For those who missed our own Sam Mattis performing in the Olympics, he was the only one of three Americans to qualify for the finals and a chance to metal. ￼￼Here are some snippets from the discus throw finals coverage : Nothing but rave reviews from the broadcasters as you will hear. And while he did not win a medal, when they showed the people who did - notice whose name they mention! Congratulations to Sam, one heck of a forever Olympian! #sammattis #friarproud #mad4mattis #foreverolympian ... See MoreSee Less
More wonderful Friar athletes in the news: in the recent Penn Gazette's "Century Club" focus article on Penn female scholar-athletes. there are special spotlights on Friars Ruthlyn Greenfield-Webster RN and Ali Cloherty (nee DeLuca) with Alyssa Baron, Sydney Stipanovich, Michelle Nwokedi and Leah Parker getting shout outs too. Kudos to all. ... See MoreSee Less
Hi Friar Alumni Family! Hope you are all having a lovely Friday 🙂My name is Joey Lohmann (Friar '22) and I would love to share with you my passion project that I think might be of interest to some of you too. I co-founded an initiative called Lockdown Letters, which has been sending thank you letters to front-line workers throughout the pandemic. We just recently launched our "Healthcare Hero Sticker Sale" and are selling 5 designs (shown in the picture below). These stickers can be placed on laptops, water bottles, fridges, and just about anywhere! In addition to celebrating front-line workers, ALL of the proceeds go toward Project HOPE, which has been supplying under-resourced countries with medical equipment, supplies, and personnel abroad. Although the United States is starting to heal and return to normal, several countries cannot say the same and every bit helps. If anyone is interested, you can order these stickers to be shipped anywhere in the US mainland! The form closes July 12th at 11:59pm EST. Your support means so much to us and tons of communities worldwide. Thank you!!STICKER ORDER FORM: forms.gle/aEkQshM3PhUP6fGT6Website: www.lockdownletters.org/And a MAJOR shoutout to Friar Alumna Doris Cochran-Fikes, who has been a champion writer for us over the past year, individually crafting almost 30 letters, stories, and poems to front-line workers nationwide. You are the absolute best, Doris! ... See MoreSee Less
With deep sadness and humility, I announce the passing of our classmate, Friar, Bloomer, and friend, Alison Greenspan, C'94. Her passion and creativity, her deep and loving friendships, and her devotion to her family remain a keystone of our Class of 1994 legacy. Alison lived every example of love without limits, a true Friar in word and deed. May her memory bless us all with laughter and gratitude. The article below details her career, her impact on the entertainment industry, her family life, and her Penn years. It also outlines her funeral service and requests for donations to the UCLA Jonsson Cancer Center in her memory. Hurrah, Hurrah, to you, dearest Alison. Yours, Maura Mimnagh Thibault, C'94, Friar and Class of 1994 President ... See MoreSee Less
With great sadness, I share Lesley Wolff's post about a wonderful mind, mom, and mover that is now lost way, way too soon. Our Friar family and the class of 1994 is now less one bright light - Alison Greenspan you will be missed greatly. ... See MoreSee Less
Also kudos to **Friar Noah Kennedy-White** who was also in the discus throw Olympic finals with Sam. Way to go both of you. They were two of only five Penn track and field athletes in the trials this year. ... See MoreSee Less
Friars,I wish you all a happy Summer that's devoid of any grog.For Friars (and their family members) who might be interested, I wanted to share that my intro improv classes begin next week. I've now had the pleasure of working with several Friar alums in this ongoing and fun workshop and would love you to be next."Uh, dude: why you still teaching intro classes on Zoom?" you may ask. Good question.**Because there are HUGE advantages to learning improvisation on Zoom, especially if you're a beginner.**For example, you can:* Meet people from all over the country & the world!* Join from the comfort of your home!* Join class from wherever you're living or traveling!* Mute yourself or turn off the camera whenever you like!* Guarantee that your comfy pajama bottoms can't be seen on camera!* Receive videos of each class to review your work and magnify your learning!* Know that it's the ultimate in social distancing!* Stop worrying about other people's vaccination status!* Transcend space & time!* Cure the sick! Heal the blind!Ok, maybe the last two items are *slight* exaggerations, but the rest... actual benefits. So wherever you may roam, I invite you to join me virtually.Even if you have no experience - in fact, ESPECIALLY if you have no experience - you'll have the most fun you've had in a long, long time.Don't believe me? Take a class for free as my guest. PM me for details. ... See MoreSee Less
These weekly improv classes are open to BOTH children and adults who are newer to performance improv and want to learn or practice the basics. Classes are appropriate for anyone aged 9-99! Classes are...
Join us on Thursday, June 17th at 7PM Eastern as we discuss the 2019 film Emanuel, a critically-acclaimed documentary about the 2015 Emanuel AME Church shooting in Charleston. Associate Vice Provost f...
Per Sally Katz prior posting, I found my 1988 Friars Certificate, along with several photos. Here are 2 of them: ‘88 Friars Abbot & Scribe (Jim McLaughlin & Jim Karp) with my fellow ‘89 Friar Chris Ahearn, plus me in between ‘88ers Jim Mikloss & and Greg Catcher. As some have learned over the years, I met my husband “Jimmy Mac” @ the Friars Smoker, but we aren’t pictured together here as we were NOT yet dating...that would come a few days later after ‘88 Friar Chris Flynn’s held an off-campus party. Here’s to all of our great FRIARS memories!! ❤️💙❤️💙 ... See MoreSee Less