VOLUME 3 ISSUE 9   September 2006
Famous Penn Staters Change the World
Penn Staters—both living and deceased—have made their mark on our nation and the world. From the first African American in space to a Nobel prize-winning chemist to a Peabody Award-winning producer, the Penn State Alumni Association’s list of famous Penn Staters boasts some impressive names.
New Merchandise Available from the Alumni Store
White-out shirts, retro greeting cards, and Penn State chinos are just some of the new merchandise available 24/7 at the Penn State Alumni Association’s online Alumni Store.
Executive Director's Letter
Fan Behavior Campaign
I still recall with pride the headline in the Arizona Republic the day after Penn State beat Miami for the 1986 national championship: “Class Beats Crass.” The headline referred not only to Penn State’s image and reputation, but also to the way in which Penn State players and fans had comported themselves in Phoenix in the face of rude, arrogant, and insulting behavior from the Miami team.

Spotlight on Groups
Group Profile: Allegheny County Chapter
A new feature of Alumni Volunteer Update is a profile of a chapter or other alumni affiliate group of the Penn State Alumni Association. The first group profiled is the Allegheny County Chapter in Pennsylvania, the oldest chapter on record.
Metro Washington Chapter Hoists the Sails
“America’s Sailing Capital” of Annapolis, Md., was the launch site for a daytime cruise on the Chesapeake Bay for 43 alumni, family, and friends of the Metro Washington Chapter.
Chapters Sendoff Penn State Students
With the conclusion of summer and the start of the fall semester, Alumni Volunteer Update honors the dozens of alumni groups across the nation that gave a warm sendoff to Penn State’s incoming first-year students.

Alumni Association News
Alumni and Membership Snapshot
From China to Australia to the United States, Penn Staters can be found living around the world. According to the latest alumni and membership snapshot taken June 30, 2006, there are more than 459,000 living, addressable Penn State alumni. But which state has the most alumni? Which state has the highest membership rate in the Penn State Alumni Association? And which small Pennsylvania county with its 69 alumni members tops the list of Alumni Association membership rates?
Career “Lucy Booth” on Home Football Saturdays
The career counselor will be IN at Penn State Alumni Career Services on home football Saturdays this fall. Penn State alumni can stop by the Bank of America Career Services Center for a quick resume critique, an answer to a career question, or to learn about the many services available to alumni and employers.

News to Use
Freebies and Giveaways
Freebies, giveaways, tchotchkes, token items. Whatever name they go by, the Penn State Alumni Association is a great source for alumni groups to obtain these items.

History and Traditions
Bryce Jordan Center: 10 Years and Counting
Sean Paul, Elton John, Garth Brooks, David Copperfield, the Royal Lipizzaner Stallions, and Elmo. What those disparate performers have in common is that they have each appeared at Penn State’s Bryce Jordan Center, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year.

Calendar of 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.
09.14.2006 :: Alumni Council Executive Board Meeting
09.16.2006 :: Huddle with the Faculty—"The End of Democracy or An American Dream Reawakened" with Dr. Jeremy Cohen
09.23.2006 :: Pep Rally at Ohio State
09.30.2006 :: Huddle with the Faculty—"Black Holes and their Echoes in the Universe" with Dr. Deirdre Shoemaker
10.06.2006 :: Parents & Families Weekend
09.16.2006 :: Youngstown State Football TV Party (Potomac Valley Chapter)
09.16.2006 :: College of Earth and Mineral Sciences Tailgate (GEMS)
09.16.2006 :: Football Viewing Party (Orange County Chapter)
09.16.2006 :: TV Football Party vs. Youngstown State (Michigan Chapter)
09.19.2006 :: Penn State Women in Corporate America Panel Discussion (Penn State Professional Women's Network of D.C.)
09.19.2006 :: Speed Networking for Success (Penn State Professional Women's Network of New York)
09.22.2006 :: Severn River Boat Cruise (Annapolis Chapter)
09.22.2006 :: Big Ten Happy Hour (Orange County Chapter)
09.23.2006 :: Hazleton Campus Tailgate Party (Hazleton Alumni Constituent Society)
09.23.2006 :: Ohio State Football TV Party (Potomac Valley Chapter)
09.23.2006 :: Ohio State Tailgate Party (Susquehanna Valley Chapter)
09.23.2006 :: Football Viewing Party (Orange County Chapter)
09.23.2006 :: TV Football Party vs. Ohio State (Michigan Chapter)
09.23.2006 :: Ohio State TV Tailgate Party (Chester County Chapter)
09.26.2006 :: Professional Business Panel and Student Mentoring Event (Penn State Smeal Business Club of Pittsburgh)
09.26.2006 :: Penn State Reception @ Society of Petroleum Engineers Annual Conference (GEMS)
09.30.2006 :: Northwestern Football TV Party (Potomac Valley Chapter)
09.30.2006 :: Football Viewing Party (Orange County Chapter)
09.30.2006 :: TV Football Party vs. Northwestern (Michigan Chapter)
10.04.2006 :: Chapter Meeting (Philadelphia Chapter)
10.04.2006 :: Monthly Chapter Meeting (Susquehanna Valley Chapter)
10.04.2006 :: Distinguished Speaker Series Luncheon (Penn State Smeal Business Club of Pittsburgh)
10.07.2006 :: Minnesota Football TV Party (Potomac Valley Chapter)
10.07.2006 :: TV Football Party vs. Minnesota (Michigan Chapter)
10.08.2006 :: Ladies Day Out Jewelry Party (Susquehanna Valley Chapter)
10.09.2006 :: Fourth Annual Golf Tournament (Delaware Chapter)
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Stories this Issue
Famous Penn Staters Change the World
New Merchandise Available from the Alumni Store
Fan Behavior Campaign
Group Profile: Allegheny County Chapter
Metro Washington Chapter Hoists the Sails
Chapters Sendoff Penn State Students
Alumni and Membership Snapshot
Career “Lucy Booth” on Home Football Saturdays
Freebies and Giveaways
Bryce Jordan Center: 10 Years and Counting
Submit Stories/Photos
Upcoming Events
Penn State News
Penn State program helps state universities avoid $7.5 million in energy costs
Parents, families of students to converge on University Park for October weekend
University Creamery open for business
Penn State professor chronicles end of thief's life story
The Medical Minute: Making the most of a doctor visit
Sports News
ABC To Televise Penn State-Ohio State Clash at 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 23
Lady Lions announce 2006-07 schedule
Penn State announces contract extension for DeChellis
Women's gymnastics sixth in nation in team GPA
Glass Named Big Ten Women’s Volleyball Player of the Week
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Penn State University Home Page
Penn State Live
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