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409!!!
Bouncing into Action
Eureka! A Science Building for the Ages
Homecoming Fun in Photos
Rallying the Faithful
The Oldest Building on Campus
Inscribe Your Name in Penn State History
Centre County Chapter: At the Centre of it All
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Penn State No. 1 producer of Fulbright Scholars
Three new planets and a mystery discovered outside our solar system
Rogers' $1 million gift to Smeal challenges alumni to match
Foundation creates award honoring Penn State alumnus and Navy Seal
Students document a day at University Park
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Nittany Lions comes back late, Paterno sets record
Lane Crowned Big Ten Cross Country Champion
Women's soccer wins 14th consecutive Big Ten title
Penn State student-athletes continue outstanding graduation rates
Penn State-Iowa wrestling dual sells out in record time
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409!!!
In dramatic fashion, Coach Joe Paterno got win number 409 Saturday against Illinois to become the winningest coach in Division I college football history. Along the path of his storied career have been other milestone numbers and milestone wins. It’s time to take a look at “Paterno by the Numbers.”
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Bouncing into Action
The Penn State men’s and women’s basketball teams face a big weekend in mid-November, featuring the Lady Lions’ opening game on Friday, Nov. 11, followed by the Nittany Lions opener against Hartford in a double header with the Nebraska football game on Saturday, Nov. 12. It’s the beginning of the Pat Chambers era, while Coquese Washington starts her fifth campaign.
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Eureka! A Science Building for the Ages
Rising up on the east end of University Park like the prow of an enormous, graceful ship is the cantilevered arch of the new Millennium Science Complex. Its two massive flanking wings, now housing the Materials Research Institute and The Huck Institutes for the Life Sciences, converge so that these previously separate disciplines can launch a dramatic new style of research for the 21st century.
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Homecoming Fun in Photos
From a Berkey Creamery ice cream social to an Alumni Zone tailgate to the famed Homecoming Parade, visiting alumni and friends enjoyed a fun-filled weekend of events—including a hardy win against Purdue. Couldn’t make it? Take a look at photos from Homecoming Weekend … and mark your calendar for 2012 Homecoming on Oct. 6, when Penn State will take on the Northwestern Wildcats.
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Executive Director’s Insights
Rallying the Faithful
After the last-second win over Illinois, the Nittany Lions suddenly are 8–1. It’s time to get serious about the rest of the season. One of the best ways you can support the team is to travel to the last two away games against Ohio State on Nov. 19 and Wisconsin on Nov. 26. As the saying goes, “The games in November are the games you remember!”
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History and Traditions
The Oldest Building on Campus
Built by students, regularly visited by U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower, and the scene of hostile protests in the late 1960s, University House—which now forms the east wing of the Hintz Family Alumni Center—has a long and storied history.
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Alumni Association News
Inscribe Your Name in Penn State History
Now Alumni Association members can purchase a brick or stone in the new Alumni Courtyard at the Hintz Family Alumni Center and reserve a place in Penn State history along a path widely traveled by students.
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Centre County Chapter: At the Centre of it All
Smack dab in the heart of Lion country is the Centre County Chapter, making it easy for members to be involved in everything Penn State. And do they ever make the most of it! From promoting sportsmanship at football games to connecting with students, the Centre County Chapter is one of the most active in the country.
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Calendar of Events
Alumni Association Events
11.12.2011 :: Huddle with the Faculty: "Are You Smarter than a Med Student?"
11.18.2011 :: Ohio State Friday Night Mixer
11.19.2011 :: Ohio State Pep Rally
11.25.2011 :: Wisconsin Friday Night Mixer
11.26.2011 :: Wisconsin Game Pep Rally
Affiliate Group Events
11.05.2011 :: JoePalooza 5 (Metro Washington, D.C. Chapter)
11.12.2011 :: Football TV Tailgate: Nebraska (Triangle North Carolina Chapter)
11.12.2011 :: Football TV Tailgate: Nebraska (Minnesota Chapter)
11.12.2011 :: Football TV Tailgate: Nebraska (Tri-County Chapter of Central Florida)
11.12.2011 :: Football TV Tailgate: Nebraska (Greater Madison Chapter)
11.12.2011 :: Football TV Tailgate: Nebraska (Central Texas Chapter)
11.12.2011 :: Football TV Tailgate: Nebraska (Fort Lauderdale Chapter)
11.12.2011 :: Football TV Tailgate: Nebraska (Daytona-Palm Coast Chapter)
11.12.2011 :: Football TV Tailgate: Nebraska (Central Maryland Chapter)
11.12.2011 :: Football TV Tailgate: Nebraska (North Texas Chapter)
11.12.2011 :: Nebraska Football Bus Trip (Chester County Chapter)
11.17.2011 :: Alumni Breakfast (Alle-Kiski Society)
11.18.2011 :: Ohio State Friday Night Mixer (Central Ohio Chapter)
11.19.2011 :: Football TV Tailgate: Ohio State (Triangle North Carolina Chapter)
11.19.2011 :: Football TV Tailgate: Ohio State (Alle-Kiski Society)
11.19.2011 :: Football TV Tailgate: Ohio State (Minnesota Chapter)
11.19.2011 :: Football TV Tailgate: Ohio State (Tri-County Chapter of Central Florida)
11.19.2011 :: Football TV Tailgate: Ohio State (Greater Madison Chapter)
11.19.2011 :: Football TV Tailgate: Ohio State (Berks County Chapter, Pennsylvania)
11.19.2011 :: Football TV Tailgate: Ohio State (Central Texas Chapter)
11.19.2011 :: Football TV Tailgate: Ohio State (Fort Lauderdale Chapter)
11.19.2011 :: Football TV Tailgate: Ohio State (Daytona-Palm Coast Chapter)
11.19.2011 :: Football TV Tailgate: Ohio State (Central Maryland Chapter)
11.19.2011 :: Football TV Tailgate: Ohio State (North Texas Chapter)
11.26.2011 :: Football TV Tailgate: Wisconsin (Triangle North Carolina Chapter)
11.26.2011 :: Football TV Tailgate: Wisconsin (Minnesota Chapter)
11.26.2011 :: Football TV Tailgate: Wisconsin (Tri-County Chapter of Central Florida)
11.26.2011 :: Football TV Tailgate: Wisconsin (Berks County Chapter, Pennsylvania)
11.26.2011 :: Football TV Tailgate: Wisconsin (Central Texas Chapter)
11.26.2011 :: Football TV Tailgate: Wisconsin (Fort Lauderdale Chapter)
11.26.2011 :: Football TV Tailgate: Wisconsin (Daytona-Palm Coast Chapter)
11.26.2011 :: Football TV Tailgate: Wisconsin (Central Maryland Chapter)
11.26.2011 :: Football TV Tailgate: Wisconsin (North Texas Chapter)
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