April 2010  
Stories this Issue
Blue-White Weekend: 5 Fun Facts
13 Penn Staters on the Move
JoePa's Latest Award
Penn State Capital Day
Big Ten, BJC and Blizzards: 1990s at Penn State
Penn State Alumni Give the Lions Share
Arts Festival Alumni Weekend
Tri-County Penn Staters = 3 Times the Fun
Penn State News
President Spanier's remarks to Board of Trustees
Hundred percent trustee participation sets stage for campaign launch
Elections to provide alumni with voice in University leadership
Songbirds provide insight into speech production
Still Life: Holocaust Museum's "Creating the Master Race" exhibit
Probing Question: How and why was Stonehenge built?
Sports News
Penn State Men’s and Women’s Fencers are the 2010 National Champions
New softball park plans receive approval of trustees
Nittany Lions Football Starts Spring Practice
Nittany Lions Win Third Straight Behind 8-4 Triumph Over Hofstra
Personett Named Big Ten Gymnast of the Year, Penn State 2nd at Big Ten’s
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Blue-White Weekend: 5 Fun Facts
How many faithful Penn Staters will trek to Happy Valley for the April 24 contest? What event—held from 1950 to 1974—is coming back? How is the QB situation shaping up? What will the weather be like that weekend?
13 Penn Staters on the Move
They live everywhere from “Chocolate Town” to “Tinseltown” and work in areas ranging from high-tech laser light shows and Internet startups to buttery soft pretzels. What do these young Penn Staters—journalists, engineers, politicians and other moguls-in-the-making—have in common? Find out.
JoePa's Latest Award
Legendary Nittany Lion Coach Joe Paterno has racked up an impressive number of awards during his 60-year coaching career. The latest award, though, isn’t for him; it’s named for him. Find out who’s behind the award, and who’s eligible to get it.
Penn State Capital Day
It won’t be politics as usual in Harrisburg, Pa., come April 20. For one thing, there will be more blue and white than usual … and a rally … and some ice cream. Why? Keep reading.
History and Traditions
Big Ten, BJC and Blizzards: 1990s at Penn State
From entering the Big Ten to the new millenium, the 1990s at Penn State closed out the century with a decade’s worth of memorable events. On the world stage, students witnessed the first Gulf War and the first attack on the World Trade Center.
Executive Director’s Insights
Penn State Alumni Give the Lions Share
Here it comes: on Friday, April 23, the eve of the Blue-White Game, Penn State officially launches the public phase of For the Future: The Campaign for Penn State Students. It is no overstatement to say that its success hinges on the support of Penn State alumni—particularly members of the Penn State Alumni Association.
Alumni Association News
Arts Festival Alumni Weekend
Looking for an easy summer getaway? Look no further. A weekend in State College during the Arts Festival offers an easy, low-cost summer diversion for Penn State alumni and their children. It also offers a chance to reconnect with your friends and alma mater.
Tri-County Penn Staters = 3 Times the Fun
These Penn Staters might be retired but they’re certainly not retiring. Their social schedule covers everything from polo to their own special Penn State parade. Who are they? Where are they? Keep reading…
Calendar of Events
Alumni Association Events
4.13.2010 :: City Lights: Pennsylvania’s Energy Future, Harrisburg, Pa.
4.20.2010 :: Capital Day, Harrisburg, Pa.
4.24.2010 :: Blue-White Game
5.8.2010 :: City Lights: Space Flight: Still the New Frontier?, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center, Washington, D.C. area
Affiliate Group Events
4.6.2010 :: Pittsburgh Penguins Watching/Bonding Event (Greater Pittsburgh Chapter)
4.10.2010 :: Knight of Diamonds Gala (Metro Washington, D.C. Chapter)
4.14.2010 :: Joe Battista presents "The Margin of Excellence," (Smeal Business Club, Pittsburgh Chapter)
4.15.2010 :: Lion Thursday (Greater Scranton Chapter)
4.15.2010 :: 2010 Metro Washington PSU Alumni Scholarship Open Golf Tournament (Metro Washington , D.C. Chapter)
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