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    S C E N E                                                 G.P.S.P. Newsletter
                                                              April 2007

                 Spring is here! Time for studying,
                 study breaks, and events throughout
                 the city. Read on for some
                                                       Spring Events
                 important information...              in Philly
                                                       By Darren Fava, Editor

Summer @
                                                       If you need a break from semester-
                                                       end studies, here’s a host of

Sansom Place
                                                       diversions happening over the next
                                                       month in Philadelphia.

                                                       • The Philadelphia Film Festival,
PLEASE NOTE!                                           a two-week celebration of the best
                                                       of new world cinema runs April 5th
                                                       through 18th.
                     SANSOM EAST &                     • Penn Relays is the world’s oldest track meet and attracts
                                                                           athletes from around the globe. Held April
                     SANSOM WEST                                           26th - 28th at nearby Franklin Field, this
                     WILL REMAIN                                           is the 113th year of the event. Tickets
                                                                           are available by calling 1-888-PENN-

                                                                           TIX or by going to

                     THIS SUMMER!
                                                       • On April 30th The American Swedish Museum
                                                       hosts Valborgsmassoafton, the traditional
                                                       welcoming of Spring, with a bonfire, singing, and
If you have questions about early lease termination,   dancing.
please call:
                                                       • Philadelphia Open House, sponsored by the Friends of
            Assignment Office                           Independence Park features private tours of the region’s majestic
            215-898-8271                               homes, gardens, historic sites, and neighborhoods. Tours begin
                                                       in late April and continue through June. Schedule available at:

                                                                          Contact Us
                                                       For more information about Sansom Place, events, building
                                                       policies, and staff contact info please visit our website:

                                                       Or drop us a line at:
                Staying or Leaving?                                                        Info
                News for you...                                                   i        Update
Grad Student Room Selection                                                  New furniture!
If you’re a Graduate Student in need of a room for the Fall but missed       Check out the new furniture
Grad Room Selection, here’s what to do:                                      coming into the Sansom Place
                                                                             lounges and lobbies!
            Yolanda Hayes
            Assignment Office

Move-Out Dates...
                                                                             Tax Day
If you have not retained your room, or applied for a different room, your
move out date is:                                                            Don’t Forget! Federal Income Tax
                                                                             deadline - Tuesday, April 17th
            Sansom East         July 31, 2007

            Sansom West         May 31, 2007

If you need to remain in housing over the summer please contact Yolanda
Hayes (see contact information, above).

                                  Commonly Asked Questions:
                                         How can I reserve the Michael Murray Lounge?

                                         At least one week prior to your anticipated event date, go to:
                                         then click on Michael Murrary Lounge, on the bottom left side
                                         of the home page.

                                         Note: Reservations must be made at least one week in advance.

                                         Questions or concerns can be directed to:
                 Events @ Sansom Place
 Discovery Series
 Discovery Series

Know Your                             G.P.S.P. Study Break
Status: Get                             Sunday, April 22nd
Tested for HIV!                         Sansom Place East,
                                        Michael Murray Lounge
- Confidential and Free!
                                      Come join us for a break from your papers,
- NO Needles
                                      studying, etc.
- Does NOT become part of
University Records                    Food and beverages will be provided!

  Saturday, April 14th                Free for all students.
  1:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
                                      Contact: with any questions
  Sansom Place East,
  Michael Murray Lounge

For appointment, please contact
Linda Hawkins (MSEd) - Counselor
and Coordinator of Testing Programs    Sansom Place
at The Children’s Hospital of
Philadelphia (CHOP) at:                Community Forums
                                                                      Community Forums are held to provide
                                                                      Sansom Place residents a forum to meet
                                                                      other residents and discuss issues, problems
                                                                      and questions related to living at Sansom

                                                                      Forums are held monthly. Meeting locations
                                                                      alternate between the lobbies of Sansom
                                                                      Place East and West.
    Healthy                          Living                    @              Sansom                          Place
                       Sansom Place Health Liaison & Healthy Events
                       Sansom Place’s Health Liaison works to promote awareness of and access to resources related to
                       health and overall well- being. Check out the upcoming programs below, and watch for a host of
                       healthy living events throughout the year!

Yoga                                          Dental Care 101                             S.A.F.E.
  Every Monday & Wednesday                       Wednesday, April 18, 2007                This is a safety awareness information
  Now until April 18th                           6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.                    and physical technique class for Penn
  9:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.                         Sansom Place West Lobby                  women. It will be taught by National
  Sansom Place West, Benjamin Lounge                                                      Self-Defense Institute Certified Instructor,
                                              Presented by Penn Dental students!          Michelle Ray.
  Cost: $5 per class
                                                                                          Please wear recreational clothing.
                                              Are you brushing TOO Hard? Refresh
Please bring a yoga mat, towel or blanket.    on brushing & flossing techniques.
Mats are be available for sale for $10 at                                                    Monday, April 23rd
                                              Receive free toothbrush/paste/floss             5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
each session
                                              while supplies last!                           Sansom Place West, Benjamin Lounge
To RSVP, contact:
                                              Contact            Contact
                                              for more information.                       for more information

Healthy Living Programs
If you have an idea about programming related to healthy living, send
an email to