Operation Santa Claus

Special Seasonal Celebrations

Holiday Hours

Storytelling by Karen Abdul-Malik, accompanied by percussionist O.T. Young, is part of the University Museum's Kwanzaa celebration at the annual family-oriented, Peace Around the World, Sunday, December 7. The spotlight this year is on culinary traditions of different cultures: pastry chefs will create "architectural wonders" which will be on display through December 10, along with festive holiday table settings for several holidays. See Special Events.


Thanksgiving recess ends; 8 a.m.
8 Fall term classes end.
9 Reading day. Through December 11.
12 Final Exams. Through December 19.
19 Fall semester ends.


6 Talking Drums: Archaeologists in the Making; discover the African musical instrument collection; design your own drum or rattle in the craft workshop. For ages 8-12; 10 a.m.-noon; University Museum; $5 materials fee. Pre-registration required; call 898-4015 for information (Museum).
ICA Family Workshop; tour of the current exhibition, Inside Out: Four Artists from Korea; create artworks inspired by the show. For ages 6-12, accompanied by adults; 11 a.m.; Institute of Contemporary Art; $4/child; $3/member's child; reservations required; scholarships available call 898-7108 for more information.

16 The Writers House on Kid's Corner at WXPN 88.5 FM!; experts join kids on the popular radio show Kid's Corner to explore the world of poetry/limericks; 7-7:30 p.m. (Writers House).


Admission donations and hours

Arthur Ross Gallery, Fisher Fine Arts Library: free, Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat. & Sun., noon-5 p.m.
Burrison Gallery, Faculty Club: free, Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Esther Klein Gallery, 3600 Market: free, Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Institute of Contemporary Art: $3, $2/students, artists, seniors, free/members, children under 12, with PENNCard, and on Sundays 10 a.m.-noon; Thurs., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Wed.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Meyerson Hall Galleries: free, Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Morris Arboretum: $4, $3/seniors, $2/students, free/with PENNCard,
children under 6; Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
University Museum: $5, $2.50/seniors and students w/ID, free/members, with PENNCard, children under 6; Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Sunday (free), 1-5 p.m.


Bernett L. Johnson Jr., MD: Oil Paintings; portraits, human figure studies and still life. Opening reception; December 4; 4:30-6:30 p.m.; Burrison Gallery. Through December 30.

7 Children Helping Children; paintings, watercolors and prints on loan by children internationally as a part of an effort to raise public awareness to the need for medical, educational and art supplies for disadvantaged children; University Museum. Through January 4; part of Peace Around the World (see
Special Events).

20 Always Getting Ready: Yup'ik Eskimo Subsistence in Southwest Alaska;
50 contemporary black and white photographs by James H. Barker; University Museum. Through March 1, 1998.

Amy Meehan and Hee Kyeong; Meyerson Upper Gallery. Through December 7.
Computer Art/Large Print Exhibit; Meyerson Dean's Alley. Through
December 7
Eggi's Village: Life Among the Minangkabau of Indonesia; 45 ethnographic photographs and commentary by anthropologist Peggy Reeves Sanday; first floor Sharpe Gallery, University Museum. Through December 7.
Undergraduate Fine Arts Exhibit; Meyerson Lower Gallery. Through
December 7
The First Juried Exhibition of Clay Monoprints: Guest Curator Mitch Lyons; Esther Klein Art Gallery. Through January 2.
Inside Out: Four Artists From Korea; works in a variety of media, including installation, photography and video; ICA. Through January 4.
The Fragrance of Ink: Korean Literati Paintings of the Choson Dynasty (1392-1910); from Korea University Museum. Traditional scholar paintings from Korea's last dynasty; 16th to 20th-century delicate silk paintings; hanging scrolls and screens; Arthur Ross Gallery & University Museum. Through January 18.
Cultural Readings: Spanish Representations of the New World; Rosenwald Gallery; 6th Floor, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center. Through February 28. (Friends of the Library).
Roman Glass: Reflections on Cultural Change; more than 200 examples of Roman glass and associated materials such as pottery and bronze from the first century BC through the 6th century AD; 2nd floor, Dietrich Gallery; University Museum. Through June 1998.

Ancient Greek World; Living in Balance: Universe of the Hopi, Zuni, Navajo and Apache; Ancient Mesopotamia: Royal Tombs of Ur; The Egyptian Mummy: Secrets and Science; Raven's Journey: World of Alaska's Native People; Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition; University Museum.
Healing Plants: Medicine Across Time and Cultures; Works by Harry Gordon; massive sculpture in wood, small pieces in granite; Butcher Sculpture Garden, Morris Arboretum.

ICA Tours
Free with gallery admission.

3 New Horizons; ICA director Patrick Murphy leads a tour of the exhibition; 10:30 a.m.
4 Gallery Tour; 5:15 p.m.
11 Gallery Tour; 5:15 p.m.

University Museum Tours
Meet at the main entrance; 1:30 p.m. Free with Museum admission donation. Information:

6 Egypt
13 Mesopotamia
14 Archaeology
20 Raven's Journey
21 Classical/Roman Glass


2 Alice in the Cities; (Wim Wenders; 1974; German); Streets of Childhood Film Series, 6 p.m.; Room B-1, Meyerson Hall (Architecture).
International House
For more information and tickets, call 895-6542 or visit the InHouse website:

4 World's Best Commercials 1997; (75 min.) from the Cannes International Advertising Film Festival; 7 and 9 p.m. Also December 6, 4:30 & 9:30 p.m.; and December 7, 6 & 8 p.m.

6 LA Confidential; presented in collaboration with Creative Access; 7 p.m. Also December 7, 3 p.m.

10 The Ballad of the Sans-Papiers; (S. Abdallah & R. Ventura; France; 1996; 90 min.) documentary; 7:30 p.m.; panel discussion to follow; in collaboration with Women in Dialogue and the Wages for Housework Campaign.


CGS Special Programs; registration required. For information, call 898-6479, or see:

Class of 1923 Ice Rink
; public skating hours: Mon. & Wed., 4-6 p.m.; Tues. & Thurs., 6-8 p.m.; Fri., 8-10 p.m. & 12-2 a.m.; Sat, 12:30-2 p.m.,8-10 p.m. & 12-2 a.m.; Sun., 1-3 p.m.; $4.50 w/PENNCard; $1.50 skate rental; 3130 Walnut Street (Ice Rink).

Jazzercise; 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Mon., Tues. and Thurs.; Philadelphia Child Guidance Center; first class free; $3.50/class, $2.50 students; Carolyn Hamilton, 662-3293 (days), (610) 446-1983 (evenings).

1 Penn and Pencil Club; creative writing workshop for Penn and Health Systems staff; 5:15-7:15 p.m.; 3805 Locust Walk (Writers House).

2 Holiday Decorations: Wreaths; make wreaths with materials provided by the Arboretum; 7-9:30 p.m.; (Also December 4: section A, 1-3:30 p.m.; section B, 7-9:30 p.m.); non-members, $33 registration fee; members, $27.50. Call 247-5777 for more information (Morris Arboretum).

"Now What?": Talking Film Screenwriters Workshop
; with Ernie Vecchione; 7 p.m.; 3805 Locust (Writers House).

3 Retirement Planning Seminars; through December 10; call 898-7282 for details (Human Resources).

Holiday Decorations: Centerpieces; make decorations with materials provided by the Arboretum; section A, 1-3:30 p.m.; section B, 7-9:30 p.m.; non-members, $33 registration fee; members, $27.50 (Morris Arboretum).

6 An Evening of Dance; Swing, Twist and Charleston to taped tunes; Penn's Ballroom Dance Society's performance tentatively scheduled; times TBA; 3805 Locust Walk. For more info. contact Hen-rietta Jones: (Writers House).

Buying a Business; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; $205 (includes lunch); call 898-4861 to register (Wharton SBDC).

9 W.W. Norton Co. Publishers Series; 3:30-5 p.m. workshop with Donald Lamm, Trade Books, W.W. Norton Co.; 7:30 p.m. informal lecture, Donald Lamm. For information call 573-WRIT (Writers House).

12 Ice Skating Study Break; midnight-2 a.m.; $1.50 skate rental; free with PENNCard; 3130 Walnut; also on
December 13. Call 898-1923 for information or visit: (Class of 1923 Ice Rink).

17 Orientation to Animal Research; training for Penn investigators who use animals in their research; 1-3 p.m.; Austrian Auditorium Lobby, CRB; call 898-6466 for information (Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee; ULAR).


University Council; 4-6 p.m.; Mc-Clelland, Quad; Penn ID required; observers must advance register with the Secretary's Office at 898-7005 to attend.

12 Trustees' Executive Committee; 2:30-3 p.m.; Conference Room, Rhoads Pavilion; observers should register with the Secretary's Office at 898-7005.

15 PPSA Executive Board; open to all A-1 observers; noon-1:30 p.m.; Bishop White Room, Houston Hall.


3 Early Music at Penn; Renaissance and Baroque music presented by the Penn Baroque and Recorder Ensembles; 8 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall (Music).

4 The Virgin House Band; jazz
quartet; 8-10 p.m.; 3805 Locust Walk
(Writers House).

5 African Rhythms: For the Good of All; African drum and dance troupe's fall show; 7:30 p.m.; $7; students/$5. Annenberg School Theater. Also December 6. Tickets sold on Locust Walk, Annenberg box office and at the door.

Brahms: A German Requiem; University Choral Society and Symphony Orchestra perform for the first time with Haverford Choral Society and Orchestra; 8 p.m.; Zellerbach Theater, Annenberg Center (Music).
Sons of the San Joaquin; traditional cowboy Western songs performed by a group from the Sierra Nevada Mountains; 8 p.m.; International House; call 895-6588 for ticket information (International House Folklife Center).

14 Messiah Sing-In; bring your scores and join the choir in Handel's Messiah (limited number of scores available at the door); 8 p.m.; Cathedral Church of the Saviour, 38th and
Chestnut (Music).


3 Speakeasy: Poetry, Prose and Anything Goes; open-mic performance night; 8:30 p.m.; 3805 Locust (Writers House).

4 Poetry Reading by Mark Halliday; poet, director of creative writing, Ohio University; former Penn professor; 5 p.m.: followed by dinner. To RSVP for the dinner and/or reading, e-mail
wh@; 3805 Locust (Writers House).
The Rehearsal
; drama by Jean Anouilh; 8 p.m., 2 p.m. matinee December 6 only; Harold Prince Theater, Annenberg Center. Call Annenberg box
office, 898-6791 for tickets. Through December 6 (Quadramics).

12 Black Nativity; by Langston Hughes; Afrocentric holiday musical; tickets from $18-$36; Annenberg Center; for tickets call 898-6791 or 978-8497. Through January 4 (Freedom Repertory Theater).


Penn Graduate Christian Fellowship; 7 p.m., Wednesdays, Newman Center.

Christian Association
The CA Chapel is open 9 a.m.-9:30 p.m. for private prayers and meditation.

Holy Communion,; noon-1 p.m., Mondays, Chapel
Orthodox Christian Fellowship: Vespers and Discussion Series; 7-9 p.m., Tuesdays, 3rd floor, Chapel
Quaker Meetin' and Eatin; noon-1 p.m., Wednesdays, Auditorium
Buddhist Meditation; 1-2 p.m., Wednesdays, Chapel
Early Morning Prayers; 8-8:55 a.m., Thursdays, Conference Room
Sister Circle; noon-1 p.m., Thursdays, Conference Room
Unitarian Universalists; 7-9 p.m., first and third Thurs., Lounge
Bible Study; 7:30-8:30 p.m., Thursdays, Lounge
Buddhist Meditation; noon-1 p.m., Fridays, Chapel
Muslim Student Association; prayers, 1-5 p.m., Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri., Chapel

3 Advent Celebration: "O Come Let Us Adore Him"; grad students, faculty and staff of all denominations are invited to welcome the Christmas season with songs, Bible readings and refreshments. 7-9 p.m.; Newman Center (PGCF).

24 Sister Circle Holiday Celebration; noon; Conference Room, Christian


2 Star Gazing Nights; open observatory night; 8-9:30 p.m.; DRL Observatory; call 898-5995 to check weather conditions (Physics and Astronomy).

7 World Culture Day at the University Museum: 2nd Annual Peace Around the World; "A Taste of Culture" holiday celebration featuring a regional chef baking and decorating contest, culinary traditions and children's artwork from around the world, magicians, children's choirs, storytellers as well as holiday craft and international dance workshops for all ages; 1-4 p.m. (University Museum).

10 The Bookstore's 22nd Annual Sale-A-Bration; extensive holiday assortment at 20% off; complimentary refreshments, 5-8 p.m.; free gift wrapping, 10 a.m-7:45 p.m.; free photo with Santa December 12 only. Through December 13 (University Bookstore).

11 (Re)Opening Celebration of the Writers House; readings by students, faculty and staff; music by the Virgin House Band and Free Jazz Project; art exhibited by Penn students and alumni; the creation of a time capsule to which people may make literary and artistic contributions. Readings, noon-4 p.m; party, 8-11 p.m.; 3805Locust Walk (Writers House).

12 Holiday Bazaar; arts, crafts, jewelry and food, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall (A-3 Assembly).

20 Winter Wonderland; celebrate the opening of Always Getting Ready (see Exhibits); tour Raven's Journey, 1:30 p.m.; University Museum (Museum).

WinterFest '97
Celebrating the close of the semester and the Holiday Season. (Class Boards, Christian Association, Dining Services, Hillel, PAC, PSA, RAB, SPEC, UA Tangible Change Committee, UMC & VPUL). Call 898-6533 for information. (See reverse)

5 Locust Walk Wonderland; 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

6 Class of 2001 Semi-Formal; 8 p.m.-midnight; $25; Doubletree Hotel.

7 SPECapades Ice Skating Party; 8:30-10:30 p.m.; Blue Cross River Rink, Delaware Avenue. Transportation provided.

Faculty Club
Dinner seatings between 5:30-7:30 p.m. Call 898-4618 for reservations and additional information.

3 Chef's Showcase Dinner

10 Tree Lighting Buffet; Alumni Hall

17 Chef's Showcase Dinner

22 Holiday Open House


For information call 898-4519 or visit:

2 Women's Basketball vs. Lehigh; 7:30 p.m.

5 Women's Basketball vs. Navy; 7 p.m.

6 Women's Squash vs. Yale; noon
Fencing Alumni Meet;
1 p.m.
Men's Squash vs. Yale; 2 p.m.
Gymnastics Intra-Squad Meet;
6 p.m.

7 Women's Squash vs. Brown; noon

Men's Squash vs. Brown; 2 p.m.

28 Women's Basketball vs. St. Francis (NY); 3 p.m.

30 Women's Basketball vs. Temple; 7 p.m.


1 The Drosophila Wingless/Wnt Signal Transduction Pathway in Drosophila; Norbert Perrimon, Harvard Medical School; 12:15 p.m.; Robert Austrian Auditorium, Clinical Research Building (Cell and Developmental Biology and Genetics).

Alternative Splicing and Myosin Isoform Expression in Drosophila;
David Standiford, cell and developmental biology; 2 p.m.; Physiology Department Conference Room, Richards Building (Pennsylvania Muscle Institute).

Engineering a Bioartificial Artery; Robert Tranquillo, University of Minnesota; 3:30 p.m.; Room 337, Towne Building (Chemical and Bioengineering). Culture of Honor; Richard Nisbett, University of Michigan; 4 p.m.; Room B-26, Stiteler Hall (Psychology).

Is There a Literary History of Colonial India? Or, the Lonely Universal; Henry Schwarz, Georgetown; 4 p.m.; West Lounge, 4th Fl., Williams Hall (Comparative Literature; Literary Theory Program.; S. Asia Regional Studies).

Friendship in the Age of AIDS; Joel Goldman and T.J. Sullivan, AIDS educators; 7 p.m.; Nursing Education Building (Office of Health Education).

2 TBA; Richard Tsien, Stanford University School of Medicine; noon; Austrian Auditorium, Clinical Research Building (Biochemistry and Biophysics).
Differences in Thinking Styles Between Asia and the West; Richard Nisbett, University of Michigan; 4 p.m.; Graduate School of Education (Psychology).

3 Eighteenth-Century Calcutta and the Onset of Anglo-Indian Culture, Rosane Rocher, South Asia regional studies; 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; History Lounge, 3401 Walnut St. (South Asia Regional Studies).

HSP70-2: The Chaperone Required for CDC2 Function During Meiosis; E. Mitch Eddy, NIH; noon; Hirst Auditorium, Dulles Building (CRRWH).

Heterochromatin Structure and Histone Deacytelation in Yeast; Michael Grunstein, Ph.D., UCLA; 4 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium (Wistar Institute).

Parallel Processing, Temporal Hierarchy, and a Modular System of Consciousness in Vision; Semir Zeki, University College, London; 4 p.m.; Barchi Library, John Morgan Building (Institute for Neurological Sciences).

Women, Health, and Power in Africa; a panel discussion with Steven Feirman, HSS, as chair and panelists: Kwaku Ohene-Frempong; Joyce Thompson, nursing; Susan Watkins, sociology; Kathryn Geurts, anthropology; 4:30 p.m.; Room 109, Annenberg School (SAS, Women's Studies).

4 Structural Biology of the T-cell Co-receptor CD4 in Immunity and Immunodeficiency; Wayne Hendrickson, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; 12:30 p.m.; Dunlop Auditorium (Rheumatology).

Asset Inequality and Social Policy; Melvin Oliver, Vice President, Asset Building and Community Development, The Ford Foundation; 4:30-6:30 p.m.; Room 103, McNeil (SAS, Urban Studies).

Asset Building: A New Paradigm for Social Welfare; Melvin Oliver, Ph.D., Asset Building and Community Development, The Ford Foundation; 7-9 p.m.; Alumni Hall, Penn Faculty Club (School of Social Work).

5 Nonhuman Primates: Taxonomy and Identification; William Cole, Merck and Company, Inc.; 10 a.m.-noon; Medical Alumni Hall, 36th and Spruce Streets (Laboratory Animal Medicine).

Evolving Nature of Pharmaceutical Industry Research: Impact on Collaborations with Academia; Leon Rosenberg, M.D., Bristol-Myers Squibb Company; noon-1:15 p.m.; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (School of Medicine; Dean W. M. Kelley).

TBA; Joanne Moore, University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon; 12-2 p.m.; Suite 400A, 3401 Walnut (IRCS).

Ideas of Architectural Progress in Medieval Byzantium and the West; Cecil Striker, history of art; 3:30 p.m.; Room 201, Jaffe Building (History of Art).

6 Fragrance of Ink Lectures; visiting experts Robert D. Mowry, Harvard on Korea's Ceramic Tradition, and Laura Kendall, American Museum of Natural History, on Korea's Shamans and the
Spirits of Capitalism
; 1-3 p.m.; Rainey Auditorim; free with admission (Univ. Museum; Center for East Asian Studies).

8 Molecular Cloning and Characterization of a Novel Voltage-Gated Potassium Channel Expressed in Brain and Taste Buds of Catfish; Ralph Puchalski, pharmacology; noon; Pharmacology Seminar Room, John Morgan Building (Pharmacology and Center for Experimental Therapeutics).

Glucose Metabolism and Insulin Secretion from Single ß Cells Within Intact Pancreatic Islets; David Piston, Vanderbilt University; 12:15 p.m.; Robert Austrian Auditorium, Clinical Research Building (Cell and Developmental Biology and Genetics).

A Role for Founder Cells in Specifying Tissue Formation in the Somite; Mindy Weinstein, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine; 2 p.m.; Physiology Department Conference Room 4th floor, Richards Building (Pennsylvania Muscle Institute).

On the Relationship between the Activities of Dissolved and Immobilized Biomolecules; Johannes Nitsche, SUNY at Buffalo; 3:30 p.m.; Room 337, Towne Building (Chemical Engineering).

Neuropsychology of Memory; Mark D'Esposito, neurology; 4 p.m.; Room B-26 Stiteler Hall (Psychology).

9 The Role of Ryanodine Receptors in Contraction and Thermogenesis in Muscle; Barbara Block, Stanford; noon; Austrian Auditorium, Clinical Research Building (Biochemistry and Biophysics).

The Role of Catechol Estrogen Quinones and Apurinic Sites in the Initiation of Human Cancer; Ercole Cavalieri, D.Sc., Univ. of Nebraska Medical Center; 4 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium (Wistar Institute).

10 Macromolecular Machines in DNA Replication; Jerard Hurwitz, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; noon-1:30 p.m.; Class of '62 Auditorium, John Morgan Building (Cancer Center).

The Role of the Winged Helix Gene, MF3, in Mouse Embryogenesis and Beyond; Patricia Labosky, cell and developmental biology; noon; Hirst Auditorium, Dulles Building (CRRWH).

Molecular Mechanisms in the Regulation of Neurotransmitter Receptor Function; Richard Huganir, Johns Hopkins University; 4 p.m.; Barchi Library, John Morgan Building (Institute for Neurological Sciences).

Regulating T-Cell Responses to Self-Antigen; David Hafler, M.D., Bring-ham & Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School; 4 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium (Wistar Institute).

Corporatization of Care: Challenges and Opportunities; Kenneth Shine, M.D., Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences; 4:30-6 p.m.; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics).

11 How We Are Saving the Tropical Wildlands in Costa Rica; Prof. Daniel Janzen, biology; 4 p.m.; Reunion Hall, John Morgan Building (Medicine).

12 Nonhuman Primates: Husbandry, Breeding, Biology and Care; David Martin, DuPont Merck Pharmaceutical Company; 10 a.m.-noon; Medical Alumni Hall, 36th and Spruce Streets (Laboratory Animal Medicine).

15 Neuropsychology of Cognition; Nancy Kanwisher, M.I.T; 4 p.m.; B-26, Stiteler Hall (Psychology).

Commitment, Migration, and Lineage Diversification in Developing Craniofacial Muscles; Drew Noden, Cornell University; 12:15 p.m.; Robert Austrian Auditorium, Clinical Research Building (Cell and Developmental Biology and Genetics).

Fatty Acylation of Membrane Proteins: Lessons from Scr Family and HIV Gag; Marilyn Resh, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center; noon; Pharmacology Seminar Room, John Morgan Building (Pharmacology and Center for Experimental Therapeutics).

17 Later Life Education of Teen Mothers; Lauren Rich, social welfare and economics; noon-2 p.m.; Caster Building, 3700 Locust Walk (School of Social Work).
The Collapse of the U.S. Child Welfare System; Ira Schwartz, dean, School of Social Work; noon-2 p.m.; Caster Building, 3700 Locust Walk (School of Social Work).

20 Northwest Coast Art and Its Shamanic Use; Allen Wardwell, formerly of the Art Institute of Chicago; 2:30 p.m.; book signing (Tangible Visions) to follow; Rainey Auditorium University Museum; part of Winter Wonderland (see Special Events).

© Almanac, Lauren MacMullan 1983

Operation Santa Claus

We have started working on the 10th Annual "Operation Santa Claus" for the young and Senior Citizens. This year's party will again host three West Philadelphia Nursing HomesThe Ralston House, Mercy Douglas, & Stephen Smith Homeas well as St. Joseph's Home for Boys.

Our senior citizen friends and the children from the home will again be treated to a holiday luncheon and gifts from Santa as well as surprise entertainment on Wednesday, December 17, at the Faculty Club.

Last year's party was an overwhelming success, again over 800 gifts were donated along with monetary donation to pay for the party. Gifts were distributed to all the guests, with enough on hand to send back to those in the homes not well enough to attend. Gifts were also sent to the children at the orphanage who were in school.

We're asking for your help again. We need 600+ gifts and monetary donations to cover the the luncheon, entertainment transportation and additional gifts that are needed.

If you would like further information, please feel free to visit Yvonne in Suite 212 Franklin Building or call me at 898-7239 or 898-4210. Those in Physical Plant can contact George Reale.

Below are some gift suggestions. Simply choose something off the list, wrap it, and place a label or tag on the outside marked with what the item is, whether for a man or woman, girl or boy and the size if applicable. If you are planning to participate in Operation Santa please contact us and let us know so can be sure that all the children and senior citizens attending will receive a gift.

There has always been a lot of interest from our staff and friends around campus. We are hoping that you will again be able to help.

Please bring all gifts and donations to Yvonne in Suite 212 Franklin Bldg., no later than Thursday, December 11.

Sweatshirts/pants (Men's: L & XL ; Ladies': M & L). Socks (Men's: white & dark; Ladies' knee socks & knee highs). Perfume, cologne and dusting powder for ladies. Men's t-shirts, undershirts & thermals (XL & L). Ladies' thermals (M & L).Slippers with back out (slip-ons not the sock type) - Men's M & L and Ladies' S & M. Men's and Ladies' Sweater Vests (all sizes)

Trivia games, puzzles, chess, checkers, card games, board games, hand-held electronic games, children's outfits, toys

--Yvonne Oronzio, SFS
--George Reale, Physical Plant

Special Seasonal Celebrations

Holiday Reminder...
Along with the observance of Christmas on Thursday, December 25, 1997 and New Year's Day on Thursday, January 1, 1997, University employees are also granted special vacation for December 26, 29, 30, 31, 1997 and January 2, 1998. If an employee is required to be on duty to continue departmental operations for part or all of this period, the special vacation can be rescheduled for some other time. Normal University hours of operation resume Monday, January 5, 1998.

For Music Lovers...
Black Nativity; Freedom Repertory Theatre's holiday musical, to be presented for the first time ever at the Zellerbach Theatre. See On Stage. For tickets call 978-TIXS.

Messiah Sing-Along; with the University Choral Society and director William Parberry; 8 p.m., December 14; Cathedral Church of the Saviour, 38th and Chestnut Streets; scores available at the door for $5, or bring your own. Admission is free. Call 898-6244 for more information.

For Fun...
Winterfest '97; the University community celebrates the close of the semester and the holiday season with a Locust Walk Wonderland, December 5, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.: ice sculptor, gingerbread-house building contest, performances, refreshments, Menorah-making, and tree decorating party at the Christian Association, 2 p.m; Class of 2001 Semi-Formal, December 6, 8 p.m.-midnight; SPECapadesIce Skating Party, December 7, 8:30-10:30 p.m., Blue Cross River Rink on Delaware Avenue, free buses leave from the Quad, starting at 8 p.m.

For Kids of All Ages...
Peace Around the World; an international celebration at the University Museum, Sunday, December 7, 1-4 p.m., activities, performances, and a new exhibition, along with vendors of international crafts. See reverse.

For Shoppers...
A-3 Assembly Holiday Bazaar; December 12, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall.

Association of Alumnae Bulb and Cookie Sale; amaryllis, paperwhites and crocuses and a variety of gourmet cookies can be ordered, by December 8, and sent with a card to your recipients. Call 898-7811 for an order form.

Book Store's 22nd annual Holiday Sale-A-Bration; 20% off purchases store-wide; doors open at 10 a.m. Wednesday, December 10; free gift wrapping Wednesday, 10 a.m.-7:45 p.m., refreshments and free parking 5-8 p.m.; free photo with Santa on Friday, December 12, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Penn Book Store. (20% off discount does not apply to NY Times bestsellers, textbooks, special orders, out-of-print searches, Josten ring orders, phone cards, My Favorite Muffin and Clinique). Sale continues December 11, 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; December 12, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; December 13, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Museum Shops; Museum Discount Coupons for faculty, staff and students (with PENNCard) good in both Shops for 10%-100% off purchases of $5 or more, on total purchase, limited to $800 value void if scratched, valid December 9-14. Gifts for kids in the Pyramid Shop: Guatemalan dolls, Japanese origami sets, international stocking stuffers and ornaments; in the Museum Shop: Native American and Inuit carvings and pottery, African carvings, world music, and reproduction jewelry inspired by the Museum's collection; University Museum.

Meals to Enjoy and Share...
Annual Tree Lighting Buffet; December 10; 5:30 p.m., Alumni Hall, Faculty Club; reservations: 898-4618; prices (excluding 18% service charge): $16.50, $8.50/children under nine.

Holiday Open House; Hourglass bar open; 4:30-6:30 p.m., December 22; Faculty Club; call 898-4618 for price and reservations.

Holiday Hosting; to include a Philadelphia-area international student who can't go home for winter break at a holiday meal or celebration, call International Programs at 898-4661 or International House at 387-5125 extension 2232.

Decorations to Make...
Holiday Decorations: wreaths and centerpieces at the Arboretum. Call 247-5777 to register. See Fitness/Learning for more information.

And Gifts to Share...
Operation Santa Claus; provides gifts to hundreds of children and senior citizens at a holiday luncheon on December 17. (See above.)

Holiday Hours

Accounts Payable Open December 29-31, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Closed December 25 and 26.

Academic Programs and Residence Life Closes December 24, 5 p.m.; Reopens January 5, 9 a.m.

Annenberg Center Box Office Closed December 24, 25 and 29; Reopens January 2, noon. Limited hours of operation December 26-January 4. Call 898-6791 for a complete listing of hours. Resume regular hours January 5.

Athletic Communications Closed December 24; Reopen January 5, 9 a.m.

Book Store Closed December 25, 26, 27, 28, and January 1. Open December 11, 22, 23, 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; December 10, 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; December 12, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; December 13, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; December 24, 8:30-3 p.m., December 29, 30 and 31, January 2, 5-9, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., January 3, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., January 4, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; January 10-11, 17, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., January 12-15, 8:30-8 p.m., January 16, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m., January 18, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., January 19 - 20, 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Resume regular hours January 21.

Cashier's Office Closes December 24, 2 p.m.; Reopens January 5, 9 a.m.

Christian Association Closes December 24, 6 p.m. Reopens January 5.

Ice Rink, Class of 1923 Closed December 25 and January 1. See Fitness/Learning for regular public
sessions. Extra sessions: December 26, 30 and January 2, 2-4 p.m.

Escort Service, PennBus, Handivan Closed December 24 through January 1. Resumes January 2.

Faculty Club Closes December 24, 3 p.m. Reopens January 5, 8 a.m.

Hillel Open daily, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., Friday closed at 3 p.m. Closed December 25 and January 1.

Houston Hall/Houston Hall Mall Closed December 20, 21, 25-31 and January 1, 3,4; December 10 - 18 Open 24 Hours for Studying. December 12, 13 building closes at 12 a.m. December 19, 22, 23 and January 5-9, 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; December 24, call 573-5341. Resume normal hours January 11.

ICA Closes December 24, noon. Closed December 25 and January 1. Open December 26. See Exhibits for regular hours.

Jazzercise No class December 23; classes resume January 5; See Fitness/Learning for December Schedule.

Morris Arboretum Mon. thru Fri. noon-4 p.m. Closed December 24 and January 2.

Newman Center Closes December 19, 1 p.m. Reopens January 12, 9 a.m.

Recreation Department: Gimbel and Hutchinson Gymnasia Closed December 24-26, 31 and January 1-2; December 22, 23, 29, 30 and January 5-9, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.; December 27 & 28, noon-7 p.m.; January 3, 4, 10, 11 noon-6 p.m.; Normal hours resume January 12.

Residence Halls Grad Towers A and B, Harrison, House, Harnwell House, Mayer Hall and High Rise North remain open. All other dormitories close at December 20, noon and reopen January 8, 9 a.m.
Housing Services Office closes December 24, 5 p.m. and reopens January 5, 9 a.m.

Student Financial Services Mon., Tues., Wed., Fri. 9 a.m.-4:45 p.m., Thurs. 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Closes December 24, 2 p.m.; Closed December 25-January 2.; Reopens on January 5.

Student Health Closes December 24, noon; Reopens December 26, 10 a.m December 26-27, 29-30, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. December 31, 9 a.m.-noon. On-call physician available for urgent medical problems. Call 662-2850.

University Museum Galleries Closed December 25 and Jan 1; Close December 24, 3 p.m., December 31, 3 p.m.; Reopen December 26, 10 a.m., January 2, 10 a.m. (offices closed January 2)

Van Pelt/Lippincott Libraries and Rosengarten Reserve Open December 19, 22-24, 26, 29-31, and January 2, 9, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. January 5-8, 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m., January 10, noon-5 p.m. Closed December 20-21, 25, 27-28 and January 1, 3-4, 11. Resume normal hours January 12.