Four Critical Concepts for Learning Fermentation Principles (Virtual)

When October 8-29, 2020
Where Virtual from 1:00 - 5:00 PM EDST on October 8, 15, 22 , and 29

Interviewing in Times of a Pandemic

When October 21, 2020, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Think of how many articles you have read that included “in times of a pandemic” or “during COVID-19” as a part of the title. Cooking, exercising, learning, shopping, traveling, vacationing, working — almost every area of our lives has been impacted. For many, looking for a job, has unfortunately been added to the list. But it is not all bad news. New ways of working, communicating, and even new types of work have emerged. If you are ready to launch your job search, Penn State has the resources for you! Join us for this series of webinars as we share insights on looking for a job, networking, and interviewing “in times of a pandemic”. This webinar is open to all Penn State alumni. Current Penn State students, faculty, staff, and those connected to Penn State through the Alumni Association or affiliate group membership are welcome to attend.

Optimize Your Online Presence

When October 22, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Don’t spin your wheels with online presence. During the Optimize Your Online Presence webinar, you will learn simple tips to optimize your business in online searches, gain followers and convert those followers to sales.

Happies in Happy Valley with Dean Rick Roush

When October 22, 2020, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Virtual Halloween Paint and Sip happy hour with Rick Roush, Dean of The College of Agricultural Sciences in the Ag Alumni Lounge.

Soil Health - Testing and Amending Your Garden Soil

When October 22, 2020, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

We invite you to join Soil Health – Testing and Amending Your Garden Soil webinar and take the guesswork out of your garden soil needs! Learn how to collect and interpret soil test for best results, including how to correct and improve soil PH and nutrients for healthy plant growth. Zachery Jones from Wayne County Conservation will lead this discussion.

PSAA The Football Letter Live

When October 22, 2020 8:00 PM

For more than 80 years, the Penn State Alumni Association has covered the football team with its one-of-a-kind perspective through The Football Letter. Now, the historic publication begins a new era, with the launching of The Football Letter Live virtual show this fall. This online expansion is to help fill the void without a fall sports season and to rally alumni and fans around Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics. Hosted by Alumni Association CEO Paul Clifford ’20g, The Football Letter Live will feature regular appearances from longtime editor of The Football Letter, John Black ’62, with the duo sharing a preview of what fans can expect to see in that week’s edition of The Football Letter and discussing various areas of impact for the Alumni Association.

2020 Volunteer Awards Program

When October 23, 2020, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join the Alumni Association as we celebrate individual and affiliate group excellence. Awards will be given to affiliate groups that exhibited leadership in 8 programmatic areas. We will also recognize four individual volunteer leaders who have demonstrated commitment to and pride in our alma mater.

Paint Night

When October 26, 2020, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Get ready for a 'spooktacular' night of fun with the Alumni Association's first-ever virtual Paint Night! All Penn Staters — expert artists and beginners — are invited to join in on Oct. 26 for a program that will combine the spirit of Halloween with the spirit of Penn State. Paint Night will be hosted by local artist Jackie Gianico. See below for the types of tools and materials you'll need, and for a little more info on the night's host.

Pasteurizer Operators Workshop

When October 27, 2020 7:30 AM to October 29, 2020 2:30 PM
Where Erickson Food Science Building

American Democracy and the 2020 Election

When October 27, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Elections are the linchpin of democracy and go hand-in-hand with the peaceful transition of power. Yet, a recent McCourtney Institute for Democracy poll found that most Americans did not identify things like elections and voting as what they most value about democracy. Further, only among older Americans did a majority agree that democracy is the “best system of government”. This talk considers how the American public feels about democracy, and how the 2020 election—in the context of partisan polarization, state control of election administration, and accusations of “rigging”—further risks the integrity of American democracy.

PSAA The Football Letter Live

When October 29, 2020 8:00 PM

For more than 80 years, the Penn State Alumni Association has covered the football team with its one-of-a-kind perspective through The Football Letter. Now, the historic publication begins a new era, with the launching of The Football Letter Live virtual show this fall. This online expansion is to help fill the void without a fall sports season and to rally alumni and fans around Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics. Hosted by Alumni Association CEO Paul Clifford ’20g, The Football Letter Live will feature regular appearances from longtime editor of The Football Letter, John Black ’62, with the duo sharing a preview of what fans can expect to see in that week’s edition of The Football Letter and discussing various areas of impact for the Alumni Association.

PSAA The Football Letter Live

When November 5, 2020 8:00 PM

For more than 80 years, the Penn State Alumni Association has covered the football team with its one-of-a-kind perspective through The Football Letter. Now, the historic publication begins a new era, with the launching of The Football Letter Live virtual show this fall. This online expansion is to help fill the void without a fall sports season and to rally alumni and fans around Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics. Hosted by Alumni Association CEO Paul Clifford ’20g, The Football Letter Live will feature regular appearances from longtime editor of The Football Letter, John Black ’62, with the duo sharing a preview of what fans can expect to see in that week’s edition of The Football Letter and discussing various areas of impact for the Alumni Association.

The Science and Art of Cheese Making Short Course

When November 9, 2020 7:45 AM to November 12, 2020 3:00 PM
Where Rodney A. Erickson Food Science Building

Pennsylvania Forest Seminar: Seeing Past the Green - Managing High-Graded Woodlots

When November 10, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

High-grading, a commonly used method to harvest timber on private forests in Pennsylvania, involves the removal of the most economically valuable trees. Caring for high-graded forests often presents landowners with unique challenges and considerations. The Pennsylvania Forest Seminar: Seeing Past the Green - Managing High-Graded Woodlots webinar will cover common characteristics of forests that have been high-graded in the past, and strategies to improve the quality of high-graded woodlots.

Pennsylvania Forest Seminar: Seeing Past the Green - Managing High-Graded Woodlots

When November 10, 2020, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

High-grading, a commonly used method to harvest timber on private forests in Pennsylvania, involves the removal of the most economically valuable trees. Caring for high-graded forests often presents landowners with unique challenges and considerations. The Pennsylvania Forest Seminar: Seeing Past the Green - Managing High-Graded Woodlots webinar will cover common characteristics of forests that have been high-graded in the past, and strategies to improve the quality of high-graded woodlots.

Happies in Happy Valley with Dean Rick Roush

When November 12, 2020, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Virtual Wine and Cheese Pairing happy hour with Rick Roush, Dean of The College of Agricultural Sciences in the Ag Alumni Lounge.

Penn State Alumni Association 150th Anniversary

When November 17, 2020, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where Virtual

Join us for an evening of honoring the Penn State Alumni Association as the 2020 Renaissance Fund honoree and celebrating the Association’s 150th anniversary.

Virtual Ag Live Tailgate

When November 18, 2020 12:00 PM to November 21, 2020 5:00 PM

2020 College of Agricultural Sciences Outstanding Alumni Awards Celebration

When November 19, 2020, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where Virtual

2020 College of Agricultural Sciences Outstanding Alumni Awards Celebration

Happies in Happy Valley with Dean Rick Roush

When December 10, 2020, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Virtual happy hour with Rick Roush, Dean of The College of Agricultural Sciences in the Ag Alumni Lounge.

2021 Ice Cream Short Course

When January 3, 2021 10:00 AM to January 9, 2021 9:00 PM
Where The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center

The 2021 Ice Cream Short Course has been cancelled due to Covid-19. The next Ice Cream Short Course will be held January 9-15, 2022. Registration will be available in June 2021.

Ice Cream 101: Introduction to Frozen Desserts 2021

When January 29, 2021 11:00 AM to February 1, 2021 4:00 PM
Where Penn State University

The 2021 Ice Cream 101 course has been postponed due to Covid-19. The next Ice Cream 101 course will be held January 28-30, 2022. Registration will be available in June 2021.

AHR Symposium 2021: Toxicity to Therapeudics

When June 6-10, 2021
Where Penn State University

The AHR Symposium has been rescheduled to June 6-10, 2021 due to Covid-19. Registration for the 2021 Symposium will be available in November 2020.