Penn and Pencil Club: Workshops for Staff

The Kelly Writers House will offer a creative writing workshop series for Penn staff starting this fall. Interested employees are invited to an information and planning session on Monday, September 15, from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Benjamin Franklin Room, 2nd oor, Houston Hall. Refreshments will be provided. If you plan to attend, or if you are interested but cannot make this meeting, please RSVP, by phone at 573-WRIT. For more information about Kelly Writers House, visit its Web page at:

Penn Faculty and Staff Children Admission Seminars

The Undergraduate Admissions Office is hosting two sessions on the college selection process for Penn faculty and staff as well as their children in high school. These seminars are designed to cover issues such as what it takes to be admitted to a competitive college, course selection in high school, significance of standardized tests, extracurricular activities, interviews, personal essays, and significance of alumni and faculty ties. The sessions will be held Saturday, September 6, 10:30 a.m. and Wednesday, September 10, 5 p.m.­both in Alumni Hall, Towne Building. Call Shelli Mueller at 898-8587 to register.

Penn VIPS: 6th Annual School Supplies Drive

Back-to-school time brings with it the 6th Annual School Supplies Drive sponsored by Penn Volunteers in Public Service (Penn VIPS). Through September 19, Penn VIPS encourages members of the University community to pick up a few extra items while shopping for family back-to-school needs and contribute them to help a child get this school year off to a great start. Wanted in the Supplies Drive are anything from bookbags, dictionaries, trapper file keepers, and calculators to notebooks, folders, pens, pencils, rulers, and the like. Donated school supplies will benefit West Philadelphia elementary and middle schools as well as shelters for the homeless. They can be deposited at any of fourteen conveniently located drop-off points on campus. For more information on drop-off locations and needed items, please call D.L. Wormley at 898-7256.

PennVIPS/Community Relations Office