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Coaches Caravan Registration Opens
Here’s your chance to meet Penn State football coach James Franklin and other Nittany Lion athletic coaches. Franklin will headline this year’s Coaches Caravan, which features 12 stops across Pennsylvania and in Baltimore, New Jersey, New York City and Washington, D.C.
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Alumni Institute Lecture Series Schedule Announced
This year, Alumni Reunion Weekend’s (June 4–7) popular Alumni Institutes have an exciting new format: an inspirational keynote session at The Nittany Lion Inn, followed by a choice of five engaging sessions at some of Penn State’s most innovative labs and facilities.
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Blue-White Weekend Events Finalized
Alumni, fans and friends will start learning much more about the 2015 Penn State football season during Blue-White Weekend (April 17–19). And they’ll have plenty of fun, too.
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Penn State Singing Lions Enjoy Entertaining Connections
Every year, the Penn State Singing Lions embark on a 10-day spring break tour that includes musical performances across the country. Along the way, they connect with Penn State Alumni Association chapters, with this year’s trip featuring stops in South Carolina and Florida.
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Offer Some Career Tips and Change a Life
If you’re interested in paying it forward at Penn State, LionLink’s mentoring program might be just what you’re looking for.
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Paterno Family Beaver Stadium Run Creating Awareness
Sue Paterno ’62 has one very clear goal for the Paterno Family Beaver Stadium Run: making sure the Special Olympics athletes who participate are front and center. In its sixth year, the event has raised more than $1 million for Special Olympics Pennsylvania.
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Alumna Takes Passion for Cancer Research Fundraising to West Coast
Sam Benz ’10 grew up in Buffalo, N.Y., moved to State College when she was 7, graduated from Penn State and now lives and works five minutes from the Pacific Ocean. The move’s been a major adjustment for her, except one thing hasn’t changed: her commitment to fundraising for cancer research.
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Former Penn State Sweet 16 Letterman Authors Book, Entertains Crowd
It’s been 14 years since the Penn State men’s basketball team made a Sweet 16 run, but Tyler Smith’s memories are vivid. The former letterman started for that team before playing overseas for more than a decade, and he’s written a new book detailing his post-Penn State playing career.
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Executive Director's Insights
Dr. Barron’s Visionary Request to Pennsylvania
President Barron made the most important presentation last week of his first year in office: an innovative request at the state Capitol for a new partnership with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
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History and Traditions
Film Highlights Lion Shrine Renovation
There’s a compelling and interesting backstory to the Lion Shrine renovation that recently took place on the University Park campus, which a film company brought to life with support from the Penn State Alumni Association.
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