VOLUME 2 ISSUE 12   December 2005
[ CONTENTS ]
A Message from the Executive Director
Musical Theatre Students to Perform Throughout Northeast
Penn State Holiday Gifts Available Online
Key Dates to Use in Planning Groups’ 2006 Calendars
Behrend Alumni Society Sponsors “State Fair” Reunion
Statewide Lion Ambassadors Meet For Leadership Conference
B-Ball Fans To Gather Saturday, Dec. 10 in Pittsburgh
Alumni Association Partner Liberty Mutual Grants Wish for Young Girl
Food, Fun, and Football Unite in AutumnFest 2005
A Class Act: Smeal MBA Class Gets Gift of Membership
Most Memorable Bowl Games of Paterno Era
We Want to Hear From You
[ A MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ]
The Nittany Nation is celebrating and with good reason. Penn State will compete in its first BCS bowl game ever when the Nittany Lions take on the ACC champ Florida State in the FedEx Orange Bowl on Jan. 3. And the Penn State team will be met in Florida by thousands of faithful Penn State alumni and fans—including more than 1,500 on the Penn State Alumni Association’s “Official Penn State Bowl Tour.”
[FULL STORY]
 
features
Musical Theatre Students to Perform Throughout Northeast
Students from Penn State’s internationally acclaimed Musical Theatre Program will perform a show of popular Broadway musical numbers during a five-city tour Jan. 4-8, 2006.
[FULL STORY]
 

Penn State Holiday Gifts Available Online
Looking for out-of-the-ordinary gifts this holiday season? The Penn State Alumni Store has some great new options including limited-edition Penn State holiday ornaments and gifts from celebrated contemporary artisans Christopher Radko and Peggy Karr—plus all of the popular Penn State gift items like watches, apparel, framed artwork, and Nittany Lion statues.
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tips & best practices
Key Dates to Use in Planning Groups’ 2006 Calendars
From TV tailgating parties to senior sendoffs, there are literally thousands of events held each year by the more than 270 affiliate groups of the Penn State Alumni Association. To make that planning easier, Alumni Volunteer Update has compiled a list of must-know dates to use in planning your group’s events (and yes, we’ve included the 2006 football schedule).
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in the spotlight
Behrend Alumni Society Sponsors “State Fair” Reunion
Hundreds of Penn State alumni and their families enjoyed a weekend “State Fair” at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, a themed reunion hosted by the Behrend Alumni Society on Sept. 29-Oct. 2.
[FULL STORY]
 

Statewide Lion Ambassadors Meet For Leadership Conference
More than 60 Lion Ambassadors from nine Penn State campuses attended the group’s annual leadership conference at the Hintz Family Alumni Center on Saturday, Nov. 12 to share ideas, hone leadership skills, and get excited for the 2006 year.
[FULL STORY]
 
association highlights
B-Ball Fans To Gather Saturday, Dec. 10 in Pittsburgh
When the Penn State men’s basketball team takes on rival Pitt this Saturday, Dec. 10, the Penn State Alumni Association will join them and rev up fans with an alumni mixer in Pittsburgh prior to the game.
[FULL STORY]
 

Alumni Association Partner Liberty Mutual Grants Wish for Young Girl
Liberty Mutual, the official insurance sponsor of the Penn State Alumni Association and the Big Ten Conference, has helped a small town in Utah by presenting the local firefighters with two fire trucks—to fulfill a little girl’s wish on the TV reality series Three Wishes.
[FULL STORY]
 

Food, Fun, and Football Unite in AutumnFest 2005
More than 1,500 alumni and friends from Michigan State and Penn State enjoyed food, fun, and football at AutumnFest 2005 when these Big Ten rivals, the first American land-grant universities, celebrated together their 150th anniversaries at the final game of the 2005 football season.
[FULL STORY]
 
member center
A Class Act: Smeal MBA Class Gets Gift of Membership
The Smeal College of Business’ incoming MBA class began the fall semester with a distinct advantage: free membership in the Blue & White Society, the Penn State Alumni Association’s student contingent—courtesy of the MBA program.
[FULL STORY]
 
a moment in penn state history
Most Memorable Bowl Games of Paterno Era
It’s a fact. Coach Joe Paterno is one of the most successful coaches ever when it comes to bowl
games. Paterno holds the all-time records for both
bowl appearances (this season makes 32) and
victories (20), and holds a 20-10-1 bowl record.
But a question open for debate is: What are the
three most memorable bowl games Penn State has
played in Paterno’s 40 years as head coach?
[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 ]
12.10.05 :: Pitt vs. Penn State Alumni Pre-Game Mixer
01.02.06 :: Penn State Pep Rally in Miami
01.04.06 :: Penn State Musical Theatre: Hershey, Pa.
01.05.06 :: Penn State Musical Theatre: Washington, D.C.
01.06.06 :: Penn State Musical Theatre: Philadelphia
01.07.06 :: Penn State Musical Theatre: Allentown, Pa.
01.08.06 :: Penn State Musical Theatre: Wilkes Barre, Pa.
[ AFFILIATE GROUP EVENTS ]
12.14.05 :: Annual Holiday Party (Colorado Chapter)
01.03.06 :: Orange Bowl Party (Wisconsin Chapter)
01.14.06 :: Strategic Planning Meeting (Allegheny County Chapter)
01.22.06 :: Snow Shoe in Vermont (Vermont Chapter)
01.31.06 :: Alumni Reception at American Meteorological Society Meeting (Meteorology Alumni Program Group)
02.11.06 :: Annual Ski Weekend (Vermont Chapter)
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feedback
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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[ ATHLETICS UPDATE]
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Paterno comments on matchup with Florida State in the Orange Bowl
Vote for Penn State play as 'Game Changing Performance' of the year
No. 3 Penn State Falls to No. 1 Portland, 4-3, on Penalty Kicks in Women's Soccer National Semifinal
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