Atlanta. TeamIvy Happy Hour will be held on April 14 at 7 p.m. at Park Tavern, 500 10th Street NE (the south-east corner of Piedmont Park). Check the club Web site ( for the date, time, and place for all events.

Boston. There will be a political panel, co-sponsored by the Ivy Presidents Group, at the Harvard Club, 374 Commonwealth Avenue, on Wednesday, April 28, 6—9 p.m. Join us for dinner and a panel discussion with speakers from various Ivies, Duke, and Johns Hopkins, to name just a few. Cocktails will start at 6:15 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m., and at 8 p.m. each panelist will speak briefly, followed by audience questions, with the event ending at 9:00 p.m. Cost $75, and there will also be a dessert-only option for $25. For information e-mail, Aileen at <>.

Columbus, Ohio. An official Penn Alumni club has recently been established in Columbus. It meets monthly for lunch to discuss the organization of events to help alumni keep in touch. The first event was held on Dec. 20 at the Schottenstein Center for the Penn vs. Dayton women’s basketball game. All alumni are welcome to club events. Contact Eric M. Scoblionko at <> for more information.

Washington. The Ivy League FiftyPlus Singles of Washington, D.C., holds its next cocktail reception on Sunday, March 28 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at the historic Fairfax Hotel (recently renamed the Westin Embassy Row Hotel), 2100 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, near the DuPont Circle Metro stop. RSVPs by Wednesday, March 24, to Betsy Hendrix at home (703) 356-6678. Please indicate you are from Penn. Check the club Web site ( for date, time, and place for all events.

Gold Coast, Fla. On Thursday, May 20, a dinner & theater event of The Producers will be held at the Broward Center in Ft. Lauderdale. In May, watch for the Gold Coast Penn Club Golf Tournament and Lunch, and the End-of-Year Dinner at Gibby’s in Fort Lauderdale. Guest speaker to be announced. We will also be welcoming the incoming freshmen from the area. Check the club Web site ( for date, time, and place for all events.

Houston. Join us in late March for a wine and cheese reception with Art Caplan, director of Penn’s Center for Bioethics; contact Beverly Vosko at <> or (713) 464-0055 for date and location.

Los Angeles. Thanks to everyone that helped organize our hockey night and PennFest. We have some exciting new events coming up in the spring, including PennClubLA’s tribute to Spring Fling; our exciting Hairspray theater event; and our annual family day. Check <> for more information.

Metro New Jersey. Penn Cares Community Service Day will be held on Saturday, May 1, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Community Food Bank in Hillside. Join us as we sort, pack, and label food for distribution. Children ages 10+ are welcome. To register, contact Maria Ho at (201) 947-9626 or <>, or Jonathan Jungblut at <>. The Wesley A. Stanger Jr. Scholarship and Installation dinner will be held on Tuesday, June 8, at 6:30 p.m. The speaker is Dr. Stephen P. Steinberg Gr’89, executive director of the Penn National Commission on Society, Culture, and Community. Please see our Web site ( for cost and other details.

New York. PennFest NYC 2004, the emerging film and live music showcase for alumni, students, and faculty, is sponsored by PennNYC. Submit your film, television, or music project by April 1. For details, see ( or e-mail <>. For more information about PennNYC, visit (

Philadelphia. Join us for an evening at the theater: the Guthrie Theater’s national tour of Othello will be at the Annenberg Center on Friday, March 19. Starting with an informal lecture by Dr. Peter Stallybrass, followed by a buffet dinner of Middle Eastern cuisine provided by Bitar’s Restaurant, the show starts at 8 p.m. Cost: $30 per person for the lecture, dinner, and show. On Thursday, March 25, Mask & Wig presents All’s Hell That Ends Well at the Clubhouse, 310 South Quince Street, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person. For more information and to reserve your tickets for any of the events, visit (

Palm Beaches, Fla. Don’t forget the annual joint alumni clubs summer event in July. Contact Adrienne Huston Griffin for information about all club events at <>.

Portland, Ore. Happy Hours continue on the third Thursday of every month: March 18 and April 15. Check the Web site ( for details. All those familiar with the “oh-so-discreet Penn flag” used to identify our Happy Hour table will be relieved to learn that while the dear old flag met an untimely and inglorious end (crushed in a storm drain), because of the energetic and creative efforts of Jessica Alexander Nu’00 GNu’02 we have a new and improved (but still discreet) flag. This year, since the Academy has moved the Awards to February, our annual dinner celebration of the Academy Awards with Shawn Levy C’82, film critic for The Oregonian, will be an Oscar review instead of an Oscar preview. Once again, check the Web site for date, time, and place. Seats for the third annual Portland and Seattle Penn Alumni Clubs Afternoon at the ballpark are reserved for June 27 when the Mariners host the improved Padres. Contact either club to reserve seats.

Sarasota & Manatee Counties, Fla. Join us for our regular luncheon meetings, March 20 and April 17, at the Sara Bay Country Club. For more information, contact George Hennessy at <>.

Southwest Florida. Join alumni in the area at these upcoming events: March 21, a Skimmer Day celebration on the Naples Princess; April 4, the Ivy League Alumni Picnic at Vineyards Country Club; April 7, the Fourth Annual Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament at Cypress Woods Golf Club. Check the club Web site ( for all events.

Westchester, N.Y. Ben Cares Penn Cares Community Service has been rescheduled to March 27, from 9:30 to 12:30 p.m. Help build outdoor furniture for My Sister’s Place, a residence for victims of domestic violence. On April 17, beginning at 7:30 p.m., the Penn-Cornell Tennis Party at Armonk Tennis Club. April 20, at 6 p.m., a theater outing, Bombay Dreams on Broadway with dinner at the Penn Club of New York. For information on all of our events, e-mail <>.

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GIC The Greenfield Intercultural Center celebrates 20 years of intercultural work on Friday, April 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the Newman Center Parish Hall, 3720 Chestnut Street. Eat and dance the school year to an end as GIC celebrates students, past and present, who have accomplished 20 years of intercultural work and activism at Penn. For more information contact director Valerie De Cruz, at (215) 898-3357 or <>.



Fore! Golf fanatics, get ready for Penn Alumni’s first-ever golf outing at Pine Hill Golf Club on Friday, May 14.

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 for everyone and a unique opportunity to play a special course. Look for more information in the Alumni Weekend Guide, mailed with this issue, or at (



ACA From now through June 30, staff of the Alumni Council on Admissions, Penn’s resource for undergraduate legacy applicants, are 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 enables visiting families to attend an information session and campus tour offered by the Undergraduate Admissions Office. Reservations are not required. For more information, visit ( or call (215) 898-6888. During March and April, the Q&A sessions will take place every weekday (Monday and Friday).