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alumninsiderimage.jpgAlumnInsider, the Alumni Association’s monthly e–newsletter, keeps members updated on Penn State news, Alumni Association events, and other University happenings. Launched in 2004 as Alumni Volunteer Update, this e–publication first targeted chapter leaders and members. Three years later it was renamed AlumnInsider and offered as an Alumni Association member benefit. Today, more than 110,000 Penn State alumni and friends receive a monthly update on all things Penn State—delivered conveniently to their email inboxes.

AlumnInsider updates readers on traditional Penn State favorites with stories and photo scrapbooks of perennial events like THON, Homecoming, and Arts Festival. Some of AlumnInsider’s most popular stories are historical “snapshots” of particular times or events featured in the “History and Traditions” section. Many of these stories inspire readers to email us with memories of their own Penn State experience.

AlumnInsider is one of many benefits of membership in the Penn State Alumni Association. To join or renew your membership, click here. Want to suggest a story idea or respond to an AlumnInsider story? Email


A Sampling of Past Stories

Run the Hope Express—Virtually

The Famous 500

Protests to Preppies: The 1970s at Penn State

The Nittany Lion Inn Nears 80

Campus Legends: Fact or Fiction?

Gone but Not Forgotten

Top 10 Penn Staters on TV

Rockin’ Rec Hall: 10 Big Shows and One That Got Away

True Penn Stater to the End

February 2, 1973: First Dance Marathon

Marching Through History: The Penn State Blue Band

Spring Flings: Past and Present

Remembering the 1965 Visit by Martin Luther King Jr.

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