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March 2011  
Stories this Issue
President Obama Visits Penn State
Classes of 1966, 1961, Earlier to Reunite
Painting the Capital Blue and White
Part 2: Students Making a Difference
“Houston … We have a City Lights Event”
THON 2011 in Photos, Video
Celebrating Penn State’s Land-Grant Heritage
Cutting Edge of History
Vacation Rentals for $299 a Week
Lehigh Valley Alumni Society: At Home, Abroad
Penn State News
President's Concert celebrates students' talent
Penn State alumni rank among leaders producing Peace Corps volunteers
Ice Campaign receives $1 million gift from Paul and Nancy Silvis
Alumni show how "American Treasures" illuminate country's past
Video shows enduring partnership between Commonwealth and Penn State
Multiple approaches necessary to tackle world's food problems
Sports News
Penn State Nabs Five No. 1 Pre-Seeds at 2011 Big Ten Wrestling Championships
Men’s Basketball Takes On No. 1 Ohio State
Big Ten Network to Air Women's Basketball and Wrestling Championships
Lady Lions Finish Second in Big Ten Standings
No. 4 Men’s Gymnastics Stay Strong Over No. 10 Ohio State
Women's Track Finishes Second at Big Ten Championships
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Painting the Capital Blue and White

Article related photo.It won’t be politics as usual come April 5 when Penn Staters descend on Pennsylvania’s state capital. Alumni, students and Penn State icons like the Blue Band trumpeters and the Nittany Lion will swarm the state Capitol Complex to advocate for Penn State’s future. 

Alumni and current Penn State students will team up for “Penn State Capital Day” to make their case with legislators that Penn State needs a strong appropriation. Teams of alumni and students will meet with state senators, representatives and legislative staffers to emphasize that a strong state appropriation will allow Penn State to continue its mission of providing quality, accessible education at affordable rates, while being one of the largest economic engines for the Commonwealth.

In addition to meetings with legislators, Capital Day will also include a noon “Rally in the Rotunda” to show support for Penn State and its positive impact on Pennsylvania’s economy and vital role in training future leaders. Following the rally, Berkey Creamery ice cream will be scooped out for all comers.

Article related photo. All Penn State alumni and students are welcome and encouraged to participate in Capital Day. For more information or to register, click here.

Capital Day is organized by the Penn State Alumni Association’s Grassroots Network , an education and advocacy group supporting Penn State, and co-sponsored by three Penn State student government groups—the Council of Commonwealth Student Governments, the University Park Undergraduate Association and the Graduate Student Association.

Watch this video on Penn State’s founding and future.

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