Due to the continued public health threat related to the global coronavirus outbreak, the Penn State Alumni Associations, Chapters, and Societies have canceled all in-person events. However, the Penn State Alumni Association and our campus and local organizations continue to develop innovative new virtual programming. Below is a list of upcoming events, please check back often as new events are added.
Penn State Cooking Classic
Join us for a series of hour-long programs that aim to bring Penn State alumni together to learn valuable cooking and related life skills. Topics include smoking meats, coffee, healthy foods, specialty chocolate, and wine, and will be hosted by various colleges and campuses.
In addition to bringing together Penn State alumni, we are also bringing awareness to food insecurity experienced by students across the Penn State system. Whether or not you are able to join us for these unique programs, please consider supporting Penn State students by making a gift to support the Penn State Schuylkill Campus Food Pantry.
Healthy Hints with Penn State Extension
Wednesday, February 3, 7:00 p.m.
The College of Agricultural Sciences own Andy Hirneisen (‘07 Food Science) from Penn State Extension will focus on healthy cooking and how to keep those resolutions moving in the right direction.
Mallo Cups and Merlot: With Altoona Campus and Behrend College
Wednesday, February 10, 7:00 p.m.
Pennsylvania is gaining fame for its wineries and chocolate production from worldwide corporations to small independent shops. This presentation will highlight a local Altoona-area favorite, the Mallo Cup. Kellie O’Brien will show us how it is made, and Kathy Mobilia from Arrowhead Wine Cellars will offer a wine pairing of some Lake Erie area favorites.
Penn State Northeast Region Spring 2021 Virtual Program Series
Sponsored by Berks, Hazleton, Schuylkill, Scranton & Wilkes-Barre Penn State Alumni Organizations, this popular virtual lecture series returns for the Spring 2021 semester.
Love & Chocolate with the Dunmore Candy Kitchen
Monday, February 1, 7:00 p.m.
Presented by. Nicholas Reuther, Jr. ’12; Nicholas Reuther ’89; Jacqueline Safko Reuther ‘09. Come with us on a journey while we explore the quirky relationship between chocolate, love, and Penn State Alumni – and the most loved and chocolaty time of the year, Valentine’s Day!
Penn Stater Promotes Hard Work, Chasing Dreams, and Aiming for the Stars
Monday, February 15, 7:00 p.m.
Lisa Kubeika ‘06 is the Special Projects and Emergency Management Coordinator for the City of Titusville, FL Gateway to
Nature and Space, and an Intern at NASA. Join us as she discusses her career at the capitol and following her dreams to Florida.
From PSU to FBI
Monday, February 22, 7:00 p.m.
Jim Fitzgerald ’75 is a Consultant in Forensic Linguistic and Criminal Profiling at the FBI. Tune in to hear him discuss his role in cracking the Unabomber case which led to the arrest of Ted Kaczynski.
March (BINGO) Madness featuring the Penn State “Button Man”
Monday, March 1, 7:00 p.m.
Five games at $20.00 each – coverall at $50.00 – Barnes & Noble Gift Cards
Dr. Jonathan U. Dougherty ’99, ‘06G, Director of Corporate Knowledge, James G. Davis Construction Corp.
An Author’s Tales
Monday, March 15, 7:00 p.m.
Katarine Illona ’16, author of children’s books, will talk about her latest book, "Bedtime Tails: A New Adventure"
Penn Stater Shines at Mohegan Sun Arena
Monday, March 22, 7:00 p.m.
Will Beekman ’00 ‘02, general manager at the ASM Global-managed Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, shares a track record of success in managing multi-faceted entertainment venues and sheds light on the challenges of operating during a pandemic.
Curious about Climate Change? Learn more.
Monday, April 12, 7:00 p.m.
Richard A. Shema ’78, CCM is a Penn State Alum, certified consulting meteorologist, and president of Weatherguy.com. Join us as he shares insight on what climate change is, and what we can do about it.
A Walk in the Woods with PSU Professor
Monday, April 26, 6:00 p.m.
Join Dr. Carl Frankel, retired assistant professor of biology, on a nature walk at Penn State Hazleton. Explore the outdoors as you learn about the variety of flora, fauna, and some history of the campus.
2021: Save the Date!
2021 Penn State Alumni Golf Tournament
Sunday, July 25
Please note that Penn State Day at Knoebels has been canceled for 2021.
For more information about any upcoming event, contact Patty Shoener at [email protected] or 570-385-6262.