The University of Pennsylvania Alumni Society has nominated three candidates to fill one Middle Atlantic and two at-large alumni-trustee positions for five-year terms starting January 1, 2002:
    Edward J. Mathias C’64, Bethesda, Md.; Paul S. Levy L’72, Scarsdale, N.Y.; and Dr. Susan C. Taylor C’79, Wynnewood, Pa.
    Alumni may file other nominations until September 1; these nominations must be accompanied by a petition signed by five percent of all degree-holding alumni.
    For details write to: Robert J. Alig, executive secretary of the University of Pennsylvania Alumni Society, E. Craig Sweeten Alumni House, 3533 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6226 or e-mail him at <>


The University of Pennsylvania Alumni
Society is pleased to announce that we will be presenting the 2001 Alumni Award of Merit to the following deserving alumni:

Dr. Edward B. Shils
W’36 G’37 Gr’40 L’86 GL’90 GrL’97
Herbert D. Katz W’51
Norma Peden Killebrew CW’61
Melanie Franco Nussdorf CW’71

    The annual Alumni Award of Merit Gala will be held on the evening of Friday, Nov. 2—we hope you will plan to attend while already on campus for the Celebration of 125 Years of Women at Penn and Homecoming Weekend.
    For details, please look for the Homecoming Weekend insert in the September-October issue of the Gazette.


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Austin. Club members celebrated Ben Franklin in style in May at the home of Michael Levy W’68, publisher of Texas Monthly magazine. Over 45 alumni, ranging from the Class of 1942 to the Class of 2000, attended the event. H. William Brands, author of The First American: The Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin, was center stage, offering a glimpse of Ben’s fame and legendary lore. To join PennAustin and receive notification of other upcoming events, including our send-off picnic for the Class of 2005 in August, please contact Matt Zubiller W’98 at <> or (512) 431-3611.

Cleveland. The third annual family picnic will take place at Landerwood Swim Club on Sunday, July 22, at 4:00 p.m. There will be a $5 per person club admission charge and attendees will be asked to bring a salad, side dish, or dessert to share. The club will provide hamburgers, hotdogs, and soft drinks. Alumni and returning students will welcome the Class of 2005 and their parents at the Gwinn Estate in Bratenahl on Thursday, Aug. 23, at 6:00 p.m. Don’t miss this Cleveland Club tradition. A light meal and beverages will be served: the cost is $15 for club members and $20 for alumni non-club members. Reservations are requested for all events. For more information on membership, these events, and other club activities, contact Barbara Franklin SAMP’66 at (216) 292-6750 or <> or check our Web site at ( Sign up for PennCleveland listserv to keep up to date on club news.

Delaware. Join fellow alumni on Thursday, July 26 for a Wilmington Blue Rocks game as they take on the Kinston Indians. Tickets are $20 for adults and $18 for children (under 12), and include an all-you-can-eat menu featuring hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers, BBQ chicken, non-alcoholic beverages, tossed green salad, baked beans, potato chips, and ice cream. Remember to stay afterwards to watch the fireworks display. If interested, e-mail us at <> or contact Paul Kelner at (302) 832-3266.

New York. Attention New York City Red & Blue: the next general meeting will be on Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 7:30 p.m., location TBA via the listserv. Plans for fall and winter events will be discussed. For more information about PennNYC, contact Melissa Donald at <>. To join the listserv and receive information about events and activities on a regular basis, send an e-mail to <>, but leave the subject line blank. In the body of the message, type: “subscribe PennNYC” and your name. Where it says your name, type your first and last name.

Philadelphia. On Sept. 13 kick off the new academic year with a special reception at the Union League of Philadelphia from 5:30-7:30 p.m.; this will include hors d’oeurvres and cash bar. The league will salute Penn for the entire month of September. Tours of the historical Union League building will be part of the festivities. Contact Fanny Chu-Fong at (215) 561-6900 ext. 24, or <>.

Portland. The new Penn Club of Portland held its second meeting and first program on May 15. Bruce Chamberlin from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions spoke on the evolving nature of the admissions process in the new millennium. Dates for two summer events will be set soon: an evening at PGE Park for a Portland Beavers baseball game and a send-off picnic for members of the Class of 2005 from Oregon and SW Washington. For more information, contact John Vosmek C’61 at <> or (503) 222-3232.

Western Pennsylvania. We have planned a tailgate at the Pirates game on Sunday, July 29; it will begin at 11:30 a.m., prior to the 1:35 p.m. game. For further information contact either Clark T. Thompson C’47 <> or John J. Katz C’98 at <>.

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