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Alle-Kiski Alumni Society's first meeting of the new year is Jan. 16

1/3/2012 —


6:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 16, Pittsburgh Mills

Saturday, Jan. 14
1:00 p.m.: PSNK Vs. Penn State Hazleton, Athletics Center
2:30 p.m.: Postgame Social, Power Play Sports Bar and Grill

New and recent graduates of Penn State New Kensington can connect with fellow Penn Staters at the next monthly meeting of the Alle-Kiski Society at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16, at Dingbats Restaurant/Royal Gatherings in the Pittsburgh Mills mall.

Alumni who can’t make the meeting can still exercise their Penn State spirit at the society’s, “Alumni Social and Basketball Game,” on Saturday, Jan. 14. Graduates in the area are invited to cheer on the New Kensington Lions against Penn State Hazleton at 1:00 p.m. in the campus Athletics Center. The social follows at 2:30 p.m. at Power Play Sports Bar, next to the ice complex on Craigdell Road at Route 56 on the New Kensington/Lower Burrell border. The social includes free food and a cash bar. For more information or to RSVP for the social, contact Bill Woodard at uxw1@psu.edu.

The society, based at the campus, is the local chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association. The board of directors, comprising alumni, parents and friends of Penn State, represents more than 7,000 alumni living in the Alle-Kiski Valley. Top agenda item is the annual Bowl-a-thon.

The bowl-a-thon is the society's spring fundraiser and will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 25, at Wildlife Lanes in Lower Burrell. This is a family-oriented event, and participants can form a four- or five-person team or can be assigned to a team. The cost is $20 per person and includes three games and shoe rental. Lane sponsorships, the backbone of the fundraising effort, are available for $50 and $100. Proceeds benefit the campus athletic facilities.

The Alle-Kiski Society engages in various projects throughout the year, interacting with other Penn State campuses and current students by social and fundraising events and other networking activities. Social events include a reception for student award winners, a bus trip to a Penn State football game, an alumni tent at the Fall Festival, and student events, such as the Business Club's etiquette dinner. In addition, the alumni group co-sponsors campus events including the semi-annual Alumni Breakfast socials in the spring and fall for local alumni. The most recent morning social was held on Nov. 17 at McCutcheon Enterprises Inc. in Apollo.

Penn State alumni, students, parents, and friends from the Penn State New Kensington service area -- Westmoreland, Allegheny, Butler, Armstrong and Indiana counties -- are encouraged to re-connect with the University and campus by attending meetings. For more information on the society and its events, call 724-334-6049 or send an e-mail to uxw1@psu.edu.

For more information on the bowl-a-thon, call John Spadaro, 724-337-8536. For more about the society, visit http://www.nk.psu.edu/Alumni/alumorg.htm?cn613 online.

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