Penn Rec Fall 2020 Virtual Group Exercises

Penn Campus Recreation has a NEW Fall 2020 Virtual Group Exercise schedule. There are a ton of new additions this semester and are so excited to get working out virtually together again starting next week. The schedule runs from 9/8 until 12/20! 

Virtual memberships are FREE to Penn Community members (Students, Faculty/Staff, Affiliates, & Alumni).

Sign up for your free virtual membership through our online registration portal HERE. Please follow the instructions in your receipt to access the classes next week!

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Climate Week: September 21-25, 2020

Climate Week is a University-wide, week-long event happening Sept. 21 – 25. Climate Week will feature a number of events organized by various schools and centers at Penn, all related to sustainability and climate. Visit the Climate Week website at https://climateweek.provost.upenn.edu to check out the wide range of webinars, workshops, teach-ins, showcases, readings, climate storytelling, and a new set of 1.5* Minute Climate Lectures. Penn Sustainability will be hosting two events during the week:

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Nature as Nurture: How 3 Philly Groups Are Improving Access
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
1:00PM – 2:00PM

Join the event here: http://bit.ly/natureaccess

Join Penn Sustainability for an event featuring three local panelists as they highlight one critical issue of environmental justice – access to nature. Hear from Eugenia South from Penn Medicine, Kiasha Huling from University City Green, and Jerome Shabazz from the Overbrook Environmental Education Center about the impacts of nature on health, the history of the environmental movement, and how each organization is working to address issues of racial justice related to access to nature.
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Green Labs Panel
Thursday, September 24, 2020
2:00PM – 3:00PM

Join the event here: http://bit.ly/greenlabs2020

Help your lab reduce its environmental footprint, and come learn about Penn’s Green Labs commitment. Hear from lab staff who have gone through the commitment process about their experiences and specific sustainability initiatives within their labs. Our panel represents diverse labs across campus and will be comprised of:
• Emily Cribas, Perelman School of Medicine
• Sevile Mannickarottu, Penn Engineering
• Sarah Reidell, Penn Libraries
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ReThink Your Footprint
This year’s ReThink Your Footprint campaign will align with Climate Week and will broadly encourage members of the Penn community to consider their environmental footprints and take action to reduce them.
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Engage Through Our Interactive Social Media Campaign
During ReThink, we encourage the Penn community to take action to reduce their environmental footprint and engage with local organizations. Each day of the week, Penn Sustainability will highlight a different footprint (travel, shopping, etc.). Make sure you follow us on Facebook (@PennSustainability), Twitter (@GreenPenn), and Instagram (@PennSustainability), and look for the posts where we ask YOU to tag organizations in your area! We will be keeping track of who participates, and one lucky social media participant will win a Penn Sustainability swag basket!
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Self-Report Recycling and Donations
Since we cannot hold recycling and donation collection events on campus due to COVID-19, we are asking for students, staff, and faculty to self-report any specialty items that they recycle or donate during the week that are not recyclable via single-stream recycling. Items include clothing, shoes, writing utensils, printer cartridges, electronic waste, light bulbs, batteries, books, and much more. Philadelphia residents can schedule doorstep pick-up of electronics and clothing through Retrievr!

Whatever you donate or recycle, please report it using our Qualtrics survey. We will be keeping track of who participates, and one lucky participant will win a Penn Sustainability swag basket! Visit Penn Sustainability’s ReThink Page to access the survey and for more information (https://www.sustainability.upenn.edu/participate/penn-community/rethink-your-footprint).

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Important Service and Ridership Information from Penn Transit

Penn Transit has resumed its fixed-route transportation services that include PennBus East and PennBus West.  On-demand transit options such as Evening Shuttles and Penn Accessible Transit are operating as normal.  Service for the Pennovation Works Shuttle and the Grocery Shuttle Pilot Programalso is available.

Know Before Go

In addition to the display of a valid PennCard, all Penn Transit riders are required to display a valid “green” PennOpen Pass in a manner consistent with the current protocols for building-entry on Penn’s campus and as a means of reducing the risks of COVID-19.

Individuals who are not part of the University’s PennOpen Pass Program must either display their respective institution’s valid Daily COVID Screening Pass or participate in a driver-conducted screening and offer their verbal attestations. Individuals who cannot display a “green pass” or respond “Yes” to any of the attestation criteria will not be allowed to ride in the vehicle. 

Read more : www.upenn.edu/PennTransit/policy

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Savings for Faculty and Staff at YouDecide

Deals and discounts are waiting for you at YouDecide, a consumer products portal that features new offers and everyday savings from popular national and local brands. Faculty and staff are encouraged to visit YouDecide often to browse through the latest selections. Your PennKey and password are required for access.

Visit YouDecide at https://www.hr.upenn.edu/penn-community/deals-discounts

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Penn Healthy You: Be In The Know 2020-2021: Virgin Pulse Rewards


Get started at https://join.virginpulse.com/penn
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Penn Healthy You: Be In The Know 2020-2021 Essentials

Go to https://www.hr.upenn.edu/beintheknow for full details about the 2020-2021 Penn Healthy You program.

For more information about Penn Healthy You and Be In The Know 2020-2021, visit https://www.hr.upenn.edu/wellness-worklife or email hr-wellness@hr.upenn.edu

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Space Still Available: Take a Class at Penn Law

Engage with the law that impacts your field. Register today for Fall 2020 courses open to Penn faculty, staff and students. Add/Drop closes September 18, 2020.

Fall 2020 Courses (Classes start Tuesday, September 8)
• Business Law (LAWM 528) | Mondays 5:30 – 8:15 PM | Remote
• U.S. Law & Legal Methods (LAWM 511) | Tuesdays 5:30 – 8:15 PM | Remote
• Health Law & Policy Fundamentals (LAWM 530) | Tuesdays 5:30 – 8:15 PM | Remote
• Navigating the Regulatory State (LAWM 529) | Wednesdays 5:30 – 8:15 PM | Remote
• American Constitutional Law (LAWM 505) | Wednesdays 5:30 – 8:15 PM | Remote
• Technology & IP Law for Non-Lawyers LAWM 506) | Thursdays 5:30 – 8:15 PM | In-person/Remote
• Corporate Compliance (LAWM 522)| Thursdays 5:30 – 8:15 PM | Remote
• Fundamentals of U.S. Legal Research (LAWM 536) | Online
• Patent Law (LAWM 576) | Online

Register today on Penn In Touch using subject code LAWM or visit ML’s Take a Law Class page at: https://www.law.upenn.edu/admissions/master-in-law/take-a-class.php

Interested in the Master in Law degree or Certificate in Law? Visit http://www.law.upenn.edu/admissions/master-in-law

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Penn Healthy You: Be In The Know Penn Wellness Campaign for 2020-2021

It’s time to focus on your health and well-being with Penn’s 2020-2021 Be in the Know wellness campaign. Whether you want to focus on a health goal, participate in well-being challenges, or simply strive to feel your best, Penn is here to support you.

This year’s campaign will run from July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2021. 

Starting this campaign year, Penn welcomes Virgin Pulse as its new wellness partner. With Virgin Pulse, Be in the Know participants will experience new wellness programs and resources, along with an enhanced rewards structure and new Bonus Actions. 

Due to the impact of COVID-19 and the need to exercise social distancing, on-campus group activities will be limited and only offered when deemed safe and space is available. As a result, biometric screenings WILL NOT be a required activity to receive any rewards for this upcoming year. However, it remains a priority and awarded activity.

Also, completing a biometric screening is still required to become a Be in the Know VIP. Additionally, many wellness and work-life events and classes will be offered virtually.

Get started now learning about the exciting changes this campaign year!

https://www.hr.upenn.edu/PennHR/wellness-worklife/be-in-the-know

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Shop Local. Shop Penn.

Many of our favorite stores and restaurants are open again and ready to serve you! See what’s open: shopsatpenn.com

Follow us on social media for the latest news, offerings, and promotions: @shopsatpenn #shoppenn

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SEPTA Retiring Paper Transit Passes; Transitioning to SEPTA Key Card

SEPTA has advised the University that its legacy magnetic-stripe paper passes have been retired.  The September monthly passes were the last transit fare paper products distributed by mail. Penn Commuters who currently place a monthly paper pass order with Health Equity/WageWorks must transition to a SEPTA Key Card no later than Thursday, September 10  to have your October commuter benefits continue uninterrupted.

Read More : https://cms.business-services.upenn.edu/transportation/septa-key-card.html

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