Briefly Noted

Issue Date: 
May 17, 2010

Pitt Cell Phone Recycling Campaign

The University of Pittsburgh will be collecting deactivated cell phones through June 6 for a recycling campaign sponsored by Pitt’s Computing Services and Systems Development. Cell phones, PDAs, and accessories can be deposited in recycling drop boxes located across campus, including all campus computing labs, Craig Hall’s lobby, Hillman Library, the Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation (153 Benedum Hall), Software Licensing Services (204 Bellefield Hall), Litchfield Towers lobby, the University Book Center, and the William Pitt Union.

Any personal data left on the cell phones will be securely destroyed prior to the recycling process, which will be done by eLoop LLC, a Pittsburgh recycling facility that has been approved by the Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection.

—Amanda Leff Ritchie

Pitt Plans 20th Annual Kennywood Day for July 31

University of Pittsburgh faculty, staff, and students and their families are invited to Pitt’s 20th annual Kennywood Picnic Day on Saturday, July 31, from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m.

Pitt’s Staff Association Council (SAC), which is coordinating the event, is selling discounted tickets for the Kennywood event—as well as for other Western Pennsylvania water and amusement parks.

The price of an all-day FunDay Pass and catered meal at Kennywood on July 31 is $21. For seniors 55 years and older, the price for the pass and catered meal is $15. Children ages 2 and younger are free. Tickets are on sale in the William Pitt Student Union through July 30; payment must be made in cash.

SAC is also selling discounted tickets to Kennywood for use on other days this summer; each ticket costs $22. There is an additional $10 fee at the door if the tickets are used on weekends in July or August.

Discounted tickets to Sandcastle Waterpark in Homestead and Idlewild in Ligonier are available through Aug. 27, also in the William Pitt Student Union. Sandcastle Waterpark passes are $20 each, Idlewild FunDay passes, $21 each. Both parks’ passes are valid any day of the 2010 season, with no surcharge.

Additional information is available through the SAC Office, 412-624-4236.