Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The Penn Mascot - Did you know...

Penn Quaker

Did You Know…that five students make our mascot, the Penn Quaker, come to life? Tradition insists that the identities of the Quaker remains a secret. The job qualifications include an outgoing personality, an excessive amount of energy and enthusiasm, and most importantly, not taking oneself too seriously. And, like any top model, potential mascots should stand between 5 feet 10 inches and 6 feet tall. Joe Neary, who oversees the Quaker as Penn’s cheerleading coach, says performing as the mascot is all about the students being creative and developing a persona. The Quaker never fights other mascots (he is a Quaker), but he has played chicken with the Saint Joseph’s Hawk and tinkered with the Drexel Dragon’s tail. During the final basketball game of the season, any Quaker who is graduating takes off the mascot head and reveals his face so he can be recognized by the crowd.

Curious about some of the Penn Quaker's favorite campus haunts? Go to http://www.flickr.com/photos/universityofpennsylvania/sets/72157628856308667/ to view a slideshow.

To read more about our mascot, please click on this link:

Forwarded from the Penn Global Alumni Network.

The Monthly Luncheon Schedule through July

To help those plan ahead, below are the dates for the monthly luncheon schedule through mid-year. As always, stayed tuned for e-mail alerts and blog updates regarding reservations and any possible schedule changes.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Golden Wok
8822 Wurzbach Road (Wurzbach @ I-10)
San Antonio, Texas 78240



Friday, March 30, 2012
Central Park Pizza of New York
136 Main Plaza
San Antonio, TX  78205


Monday, April 30, 2012
Wasabi Sushi Bistro
9921 IH 10 W
San Antonio, TX 78230



Thursday, May 31, 2012
Stone Werks Big Rock Grille
Broadway at Basse Road
San Antonio, TX 78209



Friday, June 29, 2012

Old Smokehouse
5145 Fredericksburg Road
San Antonio, TX  78229


Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Scenic Loop Cafe
25615 Boerne Stage Road
San Antonio, TX  78255


Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Toyota San Antonio Plant Tour

The Penn Alumni Club of San Antonio
invites you to a
Toyota San Antonio Plant Tour

Friday, February 24, 2012, 12:30pm

Toyota Visitor Center

17439 Applewhite Road

San Antonio, TX 78221

Get your weekend going a little early! Come on out and network with your colleagues from the Penn Alumni Club. We are inviting the other area Ivy clubs as well, so it’s a great opportunity to meet some new friends as well as reconnecting with those you already know.

Lunch will be served at the Visitor Center starting at 12:30 (sandwich/wrap buffet), followed by a tour of the Toyota plant at 1:30. The tour lasts about an hour and a half. Cost for the event, including luncheon, is $10, payable at the event.

Max attendance is 40, so don’t delay in reserving your spot. Please RSVP to Brian Swain at bswain2000@yahoo.com.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Ben's Birthday Bash - 2012 Edition

Ben’s Birthday Bash

Wednesday, January 18, 2012, 11:30 A.M.


Youz Guyz South Philly Cheesesteaks


316 Pat Booker Road

Universal City TX 78148


RSVP to Sheila Mayfield by Monday, January 16


If 11:30 is too early for you, just come when you can, but please let’s try to give Sheila an accurate head count.