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Commencement 2011

Congratulations to those of you who will be graduating this Monday!

Enjoy your ceremony

and have a good time with your family and friends!

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Sansom Ambassador Message!

A message from your Sansom Ambassador Board!

“We have very exciting news to share with you this week. First and foremost, we have the Sansom Ambassdor Board Elections for 2011-2012 coming up this Sunday at 11:30AM to 1:00PM, on the first floor lobby of Sansom Place West. There are four extraordinary candidates running for various positions.

1) Deepti: running for vice president
2) Eugenia: running as a board member
3) William: running for president
4) Justin: running for president, vice president, public relations

You may have already noticed fliers for some of our candidates on the bulletin boards. If you haven’t, the fliers are attached to this e-mail. Please come and support your favorite candidate this Sunday! Pizza, salad, and drinks will be provided.”

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Make sure to check out the April Newsletter!

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Penn Women’s Center Mentor

Apply to be a Penn Women’s Center Mentor!

Submit a completed  application to Ivone Falk, by Friday, April 8. Click here to download an application.

Interested in pursuing service involvement on campus?  Seeking to further develop your relationship building and leadership skills?  Would you like to help an incoming student transition into life at Penn?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, consider applying to be a mentor in the Penn Women’s Mentorship Project, hosted by the Penn Women’s Center!  In this year-long program, an upper class-woman is paired with either a first-year, international, or transfer undergraduate woman.  As a mentor, you will be expected to attend a few mentor/mentee events each semester with your mentee and to keep regular, individual contact (at least once a month is recommended) with your mentee. 

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Rain Rain Rain

Philadelphia seems to like rain this year!

We have exchanged our snow boots for rain boots this past month. While it is so wet outside, you can take advantage of all the fun activities in your Sansom community hosted by the Sansom Ambassadors. For instance, there is a great event this Friday, which just might include Leonardo DiCaprio. Stay warm and get to know your fellow residents!

Matinee Magic Presents Leo DiCaprio Night!
YOU pick the movie, WE screen it!
Send your votes to

Movie Titles up for Vote:
a. Shutter Island:
b. Catch Me If You Can:
c. The Departed:
d. The Basketball Diaries:

Time: Friday March 25, 2011, 7 PM
Place: Michael Murray Lounge


Penn’s Year of Water

As part of Penn’s Year of Water, please join us tomorrow for Water on the Walk!  Over twenty water-related resources will have information tables celebrating World Water Day.  At 12:30pm, Irina Marinov – Lecturer from Penn’s Department of Earth & Environmental Science – will give a 60 Second Lecture titled “Water and Future Climate Change.”


I hope you’ll come learn about these resources and gain a greater awareness of water-related issues impacting our society.


Water on the Walk

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


Locust Walk



  • A Drink for Tomorrow
  • A Spring of Hope
  • African Studies
  • Alternate Spring Break
  • Arthur Ross Gallery
  • Earth & Environmental Sciences
  • Fairmount Water Works Interpretive
  • Hydros
  • One Big Puddle
  • Penn Engineers Without Borders
  • Penn Environmental Group
  • Penn International Sustainability Association
  • PennDesign
  • Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
  • Philadelphia Mayor’s Office of Sustainability
  • Philadelphia Ship Preservation Guild
  • Philomathean Society
  • Provost’s Office
  • SAS Student Sustainability Advisory Board
  • Scout Banana
  • United By Blue
  • University Museum


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Refugee Awareness

March 22 & 25: Sansom Cares: Refugee Awareness Film Series      
Blue Room (across from Michael Murray Lounge), SPE basement

Since October 1, 1991, refugees from over thirty countries have resettled in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, representing diverse ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds. True to its name, the City of Brotherly Love is home to numerous organizations that help refugees resettle and start a new life in the United States. If you are interested in learning about opportunities and ways to help those in need, join us for a presentation on refugee resettlement volunteer opportunities in Philadelphia! This will be followed by a screening of two different films on two separate days: Hotel Rwanda the first night (March 22 at 7 PM) and The Kite Runner on the second night (March 25 at 6 PM). Cost: FREE! Light refreshments will be served. Questions? Ask Adriana <>