VOLUME 1 ISSUE 9   September 2004
[ CONTENTS ]
A Message from the Executive Director
Alumni Association announces Alumni Fellow recipients
The Penn Stater Hotel unveils expanded, renovated new look
Helping you plan for the fall frenzy
Delaware Chapter hosts alumni happy hour at Dewey Beach
Lake Erie Chapter steak fry was a well-done event
Coast-to-coast, freshman sendoffs build relationships and swell the pride
Alumni Association student groups claim national awards
Huddle with the Faculty enters eleventh season
Penn State Pride to be showcased at upcoming pep rallies
FastStart program recognized as one of nation’s best
Why life membership in the Alumni Association means so much
How can I become involved in the Sesquicentennial celebration?
September 1922: Emergency Building Fund marks early effort to raise private funds for expansion
[ A MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ]
“Wish, Wack—Pink, Black! P! S! C!” Not since 1887 had that cheer reverberated through the hills of old Penn State. On a gorgeous late summer afternoon last week, a group of ten enthusiastic students and I revived Penn State’s first football cheer in celebration of the University’s Sesquicentennial year. We are about to celebrate the 150th with the Sesquicentennial Games—sponsored by the Blue & White Society and the Lion Ambassadors.
[FULL STORY]
 
features
Alumni Association announces Alumni Fellow recipients
The Penn State Alumni Association has announced the recipients of the Alumni Fellow, the most prestigious award given by the Alumni Association. "The Alumni Fellow program gives us the opportunity to showcase to the world the incredible contributions Penn Staters make to the betterment of the human condition," said Roger L. Williams ’73, ’75g, ’88g. This year, twenty-six Penn State alumni are being honored for outstanding professional accomplishment.
[FULL STORY]
 

The Penn Stater Hotel unveils expanded, renovated new look
The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel has completed an extensive renovation. The on-campus hotel added 150 new guest rooms designed to enhance guests’ connection to Penn State.
[FULL STORY]
 
tips & best practices
Helping you plan for the fall frenzy
Now that the 2004 football season has kicked off, you may be wondering how you can structure your group’s activities and programming to best take advantage of this fall’s frenzy. Here are some tips that can help.
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in the spotlight
Delaware Chapter hosts alumni happy hour at Dewey Beach
For six years, the Delaware Chapter—in collaboration with chapters from Virginia, Maryland, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C.—has worked to keep its area alumni connected while raising money for the American Cancer Society. On July 31, nearly 100 alumni from various east coast chapters gathered in Dewey Beach, Delaware, for the Penn State beach party.
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Lake Erie Chapter steak fry was a well-done event
Now in its third decade, the Lake Erie Chapter steak fry has evolved from a scholarship fundraiser to a popular networking event and social gathering. A “grill your own steak” theme highlighted this year’s event.
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Coast-to-coast, freshman sendoffs build relationships and swell the pride
Alumni groups across the country participate in a tradition at the end of each summer in which they host their local soon-to-be Penn State freshmen at a social gathering. From San Diego to Philadelphia, with stops in Houston, Chicago, and Baltimore, we’ll give you a glimpse at the welcome being given to the newest generation of Penn Staters.
[FULL STORY]
 
association highlights
Alumni Association student groups claim national awards
The Blue & White Society has been named one of the three best student organizations in the country by the Association of Student Advancement Programs (ASAP). The Lion Ambassadors organization, Penn State’s student alumni corps, also was recognized with a national award. Both groups are sponsored by the Alumni Association.
[FULL STORY]
 

Huddle with the Faculty enters eleventh season
Huddle with the Faculty, a popular series of free lectures, begins its eleventh season this month. Held each home football Saturday at The Nittany Lion Inn, Huddle sessions are free to the public and feature a complimentary continental breakfast and free parking.
[FULL STORY]
 

Penn State Pride to be showcased at upcoming pep rallies
The Penn State Alumni Association will sponsor three pep rallies in an upcoming four-week period as part of its away game football pep rally schedule. Festivities are set for the Boston College, Wisconsin, and Minnesota games.
[FULL STORY]
 

FastStart program recognized as one of nation’s best
FastStart, a mentoring program for first-year students of color at Penn State, has been recognized by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) as one of the top alumni relations programs in the country.
[FULL STORY]
 
member center
Why life membership in the Alumni Association means so much
Why life? Because life membership in the Alumni Association ensures stability; it provides a constant source of support for the Association’s programs for students, parents, alumni, colleges, campuses, and affiliate groups; and it’s the best way for you to stay connected to Penn State—forever.
[FULL STORY]
 
ask us
How can I become involved in the Sesquicentennial celebration?
Penn State kicked off a yearlong celebration of its 150th anniversary with a grand event in Schwab Auditorium in early July. The University—including its many colleges, departments, and student organizations—will be sponsoring events throughout the year to celebrate the landmark occasion. Alumni are strongly encouraged to join in the festivities.
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this month in penn state history
September 1922: Emergency Building Fund marks early effort to raise private funds for expansion
The faculty was overworked and underpaid. The need for additional buildings on campus was critical. State appropriations and other revenue continued to fall short of the amount needed. This was Penn State in the years following World War I. To help meet the growing need, an Emergency Building Fund was established in September 1922.
[FULL STORY]
 
events
Upcoming events
Bringing alumni together is the heart of our mission and our identity. The Alumni Association’s annual events and programs such as reunions, homecoming activities, and pep rallies promote feelings of nostalgia and connection to the University and to each other among alumni.
[ ALUMNI ASSOCIATION EVENTS ]
09.04.04 :: HUDDLE with the Faculty—The Discovery of New Species of Animals on Caribbean Islands, including Lizards, Frogs, Snakes, and Butterflies
09.11.04 :: Pep Rally at Boston
09.18.04 :: HUDDLE with the Faculty—It's Hazardous Out There—Science Education that Works!
09.25.04 :: Pep Rally at Wisconsin
10.02.04 :: Pep Rally at Minnesota
10.02.04 :: Parents & Families Day
10.08.04 :: Executive Board Meeting
10.09.04 :: HUDDLE with the Faculty—Medical Miracles and Your Personal Financial Health: The Promise and the Threat of Medicine in the Future
10.14.04 :: Alumni Fellow Awards Dinner
10.22.04 :: Homecoming Parade
10.14.04 :: 12th Annual Fall Civil War Battlefield Tour—Mosby's Confederacy: Following the Gray Ghost
10.23.04 :: HUDDLE with the Faculty—To Clone or Not to Clone:The Future of Stem Cells
10.23.04 :: Homecoming
10.30.04 :: Pep Rally at Ohio State
11.05.04 :: Alumni Council Meeting
11.05.04 :: Volunteer Awards Dinner
11.06.04 :: HUDDLE with the Faculty—To the Heart of the Nile: White Slavery, Black Slavery and the Remarkable Lady Florence Baker
11.13.04 :: Pep Rally at Indiana
11.20.04 :: HUDDLE with the Faculty—Empire in Vogue: Lessons from the British Imperium
[ AFFILIATE GROUP EVENTS ]
09.11.04 :: Golf Outing (Greater Cleveland Chapter)
09.11.04 :: Penn State TV Tailgate (Allegheny County Chapter)
09.12.04 :: Capital Alumni Day at Camden Yards (Metro DC Chapter)
09.16.04 :: It Is a Materials World (Graduates of Earth and Mineral Sciences—GEMS)
09.16.04 :: Metro DC Alumni Happy Hour (Metro DC Chapter)
09.18.04 :: Penn State TV Tailgate (Allegheny County Chapter)
09.20.04 :: Fifth Annual Penn State Alumni Golf Ball 2004 (New Kensington Society)
09.23.04 :: PWN Kick Off! Back from Hiatus! (Professional Women's Network L.A. AIG)
09.26.04 :: "Pinnacle" Hiking Event (Montgomery County Chapter)
10.02.04 :: Old School TV Tailgate (Allegheny County Chapter)
10.08.04 :: Annual Halloween Adventure (Montgomery County Chapter)
10.09.04 :: Penn State TV Tailgate (Allegheny County Chapter)
10.12.04 :: Happy Hour at Fresno's (Greater Scranton Chapter)
10.23.04 :: Homecoming Game/Parade (Greater Scranton Chapter)
10.23.04 :: Homecoming Bus Trip (Metro Washington DC Chapter)
10.23.04 :: Football Bus Trip (New Kensington Society)
10.23.04 :: Penn State TV Tailgate (Allegheny County Chapter)
10.25.04 :: Metro DC Alumni Happy Hour and Ghost Tour (Metro DC Chapter)
10.29.04 :: Silent Auction.Pep Rally (Central Ohio Chapter)
10.30.04 :: Creamery Ice Cream and Grilled Stickies Sales (New Kensington Society)
10.30.04 :: Ohio State Bus Trip (Allegheny County Chapter)
10.30.04 :: Penn State TV Tailgate (McKeesport Alumni Society)
11.06.04 :: Penn State TV Tailgate (Allegheny County Chapter)
11.13.04 :: Penn State TV Tailgate (Allegheny County Chapter)
11.13.04 :: PWN Dinner Event (Professional Women's Network)
11.20.04 :: Michigan State Bus Trip (Greater Scranton Chapter)
11.20.04 :: Penn State TV Tailgate (Allegheny County Chapter)
11.25.04 :: Penn State TV Tailgate (Allegheny County Chapter)
12.04.04 :: Crew 10 Year Anniversary (Penn State Crew AIG)
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[ UNIVERSITY NEWS ]
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Weimer Named Big Ten Women’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week
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