Huddle with the Faculty lineup, pep rallies announced

August 10, 2015

Editor's Note: This story originally appeared in AlumnInsider, the Penn State Alumni Association's monthly member e-newsletter. You can click here for information on becoming a member, and can follow the Alumni Association on Facebook and Twitter for more stories and updates on events. 

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — On fall football Saturdays, alumni and friends can learn about timely topics from select members of Penn State’s esteemed faculty.

Now in its 23rd year, Huddle with the Faculty kicks off the morning of Sept. 12, the day of the home opener against Buffalo. Peter Newman, professor and head of Recreation, Park and Tourism Management, will lead a discussion titled “Preservation and Use in Our National Parks: Trying Not to Love Them to Death.”

Details on the Sept. 12 discussion are below, and full details on all of this year's speakers are available on the Alumni Association's website

From the event description: As use of national parks continues to rise, along with the number of visitors and types of activities enjoyed, we’re challenged to balance preservation with use in parks, wilderness and related areas. Penn State faculty and graduate students are helping the National Park Service explore ways to protect the ecological and experiential values of parks. This presentation will focus on the protection of natural soundscapes and other important values in places like Yosemite National Park, Muir Woods National Monument, Rocky Mountain National Park and other places that make the U.S. National Park system world famous.

All seven Huddle with the Faculty programs start promptly at 9 a.m. in The Nittany Lion Inn and include light breakfast refreshments, beginning at 8:30 a.m., and free parking in the Nittany Parking Deck.

For more information, visit or call 800-548-LION (5466) and press 0. Huddle with the Faculty is presented by the Penn State Alumni Association and sponsored by The Village at Penn State with support from The Nittany Lion Inn and Penn State Press.

Nittany Lion fans can get pumped up before each away game at the Penn State Pep Rally. Enjoy live music with the Pep Band and share excitement with the Lion, cheerleaders and other blue-and-white faithful. Doors open three hours before kickoff. Admission is free and refreshments will be provided. All times are local times. 

Before the 3:30 p.m. kick-off of the Penn State at Temple game, the pep rally will be held outside the stadium gates on the east side of Citizens Bank Park at the corner of Darien Street between Pattison Avenue and Phillies Drive. Entrance to the tent is across from Parking Lot P, through the brick wall.

Visit the Alumni Association's website for more information, including information on an alumni mixer the night before the game. 

The Alumni Association's general pep rally page will be updated with details on the other six pep rallies in the near future. Check back often for more information. 

Last Updated August 10, 2015