Author Archives: Mayumi Hirtzel

Penn GSE Center for Professional Learning: Penn Staff and Faculty Discount

We’re excited to share our latest faculty and staff promotion that offers two 25% scholarships to put towards our upcoming programs. You can apply both scholarships toward your own program fees in two separate upcoming programs, you can use one and gift … Continue reading

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Campus Recreation Adventure Summer Camp

We are excited to announce our Campus Recreation Adventure Summer Camp weeks for 2022! We wanted to provide these dates to you in advance to assist with your planning for summer recreation opportunities. Planned activities include rock climbing, outdoor games, … Continue reading

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YouDecide: Expanded Offers Now Available

YouDecide, the University’s portal that offers access to hundreds of discounts from local and national providers on goods and services, now features even more deals for faculty and staff.  Check out the site to explore these offerings. You can review all the … Continue reading

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Last Chance: Specially Discounted Computer offer from the Penn Bookstore

Looking to start off the new year with a new laptop? Save over $200 on the Apple MacBook Air. The system is highly portable (weighing under 3 pounds) yet outfitted with extra memory and extended warranty. The laptops are immediately available, but … Continue reading

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2021 Penn Labs Freezer Challenge

Attention Lab Staff at Penn! Show off your best practices in cold storage management by participating in the Penn Labs Freezer Challenge. The Freezer Challenge covers all forms of cold storage, including refrigerators, freezers, and cold rooms. Labs participating in … Continue reading

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Apply to join the Environmental Justice Advisory Commission

In 2019, City Council of Philadelphia passed legislation creating an Environmental Justice Commission. This Commission will provide recommendations to the Mayor, City Council and City agencies to study, report on and address environmental justice issues in Philadelphia. This legislation (bill … Continue reading

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Q-INE Call for Submissions

Q-INE Call for Submissions Q-INE (“queen”) is currently accepting submissions for our 2022 issue! Q-INE is dedicated to providing an outlet for members of Penn’s LGBTQ+ community to express their views and to share their experiences. We seek to increase … Continue reading

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Chats with Jack: 2021-2022

Your chance to talk directly with Jack Heuer, VP for Human Resources Inviting all monthly-paid staff: Please register your interest in joining an upcoming Chats with Jack session (to be held virtually) during 2021-2022. Vice President for Human Resources, Jack … Continue reading

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Return to Campus Resources for Staff

Sent to the PPSA listserv on September 15, 2021, this message calls attention to a non-exhaustive selection of return-to-campus resources that are available to Penn Staff. Return to Campus Support Circles for Penn EmployeesRestorative Practices @ Penn (RP@P), with partners … Continue reading

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Listening Session for the “Consultative Committee for Selection of a President” – Recording available

Recording available here Recorded Wednesday, Sept. 22, 1:00pm ET All PPSA members were encouraged to participate in this special meeting.  Our featured guest was Stacey Lopez, the staff representative to the Consultative Committee for the Selection of a President.  Dr. … Continue reading

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