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Rally with Penn Staters On the Road
Buy Game Day Parking Passes Now
Football Saturdays Feature Faculty Huddles
Homecoming Weekend Set for Oct. 8-9
Pre-Game Fun: Kids Club & Tailgreat
Penn State Tailgating: A Timeless Tradition
The Football Letter is Uniquely Penn State
Football Watching Parties All Over U.S.
Jump Start Your Career with LinkedIn
Penn State News
Behind the scenes, efforts of hundreds make student move-in smooth
First picture of genetic processes inside cell developed at Penn State
Expert says frying pan may be best weapon against Salmonella in eggs
The Poet's Perspective: 'The New Egypt' is laureate's second weekly video
Probing Question: What is a lucid dream?
Sports News
Penn State Football Eve set for Sept. 3 in Beaver Stadium
No. 1 Penn State Earns Carolina Classic Crown with 3-0 Sweep of Campbell
Men's Soccer Knocks Off No. 20 Louisville, 2-1, in Exhibition Finale
Big Ten men's basketball schedule, TV announced
Lady Lions announce Big Ten schedule
WPSU brings back football show 'Huddle Up Nittany Lion Fans'
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Rally with Penn Staters On the Road
Penn State fans will be heading into hostile territory as the Nittany Lions play some tough road games this season against Top 20 teams. Fortunately, the Penn State Alumni Association provides a welcome blue-and-white oasis during those times when Penn Staters are outnumbered: Away Game Pep Rallies.
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Buy Game Day Parking Passes Now
Parking passes purchased on the same day as home football games will cost more this season—$40 for cars—it was recently announced by Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics. But fans who plan ahead can save time and money by buying their parking passes in advance.
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Football Saturdays Feature Faculty Huddles
Guiding stars onstage and identifying stars in the night sky. Emerging diseases and the latest in sports medicine. Surveying Pennsylvania’s latest energy boom, the Marcellus shale. These are some of the topics that will be explored during the popular Huddle with the Faculty lectures held before each 2010 home football game.
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Homecoming Weekend Set for Oct. 8-9
With a Top 20 pre-season ranking, excitement is building for the start of Penn State’s football season on Sept. 4. Five short weeks later, it’s Homecoming! The 2010 Homecoming Committee and Penn State Alumni Association have planned a jam-packed weekend for returning alumni around the theme Bonded by Blue and White.
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Pre-Game Fun: Kids Club & Tailgreat
Looking for fun for the kids and the whole family before home football games? Take a break from traditional tailgating and head over to the Bryce Jordan Center, home to both Kids Club activities and The Blue Band Tailgreat Show.
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History and Traditions
Penn State Tailgating: A Timeless Tradition
What do Toll House Pie, a candelabra, and shrimp cocktail have in common? They’re all part of tailgating Penn State style! When did tailgating for Penn State home football games really take off? AlumnInsider investigates and tests a special tailgate recipe along the way.
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Executive Director’s Insights
The Football Letter is Uniquely Penn State
Penn State is a place of long, long traditions. We’ve been enjoying our Nittany Lion mascot since 1904, our “Victory” fight song since 1914, and watching the football maneuverings of a Penn State team since 1887. But there’s another less obvious though equally venerable tradition worth celebrating.
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Alumni Association News
Football Watching Parties All Over U.S.
Football Watching Parties, or “TV Tailgates” as they’re often called, offer Penn Staters everywhere a chance to join with other blue–and–white fans to cheer on the Nittany Lions and keep up those Penn State traditions from scoring pushups to spontaneous outbursts of “We are… Penn State!”
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Jump Start Your Career with LinkedIn
How can Penn State alumni best use social networking sites for a job search, career change, or professional development? Alumni Career Services is offering two webinars on the subject this fall: LinkedIn for Beginners and Advanced Uses of LinkedIn.
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Calendar of Events
Alumni Association Events
9.04.2010 :: Huddle with the Faculty: "Raise the Curtain: What Does a Director Do?"
9.10-12.2010 :: Black Alumni Reunion
9.11.2010 :: Penn State Alabama Pep Rally
9.18.2010 :: Huddle with the Faculty: "Global Health and You: From Helping to Sharing"
9.25.2010 :: Huddle with the Faculty: "Expecting the Unexpected: Threats from Emerging Diseases"
9.26.2010 :: Musical Theatre Program in Houston
Affiliate Group Events
9.04.2010 :: Football TV Tailgate: Youngstown (Greater Fort Lauderdale Chapter)
9.04.2010 :: Football TV Tailgate: Youngstown (Central Virginia Chapter)
9.04.2010 :: Football TV Tailgate: Youngstown (Michigan Chapter)
9.04.2010 :: Football TV Tailgate: Youngstown (Daytona Beach/Palm Coast Chapter)
9.04.2010 :: Football TV Tailgate: Youngstown (Central Florida Chapter)
9.04.2010 :: Football TV Tailgate: Youngstown (Orange County, Calif. Chapter)
9.04.2010 :: Football TV Tailgate: Youngstown (Michigan Chapter)
9.09.2010 :: Berks 2nd Thursday Happy Hour—Pike Cafe (Berks County Chapter)
9.11.2010 :: Football TV Tailgate: Alabama (Berks County Chapter)
9.11.2010 :: Football TV Tailgate: Alabama (Greater Fort Lauderdale Chapter)
9.11.2010 :: Football TV Tailgate: Alabama (Central Virginia Chapter)
9.11.2010 :: Football TV Tailgate: Alabama (Michigan Chapter)
9.11.2010 :: Penn State at Alabama—O.C. White Out (Orange County, Calif. Chapter)
9.11.2010 :: Football TV Tailgate: Alabama (Daytona Beach/Palm Coast Chapter)
9.11.2010 :: Football TV Tailgate: Alabama (Central Florida Chapter)
9.11.2010 :: Football TV Tailgate: Alabama (Penn State DuBois Alumni Society)
9.11.2010 :: Football TV Tailgate: Alabama (St. Louis Chapter)
9.17.2010 :: Penn State Boxing Alumni Interest Group Alumni Meeting
9.18.2010 :: Football TV Tailgate: Kent State (Greater Fort Lauderdale Chapter)
9.18.2010 :: Football TV Tailgate: Kent State (Central Virginia Chapter)
9.18.2010 :: Football TV Tailgate: Kent State (Michigan Chapter)
9.18.2010 :: Football TV Tailgate: Kent State (Daytona Beach/Palm Coast Chapter)
9.18.2010 :: Football TV Tailgate: Kent State (Central Florida Chapter)
9.18.2010 :: Football TV Tailgate: Kent State (St. Louis Chapter)
9.25.2010 :: Essence of Joy Alumni Singers Performance in Granthan, Pa. (Essence of Joy Alumni Singers AIG)
9.25.2010 :: Football TV Tailgate: Temple (Greater Fort Lauderdale Chapter)
9.25.2010 :: Football TV Tailgate: Temple (Michigan Chapter)
9.25.2010 :: Football TV Tailgate: Temple (Daytona Beach/Palm Coast Chapter)
9.25.2010 :: Football TV Tailgate: Temple (Central Florida Chapter)
9.25.2010 :: PSNK Fall Festival (Alle-Kiski Society)
9.25.2010 :: Football TV Tailgate: Temple (St. Louis Chapter)
9.26.2010 :: Essence of Joy Alumni Singers AIG Performance in Dover, Pa. (Essence of Joy Alumni Singers AIG)
9.28.2010 :: Monthly Chapter Board Meeting (Orange County, Calif. Chapter)
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