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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Distinguished Alumni

Distinguished Alumni and Off the Wall pARTy photo galleries

Penn State New Kensington honored the achievements of four campus alumni on June 16 in the campus’ Forum Theatre. Barbara Arnold, Gregory Garth, Raymond Mastre and Lisa Veitch comprised the inaugural class of distinguished alumni who received recognition from Chancellor Kevin Snider. Creative skill, imagination and intellectual achievement -- the humanities -- was in the limelight at the first “Off the Wall pARTy” at venues across the campus.

New Kensington’s Allison Nicklas named to softball All-American team

The accolades continue for Penn State New Kensington centerfielder Allison Nicklas who was named to the 2017 United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) softball All-America team. The recent alumna was selected in May to the Penn State University Athletic Conference (PSUAC) All-Conference squad.
Admissions event

Put New Kensington campus to the taste test during the summer

Fermented grapes aficionados can get free tastings of new vintages at a winery. Hops enthusiasts can get free tastings of new IPAs at a brewery. Higher education seekers can get free tastings of college life at Penn State New Kensington. Traditional students, adult learners and veterans can see if the campus matches their taste buds on June 24, during the “Spend a Summer Day” admissions event.
Staff awards

New Kensington staff earn plaudits from chancellor, campus community

Penn State New Kensington Chancellor Kevin Snider honored two staff members June 13 as the recipients of the campus’ outstanding service awards. The awards were developed to recognize campus staff members who have made a valuable impact on the campus, whether through interactions with students or faculty, or through the development of new systems, policies and programs.

Writer and painter collaborate on exhibit at New Kensington gallery in July

Writer Denny Kolakowski provides an ekphrasis on the whimsical creations of artist Bruce Pipman for the new exhibit at the Penn State New Kensington Art Gallery. The two-man show, “Story Songs,” runs from July 1 to 28. Using vivid and dramatic words to reflect on a work of art is an ancient form of commentary that dates back to at least Homer’s “Iliad.”