania. The University of Pennsylvania Alumni Club of Northeastern Pennsylvania recently held its inaugural meeting at the Valley Country Club in Conyngham. The newly organized club, which is a consolidation of the Penn Club of Greater Wilkes-Barre and the Penn Club of Scranton, serves Penn alumni in 12 counties. Club president William A. Runner Jr. WEv’66 said, “The consolidation brings the University to hundreds of graduates who, before this undertaking, had no real local connection to Penn. The excitement generated at this meeting will carry on into the future and allow additional friends of Penn to join in our activities.” The club is planning another meeting in mid January. Alumni wishing to join can visit our web site at ( Bill Runner can be reached at (570) 675-5055 or <>.

Northern California. The Penn Club of Northern California invites all alumni to join us for our annual Ben Franklin’s Birthday Bash on Thurs., Jan. 20. For more details, please visit ( and for tickets go to ( Additionally, we invite you to attend an educational as well as entertaining wine-blending seminar at the University Club on Thurs., Feb. 24, co-hosted with the Cornell Alumni Association of Northern California. Tickets can be purchased at ( For more events please visit our website (

Portland, Ore. On Sun., Jan. 16, the Penn Club of Portland is delighted to welcome a sextet from the Penn Jazz Ensemble, who will entertain at brunch. Happy Hours continue on the third Thursday of every month: Jan. 20 (Happy Ben’s Birthday Bash Hour), Feb. 17, and March 17. (We may need to do something special to accommodate the frenzy of St. Patrick’s Day.) Details of all events will be available on the Web site. However, our address ( will change around the beginning of the year, so check the general alumni Web site ( for a link.

Rhode Island. The UPenn Alumni Club of Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts will reserve a block of seats for the Penn-Brown men’s basketball game on Fri., Feb. 18 in Providence. After the game, we will continue our tradition of gathering for drinks at “Upstairs at Max’s” on Thayer Street to celebrate the Penn victory. Please contact club president Barry Fain C’64 at (401) 453-3937 for more details or e-mail him at <>.

Sarasota/Manatee Counties, Fla. Reservations required for these luncheon meetings; contact club secretary Valerie Grey at (941) 484-7834 or <>. Feb. 2, Peter deManio of the Sarasota Mediation Center will speak on “Mediation: Methods and Outcomes.” Feb. 19, Andrea Tanner, associate director, Penn’s Alumni Council on Admissions, will speak on “Navigating the Selective Admissions Process.” March 17, Dr. Michael Mullin of the Roskamp Institute, will speak on “Seeking a Cure for Alzheimer’s Disease.” April 14, Prof. Susan Marks, New College, will speak on “Judaisms and Christianities: The Early Years.”

Seattle. The Seattle Penn-Wharton Alumni Club will be hosting its first ever Ben Franklin Birthday Bash, featuring six students from the Penn Jazz Ensemble, at the Marion Oliver McCaw Opera Hall, at the Seattle Center, on Friday, Jan. 14; admission starts at 8:30 p.m., and the performance promptly at 9:00 p.m. There will be a cash bar, and complimentary coffee/tea and birthday cake. Admission is $25 for alumni (and their family or partners) who paid dues for the 2004-05 club year, and $35 for all other alumni and guests. For address and directions ( You can purchase tickets online at Acteva ( Any questions please contact Alexa Chiang at <>. Please also e-mail us if you would like to be included on the club listserv and receive monthly newsletter on this and other upcoming events.

Washington. The D.C. Penn Club is proud to host with the Kelly Writers House an evening at the American News Women’s Club in DuPont Circle, on Thurs., Feb. 24, from 6:30 to 10:00 p.m. Please RSVP to <> or (215) 573-9748. Please check ( or ( for more information.

Westchester, N.Y. Join the Penn Club of Westchester this new year with several exciting events. On Jan. 15, 7:30 p.m., we are celebrating Ben Franklin’s 299th birthday with a special wine-tasting at the Beach Point Club in Mamaroneck. The cost is $50 for members, $65 non-members, and includes a light buffet dinner. We have many other upcoming treasures as well, including a Chinese New Year lecture on Feb. 10; tickets to the Penn-Columbia men’s basketball game on Feb. 26; and Broadway theater outings to see Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and All Shook Up, both with dinner at the Penn Club of New York; and our always-popular tennis party; a community-service day; and our signature event, our Annual Spring dinner on May 18.

Western New England. Join us in New Haven on Feb. 19 as the Penn men’s basketball team visits Yale. Get-togethers are also planned for the TV telecasts of men’s basketball games against St. Joseph’s on Jan. 25, Yale Jan. 28, Princeton Feb. 8, and Cornell on Feb. 12. For further information, please contact Bill Squires C’71 at <>.

Western Pennsylvania. The club will hold its annual Founders’ Day/Ben’s Birthday celebration on Sun., Jan. 30, at the Pittsburgh Athletic Association, 4215 Fifth Avenue. Along with the annual meeting and guest speaker, brunch will be available. Also the club meets the first Thursday of every month at noon for lunch at the HYP Club in downtown Pittsburgh. For details on events, contact John Vogel C’83 at (412) 594-5622 or <>.

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ACA | The Alumni Council on Admissions is Penn’s resource for undergraduate legacy applicants. The staff will be available for informal Q&A sessions about legacy admissions every Monday and Friday (except University holidays) from 12:15 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Sweeten Alumni House, 3533 Locust Walk. This time frame enables visiting families to also attend an information session and campus tour offered by the Undergraduate Admissions Office. Reservations for the Q&A sessions are not required. During the months of March and April, the Q&A session will take place every weekday (Monday through Friday). For more information, visit ( or call (215) 898-6888.


Penn Media Summit | The Road to Reality Television

TV talk-show host and producer Bill Boggs C’62 ASC’64 leads a discussion with some of television’s best-known contributors and experienced leaders. These Penn alumni will explore the current television landscape, including the recent reality TV phenomenon and its impact on popular culture and society.
Introduction: Jean Chatzky C’86, financial editor for NBC’s Today Show; editor-at-large, Money magazine.
Moderator: Bill Boggs C’62 ASC’64, television host, producer.
Panelists: Maury Povich C’62, host The Maury Show; Henry C. Schleiff C’70 L’73, chair & CEO, Court TV; Justin Hochberg C’91, producer, The Apprentice, Mark Burnett Productions (tentatively booked); Kevin Allen W’95, contestant, The Apprentice 2.
Date: Tuesday, March 8, 2005
Admission: $60 (including panel discussion & networking reception).

7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Panel discussion, The Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center.
8:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. networking reception, The Kaplan Penthouse at Lincoln Center.

We are always looking for panelists and volunteers for our events and welcome any suggestions you may have <>.


Mask & Wig in March

The Mask & Wig Club will be taking their show to

New York—March 4

Boston—March 5

Rochester, N.Y.—March 6

Chicago—March 10

Cincinnati—March 11

They will present Birth of a Notion: Karl Seconds That Emotion! It follows the story of a man who dares to dream, and dreams to begin his own country. Unfortunately, given current global boundaries and geographic concerns, there is no land available for him to claim. So he decides to situate the country in a building. What ensues is a hilarious parody featuring him as the often-oppressive leader of his own country (named, appropriately, Karl). It’s a story of economics, foreign policy, and everything else that makes politics just so darn silly. For more information, please check out ( or contact Xerxes Vevai EAS’05 at (302) 740-1579.


FORE!!! | Golf fanatics, get ready for Penn Alumni’s 2nd Annual Golf Tournament at Pine Hill Golf Club on Friday, May 13.

Pine Hill is a Tom Fazio design that has been named #31 in Golf magazine’s list of the nation’s “Top 100 You Can Play.” A fun day of friendly competition for everyone and a unique opportunity to play a special course, look for more information in the 2005 Alumni Weekend Guide (arriving with your next issue of the Gazette) or at (


Alumni Trustees
Alumni are invited and encouraged to suggest candidates, who must be degree-holding alumni, for one Metropolitan New York Region Alumni Trustee position (comprising all of Long Island, the five boroughs of New York City, Fairfield County in Connecticut, Westchester County in New York state, and all New Jersey counties other than Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, and Gloucester); one Southern Region Alumni Trustee position (comprising North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma, Bermuda, the Panama Canal, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and Mexico); and one Western Region Alumni Trustee position (comprising California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii, Guam, and the Canadian provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan). Appointees to these positions will serve five-year terms, commencing in January 2006. Nominees will be given consideration by the Penn Alumni Nominations Committee.

Alumni are also encouraged to suggest candidates to receive next year’s Alumni Award of Merit, to be presented during Homecoming Weekend 2005. The Alumni Award of Merit 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 Penn Alumni Awards and Resolutions Committee.

The Young Alumni Award will also be presented at the Alumni Award of Merit Gala during Homecoming Weekend. The Award recognizes outstanding service to the University of Pennsylvania in several different and significant ways prior to one’s 16th reunion year. Suggested candidates will be given consideration by the Penn Alumni Awards and Resolutions Committee.

Names of candidates for the Alumni Trustee positions and the 2005 Alumni Award of Merit/Young Alumni Award should be sent by January 14, 2005 and February 4, 2005, respectively, to: Penn Alumni, c/o Executive Secretary, E. Craig Sweeten Alumni House, 3533 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6226. You may also submit your nominations online at (