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Students Return to Penn State
Huddle Up with Faculty on Football Saturdays
Rally On the Road with Penn Staters
Alumni Zone: Homecoming Tailgating Made Easy
Pre-Game Fun: Kids Club & TailGreat
Enormous Library Now at Your Fingertips
Penn Staters in the NFL
Recovery Community Forming at Penn State
Buckle Up—The Alumni Store Hits the Road
Student Picnics Promote Pride
Penn State News
State of the University Address to be streamed live
Eastern earthquake unusual but not remarkable
Distant black hole discovered devouring a Sun-like star
Penn State earns top LGBT-friendly rating
Palmer Museum to showcase new work by faculty members
The Medical Minute: Teenage stroke -- a frightening trend
Sports News
Penn State Football Eve set for Sept. 2 in Beaver Stadium
Volleyball Splits Opening Weekend in Epic Fashion
University to mark 10th anniversary of Sept. 11 at football game
No. 18 Men's Soccer Wins Penn State Classic
Second-Half Goals Help Lions Stomp Spiders, 3-0
Cross Country Ranked Top Four in Region
Penn State football tickets available for five games
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Students Return to Penn State
Photo by Patrick Mansell Across the Commonwealth, Penn State campuses and local businesses welcomed more than 80,000 new and returning students. At University Park, a shiny new Starbucks at the HUB-Robeson Center and a raucous Be a Part from the Start event at Rec Hall were just a couple signs of the beginning of the 2011–12 academic year at Penn State.
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Huddle Up with Faculty on Football Saturdays
From training voices to reach their greatest potential to navigating the brain to making sense of extinction, Huddle with the Faculty lectures feature some of Penn State’s best and brightest faculty members sharing their research with alumni and friends every home football Saturday morning. Can’t make it in person? New this fall—four Huddles will be live streamed.
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Rally On the Road with Penn Staters
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, there’s a welcoming blue-and-white oasis before the game—the Penn State Pep Rally.
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Alumni Zone: Homecoming Tailgating Made Easy
What do football great Kenny Jackson ’83, the famous Big Uglies (those dudes with the weird rubber masks), and the Phyrst Phamily band have in common? They’ll all be at the newest tailgating tradition: Alumni Zone Homecoming Tailgate. Register now to get in all on the fun.
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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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Enormous Library Now at Your Fingertips
Never far from your iPad, Nook or Kindle? Now there are nearly 10 million volumes at your fingertips, thanks to the new HathiTrust Digital Library, the enormous repository of materials from thousands of university libraries including Penn State’s. Alumni, students and researchers can access these digitized materials.
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History and Traditions
Penn Staters in the NFL
Franco Harris … Jack Ham … Lenny Moore … … Matt and Chris Bahr … Paul Posluszny. Some of the biggest names in Penn State history are also some of the biggest names in the National Football League. Penn State's presence on the pro gridirons has been far and wide through the years with more than 360 players signing NFL contracts under Coach Joe Paterno.
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Executive Director’s Insights
Recovery Community Forming at Penn State
As the new school year begins, two small rooms connecting Eisenhower Chapel to the Pasquerilla Spiritual Center have been converted to house the beginning of a big dream for Penn State—a Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC).
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Alumni Association News
Buckle Up—The Alumni Store Hits the Road
One cargo van. Three away games. More than 2,000 miles. Penn State fans are not the only ones hitting the road this football season to cheer on the Nittany Lions in frenemy territory─The Alumni Store @ Penn State also has a few road trips on its fall calendar.
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Student Picnics Promote Pride
From Orange County, Calif., to the Finger Lakes, N.Y., Penn Staters gathered in an annual rite of summer: Student Sendoff picnics to send off new freshmen and returning Penn State students in style. Chapters also award scholarships to new and returning students at picnics across the country.
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Calendar of Events
Alumni Association Events
09.03.2011 :: Huddle: "Broadway or Bust: Training Young Singers for Today's Musical Theatre" [Available Online]
09.10.2011 :: Huddle: "How to Value a Stock: Is Microsoft Worth $261 Billion?" [Available Online]
09.16.2011 :: Temple Game Friday Night Mixer
09.17.2011 :: Temple Game Pep Rally
09.17.2011 :: Grassroots Network Power Brunch & Mini-Seminar
09.17.2011 :: Penn State vs. Temple TV Game-Watching Tailgate Party
09.18.2011 :: Old Main Bell Tower Tour
09.18.2011 :: Parents & Families Blue & White Society Weekend Family Barbecue
09.22.2011 :: 19th Annual Penn State Battlefield Study Tour: Gettysburg/The Field of Courage and Carnage
09.24.2011 :: Huddle: "Amish Literary Stereotypes: Fact or Fiction"
09.30.2011 :: Indiana Game Friday Night Mixer
10.01.2011 :: Indiana Game Pep Rally
Affiliate Group Events
09.01.2011 :: Big 10 Kick off Happy Hour (Central Virginia Chapter)
09.03.2011 :: Football TV Tailgate: Indiana State (Suncoast Chapter)
09.03.2011 :: Football TV Tailgate: Indiana State (Greater Fort Lauderdale Chapter)
09.03.2011 :: Tailgate at the Boulevard (York County Chapter)
09.03.2011 :: Football TV Tailgate: Indiana State (Cincinnati Chapter)
09.03.2011 :: Football TV Tailgate: Indiana State (Daytona/Palm Coast Chapter)
09.03.2011 :: Football TV Tailgate: Indiana State (Central Virginia Chapter)
09.03.2011 :: Football TV Tailgate: Indiana State (Central Maryland Chapter)
09.03.2011 :: Football TV Tailgate: Indiana State (North Texas Chapter)
09.10.2011 :: Football TV Tailgate: Alabama (Greater Fort Lauderdale Chapter)
09.10.2011 :: Football TV Tailgate: Alabama (Daytona/Palm Coast Chapter)
09.10.2011 :: Football TV Tailgate: Alabama (Central VA)
09.10.2011 :: Football TV Tailgate: Alabama (Central Maryland Chapter)
09.10.2011 :: Football TV Tailgate: Alabama (North Texas Chapter)
09.10.2011 :: Alabama Football Bus Trip (Chester County Chapter)
09.17.2011 :: Football TV Tailgate: Temple (Greater Fort Lauderdale Chapter)
09.17.2011 :: Football TV Tailgate: Temple (Daytona/Palm Coast Chapter)
09.17.2011 :: Football TV Tailgate: Temple (Central Maryland Chapter)
09.17.2011 :: Football TV Tailgate: Temple (North Texas Chapter)
09.17.2011 :: Football Bus Trip - PSU @ Temple (Berks County Chapter)
09.21.2011 :: Big Ten Happy Hour (Greater Fort Lauderdale Chapter)
09.24.2011 :: Football TV Tailgate: Michigan (Greater Fort Lauderdale Chapter)
09.24.2011 :: Football TV Tailgate: Michigan (Daytona/Palm Coast Chapter)
09.24.2011 :: Football TV Tailgate: Michigan (Central Maryland Chapter)
09.24.2011 :: Football TV Tailgate: Michigan (North Texas Chapter)
09.30.2011 :: Alumni Social at Arsenal Cider House & Wine Cellar (Alle-Kiski Society)
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