Mixology Recipes

Thank you to those who shared recipes at our recent mixology event! If you weren’t able to attend, here’s a list for you next cocktail party:

Link to Mudslide Cocktail Recipe – submitted by Suzanne McCracken

Moscow Mule – submitted by Ryan Goudie

ngredients:1 ½ fluid ounces vodka
½ fluid ounce lime juice
ice cubes
½ cup ginger beer
1 lime wedge for garnish

Directions:Step 1
Pour vodka and lime juice into a mug; add ice cubes and ginger beer. Stir to combine.
Step 2
Drop a lime wedge into the mug for garnish.

Notes: The classic Moscow Mule is served in a copper mug.

Dark and Stormy – click to download recipes – submitted by Karen Loughran

Tropical RumChata – submitted by Reba Dell’Angelo

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The American Chestnut Restoration

Generally recognized to be the greatest ecological disaster of the 20th Century, the American Chestnut Tree Blight which decimated the Appalachian region’s greatest source of food for wildlife and for livestock set loose to feed in the wild, isn’t what comes to mind for most people.  As devastating as it was, it didn’t wipe the tree out entirely.  Through the careful and diligent work of dedicated scientists at The American Chestnut Foundation, Penn State, the University of Vermont and the State University of NY among others, the tree may soon thrive again for future generations.

On March 23rd at 7pm, join the Vermont Chapter in hosting American Chestnut Foundation coordinators Sara Fern Fitzsimmons (PSU) and Kendra Collins (UVM) when they team up to present a historical overview of why the blight was so devastating, restoration efforts so important, and now so promising and possible.

Sara Fern Fitzsimmons has worked with The American Chestnut Foundation (TACF) at Penn State University since 2003, assisting chestnut growers and researchers throughout the Appalachian Mountains.  Born and raised in southern West Virginia (Hinton), Sara studied Biology at Drew University in Madison, NJ.  She then received a Master’s degree in forest ecology and resource management from Duke University’s Nicholas School.   Sara hopes her research and professional work will facilitate long-term conservation and restoration of native tree species at risk from exotic pests and diseases.

Kendra Collins, New England Regional Science Coordinator 

Kendra joined The American Foundation (TACF) in 2008 as Regional Science Coordinator for the New England region, which includes the ME, VT/NH, MA/RI, and CT state chapters of TACF. She received a BS degree in Environmental Conservation Science from the University of New Hampshire and an MS in Natural Resources: Forestry from the University of Vermont. Her Masters research focused on American chestnut restoration, which led her to become involved with TACF and the formation of the VT/NH chapter. Kendra worked previously with citizen scientists through New Hampshire’s Volunteer Lake Assessment Program.
Topic: Vermont Chapter Speaker Series – American Chestnut Restoration
Time: Mar 23, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Engineering Alumni Panel Discussion

The Penn State Northern NJ Alumni Chapter is pleased to host an Alumni Panel Discussion focused on the College of Engineering. We’re very fortunate to have 4 local alumni in various engineering positions that are spending their evening with us to discuss their careers, Penn State stories, advice, and more. This is a great opportunity for incoming students, current students, recent graduates, engineers looking to change career paths, and those interested in learning more about the College of Engineering. A great networking and mentoring opportunity for all.  This event will take place on Wed, April 7th at 7PM on Zoom. Our 4 alumni volunteers will be asked pre-determined questions in a panel format. To register for this event or questions, please email the Chapter at pennstatenj@gmail.com with your name and preferred email address.

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PSU CNJ Will Match Your Contribution to THON 2021

While the last year has changed our lives dramatically, one thing hasn’t changed – Penn State’s commitment to fighting pediatric cancer! THON will be a virtual event held February 19-21 and needs your support more than ever.

Your donation to THON this year will have an even greater impact! The PSU CNJ chapter will match every dollar you donate between now and February 18.* Just send a copy of your donation receipt to treasurer@pennstatecnj.com to participate.

*Maximum contribution PSU CNJ can make in 2021 is $1000 – help us hit our maximum by donating at THON.org today!

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Spend a Virtual Evening with PSU Legends

The PSU Great Valley chapter is hosting a virtual evening with two Penn State Football Legends, Adam Taliaferro and Zack Mills.   

This virtual event will be held on Friday, November 6, 2020, starting at 6:30pm Eastern.  Tickets are $10 each.

The online silent auction will start two weeks prior to the main event, with bidding opening on Friday, October 23, 2020.  All bidding will end on Monday, November 9, 2020. Event registration is not necessary to participate in the online silent auction. The auction can be accessed at http://bit.ly/gvauction

All proceeds benefit THON and campus programs. Additional cash donations are encouraged. Text PSGVAlumni to 41444, or go to http://bit.ly/gvdonate to give now.

Sponsored by the Penn State Great Valley Alumni Society in association with the Penn State Abington Alumni Society.  Please contact events@psugvalumni.org with questions or for more information. 

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PSU CNJ Chapter Achieves Elm Level Status Again!

PSU Alumni Association Elm Level

Affiliate groups named as a “Group of Distinction” have served in several different programmatic categories, including career networking, social interaction and fellowship, supporting students, and leading THON-related activities. View all 15 categories at here.

PSU Alumni Association Elm Level
Elm level groups receive the following incentives: Patch and year pin, recognition in Penn Stater ad, mention at PSAA events, four free admissions to attend an Alumni Leadership Connections, an entry into drawing for $1000 grant to be used toward initiative of group’s choice , and more! Thank you for your help maintaining our Elm Level status!

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Spend an evening with Jay Paterno

The program will include:

A Talk by Jay Paterno with a Q&A Session

A PSU Football Antiques Road Show with special Penn State Football Artifacts

Sharing Time – Each Chapter shares PSU Football Memories

We hope you’ll join us for this very special evening and share in the festivities!

Date: Thursday, September 24, 2020

Time:  8:00pm (EST) Kickoff 

Hosted By: PSU NYC & Big Ten area PSU Chapters

Where:  Register Here!

Pricing:  $5 (All sales benefit THON)

If you have questions you’d like to ask Jay Paterno or specific artifacts you would love to see, please include those requests in your registration on Eventbrite!

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2020 Student Sendoff to be held via Zoom in August

We’re pleased to share that our annual Student Sendoff will be held on August 13, 2020 at 7pm via Zoom video conference!

This is a great opportunity for incoming students and their families to meet Penn Staters from the area and ask questions before fall semester classes begin. We will also announce the chapter scholarship winner at the event. To apply for the chapter scholarship, please check out our Scholarship Page.

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP by clicking here no later than August 6, 2020. A link to the Zoom video conference will be emailed to you in advance of the event!

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Penn State Alumni Association offers Virtual Events

While we may not be able to gather for summer events like Big Ten Day at the Jersey Shore, the Penn State Alumni Association continues to offer plenty of virtual networking and education opportunities to PSU graduates!

Stay up to date on latest events offered by the PSAA by bookmarking their events page here.

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Donating To the Scholarship Fund Made Easier!

You can now donate to the CNJ Scholarship through the Alumni Association!  If your employer has a donation matching program, this site makes it very easy.

Click here to donate!

This site automatically selects the PSU CNJ Chapter Scholarship as the donation recipient.

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