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10 Swell Penn State’s Fame
Senior Sendoff and Commencement: 2009 Scrapbook
Ice Cream U: 10 Fun Frozen Facts
Penn Stater Featured on “Dancing with the Stars”
Evenings with Joe: Photo Scrapbook
Gone but Not Forgotten
Bringing Penn State to the World
3 New Alumni Groups Chartered
$300,000 More for Student Scholarships
Penn State News
Time-lapse video captures multiple commencements
Nittany Lion Inn chooses artist for new lobby painting
Penn State scientists use new technology to intercept tornadoes
Astronomy team probes edge of supermassive black hole
The Medical Minute: Melanoma - The dark side of the sun
Sports News
Fans can vote for Penn State entries for Big Ten Network Awards
Cianciolo named to ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Second Team
Track and Field to Send 12 to NCAA Championships
Sullivan named Big Ten Coach of the Year
Clark and Lee elected 2009 Nittany Lion co-captains
Battle invited to USA Basketball World University Games Team trials
Battle invited to USA Basketball World University Games Team trials
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10 Swell Penn State’s Fame
The QB who led Penn State to its first national championship. A linebacker from the 1973 undefeated team. An artificial heart pioneer. A Notre Dame grad who gives to Penn State. Read more about this year’s recipients of Penn State’s Distinguished Alumni Award, Honorary Alumni Award, and Philanthropist of the Year.
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Senior Sendoff and Commencement: 2009 Scrapbook
Check out photos from the seventh Senior Sendoff and the 2009 commencement exercises held in May at University Park and campuses across the Commonwealth. From ice cream on the Hintz Family Alumni Center lawn to proud parents snapping photos of their graduates, it’s the end of the academic year at Penn State.
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Ice Cream U: 10 Fun Frozen Facts
Think you know your Penn State Creamery ice cream? Take our quiz and see how you rate. Your score might indicate how frequently you stopped by for a cone… or might show that you already own a copy of the new book, Ice Cream U: The Story of the Nation’s Most Successful Collegiate Creamery.
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Penn Stater Featured on “Dancing with the Stars”
Which Penn State alum recently appeared on the wildly popular ABC TV program “Dancing with the Stars?” How did she get there without dancing? And how did the Penn State Alumni Association help her in her quest? Pictures and details are inside…
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Evenings with Joe: Photo Scrapbook
Penn Staters in New York City; Arlington, Va.; and Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley spent an “Evening with Joe” recently—and we all know which Joe. More than 1,500 people heard the legendary coach share memories from his long coaching career plus personal memories of how he’s worked hard to make time for his family.
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History and Traditions
Gone but Not Forgotten
Why did Penn State students volunteer to live in military style barracks? The swimming test wasn’t really required? The Mifflin Streak is a descendant of a 1960s panty raid? And whatever happened to those funky bowling classes with “The Doctor?” Find out inside.
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Executive Director’s Insights
Bringing Penn State to the World
Two years ago, Robert Thomas was in Indiana and at a crossroads in his life—two years away from finishing a degree started in California. Today, he is holding a Penn State degree in his hands and will be moving to Korea to begin a new life as an English teacher. And he did it without setting foot on a Penn State campus.
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Alumni Association News
3 New Alumni Groups Chartered
Drive an RV? Live outside of D.C. or in Elizabethtown, Pa.? Then there might be a new Penn State alumni group for you to join. The Central Maryland Chapter, the Nittany Lions on Wheels Alumni Interest Group, and the Grey Lions of Elizabethtown Alumni Interest Group each became an official affiliate group of the Penn State Alumni Association this spring when the Alumni Council approved their charters.
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$300,000 More for Student Scholarships
Following up on its historic 2008 pledge of $2.1 million to support student scholarships across the University, the Penn State Alumni Association allocated the second of seven installments of $300,000 to three campuses, one college, and the Penn State Dickinson School of Law.
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Calendar of Events
Alumni Association Events
06.04.2009 :: Traditional Reunion Weekend
06.19.2009 :: City Lights: “Marvin Does Motown” concert by the Pittsburgh Pops, Pittsburgh
06.27.2009 :: City Lights: “Lions and Tigers and Penn Staters, Oh My!” Washington, D.C. Zoo
Affiliate Group Events
06.06.2009 :: Penn State Tour of Basignani Winery (Central Maryland)
06.06.2009 :: Golf Scramble (Tri-County Chapter of Central Florida)
06.12.2009 :: Happy Hour (Michigan Chapter)
06.13.2009 :: Susan G. Komen Walk for a Cure (Greater St. Louis Chapter)
06.13.2009 :: 4th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament (Greater Fort Lauderdale Chapter)
06.25.2009 :: 10th Anniversary Creamery Ice Cream Social (Professional Women's Network of Washington D.C.)
06.27.2009 :: Annual Planning Meeting (Orange County California Chapter)
06.28.2009 :: Summer Picnic (Greater St. Louis Chapter)
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