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Things to do this Saturday

A French Street Fair on Broad!

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Saturday, Apr. 30: Afghanistan in Times of Peace: Painted Trucks
Location: Penn Museum, Rainey Auditorium, 3260 South Street
Time: 3 PM
Afghanistan has been in various states of war for centuries, and war has become a feature of material culture. This movie is about the beautiful truck-decorating tradition of Afghanistan, and was made by Judith and Stanley Hallett during peacetime in 1971-72, as they and their crew rode a truck from Kabul to Bamiyan. The viewer will also glimpse the famous Bamiyan Buddha sculptures as they looked before they were detonated by the Taliban. The filmmakers note that this film has become a cult favorite in the Afghan community, which has grown nostalgic for their country as it was during the best of times. The filmmakers will be present at the screening to answer questions about the film. The screening is FREE with MUSEUM ADMISSION. And it is FREE FOR MEMBERS and FULL-TIME STUDENTS WITH a PENN ID. Questions? Ask

Saturday, Apr. 30: Bollywood Movie & Popcorn – Well Done Abba
Location: Anatomy Chemistry Building, Room #255, 3620 Hamilton Walk
Time: 5 – 8 PM
Association for India’s Development’s Philadelphia chapter [AID-Philly] presents a free movie screening of Well Done Abba! Directed by the renowned Shyam Benegal, and including a stellar cast, this is a must-see movie! If you want to take a break from finals and papers, join AID-Philly members and others in the Penn community to relax over movie and popcorn. You do not need to RSVP or stay the entire time! Questions? Email <>

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Penn’s Intercultural Ball!

Friday, Apr. 29: MOSAIC: Penn’s Intercultural Ball!
Location: Inn at Penn
Time: 6:30 PM
The Asian Pacific Student Coalition, LAMBDA Alliance, Latino Coalition, Penn Consoritum of Undergraduate Women, UMOJA – African Diaspora, and the United Minorities Council cordially invite you to the third annual MOSAIC Intercultural Ball. Join us for a glamorous evening celebrating Penn’s cultural diversity! 4-course gourmet dinner will be served for only $5! Dress code is semi-formal. Be fancy! After-party featuring DJ Rico at 9 PM. Buy tickets on Locust Walk or online….NOW! Click here for details or to purchase tickets.

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New and Current SCS Staff Mingle!

Sansom, your Sansom Advisor and Sansom Coordinator team are students just like you, but they are also the leaders of our community here. Last week, the current and incoming staff had the opportunity to meet one another, share insights, and learn about each other. It was the first time we were all in a room together. Returners and newcomers are really excited about the work they will be doing next year and those that are leaving us had nothing but positive things to say about the SCS community!

Our staff is so lovely!

Returners Alison and Lotus talk with incoming staff member, Katie!

Discussing Sansom?

A successful evening for all.

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1. Events in Sansom:

Thursday, Apr. 14: Eco-Reps Movie Night: Wall-E
Location: Michael Murray Lounge, SPE basement
Time: 7 – 9:30 PM
Sansom’s Eco Reps will be showing Wall-E and distributing more free recycling bins! Enjoy free pizza and drinks over one of Pixar’s most moving environment-oriented masterpieces! Learn about recycling in Sansom Place, meet your Eco-Reps, and get ready for a sustainable Spring Fling! Cost: FREE! Questions? Email Vincent Park <> or Francis Miller <>

RELATED: APPLY TO BE AN ECO-REP! CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS! Eco-Reps is an environmental leadership program on campus open to Penn students in the college houses, Greek chapters, Hillel, and Sansom. Deadline to apply: Sunday, April 24. Accepted students collaborate with Penn sustainability staff to develop educational activities focusing on environmental issues and sustainable behavior. This is a great way to get involved and meet other students, staff, and faculty throughout the University working to make Penn a greener campus. More details online [click here] or email Julian Goresko <>

Tuesdays: Baron-Baptiste Power-Vinyasa Yoga      
Benjamin Lounge, SPW basement, 7 – 8:30 PM, Duration: entire semester (except Spring Break)
No pre-registration required. Just stop by with a yoga mat and five bucks. If you don’t have a yoga mat, you can buy one for $10 at the class. A 90-minute class led by Lt. John Wylie. Designed to strengthen, lengthen and relax. A strong workout! Cost: $5 per class. CASH only. Questions? Ask Alison <>

Saturday, Apr. 23: Sansom’s First Annual Easter Egg Hunt!       
Location: Sansom Place West Lobby,
Time: 4 – 6 PM
Join other Sansom residents and Sansom Advisors Emily and Maurie to participate in Sansom’s first annual Easter Egg Hunt!!! Search for Easter candy! Sample traditional Easter treats! Questions? Ask Emily <> OR Maurie <>


2. Events at Penn:

Friday, Apr. 15: National Day of Silence
Location: Steps of College Hall
Time: 5 PM
Join members of the LGBTQ community in letting your voice be heard in a symbolic manner. Everyone is invited to gather at the College Hall steps to release a balloon on which personal messages will be written. This is a great event for everyone, including all allies and supporters, because it shows how welcoming and supportive the Penn community is! Millions suffer in silence every day and this is a way to show them that they are not alone, that they belong, and they are loved! You are welcome to contribute a message for this event! For more information, please check:

Wednesday, Apr. 13: What Would You Do?!
Location: Terrace Room, Cohen Hall
Time: 4:30 PM
ABC’s hidden-camera, ethical dilemma series ‘What Would You Do?’ puts ordinary people on the spot. Some of their most compelling episodes have looked at how people publicly respond to sexual assault, domestic violence, and sexual harassment. Join us in a discussion about the importance of and the biases against bystander intervention. Dr. Raquel Bergen, St. Joseph’s University’s professor and expert respondent for ABC’s ‘What Would You Do?’ will lead us through this session.



3. Events in Philly:

Saturday, Apr. 16: South Philly Tree-planting!
The Lower Moyamensing Civic Association is organizing a neighborhood tree-planting from 9 AM – 12 PM! No previous experience necessary! New volunteers will be paired with experienced tree tenders! For more information or to RSVP, please email Steve <>

Anytime: Naturalization Ceremonies for New Immigrants
Help newly-naturalized citizens register to vote! The Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition participates in naturalization ceremonies of new immigrants and assists them in their voter registration application. This is an opportunity to see immigrants complete the process to become citizens and exercise their right to vote! If you are interested in helping out, please contact Rebecca at 215-832-0895 OR <>

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A Picture is Worth a Trillion Words!

REMINDER: A Picture is Worth a Trillion Words!

Attention photographers! The Ambassador Board would like you to submit your best photo for a chance to winprizes. We’re holding a competition to see who has the best photo that best captures Life at Penn. Winners and runner-up will have their photos posted on our monthly newsletter. Submit your photo to send it The deadline is March 20, 2011.

*Once you submit a photo, we’ll send you an e-mail confirming your submission. Good luck!

Categories: Events

Mardi Gras: A Taste of New Orleans

Monday, March 21:  Mardi Gras: A Taste of New Orleans      
Michael Murray Lounge, SPE basement, 8 – 10 PM

This event will showcase where Mardi Gras comes from and how the Carnival came to be! Learn about the history, rich culture, and practices of Mardi Gras as the carnival pertains to French, German and American culture! Participate in several activities which include creating jester floats! Enjoy New Orleans music, taste traditional New Orleans foods, watch and reach presentations on Mardi Gras, and play traditional games! COST: Free. Questions? Ask Tieandra <>


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RecycleMania Time!

RecycleMania 2011 runs from February 7 to April 2. The University will be monitoring and reporting its waste and recycling totals so your participation will be visible.   Penn’s goal is to bump our 28% overall recycling rate up to at least 30%.

Here’s how you can participate!

RecycleMania is a great time to look at ways to reduce the waste you produce in your office! Here are some simple, easy steps you can take to reduce waste and support the University’s Climate Action Plan.

ü  Spring Clean Your Office for RecycleMania! You know there is LOTS of stuff in your offices, file cabinets and closets that can be recycled!  An office clean out can help your office realize the amount of waste generated in-house and what type of sustainable practices would work best for your space.  Do an office clean out during Recyclemania!  Make it count!  Use the Spring Cleaning Guide attached here for tips on how to do this!

ü  Use ceramic mugs for coffee and tea in the office!  Organize a “Bring a Mug from Home” event.  Nearly everyone has an extra mug around the house .


ü  Set your office printers to double-sided or “duplex printing.”  Reduces paper waste – and costs less too!


ü  Sign up to stop getting unwanted mail.  It’s easy!

§ Catalog Choice is a free service that allows users to reduce the number of repeat and unwanted catalog mailings.  Users set their mail preferences for catalogs and Catalog Choice contacts them on your behalf, requesting that their preferences be honored.  Click here to register for this service.

§ DMAchoice is a free, on-line service offered by the Direct Marketing Association to help you manage your mail.  Users can request to start or stop receiving credit offers, catalogs, magazine offers and other mail offers.  Click here to register for this service.

More About RecycleMania
The Climate Action Plan calls on the University to reduce its overall waste stream and increase its diversion rate of paper, cardboard, and commingled (glass, plastic #1-7, and metal) recyclables to 40 percent by 2014. To make progress toward this goal and generate awareness about reducing waste and increasing recycling on campus, Penn will compete in the national RecycleMania competition for the fourth straight year.

RecycleMania is an eight-week competition between more than 600 colleges and universities in the United States and Canada. Campuses compete to see which can achieve the highest recycling rate and improve recycling performance in various categories.  The 2011 RecycleMania Tournament will run from February 6 to April 2.


Visit to see results from last year’s competition and learn more about what you can do to help Penn increase its recycling rate and reduce its waste in the 2011 tournament!

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