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Penn Current Express
News, Ideas and Conversations from the University of Pennsylvania Dec. 2, 2010
Dear Penn Faculty and Staff,
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Penn Bookstore hosts annual holiday sale Dec. 9-10
Penn BookstoreDon't miss the annual holiday sale at the Penn Bookstore Dec. 9 and 10, when selected merchandise will be discounted by 20 percent, and customers can shop to the musical sounds of the season, courtesy of student performing arts groups. Shoppers can also pose for a free seasonal photograph at the Bookstore's holiday village.

HeismanDuring this year's Homecoming celebration, Penn was presented with a football honor that no other university has ever received--a Heisman Trophy not for a single player's actions on the field, but for Penn's special connection with the man for whom the award is named. John William Heisman graduated from Penn Law School in 1892.

Students serve food and get life lessons in return
Soup Kitchen
At the Hillel Soup Kitchen, operated out of the Falk Dining Commons in Steinhardt Hall, student volunteers serve meals to the hungry every Sunday during the school year (except during Fall and Thanksgiving Break, and on any conflicting Jewish holidays). Dinner is served at Hillel from 6 to 7 p.m.

'Tis the season to 'adopt' a family for the holidays
Adopt a Family
In the spirit of the holiday season, Penn Volunteers in Public Service, part of the Netter Center for Community Partnerships, is inviting University faculty and staff to participate in its annual Adopt a Family for the Holidays Program and Holiday Gift/Toy Drive, providing gifts and goods for local families in need.

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Anthea Butler

Anthea Butler, an associate professor of religious studies in the School of Arts and Sciences, discusses the Pentecostal movement, its intersection with national politics and whether the black church is dead.
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