Forget Ben Franklin and all the Penn provosts and presidents that followed in his footsteps -- it's the faculty and staff who have devoted themselves to the University that give it its distinctive character. Which is why President Judith Rodin, Interim Provost Michael Wachter and Executive Vice President John Fry have invited Penn faculty and staff to a three-day celebration of the contribution we all make to the institution.
Faculty and Staff Appreciation Days begin with a picnic lunch on College Green June 2 and conclude with a self-paced tour of the University's museums on June 4. Here's a detailed schedule of events, all of which are free:
WAKE-UP WALK/RUN: Get your juices flowing with a 1.5-mile walk-run up Locust Walk from Hutchinson Gym. 7:40 to 9 a.m.; starting point at Hutchinson Gym, 33rd St. between the Palestra and Franklin Field. Hutchinson Gym lockers available for changing; refreshments included at end of route.
Originally published on May 28, 1998