Baccalaureate on College Green

There has been unprecedented interest in the Baccalaureate Service on Sunday, May 21, and we want to accommodate the hundreds of graduating students, their parents and friends, who wish to participate in the program. Therefore, we have moved Baccalaureate from Irvine Auditorium, which has limited seating, to Blanche P. Levy Park (College Green), which will enable us to accommodate everyone who wishes to attend.

We hope you will join us on College Green for the Baccalaureate Service at 3 p.m., and also the preceding concert at 2:15 p.m.

In the event of rain, the program will be held in the Palestra, located on 33rd Street just north of Franklin Field, from 4 to 5 p.m.

--Rosemary McManus, Secretary of the University

Ed Note: Click here for a list of Commencement 2000 events and see May At Penn for the Alumni Weekend activities.

Faculty Club Annual Meeting: May 11

The Annual Meeting of the Faculty Club will be held on Thursday, May 11, at 4 p.m. in the Faculty Club. In addition to annual reports, the Nominating Committee will present its list for new Board members, to be voted upon by the Members.

Nominees to the Board of Governors:

  • Jeanne Arnold, African American Resource Center
  • Catriona MacLeod, German
  • Ann O'Sullivan, Nursing

Nominee for Completion of Vacated Term (Two Year):

  • Anthony R. Tomazinis, City and Regional Planning

Please attend to support the Board of Governors who act on your behalf.

--Elsa L. Ramsden, President of the Board

Staff Changes

Marsha Ray has been appointed associate director for development at the Morris Arboretum. Ms. Ray has been serving as the assistant to the director. In her former position Ms. Ray wrote grant proposals, and coordinated successful members' tours to France and China. "Moving into development was a natural progression for Marsha, who has a special talent for donor stewardship and grant writing," said Morris Arboretum Director Paul Meyer. Ms. Ray has a BA in Fine Arts from Ohio Wesleyan University and is currently enrolled in the Wharton School of Management Program.

Dr. Seth Jerchower has accepted the Center for Judaic Studies Public Services Librarian position at the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center. Mr. Jerchower served as research associate to special collections at the Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America for the last six years. He received his Doctor of Letters from the University of Florence, specializing in Judeo-Romance dialects. He has a BA from Rutgers where he majored in Italian and minored in history.

Financial Planning: May 2, 3

Join us during Financial Planning Week for a seminar entitled "The Power of Personal Financial Control" presented by American Express Financial Advisors. The seminar presents an opportunity to:

  • Create your vision of the future
  • Assess your financial situation
  • Protect against emergencies
  • Look at approaches to estate planning
  • Evaluate investment strategies

Choose from sessions on either May 2 or May 3 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.; noon to 1:30 p.m.; or 2 to 3:30 p.m. To register for these seminars, call 1-800-220-2190, Ext. 303, or e-mail william.b.carter@AEXP.com.

--Division of Human Resources

Open Enrollment Reminder

Benefits Open Enrollment for plan year 2000-2001 ends on April 28. You may conveniently enroll via the Internet at www.hr.upenn.edu/openenroll/ 24 hours a day until midnight April 28, or by calling the Penn Benefits Center at 1-888-PENNBEN (1-888-736-6236) until 5:30 p.m. EST on April 28. Confirmation statements of your benefits elections will be mailed on May 17, by the Penn Benefits Center.

--Division of Human Resources

Penn Perspective: Registration Deadline Extended

The registration deadline for The Penn Perspective has been extended to May 12. The program will be conducted June 6, 7 and 8, 2000. For information, visit our web site at www.hr.upenn.edu/trainreg/ or call (215) 898-3400.

--Division of Human Resources

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Lindback Reception: Change of Venue

The Lindback Reception has been moved to The Terrace Room in Logan Hall.

It will be held there on Thursday, April 27, from 4 until 6 p.m.

Almanac, Vol. 46, No. 30, April 25, 2000

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