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February 2012



2/25/2012    Kings vs Blackhawks NHL     Staples Center,
Downtown Los Angeles 
NHL game with lots of perks
3/13/12Directors Meeting Billingsley Steak House, 
West Los Angeles
Chatting Spring & Summer events 
4/21/12LA FoodbankLA Food Bank,
Los Angeles
Annual community service outing
 5/15/12PERSON OF THE YEARTournament of Roses Wrigley Mansion,
 Honoring Wisconsin's Pat Richter


LA Kings vs. Chicago Blackhawks
February 25th, 5pm (new time)
Staples Center
1111 South Figueroa Street 
Los Angeles, CA
Contact Marc if still want to meet up at the event,  

Hosted by the Big Ten Club and Northwestern Club of Los Angeles, join us for some exciting NHL Hockey and special bonuses for our group!

KINGS vs Blackhawks, Feb 25

  • Excellent seating in Section 207       
  • VIP Pass to attend our own Meet & Greet with an NHL player after the game
  • Raffle ticket to win a signed puck & other goodies

LA Regional Foodbank Service Project
April 21st, 8:45am – 12pm
LA Regional Foodbank
1734 East 41st Street 
Vernon, CA

Sign up by April 18th at our eventbrite page

The Big Ten Club of Southern California, along with the Northwestern, Michigan State and Wisconsin alumni clubs, will all co-sponsor the annual service project at the Los Angeles Regional Foodbank on Saturday, April 21, from 8:45 a.m.-12 Noon. For now, just save the date – further information will follow – and make plans to join us for what has become a terrific annual event. An optional lunch will follow at a local Mexican restaurant. Questions? Please contact Jim Jacobs at or 626.334.5676.

Big Ten Club Contact Cards - Now Available

Big Ten Club Members -- We printed brand new Club business cards for our members to have and pass out to interested parties and prospective members.  We also established a permanent BTC mailing address and phone number for contacts.  Besides welcoming our newest Nebraska members, these cards are excellent for chance meetings and to get people interested in the Big Ten Club.  Send an email with your mailing address to and we'll send you us spread the good word about the Big Ten Club!!!!

Big Ten Club Website – Help Wanted

Our Webmaster Steven Green will be President next year, and he'll have plenty to do for the Club.  We are thinking of redoing the website and asking for a volunteer who can add content regularly and keep it updated.  This is a very important part of our updated Communication plan, and help here would be very useful and greatly appreciated.  The ideal person would have web design experience, a little graphic art knowledge and 3-4 hours a month available to help the Club.  Please contact Alan Freeman, Communications Committee Chair at or cell (714) 390-5190 if you would like to help in this important position.



Midway Dinner 

Sunday, 2/12 at 6pm

The Midway Group, created for alumni in their late 30's through 60's, gathers for enjoyable conversation and fine dining in Los Angeles. We continue this tradition in February at one of LA's most popular and authentic Thai restaurants. Please join us... more

Booth School Business Forecast 2012 

Wednesday, 2/15 at 5:30pm

Since 1954, Chicago Booth has presented the annual Business Forecast & Economic Outlook series, featuring our world-renowned faculty and alumni who are among the best minds in business. Spanning three continents, Booth award-winning professors an... more

Warriors, Tombs and Temples: China's Enduring Legacy 

Sunday, 2/26 at 11am

Follow this exhibition of famous terra cotta warriors through the underworld empires of three of the most formative dynasties in Chinese history - the Qin, the Han, and the Tang - each a high point of culture and technology, remembered with pride by ...more






Sunday, 02/19/12 at 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Make plans to join fellow Illinois alumni for this exciting February event!

To purchase tickets or to look up more information please visit our website.

Saturday, 02/25/12 at 6:00pm

Sign up at our eventbrite page.



Facebook: Indiana Alumni in Southern California

It's Basketball Season and the Hoosiers are off to a great start.  IUAA Los Angeles has a “new/old” Hollywood game watch location; our Old El Guapo is now the New Parlor on Melrose:

The Parlor Melrose
7250 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA

Join us on Facebook for invites to all our events, including last minute game watch events.

Annual IUAA Los Angeles Whale Watch – Saturday February 25th, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

It’s our annual 3 hour tour hosted by Indiana University Los Angeles Chapter.  The tour is 10:00-1:00 and we need to be at the dock between 9:30 and 9:45 to check in. It is $10 for Big Ten Club and Indiana University Alumni - both children and adults (regularly $23). After the whale watch, we will head to Naja's for burgers and beer if you are interested.  To register, email Cindy Strong at no later than 19th.  Please be sure and register so we can send you any last minute changes.

Redondo Beach Marina
233 N. Harbor Drive
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
(310) 372-2111


LA Kings vs. Detroit Red Wings + Jack Johnson meet-and-greet
Tuesday, March 13

Staples Center, Downtown

Register now!

Please join us on Tuesday, March 13 for the Red Wings last regular season visit to Los Angeles. The game begins at 7:30 p.m.  In addition to a great member discount on seats, we’ve also arranged a post game meeting with a Kings’ player. Barring any trades, injuries, or unfortunate circumstances that player will be former Wolverine and Kings’ Defenseman Jack Johnson. These events are always a lot of fun for alumni of all ages - Especially if you’re a Detroit fan!  Get your tickets soon because they will sell out.  Please note that we will mail your tickets to you on March 1st.  That means you can secure some now and add to your order at anytime knowing that all of your seats will be together. 

AAUM Members: $50
Non-Members: $73.50 (Face value)
Click here to register now!  You may also register over the phone by calling the Alumni Association at 800.847.4764. If you have any questions, please contact Andy Chidester at


Pixar at the Hollywood Bowl 
Saturday, August 4
4:30pm - 10:00pm
Register Now!  (click here)

nd Annual Endless Summer Family Picnic and Hollywood Bowl - PIXAR style 

A BIG HIT from last year returns…our family Picnic.   Relax with the adults while the Alumni Board of Directors entertains the children.  You’re within eyesight of the little ones as you sip your wine and play euchre. 

Join us at our reserved space at Camrose Park at 4:30pm (5 minute walk to Hollywood Bowl) for a fun filled Endless Summer GO Blue Picnic Supper:  Fried Chicken, Salad, Watermelon, and Ice Cream cones.  BUT, BRING YOU OWN DRINKS (alcohol permitted inside the Bowl) for the picnic and to be brought inside for the show.  While the children participate in the supervised games (under 5 will need parental supervision) the adults can enjoy their home-brought wine under the trees and admire form the surrounding picnic benches.  Old Fashion Sack races, pie eating contest, basketball toss and other themed games. 

At 7:45 we will walk the short 100 yard to the Hollywood Bowl for PIXAR show for the Kids inside all of us!

Pageant of the Masters & Dinner by the Decades -- SAVE THE DATE!
Sunday, August 19 

Join the San Diego, Orange County and Los Angeles Alumni Clubs for this joint club experience.  San Diego will be on the grounds by 2pm so come early to Laguna Beach for the day.  Enjoy the Sawdust festival and the artist works on display and for sale on the Pageant of the Master grounds.  We have reserved Michigan Alumni area at Tivolli terrace restaurant adjacent to the grounds.  Your reservation will be by graduation year as all three alumni clubs con-celebrate dinner by the decade prior to the show.   We have reserved seats for the pageant starting in the 9th row as well as in the upper tier for the young alums and more budget-minded.   The Pageant sells out every year usually before the shows even open.   If you have never been or have not been a=in a long while it truly is a LIFE EXPERIENCE to see.    Tickets will be available on e-web sales next week.  Sow at 7:30pm  $25-$80; three course dinner with choice of Salmon or Lamb or vegetarian is $46.50 at 5:30pm.  First come first serve basis, do not wait to reserve your spot as all three clubs will be purchasing. 

UM Orange County 


Los Angeles:
Facebook: (LA Group)!/groups/ (Hollywood Group) 

E Mail:

GAME WATCH LOCATION (Hollywood Location)

Orange County:
Contact: Aimee Bolen, (517) 230-9577,  email

Michigan State University - Orange County Game Watch Locations:

Central & Coastal Orange County - Rudy's Pub & Grill, 3110 Newport Blvd,  Newport Beach
Phone: 949-723-0293

South Orange County - Players Sports Grill, 24401 Ridge Route Dr. #B105, Laguna Hills
Phone: 949-588-5973 

North Orange County/Long Beach- Buster's Beach House, 168 N. Marina Dr., Long Beach
Phone: 562-598-9431


Not yet a UMAA member?  You can also join or renew your membership in the University of Minnesota Alumni Association through our website.  Scroll down to the bottom of this link and you will find links to the membership forms for new and renewing members.  Make sure to use campaign code NP4LA when you register! 


CFN Hotline Number: 949-651-9174 - email CFN
P.O. Box 51986 Irvine, CA 92619



Read the Winter 2012 CFN Newsletter for the latest CFN news & events. Get the details of the 2012 Founder's Day event Feb. 11. You can make your reservations on line here.


 Renew Your 2012 Membership Today 
Still only $25 
Support the CFN Scholarship Fund 





SOLD OUT!!!  email Marc with any questions of if want to meet up - 


Sat. 2/25 at 5:00 PM 

  • Excellent seating in Section 207          
  • VIP Pass to attend our own Meet & Greet with an NHL player after the game
  • Raffle ticket to win a signed puck & other goodies
  • RSVP now as tickets are almost gone and we will not be ordering more!



THE NU MEN’S BASEBALL TEAM will be at Cal State Northridge.  Come out and support the Cats any day you wish, but we’ll do our official outing on Sunday.
Friday, February 24, at 2:00
Saturday, February 25, at 1:00, AND at 4:00
Sunday, February 26, at 1:00

THE NU WOMEN’S SOFTBALL TEAM will be at the DeMarini Invitational, to be played at Cal State Fullerton
Friday, March 2, at 1:30, Stanford, AND at 6:00, Cal State Fullerton
Saturday, March 3, at 1:30, East Carolina, AND at 6:00, Texas A&M - Corpus Cristi
Sunday, March 4, at 11:15, Oregon State

Go Cats!!!




Los Angeles:
PSU LA – South Bay

Orange County:
Psu Oc (page profile)
Penn State Alumni Association Orange County Chapter  (group)



Volunteers Needed for Hillsides Annual Benefit, "Road to Emerald City"
Join in PSULA's 22-year tradition of supporting Hillsides, a foster care children's charity in Pasadena! 20 volunteers needed!

Date: Saturday, February 25th

Time: 4PM - 11PM

Location: California Club, 538 South Flower Street, Los Angeles, CA
Driving Directions:
Attire: Formal! Jackets and ties for men - Dresses / slacks for women - For details, please visit:

Dinner: Will be provided to volunteers @ 4PM during orientation.

Sign Up:  Click here to register.  Registration must be submitted by February 13th!

For 22 years, the Los Angeles Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association (PSULA) has supported Hillsides, a foster care children's charity, through volunteer service.   At Hillsides, children who bear the emotional scars that result from child abuse and mental illness are given a safe place to call home. We are proud of our long legacy of support for Hillsides.  Their annual benefit represents the primary fundraiser that allows them to continue the work they began in 1913.  Hundreds of thousands of dollars are raised each year at this fundraiser.  NBC 4's Fritz Coleman will serve as master of ceremonies and celebrity auctioneer. This year, our chapter will be providing volunteers for "Road to Emerald City".  Our volunteers will be assisting with guest check-in, as well as the live and silent auctions. Our service ensures that the event runs smoothly, and is greatly appreciated by Hillsides! For more information on Hillsides, please visit: To view photos of our volunteers at previous Hillsides benefits, please visit:

For more information on the "Road to Emerald City" benefit, please visit:



Our mission is to connect alumni to the University and to each other, provide valued services and benefits to members, and support the University's mission of teaching, research and service.  Members receive discounts & exclusive offers, newsletters, access to online alumni networking information, special advance invitations, and a unique connection to the Penn State Family of Alums throughout the Los Angeles area.

Visit this website to register. The LA Chapter receives $50.00 for every life member who joins the National Alumni Association.  Please include the Chapter code 'ALF' as the reference code when you sign up for membership.  For more info:




Chapter membership is annual from July 1 to June 30 but new members are welcome any time! Dues are $20/individual and $30/couple, and support chapter administration, events and the Endowed Scholarship Fund.  Please check the website for updated dues information and the 2010-11 Membership Application.

Board meetings are held the 4th Tuesday of every month at HDR Engineering Office, 3230 El Camino Real, Suite 200 in Irvine.  Meetings are open to all members. For further information or to RSVP, contact Andy Dale,, (717) 512-9597 prior to each meeting date.  




Purdue Men's Basketball Season

Be sure to check out the Purdue Men's Basketball schedule below and let us know if you would like to organize a game watching or post on our Facebook page where you will be watching the games!

12/3/2011 at Xavier - 3:00 PM

12/7/2011 vs. Western Carolina - 7:30 PM

12/10/2011 vs. Eastern Michigan - 4:00 PM

12/17/2011 vs. Butler (Crossroads Classic, Indianapolis, Ind.) - 2:00 PM

12/20/2011 vs. IPFW - 6:30 PM

12/28/2011 at Iowa - 9:30 PM

12/31/2011 vs. Illinois - 4:00 PM

1/5/2012 at Penn State - 8:00 PM

1/8/2012 at Minnesota - 6:00 PM

1/12/2012 vs. Wisconsin - 7:00 PM

1/17/2012 vs. Iowa - 8:00 PM

1/21/2012 at Michigan State - 12:00 PM

1/24/2012 vs. Michigan - 7:00 PM

1/28/2012 at Northwestern - 4:00 PM

2/4/2012 vs. Indiana - 7:00 PM

2/7/2012 at Ohio State - 9:00 PM

2/12/2012 vs. Northwestern - 6:00 PM

2/15/2012 at Illinois - 8:30 PM

2/19/2012 vs. Michigan State - TBA

2/22/2012 vs. Nebraska - 6:30 PM

2/25/2012 at Michigan - TBA

2/26/2012 at Michigan - TBA

2/29/2012 vs. Penn State - 6:30 PM

3/4/2012 at Indiana - 6:00 PM

3/10 - 13/2011 at Big Ten Tournament, Indianapolis, Ind. - TBA

Did you know...

Purdue University has the second-largest international student population among U.S. public universities and is fourth overall, according to the 2011 Open Doors report released Monday (Nov. 14) by the Institute of International Education. Read more.


 Twitter: @labadgers 
 Contact: Rob Webb, 858-722-4574, 



2/4 - UW vs. Ohio St. Basketball 
2/7 - 
Q1 2012 Leadership Meeting
2/8 - Price as Right Taping with LA Badgers
2/10 - WiscoWest FEST - Leinies Party 
2/18 - 
Badger Winter Beach Bar Party Bus
2/25 - UW vs. Ohio St. Basketball
3/9 - 3/11 - Big Ten Tournament
3/16 - 4/2 -
NCAA Basketball Tournament 

2/18 - Badger Winter Beach Bar Party Bus
2/25 - 
UW vs. Ohio St. Basketball

For folks who like an extra reminder, LA Badgers send an evite about a week prior to most events. All the information contained in the evite is on the website. Please email Robert at if would like to be added to the distribution list.  ON WISCONSIN!

UW Orange County



Thursday, Feb. 16th: OC Badgers Board Meeting 6:30 PM at IHOP (18542 MacArthur Boulevard, Irvine; across from John Wayne Airport).

Saturday, Feb 25th: 11th Annual Big Ten Beer & Bowling at Tustin Lanes; Check-In begins at 5 PM/Tournament at 6 PM; CLICK HERE for event details, cost, and registration.

Saturday, March 24th: 10th Annual Chapter Founders' Day Celebration at the Phoenix Club Garden Pavilion from 6 to 10 PM; Program: “Chocolate Science 101” by Richard Hartel, PhD with UW Food Science Department; CLICK HERE for event details and registration options. RSVP deadline is March 14th.

November 2011 - March 2012: Badger Basketball Viewing at Classic Q! Come cheer on our Men's Basketball Team as they make a run for the Final Four!



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