GREAT Program students and staff wear bright yellow vests and white hard hats while visiting a Massaro construction site

Spotlight on the GREAT Program

This unique program, available exclusively at Penn State New Kensington, prepares engineering and IST students for the workforce with specialized out of class activities and workshops.
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New Kensington’s Allison Nicklas third in nation in softball batting average

During a six-game swing through Florida, which opened the Penn State New Kensington softball season, Allison Nicklas hit for a .533 average, which is tops in the Penn State University Athletic Conference (PSUAC), and third in the nation in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA).
Training session

Local companies develop workforces at New Kensington campus

Besides educating traditional (18-24-year-olds) students, Penn State New Kensington is at the forefront of providing educational choices for adult learners, including credit and noncredit courses for individuals already in the workforce.
Acceptance Reception

Open house at New Kensington for high school students, adult learners

Prospective students and their families will have the opportunity to discover the benefits of attending Penn State New Kensington at an open house event on April 8. The Spring Open House program gives participants a chance to explore the University, meet with campus staff and faculty, and tour the campus with current students as hosts.
Scholarship dinner

Business and dining tips on the menu at New Kensington etiquette dinner

There won’t be singing candelabras or dancing dishes, but beauties and beasts ready to embark on careers in the workforce are invited to a four-course meal at Penn State New Kensington’s annual professional etiquette dinner on March 29, in the campus Conference Center.
PSNK awards

Nomination deadlines looming for New Kensington campus awards

The deadline for nominations for Penn State New Kensington’s Eric A. and Josephine S. Walker Award is March 22. The deadlines for Student Life awards — Penn State Spirit, Emerging Leader, Community Service and Who’s Who — is March 24.