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Penn colleague, alumni volunteer and ARTIST . . .

Author: Kristina Clark

Nicole Maloy, W’95, is one of my colleagues in Alumni Relations. She is the Director of the Multicultural Outreach program. I thought I’d share a post about her simply because she is interesting!

Nicole not only works in Alumni Relations, she is a very active volunteer on Penn’s Association of Alumnae Board, members with whom I work closely. This post is not about Nicole’s role as an employee or as an alumna however, this is about Nicole’s personal creativity. For example and most recently, Nicole taught a few of her Alumni Relations colleagues how to knit. She is a patient teacher (for which we are most grateful) and now my ten-year old daughter wears a beautiful purple knit hat that I finished last month. Nicole has many talents — she’s a dancer, a singer, an athlete, and most certainly an artist, as confirmed by being chosen last week to exhibit her portrait drawing at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. This honor is what I wanted to share with you.

Here’s the story . . . Nicole once wrote a Penn Alumni Blog post about exploring art resources in Philadelphia (includes a photo of her at age 17 with several jean jackets that she painted for her high school classmates in the late ’80s and early ’90s). One resource that she had not yet taken advantage of is the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA), the first school of fine arts in the United States. Its origin dates from 1791, when Penn was still located at 4th & Arch Streets.

In fall 2013, Nicole took a weekly evening class called “Intermediate Portrait Drawing” through PAFA’s Continuing Education program. Students who had been enrolled in CE classes or workshops from spring 2013 through spring 2014 were invited to submit artwork for the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Continuing Education Programs Annual Juried Student Exhibition.

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PAFA received nearly 180 submissions, and 80 were accepted. Among them is Nicole’s piece, a portrait in charcoal entitled “Waiting,” which was drawn from a live model in class. If you would like to see it, along with the other 79 drawings, paintings, and sculptures, the exhibition runs from February 28 – April 6 in Gallery 128, Hamilton Building, 128 North Broad Street, at PAFA.

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Congratulations, Nicole!

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See’s Candy Fundraiser . . .

See’s Candy is here!  Each holiday season, the Association of Alumnae hosts an annual See’s Candy Fundraiser.

Fundraising profits help the Association of Alumnae to sponsor programs for women, such as the recent Colloquium in honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Association of Alumnae.  The funds also help to sponsor several awards, including the Continuing Education Award for an outstanding woman who has returned to college, the Fathers’ Trophy for a woman athlete and the Robert J. Alig Award for a student leader.  In addition, the Association funds the Rosemary D. Mazzatenta Scholars Awards for women students’ internships or research during the summer, and has funded the student computer kiosks in the renovated Fisher–Bennett Hall.

If you don’t want to miss out on this delicious fundraising effort next year, send an email to alumni@ben.dev.upenn.edu and we’ll be sure to add you to the list!
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Happy Holidays!

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Association of Alumnae Colloquium – October 10, 2013

SAVE the DATE!

Penn’s Association of Alumnae will be hosting a Colloquium on Thursday evening, October 10, 2013.  The colloquium will be the culmination of the Association’s year-long celebration of 100 years, the theme of which is  “Honoring the Past and Engaging the Future”.  The details of the event are still being fine-tuned, but some information has been confirmed and is listed below . . .

ASSOCIATION OF ALUMNAE COLLOQUIUM
Thursday, October 10, 2013
On Campus Location  – TBD

5:00-5:30 pm:  Registration

5:30-6:30 pm:  Presentations by three brilliant Penn alumnae . . .

  • Dr. Angela Duckworth, G03 GR06
  • Dr. Beverly Emanuel, CW62 GR72

  • Salamishah Tillet, C96 G04

Q&A Session

6:30-8:00 pm:  Post-panel Reception

SAVE the DATE!

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Welcome Class of 2013 Senior Women!

Author: Kristina Clark

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WOW!  The final count of last night’s Class of 2013 Senior Women Wine & Cheese Reception indicates that we welcomed over 360 new alumnae!

As you may know, the event is a collaborative effort by the Association of Alumnae and the Trustees’ Council of Penn Women.   Association of Alumnae board member Patrice Green, and Trustees’ Council of Penn Women’s vice president Dawn Eringis each took the opportunity to welcome the seniors to the ranks of alumnae, and their words to our senior women about transitioning from a Penn student to a Penn alumna were so incredibly relevant and inspiring!

It was a wonderful event, and we continue to celebrate Penn women!

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Family Night at the Palestra – A HUGE Success!

Author: Kristina Clark

On Friday evening, February 22, I once again had the pleasure of hosting over 480 Penn alumni families for an event at the Palestra.  This was the second time that Penn Alumni and the Association of Alumnae hosted a Family Night at the Palestra — it was an even bigger success than last year!  The evening began just after 5 PM with children of all ages having an opportunity to shoot hoops with Penn’s women basketball team members. The kids had a blast and so did the players. Following the shoot-around, and prior to the basketball team taking the court for warm-ups, families were greeted by women’s head basketball coach, Mike McLaughlin.  Food vouchers were distributed for each attendee so they could go to the concession stand at their convenience for a hot dog or pizza, soft pretzel, and beverage.  Penn Alumni families were treated to an amazing night and the game was the icing on the cake.  For the second straight game, the Quakers dominated an Ivy opponent at The Palestra.  Penn posted its largest win over Cornell since 1981 and claimed its fourth straight victory!

The cost to participate in this Palestra Family Night event was $5 person.  The event was sponsored by Penn Alumni and the Association of Alumnae.  We look forward to offering this event again next year and hope you can join us!

In the meantime, mark your calendars now for upcoming Penn Alumni Family Events:

Family Day at Mask & Wig – 3/16/13 — Click to REGISTER
40 Winks with the Sphinx – 3/29-30/13 — SOLD OUT

Contact Penn Alumni Relations at 215-898-7811 for more information.
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Family Night at the Palestra 2013

Author: Kristina Clark

On Friday evening, February 22, I will once again have the pleasure of hosting over 200 Penn alumni and their families for an event at the Palestra. This will be the Second Annual Family Night at the Palestra — and we’re looking forward to another great event!  The evening begins around 5:15 PM with children of all ages shooting hoops with Penn’s women basketball team.  The kids had a blast last year and so did the players, and they are all looking forward to spending some time on the court together again.  Following the shoot-around, and prior to the basketball team taking the court for warm-ups, families will be greeted for a brief presentation by women’s head basketball coach, Mike McLaughlin.  The families will then take their seats to gear up for the game, or head to the concession stand for a hot dog or pizza, soft pretzel and a beverage!  Penn Alumni families will be treated to an amazing night.

The cost to participate in the Palestra Family Night event is $5/person. The event is sponsored by Penn Alumni and the Association of Alumnae.  If you wish to register, please click the following link:  REGISTER NOW!  We look forward to seeing you on February 22nd!

Also, mark your calendars now for additional upcoming Penn Alumni Family Events:

Family Day at Mask & Wig – 3/16/13
40 Winks with the Sphinx – 3/29-30/13
Contact Penn Alumni Relations at 215-898-7811 for more information.

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A New Year for Penn Alumni Families!

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We’re kicking off a new year filled with Penn Alumni Family Programming!

FAMILY NIGHT at the PALESTRA
On February 22, 2013, you’re invited to join the Penn Women’s Basketball team at the Palestra for our 2nd Annual Family Night at the Palestra!  You will get to shoot hoops with the team before the game, hear from Coach McLaughlin, and then enjoy pizza or hot dog, pretzel and a soda — all for $5 person.   Last year, it was a wonderful event c0-hosted by the Association of Alumnae, and we had over 200 attendees.  Hope to see you on February 22nd when Penn takes on Cornell!

FAMILY DAY at MASK and WIG
On March 16, 2013, Alumni Relations will be hosting it’s 3rd Annual Family Day at Mask and Wig!  Bring the kids to the Mask and Wig Clubhouse, 310 S. Quince Street, Philadelphia, for a fun-filled afternoon!  Lunch begins at 11:30 followed by showtime at 12:30pm.  Penn’s Mask and Wig is an all-male comedy troupe that has entertained Philadelphians and the Penn community since 1889 with its original revues.  This year’s production, Beatuopia: A Face Odyssey, has been adapted to appeal to children ages 12 and under.  Bring the kids for lunch (hot dogs, chips, pretzels, beverage) and the show.  Ticket costs: $25/adults and $10/children 12 and under.

4O WINKS with the SPHINX and PENN ALUMNI
On Friday and Saturday, March 29 and 30, 2013, join Penn alumni and their children for an overnight adventure at Penn’s Museum for 40 Winks with the Sphinx and Penn Alumni. The night’s activities are geared to take intrepid explorers on a journey through time and across continents, with hands-on opportunities, through games and crafts, to explore ancient Egypt, the mummies and hieroglyphics, the ancient Greeks and Romans, the world of the ancient Maya, and more!  Following a scavenger hunt and an evening expedition through the galleries by flashlight, explorers roll out their sleeping bags to doze at the foot of the third largest granite Sphinx in the world. The program concludes with a light breakfast in the Museum Cafe at 8am.  The cost is $45/person (children 6-12 years old and their chaperones, 21 years or older).  One adult chaperone is required for every 1-5 children.  Absolutely no walk-in registrations are permitted.

Look for additional family programming throughout the year!  If you live outside of the 8-county Philadelphia area and wish to be included on our e-mailing list for Penn Alumni Family Events, please send an email with your request to Kristina Clark at krclark@upenn.edu.

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