VOLUME 2 ISSUE 8   August 2005
A Message from the Executive Director
Association Updates Board of Trustees
Gold Appoints Executive Board, Chairs
Alumni Gardens Now Completed
"Earthquake Lady" Educates Los Angeles-Area Alums
North Carolina, Vermont Host Summer Cruises
Big Apple Sends Off Freshmen to Penn State
Homecoming Festivities Set for October
Huddle at Home, Rally Away Before Penn State Football Games
Annual Reports Reminder
Alumni, Families Enjoy July Arts Festival
Members Benefit with LionLink Career Networking
Sixty-Nine Students Arrived in 1859
We Want to Hear From You
You can feel the excitement mounting. Expectations are running high. But the Penn State coaches are taking nothing for granted. When I asked Nittany Lion Defensive Coordinator Tom Bradley last week which Big Ten offense worried him most, he replied without hesitation, "South Florida."
Association Updates Board of Trustees
The Penn State Alumni Association reported on its membership growth, expanded outreach to young alumni, and continued service to the University in a July 15th presentation to the Penn State Board of Trustees on the Penn State Delaware County campus.

Gold Appoints Executive Board, Chairs
Penn State Alumni Association President Lewis H. Gold '59 recently announced the 18-member Executive Board of Alumni Council and the Alumni Council standing committees that they will chair.

Alumni Gardens Now Completed
The new view surrounding the Hintz Family Alumni Center is breathtaking. A colorful array of plants, shrubs, trees, and flowers combine with a wide expanse of grass to create a garden oasis in the heart of the University Park campus.
tips & best practices
Homecoming Festivities Set for October
Start planning now for Homecoming 2006. Although it's hard to believe since much of the United States is baking under the August sun, fall is right around the corner. And fall means football, tailgating, and Homecoming on Oct. 28-30.
in the spotlight
"Earthquake Lady" Educates Los Angeles-Area Alums
Members of the Los Angeles Chapter had an exclusive opportunity in July to learn about earthquakes from Dr. Kate Hutton '71, a seismologist with the California Institute of Technology's Seismology Lab, who spoke at the chapter's first "Speaker Series" event.

North Carolina, Vermont Host Summer Cruises
With temperatures in the mid-90s, what better way to beat the July heat than to head to the lake? Two chapters—Charlotte, N.C. Chapter and the Vermont Chapter—did just that on July 23.

Big Apple Sends Off Freshmen to Penn State
On a beautiful summer afternoon in July, the New York City Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association helped send off Penn State's incoming freshman class from the greater New York City area with a picnic buffet in Central Park.
association highlights
Huddle at Home, Rally Away Before Penn State Football Games
The Penn State football season—Joe Paterno's 40th as head coach—will kick off in just three and one-half short weeks. And with the beginning of the football season comes Huddle with the Faculty for all home games and Pep Rallies for away football games.

Annual Reports Reminder
Just a reminder that affiliate group annual reports are due to the Alumni Association by Sept. 10, 2005. The Annual Report Form link is available in the Volunteer Toolkit located at http://www.alumni.psu.edu/groups/volunteer/. Please use this form to provide the Alumni Association with an overall snapshot of your organization and its activities during the past fiscal year (July 1, 2004 through June 30, 2005). If you have questions, please contact Dana Allen, associate director of Volunteer Services, at dga10@psu.edu.

Alumni, Families Enjoy July Arts Festival
More than 200 Penn State alumni and their families joined in the fun of the Arts Festival Alumni Weekend in mid-July, reliving their college days by staying in a Penn State dorm and enjoying the 39th annual Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts.
member center
Members Benefit with LionLink Career Networking
When Ken Rohm '86 Hbg, '89g Hbg recently retired due to health reasons, he wanted to keep active. He and his wife decided to restart a small business they had while Ken was in graduate school at Penn State Harrisburg. As a graduate student, Ken discovered, quite by accident, that he had a talent for using mainframe and personal computers for statistical purposes. Rohm and his wife, Sherri, found that they were able to create complex databases and conduct statistical analyses of the entered date. Soon faculty members and other students were asking them to work on research projects. They worked on Masters and Ph.D. projects, scientific research articles, as well as their own projects.
a moment in penn state history
Sixty-Nine Students Arrived in 1859
In a couple of weeks, more than 81,000 Penn State students will be returning to the University's 24 campuses and a student life filled with studying, socializing, and other activities. But in 1859 when the first 69 students arrived for their first classes and farm chores at The Farmers' High School, as Penn State was known when it was founded, student life was a little different than it is today.
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.
09.03.05 :: Huddle with the Faculty
09.10.05 :: Huddle with the Faculty
09.17.05 :: Huddle with the Faculty
09.24.05 :: Pep Rally at Northwestern
09.23.05 :: Parents and Families Weekend
09.29.05 :: Executive Board Meeting
09.29.05 :: Civil War Program
08.12.05 :: Summer Concert at ChaddsFord Winery (Montgomery & Delaware County Chapters)
08.12.05 :: Annual Allegheny County Chapter Membership Drive (Allegheny County Chapter)
08.14.05 :: Freshman Sendoff (Connecticut Valley Chapter)
08.14.05 :: Philadelphia Freshman Sendoff (Philadelphia Chapter)
08.16.05 :: Chicago White Sox Big Ten Alumni Night (Greater Chicago Chapter)
08.18.05 :: Ravinia Night 2005 (Greater Chicago Chapter)
08.23.05 :: Pizza Party (Greater Scranton Chapter)
08.24.05 :: Vermont Expos Baseball Game (Vermont Chapter)
08.25.05 :: Penn State Football Kick-Off Mixer (Franklin County Chapter)
08.27.05 :: Big Brothers/Big Sisters Picnic (Montgomery County Chapter)
08.28.05 :: 25th Annual Pig Roast (Greater Susquehanna Valley Chapter)
08.29.05 :: American Chemical Society Reception (College of Earth and Mineral Sciences)
08.31.05 :: Phil Grosz Night (Lehigh County Chapter)
09.06.05 :: Regular Monthly Meeting (Worthington Scranton Alumni Society)
09.12.05 :: Golf Outing (Penn State Beaver Alumni Society)
09.13.05 :: Scranton Chapter meeting (Greater Scranton Chapter)
09.23.05 :: Penn State Mont Alto Homecoming and Family Weekend (Penn State Mont Alto Alumni Society)
09.26.05 :: 2005 Penn State Reception (GEMS/College of Earth and Mineral Sciences)
We Want to Hear From You
Please tell us about an event your group has hosted or one that's upcoming. Share with us your successful group initiatives, or tell us about things you'd like us to include in future issues of this e-newsletter. Of course, we don't just want to hear about it, we'd love to see it, too. So if you have pictures to go along with story ideas, please include those as well. Submit all information to kdp10@psu.edu. And of course, if you have questions feel free to contact us at alumni-relations@psu.edu or 800-548-LION.
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