Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2003
One of the goals of the PPS is to help post-bacs become more acquainted with the Penn and it's various traditions and institutions. There is no better way for you to get a feel for campus than to take advantage of all that goes on during Homecoming. I've included a few events that might be of interest below. You'll find a full listing of events here.
The Game: Penn vs. Princeton, Saturday 1PM @ Franklin Field
Come out and support our Quakers as we battle our arch-rivals, the Princeton Tigers. Ivy League football isn't Michigan-Ohio St., Cal-Stanford, or any other BCS-type tradition with which you may be familiar. However, it's as good as any rivalry game that you'll see (next to Penn-Princeton basketball). We get in free with our Penn cards. If any of you want to join me, please let me know, so I know to expect you. We'll meet at The Button at 12:30 PM. Oh, and bring toast.
Cooking Demonstration by White Dog Café, Saturday 10:30 AM on College Green
The White Dog is one of the top tables in Philadelphia. It has been discussed in nearly every culinary magazine in the US and is regularly featured on the Food Network. They also have the best flourless chocolate cake that you'll ever taste. Plus, they have happy hour from 10PM-Midnight.
ENIAC: Virtual Tour and Demonstration, Friday 4PM and Saturday 10:30 AM in the Moore Building
Learn about the history of the first all-electronic digital programmable computer. Complete with the sights and sounds of the ENIAC era, this information-packed tour by ENIAC Museum Curator, Paul W. Shaffer, EAS'97, always fills up quickly. Seating limited to 40. (taken from the Homecoming 2003 website)
Rediscover Penn: An Architectural Walking Tour, Saturday 1:30 PM starts from the main entrance of the Penn Bookstore
Explore the architecture of Penn's campus, old and new, on this walking tour. William Whitaker, GAR'96, Collections Manager of the Kroiz Gallery, Architectural Archives of the University of Pennsylvania, will open your eyes to campus buildings, monuments, and feature works by renowned architects such as Frank Furness; McKim, Mead & White; Paul Cret; Eero Saarinen; Louis Kahn; and Venturi Scott Brown and Associates. (taken from the Homecoming 2003 website)
I hope that you're all able to get out and see what goes on around here when the alumni come back, and campus is in full bloom. If you have any questions, please feel free to let me know.