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Three Things I’m Looking Forward to this September…

Author: Molly Rand, GEd’13

 1)      Penn vs. Delaware Volleyball Match

Penn Volleyball hosts Delaware on Tuesday, September 10 at 7pm in the Palestra.

As a former Delaware Volleyball student-athlete and active UDVB alumna, as well as a prior staff member with Penn Athletics and Penn Volleyball Development, I am very excited to see the Red & Blue take on the Blue & Yellow!

Who will I be rooting for? Let’s just say I’ll be wearing Blue. You have to come to the game to see the rest…

For the full 2013 Season Penn Volleyball Schedule, visit here.

Penn volleyball



2)      Time to Shine NYC and Boston

On September 17 and September 25, I’ll be traveling to NYC and Boston with several Penn colleagues for the Time to Shine Campaign Celebrations. I’m excited to see President Gutmann’s presentation on the Making History Campaign and mingle with many of the wonderful alumni in the region! Don’t forget to visit the Time to Shine website for more information and to register for the event in your local city!

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3)      Regional Clubs Team Retreat

On Thursday, September 19, we will be having our first Regional Clubs Team retreat. I’m looking forward to hearing from our featured guest speaker about strategic planning, leadership development, and ways to enhance engagement of alumni volunteers – I’m also excited about the free breakfast and lunch!

Interested in learning more about the Regional Clubs team? Check out our staff page here.

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Goodbyes on Wheels

Author: Molly Sloss, SEAS’14

Moving Day at Penn (photo credit: The Daily Pennsylvanian

I never thought I would hate a cardboard box. My last week at Penn, the brown cubes on wheels became a new nemesis. Room by room, microwave by microwave, they were taking my freshman year away from me.

With the start of the last week of exams, in rolled the goodbye machines. Vans and trucks with plates from Ohio, New Jersey, Maryland, and New York arrived on campus. Shortly after, the streets were filled with caravans of cardboard move-out carts. Some were filled with mini-fridges, some with stuffed animals, some with freshmen taking turns pushing each other down Locust. Yes, that was me. Don’t tell the staff at Hill that’s why I renewed my cart 4 times. So eventually I found a way to embrace these boxes from hell. But it was not an easy feat.

I started to count down the time I had left with my friends by how full their carts were. One empty cart got me about an hour of time before goodbye. Then my friends’ rooms were empty. Their blankets that I slept with were boxed up, their food that I ate thrown out, and their whiteboards were no longer available for late-night self-expression. All of these things were in boxes. The boxes went in carts, then in vans where they were joined by their owners and before I knew it we were rising sophomores. All thanks to those cardboard carts.

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