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23 Remarkable Penn Staters
$88 Million Gift Adds Hockey, On-Campus Arena
Penn State No. 1 with Recruiters
TEDxPSU: Cutting Edge Conference
The Penn State Blue Band: Marching Through History
The Kids Are Alright (But They’re Different)
Register for the New Homecoming Tailgate
Photo Scrapbook: Sweet Home Alabama
Penn State News
Vice president Biden visits Penn State
2010 State of the University Address
Researchers developing way to distinguish between salmonella strains
Melanoma uses body's immune system to spread to lungs
Parents may rate extra tax credit for children in college
Website explores the Penn State African-American experience
Sports News
Beaver Stadium accessibility renovations approved
Lady Lions Announce Streaming Schedule and Additional TV Game
No. 2 Penn State Sweeps Wisconsin
Wisniewski named to Allstate AFCA Good Works Team
Big Ten Network feature to profile Sue Paterno
Women's Tennis' Petra Januskova to Play in All-American Qualifiers
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23 Remarkable Penn Staters
From an award–winning architect to the director of global nutrition for a major food company, Penn State’s 2010 Alumni Fellows have demonstrated outstanding professional accomplishments in their varied careers.
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$88 Million Gift Adds Hockey, On-Campus Arena
The largest private gift in the University's history—$88 million from Terrence M. Pegula ’79 and Kim Pegula— will fund a state-of-the-art, multi-purpose arena on campus and help establish NCAA Division I men's and women’s ice hockey programs. Read more about this cool gift.
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Penn State No. 1 with Recruiters
The value of a Penn State degree got a major boost this month when a Wall Street Journal study of nearly 500 recruiters from some of the biggest U.S. employers revealed that Penn State grads were the No. 1 choice to hire.
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TEDxPSU: Cutting Edge Conference
From nationally known performers and speakers to the best of Penn State’s own, the TEDxPSU on Oct. 10 at Schwab Auditorium will feature six-minute talks by people who are pushing the boundaries of technology, music, business, design, and more. And the best thing about the conference? It will be streamed live.
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History and Traditions
The Penn State Blue Band: Marching Through History
The drum major flips, splits, and salutes the crowd. The Blue Sapphire tosses the baton skyward, spins around, and catches it. The Blue Band marches downfield in the “Floating Lions” formation. They reverse and do it in the other direction. Learn about the origins of these and other Blue Band traditions during the group’s 111-year history.
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Executive Director’s Insights
The Kids Are Alright (But They’re Different)
Everybody in the nation is suddenly transfixed by “the younger generation” and the difficulty they are having on their long, seemingly languid journey to mature adulthood. Think Matthew McConaughey in the movie “Failure to Launch.” So why should we care?
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Alumni Association News
Register for the New Homecoming Tailgate
What do meeting an Olympic champion speed skater, playing ladder, dancing to ’80s rock, and feasting on Penn State favorites have in common? They're all part of the new Alumni Zone Homecoming post-game tailgate. And with Homecoming Weekend just days away, it’s the last chance to register to get in on all the fun.
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Photo Scrapbook: Sweet Home Alabama
Southern hospitality was in full bloom when Penn State visited a steamy Tuscaloosa—for the first time in 20 years. From sweet tea and barbecue to a Friday night alumni get together to the Penn State pep rally, alumni and other Penn State fans had a terrific time down south—despite the game’s outcome. Check out the photo scrapbook.
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Calendar of Events
Alumni Association Events
10.1-3.2010 :: 2010 Parents & Families Weekend
10.1.2010 :: Iowa Friday Night Alumni Mixer
10.2.2010 :: Penn State - Iowa Pep Rally
10.9.2010 :: Huddle with the Faculty: "Black Diamond.Black Gold.and Black Shale: Pennsylvania's Energy Landscape"
10.9.2010 :: Alumni Zone Homecoming Tailgate 2010
10.17.2010 :: 18th Annual Alumni Civil War Battlefield Study Tour
10.22.2010 :: Minnesota Friday Night Alumni Mixer
10.23.2010 :: Penn State - Minnesota Pep Rally
10.30.2010 :: Huddle with the Faculty: "Hot Topics in Sports Medicine"
Affiliate Group Events
10/02/2010 :: Football TV Tailgate: Iowa (Central Virginia Chapter)
10/02/2010 :: Football TV Tailgate: Iowa at Coakley's (Harrisburg Chapter)
10/02/2010 :: Football TV Tailgate: Iowa (Berks County Chapter)
10/02/2010 :: Football TV Tailgate: Iowa Corn Day (Orange County, Calif., Chapter)
10/02/2010 :: Football TV Tailgate: Iowa (Hampton Roads Chapter)
10/02/2010 :: Football TV Tailgate: Iowa (Annapolis Chapter)
10/02/2010 :: Football TV Tailgate: Iowa (Central Maryland Chapter)
10/02/2010 :: Football TV Tailgate: Iowa (Greater Fort Lauderdale Chapter)
10/02/2010 :: Football TV Tailgate: Iowa (Penn State Daytona/Palm Coast Chapter)
10/02/2010 :: Football TV Tailgate: Iowa (Central Florida Chapter)
10/02/2010 :: Football TV Tailgate: Iowa (St. Louis Chapter)
10/03/2010 :: Hazleton Campus Alumni Reunion (Penn State Hazleton Alumni Society)
10/09/2010 :: Football TV Tailgate: Illinois (Central Virginia Alumni Association)
10/09/2010 :: Homecoming California Style! TV Football Party (Orange County, Calif., Chapter)
10/09/2010 :: Bus Trip to the Penn StateŃIllinois Game (Penn State Berks Alumni Society)
10/09/2010 :: Football TV Tailgate: Illinois (Annapolis Chapter)
10/09/2010 :: Football TV Tailgate: Illinois (Central Maryland Chapter)
10/09/2010 :: Essence of Joy Alumni Singers Performance in Lancaster, Pa. (Essence of Joy Alumni Singers AIG)
10/09/2010 :: Football TV Tailgate: Illinois (Greater Fort Lauderdale Chapter)
10/09/2010 :: Football TV Tailgate: Illinois (Daytona Beach/Palm Coast Chapter)
10/09/2010 :: Football TV Tailgate: Illinois (Central Florida Chapter)
10/09/2010 :: Football TV Tailgate: Illinois (St. Louis Chapter)
10/10/2010 :: Penn StateŃMichigan State Golf Challenge (Tri-County Chapter Of Central Florida)
10/14/2010 :: Berks 2nd Thursday Happy Hour at the BBQ Pit (Berks County Chapter)
10/16/2010 :: Storm King Art Center Tour and Picnic (Mid-Hudson Valley Alumni Chapter)
10/16/2010 :: Dinner and a Movie (LGBTA AIG)
10/16/2010 :: Historical York County Tour (York County Chapter)
10/16/2010 :: Quechee Day Trip (Vermont Chapter)
10/22/2010 :: Lunch Box Community Service (Mid-Hudson Valley Chapter)
10/23/2010 :: Member Appreciation Day (Orange County, Calif., Chapter)
10/23/2010 :: Penn StateŃMinnesota Tailgate Party (Penn State Berks Alumni Society)
10/23/2010 :: Third Annual Berks Alumni Reunion (Penn State Berks Alumni Society)
10/23/2010 :: Football TV Tailgate: Minnesota (Annapolis Chapter)
10/23/2010 :: Football TV Tailgate: Minnesota (Central Maryland Chapter)
10/23/2010 :: Football TV Tailgate: Minnesota (Greater Fort Lauderdale Chapter)
10/23/2010 :: Football TV Tailgate: Minnesota (Daytona Beach/Palm Coast Chapter)
10/23/2010 :: Football TV Tailgate: Minnesota (Central Florida Chapter)
10/23/2010 :: Football TV Tailgate: Minnesota (St. Louis Chapter)
10/27/2010 :: Opening Night with the Philharmonic (Orange County, Calif., Chapter)
10/28/2010 :: Trick-or-Treat with The Nittany Lion (Penn State Berks Blue & White Society)
10/30/2010 :: Football TV Tailgate: Michigan (Orange County, Calif., Chapter)
10/30/2010 :: Bus Trip to the Penn StateŃMichigan Game (Berks Chapter)
10/30/2010 :: Football TV Tailgate: Michigan (Annapolis Chapter)
10/30/2010 :: Football TV Tailgate: Michigan (Central Maryland Chapter)
10/30/2010 :: Football TV Tailgate: Michigan (Greater Fort Lauderdale Chapter)
10/30/2010 :: Football TV Tailgate: Michigan (Daytona Beach/Palm Coast Chapter)
10/30/2010 :: Football TV Tailgate: Michigan (Central Florida Chapter)
10/30/2010 :: Bus trip to the Penn StateŃMichigan Game (York County Chapter)
10/30/2010 :: Football TV Tailgate: Michigan (St. Louis Chapter)
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