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  • October 21, 2016 1:29 PM | Anonymous

    Hello Fellow Nashville Penn Staters!

    Some of you may have seen the news today about Tailgate Beer purchasing Harp & Fiddle, the current location of our football viewing parties. 

    Please know that Harp & Fiddle and Tailgate Beer have been in communication with our board, and we are actively working toward a continued partnership with this location. 

    NOTE: Our football viewing parties on Saturday, October 22 and Saturday, October 29 will go as planned at Harp & Fiddle. We may need to change the location of our viewing party on Saturday, November 5. Please stay tuned to our Nashville Penn Staters Facebook and website for more details. 

    Any further questions may be directed to info@nashvillepennstaters.com. Thank you for your continued support of our chapter and Penn State!


    The Board of Directors, Middle TN Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association

  • October 17, 2016 9:47 AM | Teresa (Administrator)

    Save the date for our annual holiday party - December 17, 2016!

    This is a members-only event, so please be sure to join or renew your membership now!

  • October 17, 2016 9:19 AM | Teresa (Administrator)

    Pride and tradition rolled through the streets of Penn State and downtown State College during the 2016 Homecoming Parade.

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  • October 17, 2016 9:16 AM | Teresa (Administrator)

    Now in his second season as the front-flipping, mace-wielding leader of the Blue Band, senior Jimmy Frisbie skillfully juggles his high-profile position with his responsibilities as a high-achieving Schreyer Honors College Scholar.  

    In the next episode of "This is Penn State," Frisbie marches into the spotlight to explain his "position of service" to the Blue Band's more than 300 members and offers a crash course in executing his famous flip. 

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  • July 13, 2016 7:52 AM | Teresa (Administrator)


    "Today, information is being released by the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas related to a lawsuit between Penn State and its insurer, Pennsylvania Manufacturers Association. For its part, the University does not plan to provide additional comment on these matters, as this information has largely already been covered by media.

    Penn State's overriding concern has been, and remains, for the victims of Jerry Sandusky. While individuals hold different opinions, and may draw different inferences from the testimony about former Penn State employees, speculation by Penn State is not useful. We must be sensitive to all individuals involved, and especially to those who may be victims of child sexual abuse. It also makes it much more difficult for Penn State to create an environment where victims of sexual abuse feel comfortable coming forward and where students, faculty and staff feel protected in reporting wrongdoing.

    Although settlements have been reached, it also is important to reiterate that the alleged knowledge of former Penn State employees is not proven, and should not be treated as such. Some individuals deny the claims, and others are unable to defend themselves.

    Speculation also serves to drive a wedge within the Penn State community. I would ask that we remember our University's primary mission is to focus on research, education and service. Let's be respectful of other viewpoints and focus on our mission. The University is committed to ensuring our campuses are safe for children, and to ongoing prevention and education programs and research that contribute to a better society.

    I want to thank our Penn State community for caring so deeply about not only our university during these difficult times, but also for the victims of child abuse."

    Eric J. Barron
    Penn State President

    Penn State efforts focused on fighting child abuse, instituting best practices

    Penn State efforts focused on fighting child abuse, instituting best practices In the past five years, Penn State has enacted a multitude of reforms focused on fighting child abuse, sexual misconduct, and unethical actions, and has introduced best practices in governance, management and compliance. For more information about our continued efforts, visit this list.


  • June 28, 2016 7:31 AM | Teresa (Administrator)

    We say farewell to one of our Nashville Pennstaters this summer. Kelly Wolgast, PSU Class of 1985 and a board member for the past year, is transitioning from Nashville to State College!! Kelly is going to be the Assistant Dean for Distance Learning and Outreach for the Penn State College of Nursing. Her plans are to reside as close to campus as possible and she is really looking forward to life in Happy Valley. Kelly's daughter, Marley, is PSU class of 2017. 

    Congratulations on the new job, Kelly!  We will miss you.

  • June 28, 2016 7:28 AM | Teresa (Administrator)

    Tickets for the Penn State at Rutgers football game will go on sale July 25 through the Rutgers Tickets Office. For tickets and more information, contact them at 866-445-4678 Monday-Friday 9:00-5:00 Eastern time or purchase online through the Rutgers website at www.scarletknights.com.  Please share this with other fans.

  • June 20, 2016 1:26 AM | Teresa (Administrator)

    "We Are," a new ESPN 30 for 30 Short documentary, is now available to watch on ESPN’s website. "We Are" chronicles the development of the design and installation of the "We Are" sculpture, the gift of Penn State's class of 2013, installed on the University Park campus in 2015.  Full story

  • June 20, 2016 1:25 AM | Teresa (Administrator)

    Sam Rudy and Mike Karns

    It’s hard to find someone today who has not heard of Broadway’s “Hamilton,” the white-hot hip-hop musical that captured the 2016 Tony Award for best musical. The buzz is due in part to the efforts of two Penn Staters: Mike Karns, a 2011 bachelor of fine arts graduate in stage management and social media manager for the show, and Sam Rudy, a 1976 bachelor of arts graduate in English and the show’s publicist.  Full story

  • June 20, 2016 1:21 AM | Teresa (Administrator)

    Matt Baranoski and Bobby Lea have more than one thing in common: They are the only two U.S. men to qualify for track cycling events at the Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro and they are both former Penn State Lehigh Valley cyclists.   Full story

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