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Austin. Happy Birthday Ben, Austin style. The club had its largest gathering yet to celebrate our illustrious founder’s 295th birthday on Jan. 17, at the local watering hole, the Gingerman. Birthday wishes, balloons, a cake, and scores of alumni donning Royal Red and Blue were gathered together to reminisce about days of yesteryear and catch up on plans for the future. If you are interested in learning more about PennAustin and future events, send us an e-mail <>.

Harrisburg. Penn golf coach Francis Vaughn will present “Doing Business on the Golf Course.” Join us at the Harrisburg Marriott on May 17 for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at 6:00 p.m., followed by the presentation at 7:00 p.m. Contact Brad Sears C’92 at <> for details and reservations.

Los Angeles. Bring your family and join fellow alumni as we take in the Dodgers vs. the Phillies game on April 29, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Dodger Stadium. Tickets are $20, preference given to club members. For more information, call the club hotline at (310) 712-7027 or <>.

Metro New Jersey. For information on club activities and membership contact Debbi Lebersfeld CW’73 at (973) 467-8560 or <>, or check out our Web site (

The Wedding (1999) by Bruce Yonemmoto at the ICA, through April 22.

Philadelphia. The annual pilgrimage to the Mask and Wig clubhouse will take place Thursday, March 22. Don’t miss this year’s hilarious production entitled, All’s Fair in Love and Dwarfs. Peter Schiekele and PDQ Bach are back this year for an encore—or gored—performance with the Philadelphia Orchestra on Tuesday, April 17. Perhaps the maestro will play the as-yet-unplayed, Mass in Burrito for Taco Bells and The Well-tempered Clavicle. For information, contact Fanny Chu-Fong C’91 at (215) 561-6900 x24 or <>. For young alumni happy hours and community-service events check our Web site at (

Phoenix. Join us at the ballpark on May 11, starting at 7:30 p.m., to root on the Diamondbacks or the Phillies, wherever your alliances move you! Due to the huge response of our last ballpark outing, we are pre-selling seats to ensure enough will be reserved for us: cost is $15 per ticket. RSVP to Beth Topor W’80 at (480) 922-3540 or <>.

San Diego. Join us to cheer for Penn’s men’s heavyweight crew as they compete in the San Diego Crew Classic on April 7-8. For more details and information on other Penn activities in San Diego please contact Ellen Chang C’88 WG’98 at (858) 457-3877 or <>.

Westchester/Rockland Counties. President Rodin will be the featured speaker at our annual dinner on Wednesday, June 20 at 6:30 p.m., at the Fairview Country Club in Greenwich. Space is limited. For information, contact Cindy Shmerler Levy C’81 at <>. We will attend a performance of the Westchester Philharmonic, featuring Andre Watts, at SUNY Purchase on May 12 at 8:00 p.m.; for details, contact Cindy Shmerler Levy.

Washington. Alumni from the DC area are hosting the monthly happy hour sponsored by the Ivy Social Club (formerly, The Over 30 Singles Ivy Social Club). The happy hour will be held on Friday, May 13, between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m.; the cost is $20 in advance and $25 at the door. For location and additional information, or to RSVP contact Jennifer Viguers C’84 at <>

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Join Greek alumni and friends in celebrating the 150 years of fraternities and sororities at Penn at our Greek Sesquicentennial Gala and Scholarship Auction. The event will take place at the Park Hyatt at the Bellevue Hotel on May 17, and will kick off Alumni Weekend. For more information, contact Anne-Marie Staples or Norm Hetrick at (215) 898-5263 or <>.


Frethren young and old are invited to attend the Friars Senior Society’s Centennial Celebration this spring in downtown Philadelphia at the Marriott Hotel on Saturday, April 28. The bash will include dinner, dancing, Friar lore and a Penn Then and Now retrospective by Michel T. Huber W’53 ASC’61. For any of the 1600-plus Friars who are interested in attending, contact dinner chair Dr. Bryan Margerum C’88 at (215) 481-0155, or graduate-board president Sally Katz C’82 at (215) 829-0406 or <>. Monk robes not required.


May 14-18 at the Forstmann Castle, Frost Valley.
Join Penn faculty for a five-day immersion in modern poetry. Penn has teamed up with Frost Valley, a 6,000-acre conference center in the Catskills, to offer this non-credit workshop on modern American poetry led by professors Al Filreis and Herman Beavers, Kelly Writers House director Kerry Sherin C’87, and poet Dr. Michael Magee G’99 Gr’99. The cost for the course, lodging, all meals and all recreational activities is $420; the number of participants is limited to 20. For more information about Frost Valley ( or to register, call (845) 985-2291 ext. 204, or e-mail <>. For much more information about the poetry workshop, see ( ~afilreis/poetry.html) or e-mail Prof. Filreis at <>.

June 11-15 at the Straus Center, Frost Valley.
The course above is also being offered in June at the Straus Center at Frost Valley; the cost is $470.


“How does a Hi-Tech Start Up Become a Global Success? Perspectives from Israel, Wharton and Around the World.”

Discover the world of hi-tech in Israel through symposia with keynote speakers and face-to-face meetings with senior management of some of the most successful hi-tech organizations in Israel, at the first Wharton Israel Global Alumni Conference in Tel Aviv, March 11-13.

For further information, contact Marti Harrington WG’76, director of alumni affairs, The Wharton School, 3733 Spruce Street Philadelphia, PA 19104-6350; phone (215) 898-1281, fax (215) 898- 2695, e-mail <>.