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Sunday, January 23, 2011

The PA3 Fundraiser: Research Grants for Visiting Scholars

Update: Through generous donations, PA3 and it's members were able to contribute $5,000 toward the research grants. This money will fund at least 2 scholars' grants. The scholars will be selected this Spring.

PA3 is raising funds for research grants to be awarded by the Princeton University Library to scholars from all over the world to spend a month at Princeton using the university’s unique bibliographic resources, including rare books, manuscripts and special collections. The grants funded by PA3 will be allocated to Princeton University alumni, whenever possible. The grants are up to $3,500 each.

Be assured, our funding will not be "gilding the lily" --- the Library receives more proposals from highly qualified applicants than it can fund.

At the culmination of each visit, the researcher will present his/her work to the university community, including alumni and guests.

Monday, January 17, 2011

January 22, 2011 Annual Dinner Silent Auction Items

Even if you are not attending the Annual Dinner, you are welcome to bid on any of the items listed below. Just email us ( your bid by January 21st and we will enter it on the bid sheet. Those attending the dinner will have the chance to bid higher, if desired.

The National Magazine: Devoted to Literature, Art, and Religion
Rare Book Set from the Collection of George Bustin '70
Vols. 1-5 and 7-13, covering the period from July 1852 (Vol 1) until December 1858 (Vol. 13) with only Vol. 6 missing. (at least $360 value)
Click here for a more detailed description of the books.
**Minimum bid $150 for the set, or $20 per volume**

John Hanl
& Co. charcoal plai
d scarf with orange and black accents from Landau ($60 value)
**Minimum bid $20**

Princeton Running Company
$25 gift certificate from Princeton Running Company
**Minimum bid $12**

Hulit's Shoes – Princeton Shoe Store
$50 gift certificate from Hulit's Shoes
**Minimum bid $25**

Botanical Rose or Hot Oil Pedicure from AYOM Day Spa & Salon ($50 value)
**Minimum bid $20**
Dr. John A. Epstein, MD
$2,500 off IntraLase LASIK from John A. Epstein, MD '96
**Minimum bid $500**

Maui Jim Ho'okipa Sunglasses
with brown frame and brown, polarized lenses from The Optical Shoppe at the Princeton Eye Group ($159 value)
**Minimum bid $75**

Dinner for 2 at Mediterra Restaurant in Palmer Square (approx. $100 value)
**Minimum bid $50**

One night stay at the ETS Chauncey Conference Hotel and Conference Center (approx. $199 value)
**Minimum bid $75**

Manicure and Pedicure at La Jolie Salon and Spa ($55 value)
**Minimum bid $25**

Gift Bag of Hair Care Products from La Jolie Salon and Spa, including:
**Minimum bid $40**

Sterling Silver Bangle Bracelet with Flower Design Engraving from Forest Jewelers ($55 Value)
**Minimum bid $25**

**Minimum bid $25**

**Minimum bid $15**

Very Cozy Princeton Kashwere Throw Blanket (40" x 50"), black with orange stripe, from the Princeton U-Store ($55 value)
**Minimum bid $25**

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

PA3 Annual Dinner, ETS Chauncey Conference Center

*PA3 Annual Dinner, ETS Chauncey Conference Center*

Date: Saturday, January 22
Time: 6 to 10:30 p.m.
Location: ETS Chauncey Conference Center, Rosedale Road, Princeton

Last Chance: Please RSVP right away!

Ticket prices (for you and your guest)
Choose dinner option

The Princeton Area Alumni Association annual dinner and meeting will again be held at the ETS Chauncey Conference Center. The featured speaker will be Dr. Karen Jackson-Weaver '94, the associate dean of academic affairs and diversity at the Princeton University Graduate School. She will speak on "Visionary Leadership in the 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities in the New Millennium." The party begins with a cocktail reception and silent auction at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m. Semi-formal attire is requested, and black and orange are welcome.

As a special project this year, PA3 is donating all proceeds from the silent auction and is accepting separate donations to benefit Research Grants for Visiting Scholars. PA3 will match donations dollar-for-dollar up to $5,000. You can
preview silent auction items and read more about the program here.



Saturday, January 8, 2011

Community Service: PA3 volunteers sort donations at the Rescue Mission

The Community Service Committee proudly reports that all five volunteers who came out to sort clothing for the Rescue Mission of Trenton's monthly volunteer day on Saturday, January 8, were from PA3. Pictured above (l-r): Joe Voigtsberger '82, Marian Zelazny p11, Olek Zelazny p11, and Halina Bustin s70. Committee chair Arlen Hastings '80 was behind the camera.

In the top photo, Joe and Olek display two of the donated items that will be sold in the Rescue Mission's thrift store. All proceeds support Rescue Mission operations.

For more information about the Rescue Mission, see December 12 post.

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