VOLUME 3 ISSUE 2   February 2006
[ CONTENTS ]
Seeking Feedback on “Alumni Walk” Project
Pennsylvania Plates Grow Student Program Fund
Promote Elections in a Positive, Acceptable Way
Alumni Needed to Help Recruit Prospective Students
Hair-Based Networking Event Draws Alumnae
Dallas Chapter Aims High With Shooting Event
FastStart Students Serve Community On MLK Day
Magical, Musical Theatre: Photos from the 2006 Tour
Penn State Press Gives 20 Percent Discount
February 2, 1973: First Dance Marathon was Launched
We Want to Hear From You
[ A MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ]
Won’t you help me? I’m asking for your help this month in advising the Penn State Alumni Association on a new project we expect to launch later this year—the “Alumni Walk”—a sidewalk made of about 5,000 inscribed bricks at the Hintz Family Alumni Center.
[FULL STORY]
 
features
Pennsylvania Plates Grow Student Program Fund
A little more than a year ago, a redesigned Penn State Alumni Association license plate was launched in Pennsylvania with a purpose of helping to fund an endowment for student programs. This month, the Penn State Alumni Association expects to sell its 1,000th license plate and the student endowment fund is off to a good start, boasting a balance of more than $250,000.
[FULL STORY]
 

Promote Elections in a Positive, Acceptable Way
Nominations are currently being accepted for individuals interested in becoming candidates for election to Penn State's Board of Trustees and Alumni Council. The Alumni Association encourages all alumni to participate in the nomination and election processes for these two vital governing bodies. However, please remember that affiliate groups of the Alumni Association must refrain from publicly endorsing, supporting, or campaigning to elect individual candidates.
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tips & best practices
Alumni Needed to Help Recruit Prospective Students
Have you ever found yourself suggesting that Penn State would be a great place for your relative or neighbor to earn their degree? Do you talk to co-workers with teenagers about Penn State’s latest victory—then subtly add, “You know, they have a great communications program, too?” If so, you should consider helping recruit students as an Alumni Admissions Volunteer.
[FULL STORY]
 
in the spotlight
Hair-Based Networking Event Draws Alumnae
Networking events can sometimes be rather stuffy affairs. The usual cocktail party talk about work in a bar or, worse yet, in a non-descript meeting room. But the Professional Women’s Network of New York AIG put a new twist on networking by sponsoring a “Good Hair Day” networking event in January at a hot SOHO salon.
[FULL STORY]
 

Dallas Chapter Aims High With Shooting Event
Just like most chapters, the North Texas (Dallas) Chapter was looking for an event that would be different and appeal to its members. The group found skeet shooting and has been organizing this friendly shooting competition twice a year since.
[FULL STORY]
 
association highlights
FastStart Students Serve Community On MLK Day
Several hundred Penn State students rolled up their sleeves and spent Martin Luther King Jr. Day performing community service throughout the Centre Region. And some of the busiest students were those in the Alumni Association’s FastStart program, the mentoring program for first-year underrepresented students at University Park.
[FULL STORY]
 

Magical, Musical Theatre: Photos from the 2006 Tour
With Broadway show tunes like “I Got Rhythm,” “I Want to Be a Rockette,” and “You Can’t Stop the Beat,” Penn State’s Musical Theatre students entertained more than 4,500 Penn State alumni, friends, and prospective students on their 2006 Musical Theatre Tour.
[FULL STORY]
 
member center
Penn State Press Gives 20 Percent Discount
Read any good books lately? Penn State Press, Penn State's own publishing arm, offers Penn State Alumni Association members 20 percent off all books, excluding textbooks, every day. Here’s a short list of recent titles from Penn State Press, including a new guide to the University Park campus.
[FULL STORY]
 
a moment in penn state history
February 2, 1973: First Dance Marathon was Launched
With “Jumping Jack Flash” by The Rolling Stones rocking the HUB ballroom, 39 couples took to the dance floor at 6 p.m., Friday, Feb. 2, 1973, launching what was to become the most successful student-run philanthropy in the country.
[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 ]
02.17.06 :: Thon Alumni & Parents Weekend
02.23.06 :: Penn State Sky Show at the Franklin Institute Fels Planetarium
[ AFFILIATE GROUP EVENTS ]
02.09.06 :: Wine & Roses (Penn State Lehigh Valley Alumni Society)
02.11.06 :: Norfolk Admirals Game (Greater Hampton Roads Chapter)
02.11.06 :: Annual Ski Weekend (Vermont Chapter)
02.18.06 :: Philadelphia Food Bank (Montgomery County Chapter)
02.25.06 :: Annual February Bowling Outing (Montgomery County 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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