Event Announcements

Penn State Citrus Bowl Viewing Party in Orange County

It’s just been announced that the Nittany Lions will be heading to the Citrus Bowl!

Join us at The Blue Beet Newport Beach or JT Schmid’s in Tustin on New Year’s Day for Penn State football, good food & drinks, raffle prizes (and more!) one last time before the 2019 season.

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2018 Holiday Mix & Mingle Networking Event and Party

In partnership with Penn State Alumni Career Services and the San Diego Chapter of the PSAA, we are hosting a Holiday Mix & Mingle Networking Event at The Blue Beet in Newport Beach!

The spirit of the holidays creates a great time to meet new people, learn about their experiences, and build connections that will help you grow as an individual and professional.

On December 11 from 6:30 – 7:30pm, special guest Cheryl Bonner, Director of Career Services at Penn State, will be sharing advice and resources for building your network during the holiday season. Whether you are a longtime member of OC PSU or a local alumnus who has never attended an OC PSU event, you will have the opportunity to connect with local PSU alumni as well as soak up the best advice from Cheryl on maximizing your networking opportunities.

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Join Us for Creamery Ice Cream and the Last Football Game

One of the things we all miss about Penn State is Creamery Ice Cream!

Join us on Saturday, 11/24 for the Maryland game, 12:30 Pacific time, at JT Schmidt’s at The District in Tustin or Blue Beet in Newport Beach, where we’ll be serving up Creamery Ice Cream to all of our members!

At the Blue Beet we’ll have Peachy Paterno & Death by Chocolate, and to cater to the large crowd at JT Schmid’s, we will have a few more flavors to choose from like:

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Giving Back this Thanksgiving with OC Basket Brigade

On Sunday November 18, we’re volunteering with OC Thanksgiving Basket Brigade to treat families to a full Thanksgiving dinner who wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford one.

To contribute to our Thanksgiving baskets, please bring an item of food to either of our football viewing parties (at Blue Beet or JT Schmid’s in Tustin) by November 17th.

Read on to learn more about this great cause and how you can help give back!

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Join Us For Homecoming – Saturday 10.13

After a long BYE week, we’re finally getting back together this weekend (12:30pm on 10/13) to see the Penn State Nittany Lions take on the Michigan State Spartans. This game is extra special for us alumni, as it’s HOMECOMING Weekend!

For those of you who are planning on watching in Orange County this weekend, we welcome all Penn State friends and family at either of our 2 locations – both with specials for Penn State fans:

  1. Blue Beet in Newport Beach
  2. J.T. Schmid’s in Tustin

If any of you are visiting State College for the game, we encourage you to stop by CHIP & DALEGATE, which is hosted by OC PSU members Peggy & Dale Quayle. You can contact us for more details on where to find them, but you might spot them on your own if you look for a tailgate with “DALEGATE” signs & t-shirts.

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Join Us for Penn State Football All Season in Tustin or Newport

*Note: We make updates to the schedule below every week during football season to ensure we are giving you the most up to date information on game times.*

It’s our favorite time of the year! Fall is in the air! Students are getting settled into their dorms, classes are back in session, and Penn State football is back in action! We welcome you to join us every game day this season at either of our two viewing locations: The Blue Beet in Newport Beach & JT Schmid’s in Tustin. Read on for more details and a glimpse at the schedule.

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Meet the Board at Our 2019 Planning Meeting

At our last chapter meeting on June 21, we welcomed the following group of individuals to our board! Some of these folks have been on the board since it was founded back in 1988, and others just recently discovered our chapter this year.

We’re excited to have such a diverse group of people working together and look forward to hearing some fresh ideas from our new members.

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Penn State Newport Beach Summer Bar Tour: Aug 4, 2018

Now that the weather is FINALLY heating up, we’re happy to announce the details for our Summer Bar Tour! This August 4th, we invite you to join us in Newport Beach where you’ll get to meet fellow Penn State fans and reminisce about Happy Valley while soaking in the Cali sun. The schedule is as follows:

Baja Sharkeez (2:00 – 4:00)
Stag Bar (4:00 – 5:00)
Blue Beet (5:00 – 6:00)
Beach Ball (6:00 – 7:00)
Mutt Lynch’s (7:00 – 8:00)

If you’re interested in joining, RSVP on our Facebook page here. If you don’t have a Facebook account, please contact us in advance to let us know you’ll be joining.

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Cinco de Mayo Happy Hour

Stop shaking your shamrocks ladies and gents, it is time to pick up your sombreros!

For this Cinco de Mayo come help us celebrate at “The Hub” in Costa Mesa a few days early on May 3rd from 4:30PM-8:00PM.

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