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Our Ivy Stone (50 Weeks To Go)

By Kiera Reilly, C’93

I was on campus in April for the Penn Relays and visited our Ivy Stone placed on the front wall of the Palestra.

The Class of 1993's Ivy Stone on the front wall of the Palestra at the University of Pennsylvania

The Class of 1993’s Ivy Stone on the front wall of the Palestra.

If you have not visited campus or the Palestra recently, there is now a nice green park in front of the building, Shoemaker Green.

The Palestra at Penn photo by Kiera Reilly, C'93

The Palestra at dusk

If you look closely, you can see our Ivy Stone in the photo.

Penn Class of 1993 Ivy Stone on the Palestra

Class of 1993 Ivy Stone on the Palestra

We hope many of you can return to campus in May to visit our Ivy Stone in person!

 

Penn Class of 1993 25th Reunion Countdown

The weekend of May 26 – 27, 2017, marked 50 weeks until the 25th Reunion of the Penn Class of 1993 (May 11 – 13, 2018)! 

Join us we count down the weeks to our reunion #93tothe25th:

  • Do you have old photos or mementos from our time at Penn? Photos of Spring Fling? Football at Franklin Field? Classes at DRL? We are taking a trip down memory lane and would love for you to share your memories with our class in a future post. Please email us upenn1993@gmail.com!
  • Follow us on Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram.
  • Classmates are invited to join our Facebook and LinkedIn groups.

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Where Have We Been? (51 Weeks To Go)

By Kiera Reilly, C’93

The countdown is on for our 25th Penn Reunion (May 11 – 14, 2018)!

With under a year to go until what we plan to be a fantastic weekend on campus reconnecting with classmates and Penn, we look back to the posts we shared so far as we noted the 93 weeks until our reunion starting in August, 2016 – #93tothe25th.

Thank you to the classmates that have contributed to our posts so far:

Aimee Alexander, James Asali, Jackie Einstein Astrof, Amy Chen Aubrecht, Julie Berliner Bell, Karen Grimm Berry, Howard Blecher, Danny Bockvar, Allison Weiss Brady, Marianne Alves Brogdale, Deb Brown, Frank Caccuro, Zach Conen, Emily Culbertson, Martin Dias, Alex Dunne, Amy Korn Duque, Allison Feder Fliegler, Debbie Frank, Josh Frank, Christine Lutton Foster, David Foster, Stephen Golden, Ruth McIlhenny Gorme, Lisa Nass Grabelle, Kysha Harris, Chrissy Bass Hofbeck, Debbie Jaffe, Jennifer Jarrett, Steve Jung, Peggy Hamm Kingsley, Mitchell Kraus, Minal Damani Kundra, Joanna Kwa, Chris Lehmann, Jaci Israel Leit, Howard Levene, Jeff Liebert, Caren Lissner, Paul Luongo, Ken MacFarlane, Brian Newberry, Gene Park, Jef Pollock, Lisa Bardfeld Shapiro, Lincoln Singleton, Justin Sowers, Jenn Spadano-Gasbarro, Allison Davis Talibi, Natalie Cutler Taub, Ebru Ural, Caroline Waxler, Joel Yarbrough, Jessica Zirkel-Rubin

Penn 1993 class flag on Alumni Day at Penn, May 15, 1993.

Penn 1993 class flag on Alumni Day at Penn, May 15, 1993.

93.   93 Reasons Why We Love Penn

92.   Memories of Penn Reunions

91.   Remembering Campus with Photo Prints

90.   Before There Was Facebook There was the Freshman Record

89.   The More Things Change, The More They Stay the Same: The Real Le Anh and Beijing

88.   We Were Merely Freshmen…

87.   Scenes From Freshman Move-In

86.   New Student Week

85.   Tuition Then and Now

84.   Freshman Move-In 2016

83.   Freshman Move-In 1989

82.   The 1992 Election

81.   The Class Schedule and Drop/Add

80.   Mid-Terms, Finals and Blue Books

79.   Homecoming Freshman Year and Missing Tiger Heads

78.   Giving Tuesday and the Class of 1993 Giving to Penn

77.   Freshman Dorms in 1989

76.   Thankful for the Red and the Blue

75.   Penn Planners

74.   Last 250th Anniversary Event – Winter Festival on the Green

73.   Snow at Penn

72.   Day Trippin’ to NYC

71.   Gov. Mario Cuomo Speaks at Penn

70.   Grades in the Mail

69.   A “Billion for Ben” Bag Survives

68.   A Plethora of Performing Arts

67.   Course Registration

66.   Happy 90th Birthday Palestra

65.   The Class of 1993’s Annual Community Service Day at the Netter Center

64.   The Class of 1993’s Community Service Project in NYC

63.   Party at Penn

62.   Welcome to PARIS!

61.   Reflections on “Protesting”

60.   Spring Fling Concerts

59.   Student Bands at Fling

58.   The DP Joke Issue

57.   Hey Deja Vu

56.   Friendships Formed in the Quad

55.   A Huge Penn Banner

54.   Tickets From Penn

53.   Penn 1993 Celebrates Hey Day

52.   Class of 1993 – One Year Until We Celebrate

Penn Class of 1993 25th Reunion Countdown

The weekend of May 19 – 20, 2017, marked 51 weeks until the 25th Reunion of the Penn Class of 1993 (May 11 – 14, 2018)! 

Join us we count down the weeks to our reunion #93tothe25th:

  • Do you have old photos or mementos from our time at Penn? Photos of Spring Fling? Football at Franklin Field? Classes at DRL? We are taking a trip down memory lane and would love for you to share your memories with our class in a future post. Please email us upenn1993@gmail.com!
  • Follow us on Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram.
  • Classmates are invited to join our Facebook and LinkedIn groups.

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Party at Penn! (63 Weeks To Go)

By Kiera Reilly, C’93

It’s already April, and we’re still behind in our weekly posts. Maybe that’s because we’ve been partying too much. When we were on campus, paper invites were the way that you were invited or gained admittance to fraternity or off-campus parties.

I found several party invitations from freshman year in my scrapbook. There’s a mix of frats and off-campus. I love how the off-campus house party notes that they’re near Lee’s Hoagie House – remember them?

Do you have invitations from parties at Penn? Or were you in a frat or an off-campus house that hosted parties?

Invitation to an Alpha Chi Rho fraternity party in December, 1990 at Penn

Invitation to an Alpha Chi Rho fraternity party in December, 1989

Invitation to Saint Anthony Hall fraternity party in February 1990 at Penn

Saint A’s hosted a Mardi Gra (not Gras?) Party in February, 1990

Off-campus party invitation for Halloween 1989 at the University of Pennsylvania

Off-campus party invite! Note the Lee’s Hoagie House logo in the lower left corner.

AEPi's Hollywood party invite in April, 1990 at Penn

AEPi’s Hollywood party invite in April, 1990

Penn Class of 1993 Reunion Countdown

February 24-25, 2017, marked 63 weeks until the 25th Reunion of the Penn Class of 1993 (May 11 – 13, 2018)! 

Join us we count down the weeks to our reunion #93tothe25th:

  • Do you have old photos or mementos from our time at Penn? Photos of Spring Fling? Football at Franklin Field? Classes at DRL? We are taking a trip down memory lane and would love for you to share your memories with our class in a future post. Please email us upenn1993@gmail.com!
  • Follow us on Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram.
  • Classmates are invited to join our Facebook and LinkedIn groups.

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Course Registration (67 Weeks To Go)

By Kiera Reilly, C’93, and  Allison Feder Fliegler, C’93, L’99

We’re still catching up with our weekly countdown to our 25th reunion with another #93tothe25th post. The weekend of January 27-28th marked 67 weeks to go until our reunion, and for this august week we look back at Course Registration books! I know, exciting!  Thank you to Allison Feder Fliegler, C’93, L’99, who shared these photos with us and instantly brought back memories of pouring over these schedules and attempting to create the perfect class schedule.

University of Pennsylvania Course Registration 1989 - 1990 courtesy of Allison Feder Fliegler

University of Pennsylvania Course Registration 1989 – 1990 courtesy of Allison Feder Fliegler

Remember that font for “Penn” and “University of Pennsylvania”?

This book was a great flashback – the course registration book with PARIS!

Spring 1990 Course Timetable - with PARIS! University of Pennsylvania

Spring 1990 Course Timetable – with PARIS!

The phone graphic is the best: “NEW REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS INSIDE.”

Well, what was inside this book? How to register for courses.

Course Registration scheduling instructions at University of Pennsylvania Spring 1990

The scheduling procedure

How to use advance registration – if you you can see, based on the number on your Penn I.D. (your social security number most likely), you were assigned a date to call for registration, so the system could handle the call volume.

Advance registration instructions University of Pennsylvania course registration Spring term 1990

Advance registration instructions

There were instructions how to drop classes too.

University of Pennsylvania course registration spring 1990

How to request, adjust or drop courses using PARIS.

Table of Contents University of Pennsylvania Spring 1990 Course Registration

The Table of Contents

Remember the numbering for the classes – the 400 classes were for graduate and undergraduates.

Course descriptions University of Pennsylvania spring 1990 course registration

Key to course descriptions

A listing of the seminar courses.

Seminar courses University of Pennsylvania course catalog Spring 1990

Listing of seminar courses

The listing of all the course times – oh how I remember pouring over these trying to select the best ones (i.e. not at 8am at DRL).

Class times course register for University of Pennsylvania Spring 1990

Class times

Description of classes University of Pennsylvania Spring 1990 course registration

Descrption of classes

There were also ads in this book too.

Ads in Course Registration book University of Pennsylvania Spring 1990

New Deck Tavern – and it is still on campus!

Ads in Spring 1990 Course Registration book University of Pennsylvania

Le Bus!! Sadly, no longer on campus.

Do you remember registering for classes? Do you remember PARIS? Share a memory with us below!

Penn Class of 1993 Reunion Countdown

January 27 – 28, 2017, marked 67 weeks until the 25th Reunion of the Penn Class of 1993 (May 11 – 13, 2018)! Join us we count down the weeks to our reunion #93tothe25th:

  • Do you have old photos or mementos from our time at Penn? Photos of Spring Fling? Football at Franklin Field? Classes at DRL? We are taking a trip down memory lane and would love for you to share your memories with our class in a future post. Please email us upenn1993@gmail.com!
  • Follow us on Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram.
  • Classmates are invited to join our Facebook and LinkedIn groups.

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A Plethora of Performing Arts at Penn (68 Weeks To Go)

By Kiera Reilly, C’93, and  Steve Jung, C’93

The weekend of January 20-21st marked 68 weeks until our 25th reunion in our #93tothe25th countdown. This week we thank Steve Jung, C’93, for sharing memories of performing arts at Penn (Steve also shared his memories of the Palestra in this post).

Steve saved many of the programs from performing arts shows he saw while a student. Steve writes:

Here are a couple photos of artistic performances.The first one, with, “Into the Woods,” is of programs from shows I worked on as set and running crew. The second is from show I saw. Most of those were because I knew someone in the show.
Penn Performing Arts programs - saved by classmate Steve Jung, C'93

Penn Performing Arts programs – saved by classmate Steve Jung, C’93

I was the assistant technical director for, “Rhinoceros.” Our stage was a rotating platform on the floor of the black-box theater. The main thing I remember was rotating the stage in the dark with the rest of the crew. We stood up to signal we had locked down our section. The first time we did it, the audience applauded, probably thinking it was part of the show.
I was tech director for, “Lear.” We were in the Houston Hall Auditorium. Our design put the seating section in front of the stage and our stage in main part of the room. During construction, I made the observation that the half-completed stage looked like the Millennium Falcon.
Penn Performing Arts programs saved by classmate Steve Jung, C'93

Penn Performing Arts programs saved by classmate Steve Jung, C’93

 Steve saw a lot of shows! I remember seeing many of these performances too. It was always a treat to see a live show on campus and applaud the artistic talent of fellow Penn students.
Steve’s programs include performances from Penn Players, the Curtis Organ Restoration Society, Intuitons, Theatre Arts, Arts House Dance, Quadramics, Penn Jazz Ensemble, Without a Net, Penn 6-5000, Pennchants, Penn Pipers, Arts House Theater, Penn Singers, University Wind Ensemble, and Penn Gospel Choir. (Interesting note – in searching for these groups on the web, almost all of them still exist at Penn. The Curtis Organ Society seems to have ceased to exist in 1997 – 1998 when funds were donated to restore the orgran. Arts House Theater I didn’t find save for a YouTube clip of a 1992 production, and Penn Gospel Choir is now New Spirit of Penn Gospel Choir).
Do you remember attending performing arts shows on campus? Were you in a performing arts group? We would love to hear your memories!

Penn Class of 1993 Reunion Countdown

January 20 – 21, 2017, marked 68 weeks until the 25th Reunion of the Penn Class of 1993 (May 11 – 13, 2018)! Join us we count down the weeks to our reunion #93tothe25th:

  • Do you have old photos or mementos from our time at Penn? Photos of Spring Fling? Football at Franklin Field? Classes at DRL? We are taking a trip down memory lane and would love for you to share your memories with our class in a future post. Please email us upenn1993@gmail.com!
  • Follow us on Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram.
  • Classmates are invited to join our Facebook and LinkedIn groups.

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A “Billion for Ben Bag” Survives (69 Weeks To Go)

By Kiera Reilly, C’93, and  Ruth McIlhenny Gormé, C’93

The weekend of January 13-14 marked 69 weeks until our 25th reunion in our #93tothe25th countdown. This week we thank Ruth McIlhenny Gormé, C’93, for taking us on a trip down memory lane, seeing how far Penn has come since our Freshman year.

As you may remember, Penn celebrated its 250th Anniversary in the Spring of our Freshman year, and the celebrations continued into the Fall of our Sophomore year with the final celebration taking place on College Green in December, 1990 (see our 74 Weeks post on that celebration here).

In conjunction with the celebrations was a capital campaign for Penn dubbed, “A Billion for Ben.”

Ruth still has the tote bag from those celebrations and uses it regularly – see it here in the back of her car. I had one of these bags too, but it is in no shape to be photographed.

A Billion for Ben 250th Celebration bag - still in use 25+ years later! Credit: Ruth McIlhenny Gorme, C'93

A Billion for Ben 250th Celebration bag – still in use 25+ years later! Credit: Ruth McIlhenny Gorme, C’93

Ruth writes, “I’m sending a picture of the tote bag I got working on the “Billion for Ben” campaign our freshman year.  It’s still in use! Remember when a billion dollar endowment was something to strive for? What’s Penn’s endowment now? According to a June 2016 report, it’s now over $10 billion!”

Ruth is correct, according to Penn’s annual report last year, as of June 30, 2016, Penn’s endowment stands at $10.7 billion. We’ve come a long way since 1990!

Penn Class of 1993 Reunion Countdown

January 13 – 14, 2017, marked 69 weeks until the 25th Reunion of the Penn Class of 1993 (May 11 – 13, 2018)! Join us we count down the weeks to our reunion #93tothe25th:

  • Do you have old photos or mementos from our time at Penn? Photos of Spring Fling? Football at Franklin Field? Classes at DRL? We are taking a trip down memory lane and would love for you to share your memories with our class in a future post. Please email us upenn1993@gmail.com!
  • Follow us on Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram.
  • Classmates are invited to join our Facebook and LinkedIn groups.

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Grades in the Mail (70 Weeks To Go)

By Kiera Reilly, C’93, and Jennifer Jarett, C’93

Our countdown to our 25th reunion continues with January 6 – 7, 2017, marking the the 70th week until our 25th reunion. Follow all of our posts via  #93tothe25th.

Do you remember after each semester at Penn, our grades would be sent in the mail? Jennifer Jarett’s parents still have copies of her grades from Penn. They were sent to her parents’ home!

Jennifer writes:

“It’s hard to believe that 25 years ago our parents were receiving carbon copies of our grades through the mail! If memory serves correctly, these would have been semesters my parents would have been happy to see. Strangely, my first semester carbon copy is nowhere to be found…”
Penn grade reports sent to Jennifer Jarett in 1990 and 1991

Grade reports sent to Jennifer Jarett’s parents for the Fall terms in 1990 and 1991

Does anyone else remember their grades being sent home?

Penn Class of 1993 Reunion Countdown

January 6 – 7, 2017, marked 70 weeks until the 25th Reunion of the Penn Class of 1993 (May 11 – 13, 2018)! Join us we count down the weeks to our reunion #93tothe25th:

  • Do you have old photos or mementos from our time at Penn? Photos of Spring Fling? Football at Franklin Field? Classes at DRL? We are taking a trip down memory lane and would love for you to share your memories with our class in a future post. Please email us upenn1993@gmail.com!
  • Follow us on Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram.
  • Classmates are invited to join our Facebook and LinkedIn groups.

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