Centre County Nittany News – October 2017


Discount Group Tickets for Wrestling vs. Iowa at the BJC

Event date: Saturday, February 10, 2018; 6 or 8 PM (exact time TBA)

The Centre County Chapter has the opportunity to purchase a minimum of 20 group tickets at a discounted price of $16 each.

Reservations for tickets must be made by October 9 to Marti Duffy at martifd@hotmail.com.

Once we have secured the tickets they will be available for pick up at the Hintz Center. The location of the seats will

most likely be in the upper section of the BJC.

You will be notified by email if we are able to meet the 20 ticket group minimum.

      Come see your Penn State wrestling NCAA National Champions in action!!!



October Happy Hour

Meet us on Thursday, October 12 from 5 to 7 pm at Happy Valley Brewing Company, 137 Elmwood St., State College.

Take a mid-week break to chat with good friends, old and new and enjoy HVBC’s great variety of hand-crafted beer.

The Centre County Chapter provides assorted appetizers. Bring some friends along with you to join the chapter.  There is a $5 charge for non-members which is waived if you become a member.

Membership forms will be available


Centre County Chapter/Blue & White Society TV Tailgate

Penn State Football vs. Ohio State

Can’t make it to the game in Columbus? Come join the excitement on Saturday, October 28, when we team up with the Blue & White

Society to watch our Nittany Lion football team take on Ohio State. The event will be held in Robb Hall at the Hintz Family Alumni Center, starting at 2:30 pm. In addition to watching the game on the big screen, we’ll have snacks, game day fare and beverages for all. Join forces with our students and challenge your fellow alumni to traditional tailgate games. You might win a door prize! It promises to be a fun time as we cheer along with the Blue & White Society students, sharing our passion and pride for our school and our athletes. RSVP by Friday, October 20 to Janet Campolongo at jhr13@psu.edu

Hope to see you there!


Classical Coffeehouse featuring Sō Percussion

8:00 pm Monday, October 23, 2017

Hintz Family Alumni Center’s Robb Hall

Presented by the Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State and the Penn State Alumni Association in partnership with the Blue & White Society and the Council of LionHearts.

The innovative Brooklyn-based quartet Sō Percussion will show how it has redefined the meaning of “percussion ensemble.” Enjoy complimentary refreshments. Seating is limited. Standing room is available when seating is filled. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

Classical Coffeehouse is free for University Park students. A $5 donation is suggested for each community member. Donations help to sustain the coffeehouse series.


President Barron Calls on Penn Staters to Contact Legislators

Penn State President Eric Barron is asking the University community to write to their legislators in light of the extended state budget stalemate in Harrisburg.

One of the hallmarks of Penn State’s partnership with the Commonwealth has been an annual appropriation, which directly benefits thousands of Pennsylvania families by keeping tuition rates lower for Pennsylvania students.

However, as state leaders continue to negotiate a revenue package to fund the Commonwealth’s operations, the state’s ability to fund Penn State and its fellow public institutions of higher education has come into question.

Absent a state appropriation, Barron indicated that the in-state tuition rate would be in jeopardy, and the University’s ability to conduct vital research and provide extension education and health services for the Commonwealth’s citizens would be compromised.

President Barron is encouraging Penn State community members to speak up for Penn State funding. For full details, visit



Save The Dates:

Wrestling BJC Dual
Ticket Order Deadline
Monday, October 9
$16 per ticket

Contact: Marti Duffy at martifd@hotmail.com

Event date: February 10, 2018

Happy Hour:
Happy Valley Brewing Co.
137 Elmwood St., State College
Thursday, October 12
5:00 pm — 7:00 pm

PSU vs. Ohio State TV Tailgate with B&WS
Saturday, October 28
2:30 pm

Hintz Center Robb Hall

RSVP to Janet Campolongo at


In The Community:

 Classical Coffeehouse presents Sō Percussion

Monday, October 23
8:00 pm

Hintz Center Robb Hall





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