Alumni Association in Pittsburgh: "City Lights" Project Plans Local Fun

From astronomers to a curator to a foodie, several of Penn State's faculty stars are hitting the road to present fun and educational programs for alumni and friends, part of the Penn State Alumni Association's "City Lights" program.  The Penn State McKeesport Alumni Society is a group sponsor of the ?City Lights? program.

"City Lights" will reach out to Penn Staters in three major East Coast cities with some of the highest concentrations of alumni: Pittsburgh (more than 40,000), Philadelphia (more than 71,000), and Washington, D.C. (more than 18,000). The "City Lights" program, now in its second year, brings Penn State faculty to its alumni to present five upcoming events intended to appeal to a broad range of alumni interests.

Two events are slated for the Southwestern Pennsylvania: A Penn State Day of Science and Sport on Saturday, May 6 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Pittsburgh at the Carnegie Science Center and UPMC Sports Works; and a behind-the -scenes tour of Bella Notte Restaurant in Pittsburgh?s popular Strip District on Wednesday, May 17 from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m.  A full listing of events is available on the Penn State Alumni Association website:

All "City Lights" events are open to Penn State alumni and friends, with ticket prices ranging from $10 to $45 for Alumni Association members and slightly more for non-members. For more information -- including exact times and ticket prices for each event --or to register for any "City Lights" program, access the or call 800-548-LION option 5.

The Penn State McKeesport Alumni Society works to connect Penn State McKeesport alumni with the University. For more information, visit the website at or call 412-675-9048.

The Penn State Alumni Association is the largest dues-paying alumni association in the world with more than 156,000 members. Established in 1870, the Alumni Association connects alumni to the University and to each other, provides valuable benefits to members and supports the University's mission of teaching, research, and service. The Penn State Alumni Association oversees hundreds of annual programs and events designed to inform, involve, and inspire Penn State alumni.