VOLUME 2 ISSUE 4   April 2005
[ CONTENTS ]
A Message from the Executive Director
Unbeaten 1994 football team to be honored during Blue-White Game
Penn State receives $1.8 million grant to support community-University engagement
Register now for the Volunteer Leadership Conference
L.A. Chapter hosts interactive panel discussion about broadcast industries
Aiken-Augusta Chapter helps restore Girl Scout camp
Philadelphia events highlight Association’s urban initiative
Real Life program releases simple online application
This Month: The Nittany Lion celebrates its birthday on April 19
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[ A MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ]
It started as a dream in the fall of 2003. But after a year and a half of discussion and planning, it became a jubilant reality on Friday night, April 7, at Toftrees resort in State College: the induction of the inaugural class of 12 outstanding young alumni as Alumni Achievement Award recipients.
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features
Unbeaten 1994 football team to be honored during Blue-White Game
One of the outstanding teams in Penn State’s storied football history will be honored at the Blue-White Game on Saturday, April 23. In their second season of Big Ten competition, the 1994 Nittany Lions became the first team in Big Ten history to post a 12-0 record. More than 30 members of the ’94 team have thus far indicated they will return for the 10-year reunion on Blue-White Weekend.
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Penn State receives $1.8 million grant to support community-University engagement
A new Penn State initiative is promoting University-wide institutional change that will transform the way the University partners with communities to solve some of their most pressing challenges. The W.K. Kellogg Foundation of Battle Creek, Mich., has awarded Penn State $1.8 million, over three years, to create the FOCUS for Engagement: Forming Outreach Community University Systems for Engagement model. Penn State is one of four universities nationwide receiving funding for community-university engagement models.
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tips & best practices
Register now for the Volunteer Leadership Conference
The Penn State Alumni Association will hold its popular Volunteer Leadership Conference May 20–22 on the University Park campus. Group leaders from coast-to-coast—literally—have already registered for this national gathering. Sign up by April 15 and receive a special discounted rate.
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in the spotlight
L.A. Chapter hosts interactive panel discussion about broadcast industries
More than 160 alumni and friends gathered at the Los Angeles Marriott Downtown on Feb. 26 for "Penn State Meets Hollywood: An Evening of Networking with the Pros." The event, sponsored in part by the Los Angeles Chapter and the College of Communications Alumni Society, included panelists Tom Ortenberg ’82, president of Lions Gate Films Releasing; Lisa Salters ’88, an ESPN reporter; and Andrew Kevin Walker ’86, a screenwriter whose credits include “Se7en” and “Sleepy Hollow.”
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Aiken-Augusta Chapter helps restore Girl Scout camp
As part of its National Service Project, 16 volunteers from the Aiken-Augusta Chapter gathered on March 12 to restore Camp Tanglewood in Evans, Ga.—home of the Girl Scouts of the Central Savannah River Council.
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association highlights
Philadelphia events highlight Association’s urban initiative
The Alumni Association’s new City Lights program will launch in Philadelphia this spring. The program features networking events that bring Penn Staters together in interesting city venues.
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member center
Real Life program releases simple online application
In the past, if members of your affiliate group wanted to step up to life membership in the Alumni Association and generate the $50 Real Life credit for your programs, they needed to know your group’s three-digit Real Life code. But times have changed. The Alumni Association has created a new online application specifically for use by affiliate groups as they promote the Real Life program.
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this month in penn state history
This Month: The Nittany Lion celebrates its birthday on April 19
"Every college has a legend, passed on from year to year, to which they pledge allegiance, and always cherish dear..." At Penn State, that legend is the Nittany Lion. And on April 19, the legend of the Lion turns 101.
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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 ]
4.23.05 :: Blue and White Game
4.27.05 :: Senior Send Off
4.28.05 :: City Lights Philadelphia: "Survival Skills for Alumni"
5.02.05 :: Thon Golf Outing
5.07.05 :: City Lights Philadelphia: "PSU at the Zoo!"
5.17.05 :: City Lights Philadelphia: "The Future of Medicine—Miracles of Meltdown"
5.20.05 :: Alumni Volunteer Leader Conference
6.02.05 :: Traditional Reunion Weekend
6.03.05 :: Honorary Alumni Presentation
[ AFFILIATE GROUP EVENTS ]
04.15.05 :: School of Music Alumni Reunion Celebration (Music Alumni APG/A&A Society)
04.16.05 :: Texas Rangers vs. Blue Jays Baseball Game (North Texas Chapter)
04.16.05 :: Claude Moore Park Clean-Up Day (Metro DC Chapter)
04.19.05 :: Annual Business Forum: Healthcare Trends (Smeal Business Club—Pittsburgh Chapter)
04.23.05 :: IST Alumni Reception (IST Alumni Society)
04.24.05 :: IST Alumni Annual Meeting (IST Alumni Society)
04.30.05 :: Alumni Bus Trip—Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Penn State Lehigh Valley)
04.30.05 :: Industrial Engineering Alumni Reunion (PSIMES)
05.02.05 :: Golf Outing (Lehigh County Chapter)
05.03.05 :: Monthly Meeting (Worthington Scranton Alumni Society)
05.05.05 :: Celebrate "Cinco De Mayo" With Penn State Montco (Montgomery County Chapter)
05.07.05 :: Annual Dinner (Potomac Valley Chapter)
05.07.05 :: Tom Bradley Comes to Southern California (San Diego Chapter)
05.07.05 :: The Virginia Gold Cup (Metro DC Chapter)
05.07.05 :: Hands-On DC (Metro DC Chapter)
05.10.05 :: Annual Membership Meeting (Metro DC Chapter)
05.13.05 :: Relay For Life Event (Montgomery County Chapter)
05.14.05 :: Annual Meeting & Dinner (Vermont Chapter)
05.14.05 :: Skeet Shoot (North Texas Chapter)
05.21.05 :: Pennsylvania Dutch Dinner (Orange County Chapter)
05.21.05 :: Ronald Mcdonald House Family Breakfast (Delaware Chapter)
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