January 2009  
Rose Bowl and Festivities in Photos
Tens of thousands of Penn State fans awash in blue and white made their way to L.A. for the 2009 Rose Bowl and the many festivities leading up to the game. And while the Rose Bowl Game’s outcome was not what Nittany Lion fans had hoped for, they still had fun in sunny California.
Philadelphia Concert to Feature Top Students
Penn State’s top musical groups will perform Feb. 17 at Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia as part of the School of Music’s third annual President’s Concert, hosted by Graham Spanier.
Musical Theatre Students to Tour Far East
Tokyo, Taipei, Seoul, and Beijing aren’t where most students think of spending Spring Break. But come March, that’s where 12 of Penn State’s most-talented musical theatre students will be performing as part of the eighth annual Musical Theatre Tour.
Executive Director's Letter
Campuses Are Lifeblood of Penn State
When I was appointed executive director five years ago, an Alumni Council member mentioned to me that one of his primary concerns was to make sure the Alumni Association paid attention to the Penn State campuses beyond University Park. He wondered aloud if the campuses have the same level of spirit and enthusiasm as that at University Park.
Alumni Association News
Pope’s “Passion” Pays
For putting his passion for Penn State on paper, H. Ray Pope ’38 of North Fort Myers, Fla., collected $500 in cash for himself and earned $10,000 for the benefit of the Penn State Alumni Association’s student programs. Pope’s 100-word essay was the winner in the “MyExpression Search for Alumni Passion” contest by Bank of America.
Spotlight on Groups
Group Profile: Puget Sound Chapter
With Puget Sound, lakes, and the nearby Cascade and Olympic mountain ranges, the Seattle area offers endless opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts. But come fall football Saturdays, the action is strictly indoors where dedicated Penn Staters gather at the base of the Space Needle to watch the Nittany Lions play.
Penn State Glee Club Celebrates 120 Years
With the help of local alumni and a former director, current Glee Club members marked the group’s 120th anniversary with an evening of favorite songs and birthday cake. But that party was just a prelude to a bigger celebration Penn State’s oldest student group is planning for Blue-White Weekend.
History and Traditions
CPA Brings World-Class Entertainment to Penn State
When three of the biggest names in music—pianist Emanuel Ax, violinist Itzhak Perlman, and cellist Yo-Yo Ma—make their world debut as a trio on Eisenhower Auditorium’s stage in March, they’ll continue Penn State’s tradition of bringing world-class performances to Central Pennsylvania. And since the 1950s, what is now known as the Center for the Performing Arts has been overseeing much of the University’s cultural calendar.
Calendar of Events
City Lights
02.12.2009 :: Philadelphia - Lincoln's Birthday Celebration
03.21.2009 :: Harrisburg - Forces of Nature
05.08.2009 :: Philadelphia - Cezanne and Rodin
05.14.2009 :: New York - The United Nations
06.19.2009 :: Pittsburgh - Marvin Hamlisch and the Pittsburgh Pops
06.27.2009 :: Washington, D.C. - Family Day at the National Zoo
Affiliate Group Events
01.13.2009 :: Chapter Meeting (Greater Scranton)
01.16.2009 :: 1st Happy Hour in 2009! (Orange County, Calif. Chapter)
01.17.2009 :: Scholarship Luncheon (Daytona-Palm Coast)
01.23.2009 :: Hope Gala (New York City Chapter)
01.31.2009 :: Blue White Ball (Pittsburgh DMAIG)
02.06.2009 :: Name Your Game Night (Orange County, Calif. Chapter)
Stories this Issue
Rose Bowl and Festivities in Photos
Philadelphia Concert to Feature Top Students
Musical Theatre Students to Tour Far East
Campuses Are Lifeblood of Penn State
Pope’s “Passion” Pays
Group Profile: Puget Sound Chapter
Penn State Glee Club Celebrates 120 Years
CPA Brings World-Class Entertainment to Penn State
Penn State News
A letter to the Penn State Community from President Graham Spanier
Penn State honors 14 as distinguished faculty
ABA grants law school's University Park campus full approval
Unusual microbial ropes grow slowly in cave lake
Ex-terrorists may be key to reducing militancy
Sports News
Women's volleyball captures second consecutive national title
Nittany Lions Down #14 Purdue, 67-64, To Improve to 13-3
Lady Lions Wallop Wolverines, 76-58
Nittany Lions earn highest graduation success figure of 10 BCS teams
Nine Former Nittany Lions on Remaining NFL Playoff Teams
Penn State Live chronicles Rose Bowl trip
Helpful Links
Penn State Alumni Association
Affiliate Groups
Penn State University
Penn State Live
The Alumni Store @ Penn State

Published by Penn State Alumni Association
Copyright © 2009 Penn State Alumni Association. All rights reserved.
Powered by IMN