VOLUME 3 ISSUE 8   August 2006
New Homecoming Endowment Results in Prizes
Kickoff Times, TV Set for Four of 12 Games
Gold Appoints Executive Board, Chairs
Alumni Association Updates Board of Trustees
Homecoming Activities Set for October
Annual Reports Due September 15
Baseball Outings a Summer Pastime
Ten Tips for On the Road Mentoring
Lion in Autumn Author Featured at New Jersey
Huddle at Home, Rally Away This Fall
Alumni Invited to Battlefield Study Tour
Alumni, Families Enjoy Arts Fest
Affiliate Groups Awarded $2,950 for RealLife Members
New Text Offers History of Women at Penn State
Send Your Story Ideas
Everyone loves a parade, but no one loves a Homecoming parade more than Penn Staters. As a result, we have created the most exciting such extravaganza in America. And it’s about to get even more exciting—particularly for our chapters, constituent societies, and alumni interest groups who come to University Park to show off their Penn State pride by marching in the parade.
Kickoff Times, TV Set for Four of 12 Games
The Nittany Lions have received television coverage of 138 of their last 140 games, and all Penn State games during the past two seasons have been televised. So it goes without saying that after a 2006 Cinderella season and Orange Bowl victory, each of the fall 2006 Nittany Lion games is likely to be televised.

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 some of the Alumni Council standing committees that they will chair.

Alumni Association Updates Board of Trustees
The Penn State Alumni Association reported on its strategic goals, accomplishments, membership growth and continued service to the University in a July 14th presentation to the Penn State Board of Trustees in Philadelphia.
tips & best practices
Homecoming Activities Set for October
Start planning now for Homecoming 2006. Kickoff of the 2006 football season is just a few weeks away, and the fall weather is not far behind. And fall means football, tailgating, and Homecoming on Oct. 20-22.

Annual Reports Due September 15
All affiliate groups of the Penn State Alumni Association must submit annual reports by September 15. These reports are used by the Alumni Association to select Groups of Distinction—groups that receive a number of valuable benefits.
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Baseball Outings a Summer Pastime
This summer, Penn Staters are heading out to the ballpark to enjoy America’s favorite pastime. Baseball outings are easy on the pocket, easy to coordinate, and a heck of a lot of fun.

Ten Tips for On the Road Mentoring
The College of Communications Alumni Society’s award-winning On the Road Mentoring Program follows a simple motto known by every angler worth his or her tackle: “Fish where the fish are.”

Lion in Autumn Author Featured at New Jersey
The Ramblewood Country Club was the site of the 2006 Southern New Jersey chapter spring social. With Frank Fitzpatrick as guest speaker, chapter guests enjoyed a colorful discussion of Fitzpatrick’s latest book, The Lion in Autumn.
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Huddle at Home, Rally Away This Fall
The Penn State football season—Joe Paterno’s 41st as head coach—will kick off in just a few short weeks. And with the beginning of the football season comes “Huddle with the Faculty,” for all home games and Penn State Alumni Association pep rallies for away football games.

Alumni Invited to Battlefield Study Tour
Alumni are invited to join Penn State faculty historians for the 14th annual Penn State Battlefield Study Tour, “Into the Inferno: Grant and Lee Meet in the Wilderness” October 5-8 in Fredericksburg, Va.

Alumni, Families Enjoy Arts Fest
More than 400 Penn State alumni and their families joined in the fun of Arts Festival Alumni Weekend, reliving their college days by staying in a Penn State residence hall and enjoying the 40th annual Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts.
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Affiliate Groups Awarded $2,950 for RealLife Members
It’s payout time again for the groups that participated in the Penn State Alumni Association’s RealLife program. More than $2,900 in RealLife payments will go to the 25 groups that recruited new life members to the Alumni Association.
a moment in penn state history
New Text Offers History of Women at Penn State
No history of Penn State is complete without the stories of its many achieving women. Recently Penn State Press released a book titled We Are a Strong, Articulate Voice: A History of Women at Penn State by Carol Sonenklar. The book traces the collective path of female students, staff, and faculty at the University and celebrates the contributions of women to Penn State.
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.
09.09.06 :: Notre Dame Game Day Tour Packages
09.14.06 :: Alumni Council Executive Board Meeting
08.12.06 :: "Wicked" at the OCPAC (Orange County Chapter)
08.12.06 :: Freshman Sendoff Picnic (Maine-New Hampshire Chapter)
08.12.06 :: Student Sendoff Outing (Syracuse Chapter)
08.12.06 :: Freshman Sendoff Picnic (Akron-Canton Chapter)
08.12.06 :: Big 10 Alumni Bowling Bash (Central Florida)
08.19.06 :: NJ Jackals Baseball: Alumni, Family and Friends (Northern NJ Chapter)
08.25.06 :: Harrisburg Senators Game (Harrisburg Alumni Society)
08.26.06 :: Annual Season Kick-off (Phoenix Chapter)
08.26.06 :: Annapolis Sailing Outing on the Schooner Woodwind (Metro Washington Chapter)
08.29.06 :: Annual Pizza Party (Greater Scranton Chapter)
Send Your Story Ideas
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 if you have questions feel free to contact us at alumni-relations@psu.edu or 800-548-LION (5466).
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