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*** Upcoming Events ***

August 20- PSU Meet-n-Greet: Lake Harriet Bandshell    7:30pm "FAMILY EVENT"
    You are invited to attend a PSU Meet-n-Greet on Saturday, Aug 20, at 7:30 PM at the Lake Harriet Bandshell in Minneapolis. A band called The Melvilles will be playing, and if you like "pop-tinged rock," you might enjoy the evening and meet other Penn Staters in the process. You can learn about The Melvilles on their website:

    The bandshell is on the northwest "corner" of Lake Harriet. See this link for directions:

    This is highly informal get-together, so bring your own chairs, blankets, and/or refreshments, as desired. We plan to gather toward the back of the crowd, centered on the stage. Look for a guy wearing a blue "Penn State" t-shirt and white "PSU" cap; that will be Jim Kaufmann, one of our Board Members. Hope to see you there!

August 28 - Annual Big Ten Softball Tournament
    All day (at least 3 games)

    Come out and have fun with fellow Penn Staters. Whether you pick up a bat and glove to play or watch from the stands, we love all the support we can get. Contact us at if you want to sign up to play. This event has always been a great time, and we look forward to seeing you there in your Blue and White!

*** Prevent Child Abuse Minnesota Update ***

    We are proud to announce that this past spring, the chapter made a donation in the amount of $250 to Prevent Child Abuse Minnesota. We plan on providing additional donation opportunities this year to help support this local organization as they strive to empower individuals and communities to stop child abuse and neglect before it starts through education, advocacy, and family support.

*** Football TV Tailgates ***

Attention all Penn State Football Fans!

    Join us this fall at our new location, Poor Richard's Commonhouse, each and every Saturday for our TV Tailgates watching Penn State Football. Come out every week for great fun, football and camaraderie with fellow Penn Staters! Poor Richard's is the THE Penn State Bar / Restaurant for the Twin Cities. We look forward to seeing you at Poor Richard's every Saturday this fall!

*** LIONS A.K.A. BINGO! ***

    If you came out to any of our TV Tailgates over the past five seasons, you would know that we play the award winning game of LIONS during the football games. Similar in concept to BINGO (and stolen from the Minnesota Twin's version of TWINGO) - watch for certain plays and events to take place on the field and mark them off on your card. Score 5 in a row and win LIONS! Each sheet contains two game cards and are just $1 per sheet with proceeds going to the PSUMN Past President's Scholarship. There will be weekly prizes and also a grand prize at the end of the season.

*** 2016-2017 Scholarship Awarded ***

    We are thrilled to announce that the 2016 Past Presidents’ Endowed Scholarship Award recipient is Emma Matthys. Emma is a junior advertising major at University Park. She is very grateful for the award but could not attend our BBQ Picnic / Student Send-off because she's in New York City doing an internship. This year's scholarship is being awarded in honor of Jim Gibson, a past president of the chapter.

*** Shopping? ***

    Are you a regular shopper? By a very small action, you can help contribute to our scholarship fund by just doing your ordinary shopping at Amazon through a special link! Visit our webpage first and click on the Amazon link - it'll associate all of your shopping back to our organization and we'll get a small % of the sales returned to our Chapter. The best part is, the prices you find on Amazon are exactly the same - there is no markup, so you have no reason to not help us out this year when shopping on Amazon.

*** 2016 Football Ticket Exchange ***

    Once again we are hosting a Football Ticket Exchange Program. Check it out!

*** Student Book Store ***

Student Book Store    The Student Book Store, located in downtown State College, has been a long time supporter of the Penn State Minnesota Alumni Chapter by donating to our Silent Auction each year and supporting our Freshmen Send-Off. Next time you're shopping for your favorite PSU gear, please keep SBS in mind as your first place to shop!

*** Quick Calendar ***
  • August 20, 2016:
  • Lake Harriet Bandshell
  • August 28, 2016:
  • Annual Big Ten Softball Tournament
  • September 3, 2016:
  • PSU vs Kent State (2:30pm CST)
  • September 10, 2016:
  • PSU at Pittsburgh (11:00am CST)
  • September 17, 2016:
  • PSU vs Temple (11:00am CST)
  • September 24, 2016:
  • PSU at Michigan (TBA)
  • October 01, 2016:
  • PSU vs Minnesota (TBA)
  • October 8, 2016:
  • PSU vs Maryland (11:00am CST) *
  • October 15, 2016:
  • BYE Week
  • October 22, 2016:
  • PSU vs Ohio State (7:00pm CST)
  • * Homecoming Game

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    - Brian