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April 2011  
Stories this Issue
Proposed Cuts Would Be Devastating to Penn State
12 Penn State Trailblazers
125 Years of Football Starts with Blue-White Weekend
Framing Penn State
Happy Anniversary Hintz Center
Keeping the “State” in Penn State
Speak Up and Vote
5 Reasons to Attend Arts Festival
Alumni Welcome Visiting Sports Teams
Penn State News
Board of Trustees meets; President Spanier's remarks
Uncertainty of state funds forces hold on projects
Gift endows dean's chair, ethics institute director
Key protein that allows nerve cells to repair themselves discovered
Law professor shares perspective on potential NFL lockout
University seeks nominations for honorary degree recipients
The Medical Minute: March is Brain Injury Awareness Month
Sports News
Penn State wins 2011 NCAA wrestling national championship
Softball debuts new stadium with win over Wisconsin
Big Ten to recommend men's ice hockey as conference sport
Fencers take second at NCAA Championships
Women’s lacrosse extend five game winning streak
2011 stadium tour dates announced
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Proposed Cuts Would Be Devastating to Penn State
The proposed budget announced on March 8 by Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett severely cuts institutions of higher education and would have a serious impact on Penn State’s future. From possible increased tuition to campus closures, President Graham Spanier said that under this budget scenario "everything is on the table" for consideration.
12 Penn State Trailblazers
They work for nationally recognized companies such as ESPN, Goldman Sachs, 20th Century Fox and Tyson Foods. Some started their own companies or have competed in the Olympics. What do these young Penn Staters have in common? Find out.
125 Years of Football Starts with Blue-White Weekend
Kick off 125 years of Penn State football this spring with Blue-White Weekend, April 15–17. Get a glimpse into the 2011 Nittany Lions’ season while spending a fun-filled weekend in Happy Valley. All the activities of Blue-White Weekend make it a must on everyone’s spring calendar.
Framing Penn State
Whether it’s 50 years old or just minutes old, your Penn State diploma deserves a frame worthy of it. Frame your sheepskin in a piece of Penn State history with a frame from The Penn State Elms Collection—and help replant the University Park campus in the process.
History and Traditions
Happy Anniversary Hintz Center
The Hintz Family Alumni Center is turning 10 in April. The opening of the Alumni Center a decade ago not only provided alumni with a “home away from home” while visiting Penn State, but also brought about a sweet, new Penn State tradition.
Executive Director’s Insights
Keeping the “State” in Penn State
Etched into the portico above the columns of Old Main are a few simple but powerful words that evoke the essence of the land-grant college act signed into law by Abraham Lincoln on July 2, 1862, in the midst of the greatest crisis in American history. The words state simply: “To promote liberal and practical education … in the several pursuits and professions of life.”
Alumni Association News
Speak Up and Vote
Elections for the Penn State Alumni Association Alumni Council and the Penn State Board of Trustees will soon be under way. The elections are important in that these alumni will represent the more than 513,000 Penn Staters by giving them a voice in University and Alumni Association governance.
5 Reasons to Attend Arts Festival
From fall football to snowy winters and to studying in spring sunshine, Penn State is a three-season memory for many alumni. Now alumni can round out their Penn State seasonal résumé by getting a taste of summer and the famed Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts. Check out five reasons to attend Arts Festival Alumni Weekend this summer.
Alumni Welcome Visiting Sports Teams
While social events are the usual fare on a chapter’s schedule, a couple of unique events appeared on two chapter schedules recently as they welcomed and cheered on Penn State volleyball players and baseball players when they competed in Springfield, Mass., and Hampton Roads, Va.
Calendar of Events
Alumni Association Events
04.05.2011 :: Penn State Capital Day
04.30.2011 :: City Lights "The Naked Truth: Why Humans Have No Fur"
Affiliate Group Events
04.02.2011 :: Washington, D.C. Bus Trip (Berks County Chapter)
04.02.2011 :: Philly Pops Concert (Chester County Chapter)
04.11.2011 :: Annual Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser (Penn State Berks Blue & White Society)
04.14.2011 :: Berks 2nd Thursday Happy Hour (Berks County Chapter)
04.16.2011 :: Easter Egg Hunt with the Nittany Lion (Berks County Chapter)
04.21.2011 :: Penn State York Sporting Clays Event (Penn State York Alumni Society)
04.28.2011 :: Tie Dye T-shirts (Penn State Berks Blue & White Society)
04.29.2011 :: An Evening with President Graham Spanier (Annapolis Chapter)
04.30.2011 :: Rock Central Maryland with Velveeta (Central Maryland Chapter)
04.30.2011 :: 4th Annual Membership Celebration with Andre Collins (Central Maryland Chapter)
04.30.2011 :: Penn State Alumni Scholarship Open Golf Tournament (Metro Washington, D.C. Chapter)
04.30.2011 :: THON Benefit Dance (Washington-Greene Counties Chapter)
04.30.2011 :: Habitat for Humanity (Chester County Chapter)
04.30.2011 :: 5th Annual Golf Tournament (Greater Fort Lauderdale Chapter
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