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Until SEPTA and the Transit Workers Union relieve doubt about public transportation, Penn and Drexel are maintaining their cooperative arrangements for emergency services (see the back page of Almanac March 17). Penn's home page has links to Penn Transportation and to SEPTA's own site for up-to-date information.


PPSA From the Chair - Call for Nominations: PPSA
The Penn Professional Staff Assembly (PPSA) seeks nominees for membership on its Executive Board, to take office July 1, 1998. We are looking for candidates for Member-at-Large (2-year term), Vice-Chair (1-year term), and Chair-elect (1 year as Chair-elect, 1 year as Chair, and 1 year as Past Chair).
Interested candidates may be self-nominated or nominated by other members of the A-1 community. Please send all nominations to me at

-- Jim Bean, Chair, PPSA

Promises, Promises...
Omitted in this issue for lack of space is a follow-up to the March 4 Council meeting, promised in last week's brief coverage. That will be carried in next week's issue, along with several news articles that were superseded by more time-dependent announcements.
Meanwhile, a major item originally scheduled for last week is in this one: the Cost Containment Report noted by Senate Chair Vivian Seltzer (see also the adminsitrative response). Also published this week is a summary of the Food Service Study foreshadowed at Council by EVP John Fry. At the end of the report is announced the decision to implement the "middle option" he cited, with Bon Appétit as contractor. --Ed.
GSE/HED Open House
The Higher Education Division (HED) of the Graduate School of Education will host its annual Spring Open House for prospective students on Friday, April 3, from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Stiteler Lounge.
More than a third of HED students are employees at Penn, most of them part-time. The Open House provides information on the academic curriculum, faculty, students, and opportunities to engage in research. To register or find out more: Perry Monastero, 898-2444; e-mail
Computer Courses in April
The Office of Information Systems and Computing, Technology Training Group, offers computer courses to Penn faculty, staff and students with a valid PENNCard. All classes and seminars are held at the Computing Resource Center, 3732 Locust Walk (across from the Penn Bookstore). Registration is required for all hands-on courses. Individuals must register themselves by calling 573-3102 (no third party registration). Registration for April classes has begun.
All prerequisites must be satisfied before registering for any course. For more information on course descriptions and prerequisites send e-mail to or visit our web site at
    Hands-On Courses: DOS/Windows Users
    Intro to Windows 95,April 6, 1-4 p.m.
    Intermediate Word 7.0, April 8, 1-4 p.m.
    Intro to Word 97, April 14, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
    Intermediate Excel 7.0, Apr. 16, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
    Intro to Excel 97, April 20, 1-4 p.m.
    Intro to Filemaker Pro 3.0, April 22, 1-4 p.m.
    Creating a Web Page (Intro), April 28, 1-4 p.m.
    Intro to Access 97, April 30, 1-4 p.m.
    Lunchtime Seminars
    Intro to Netscape, April 8, noon-1 p.m.
    Intro to WS_FTP, April 14, noon-1 p.m.


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