Buzz Bissinger, author of the non-fiction book Friday Night Lights is coming to Penn February 17th and 18th. We can only hope he will be bringing Taylor Kitsch along with him. Bissinger will be part of the Kelly Writers House Fellows Program along with two other distinguished writers, Rae Armantrout and T.C. Boyle. The program will include a public reading by each of the three.
Some of us were lucky enough to beat the odds and actually get enrolled in classes for next semester, specifically the Fellows seminar class, which IS STILL OPEN btw. In the course, students study the works of each writer and then get to have an in-class discussion with them when they attend campus. If you’re still stuck on PennInTouch clicking refresh though, keep at it, “Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose,” right?
The Penn Singers embody Jay Gatsby this year with their fall musical “Thoroughly Modern Millie.” They won this week by default; how could we say no to flapper fashion, jazz, and Prohibition? Jk, we can do without the Prohibition.
Unfortunately, due to high demand Leonardo Dicaprio won’t be in attendance, but this *minor* setback shouldn’t stop you from attending. Be sure to catch the show tonight and tomorrow so you can be simultaneously reminded of how talented Penn kids are and that you weren’t blessed with an ounce of musical talent.
Still recovering from this weekend? Yeah, us too, but what better way to continue all the sudden school spirit then to attend the State of the School taking place tomorrow at 8 p.m in the Penn Museum.
Now’s your chance to speak with Penn Student Government about what has or hasn’t been accomplished so far and plans that PSG has for the future. Did we mention that there will be *free* food?
Don’t worry– this fancy schmancy event is for us mere peasants to attend. All you have to do is RSVP here. Free food in fancy rooms, ample heckling opportunities. The only thing better would be a surprise visit by Madame President!
Because we all feel the need to channel our inner Josh Groban,Penn Glee Club and Penn Dance win this round. They’ve been singing their way into our hearts all week hoping that we ditch our homecoming plans and go to their show, “Espresspionage: A Latte of Trouble“.
This pair is sure to cause some treble. So when homecoming has just about taken everything out of you, and the only thing left to do is see a bunch of men dressed like James Bond singing about coffee, head over to the Iron Gate Theatre at 8 p.m. It’s sure to be a latte of fun.
Newly crowned Miss America, Nina Davuluri, is coming to Penn Wednesday, November 13th at 7 p.m. to help celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Week.
Not only is Nina Davuluri the first Miss America of Indian descent, but this girl has some brains underneath that crown. Davuluri is using the mad $$$ she won to help her get into medical school. Calling all eligible bachelors to give her a tour of Penn Med?!?
Click here to purchase tickets for $8 and here to watch her dance her way into all of our hearts.
“I’ll take free printing for $500.” On this recent episode of our favorite game show to pretend we’d totally win, our very own Wharton made a cameo. Personally, we think that Wharton is worth much more then a measly $800 , but on the plus side at least we can say that Wharton is climbing back up the social ladder. From rock bottom to Jeopardy. Not too shabby.
Thank you SEPTA for going all Oprah on us. No longer will we have to avoid making eye contact or being social with strangers, because SEPTA is expanding its *FREE* Wi-Fi.
That’s right; free Comcast Wi-Fi to all customers traveling through SEPTA bus, subway and trolley stations starting today. Now we can stare into the black holes of our phone screens foreva and eva. Find out more about how awesome SEPTA is here.
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The flyer of the week has to be given to those bada$$ girls in Bloomers. Not only did they parade down locust shoving this flyer into our hearts, they — is that Jesus rockin’ a cowboy hat?!
Had a bad day? Caught in a bad romance? No worries, just bring yo’ bad self to Houston Hall’s Class of ’49 Auditorium to check out their fall show, “The Bad, The Bad, and The Bad,” tonight at 7:30 p.m.and tomorrow night at 8:30 p.m. Tix are $8 on the walk, and $10 at the door.
Stewart D Friedman, a Wharton management professor, recently wrote a new (slightly creepy) book titled Baby Bust. According to a recent Forbes article, the book’s focus is how in the past 20 years, the percentage of undergrads who planned to have children has declined by half.
observing stalking Wharton undergrads since 1992, Friedman was able to find that 78% of them expressed interest in having children. Following up with them in 2012, only 42% of them did.
Friedman highlights in his book that this trend is due to many “Millennials” now wanting to focus on their career goals and planning their lives without children in the picture. Looks like Friedman read a bit of this article before publishing his book. No ring, no baby, no problem.
As if we want another reason to have OCR on our minds, there are two days left for you to complete the Career Service Social Media Challenge. Now don’t all jump up at once. It’s not like we have an endless amount of free time on our hands to do this or anything…
All you have to do is stalk each Career Services social media platform, watch for the clue, and then submit your answer to the corresponding clue response form. This is the perfect scavenger hunt for those of us who try to do the least amount of physical activity possible. Best part is, the winner gets a shiny new iPad2. For more info on the hunt and how to sign up click here.