OC PSU Events & News

Our chapter holds events throughout the year from community service beach days to holiday parties, bar tours, hiking, and everything in between. We also watch Penn State Football every game day at JT Schmid’s in Tustin and the Blue Beet in Newport Beach.

Big Ten Bowling Event for a Cause: Feb 10, 2019

Do you BOWL? If so, we need your help!

We are actively recruiting bowlers to represent Penn State in the Big 10 Alumni Bowling Challenge on February 10, 2019!

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VRBO Citrus Bowl 2019 Recap

We were so excited to kick off the new year with fellow Penn Staters! On January 1, the OCIEA Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association (OC PSU) hosted two Citrus Bowl viewing parties: one at JT Schmid’s in Tustin and the other at the Blue Beet in Newport Beach.

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Our Holiday Mix & Mingle Networking Event Recap

A good time was had by all at the OCIEA Holiday Mix & Mingle Networking Event on December 11, 2018 at The Blue Beet in Newport Beach.

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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!

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Ending the Season with Creamery Ice Cream and a W

Each year we ship Penn State Berkey Creamery ice cream to Orange County to celebrate the end of the football season and to bring a bit of Penn State closer to our local alumni!

We had a wide variety of flavors to choose from including fan favorites Alumni Swirl, Bittersweet Mint, WPSU Coffee Break, Peachy Paterno, Peanut Butter Swirl, Death By Chocolate, Keeney Beany Chocolate, and a special seasonal flavor Apple Cobbler Crunch.

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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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Thanksgiving Dinners Donated to 430+ Families in OC

As is our chapter tradition, throughout November we collected donations (both food & monetary) for the Orange County Basket Brigade.

Since 1995, this wonderful organization has been helping to provide all the necessities of a Thanksgiving meal which are given to families in need. This year we collected several bags of food (we had two full Trader Joe’s bags from Blue Beet alone) and over $250 from Penn State fans at JT Schmid’s and The Blue Beet.

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Happy 32nd Birthday to Us! A Recap of our Celebration

We turn 32 today! Yesterday we had a great time at both of our viewing locations, celebrating our birthday as well as the people who founded the Chapter 32 years ago. And Penn State beat Wisconsin, so that was a nice cherry on top!

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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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