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The University of Pennsylvania

Student Newspapers
Daily Pennsylvanian University Pennsylvania independent daily student newspaper
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Pennsylvania Gazette U. of Pennsylvania alumni magazine
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The Pennsylvania Triangle The fully student-run science and technology publication of the School of Engineering and Applied Science. Established 1899.
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The Pennsylvania Triangle A fully student-run science and technology publication of the School of Engineering and Applied Science. Established 1899.
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Wharton Journal Student newspaper Wharton School University Pennsylvania
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Student Clubs and Organizations         
Acacia - Pennsylvania, University of - Franklin Chapter fraternity  Brief background on fraternity and local chapter Includes e mail contact  [Edit]
Alpha Chi Omega - Pennsylvania, - Alpha Epsilon society  Founded in 1919  [Edit]
alpha Kappa Delta Phi - Pennsylvania, - Theta society  Located in Philadelphia  [Edit]
Alpha Phi - Pennsylvania, - Eta Iota society  Originally little sisters of Sigma Nu HI chapter of Alphi Phi was chartered April 9 1988 at Penn in Philadelphia PA  [Edit]
Alpha Phi Alpha - Pennsylvania, - Psi society  Officers awards brothers alumni lines links  [Edit]
Beta Theta Pi - Pennsylvania, - Phi society  Located in Philadelphia PA  [Edit]
Chi Omega - Pennsylvania, - Beta Alpha society  Founded in 1920 in Philadelphia  [Edit]
Delta Upsilon - Pennsylvania, - U Pennsylvania society  Chartered April 7 1990 in Philadelphia PA  [Edit]
Friars society  Founded in 1901 at the University of Pennsylvania Overview history events and member list  [Edit]
Hindu Students Council & Young Jains of America religious  A forum for Hindus and Jains of campus...  [Edit]
IVCF - Graduate Christian Fellowship society  For graduate medical and professional students and faculty and staff  [Edit]
Kappa Alpha Theta - Pennsylvania, - Beta Eta society  Located in Philadelphia  [Edit]
Kappa Sigma - Pennsylvania, - Alpha Epsilon society  Located in Philadelphia PA  [Edit]
Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Center society  Supports students staff alumni and faculty and increases the general community s understanding and acceptance of its sexual and gender minority members Advisory board events and publications Also offers community guide of related resources  [Edit]
National Panhellenic Council society  Contains information on the committees positions and activities of the council  [Edit]
Pennsylvania Iota society  Chartered on February 6 1877 at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia  [Edit]
Pennsylvania Iota Alumni society  Chartered on February 6 1877 University Pennsylvania in Philadelphia this is alumni site for this fine chapter  [Edit]
Phi Kappa Sigma - Alpha society  Philaldephia PA  [Edit]
Pi Beta Phi - Pennsylvania, University of - Pennsylvania Iota Chapter society  Pennsylvania Iota Chapter at the University of Pennsylvania  [Edit]
Pi Kappa Phi - Eta Nu society  Pi Kapp Website for the Eta Nu Chapter  [Edit]
Sigma Chi - Pennsylvania, - Phi Phi society  Located in Philadelphia  [Edit]
Sigma Delta Tau - Pennsylvania, - Beta society  Founded June 20 1920 in Philadelphia Pennsylvania  [Edit]
Soundworks Tap Factory other  Penn's tap dancing and rhythm troupe. Performs several times a year. Membership usually about 15.  [Edit]




Sphinx society  Founded in 1900 at the University of Pennsylvania History member list activities and contact information  [Edit]
Swing Phi Swing - Maraabe society  Also serves Drexel University Founded in 1994  [Edit]
Tau Epsilon Phi - Rho society  At the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia  [Edit]
The Huge, The Enormous, the Well-Endowed, Undefeated, Ivy League Champion, University of Pennsylvania Oxymoronic Fighting Quaker Marching Band other  Penn's scramble (NOT MARCHING BAND) first began in 1897. A really great group of people, who just love joking around and free trips to all of the home and away basketball and football games.

There's no instrumental experience required, and every instrument is accepted. As long as you're willing to have fun and play *something*, we want you.  [Edit]
The Mask and Wig Club club  The Mask and Wig Club is the University of Pennsylvania's all male musical comedy troupe. It is the oldest in the nation. During Penn's Spring Fling celebration, over 7,000 students gather in the center of the Quad to hear the Mask and Wig band perform. This following is the group's own words:

Well over a century old, the Mask and Wig Club has always been the premiere musical comedy troupe at Penn. From our beginning in 1889, when we mingled with the professional theatre scene in Philadelphia, to the present, where student members continue to write, produce, and direct two productions each year, Mask and Wig has remained on the cutting edge of comedy, music, and technical production. Our historic Center City Clubhouse, decorated from floor-to-ceiling with the caricatures of past members, speaks to a vibrant tradition of excellence in comedy and fraternity which reflects the enduring dedication we have to our audiences.

"Justice to the stage and credit to the University."  [Edit]
The Philomathean Society of the University of Pennsylvania society  The Philomathean Society is the oldest student group at Penn, and is also the oldest continuously-existing literary society in the United States.

When Philo was founded, in 1813, its intent was "to promote the learning of its members and to increase the academic prestige of the University." At the time of its founding, literary societies were sprouting throughout the country, with an aim to augment the academic rigor of a University experience. In so doing, Philo's implicit goal was to help create leaders in society. Due to society's state at the time, the arts of rhetoric, oratory, and writing, were emphasized as a part of Philo's action (with vestiges remaining in the membership's three-step process).

Today, more than 190 years after its founding, Philo remains consistent with that founding. Through time, it has taken an influential role on Penn's campus, working to found entire curriculum departments (e.g. Religious Studies, American Civilization, and Comparative Literature), start the campus newspaper (The Daily Pennsylvanian), and strive always to improve the potential for an exemplary academic experience at Penn.  [Edit]

The WTF Taekwondo Club club  In Philadelphia PA  [Edit]
University of Pennsylvania society  Academic Divisions Human Sexuality Education  [Edit]
University of Pennsylvania Glee Club club  As the University of Pennsylvania Glee Club enters the 21st century, it remains an institution atop the world of fine male choral singing. Featuring a unique blend of musical excellence and theatrical showmanship, the Glee Club has won worldwide acclaim. In Erik Nordgren's fifth year of leadership as the Club’s Director, the Penn Glee Club continues to delight audiences of all ages. Its world-renowned and tradition-rich history began modestly in 1862 when eight undergraduate men formed the Club, making the Penn Glee Club the oldest performing arts group at the University of Pennsylvania. Subsequently, another eight men were added to the group. The Glee Club’s premier performance was in the chapel of Collegiate Hall at Ninth & Chestnut Streets in Philadelphia for “an audience that was unusually select and large, the Hall filled to its utmost capacity”. At this concert, each man wore red and blue ribbons in his buttonhole, thus becoming the first known Penn group to wear the University colors as part of its uniform.



The 1915 - 1916 Penn Glee Club

The Glee Club quickly became an integral part of campus life, singing at football rallies, basketball games, alumni events, and chapel services. With the turn of the century, the Club continued to grow in popularity. Soon, much of the University's musical demands depended upon the Glee Club. As a result, the reliance on such traditional collegiate songs such as Gaudeamus Igitur and Integer Vitae gave way to original pieces composed especially for the University and the Glee Club which themselves became traditions: The Red and Blue, Afterglow, and Fight On, Pennsylvania.

In 1934, under Director Harl McDonald, the Penn Glee Club began performing with the Philadelphia Orchestra. The Club's partnership with this world-renowned symphony has produced many memorable performances including the acclaimed 1938 performance of the Brahms' Alto Rhapsody with Marian Anderson and the 1970 world premiere broadcast of then-Director Bruce 'Monty' Montgomery's Herodotus Fragments. The 1950's saw the first of many Glee Club appearances on national television with such celebrities as Ed McMahon and Carol Lawrence. The Club has been showcased on television specials, in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, and at professional sporting events. The Philadelphia Phillies had the Club sing its acclaimed rendition of the National Anthem at the 1993 National League Championship Series. In 1976, the Penn Glee Club first performed with the Boston Pops. The Club has also shared the stage with such superstars as Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra, Jimmy Stewart, Grace Kelly, and Bill Cosby.



The 1958 - 1959 Penn Glee Club

The Penn Glee Club stepped out of the formal lines of choral performance in 1928, performing its first fully staged production, Hades, Inc., written by then-director H. Alexander Matthews. Staging became standard fare for the modern Club in 1969’s Handel With Hair. Each year the Club writes and produces a fully staged, Broadway-style production, highlighting fine male choral singing, clever plots and dialogue, dancing, irrepressible humor, colorful sets and costumes, and a talented pit band. This annual performance accentuates the notion that this Club is like no other glee club in the world.

The Penn Glee Club has toured internationally since 1959 and has traveled to nearly all 50 states in the United States and 35 nations and territories on five continents. Since its first performance at the White House for President Calvin Coolidge in 1926, the Club has sung for numerous heads of state and world leaders. One of the highlights of 1989 was the Club’s performance in Poland for President Lech Walesa. In 1990, the Club arrived in Budapest, Hungary, on the very day of the inauguration of President Árpád Göncz, Hungary’s first democratically elected president in forty-two years. In 1999, several prominent Japanese executives sponsored a tour to Guam and Japan, the Club’s first tour of the Asian Pacific. And in 2004, the Club returned to Asia, this time touring China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore.

The modern Club is a reflection of its rich heritage and its contemporary character. Now in its 143rd season, the University of Pennsylvania Glee Club remains, as former Pennsylvania Governor Milton Shapp once remarked, "one of the finest musical organizations in existence." It proudly represents the University in its grand tradition and is equally proud to preserve its unique blend of choral excellence and theatrical showmanship, the hallmark of the Penn Glee Club.
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University of Pennsylvania: Penn Persian Society society  Promotes the rich heritage of Iran Photos and music  [Edit]
UPENN School Dental Medicine - Student Council society  News and Resources to the U of Penn s School of Dental Medicine Student Body  [Edit]
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