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Arts Festival 2010
Where are they now? Katrena Carr
Travelin’ with Tina
A Most Rewarding Experience
First 69 Students Arrive in ’59
NEBRASKA!
Scaling New Heights
Annual Trustees Update Draws Raves
Penn State News
Penn State graduates among leaders in teaching underserved
Penn State experts: Pennsylvania is more susceptible to job offshoring
Research shows eggs from pastured chickens may be more nutritious
McFarlane gives $1 million to materials science and engineering
New hypothesis for human evolution and human nature
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Penn State and Navy to renew gridiron series in 2012
Big Ten names 57 Nittany Lions as Distinguished Scholars
Runner Loxsom Captures Silver World Junior Championships
Nittany Lions earn 12th Top 15 finish in Directors' Cup standings
Men's basketball announces non-conference slate
Warner praises offensive line at Hall of Fame enshrinement
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Arts Festival 2010
More than 100,000 people, many of them Penn State alumni, braved scorching heat and a Friday night downpour to enjoy the midsummer Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts. Check out photos from the five–day event.
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Where are they now? Katrena Carr
At Penn State, Katrena Carr–Perou played point guard and shooting guard for the Lady Lion basketball team, including the team’s only appearance in the Final Four in 2000. A decade later, she and her husband are redirecting their lives to help the people of Haiti.
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Travelin’ with Tina
More than 50 Penn Staters just returned from a tour that included everything from dining at the Eiffel Tower to attending the famed Passion Play in Oberammergau. Traveling with them was Penn Stater magazine editor Tina Hay ’83, who blogged and photographed their progress across France and Germany.
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A Most Rewarding Experience
Matt Koepke ’06 has done what most Nittany Lion fans have only imagined: roamed the sidelines of Beaver Stadium on game day. And he’s done it not once, but three times. How did he get there? It’s easier than you think.
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History and Traditions
First 69 Students Arrive in ’59
August means back to campus at Penn State, but that wasn’t always the case. Penn State’s first students—all 69 of them—arrived not in August but in early February of 1859. Today, as the University gears up for the arrival of more than 87,000 students at its 24 campuses, AlumnInsider looks back to when there was just one campus and one building, at The Farmers’ High School.
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Executive Director’s Insights
NEBRASKA!
The news caught me by surprise. I had suspected Rutgers all along as the 12th member of the Big Ten. After all, Rutgers would offer an Eastern counter-weight to the Big Ten, and help capture the New York and Philadelphia media markets for the Big Ten Network. And it would be convenient to Penn State, as 100,000 of our alumni live in those two metro areas.
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Alumni Association News
Scaling New Heights
Penn State pride runs rampant throughout the Nittany Nation—and those who bleed blue and white join the Penn State Alumni Association in record numbers. Penn State’s loyal alumni and friends have once again made their Penn State Alumni Association number one in membership, reaching a record high of 164,658 on June 30.
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Annual Trustees Update Draws Raves
It took just 20 minutes, 2,200 words and 94 slides to paint a powerful picture of the Penn State Alumni Association’s success during the 2009–10 academic year. From chartering new alumni groups to raising membership levels to new heights, the annual report delivered by President Barry M. Simpson ’69 to the Penn State Board of Trustees received rave reviews from the Trustees and President Graham Spanier.
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Calendar of Events
Alumni Association Events
9.04.10 :: Huddle with the Faculty: "Raise the Curtain: What Does a Director Do?"
9.10-12.10 :: Black Alumni Reunion
9.11.10 :: Penn State–Alabama Pep Rally
9.18.10 :: Huddle with the Faculty: "Global Health and You: From Helping to Sharing"
9.25.10 :: Huddle with the Faculty: "Expecting the Unexpected: Threats from Emerging Diseases"
Affiliate Group Events
8.07.10 :: Sacramento Student Sendoff and Summary Gathering (Sacramento/San Joaquin Valley Alumni Chapter)
8.07.10 :: Annual Steak Fry (Lake Erie Chapter)
8.07.10 :: 5th Annual Penn State O.C. Bar Tour (Orange County, Calif. Chapter)
8.07.10 :: Annual Picnic (Vermont Chapter)
8.08.10 :: Freshmen Sendoff Picnic (Mid-Hudson Valley Alumni Chapter)
8.15.10 :: 2nd Annual Freshmen Send off (York County Chapter)
8.19.10 :: Phil Grosz' 25th Anniversary Tailgate Party (York County Chapter)
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