Upcoming Events . . . [see Summer AT PENN for more]

(See Below: Music, Fitness/Learning and other Bulletins)

Back to the Update section of the July 13, 1999 Almanac .


8/26 The Gathering: Roger Eno/Lol Hammond and Roedelius; ambient electronic music; 8 p.m.; $20; $18 w/WXPN member card; St. Mary's Church, 3916 Locust Walk. Info: (610) 734-1009 (Starsend).

. . . At the Morris Arboretum:

8/5 "Jazz in the Garden"; Listen to local group "About Time" perform with special guest Ken Ulansey on saxophone; 6:30-7:30 p.m.; Free with regular admission.

8/26 "Royal Court Players"; Listen to classical music for flute and guitar performed by Laura Forman and Steven Limeburner; 6-7:30 p.m.; Free with regular admission.

Adults-$6; Seniors (65+) - $5; Students-$4; under 6 free

Free guided tour of the Garden 2pm, every Saturday and Sunday and 7pm Wednesday and Thursday during the Garden Railway Display. Handicapped-accessible. 100 Northwestern Avenue, between Stenton and Germantown Avenues, in Chestnut Hill. for additional information call 215-247-5777


8/26 IACUC Mandatory Orientation to Animal Research Seminar; 1:30-3:30 p.m.; BRB 2/3 Auditorium; Info: Kim Edgar at or (215) 898-9948. Also September 8, 2-3 p.m., New Bolton Center Amphitheater (University Laboratory Animal Resources).


 Meeting and Event Space

Campus meeting and events space availability has been an ongoing topic of conversation this summer as the current Faculty Club readies to transition out of Skinner Hall, and the Inn at Penn prepares for opening.

Understandably, there are concerns about how to satisfy existing event and meeting needs that had been previously met by space at Skinner as well as other venues (such as Perelman Quad) that are presently out of service.

Campus Services is hosting information meetings for Penn events planners to address these challenges. Staff from Conference and Guest Services at Penn, the "new" Faculty Club, the Inn at Penn, and the Sheraton University City will be available to discuss your interests and questions.

These meetings will offer an opportunity to:

  • get help finding the "right" space for your event
  • hear about how Conference and Guest Services can help you secure events space and services.
  • meet staff from both the Inn at Penn and the Sheraton
  • hear about the Faculty Club in its new iteration in the Inn at Penn

Thursday, July 22 9:30 AM - 11 AM Palmaire V
Tuesday, July 27 3 PM - 4:30 PM University Suite
Wednesday, August 11 10:30 AM - Noon Center Suite

All meetings will take place at the Sheraton University City.

The following Campus Services staff will participate:

  • Jeff Barta, Director, Conference and Guest Services, Penn
  • Sondra Siegel, Associate Director, Conference and Guest Services, Penn
  • Natalka Swavely, Coordinator, Faculty Club, Penn
  • Scott Umlauf, Director, Sales and Marketing, Sheraton University City Hotel
  • Nancy Barag,Director, Sales and Marketing, Inn at Penn

Materials on all facilities and services will be provided.

--Campus Services

 Office of Community Housing Workshops

In addition to the enhanced mortgage program, the Office of Community Housing is offering various workshops to members of the Penn community to assist with home ownership and purchase information.

The following seminars are being offered as part of our summer semester workshop series. Please note the time and location for each workshop.

Credit Counseling and Repair:   

How to repair damaged credit.  Common myths about credit, what banks consider in making loans  credit scoring, credit reports, and sources of credit and their differences.

  • July 27, 12-1;  Rm. 720 Franklin Building/3451 Walnut  or
  • August 3, 1:30-2:30; Same location

Community Housing 101:   

Come find out about one of the most exciting programs on campus. The Office of community Housing is here to help you in your quest towards homeownership.  We do however, have some guidelines and conditions that make the process easier for us all. Come find out the benefits of the program, the process, and general home buying information. Welcome to the program.

 4046 Walnut Office of Off Campus Living

  • Tues., July 13; 12-1 p.m.
  • Thurs., July 29; 1-2 p.m.
  • Wed., August 11; 8-9 p.m.
  • Thurs., August 12; 12-1 p.m.

Rm. 720 Franklin Building/3451 Walnut

  • Tues., July 20; 12-1 p.m.
  • Tues., August 10; 1-2 p.m.
  • Tues., August 17; 12-1 p.m.

If you have any questions, please contact Bernadette Ramsey, Outreach Coordinator at (215) 573-9725 or

--Bernadette Ramsey, Outreach Coordinator, Community Housing

Posted 7/20/99; Modified 8/4/99